It’s no longer the off-season, yet that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from whirling.
Every club is getting down to business ahead of the winter transfer window of January.
Here are some of the hottest transfer gists currently making the rounds.
Arsenal at the risk of losing Hector Bellerin
Last season’s PFA Team of the Year right back is at the centre of a 3-way tussle between his club, Barcelona and Manchester City.
The youngster broke into the Gunners starting lineup 2 seasons ago and earned a national team callup as a result of his fine form.
With that glaringly attractive to most sides, Barcelona have once again come for the La Masia graduate. They had failed to secure a deal to clinch his signature in summer whilst the search for a Dani Alves replacement lingered.
However, a renewed bid for January is underway and they face stiff competition from Manchester City.
Pep is said to be a keen admirer of the 21-year-old due to his abilities on the ball and attacking features.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are calm and confident that Hector, who has always pledged his future and loyalty to the club will stay, though they are yet to renew his contract.
Manchester United want Isco
The Red Devils are hoping to land the out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder by January.
The Spain international is way down the pecking order at the Bernabeu and was a subject of many transfer links in the summer, but he chose to stay as no concrete deals came his way.
United want another midfielder having failed to exert any dominance in the middle of the park against opponents in recent games.
Mourinho likes the skillful youngster and will hope a winter transfer works out.
Courtois wants La Liga return
“I feel half Spanish. When I said goodbye I had a bad time. It was not easy and I cried. Atletico is a family club. I still feel their love.”
Courtois told Spanish newspaper Marca this some hours ago.
The Chelsea shot stopper spent 3 seasons on loan at the Vicente Calderon upon his transfer from Genk, and he won the La Liga in his final season there.
Still tied to the Stamford Bridge outfit until 2018, the Belgium international could choose to not renew his contract and make a return to Atletico Madrid to enjoy the Spanish culture and family-like warmth at the capital club.
Arsenal and Leicester City battle for La
The top 2 EPL sides of last season will lock horns in their attempt to sign Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa, according to The Sun .
The 27-year-old helped Las Palmas to La Liga promotion in 2015 and was on Sevilla’s radar this summer.
The Europa League winners still have plans to return for the Spaniard’s signature come winter, but they will face competitions from the EPL duos who continue to scout the midfielder of recent.
4 EPL teams monitoring Sporting Lisbon winger
Manchester United, Chelsea, West Ham and City are all said to be interested in Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins.
The 21-year-old has 2 goals and 4 assists in the Portuguese league this term and also put up a great performance in the Champions League fixture against Real Madrid last week.
He currently has a £51.4million buy-out clause on his head and it’s unknown if any of the sides will fork out such hefty price for a youngster still proving himself.