Nobody wants to see their favourite players go. Fans want to see them become successful with the team, and hopefully over time the club will mean as much to the player as it does to the average fan. Well, this is the transfer window, where those hopes and dreams go to die. So here are some rumours to ruin your morning.
Tottenham Defensive Stars On The Move
Spurs have resisted their long-held tag as a seller's club for two seasons now, but that's about to be tested. Jose Mourinho is ready to behead someone at Old Trafford if Man United don't sign Eric Dier, while Pep Guardiola is still on the hunt for Kyle Walker, after Man City gave up on bringing in Dani Alves. On top of that, Kevin Wimmer is set for West Bromwich Albion, although I don't think many Spurs supporters will be too upset by his departure.
Van The Man
Arsene Wenger might actually be about to sign a player in a position in his squad that needs improving, as Arsenal mull over the idea of signing Virgil Van Dijk. Liverpool are still keen on the centre-back, but are refraining from making another move for obvious reasons. If Arsenal do make a move for the Southampton player, they're probably going to have to shell out up to £60 million.
Chelsea Still On The Hunt For New Striker
With Romelu Lukaku choosing Old Trafford over Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have had to reconsider their options. Alvaro Morata is very much on their radar, but they could face the same problem that Man United did: Real Madrid's exorbitant asking price. The Sun believe the Blues are ready to make an offer of £62 million, however.
There's also rumours that Antonio Conte is looking to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borrussia Dortmund. The Gabon striker was on fire last year, becoming the Bundesliga's top scorer in 2016/17 with 31 goals. Marca believe Chelsea could make a bid of around £61 million.
Everton Are Stockpiling Talent And It's Getting Ridiculous
Ronald Koeman won't be satisfied until he's bought every player under the sun at this stage. The Toffees are looking at bringing in Leicester City's exciting young talent Demarai Gray, who is also a target for Liverpool.
And that's not even the only rumour for today: they supposedly want to sign ex-Liverpool beanpole Christian Benteke to replace Lukaku.
Everton interested in ex Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, who's now at Crystal Palace
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 10, 2017
If they were to make those two transfers then they would have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal, having spent £83 million on six players. Where are they going to fit all these guys on the pitch?!
Man United Target Set To SNUB Red Devils For Spanish Giants
Fabinho has been targeted by Jose Mourinho since the end of the season, but he looks set to stay at Monaco until January at least. That's because he's decided to move to Atletico Madrid, who can't register new players until the next window due to their transfer ban.
- Tiemoue Bakayoko is apparently set for Chelsea now, and not Man United, in a double turnaround. I can't keep up.
- Andrea Belotti is set for talks with Torino's president to confirm whether or not he is committed to the Serie A club. His contract has a release clause of €100 million, but Belotti is wanted by several big clubs around Europe.
- Stephan Lichtsteiner is linked with a move to Galatasaray after six years at Juventus.
- Arsene Wenger admitted in a press conference in Sydney that he wants to sign Kylian Mbappe, but they'll have to spend well over a £100 million to lure him from Monaco.
- Newcastle United are interested in Jesus Navas, for some inexplicable reason.