Transfer window countdown: What do the big clubs still need?

The switch window closes for the prime European leagues on Friday (discover out precisely when right here) and although Saudi Arabia’s window is open for one more 19 days afterward, we check out what enterprise is left to do for the big clubs.

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IN: Josko Gvardiol (£77m, RB Leipzig), Jérémy Doku (£55.5m, Rennes), Mateo Kovacic (£25m, Chelsea)

OUT: Riyad Mahrez (£30m, Al Ahli), Aymeric Laporte (£23.6m, Al Nassr), Shea Charles (£15m, Southampton), James Trafford (£14m, Burnley), Carlos Borges (£12m, Ajax), Yangel Herrera (£4.3m, Girona), Issa Kaboré (mortgage, Luton), Filip Stevanovic (mortgage, RKC Waalwijk), Máximo Perrone (mortgage, Las Palmas), Liam Delap (mortgage, Hull), Callum Doyle (mortgage, Preston), Ilkay Gündogan (free, Barcelona), Benjamin Mendy (free, Lorient)

What does the group still want? The solely actual difficulty for City to resolve is whether or not or not they want one other central midfielder to switch the injured Kevin De Bruyne. Gundogan, Laporte and Mahrez have been changed with Kovacic, Gvardiol and Doku, so the bulk of the switch enterprise is completed, however dropping De Bruyne — presumably till February — is a priority. Interest in West Ham’s Lucas Paquetá has been halted due to a betting investigation involving the midfielder and Wolves have knocked again a £47m bid to signal their Portugal worldwide Matheus Nunes. City are eager to land somebody earlier than the deadline however will not break the financial institution if they do not imagine offers supply worth for cash.

Who might be leaving? Full-back João Cancelo will transfer to Barcelona if the two clubs can come to an settlement over an preliminary mortgage with an obligation or choice to make the deal everlasting subsequent summer time, though negotiations have already dragged on longer than anticipated. There have been doubts about Kalvin Phillips’ future however he seems set to remain, though he is still struggling to get a sport greater than a yr on from his £45m transfer from Leeds United. There is curiosity in kids Cole Palmer and James McAtee however City’s squad is not that big they usually might have to remain to fill out locations in the squad. — Rob Dawson



Nicol predicts how David Raya shall be utilized by Arsenal

Steve Nicol explains what Arsenal ought to do with its beginning lineup now that David Raya has joined on a mortgage.


IN: Declan Rice (£100m, West Ham), Kai Havertz (£65m, Chelsea), Jurriën Timber (£34.3m, Ajax), David Raya (mortgage, Brentford)

OUT: Granit Xhaka (£21.4m, Bayer Leverkusen), Pablo Marí (£6m, Monza), Matt Turner (£7m, Nottingham Forest), Auston Trusty (£5m, Sheffield United), Kieran Tierney (mortgage, Real Sociedad), Charlie Patino (mortgage, Swansea), Marquinhos (mortgage, Nantes), Mika Biereth (mortgage, Motherwell), Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson (mortgage, Cardiff), Brooke Norton-Cuffy (mortgage, Millwall), Tyreece John-Jules (mortgage, Derby), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (free, Lyon)

What does the group still want? Arsenal did the bulk of their summer time enterprise a lot earlier in the window and any remaining incomings rely on cash generated via participant exits. The Gunners are open to bringing in a alternative for brand new arrival Jurriën Timber, who’s sidelined for the overwhelming majority of the marketing campaign following knee surgical procedure. Timber was deployed as a left-back drifting into midfield when the group are in possession — a specialist position which seemingly limits the potential targets.

Who might be leaving? Arsenal are keen to take heed to gives for Nicolas Pépé, Cedric Soares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Rob Holding and Nuno Tavares. Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey have beforehand attracted curiosity from Saudi Pro League clubs and though Arteta has insisted each gamers stay a part of his plans, he was unable to rule out a departure past Sept. 1 when talking final Friday. Real Madrid might check their resolve over Gabriel earlier than then, though no formal bid has but materialised. — James Olley



Why Mount is a good signing for Manchester United

Mark Ogden explains why the signing of Mason Mount from Chelsea will enhance Manchester United.


