There is no danger that Mats Hummels won't know all about Bild and how they love a headline and love to chase a story. The Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender has spoken to the newspaper countless times and will have seen interviews others have done too. Therefore, when Hummels granted an interview to Bild rather than a less sensationalist newspaper, he knew what was coming.
With strong rumours (detailed here) linking Aleksandar Dragovic with a January transfer to the Premier League, some Manchester United fans on social media already think they've found their new Nemanja Vidic. To spoiler the article: They’re sitting on the wrong bandwagon. However, Dragovic is one of the best young centre backs in Europe. Not only because of his development and huge potential...
A move for Pepe to Manchester City is looking more likely after reports in Spain that Real Madrid are lining up a replacement for the Portugal international. Pepe has been linked with a move to Manchester City during the past six months and these rumours resurfaced at the back end of last year and through into the winter transfer window.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes at the weekend watched Barcelona B against Osasuna at the Mini Estadi. The former Barcelona player has been to watch the second team before but Catalan newspaper Sport say this time he was accompanied by a representative of the Spanish club and watched from a box. Barcelona B aren't in a great moment, say Sport, but Hughes has still got his eye on a couple of potential deals for Stoke City.
The eagle has landed. The eagle has landed. Arsenal are now in Warsaw to conclude a deal for 17 year old Krystian Bielik, report the Polish press. Of course the meeting has been reported for some time, after Legia Warsaw felt they could find no common ground with Arsenal through email negotiations. That Dick Law has finally turned up in Warsaw, nevertheless shows that a transfer could be very close indeed.
Catalan newspaper Sport have a feature on the future of Alex Song in their Tuesday edition and aside from them calling David Gold 'Dave Gol', there are some interesting claims on Song's future for both West Ham and Liverpool supporters. West Ham obviously want to sign Song on a permanent deal from Barcelona but the two sides can't agree on price.
Chelsea have been remarkably quiet during the current transfer window, they're not even being seriously linked with a move for an Atletico Madrid player - just for old times sake. There was Andrej Kramaric but that was very much more his representatives chasing Chelsea...