Another day, another set of transfer rumours to roll your eyes at. From the wildly speculative to the 'you know that would actually be a good signing' rumours, we have them all. Here are the more prominent rumours doing the rounds this morning.
Transfer Rumour Roundup
Latest from Sky expert Guillem Balague: Valencia don't want to sell Arsenal target Mustafi. They say he won't leave. Release clause €50m
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 21, 2016
It seems that clubs are beginning to smell the stench of desperation currently emanating from the Emirates as Arsene Wenger is being quoted extortionate sums for his transfer targets. Valencia want £50m for Shkodran Mustafi and West Brom want £25m for Jonny Evans. Ouch.
Potentially put off by that, Wenger has lined up Marcel Tisserand as a potential alternative signing. The Guardian are reporting that Monaco's Congalese defender is also a target for Spanish club Espanyol.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Chelsea are looking to sign the 'next Nemanja Vidic' Nikola Maksimovic. The 24 year old has reportedly been refusing to train with Torino amid interest from Napoli. According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea won't offer over £21.5m for the defender.
Andy Carroll is injured and without their 15-20 goal a season man, West Ham are in the market for a striker. Manchester City's much maligned Wilfried Bony is being lined up as a potential option. Failing that, The Guardian are reporting that Bilic could look to Juventus' Simone Zaza. You might remember him from the worst penalty of all time in the Euros. Yeah, that guy.
The Guardian are also reporting that West Ham are looking to sign Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat. But The Hammers are facing competition for the right-back, as Watford are also interested.
Everton drop interest in Joe Hart due to £7m cost of loaning him from Manchester City | @DominicKing_DM https://t.co/FYwArJdh3s
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 22, 2016
The Daily Mail are reporting that Everton have been put off signing Joe Hart as his loan fee and wages will come to £7m. Who will rescue poor old Joe?
Jose Mourinho is chasing a £12m bid for Jose Fonte according to The Sun. Incidentally Fonte was the man Ibrahimovic outjumped to score his first goal against Southampton last week. Just sayin'.
The Manchester Evening News are skeptically reporting that Cesc Fabregas could be on his way to Manchester United. All rumours are welcome here, even the inane and insane. We don't discriminate.
Chelsea have had a £30m bid for centre-back Alessio Romagnoli rejected according to Sky Sports. The 21-year-old only joined AC Milan last season for £21m and the Italian club don't want to sell.
Here's an odd one, Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is to be sent out on loan according to The Liverpool Echo. Seems an odd decision to make given the defensive issues that many are lamenting.
@JoeRimmer88 so we've conceded 5 goals in 2 games and our answer is to loan our best CB out. The most Liverpool thing ever #LFC
— George Woolliss (@GeorgeWoolliss) August 23, 2016