IN: Rasmus Hojlund (£64m, Atalanta), Mason Mount (£55m, Chelsea), André Onana (£47m, Inter Milan)

OUT: Anthony Elanga (£15m, Nottingham Forest), Fred (£8.6m, Fenerbache), Matej Kovar (£4.3m, Bayer Leverkusen), Alex Telles (£4m, Al Nassr), Zidane Iqbal (£850,000, Utrecht), Ethan Laird (£750,000, Birmingham), Charlie Savage (undisclosed, Reading), Brandon Williams (mortgage, Ipswich), David de Gea, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones (free)

What does the group still want? Where do you begin? You could make a case that United want a midfielder, a striker and a left-back earlier than the deadline however that is not going to occur. There is curiosity in a midfielder and Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat is excessive up on the record of targets however they do not have the freedom to have the ability to throw cash round due to Financial Fair Play issues. Signing a left-back has change into a precedence after accidents to Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia — each might be out till November — however it is going to rely on the choices which can be accessible with Marcos Alonso, Marc Cucurella and Sergio Reguilón are amongst these being thought-about.

Who might be leaving? United are hoping they may have the ability to do away with a couple of squad gamers earlier than the deadline, however it’s simpler stated than accomplished. Donny van de Beek is accessible however a transfer to Real Sociedad has stalled and there hasn’t been an excessive amount of curiosity from elsewhere. Defender Eric Bailly has been informed he is not a part of Erik ten Hag’s plans and has been coaching with the reserves whereas he tries to discover a new membership, whereas backup goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been in talks with Crystal Palace. United would additionally take into account bids for Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial however, as issues stand, they’re staying at Old Trafford. — Rob Dawson


IN: Sandro Tonali (£52m, AC Milan), Harvey Barnes (£38m, Leicester), Tino Livramento (£32m, Southampton), Yankuba Minteh (£6m, Odense), Lewis Hall (mortgage, Chelsea)

OUT: Allan Saint-Maximin (£23m, Al Ahli), Chris Wood (£15m, Nottingham Forest), Karl Darlow (£300,000, Leeds), Yankuba Minteh (mortgage, Feyenoord), Matt Bondswell (mortgage, Newport), Jamal Lewis (mortgage, Watford), Harrison Ashby (mortgage, Swansea), Garang Kuol (mortgage, FC Volendam), Ryan Fraser (mortgage, Southampton)

What does the group still want? Newcastle have not been as busy as many had anticipated throughout the summer time, however the membership have needed to work inside tight Financial Fair Play restrictions, so Tonali, Barnes, Livramento and loan-signing Hall have been the solely important additions to Eddie Howe’s squad. Unless Newcastle undergo a significant damage setback this week, it’s unlikely they may make one other senior signing forward of the deadline.

Who might be leaving? Eleven of Newcastle’s first-team squad have left St James’ Park since the finish of final season, together with forwards Chris Wood and Allan Saint-Maximin, so the deliberate summer time clearout has already taken place. Any additional exits this week shall be low-level gamers but to earn senior expertise, together with kids requiring the likelihood to play first-team soccer elsewhere. Don’t count on any of Howe’s regulars to maneuver away. The days of Newcastle being raided by rivals in the remaining days of switch home windows are gone. — Mark Ogden



The quantity it might take for Steve Nicol to maneuver Mohamed Salah

Stevie Nicol provides the costs he would settle for if he have been operating Liverpool for star Mohamed Salah.


IN: Dominik Szoboszlai (£60m, Leipzig), Alexis Mac Allister (£35m, Brighton), Wataru Endo (£16.2m, Stuttgart)

OUT: Fabinho (£40m, Al Ittihad), Jordan Henderson (£12m, Al Ettifaq), Sepp van den Berg (mortgage, Mainz), Calvin Ramsay (mortgage, Preston), Fabio Carvalho (mortgage, Leipzig), Roberto Firmino (free, Al Ahli), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (free, Besiktas), Naby Keita (free, Werder Bremen), James Milner (free, Brighton)

What does the group still want? Primarily, Liverpool want curiosity in Mohamed Salah from Saudi Arabia to go away. Jurgen Klopp has said that the Egypt ahead is not going to be leaving, however with the Saudi window not on account of shut till Sept. 20, the hypothesis and uncertainty threatens to change into a distraction for participant and membership. On the pitch, Liverpool have accomplished their enterprise, however it has been a turbulent window on account of shock departures and failures to signal targets like Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, so a late transfer for one more midfielder can’t be discounted, with Bayern’s Ryan Gravenberch and Palace’s Cheick Doucoure linked.

