We all know Daniel Levy loves to play chicken with the transfer deadline, and Tottenham are looking to make some huge moves less than 48 hours before the window closes in England.

Reports are circulating in Italy that Juventus have accepted a £65 million bid from Tottenham for Paulo Dybala! 

After the Argentine playmaker’s move to Manchester United seemingly broke down over his wage demands, Spurs have swooped in.

Plus, the new White Hart Lane has emerged as one of the only remaining destinations for Barcelona to offload Coutinho on loan.

Reports were circulating overnight that Arsenal had thrown their hat into the ring, but according to journalist and Arsenal insider Julien Laurens, that was fake news.

The Gunners are instead focusing on picking up a centre back before the deadline.

They are desperate for reinforcements after club captain Laurent Koscielny forced an exit to Bordeaux.

Gunners fans are fuming after the Ligue 1 club posted a video of Koscielny removing his Arsenal jersey and revealing a Bordeaux jersey underneath, with even club legend Ian Wright voicing his disgust on Twitter.

 

Yesterday’s story about Wayne Rooney has been confirmed. The DC United attacker will return to English football in January in a player-coaching role at Derby County.

Could this be a clever way for Derby to get around Financial Fair Play? Rooney’s salary has been reported at £80,000 per week, but payments to staff do not count against the FFP regulations, which so many Championship teams have fallen afoul of.

Liverpool young gun Harry Wilson has signed for Bournemouth on a season-long loan.

The Welsh international impressed in the Championship at Derby last season, where his spectacular long-range goals helped the Rams to the playoff final.

He can expect plenty of first-team action from the get-go, with Cherries star David Brooks sidelined for three months with an ankle injury.

And finally, according to Sky Sports, Eccentric Italian striker Mario Balotelli is nearing a shock move to Brazilian club Flamengo!

Balotelli is a free agent after his contract at French outfit Marseille expired in June. He scored 8 goals in 15 games for Les Olympiens.

Now, we’ve all enjoyed Super Mario’s antics over the years – letting off fireworks in his bathroom, throwing darts at the Manchester City youth team, driving into a women’s prison just to “have a look around”…

I can’t imagine what he’d get up to in the party city of Rio de Janeiro.

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Josh Parish
josh@footballnationradio.com.au