As the rumour mill spins into overdrive regarding Shkodran Mustafi rumours, the media is busy dreaming up other players they could link us to should this deal fall through. The latest is Switzerland international, Fabian Schär.

The centre-back currently plays for Hoffenheim. He’s only 24-year-old, the same as Mustafi, and featured in the Bundesliga 24 times last season. He was by no means one of the first names on the team sheet but he got a fair few full games under his belt.

Are we actually interested in the defender? It is sensible to have options available should the Mustafi deal full through but we’re been linked with pretty much every centre-back on the planet so it’s hard to know. Right now, I’d say it’s doubtful but this transfer window has been bizarre so far so who knows?