Here are the latest transfer news headlines and rumours on Wednesday, October 14.
Man Utd in for Brooks
Manchester United are among a number of clubs considering a late move for Wales international David Brooks, according to reports.
Liverpool and Everton are two other clubs claimed to be weighing up a move before the closure of Friday’s transfer window.
MailOnline claim Liverpool, United and Everton, as well as Tottenham and Leicester, are locked in a five-club battle to secure the player’s services before the window closes.
Brooks’ potential destination has been a protracted transfer saga throughout the summer, with Bournemouth’s £40m asking price believed to be putting off potential buyers.
Although United had previously been credited with interest, it was thought they had decided to look elsewhere.
However, as the clock ticks closer to the end of the window, the Cherries are bracing themselves for a number of approaches from the top flight’s big clubs.
Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs is a huge fan of Brooks, with the Wales boss publicly backing him to shine at the highest level. Brooks was named Welsh footballer of the year last year.
The report comes after United had an initial deadline day bid for Ismaila Sarr rejected by Watford, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The report states that United were offering a season-long loan with an option to buy at £25million, but Watford are only interested in a permanent deal.
Liverpool turn down Swans
Liverpool have rejected Swansea City’s loan offer for Harry Wilson, according to reports.
Swansea had been the front runners to secure the services of the wideman, although it’s suggested the Merseysiders would want a loan fee of around £1m.
And Swansea’s initial approach has been knocked back by the reigning Premier League champions, according to The Athletic.
Swansea had hoped that Rhian Brewster’s successful loan stint at the club last season would help sway Liverpool’s decision in their favour when it came to determining where Wilson’s future lies.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Swans have the finances required to make a fresh approach for the Welshman.
Wilson is currently away on international duty with Wales who take on Bulgaria in the Nations League tonight.
Palace close to signing ex-Liverpool defender
Crystal Palace are close to re-signing former Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne, according to The Athletic.
Clyne – who played for Palace for four years between 2008 and 2012 – has been a free agent after being released by Jurgen Klopp’s side in the summer.
The 29-year-old is set to sign a short-term contract at Selhurst Park, keeping him with the club until the end of January.
Injuries hampered his time at Anfield, after playing 93 times in Klopp’s first two seasons in charge, he then made just 10 appearances in the next two campaigns.
United handed fresh Sancho blow
Borussia Dortmund will not entertain any offers for Jadon Sancho in January, according to German outlet Sport Bild.
Dortmund are not even considering letting the Manchester United-linked Sancho move until next summer at the very earliest, the report states.
United were heavily linked with a move for the England winger over the summer transfer window, but were unable to agree on a fee with the Bundesliga clubs.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side may have missed out on the 20-year-old for now, but they are reportedly interested in bidding for his services in January.
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Leeds priced out of two signings
Leeds United have been priced out of signing Louie Sibley and Todd Cantwell before Friday’s domestic transfer deadline.
That’s according to the Mirror, who are reporting that Norwich City want £20m for Cantwell and Derby County demand £15m for Sibley.
However, both of those fees are ‘beyond Leeds right now’, following a £100m+ influx of players at Elland Road over the summer.
Director of Football, Victor Orta, will continue to monitor both targets over the season, and the club could come back in for the Championship duo either in January or next summer.
Rudiger determined to fight for Blues spot
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is determined to win back his place in the first-team after turning down multiple offers over the summer.
Rudiger was linked with Tottenham Hotspur, PSG and AC Milan, but he ended up staying at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to The Athletic, the German centre-back gave an update on his mindset: “It is what it is now. I will accept it for the time being and try to show myself in every training session.
“We are in many different competitions, it’s two games per-week all the way from now. Sometimes in football, things can change very quickly. That’s why I will continue to give my best every day and try to convince the manager.”