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The last-chance saloon bar is starting to usher people towards the exit, with time quickly running out for clubs to get their vital business done. As it often the case though, this increased pressure has forced a string of potential deals into life.
Yesterday we saw Erling Haaland issue an update on his future and Anthony Martial open up on his move to Sevilla, while there were several more twists and turns at St James’ Park.
Newcastle are likely to dominate the headlines again today and you can follow all the latest rumours, news and done deals below…
BETWIZAD understands that Crystal Palace’s interest in Donny van de Beek is genuine, and they feel encouraged enough to keep pursuing the player.
The only issue is, if Man Utd do green light his exit the Eagles will be in competition with a host of top sides across Europe for the midfielder. This one looks set to go right down to the wire. Full story coming soon.
Reports in Spain suggest that Adama Traore has said ‘yes’ to a Barcelona return. The only problem is, it’s not really up to him is it?
90min understands that although Traore does indeed want to move to the Camp Nou, Tottenham have not given up hope of signing him and are currently haggling with Wolves. Wanderers are in no rush to sell him this month and would not let him leave on loan either.
Leeds are also keen, but would prefer to make their move in the summer. A lot of moving parts here then…
This could be a biggie.
Last night Stephane Darmani claimed, while appearing on the Late Football Club in France, that Lyon have rejected a €60m bid for star-man Lucas Paqueta. The offer came from an unnamed ‘top five’ Premier League side.
Arsenal maybe? Or Man Utd? Expect more on this later today.
Man Utd have needed a new midfielder for about a decade and Cristiano Ronaldo could hold the key to convincing one of their key targets to make the move.
As reported in the Mirror, United are interested in Sporting CP’s Joao Palhinha who has previously revealed his delight at playing with Ronaldo at international level. Perhaps CR7 can convince him to come to Old Trafford?
Reports from Spain this morning claim Barcelona are ready to implement a wage cap on all new signings, starting this summer.
On the face of it, this seems like a very good idea if they want to avoid the financial issues that have plagued the club in recent years. However, it could curtail their pursuit of Erling Haaland.
A few weeks ago Alvaro Morata to Barcelona seemed to be a done deal. Flash forward to the present and things are extremely complex.
Fabrizio Romano notes that although the player is keen on the move Atletico Madrid are unwilling to sanction another loan switch, and the Blaugrana cannot sign him permanently unless they get a high earner off the books.
Easier said than done in the current climate.
One of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s former sides could be ready to offer him a route out of Arsenal this month.
As per Football Italia, Milan – who the striker started his career with but never played a league game – are interested but the player’s wage demands could be a trouble. He apparently wants double what Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns. That isn’t going to happen…
We kick off with news about everyone’s favourite brick-heading, Cruyff-turning centre-back, Nat Phillips.
He is one of many defensive targets Newcastle are pursuing after a move for Diego Carlos collapsed, and according to Carl Markham, the Magpies have already seen a loan offer turned down. The bid also included an obligation to buy in the summer.