Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona deal agreed, Real Madrid medical passed, Rangers £7m talks


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Monday, September 2

  • Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas joins PSG on four-year deal
  • Alphonse Areola heads the other way on a season-long loan
  • Real Madrid are set to complete the signing of Bruno Fernandes today
  • Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has joined Celta Vigo on loan
  • Rangers look increasingly likely to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent
  • RB Leipzig have signed Patrik Schick on loan with the option to buy
  • Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has joined Qarabag

18:00 UPDATE: Done Deal: Schick signs

RB Leipzig have signed Patrik Schick.

The Roma forward joins the Bundesliga side on a season-long loan with the option to make the deal permanent for £26million should they qualify for the Champions League.

Leipzig will pay a £3million loan fee plus an additional £455k in performance-related add-ons.

17:45 UPDATE: Done deal – Begovic signs

Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has joined Azerbaijan Premier League leaders Qarabag on loan.

The 32-year-old completed his move ahead of the closing of the European transfer deadline and will remain with Qarabag until January.

Begovic has not featured this season with Aaron Ramsdale playing all four games in the top flight and Mark Travers starting the Carabao Cup second-round clash against Forest Green Rovers.

17:30 UPDATE: PSG’s Neymar demands

PSG wanted a whopping £273million for Neymar.

That’s according to French newspaper La Parisien, who claim Barcelona simply couldn’t match their demands.

It’s also claimed that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told PSG’s players that Neymar wouldn’t be sold this summer unless an enormous offer was submitted.

The report says Al-Khelaifi was confident that the Catalan giants wouldn’t be able to cough up £273m for the Brazilian international.

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Transfer News: PSG wanted a whopping £273million for Neymar

Transfer News: PSG wanted a whopping £273million for Neymar (Image: GETTY)

17:15 UPDATE: Done Deal – Navas joins PSG

And as expected, Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has joined PSG for £12million.

The Costa Rica international was announced moments after Alphonse Areola joined Zinedine Zidane’s side on a season-long loan.

Navas, 32, has signed a four-year deal and is expected to slot straight into Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI with Sergio Rico and Marcin Bulka behind him.

“The club wants to show his gratitude and love for his behaviour and his delivery in the five seasons he has defended the Real Madrid shirt,” Real Madrid said in a statement.

“Keylor Navas has been part of one of the most important stages of our history, in which he has won 12 titles, including three European Cups. Real Madrid wishes you the best in your new career.”

17:00 UPDATE: Done Deal: Alphonse Areola signs

Real Madrid have completed the signing of PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

The 26-year-old French international joins on a season-long loan without the option to make the deal permanent.

PSG tweeted: “Alphonse Areola joins Real Madrid until 30th June 2020. The 26-year-old shot-stopper, capped three times for France, is under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2023. The loan deal with Real Madrid does not include a purchase option.”

The announcement is expected to trigger the arrival of Keylor Navas to PSG.

16:45 UPDATE: Mauro Icardi to PSG

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi is close to joining PSG.

New boss Antonio Conte has made it clear that Icardi, 26, has no future at the San Siro – despite a phenomenal 124 goals in 219 appearances.

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Now, the Argentine will join Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani in Paris.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Icardi has arrived in the French capital and is currently undergoing a medial.

It’s said Icardi will extend his contract with Inter before joining PSG on a season-long loan with the option to buy for £63million.

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16:30 UPDATE: No Vertonghen deal

Jan Vertonghen is no closer to resolving his contract situation at Tottenham.

The Belgian international made his first appearance of the season during Tottenham’s north London derby draw with Arsenal having been frozen out by Mauricio Pochettino.

But with only one year remaining on his existing deal at Tottenham – Vertonghen says nothing has changed.

“No. I just want to focus on football now,” the Spurs defender said when asked if a new contract was in the pipeline. “I’ve been so long with the guys, I love the club and I just want to play as much as I can.”

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16:15 UPDATE: One in, one out

Keylor Navas is close to joining PSG.

The Costa Rica international hasn’t played a minute of competitive football under Zinedine Zidane this season and looks set to leave the Bernabeu.

Sky Sports claim the goalkeeper will join PSG before the European transfer window closes today with French stopper Alphonse Areola heading the other way.

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According to El Chringuito, Areola has already passed his Real Madrid medical and will play second-fiddle to Thibaut Courtois.

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)

16:00 UPDATE: Barcelona agreement

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has joined Celta Vigo.

The Brazilian star joins the La Liga outfit on a season-long loan deal having penned a one-year extension with Barcelona.

The 26-year-old’s contract was set to expire in June 2020 – meaning Rafinha would have been eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs outside of Spain.

Marca claim manager Ernesto Valverde accepts that he’s well stocked in midfield and the meteoric rise of 16-year-old talent Ansu Fati provide pivotal in the decision.

15:45 UPDATE: Ryan Kent to Rangers

Rangers look increasingly likely to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent.

The 22-year-old attacker enjoyed a profitable loan spell with Steven Gerrard’s side last season – scoring six goals and providing nine assists in 43 appearances.

The BBC claim Liverpool and Rangers are currently holding talks and the Scottish Premiership side could secure his signature for £7million.

Kent has only made one competitive appearance for Liverpool – and that came in in January 2016.





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