Who might be leaving? Nobody of any significance. Liverpool have already parted with a number of of final season’s squad on account of contract expiry and summer time transfers, so the exit door has been closed on Klopp’s senior gamers for a while. The just one to observe is Salah, however it’s extremely unlikely that the 31-year-old shall be allowed to depart for Saudi Arabia, even when he made a concerted push to do so in the days forward. Liverpool merely cannot afford to lose any extra first-team gamers, so it ought to be a quiet few days at Anfield this week. — Mark Ogden



Is Harry Kane the biggest Premier League striker of all time?

Craig Burley and Jurgen Klinsmann talk about Harry Kane’s legacy after he leaves Tottenham to hitch Bayern Munich.


IN: James Maddison (£40m, Leicester), Pedro Porro (£39m, Sporting), Micky van de Ven (£34.5m, Wolfsburg), Dejan Kulusevski (£25.6m, Juventus), Guglielmo Vicario (£17.2m, Empoli), Alejo Veliz (£13m, Rosario Central), Ashley Phillips (£2m, Blackburn), Manor Solomon (free, Shakhtar Donetsk)

OUT: Harry Kane (£86m, Bayern Munich), Harry Winks (£10m, Leicester), Joe Rodon (mortgage, Leeds), Troy Parrott (mortgage, Excelsior Rotterdam), Alfie Devine (mortgage, Port Vale), Lucas Moura (free, Sao Paulo)

What does the group still want? Spurs spent the majority of the cash recouped from Harry Kane’s £86m exit previous to his departure to Bayern Munich, however additional additions cannot be dominated out, particularly given chairman Daniel Levy’s proclivity for a late deal. The membership might look so as to add one other attacking participant to compensate for Kane’s departure with Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson a attainable possibility. Another centre-back wouldn’t go amiss both however it stays to be seen whether or not an appropriate possibility exists in the remaining week. Tottenham have additionally been credited with an curiosity in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.

Who might be leaving? Spurs must trim a bloated squad. The record of gamers accessible is lengthy: Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sánchez, Djed Spence, Sergio Reguilón, Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Bryan Gil. Dier is the topic of curiosity from Fulham amongst different clubs, whereas Reguilon’s future is unsure after a transfer to Real Sociedad collapsed as the Spanish membership signed Kieran Tierney on mortgage from Arsenal as a substitute. Lloris might transfer to Italy whereas new boss Ange Postecoglou has talked positively about Ivan Perisic however the Croatia winger has attracted curiosity from Hajduk Split. — James Olley



What will Moises Caicedo deliver to Chelsea?

Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti talk about Moises Caicedo’s potential switch to Chelsea from Brighton.


IN: Moisés Caicedo (£100m, Brighton), Romeo Lavia (£53m, Southampton), Christopher Nkunku (£52m, RB Leipzig), Axel Disasi (£38.7m, Monaco), Nicolas Jackson (£31.7m, Villarreal), Robert Sánchez (£25m, Brighton), Lesley Ugochukwu (£23m, Rennes), Deivid Washington (£14m, Santos), Angelo (£13m, Santos), Diego Moreira (free, Benfica), Alex Matos (free, Norwich).

OUT: Kai Havertz (£65m, Arsenal), Mason Mount (£55m, Manchester United), Mateo Kovacic (£25m, Manchester City), Christian Pulisic (£20m, AC Milan), Kalidou Koulibaly (£17m, Al Hilal), Édouard Mendy (£16m, Al Ahli), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£14m, AC Milan), Djordje Petrovic (£14m, New England Revs), Ethan Ampadu (£7m, Leeds United), Xavier Simons (undisclosed, Hull), Hakim Ziyech (mortgage, Galatasaray), David Datro Fofana (mortgage, Union Berlin), Angelo (mortgage, Strasbourg), Omari Hutchinson (mortgage, Ipswich), Gabriel Slonina (mortgage, Eupen), Kepa (mortgage, Real Madrid), Cesare Casadei (mortgage, Leicester), Lewis Hall (mortgage, Newcastle United), Andrey Santos (mortgage, Nottingham Forest), César Azpilicueta (free, Atletico Madrid), Baba Rahman (free, PAOK Salonika), N’Golo Kanté (free, Al Ittihad), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (free, Marseille), Tiemoué Bakayoko (free).

