Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 saw their summer transfer windows close on 31 August but the Spanish clubs will this year have an extra day to finish all their transfer dealing.
The Spanish FA has decided to change the starting and ending dates of the summer transfer window this season which leaves some Premier League clubs in fear they might lose star players without a possibility to replace them.
This is particularly true for Arsenal, Liverpool and Leicester City who are enduring attacks from the Catalan giants Barcelona.
And while Liverpool appear unwilling to change their stance on the availability of Philippe Coutinho, who only signed a new long-term deal with the Reds months ago, Arsenal are in much worse position as Cadena COPE report that Barca have made an enquiry about Mesut Ozil.
The German genius is in his final year of contract with the Gunners and has thus far been refusing to put pen to paper on a new deal with his club. Given the terrible start of the season in the Premier League and the lack of Champions League, Ozil could be tempted to push through a move back to La Liga and it appears Gunners can do little to stop him.
Risking to lose one of their key men on a free transfer next year, Gunners are said to have informed Barcelona it would take £55 million for them to sanction Ozil’s transfers and the Catalans are reportedly seriously considering it.
Needless to say, Arsenal would be shooting themselves in the foot with a potential Mesut Ozil sale, but Barcelona have a replacement lined up.
Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has been missing in action since yesterday when he received all clear to leave his national team in order to sort out his future. He was last pictured in Paris, was subsequently seen in Barcelona and he still remains one of the favourites at 6/1 betting odds to land to Camp Nou before midnight tonight.