No further Spurs bids for Grealish
Tottenham will not be making a deadline-day bid to sign Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, reports Sky Sports.
Spurs have been chasing the England Under-21 international for a number of months, but Villa is adamant that the player is not for sale. And, as the deadline looms, it appears that the north London side has given up on their man.
Man Utd turn attention to Godin
Red Devils look to Uruguayan for defensive reinforcement Manchester United are now chasing Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin as they attempt to bolster their backline, according to Sky Sports.
The Red Devils are in a desperate fight to strengthen their defence ahead of the new campaign and Uruguay international Godin, who has a release clause of €20m (£18m/$23m) has now emerged as an alternative after their pursuits of other targets hit snags.
United have been linked with a host of defenders during the transfer window, including Jerome Boateng, Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina and Harry Maguire.
Rose holding out for PSG switch
England international wants to join Neymar and Co.
Tottenham defender Danny Rose is ready to snub Schalke as he holds out for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Sun.
England international Rose is wanted by Schalke, who are keen to complete a loan deal for the left-back, but interest from PSG has complicated matters.
Benkovic signs for Leicester
Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb, with the defender putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 9, 2018
“I will give all my heart to this club, to all the fans, to everybody,” the 21-year-old told the club’s official website. “Hopefully we’ll have a very good result this season.”
Neymar destined for Real Madrid move – Rivaldo
Neymar may have committed his immediate future to Paris Saint-Germain but a move to Real Madrid will be made “sooner or later”, says former Barcelona star Rivaldo.
West Ham sign Perez from Arsenal
West Ham has confirmed the signing of striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal.
“I’m very happy to be here at such a historic club,” Perez said. “I’m very excited, as West Ham are giving me the chance to stay in the Premier League and I’m very happy to be part of this new project.”
No deadline day signings for Liverpool
The chances of any transfer incomings at Liverpool on transfer deadline day are minimal, but Danny Ings could be on his way out of Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp has already bolstered his squad with a number of signings this summer, with Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson all arriving, but Goal understands that will be the full extent of their recruitment.
However, there could well be deadline day activity, with Ings potentially leaving the Merseyside club, with a number of Premier League sides circling.
Everton eye £28m Barca star Gomes
Everton is attempting to complete a move for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, as well as finalise the deal for Yerry Mina, according to the Sun.
Portugal international Gomes has struggled to make an impact with the Catalan giants since signing from Valencia in 2016 and the report indicates that Marco Silva is keen to secure a double signing.
PSG and Monaco interested in Rakitic
Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are both keen on Barcelona star
Ivan Rakitic, but may be put off by his price tag, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Rakitic helped Croatia to the World Cup final in Russia this summer and has attracted interest from the Ligue 1 giants, but they are concerned about the midfielder’s €125m (£113m/$145m) release clause.
West Ham ponder late Llorente move
West Ham is considering a last-minute move for Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, reports the Daily Mail.
Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is finalising his plans for his first campaign at the helm, but is eager to add another target man to his squad and Llorente fits the bill.
The 33-year-old Spain international has played second fiddle to Harry Kane at Spurs and could be available for £7 million ($9m) or on loan.
Mou ‘not confident’ of deadline day deals
There may be no new additions at Old Trafford
Bad news for Manchester United fans! Jose Mourinho has poured cold water on the idea that the Red Devils could recruit some new faces on this deadline day.
The Portuguese told reporters: “I’m not confident. I’m not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed.”
Man City signing Arzani ‘one of Australia’s brightest stars’
Manchester City earlier signed Australia international midfielder Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City, beating the likes of Juventus to the 19-year-old’s signature.
City’s managing director of global football, Brian Marwood, told the club’s official website: “In a short period of time, Daniel has developed into one of Australia’s brightest young stars and has demonstrated the drive and raw talent required for success at the highest level.”
Dembele rules out deadline day Arsenal move
Ousmane Dembele intends to remain at Barcelona, ruling out a deadline day move to Arsenal, and admits he is keen to play alongside fellow Frenchman Paul Pogba at some stage.
Having endured a testing time at Camp Nou following a big-money move in the summer of 2017, it had been suggested that the World Cup winner could head for pastures new before the current window closes.
Maguire still wants Man Utd move
Defender still eager for a move to join Mourinho’s side
Harry Maguire is still hoping that Manchester United will push through a deal for his services before the close of the transfer window, according to Sky Sports.
Leicester City has turned down two bids for the defender and maintains that he is not for sale.