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Transfer news live: Updates, gossip, rumours and done deals from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, and the rest of the Premier League and Championship.

  • Premier League sides can still loan players to EFL teams and sell to European clubs
  • Arsenal could be about to do just that, with David Ospina linked with Besiktas
  • The inquest into Manchester United’s dreadful deadline day goes on after they failed to make a signing
  • Premier League done deals: All the incomings and outgoing at your club this summer

Sunday, August 12

6pm: DONE DEAL!

Leicester forward Leonardo Ulloa has joined Pachuca on a permanent deal.

The Foxes tweeted: “#lcfc would like to thank Leo for all he has given to the Football Club and wish him and his family well with the next stage in his career.”

5pm: Man Utd are ready to address the futures of Spanish midfielders Juan Mata and Ander Herrera, Starsport understands.

Mata, 30, and Herrera, 29 on Tuesday, are out of contract at the end of the season.

They are both understood to be disappointed that United didn’t award them new deals this year, with the club preferring to exercise 12-month options in their contracts.

But they have the opportunity to prove to manager Jose Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that they deserve new deals.

4.30pm: Chelsea have reached an agreement to loan Ola Aina to Torino, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Aina, who spent last season at Hull City, will arrive in Turin tomorrow to undergo a medical.

He will then put pen to paper on a contract to spend the season in Serie A.

Aina has made six appearances for Chelsea.

4pm: Liverpool ace James Milner says there is plenty more to come from Naby Keita after the new signing’s impressive debut against West Ham.

He said: “Naby Keita is a good player, you can see that and he’s only going to get better.

“Coming into a new team is not always easy. You can only imagine how good he’s going to be with more time with the boys.

“He’s top quality and like all the signings we’ve brought in there’s even more competition. That’s what you want.”

1pm: Chelsea could lose N’Golo Kante this month after bieng linked with Real Madrid and PSG, accoridng to Paul Merson.

“As you said about Hazard and Willian, I’d put Kante in there,” Merson said.

“Who wouldn’t want him? If PSG or someone come in and go ‘oh, £100m’. 

“The season tickets are sold now, the ground’s sold out. 

“Chelsea haven’t got to worry about selling seats. 

“Money talks and I’d be very worried if I was the Chelsea manager at the moment, just because they’ve got three big, big players there that could easily play for Barcelona or Real Madrid any day of the week.”

11am: Chelsea could yet sell star men Willian and Eden Hazard this summer, according to Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier.

“I don’t think you can take it as a given (that they will stay),” he said of Willian, who has also been linked with Real and rivals Barcelona, and Hazard.

“The opportunity is there and if somebody came in, a Barcelona came back in for Willian at £90m or something, would you turn it down?

“As a business can you turn it down? That’s a lot of money.”

9am: Kepa Arrizabalaga was not Maurizio Sarri’s first choice as Thibaut Courtois’ replacement it has been revealed.

The new Blues boss actually wanted Atletico Madrid star Jan Oblak as his No.1 with the Belgian departing for Real Madrid.

Chelsea went as far as activating Oblak’s £90m release clause in the belief that he would want to move to Stamford Bridge.

But the Slovenian stopper rejected the club in favour of staying at the La Liga club.

7am: Real Madrid are poised to step up their pursuit of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

The Belgian is open to leaving the Blues and has stalled on the new £300,000-a-week contract offered by the club.

Chelsea are reportedly demanding £200m for the 27-year-old.

And Real are set to increase their bid in an effort to convince the Premier League side to sell.

6am: Tottenham are now regretting not trying to sign Jack Grealish earlier in the transfer window.

Spurs were not prepared to increase their £25m valuation on the midfielder, 22, when Aston Villa were demanding £40m.

But as Spurs remained convinced the deal would go through before last Thursday’s transfer deadline for Premier League signings, the game changer was Villa’s sudden ownership change.

Villa’s new regime not only rejected Tottenham’s eventual offer of £25m but also insisted Grealish was not for sale.

The midfielder had his heart set on a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad but Villa are more interested now in negotiating a new deal.

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Transfer news LIVE updates: Maurizio Sarri is reluctant to lose Eden Hazard

Saturday, August 11

8:00pm: Manchester United target Harry Maguire won’t quit Leicester in January.

That’s according to Foxes star Ben Chilwell who says his team-mate has no plans to quit the King Power Stadium.

“It is very good to have Harry back,” he said.

“We all know what Harry is capable of, we all know how good he is.

“He could have come here today and his head could have been all over the place, but he did brilliantly

“He is a Leicester player, he wants to play for Leicester.

“He has made that clear to all of us.

“He is going to be here for the whole season.

6.15pm: Everton are ready to send Croatia midfielder Nikola Vlasic out on loan.

