The transfer window may be closed but plans have already moved towards January.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental press to round up the latest transfer news from across Europe.
After criticising Bayern Munich’s transfer policy, former player Stefan Effenberg believes the club should sell striker Robert Lewandowski if he’s not happy. The former German midfielder believes they should build a mostly German core for the future. (Spiegel)
Aleix Vidal tried to leave Barcelona on the final day of the transfer window. The right-back was worried about his place in the team and was keen to secure first-team football. The player’s representatives tried to finalise a loan move to Valencia on deadline day, but the Catalan side were only interested in a permanent deal (RAC1)
Zinedine Zidane bemoaned his side’s lack of intensity as they drew 1-1 with Levante on Saturday. Gareth Bale was forced to play a false nine with Cristiano Ronaldo suspended and Karim Benzema injured. Marcelo was also sent off in what was a bad day for the capital club. (AS)
Real Madrid have fallen four points behind Barcelona early in the season after Ernesto Valverde’s team won 5-0 on the back of a Lionel Messi hat-trick. Ousmane Dembele made his debut and the France international picked up an assist in the derby win over Espanyol. (Mundo Deportivo)
Ahead of Tuesday’s huge clash with Barcelona, Paulo Dybala was the star for Juventus this weekend. The Argentine forward scored the third in a 3-0 win over Chievo and he is ready for his meeting with his compatriot Messi. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Max Allegri has declared former Arsenal target Dybala as the third-best player in the world. “After Leo and Ronaldo, there’s Paulo,” said the Juventus coach after the forward came off the bench in their win over Chievo. (Corriere dello Sport)
Chelsea transfer target, Mauro Icardi, can become Inter Milan’s 10th all-time goal-scorer with a goal against SPAL on Sunday. 60,000 fans are expected at the San Siro for the weekend’s fixture. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Fifteen hundred Paris Saint-Germain fans will travel from France to Glasgow for the Champions League clash with Celtic on Tuesday. (L’Equipe)
Aymen Abdennour admits that he was in contact with Marseille for two months before finally making his move to the south of France. Saying once they came in, the former Valencia defender couldn’t resist. (L’Equipe)