Manchester City ready world record bid for Messi and other transfer news and rumours of the day- 9th October, 2017
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest update on some of the major happenings in world football which may change the complexion of a few clubs. So let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on October 9, 2017:
Barcelona looking at Dele Alli as Coutinho alternative
Spanish publication Sport claims that the Catalans are keeping an eye on Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli.
However, Dele Alli is not their top priority. La Blaugrana will still be attempting to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool but if the Scousers continue to be unrelenting and rebuff their offers, they will turn to Dele Alli.
Earlier in the summer, various reports had emerged linking the young Englishman to Barcelona. This could revive all the buzz.
James Rodriguez wants Real Madrid return
Following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, Columbian superstar and former Real Madrid talisman, James Rodriguez, wants to move back to Spain and rejoin Los Blancos, according to Diario Gol.
Rodriguez joined Bayern Munich on a 2 year loan deal in July and has not had the easiest time settling down in Germany. Reports suggest that Ancelotti's sacking has further unsettled the star who is now indifferent about staying at Bayern.
Real Madrid want Sociedad's right-back Alvaro Odriozola
According to AS, Los Blancos are plotting a summer move for Alvaro Odriozola.
The right-back's release clause stands at €40m which the La Liga giants will deem affordable. However, Real Madrid are a little hesitant to play their cards and will wait and see how this season pans out before they go in for the 21-year-old.
Arsenal to make a move for Arda Turan
With the impending departures of Ozil and Alexis expected to leave a dent in the club's chances domestically and elsewhere, Arsenal are now planning on making a move for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, according to Daily Mail.
Valverde has not been playing Turan and Spanish news outlets are of the opinion that Turan's stint in Spain is coming to an end. Arsenal are planning to make a bid in January so as to have the replacements in place before the departures happen.