The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market uncertain -- you can find out when the windows close here -- but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond. Plus, check out the latest major completed transfers across Europe.
TOP STORY: Man United explore deal for Atalanta's Traore
Manchester United really seem to want a forward. That could be Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, if they agree to pay €120m to sign him, or they may land a loan deal for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, sources have told ESPN.
Juventus' Douglas Costa, Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic and Watford's Ismaila Sarr are also under consideration as alternatives to Sancho, with the Manchester Evening News raising the prospect that United could bring in Atalanta winger Amad Traore before Monday's deadline.
Traore, 18, has caught the eye in Italy after making the breakthrough to the first-team last season but "the proposed deal has been described as 'not straightforward' by sources."
The Ivory Coast-born forward became the youngest player to score on his Serie A debut -- at 17 years and 109 days old -- in Atalanta's 7-1 win over Udinese.
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22.08 BST: Everton have agreed to a deal for Norwich's Ben Godfrey, reports Sky Sports.
The deal will cost the Toffees £25 million up front, with add-ons that could rise the total fee to £30m. The 22-year-old, who started 30 Premier League games for relegated Norwich last season, became an Everton target after a potential deal for Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori fell through.
21.40 BST: Man United midfielder Andreas Pereira has landed in Rome ahead of his projected loan move to Lazio.
Neither club has confirmed the details of the move just yet, but the Brazilian is expected to join Lazio initially on loan, with the Roman club then having an opportunity to make the move permanent for a fee next summer. The 24-year-old, who enjoyed successful loan spells at Granada and Valencia, has never delivered on his potential at United, having scored just four goals and provided five assists in 75 games.
21.03 BST: Inter are preparing a bid for Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso, according to Sky Sports.
The Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge due to the recent arrival of Ben Chilwell and recently had a confrontation with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. Sky understands that Antonio Conte, who won a title at Chelsea with Alonso in 2017, is keen to reunite with Alonso at Inter Milan.
Alonso wouldn't be the only ex-Chelsea player to land at Inter, as Romelu Lukaku and Victor Moses both enjoyed successful season under the Italian last campaign.
20.31 BST: BREAKING: Leeds' deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance is off!
Sky Germany is reporting that the Whites' deal for the 21-year-old Frenchman has fallen through at the 11th hour. Leeds had agreed to personal terms with the player and were expected to finalise a deal with Bayern for around £20 million.
It remains to be seen where talks between the sides broke down but Germany journalist Max Bielefeld says the two clubs "could not agree."
19.46 BST: Young Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral is headed to Rome, as transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports that a loan -- with an option to buy -- deal has been reached between Madrid and AS Roma.
The 23-year-old, who scored 14 goals over the last two seasons while on loan at Levante, has made just 33 appearances for Madrid since breaking into the first team in 2015-16. Roma have been looking to get younger up front, as Edin Dzeko (34), Diego Perotti (32),Pedro (33) are all in decline.
19.02 BST: Newcastle have been made the favourites to sign Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, according to Football Italia.
The outlet reports that Newcastle are prepared to outbid Valencia for the Italy international, and beat out West Ham, Leeds and Fulham for the 26-year-old's signature. Once a highly-rated centre-back for both Juventus and Italy, Rugani managed just seven Serie A starts last season for the Old Lady.
Newcastle have also been in talks with Sampdoria for Gambia international Omar Colley.
18.26 BST: Brighton have signed Andi Zeqiri from Swiss Super League side Lausanne-Sport on a four-year contract.
✍️ Albion have completed the signing of striker Andi Zeqiri from Swiss Super League side Lausanne-Sport until June 2024, on undisclosed terms and subject to international clearance.— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) October 1, 2020
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The 21-year-old, who is a Under-21 Switzerland international, scored 22 goals last season in 37 games as Lausanne-Sport earned promotion to the top flight.
Head coach Graham Potter said, "We are delighted to welcome Andi to the club. He's a player we have been aware of for some time; we know his qualities and what he can bring to us.
"He is an exciting young talent and will add to our attacking options. He has played at a good level from a young age, and has good experience in Switzerland and Italy for a player of his age."
17.51 BST: Is there still time for Wilfried Zaha to finally get his move away from Crystal Palace?
The Guardian's Ed Aarons has been told that Man United and Atletico Madrid are the two likeliest destinations for the Ivory Coast winger, who has been very vocal about wanting to leave Selhurst Park.