The 20-year-old is set to join Russian club CSKA Moscow.

5pm: Liverpool star Fabinho has denied Manchester United man a bid for his services.

“Manchester never showed any formal interest, they never made me an offer at all,” Fabinho told Sky Sports.

“Maybe there was some interest or a conversation but it’s not a case of Monaco not letting me go to Manchester United or denying me the move, nothing ever really materialised.”

3.30pm: West Ham’s Edimilson Fernandes is off to Fiorentina on loan.

The midfielder is set to undergo a medical tomorrow before completing a season-long switch, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

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Transfer news LIVE updates: Chelsea were rejected by Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak

11.30am: Manchester United’s top brass do not trust Jose Mourinho’s judgement when it comes to signing players, according to Perry Groves.

He said: “They don’t trust Jose Mourinho’s judgement on players.

“When have you heard Manchester United say, ‘oh no, we’re not buying him because he hasn’t got a sell-on fee’?

“I can’t remember them doing that with Robin van Persie when he was 30, and Sir Alex Ferguson said, ‘we need him, doesn’t matter if it’s one or two seasons, he’ll win us the league’, which he did.

“They had a chance to sign Yerry Mina, but then Man United said, ‘oh, we’re not paying the extortionate agent’s fees’.

“But they didn’t say that about Paul Pogba with Mino Raiola – they didn’t worry about paying him a fortune in agent’s fees!

“There’s an even bigger chasm now between Ed Woodward and Mourinho.”

9am: Liverpool pulled out of a deal to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir because they didn’t want to gamble on his knee issues.

Fekir was heavily linked with a switch to Chelsea towards the end of the transfer window, while there were suggestions that Liverpool had reignited their interest.

But according to the Liverpool Echo, the Merseyside outfit had no intention in following up their previous interest.

The report claims Liverpool were concerned about offering Fekir a five-year deal worth £100,000-a-week amid the constant fear of injury.

7am: Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko to join AC Milan on a season-long loan.

Bakayoko joined the Blues from Monaco last summer for £40m and started 25 Premier League games.

But the 23-year-old struggled to adapt to the pace and physicality of the English game.

And Bakayoko is set to be farmed out on loan to AC Milan later today, according to the Mirror.

6am: Barcelona reportedly refused to inform Ousmane Dembele of Arsenal’s attempts to recruit him on transfer deadline day.

Despite reports to the contrary from respected journalists, RAC1 say Arsenal made a serious offer to sign Dembele.

The Gunners reportedly offered £9m to take the winger on loan for the upcoming season.

It would have set Arsenal back another £80m to make the deal permanent a year down the line.

But Barcelona were convinced that Dembele would have no interest in the move so decided to not even inform the player.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard could still join Real Madrid this month

Friday, August 10

9.35pm: West Ham full-back Sam Byram has joined Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan.

The Hammers snapped up Byram, 24, from Leeds in 2016 but he failed to nail down a regular spot in the team.

9.30pm: Unai Emery has admitted Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell are free to leave Arsenal.

“Yesterday the window closed here in the Premier League,” he said at a press conference. “Today, we had a meeting with the players to close all the possibilities to leave or come with more players. We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave.

“But the other players are with us and we are going to work in the Emirates the day before the match with all the players.

“Only two young players are going today, to play tomorrow with the under-23s against Manchester City away. They are Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah.

“The others, they are with us and tomorrow we decide the group for going to the hotel and also the first 11 and the first 18 players.”

9pm: Gary Neville has slammed the Manchester United board over their failure to sign Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham.

“You think of Alderweireld, which to me seemed like a certainty that Manchester United would sign Alderweireld,” the former right-back said on Sky Sports.

“It’s not too much at £50million because ultimately you’ve just got to get the players in. That’s the main thing, get the players in.”

Neville went on to criticise the United board for failing to back Mourinho and sign a defender he so wished for.

“Jose Mourinho was brought here to win, you can’t three quarters build a house and then stop,” he added.

“You have to finish the house, you have to go with it.

“You can’t sort of fall back and think ‘I’m changing my mind’, you’ve gone too far.

“The club, since they sacked David Moyes, have been on a roundabout and have been reacting to things rather than going with a long-term strategy.

“Jose Mourinho is a great manager, one of the best managers in the world over the last 15 years and will go down in history. You have to back him all the way.

“It looks to me at the moment like the board have retreated a little bit.”

8pm: Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has joined Valencia on a season-long loan.

The Belgium international spent the second half of last term with Borussia Dortmund.

Source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/722827/Transfer-News-Man-Utd-Chelsea-Fekir-Arsenal-Liverpool-Man-City-Done-Deals-Tottenham-Hazard

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