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Transfer news LIVE
- Barcelona have pulled the plug on their deal to re-sign Neymar from PSG
- Reports this week claimed Barcelona and PSG reached an agreement for the transfer of Neymar
- PSG have drawn up a list of replacements for Neymar, with the French giants eyeing Paulo Dybala and Christian Eriksen
- Manchester United star Paul Pogba is hoping to complete his dream transfer to Real Madrid before the European transfer deadline
Mirallas leaves Everton
Kevin Mirallas has ended his seven-year stay with Everton, returning to his homeland of Belgium.
The winger made 186 appearances for the Toffees and scored 38 goals.
He had spent his final 18 months at Goodison Park out on loan at Olympiacos and Fiorentina.
Neymar move in PSG’s hands
Barcelona sources have told Spanish newspaper Sport that “anything is possible” until midnight on Monday night, but they think it is up to Paris SAint-Germain for a deal to be done.
The Catalan giants think the French champions hold the key to a deal.
It is thought the Ligue 1 side must convince Ousmane Dembele to join them, with only Barca having pushed him towards the Parc des Princes.
PSG must up their efforts to tempt the Frenchman back to his homeland or risk being stuck with Neymar despite the Brazilian wanting out of the club.
Neymar to Barcelona twist
Barcelona have pulled the plug on their deal to re-sign Neymar.
Barcelona were tipped to re-sign the Brazil international before the European transfer deadline next week.
Reports this week claimed Barcelona have agreed a fee with PSG for the forward.
However, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, it will take a drastic change for Neymar to end up at the Nou Camp.
They say Barcelona have rejected PSG’s counter offer, adding a deal is ‘practically ruled out’.
PSG demanded £195m (€215m), Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic and Jean-Clair Todibo.
However, Barcelona studied PSG’s proposal and refused to give in to their demands.
Transfer news LIVE: Neymar to Barcelona is off
Chris Smalling has arrived in Roma and completed his medical.
The Man Utd defender will join the Italian giants on loan for the remainder of the season.
Smalling was told he would get limited game time at Old Trafford this season.
United broke the bank to sign Harry Maguire in the summer, with the England international being partnered by Victor Lindelof under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Transfer news LIVE: Chris Smalling has arrived in Roma and completed his medical
Reason behind Dybala to Man Utd falling through
Man Utd’s Alexis Sanchez nightmare was behind the decision to pull the plug on a deal that would have seen Paulo Dybala move to Old Trafford in the summer.
United agreed a deal with Juventus but pulled out because of Dybala’s wage demands and the agents’ fees involved.
And The Athletic claim they were worried about shelling out such significant sums on another player following their problems with Sanchez.
Sanchez was handed a contract worth around £400,000 per week when they signed him from Arsenal in 2017 but he has struggled to settle.
Transfer news LIVE: Neymar is off to Barcelona
Emery on Arsenal exit
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that left-back Nacho Monreal may be leaving the Gunners this summer.
Monreal has featured in each of Arsenal’s three Premier League matches this season.
But, the Gunners signed Scotland international Kieran Tierney this month as a long-term replacement for the Spaniard.
Monreal has been offered the chance to move back to Spain after a six-and-a-half year spell at the Emirates.
The 33-year-old could be on the move to Real Sociedad in a £3million deal.
The European transfer window remains open until Monday September 2, and Unai Emery is willing to let Monreal leave.
Asking if the left-back will leave Arsenal, Emery said: “Yes, he’s one possibility.
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Chris Smalling that he wasn’t guaranteed game time
Solskjaer on Smalling exit
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Chris Smalling that he wasn’t guaranteed first-team football at Man Utd ahead of the defender’s loan switch to Roma.
“It’s just come up the last couple of days, this opportunity for Chris,” said Solskjaer.
“Of course we sat down yesterday and discussed it.
“At the moment we’ve got six fit centre-backs.
“I couldn’t promise Chris regular football. He’s on the plane over now.”
Tottenham deal agreed
Tottenham are close to confirming the sale of Victor Wanyama to Club Brugge, according to Sky Sports.
