Premier League transfer news: Toby Alderweireld, Mauro Icardi, Eric Bailly

Why was there no Spurs badge on Alderweireld’s shirt against Liverpool?

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Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld (left) in action against Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino at Wembley
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Alderweireld plays without a badge

Is Toby Alderweireld’s future at Tottenham once again hanging in the balance?

After a summer of speculation linking the defender with a move away from north London, ESPN reports that there’s more uncertainty following Spurs’s 2-1 loss against Liverpool on Saturday.

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The Belgian found himself “the centre of debate among fans”, says ESPN, after playing against Liverpool wearing a shirt that had no Spurs badge on it. Was it a “cryptic protest” or just a “manufacturing error”? The debate rumbles on...

Mauro Icardi: Inter Milan to Manchester United

United boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Inter star Mauro Icardi and is “ready to fork out £98m” to match the striker’s release clause. The Argentine has scored 53 goals in Serie A during the past two seasons. (The Sun)

Anthony Martial: Manchester United to Inter Milan

Given the reported interest in Mauro Icardi, could United and Inter do a swap deal for players? According to the latest reports, the Italians are keen to bring in United’s French forward Anthony Martial on loan in January. (The Guardian)

Eric Bailly: Manchester United to Tottenham/Arsenal

After watching Tottenham lose 2-1 to Liverpool at the weekend, Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness believes the north London side need to make some new signings. One player being linked with Spurs today is Manchester United defender Eric Bailly. The 24-year-old is “ready to quit United in January”, the Daily Mirror reports, after a lack of first-team action so far this season. The Mirror says that Arsenal will rival Spurs for the defender’s signature.

Rabiot wanted by four clubs

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is a target for Manchester City, Tottenham, Juventus and Barcelona. The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and would be available on a free transfer unless he signs a new deal or PSG sell in January. (Daily Express)

Brown nearly joined Newcastle

With 16 domestic trophy wins Scott Brown has become a Celtic legend, but the 33-year-old has revealed that he nearly left the Scottish giants in January 2010. After a falling out with then-Celtic boss Tony Mowbray, Brown was told he was free to leave the club. However, just weeks later the matter was resolved and he was named Celtic captain. He said: “I had an offer from Newcastle. There had also been interest from Harry Redknapp at Spurs.” (Chronicle)

Nicolo Barella: Cagliari to Liverpool/Tottenham

Cagliari midfield ace Nicolo Barella is wanted by Liverpool and Tottenham. The 21-year-old is valued at £35m and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is “confident” a deal can be done for the Italy Under-21 international. (Daily Express)

Lazio duo to sign new deals

Lazio stars Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who have been linked with moves to the Premier League, are set to sign new contracts at the Italian club. (Sky Sports via La Gazzetta dello Sport)

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