The transfer window may have just slammed shut, but don’t think that the wheeling and dealing won’t continue!
Short-term loans and free transfers can still be submitted to the FAs. Plus, there’s always January to start thinking about! As always, you can see all the latest deals here.
TOP STORY: ‘Warned’ Wilshere boosts Bournemouth
The deadline day arrival of Jack Wilshere at Bournemouth on loan is reported to be make-or-break for his Arsenal career, but Cherries manager Eddie Howe is delighted with the impact he has made.
Wilshere played 45 minutes of the club’s friendly against AC Milan, and the Mirror quotes Howe as saying: “I hope this signing, and its high-profile nature, will give the lads the confidence that having a player like Jack Wilshere in your squad can give.
“I have seen a difference in our players, and certainly him standing next to them in the tunnel can only inspire belief and confidence.”
Howe’s comments came after the Sun reported that Arsene Wenger had “told Wilshere he is playing for his Arsenal future in a tense phone call” after sanctioning his Bournemouth switch.
It said Wilshere was left “in no doubt that his move must work out if he is to revive his career at the Emirates.”
Griezmann future depends on Simeone
Could Antoine Griezmann be heading for Manchester United next summer? Well, it seems that any chance of the France international arriving at Old Trafford depends on one man.
Reports on Saturday indicated that United want to make Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann their next superstar signing, but the 25-year-old has told Telefoot that what happens to him will be down to what happens to Diego Simeone.
The Manchester Evening News reports him as saying: “The only doubt [about the future at Atletico] would be if Simeone leaves.
“I called him before I extended my contract, and he confirmed to me that he was staying. I can learn a lot from him — I’m happy in Spain.”
Meanwhile, reports in Italy have suggested United are prepared to sell defender Matteo Darmian when the January window opens.
Manager Jose Mourinho’s apparent desire to bring in Monaco’s Fabinho has alerted Juventus and Inter Milan, both of whom could table bids, while Napoli, Fiorentina and Roma are also said to be interested.
Sissoko hopes to bag Baggies deal
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko wants to play his way back into the Premier League.
Sissoko, signed by Rafa Benitez in 2005, is a free agent following a spell in the Chinese Super League and is on trial with West Bromwich Albion.
The Liverpool Echo reports that the Mali international is hopeful that he can secure a move to The Hawthorns — and earn himself the chance to play at Anfield again.
Sissoko, 31, said his spell at Liverpool was “a great time in my career” and he felt optimistic about West Brom, adding: “I am confident I can do well. The manager has told me to enjoy it and then we’ll sit down and talk about my future.”
– There’s quite a bit of interest in former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, another free agent having a trial for West Brom manager Tony Pulis, his former boss at Crystal Palace.
The Eastern Daily Press reports that Norwich City are also keen on Chamakh, who suffered a cut leg during a friendly appearance for the Baggies, with the Morocco international set to hold talks at Carrow Road next week.
– Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has said he was told in the summer that a move away from the French champions would be “out of the question.”
He explained that he had spoken to coach Unai Emery “and he told me that he is really counting on me.”