What does the group still want? Blues head coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed the membership are eager on signing an attacking participant earlier than the finish of the window. Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson is into consideration and Chelsea selected to not comply with up their enquiry over Monaco-bound Arsenal ahead Folarin Balogun. Serbia goalkeeper Petrovic has arrived to supply competitors for Robert Sánchez so enterprise ought to be all however accomplished. However, Chelsea have spent extra in a single window — over £350m — than every other membership in historical past and it might be smart to not rule something out in the remaining few days as their ambitions seemingly haven’t any limits.

Who might be leaving? Chelsea are hopeful of lastly offloading £97.5m striker Romelu Lukaku after the striker turned down a transfer to the Saudi Pro League, stalled on becoming a member of Inter Milan and walked away from Juventus. Roma are actually the almost definitely vacation spot — in all probability on mortgage — however a narrative with this many turns might but have one remaining twist to return. Chelsea have been solely contemplating a everlasting switch however they’ve softened that stance to ask mortgage gives, which can but deliver different clubs to the desk. Callum Hudson-Odoi will seemingly depart, with Fulham fascinated by the winger, whereas defender Trevoh Chalobah has attracted curiosity from Germany. Midfielder Conor Gallagher may additionally depart if an appropriate supply is available in and younger defender Bashir Humphreys is predicted to be one in all a lot of kids who may depart on mortgage. — James Olley




Can Joao Cancelo rejuvenate his profession with Barcelona?

Stewart Robson and Craig Burley talk about Joao Cancelo’s attainable transfer to Barcelona.


IN: Oriol Romeu (€3.4m, Girona), Ilkay Gündogan (free, Manchester City), Iñigo Martínez (free, Athletic Club)

OUT: Ousmane Dembélé (€50m, Paris Saint-Germain), Antoine Griezmann (€20m, Atletico Madrid), Franck Kessié (€12.5m, Al Ahli), Nico González (€8.4m, FC Porto), Trincão (€7m, Sporting CP), Sergiño Dest (mortgage, PSV Eindhoven), Julián Araujo (mortgage, Las Palmas), Pablo Torre Pablo Torre (mortgage, Girona), Sergio Busquets (free, Inter Miami), Jordi Alba (free, Inter Miami), Samuel Umtiti (free, Lille), Álex Collado (free, Real Betis)

What does the group still want? Barcelona’s fundamental want is at right-back after permitting Julián Araujo and Sergiño Dest to exit on mortgage. Jules Koundé and Ronald Araújo can play there, however Barça wish to add a specialist in the type of João Cancelo. Talks are superior to herald the Manchester City defender on mortgage, however the membership’s monetary scenario is holding up having the ability to register the cope with LaLiga. Elsewhere, relying on outgoings and what will be afforded, coach Xavi Hernandez wouldn’t be averse to signing one other inventive midfielder or a ahead. At this stage of the window, although, time is operating out.

Who might be leaving? France defender Clément Lenglet is the apparent one, with a return to Sevilla being mentioned, however there are different names that would are available to play. Xavi has insisted Ansu Fati is the membership “present and future” however the membership might be keen to let the ahead depart, both on mortgage or completely, if a proposal arrived. However, Fati has beforehand been reluctant to maneuver on. Ez Abde is the different ahead whose future is unsure. The membership need him to remain after his spectacular mortgage spell at Osasuna, however they might even be tempted if a big charge was provided. Marcos Alonso and Eric García are fringe gamers who even have distant choices of departing if one thing pops up. — Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens


IN: Antoine Griezmann (€20m, Barcelona), Samu Omorodion (€6m, Granada), Javi Galán (€5m, Celta Vigo), Santiago Mouriño (€2.7m, Racing Club de Montevideo), Caglar Söyüncü (free, Leicester City), César Azpilicueta (free, Chelsea)

OUT: Matheus Cunha (€50m, Wolves), Renan Lodi (€13m, Marseille), Geoffrey Kondogbia (€8m, Marseille), Sergio Camello (€5m, Rayo Vallecano), Manu Sánchez (free, Celta Vigo), Matt Doherty (free, Wolves)

What does the group still want? Both coach Diego Simeone and chief govt Miguel Angel Gil have been clear about the place Atletico intend to strengthen: a No. 5 to play at the base of the midfield. That want grew to become much more pressing when the first-choice in the place, membership captain Koke, was injured simply seven minutes into the new LaLiga season, leaving proficient teenager Pablo Barrios as Simeone’s solely possibility. An out-of-position Rodrigo De Paul crammed in final weekend. Atletico have been linked with some big names this summer time — Marco Verratti, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sofyan Amrabat and Martín Zubimendi — however given the membership’s funds, any arrival would seemingly be on mortgage.

