Transfer news UPDATES: Barcelona fury over Neymar, two Man Utd targets, Liverpool scouting



Posted Thursday, September 05, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Transfer news UPDATES: Barcelona fury over Neymar, two Man Utd targets, Liverpool scouting

Top Man Utd target

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had no doubt who his first choice target was during the recent summer transfer window.

Forbes reckon the Norwegian was insistent he wanted Harry Maguire to be the man to come in and shore up his defence.

Solskjaer’s stance came after United chiefs had drawn up a short list of potential acquisitions to bolster their backline.

Solskjaer ultimately got his man as United paid Leicester a world-record fee of £80m to get Maguire on board.

Transfer news UPDATES: Barcelona fury over Neymar, two Man Utd targets, Liverpool scouting

Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan plot

Inter Milan are understood to have set their sights on Christian Eriksen as the Tottenham playmaker’s contract stand-off rumbles on.

Eriksen was angling for a a move this summer but it failed to materialise and he now has just 10 months to run on his Spurs deal.

Inter are keeping tabs on his situation ahead of the January transfer window and could launch a raid to prise him away if his future is not resolved.

Inter manager Antonio Conte is a big fan of Eriksen and would love to snatch the Dane from the grasp of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Transfer news UPDATES: Barcelona fury over Neymar, two Man Utd targets, Liverpool scouting

Players feel cheated

Barcelona players feel “cheated” after the club’s transfer dealings.

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Barcelona’s talented dressing room were desperate to see Neymar back at the Nou Camp.

And it’s even claimed some of them made direct requests to president Josep Maria Bartomeu to get the deal sorted.

Sport say Ernesto Valverde’s side are upset that Neymar wasn’t signed from Paris Saint-Germain and think the club were never serious about his signature.

Transfer news UPDATES: Barcelona fury over Neymar, two Man Utd targets, Liverpool scouting

No go Zinchenko

Juventus made a deadline day approach for Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The European transfer window closed on Monday and the Italian giants attempted to get a last-moment deal over the line, according to Italian website Calciomercato.

Zinchenko has been a mainstay under Pep Guardiola this campaign - starting all four of City’s Premier League fixtures.

And Pep reportedly blocked the approach for City’s 22-year-old talent.

Neymar to Real Madrid

Real Madrid will sign Neymar in the next four months.

That’s according to Santos president Jose Carlos Peres, whose side could make an estimated £6million from their sell-on clause if PSG approve a £153m deal.

Barcelona were strong favourites to bring the Brazilian superstar back to the Nou Camp - two years after joining PSG for £200million.

However, Peres believes it’s Zinedine Zidane’s Galacticos who’ll snap up the 27-year-old.

“(The money) will still come! He will go to Real Madrid, if not now, it will be at the end of the year,” Peres told Brazilian outlet Globoesporte.

Liverpool scout Ugurcan Cakir

Liverpool are tracking Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.

The Daily Mail claim Liverpool scouts were in attendance to watch the stopper during a 1-1 Super Lig draw against Fenerbahce on Sunday.

Cakir, 23, earned his debut for Turkey’s senior side back in May, in a friendly against Greece.

And it’s believed that Jurgen Klopp’s side will have to pay upwards of £14million to bring him to Anfield.

Transfer news UPDATES: Barcelona fury over Neymar, two Man Utd targets, Liverpool scouting

Man Utd double raid

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing deals for Christian Eriksen and Jan Oblak.

The Red Devils signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James for a combined £145million during the summer transfer window.

But various reports claim Ed Woodward and co are already planning future deals.

Spanish publication Diaro AS claim Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Oblak, who has an £108m release clause, is United’s primary candidate to replace David de Gea.

The Daily Mail also claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have decided to bid for £70m-rated Tottenham playmaker Eriksen in January.



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