Premier League transfer news: Paul Pogba, Christian Eriksen, Anthony Martial

Gerard Pique would like Pogba to join him at Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are denying the Eriksen rumours

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Paul Pogba celebrates with the World Cup trophy after France’s victory over Croatia in the final
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While the transfer window for incoming players has closed for England’s top flight, players can still be sold to European clubs until 31 August. English Football League clubs can also sign Premier League players on loan until Friday.

Italy’s transfer window closed last week but in Scotland, Germany, France and Spain the window will remain open for a few more days. Scotland’s deadline is midnight on Friday, while in Germany it’s 5pm, and in France and Spain it’s 11pm.

Here we look at the latest rumours involving players in the Premier League:

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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Pique keen for Pogba to join Barca

Gerard Pique says it would be “nice” if Barcelona signed Paul Pogba from Manchester United. Barca defender Pique told the Spanish newspaper AS: “Pogba is a great player and he’s there [at United]. We’ll see if he changes clubs in the future, it would be nice if he came and would make us happy in the future, but we have to respect a player who is at Manchester United.”

PSG deny Eriksen interest

Paris Saint-Germain have denied rumours they are interested in Tottenham and Denmark star Christian Eriksen. The French giants were linked with a £100m move for the midfielder, but in an email to the Associated Press the club “categorically denies” the reports.

Martial to stay at Old Trafford?

It’s reported that Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United and his Old Trafford future remains unclear after he was dropped from the squad for the 3-0 defeat against Spurs last night. However, The Guardian reports that Ed Woodward has “already turned down” offers from Milan and Atletico Madrid, and the United executive vice-chairman seems “determined to hold on to the 22-year-old Frenchman”.

Cahill will fight for Chelsea future

Gary Cahill has yet to feature in a squad under new boss Maurizio Sarri, but he’s “ready to stay and fight for a Chelsea place”. According to reports in Turkey, the 32-year-old England defender is a target for Galatasaray. (The Daily Telegraph)

Reds keen to keep Mignolet

Simon Mignolet wants to leave Anfield after losing the No.1 spot to £65m summer signing Alisson, but the Anfield club will not allow the Belgium goalkeeper to depart after Loris Karius joined Besiktas on a two-year loan deal. (The Guardian/Sky Sports)

PSG want Luis, not Rose

According to reports in France, Paris Saint-Germain’s top left-back target is Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis. Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose is “not thought to be high on their list of candidates”. (Sky Sports)

Snap up a bargain

Clubs in the Premier League and Europe can still bolster their squads with “unattached players on free transfers” until January, Sky Sports reports.

The Daily Mail rounds up the top players who are available for nothing…

  • Claudio Marchisio (former Juventus midfielder)
  • John Terry (former Chelsea defender)
  • Yaya Toure (former Manchester City midfielder)
  • Hatem Ben Arfa (former PSG winger)
  • Patrice Evra (former West Ham defender)
  • Giuseppe Rossi (former Genoa forward)
  • Bakary Sako (former Crystal Palace striker)
  • Claudio Yacob (former West Brom midfielder)

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