Man City plot January move for Robert Lewandowski as Atletico Madrid make final offer for Chelsea outcast Diego Costa

David Cooper 09:18 19/09/2017
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The transfer window may not open again until January 1 2018 but that hasn’t put an end to plenty of speculation throughout Europe.

Here, we take a look at three big stories dominating the headlines on Tuesday.

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ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

Man City manager Pep Guardiola is eyeing move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to The Sun.

Guardiola reportedly sent scouts to watch the Poland international as he bagged a brace in Bayern’s 4-0 victory over Mainz at the weekend.

Lewandowski has been a totemic presence since his arrival at the Allianz Arena in 2014, scoring 82 goals in 100 games.

RATING: 6/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

While the prolific star’s Bayern contact lasts until 2021, it is unlikely he will see through that deal and instead try to force a move away at least by the end of the season.

There has been no official bid from City for his services, but that could well change now that they are aware of Lewandowski’s plans.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has stated the club know about the player’s current thought process and are prepared to lose the hitman.

Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski.

DIEGO COSTA

Atletico Madrid will make a final offer of £53 million to bring Diego Costa back to the club, according to Marca .

Costa is currently in exile at Chelsea after being told he is not in Antonio Conte’s plans and the Spain international only has eyes for a return to his former club.

The 29-year-old had alleged in an interview last month that he was “treated like a criminal” at Chelsea and that he would be forced to train with the reserves at Stamford Bridge if he returned.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

The two clubs have been thrashing out a £53 million agreement thought to include a revised proposal of £40million, £9 million in add-ons and a £4million bonus for Costa’s early release.

It looks like the deal with go ahead with reports that Costa has relocated to Madrid in order to force the move.

Diego Costa.

Diego Costa.

JACK WILSHERE

Jack Wilshere is set to run down the final year of his Arsenal contract and look to seal a move to West Ham, the Daily Star reports.

Wilshere supported the Hammers as a youngster and is hopeful that Slaven Bilic’s side will launch a January bid for his services as he tries to force a move away from North London.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

The England international, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, has struggled to get game time since his return to the Emirates Stadium and could be set for a permanent exit.

If he is to leave he will have plenty of options to consider, with Newcastle, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are all interested in the 25-year-old.

Although he has been curtailed by injuries, Wilshere would benefit from a move away from North London with the hope of getting more game time.

Jack Wilshere.

Jack Wilshere.

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