Told that Wilfried Zaha's chances of leaving Crystal Palace in this window are likely to rest on Man United or Atlético Madrid pursuing their interest. United have 25% sell-on clause for Zaha while Atlético move would be dependant on them selling Thomas Lemar— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) October 1, 2020
Zaha, who has scored three goals in three games this season, including two against United, previously played at the club between 2013-15 and would be a potential alternative if United fail to land Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho. Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, look to be close to loaning the aforementioned Thomas Lemar to RB Leipzig, so maybe Zaha becomes a genuine possibility for Diego Simeone and Co.
17.09 BST: The Mirror has learned that Leicester winger Demarai Gray will be held out of the squad this weekend, as the Foxes attempt to move the player before Monday's deadline.
The 24-year-old, who is in the final year of his contract at the King Power, has fallen down the pecking order behind Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes, and reportedly has no desire to re-up with Leicester. Tottenham have long been linked with the former England Under-21 international, while the Mirror also reports there is interest from unnamed German clubs as well.
Gray has scored 10 goals and added nine assists in 132 Premier League appearances at Leicester since arriving from Birmingham City in 2016.
16.40 BST: Tottenham are set to complete a loan move for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius, but is he the player they need?
16:05 BST: Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has repeated that Milan Skriniar is not for sale despite interest from Tottenham.
Skriniar, 25, is Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho's top target as he continues to build his Spurs squad.
"I repeat: there was contact with Tottenham, but we reiterated that he is not on the market and we have not received any special offers," Ausilio said in an interview with Sky Italia.
Last season the defender made 42 appearances in all competitions as Inter reached the Europa League final and finished second in Serie A.
The winger has failed to start a game in La Liga this season under manager Diego Simeone, and looks likely to leave the club this window.
The 20-year-old joins the Cherries initially on loan, but with the option of a permament move at the end of the season.
The Atletico youngster is Jason Tindall's first signing as Bournemouth manager since taking over from Eddie Howe.
"I came here to improve myself and to help the team get back to the Premier League, which is where this club should be," the player said in an interview with afcTV.
14.48 BST: Fulham have eyed a potential move for Tottenham defender Juan Foyth, according to Sky Sports.
Foyth, 22, hasn't played for Spurs since December after falling out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho.
Fulham, who have condeded 10 goals in the league so far, are in need of defensive reinforcements. The player would join the West London club initially on loan.
"We've looked to add centre-backs since Wembley, I'm sorry we haven't yet as 2 got of COVID, + we lost a free we thought was close," club co-owner Tony Khan said earlier this week.
14.22 BST: UPDATE from 11.05 - Everton have seen a £20m (plus £6m in add-ons) offer for Norwich defender Ben Godfrey rejected, says Sky Sports.
Everton need a new defender before the window shuts on Monday and had been chasing a loan deal for Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori before the Blues made it clear they wanted to keep him and allow Antonio Rudiger to leave instead.
Godfrey has attracted attention from some of England's top clubs and made his England U21 debut last year.
13.59 BST: Manchester and free agent Edinson Cavani could be a good match.
13.43 BST: Lionel Messi and Barcelona: The inside story on how everything fell apart, and what's next.
A year ago, Lionel Messi set out his terms for staying at Barcelona. "I want to be at Barcelona for as long as possible. This is my home," he told the Catalan newspaper Sport. "But I don't want to have a long-term contract and to only be here because of it. I need to see that there's a winning team because I want to keep winning things at this club.
"For me, money or a clause don't mean anything. I don't have any intention of going anywhere but I want to keep competing and winning."
Twelve months later, Messi was refusing to train, insisting that his 20-year relationship with Barca was over, and trying to force a move to Manchester City.
13.11 BST: Goal reports that Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is on the verge of completing a loan move to Atletico Madrid.
Torreira has slipped down the pecking order at Arsenal this season and is looking for more regular games, while Atletico need to move on Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera before they can sign the Uruguay international.
12.46 BST: Barcelona have completed the signing of USMNT right-back Sergino Dest from Ajax.
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The 19-year-old joins Barca on a five-year deal, with Ajax receiving a fee of around €20m plus a potential €5m in add-ons, sources have told ESPN's Tom Hamilton.