Who might be leaving? What to do with João Félix? The Portugal ahead has made no secret of the place he needs to be this season, saying he’d “love to play for Barcelona,” however with time operating out, no deal has been accomplished. Simeone has misplaced endurance and Atletico are determined to discover a resolution. Atletico can be ready to simply accept one other mortgage, reasonably than a everlasting deal. A return to Benfica or a transfer to Saudi Arabia have each been floated. There’s additionally some discuss that summer time signing Javi Galán — introduced in from Celta Vigo in July — hasn’t satisfied Simeone at left-back and might be despatched packing. — Alex Kirkland and Rodri Faez



How Jude Bellingham makes Real Madrid ‘play extra comfy’

Real Madrid supervisor Carlo Ancelotti speaks on Jude Bellingham’s LaLiga debut and Éder Militão’s damage as Los Blancos win at Athletic Bilbao.


IN: Jude Bellingham (€103m, Borussia Dortmund), Arda Güler (€20m, Fenerbahce), Fran García (€5m, Rayo Vallecano), Kepa Arrizabalaga (mortgage, Chelsea), Joselu (mortgage, Espanyol)

OUT: Antonio Blanco (€4m, Alavés), Jesús Vallejo (mortgage, Granada), Rafa Marín (mortgage, Deportivo Alavés), Karim Benzema (free, Al Ittihad), Marco Asensio (free, Paris Saint-Germain), Eden Hazard (free), Mariano Díaz (free)

What does the group still want? Carlo Ancelotti has “100% ruled out” any extra signings, and insisted after Madrid’s 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Friday that his squad is “complete” regardless of long-term accidents to Thibaut Courtois and Éder Militão, and the failure to land PSG’s Kylian Mbappé. Madrid have been busy early in the summer time — bringing in Jude Bellingham, Joselu, Fran García, Brahim Díaz and Arda Güler — however they might do with one other centre-forward. The No. 9 shirt has been left vacant for a purpose. You may additionally make a case that Militao’s ACL tear means they need to usher in a centre-back, however Ancelotti appears completely satisfied to decide on between David Alaba, Antonio Rüdiger and Nacho Fernandez.

Who might be leaving? Madrid can be completely satisfied to let right-back Álvaro Odriozola — who has underwhelmed since becoming a member of from Real Sociedad in 2018 — depart, if a proposal arrived. An answer for the undesirable playmaker Reinier Jesus, who has been coaching alone after his mortgage at Girona ended and has by no means satisfied since signing with a lot fanfare in 2020, additionally must be discovered. Otherwise, Madrid’s outgoing enterprise has already been accomplished. They arguably have too many midfielders in the squad, however Ancelotti’s change to a midfield diamond means his eight midfielders are actually competing for 4 positions, reasonably than simply three. — Alex Kirkland and Rodri Faez



Rhind-Tutt: Harry Kane is greatest signing in Bayern historical past

Archie Rhind-Tutt explains what Harry Kane has to do now that he has reportedly agreed to a cope with German powerhouse Bayern Munich.


IN: Harry Kane (€100m, Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (€50m, Napoli), Daniel Peretz (€5m, Maccabi Tel Aviv), Konrad Laimer (free, RB Leipzig), Raphaël Guerreiro (free, Borussia Dortmund)

OUT: Lucas Hernández (€45m. Paris Saint-Germain), Sadio Mané (€30m, Al Nassr), Marcel Sabitzer (€19m, Borussia Dortmund), Yann Sommer (€6.75m, Inter Milan), Alexander Nübel (mortgage, VfB Stuttgart), Malik Tillman (mortgage, PSV Eindhoven), Josip Stanisic (mortgage, Bayer Leverkusen), Daley Blind (free, Girona)

What does the group still want? It has been an uncharacteristically tumultuous switch window for Bayern, as a number of points associated to the squad remained unsolved for fairly some time. With the signing of Israel goalkeeper Daniel Peretz from Maccabi Tel Aviv final week, Bayern can play the subsequent few months with two succesful goalies, specifically Peretz and Sven Ulreich, earlier than 37-year-old Manuel Neuer returns to motion as soon as he totally recovers from the damaged leg he suffered final December. Coach Thomas Tuchel has known as for the signing of a holding midfielder, arguing that Joshua Kimmich doesn’t possess the defensive expertise to play that position, however after the big-money signing of Harry Kane, Bayern’s hierarchy have determined towards bidding for any top-level No. 6 throughout the the rest of this switch window.

