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Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona £361m deal, Liverpool plot £14m move, Man Utd January raid


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Wednesday, September 4

  • Real Madrid will sign Neymar in the next four months
  • That’s according to Santos president Jose Carlos Peres
  • Liverpool are tracking Trabzonspor’s Ugurcan Cakir
  • Man Utd are reportedly eyeing deals for Eriksen & Oblak

Late Leeds bid

Rangers winger Ryan Kent was close to joining Leeds, but their £4.5million bid for the player was rebuffed by the Reds close to the closure of the window last month.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool instead agreed to a £7.5million fee that has seen Kent swap Merseyside for Glasgow.

Leeds will have hoped that a possible transfer would have boosted their chances of promotion from the Championship.

But this was not to be, with Leeds settling on boosting their attacking ranks with Eddie Nketiah, Helder Costa, Jack Clarke – returning on loan from Tottenham – and Jack Harrison all on loan.

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)

Pedri agreement

Barcelona could pay upwards of £22million for Las Palmas teenager Pedri.

The Catalan giants had a fairly quiet end to the transfer window but did manage to secure the arrival of highly-rated 16-year-old Pedri.

Pedri, who has started three fixtures this season, will remain with the Spanish second-tier side until July 2020.

Barcelona will pay an initial £5.8million at the end of the campaign but that figure could grow to £22.5m with future performance-related add-ons, claim Marca.

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“The figure could go up to 25 million euros in the coming years,” Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Rodriguez explained. “The three big teams in Spain and a foreign club, who offered nine million euros.”

Las Palmas have retained a 15 per cent sell-on fee and Sport claim Pedri already has a £361m release clause in his contract.

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Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)

Chris Smalling future

Chris Smalling could join Roma on a permanent basis.

The Manchester United centre-back joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan having fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

And the agent who helped arrange the loan, Giulio Meozzi, suggested Roma could be his home for the foreseeable future.

Meozzi told Tuttomercato: “An important transfer There is a possibility of making a dry loan, with the option to keep for next year and that depends on his performances.”

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No go Zinchenko

Juventus made a deadline day approach for Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The European transfer window closed on Monday and the Italian giants attempted to get a last-moment deal over the line, according to Italian website Calciomercato.

Zinchenko has been a mainstay under Pep Guardiola this campaign – starting all four of City’s Premier League fixtures.

And Pep reportedly blocked the approach for City’s 22-year-old talent.

Gunners should have signed…

Arsenal should have signed Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph during the summer transfer window.

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That’s according to Gunners legend Paul Merson, who believes the England international is better than Granit Xhaka, Mattéo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira.

“I look at him and wonder why Arsenal didn’t sign him,” he told Sky Sports. “He is better than the midfield three that played against Tottenham.

“He could have played at left back instead of Kolasinac on Sunday. I am a big fan of Delph. He can play in certain positions and is an excellent signing for Everton.”

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Neymar to Real Madrid

Real Madrid will sign Neymar in the next four months.

That’s according to Santos president Jose Carlos Peres, whose side could make an estimated £6million from their sell-on clause if PSG approve a £153m deal.

Barcelona were strong favourites to bring the Brazilian superstar back to the Nou Camp – two years after joining PSG for £200million.

However, Peres believes it’s Zinedine Zidane’s Galacticos who’ll snap up the 27-year-old.

“(The money) will still come! He will go to Real Madrid, if not now, it will be at the end of the year,” Peres told Brazilian outlet Globoesporte.

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Liverpool scout Ugurcan Cakir

Liverpool are tracking Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.

The Daily Mail claim Liverpool scouts were in attendance to watch the stopper during a 1-1 Super Lig draw against Fenerbahce on Sunday.

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Cakir, 23, earned his debut for Turkey’s senior side back in May, in a friendly against Greece.

And it’s believed that Jurgen Klopp’s side will have to pay upwards of £14million to bring him to Anfield.

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Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd double raid

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing deals for Christian Eriksen and Jan Oblak.

The Red Devils signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James for a combined £145million during the summer transfer window.

But various reports claim Ed Woodward and co are already planning future deals.

Spanish publication Diaro AS claim Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Oblak, who has an £108m release clause, is United’s primary candidate to replace David de Gea.

The Daily Mail also claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have decided to bid for £70m-rated Tottenham playmaker Eriksen in January.



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