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United are reportedly on the verge of concluding a deal with the out-of-contract striker Fernando Llorente, who was released by Tottenham this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking for a leading striker to fill a hole in his squad after the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.
Meanwhile Real Madrid officials are said to be in Paris to negotiate a fee with PSG for wantaway forward Neymar. Follow all the latest news, rumours and done deals below:
Hello, and welcome along to the Indy transfer live blog! First up, it’s Neymar, and a report in Marca this morning says Real Madrid officials are in Paris to try and conclude a deal for the Brazilian star. What a seismic move that would be. L’Equipe have claimed Real want to send Gareth Bale the other way in a complicated swap deal, but Marca says those rumours are untrue.
To Manchester now, where United’s hunt for a forward appears to be coming to a resolution. Fernando Llorente is without a club, having been released by Tottenham this summer, and the 34-year-old is therefore free to sign with the Old Trafford club. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to sign a new striker to help fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku’s departure, and Llorente certainly would offer something different to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
Latest Arsenal news, and it doesn’t look good for this duo:
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has committed his future to Liverpool in what he describes as the stuff of ‘dreams’. Here’s more:
DONE DEAL! Lille snap up the eternal promise that is Renato Sanches.
According to ESPN, Manchester United face a £12m bill even if they offload Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan on loan.
The 30-year-old is expected to spend the season at the San Siro but Inter are only willing to pay around a quarter of the Chilean’s 20 million euro salary.
The latest on Neymar – a Friday deadline to make a decision…
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