Ross, could displace a few there in a typical season. Teams arent always as planned on paper, there is always slmost someone with a niggly injury, suspension or lack of form. This week Ross could have displaced Sissoko (please god lets not do a swap deal with Sissoko). If not available, Alli or Dembele could be replaced by Ross.
I would love to keep Ross here AND get Sigurdsson as well, and let one or two more of our fringe players go. With (hopefully) a LOT of Europa and domestic games coming up, we need the squad, so to offer him one last chance, and few more mill quid wages at the expense of losing a Niasse is surely beneficial to the club. Saying that, if he has truly set his mind on leaving us, then just get some quality players in now and stop the cloak and daggers bullshit, as we rarely win at that game.