With the Premier League season opener just two days away, we're getting ever closer to itchy trigger fingers and panic buys. With that, comes more outlandish rumours as the transfer window begins to ease shut. Here is today's transfer rumour roundup.
Juan Mata could be on the way out of Manchester United according the The Times (and many more to be fair). Speculation surrounding Mata's future has continued after he was subbed in and out in 20 minutes against Leicester City in the Community Shield. The Times are reporting that Everton could be the club to come in and save the Spaniard from a season of benchwarming.
His teammate Adnan Janzuaj could be following him out United's revolving door. The Belgian was reportedly humiliated by Mourinho after being told to train with the U-21 squad. Enter David Moyes, the man who is quietly building a Man United B-Team within the ranks of Sunderland. After signing Donald Love and Paddy McNair, the Scot looks set to bring Janzuaj to Sunderland.
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) August 10, 2016
L'Equipe have reported that Arsenal made a €41m bid for Riyad Mahrez just yesterday. On top of that they believe that the Algerian wants to force the move through... Oh rumours.
Now, let me preface this one by by saying that I believe there is more chance of
The Guardian are reporting that Arsenal are planning a raid for Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski... Yes, I know. This comes as the Pole reportedly hesitated over a new contract with Bayern.
But it gets better, The Guardian are also reporting that should Arsenal fail to land Lewandowski (which they almost certainly will) would lead Wenger to pursue Antoine Griezmann from Athletic Madrid. <laughing face emoji>
Napoli are reportedly sizing up a €62m deal for Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi. According to Gazetta dello Sport, Napoli are looking to immediately spend big on a replacement striker after selling Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus.
According to The Mirror, Everton are set to close a deal worth £25m for Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie within the next 24 hours. The 27-year-old would likely go straight into Ronald Koeman's squad against Spurs in their opening game on Saturday.
Now for a weird one, Sky Sports Italy reporter Gianluca Di Marzio has posted that Aston Villa have launched a €17m bid for Amadou Diawara. Their main competition? Napoli. Oh dear, let's hope Diawara hasn't seen their first two games of the season. There may be a few casualties from their dismal start as Villa's owner vented his frustration on Twitter after their League cup loss against Luton Town.
Even we agreed to take the LC match as checking game, some players are not worth being given chance. https://t.co/jAOrXj9yFR
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 10, 2016
Arsene Wenger has told talkSPORT that he will have to recruit from within the squad to plug the hole in his defense for the game against Liverpool on Sunday. ESPN are reporting that a deal £20m deal for Shkodran Mustafi is close. This is a rumour that has circulated for months and with such glaring holes in the Arsenal defence, you would think Wenger would act now rather than later.