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The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market uncertain -- you can find out when the windows close here -- but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond. Plus, check out all the latest major completed transfers across Europe.

TOP STORY: Man City to ask for Gimenez extension

Manchester City have been showing interest in signing Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez, though that has now been complicated after the Uruguayan tested positive for the coronavirus.

Due to the fact he will be self-isolating, Gimenez will not be able to complete a medical before the Oct. 5 deadline, but The Daily Star has suggested that City have not given up hope.

They have requested that FIFA extends the transfer deadline for the deal so the medical can be completed safely.

This comes after City already brought in another defender this window, having signed Nathan Ake from AFC Bournemouth for £41m.


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10.45 BST: Last summer, RB Leipzig went the extra mile to sign winger Ademola Lookman for €18m from Everton. The 22-year-old had previously impressed in the Bundesliga during a six-month loan spell at the club in early 2018.

But Lookman has struggled for playing time ever since joining on a permanent transfer in July 2019. He made 13 competitive appearances and only started in two matches under Julian Nagelsmann last term. As a result, sporting director Markus Krosche has now said the Englishman could leave, with Fulham reportedly interested.

"Something could very well still happen here," Krosche told reporters. "Ademola has not played much and a young player must play somehow."

10.21 BST: Leeds United are eager to land Levante midfielder Jose Campana, with the player keen to move to the Premier League, according to Onda Deportiva.

The Premier League club are prepared to pay up to €18m to acquire the 27-year-old, who is tied to Levante until June 2023.

Levante are only prepared to sell Campana for €30m. The Spaniard scored two goals and set up seven more in 37 league appearances for Levante last season.

10.05 BST: Chelsea have completed the transfer of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year contract.

Mendy's arrival will increase the pressure on Kepa Arrizabalaga following his mistake in Sunday's 2-0 defeat to champions Liverpool in the Premier League.

"I am so excited to be joining Chelsea," he said. "It's a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can't wait to get started."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: "As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club."

09.50 BST: Germany's 2014 World Cup hero Mario Gotze is back in the news as his contract at Borussia Dortmund expired this summer and he has yet to join a new club.

A recent change of agents, his second switch of agencies this year, has seen him return to the headlines in some German publications in the past couple of weeks. And one of them, Bild, on Wednesday reported that Gotze could return to Bayern Munich, the club he joined from Dortmund in 2013 and then left for Dortmund in 2016.

The outlet claimed that Bayern coach Hansi Flick had already spoken with Gotze on the phone. But at the news conference ahead of the European Super Cup in Budapest between Bayern and Sevilla, Flick told reporters: "Currently, he's not an issue for us."

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08.58 BST: Ansu Fati's release clause has automatically increased to €400m after Barcelona officially promoted him to the first team for the upcoming season.

Fati, 17, burst onto the scene last season, scoring eight goals in all competitions, but remained registered to the B team, despite never actually playing for them.

His performances earned him a new contract in December until 2022, with his release clause initially rising from €100m to €170m.

However, the terms of that deal stipulated that once he was officially given first team status, the clause would more than double to €400m.

Fati will inherit the No.22 shirt which was vacated this week by Arturo Vidal, who joined Inter Milan. He grew particularly close to the Chilean midfielder during his debut season at Camp Nou.

08.26 BST: David Alaba has entered the last 12 months of his Bayern Munich and is yet to sign a new deal, giving rise to the prospect that the Champions League winners could lose the defender before the Oct. 5 deadline.

In theory, there would no shortage of major European clubs interested in the 28-year-old, who has been a mainstay in the Bayern first team for almost a decade.

However, any club would not only have to pay Alaba an annual salary in the region of €20m but would also have to pay a significant fee of around €60m for the Austria international, kicker reports.

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08.00 BST: Atletico Madrid have strengthened their attack with the signing of Luis Suarez from Barcelona, both clubs announced on Wednesday evening.

The Catalan club confirmed that the Uruguay striker will leave for the Spanish capital and will hold a farewell press conference on Thursday.

Suarez, 33, joins Atletico on a free transfer, although Barca could make up to €6m on the move based on a number of performance-related variables.

The deal is expected to be for two years, with Atletico stating the deal is subject to a medical examination.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone was the driving force behind the move for Suarez, which fell into place once Alvaro Morata joined Juventus on loan on Tuesday.

The Rojiblancos, like Barca, are in a period of financial uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic and needed to make room on their wage bill before signing new players.


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Barcelona, Roma and PSG looking at Rudiger

It has already been reported that Chelsea are willing to sell Antonio Rudiger after he dropped down Frank Lampard's centre-back pecking order. But details are now emerging regarding the clubs that are showing an interest in bringing the Germany international in on loan.

Kicker has named Barcelona and AS Roma as two clubs who are keeping an eye on him, while The Daily Mail reports that Paris Saint-Germain may want the defender after Thiago Silva went the other way.

He may be an outcast at Stamford Bridge, but it appears Rudiger isn't short of options.

Spurs making move for Skriniar

Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Tottenham Hotspur are working on a deal to sign Internazionale centre-back Milan Skriniar.

The Italian giants are said to be holding out for €60m, which Spurs are unwilling to pay at this time.

The report says that Skriniar is very interested in the move and is hoping that a deal of €50m plus add-ons can be agreed upon.

If the move is completed, Inter will attempt to sign Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic to replace him, otherwise, the alternative is Chris Smalling, who seems certain to leave Manchester United and has yet to agree a permanent move to Roma, where he spent last season on loan.


- Nacho Fernandez could be leaving Real Madrid before the transfer deadline, and AS has hinted that his likely destination is Serie A. When his agent, Juanma Lopez, was organising Alvaro Morata's deal to Juventus, reports said he was also meeting potential suitors for the defender. Juventus, Napoli and Roma are said to be the three teams currently showing an interest in signing the Spain international.

- Marseille have been long-term admirers of Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance, but they now have competition from Leeds United. That is according to Foot Mercato, which reports that Marcelo Bielsa is very keen on bringing the Frenchman to Elland Road, and has requested that Leeds make an offer. Due to financial difficulties, Marseille were only looking to bring the midfielder in on loan.

- Watford and Valencia are in discussion over a deal for the Hornets midfielder Etienne Capoue, reports The Watford Observer. The Frenchman, along with Roberto Pereyra, is not in Vladimir Ivic's matchday squads after requesting a transfer. Watford would prefer to sell him outright, while Valencia want a loan, due to their financial situation, meaning an agreement has not yet been made.