Transfer Talk: Real Madrid have first dibs if Kante bolts Chelsea

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The transfer window has closed across Europe, but thankfully, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.

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Real Madrid have first option on Kante

Spanish giants Real Madrid have a first option agreement with Chelsea over the potential sale of midfielder N’Golo Kante, Calciomercato reports.

The French midfielder has been the source of great speculation over the course of the last few months, as he continues to establish himself as one of the most consistent players in world football.

In terms of the deal itself, the Blues will have to inform Real if they receive any kind of offer for Kante in the near future as we look ahead to the January transfer window.

Manchester City make transfer deadline plans

Premier League champions Manchester City have put forward plans for new transfer deadline proposal, Daily Mail reports.

City, who have had their own issues with FFP regulations following the punishment handed down to Chelsea, have suggested an idea that would see transfers involving clubs from abroad being set back to the end of August.

When it comes to domestic transfers, however, they would need to be completed on the Thursday prior to the new PL campaign getting underway. This comes in the wake of great debate over the recent transfer deadline schedule changes, which saw English clubs being at risk of foreign clubs taking their players with no possibility of replacing them.

Pochettino clarifies Trippier situation

As reported by The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has clarified his stance regarding Kieran Trippier‘s departure from the club.

The defender made the switch over to Atletico Madrid earlier this summer, but made it clear during a recent interview that he wasn’t entirely happy with the manner in which he left North London. Pochettino, as a retort, has taken a more dignified approach.

“I’ve got no problem with Kieran,” Pochettino said. “In football, decisions happen and players move from one club to another. We need to move on. The reality is one reality but who is right in all this process? I keep very good memories of him.”

Tap-ins

Calciomercato reports AC Milan are currently in the process of working on a contract extension for Daniel Maldini, the son of club legend Paolo Maldini. The third generation star has been turning heads for a while now, and at the age of just 17, he has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. Milan are believed to have turned down several loan offers for Daniel during the recent summer transfer window.

– During a recent interview with Sky Sport Italia, Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain claimed that he had always been hoping to stay with the Italian champions. The Argentine forward spent time on loan at Chelsea towards the end of last season, failing to make much of an impact in the Premier League. When discussing the rumours regarding his future from the summer, Gonzalo had the following to say: “When I returned, nobody told me anything. I returned to work, to demonstrate my quality. I wanted to return to Juventus from day one. I feel good and happy.”

– Rangers star Ryan Kent claimed during a press conference earlier today that he was lied to throughout the process of his transfer from Liverpool to the Scottish giants this past summer. “It was very tough. I had to stay mentally strong. When you are told you can do one thing and then you are lied to and it doesn’t happen, that is quite hard to take.” Kent was initially set to re-join Rangers on loan, but after some negotiation, they managed to get a permanent deal over the finish line.

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