Dest was also on Bayern Munich's radar and, according to ESPN sources, the European champions twice travelled to Amsterdam for talks although no deal could be agreed.
Sources also told ESPN that Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman was key in agreeing a transfer for the defender thanks to his long-standing interest.
12.32 BST: Surely a club of Man United's wealth can afford €120m for Jadon Sancho if they really wanted to...
12.15 BST: Fabrizio Romano has an update that impacts a number of clubs.
He reports that: "Rennes are in advanced talks to sign Dalbert from Inter as new left back. If Dalbert will leave on next hours, Inter will try again to sign Marcos Alonso on loan from Chelsea."
11.40 BST: Some Premier League clubs may be spending millions but Mark Ogden reports that English football is teetering on the brink of an abyss. By Christmas, some of the game's oldest and best-run clubs could be out of business, driven to extinction by the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Alarm bells are beginning to sound up and down the footballing pyramid, all the way from tiny Accrington Stanley to the powerhouse of Manchester United.
"November and December is when it will all start to hit home," Mark Catlin, chief executive of English Football League (EFL) League One Portsmouth, told ESPN. "Clubs won't have cash coming in at that point. They will start to look at their debt mountain and have to make decisions about whether they can go again and continue. If you have no cash and are just accumulating debt every month, that's unsustainable for any business."
Portsmouth, a well-supported club with an average home attendance of 17,800 last season, have not reported a financial loss in seven years, but playing without paying supporters is costing them £700,000-a-month.
"On paper, the profit and loss is horrific," Catlin said. "It's running into millions."
11.22 BST: Tottenham are set to complete a loan move for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius which will also include an option to make the deal permanent for around £36m, sources have told ESPN's James Olley.
Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho has been desperate to bolster his attacking options and provide cover for Harry Kane, the club's only out-and-out striker in the first-team squad.
They were linked with a host of forwards including Southampton's Danny Ings, Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik and Bournemouth's Callum Wilson (before he joined Newcastle) but are now in advanced talks with Benfica over Vinicius.
Vinicius must be granted a work permit but the deal is expected to be completed by this weekend, safely ahead of Monday's transfer window deadline.
11.05 BST: Everton want to sign Norwich City centre-back Ben Godfrey, says the BBC.
Godfrey, 22, has a contract until 2023 and is valued over £20m. Everton's desire to add to their defence comes amid injuries to Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite, but they are trying to broker a loan deal while Norwich will not consider that now they have been relegated to the Championship.
10.52 BST: Inter Milan are still struggling in defence, but they have time to fix that.
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10.31 BST: Fulham have launched a €15m bid for Barcelona outcast Jean-Clair Todibo, sources have told ESPN's Moises Llorens.
Todibo, 20, spent last season on loan at Schalke and has been linked with a host of clubs as Barcelona look to move him on. Sources said that the player will make a decision over his future in the coming days.
Fulham had first tried to sign Marlon Santos from Sassuolo but he failed a medical.
10.11 BST: Fiorentina are set to offer an initial €6m to acquire River Plate centre-back Lucas Martinez, according to TyC.
The Serie A outfit are keen to sign the 24-year-old Argentina international before the transfer window closes as he becomes a free agent next summer.
However, River are unlikely to accept Fiorentina's offer, having reportedly turned down a €5.5m bid from La Liga side Celta Vigo to acquire 50% of Martinez Quarta's sporting rights.
10.07 BST: AC Milan have announced the signing of Norwegian forward Jens Petter Hauge from FK Bodø/Glimt on a permanent deal for around €5m.
09.52 BST: Ajax will confirm FC Utrecht's Sean Klaiber as the replacement for Barcelona-bound Sergino Dest on Thursday and are still chasing a deal for Davy Klaassen, sources have told ESPN's Tom Hamilton and Okko van de Berkt.
Klaiber is expected to complete a €5m move where he will vie with Noussair Mazraoui for the right-back slot. And Ajax are also chasing Klaassen, who left the Dutch side for Everton in 2017 and is now at Werder Bremen. Sources have told ESPN that Ajax are hoping to pay in the region of €12m to sign the Dutch midfielder.
09.24 BST: Diego Costa's future at Atletico Madrid could remain up in the air until the deadline, according to coach Diego Simeone.
"I've spoken about it a thousand times," Simeone said when asked about the striker. "Until the market closes everything is open."