Who might be leaving? There stays a cloud of uncertainty over the way forward for Benjamin Pavard. The France worldwide has handed in a switch request and is ready on becoming a member of Inter Milan for €30m. If Pavard departs, Tuchel can be left with just one right-back (Noussair Mazraoui) he require the signing of one other. Midfielder Ryan Gravenberch has been rumoured to be on his manner out after a disappointing first 12 months, with Liverpool eager. — Constantin Eckner


IN: Felix Nmecha (€30m, VfL Wolfsburg), Marcel Sabitzer (€19m, Bayern Munich), Ramy Bensebaini (free, Borussia Mönchengladbach)

OUT: Jude Bellingham (€103m, Real Madrid), Ansgar Knauff Ansgar Knauff (€5m, Eintracht Frankfurt), Tom Rothe (mortgage, Holstein Kiel), Raphaël Guerreiro (free, Bayern Munich), Mahmoud Dahoud (free, Brighton), Felix Passlack (free, VfL Bochum), Soumaïla Coulibaly (mortgage, Royal Antwerp), Anthony Modeste, Nico Schulz (free)

What does the group still want? Dortmund did the bulk of their switch enterprise properly earlier than the begin of the season. They just lately confirmed an curiosity in Crystal Palace striker Jean-Philippe Mateta and RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen, indicating that they might be open to including one other attacking participant to their squad. Also, Dortmund have been in talks with Southampton over the switch of centre-back Armel Bella-Kotchap, however nothing has come of it to date.

Who might be leaving? Dortmund have been seeking to transfer on Thorgan Hazard and Thomas Meunier, although the latter has been coping with numerous accidents in current occasions and has not been capable of entice any clubs. Galatasaray made a proposal to signal Salih Ozcan, however the Trukey midfielder shot down any rumours, saying that he’s completely satisfied at Dortmund regardless of failing to interrupt into the first XI. — Constantin Eckner



Nicol slams ‘absolute joke’ Mbappé-PSG saga in epic rant

Steve Nicol tears into the newest developments in Kylian Mbappé’s switch saga, with the ahead now set to increase his PSG deal.


IN: Manuel Ugarte (€60m, Sporting CP), Ousmane Dembélé (€50m, Barcelona), Lucas Hernández (€45m, Bayern Munich), Hugo Ekitiké (€28.5m, Reims), Kang-in Lee (€22m, Mallorca), Xavi Simons (€4m, PSV), Gonçalo Ramos (mortgage, Benfica). Milan Skriniar (free, Inter Milan), Marco Asensio (free, Real Madrid), Arnau Tenas (free, Barcelona), Cher Ndour (free, Benfica)

OUT: Neymar (€90m, Al Hilal), Abdou Diallo (, Al Arabi), El Chadaille Bitshiabu (€15m, RB Leipzig), Mauro Icardi (10m, Galatasaray), Junior Dina Ebimbe (€6.5m, Eintracht Frankfurt), Leandro Paredes (€2.5m. Roma), Renato Sanches (mortgage, Roma), Xavi Simons (mortgage, RB Leipzig), Lionel Messi (free, Inter Miami), Sergio Ramos (free)

What does the group still want? Sporting director Luis Campos is making an attempt to finalise two offers earlier than the finish of the window: Bradley Barcola from Lyon and Randal Kolo Muani from Eintracht Frankfurt. Both are attacking gamers: Barcola a promising younger winger; Kolo Muani a No. 9 striker who may also play extensive and had 23 objectives and 17 assists in 46 video games final season. The expertise of the two gamers will not be in query however the must strengthen of their place could also be. PSG have already got loads of forwards (Kylian Mbappé, Ousmane Dembélé, Goncalo Ramos, Marco Asensio, Kang-In Lee, Hugo Ekitike) and will do with at the very least one inventive midfielder. They tried to recruit Man City’s Bernardo Silva (signed a brand new contract) and Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga (moved to Saudi Arabia) however, surprisingly, are actually not contemplating anyone else in that place.

