With just two weeks remaining until the transfer window closes in what has been a historic summer of spending, Premier League clubs are still looking to do business. Chelsea is preparing a £50 million ($64m) offer for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to The Sun. The Englishman, who was outspoken on a recent interview about Spurs’ lack of spending this summer, was a target for Manchester United and Manchester City, but Antonio Conte is looking to hijack the deals.
Nick Miller ESPN FC Having too much money would be a curious complaint in many walks of life. But when you're a football club with a bulging bank account, gaping holes in your team and only two weeks to fill those spots, it can be tricky. The Barcelona top brass have seemingly spent the time since Neymar's departure fretting about how they are going to spend the considerable compensation after he was spirited away by Paris Saint-Germain. In a world when transfer fees -- even ignoring the Brazilian -- have rocketed beyond reason, every other club knowing you have north of €200million burning a hole in your pocket does not exactly strengthen your negotiating stance. So still Barcelona search. Philippe
Earlier in the week reports emerged that Everton midfielder Ross Barkley apparently left training in pain and clutching his hamstring, and that the club was evaluating whether or not he had injured himself severely. According to the Daily Mail, that’s exactly what he’s done. Simon Jones writes that Barkley, one of Tottenham Hotspur’s top transfer targets in this summer’s window, sustained a Grade 3 tear of his hamstring, and that he could miss at least six weeks, putting his long-awaited transfer on the shelf. So, first thing’s first: this is a Daily Mail report, which means it’s not exactly the most well-sourced of articles. That’s borne out out in a couple of ways. First: there hasn’t been