Lifelong Liverpool fan Conor Coady is on the verge of joining Everton. No longer assured of his place in the Wolves lineup following their acquisition of Nathan Collins from Burnley, the popular Scouser is wanted by Frank Lampard now that Ben Godfrey has been sidelined indefinitely with a broken ankle. Godfrey picked up the injury during Everton’s opening day defeat at the hands of Chelsea, a match in which his injury-prone fellow central defender Yerry Mina also pulled up lame.
Everton expect to complete a loan deal with an option to buy the 29-year-old England international once personal terms have been agreed. Spotted in the directors’ box at Goodison Park on Saturday, Lille midfielder Amadou Onana is also expected to be unveiled as an Everton player on Monday.
Despite interest from Arsenal and Newcastle, Wolves are hoping to wrap up a deal for Valencia winger Gonçalo Guedes. With 32 caps for Portugal to his name, the 25-year-old looks set to head for Molineux for a fee of around £27m.
Forced to play Christian Eriksen in a false-nine role on Sunday because they didn’t have a fully fit striker, Manchester United are reported to have had a £9m bid for Marco Arnautovic turned down by Bologna. Whether or not they make an improved one remains to be seen but, in the interests of maintaining what passes for fan harmony at Old Trafford, they should probably quietly shelve any plans to sign the controversial 33-year-old.
The scorer of 39 goals in 135 appearances during his time at Manchester City, Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sané could be on his way back to Greater Manchester, according to the Mirror. With his first-team place no longer guaranteed following the arrival of Sadio Mané at the Bundesliga champions, Sané has become the subject of “a surprise bid” from United.
After seeing their midfield repeatedly rent asunder by Brighton, United are increasingly desperate to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, despite all available evidence suggesting he has no interest in going to Old Trafford. Also interested in De Jong, Chelsea are reported to have offered Barça £59m plus Marcos Alonso for the highly sought-after Dutchman.
Whatever his next destination, Alonso is nailed on to leave Chelsea in the coming days. Meanwhile, Timo Werner’s exit from Stamford Bridge is expected to be confirmed once details of his return to RB Leipzig have been finalised.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is another player who looks to be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit after asking to leave the club, with Leicester City, Southampton and Borussia Dortmund all reported to be interested in securing the services of the – cliche alert! – wantaway winger.
Unwanted at Tottenham Hotspur, Giovani Lo Celso is off to Villarreal, having impressed Unai Emery during a recent six-month spell on loan at the Spanish club. Negotiations are ongoing, with Spurs valuing the Argentinian midfielder at €30m (£25m) while Villarreal try to haggle them down to €20m (£17m). Similarly surplus to requirements at West Ham following the arrival of Maxwel Cornet from Burnley, Nikola Vlasic looks Torino-bound.
Finally, the Instagram staples that are Alexis Sánchez’s dogs can look forward to long, leisurely walks around the Old Port of Marseille now that their owner and his employers at Inter have reached a mutual agreement to put his contract through the shredder so he can go to ply his trade in Ligue 1.