Premier League transfer news and rumours
Le Roy: Mane could play for Barcelona or Real
Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has the talent to play for any of the world’s top teams, according to Togo coach Claude Le Roy.
Senegal international Mane has impressed at Anfield since joining from Southampton in 2016 and is now part of a world-class attacking trio alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
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Quoted by the Daily Star, Le Roy said: “He’s a great player. He’d have his place at Manchester United, at Barcelona, or at Real Madrid.”
Icardi happy at Inter
Mauro Icardi has this week been linked with a move to Chelsea but the Argentine striker says he has no plans to leave Inter Milan. As well as Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are also reportedly interested in the 25-year-old. Reacting to the rumours, Icardi said: “I do not know if everything that is published is true. I always say that I am very good with my family at Inter, I have no intention of leaving. Offers came in the summer but I have neither the need nor the desire to leave.” (AS)
Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid to PSG
Paris Saint-Germain are lining up a big-money move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. The French World Cup winner, previously a target for Manchester United and Real Madrid, signed a new five-year deal with Atletico in June. However it’s reported that PSG are willing to pay the £133m release clause and his annual salary of £31m. It is claimed that PSG are preparing for the departure of Neymar and see Griezmann as the perfect replacement. (Sky Sports via OK Diario)
Martial set to stay at Old Trafford
French forward Anthony Martial is ready to commit his future to Manchester United and “snub interest” from Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. (ESPN)
Alonso signs new Blues deal
The Daily Telegraph reports that Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract with Chelsea that will see him stay at Stamford Bridge until 2023. Alonso’s fellow defender Antonio Rudiger is also in line for a new deal, says the Daily Mail, with Chelsea planning to offer the German improved terms.
Moses plans Chelsea exit
One player who is unlikely to stay at Chelsea is Nigerian winger Victor Moses. The 27-year-old is considering his future after falling out of favour with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. (Goal.com)
Nicolas Tagliafico: Ajax to Arsenal
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is seeking a long-term solution to the problem left-back position. On his target list is Ajax and Argentina star Nicolas Tagliafico. (Daily Mirror)
Mourinho eyes squad strengthening
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says the Old Trafford board must be prepared to spend big money on the world’s best players if they want to be at the same level as European rivals Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Mourinho’s side were beaten 1-0 at home by Juve in the Champions League last night. (Manchester Evening News)
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