Transfer Market All the day’s news
21:40. Well, that is everything for Wednesday’s transfer blog. Before leaving, here is a summary of the day’s hottest rumours and completed deals.
– Guilherme Arana has joined Atalanta on a season-long loan from Sevilla. The Serie A side have paid a one million euro fee for the loan and will pay his entire wages whilst he is in Bergamo. Atalanta will have an option to buy next summer, too.
– Roma are preparing another bid to sign Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren after missing out on Juventus’ Daniele Rugani, according to Corriere dello Sport.
– Valencia have decided to enter the transfer market to try and find cover at right-back, following Cristiano Piccini’s knee injury.
– Alexis Sanchez landed in Milan this afternoon and went for his medical examinations ahead of a loan move to Inter.
– Napoli continue to dream of James Rodriguez and could make a loan offer for the Colombian on deadline day.
– Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is on the verge of returning to Chivas, nine years after leaving for England, according to Sky Sports.
21:20. Antonio Luna is on the verge of joining Rayo Vallecano on loan from Levante, with Las Granotas set to pay a percentage of his wages while he is playing at Vallecas.
21:00. Gabriel Barbosa, known as ‘Gabigol’, is currently on loan at Flamengo, but the Brazilian side are willing to make his move from Inter permanent by paying the Nerazzurri 18 million euros, according to Sky Sport Italia.
20:10. Marseille want 10 million euros for Luiz Gustavo, according to RMC Sport, with Fenerbahce having offered 5.5 million euros plus 2.5m euros in add-ons for the 32-year-old.
19:30. Chivas are close to signing West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez, say Sky Sports. The Mexican played for Chivas before making the move to Manchester United in 2010.
18:15. Villarreal have enquired about Sampdoria right-back Jacopo Sala, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Atalanta and Parma are also interested in the Italian.
17:30. Napoli continue to dream of James Rodriguez and, as Tuttosport report, Aurelio De Laurentiis will wait until the last day of the transfer window to launch a loan offer for the Real Madrid playmaker without an option to buy.
17:20. Schalke are in negotiations with AC Milan for striker Andre Silva, according to Bild.
16:40. Alexis Sanchez landed at an airport in Milan moments ago and, as Calciomercato points out, more than 50 Inter fans were there to greet him. The player will immediately go for his medical examinations ahead of his loan move from Manchester United.
16:00. After the injury to Cristiano Piccini, Valencia could dip into the transfer market once more to sign a replacement right-back.
15:40. Gary Medel has arrived in Bologna and is set to finalise his move to the club. La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that the Chilean has already passed his medical and could sign his contract later this afternoon.
15:20 Guilherme Arana has left Sevilla to join Serie A and Champions League side Atalanta. The Bergamo side will pay his entire salary and one million euros for his season-long loan, while also holding a purchase option.
? Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) August 28, 2019
14:07. Le Parisien have reported that Ivan Rakitic could be open to taking part in Operation Neymar and joining PSG, which Ousmane Dembele is still considering.
The French paper say that Barcelona would offer 140-150 million euros plus Dembele and Rakitic for the player.
13:59. Alejandro Pozo has announced that he’s renewed with Sevilla until 2023.
13:40. Dembele’s agent has spoken with Telefoot and rejected talk that his client will be leaving Barcelona. “Ousmane will continue at Barcelona 100 percent. There is no possibility of him leaving. He will succeed at Barcelona.”
Moussa Sissoko, l’agent d’Ousmane Dembélé, prend la parole et confirme à Téléfoot la position de son joueur, lié au dossier Neymar : « Ousmane reste à Barcelone à 100%. Aucune chance pour qu’il parte. Il veut et va s’imposer à Barcelone. »#Mercato@telefoot_TF1https://t.co/vHTGAOpHfC
? Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) August 28, 2019
13:00. Barcelona have started ‘Operation Dembele’ as they try to convince the Frenchman to join PSG, to help facilitate Neymar’s move to the Camp Nou. FULL STORY HERE.
12:33. Ivan Rakitic wants to stay at Barcelona despite Juventus’ attempts to sign him. According to Sport, the Italian club are still interested and will try to sign him until the transfer window closes.
12:20. Sevilla are looking to Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz as a solution for their striker search. FULL STORY HERE.
11:40. Liverpool are not willing to Bobby Duncan to Fiorentina and have described the 16m euro offer for a loan then purchase option as ‘ridiculous’. Sky Sports say Duncan is frustrated with Liverpool’s position and wants to speak with Fiorentina.
11:27. Sky Italia are reporting that Alexis Sanchez could be in Milan for his medical in the coming hours.
11:18. Roma have made a last minute offer for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, according to the Sun. The Giallorossi offered 16.5m euros for the centre back, who would also be willing to reduce his salary to complete the move.
10:44. Ante Coric has moved to Almeria on loan from Roma and the Spanish club have the option to make the move permanent for a fee of six million euros.
Ante Coric has completed a move to @UDAlmeria_Eng on an initial loan.
Best of luck for the future, Ante!
? AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 28, 2019
10:07. According to The Guardian, Inter and Manchester United have reached an agreement over a move for Alexis Sanchez. The English club will pay 236,000 euros of his 430,000 euro a week salary, with the player moving on a 10 month loan with no option to buy.
9:50. PSV have sealed the signing of midfielder Ritsu Doan from Groiningen.
9:00. Mauro Icardi now wants to stay at Inter. After a meeting with the club’s president Steven Zhang and director Beppe Marotta, the striker made his position clear. He could still leave before the window closes and talk of a possible exchange with Dybala intensifies.
8:35. Another striker from Juventus, Paulo Dybala, could also be on his way out of the club before the transfer window closes. The returning Gonzalo Higuain looks like he will be a starter for Maurizio Sarri, and Dybala has the option of joining Napoli.
8:30. PSG are considering a move for Mario Mandzukic given the recent injuries to Mbappe and Cavani, say Sky Sport. The French side have already made contact with the Croatian striker.
8:15. Good morning everyone and welcome to Wednesday’s transfer blog. Be sure to stay tuned throughout the day for all the latest news and rumours.