Spurs have agreed a £12m fee for the defensive midfielder, who managed just 13 league appearances last season.
The Kenya international has been linked with a move away from North London all summer in a search for first-team football.
Wanyama hasn’t been a regular starter at Spurs since the 2016/2017 season, when he featured 36 times in the Premier League.
He’s had a wretched time with injuries since that season, and has struggled to get back to full fitness ever since.
Transfer news LIVE
Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko is on the verge of returning to Monaco.
The Chelsea midfielder has agreed terms with the French club but the Blues are yet to approve the deal, according to reports.
RMC Sport reporter Mohamed Bouhafsi says the midfielder will initially move on loan in a deal that can be made permanent for £32million next summer.
His translated report on Twitter read: “It burns for #Bakayoko at Monaco ! Monaco and Chelsea are close to reaching an agreement for a 35M option loan € ! The player is already in agreement with Monaco. #RMCsport.”
Transfer news LIVE: Dybala almost joined Man Utd
Real Madrid stance on Neymar
Real Madrid have no chance of beating Barcelona to the signing of Neymar, it’s claimed.
The Spanish giants are both eyeing a deal for the PSG forward, who is keen to return to La Liga.
And according to Spanish newspaper Sport, Barcelona will beat Real Madrid to the signing of Neymar.
They say there is no possibility of Neymar joining Real Madrid before the European transfer deadline next week.
Barcelona are confident of signing Neymar in the coming days.
Transfer news LIVE
PSG’s Neymar plan
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel wants Ousmane Dembele included in any Neymar deal.
The Brazilian is reportedly on the brink of sealing his transfer back to the Nou Camp after two years at PSG.
Thomas Tuchel wants the deal to include Ousmane Dembele, as he’s a personal fan of the Frenchman.
The PSG boss has been keen on attracting Dembele to the Parc des Princes since the start of the transfer window, according to Le Parisien.
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Neymar to Real Madrid backed
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique wants Neymar to snub a move to Real Madrid in favour of returning to the Nou Camp.
“We know Neymar is a great player, and not only a great player, he is a great team-mate,” Pique told Express Sport while at PokerStars’ European Poker Tour [EPT] in Barcelona.
“I hope he comes here with us to Barcelona but also Real Madrid is another big club.
“It is normal that they are interested in trying to sign him.
“I don’t know man. Let’s see what happens this week.
“Everything is speculation. Let’s see at the end if he arrives here or not.”
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd had a busy summer
Man Utd exit blocked
The Glazers blocked a move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo to join Everton on transfer deadline day, according to reports.
Rojo remains unsettled at Old Trafford and was the subject of interest from the Merseyside club late in the window.
And the Evening Standard say a loan move was agreed before owners the Glazers pulled the plug as they were demanding a permanent deal that included a £25million fee.
Solskjaer is now left with a player who earns a reported £120,000 per week and is not wanted at the club.
Transfer news LIVE: Neymar will join Barcelona
Neymar to Barcelona agreement
Barcelona and PSG have reached an agreement for the transfer of Neymar.
BBC Sport say Barcelona have offered £182m (€200m), Jean-Clair Todibo, Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele on season-long loan.
Barcelona and PSG officials met in Paris on Tuesday to thrash out the deal.
However, BBC Sport add that the deal depends on the Barcelona players’ willingness to join PSG.
Transfer news LIVE: Dembele could join PSG
PSG identify Neymar replacement
PSG have drawn up a list of replacements for Neymar.
French outlet Le Parisien say PSG are eyeing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is also a fan of Barcelona’s Demebele, who the French champions could get in the Neymar swap deal.
Dybala was tipped to head to the Premier League in the summer, however, deals with Manchester United and Tottenham fell through.
Transfer news LIVE: Christian Eriksen is wanted by PSG
Paul Pogba development
Paul Pogba is still waiting on his dream transfer to Real Madrid, French newspaper Marca say.
The Manchester United star is desperate to quit Old Trafford for La Liga before the European transfer deadline.
Marca add that Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is working on the deal.
Pogba will not renew his United contract, which currently runs until 2021.