With a couple of weeks left to go in the transfer market, things are now really kicking into gear as teams attempt to get deals for their preferred targets over the line.
Manchester United look set to wrap up a major signing in the days ahead, with Casemiro on his way from Real Madrid for a fee of up to €70million. His fit at the club seems like somewhat of an odd one, but there is no doubt that a player of his quality and experience will add to their squad.
Of course, that also leaves a hole in the defensive midfield position at the Santiago Bernabeu. The trio of Casemiro, Luka Modric, and Toni Kross has been the bedrock of their success over the last decade or so, although they have been preparing for a refresh in the middle third for quite some time.
Eduardo Camavinga impressed last season, while they also splashed out €80million to sign Aurélien Tchouaméni this summer. That pair will play a big role in the years ahead, although it seems the club could also look to add a Premier League midfielder to their ranks.
Real Madrid eyeing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg deal
The Telegraph are reporting that Real Madrid are eyeing a deal for Spurs midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in order to replace the outgoing Casemiro.
The Denmark international has been in North London since 2020, joining from Southampton for a fee of around £15million. His game has come on quite a bit since then, anchoring the team's midfield under Antonio Conte.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is thought to be a big fan of the player, having tried to sign him during his time at Everton. It remains to be seen if Spurs would be open to selling the 27-year old, although they would certainly look for a big fee, especially at this point in the window.
The Spanish club have plenty of bodies in midfield as things stand even accounting for Casemiro's departure, although they will want to appease fans by bringing in a new face with funds raised by the sale of the Brazilian.
This could be one to watch in the weeks ahead.