Who might be leaving? PSG are hoping to search out new clubs for gamers who’re coaching away from the first group. Julian Draxler and Gini Wijnaldum might be the first departures, whereas Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa and Keylor Navas are additionally anticipated to depart. However, by far the greatest identify on the switch record is midfielder Marco Verratti. After 11 years in Paris, the Italy worldwide has been informed by the membership and by supervisor Luis Enrique that he’s not needed anymore. Saudi and Qatari clubs have been linked with strikes to signal the 30-year-old, however PSG need over €50m. — Julien Laurens.



Nicol: Christian Pulisic’s Serie A debut ‘could not get any higher’

Gab Marcotti and Stevie Nicol recap Christian Pulisic’s profitable debut in AC Milan’s victory.


IN: Samuel Chukwueze (€20m, Villarreal), Christian Pulisic (€20m, Chelsea), Yunus Musah (€20m, Valencia), Tijjani Reijnders (€19m, AZ Alkmaar), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea, €16m), Noah Okafor (€14m, FC Salzburg), Marco Pellegrino (€3.5m, Club Atlético Platense), Luka Romero (free Lazio), Marco Sportiello (free, Atalanta)

OUT: Sandro Tonali (€64m, Newcastle), Charles De Ketelaere (mortgage, Atalanta), Junior Messias (mortgage, Genoa), Daniel Maldini (mortgage, Empoli), Ante Rebic (free, Besiktas), Zlatan Ibrahimović (retired)

What does the group still want? It’s all about the assault. Milan are searching for reinforcements up entrance and a raft of names have been linked, although two have been talked about greater than others: Mehdi Taremi of FC Porto and Hugo Ekitike of PSG. Taremi’s €25m asking worth might be out of attain for Milan, so Ekitike, prone to be accessible on mortgage, appears extra viable. With Rafael Leão down one aspect and Christian Pulisic down the different, Milan are sturdy in extensive areas, so all that is still is that key centre-forward.

Who might be leaving? There might be a number of earlier than the deadline. Winger Alexis Saelemaekers is attracting curiosity from Real Betis, with Milan eager on a everlasting deal and Betis insisting on a mortgage with choice to make everlasting. Midfielder Rade Krunić has been the topic of a €7m bid from Fenerbahçe, although Milan are reportedly holding out for €13m from the Turkish aspect. Lorenzo Colombo is a younger expertise the membership tremendously admire, however a mortgage might be greatest for his growth, with Monza set to land the attacker for the season. — David Cartlidge


IN: Manuel Locatelli (€30m, Sassuolo), Moise Kean (€30m, Everton), Timothy Weah (€11.3m, Lille), Arkadiusz Milik (€6.3m, Marseille), Facundo González (€2m, Valencia)

OUT: Dejan Kulusevski (€30m, Tottenham), Denis Zakaria (€20m, Monaco), Radu Dragusin (€5.5m, Genoa), Arthur Melo (€2m, Fiorentina), Filippo Ranocchia (mortgage, Empoli), Nicolò Rovella (mortgage, Lazio), Luca Pellegrini (mortgage, Lazio), Ángel Di María, Juan Cuadrado (free)

What does the group still want? Juve may do with extra depth in ahead areas after a deal for Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku fell via. Atletico Madrid striker Álvaro Morata is a participant that coach Massimiliano Allegri admires tremendously and a 3rd spell in Turin might be on the playing cards. Sweden full-back Emil Holm, who has shone for Spezia, has additionally been linked with a transfer to supply cowl on the proper aspect. However, Juve’s monetary points are a difficulty, so do not count on any main transfers.

Who might be leaving? Dusan Vlahovic seems set to remain for now and the two names most frequently linked with an exit are Filip Kostic and Moise Kean. Kostic is 30 and Juve need round €15m for his companies, whereas a deal for Kean might be reached at over €30m. However, the greatest identify set to depart is Leonardo Bonucci. The 36-year-old centre-back’s future has been up for dialogue all through the summer time and he has been suggested to discover a new membership. Lazio are the newest to linked, whereas Germany’s Union Berlin are additionally eager. — David Cartlidge

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