Paris Saint-Germain are the latest to be linked with the Spain international, with Diario AS reporting on Wednesday that the Ligue 1 club is the forward's preferred destination after his agent Jorge Mendes "spent several days exploring the possibilities that the market offers to find a top team."
Costa, who has a year left on his deal at Atletico Madrid, revealed after Sunday's 6-1 win over Granada that he would be willing to stay or go, depending on what his current club decides before the transfer window closes on Monday.
According to AS, Costa would be available for free, but PSG would have to move a player on first to be able to accommodate his wage demands and meet FFP requirements.
If Costa were to go, Diego Simeone would look to replace him, with former PSG striker Edinson Cavani -- who almost joined Atletico in January -- the leading candidate.
08.55 BST: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has not ruled out striker Luka Jovic leaving before next week's transfer deadline.
Jovic was ineffective after starting for Madrid against Real Valladolid on Wednesday, and was replaced by Vinicius Jr., who fired his side to a scrappy 1-0 home win.
Asked after the match if he could confirm no one will leave, Zidane told reporters: "No I can't confirm that, until Oct. 5 anything can happen. Jovic is a player in this squad. I'm the coach and I decide the line-up and that's all.
"I won't say anything. Until Oct. 5, we'll see. Anything could happen. Right now he's here. Today he played and that's all I can say."
08.28 BST: Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is set for a third season on loan at Hertha Berlin, according to kicker.
Grujic, 24, has spent the last two years on loan at the Bundesliga club, scoring nine goals in 51 league appearances in that time.
The Serbia international remains a target for a permanent signing for Hertha, but they are not willing to pay the €20m transfer fee that Liverpool are after.
08.00 BST: Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has said Manchester United target Ousmane Dembele is still in his plans despite the uncertainty surrounding the forward's future.
Sources have told ESPN that United are exploring a loan deal for Dembele, who was on the bench for Barca's 4-0 win over Villarreal on Sunday, with little progress being made in their move for Jadon Sancho.
However, sources at the Catalan club have told ESPN there has been no contact with United since they initially sounded out the possibility of signing the France international earlier this summer.
"This is a situation to be resolved by the club and the player," Koeman told a news conference on Wednesday ahead of the league game against Celta Vigo,
"As long as the player is with us, he is part of my plans. He didn't start [against Villarreal] because there are other players, too, and Ansu Fati has demonstrated that he is good enough to play.
"Ousmane has to wait for his chance. He was better physically in the first few weeks of preseason. He has dipped a little bit in the last week, but he trained well today and I'm counting on him."
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After he scored twice against Bayern in Hoffenheim's shock 4-1 win over the German champions, the reigning European champions have now put their focus on trying to bring him to the Allianz Arena.
However, Bayern would reportedly have to come up with a fee of around €40m to sign the Croatia international, who has already scored seven goals in three club appearances this season.
Kramaric has been with Hoffenheim since signing from Leicester City four years ago and he's transformed into one of their best forwards in years, scoring 77 goals for the club to date.
Chelsea's Rudiger unclear over future
The Germany international has yet to feature for the Blues so far this season in the Premier League, and with the European Championships coming up next summer he wants to ensure he's playing regular first-team football.
With so many incomings and outgoings already at the club, many still expect manager Frank Lampard to make a few changes before the window officially shuts on Oct. 5.
West Ham make Milenkovic bid
The Hammers are reported to be stepping up their push to sign at least one defender before the transfer window comes to a close. The club has had offers for Saint-Etienne's Wesley Fofana -- who is joining Leicester City -- and Burnley's James Tarkowski rejected.
While West Ham have enjoyed a few strong performances lately, many fans still believe they need to strengthen, so the club have tabled an offer in the region of £20m with the Serbian viewed as a versatile player who can also play at full-back.
- Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race to sign Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko, Goal reports. The two parties are in discussions ahead of a possible loan deal as PSG sporting director Leonardo and Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia are leading the charge, although the Premier League outfit would still prefer a permanent deal.
- Fenerbahce are set to battle Aston Villa in the pursuit of Norwich City star Emi Buendia, TRT Sport reports. Buendia was able to make a notable impact during the Canaries' season back in the top-flight last campaign, and even though Villa and Leeds United have offered him the chance to get back there, Fenerbahce may have jumped to the front of the queue.