Premier League Transfer betting: Three more days to go
Only three more days to go until the transfer window shuts for the Premier League. Betting for Yerry Mina has been suspended, but where is his likely destination? Jasmine Baba finds out..
"If the Red Devils' are to lose out, there are still rumours hanging over Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and now Jerome Boateng."
Yerry Mina roundabout
After the odds for Yerry Mina were suggesting a move to Manchester United was imminent on Friday, there has been a complete u-turn. The market has been suspended, but this time it looks like Everton is, once again, the destination.
If the Red Devils' are to lose out, there are still rumours hanging over Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and now Jerome Boateng. Will any of them see out a move to Old Trafford? For the amount of time the former two players have been rumours, it doesn't look like a deal is being done from Manchester United's side.
Aaron Ramsey's contract
With just under a year remaining on his contract, Arsenal are playing with fire over midfielder Aaron Ramsey. There have been several reports that an agreement for a new deal hasn't been reached yet and no one is sure when or if it would be resolved.
Obviously if he's in his final year without a renewed contract, the Gunners will not want him to go for free. Leading the market to snap him up are Chelsea at 7/2 and then Liverpool at 11/2.
In other news at Arsenal, Calum Chambers looks to sign season-long loan away at Fulham, which has seen the odds for Croatian international defender Domagoj Vida shortern as second favourite at 5/2 to join the North London club rather than Liverpool, as reported a couple of weeks back.
No desire to keep Courtois
Chelsea have a slight goalkeeper problem. Apart from randomly signing Rob Green, the Blues have not been able to secure someone to replace Thibault Courtois should he leave this summer. He is odds on favourite to leave West London for Real Madrid at 1/8 with Sarri reaffirming the fact that if Courtois wants to leave, the manager won't keep him around whether they sign a new number one or not.
At least the Blues are confident in keeping Willian and Eden Hazard but they're still supposedly sniffing around Wilfried Zaha who is 9/4 to move to Chelsea, but the market is still back him to stay at Crystal Palace at 4/9.
Not for Lascelles
The need for centre-backs has been the main theme for this transfer window and another one of note is Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles. Should Leicester lose Harry Maguire, or Everton not get Yerry Mina, Lascelles seems to be the replacement defender for both. The Foxes lead the way at 7/2, with Everton further out at 4/1 with the news that Mina betting was suspended for the Toffees. There have been several enquiries for the 24-year old and the initial stance looked to be that Newcastle wouldn't be selling, but when does that ever work in modern football...
Leon Bailey on a wishlist
Leon Bailey has had interest from big teams in the Premier League before, however in the last few days, the interest has started to get stronger with the player himself stating that "There is a lot of interest," suspected to be from Chelsea, Liverpool and Roma.
Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey on Chelsea, Liverpool, and Roma interest to kicker: "There is a lot of interest. If a club wants me, my manager and Bayer 04 will take care of it." #B04 #CFC #LFC #ASRoma? Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) August 6, 2018
Chelsea have had interest in the player before in the January transfer window of 2017, but nothing ever materialised. Since then the 20-year old has has improved, leading Bayern Leverkusn to fifth place in the Bundesliga last season and therefore becoming an attractive prospect. The Blues are favourites for his signature at 5/2.