As we head into October the scouts for some clubs really have their work cut out. Although many will be working domestically, some of the bigger sides as always will be looking abroad for the next up and coming youngster.
Arsenal, who look to have money ready to spend should Wenger require it, will certainly be looking abroad although it may not just be youngsters that the Arsenal manager could be looking for this time around.
Here is a compilation of today’s football transfer gossip.
Chelsea are still battling it out with Real Madrid for the signature of Brazilian starlet Neymar with a deal for the 19 year old likely to be sealed by at least one of the clubs in January with only minor terms to be agreed between the sides and the player.
Arsenal target Ricky Alvarez could be available as a loan move to the Emirates side in January.
Under pressure Nottingham Forest look to be loaning Clint Hill after a knee injury to Chris Cohen has weakend their squad depth further still.
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Everton are keen to hold onto their impressive youngster Ross Barkley despite rumoured interest from West London side Chelsea.
AC Milan are ready to make a £15m offer for Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Rafael van der Vaart.
Arsenal face a dilemma regarding an approach for one of two Japanese internationals in Keisuke Honda of CSKA Moscow or Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund with scouts continuing to monitor the internationals before making a possible decision early in 2012.