The transfer window is going to slam shut in a few days’ time and with that in mind, here are the top stories of the day with their appropriate ratings…


James wanted by Arsenal and Everton


James Rodriguez could be the subject of a battle between ​Arsenal and ​Everton, according to a report from AS (via Daily Mail). The Colombian isn’t getting the playing time that he wants and, as a result, is wanted by both the Gunner and the Toffees.



Rumour rating: 4/10


At this point in the transfer window, there is simply no way that a transfer of this magnitude would happen.


Piatek offered to Chelsea


​Milan forward Krzysztof Piatek has been offered to ​Chelsea. The Blues might need a forward if Olivier Giroud ends up leaving and Milan would be willing to sell Piatek for £25million but are not too keen on letting him leave on loan, according to GDS via Daily Mail.


Rumour rating: 6/10


Milan give the impression that they really want to get Piatek off their books and are, as a result, trying everything they can to achieve that. There are also a number of clubs who could benefit from Piatek’s presence in their team and Chelsea, right now, are one of them.


Fernandes to United imminent


According to a report from O Jogo (via Sport Witness), the transfer of Bruno Fernandes to ​Manchester United is imminent and should happen before the transfer deadline slams shut. United will reportedly pay €55million upfront for the player with an additional €15million in variables.


Rumour rating: 6/10


This saga might have finally reach its designated conclusion by the end of this window but stranger things have happened in football so it would be advisable to hold your breath instead of taking this as a certainty.