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Transfer news LIVE: De Paul tweets Leeds desire, Mbappe ‘tells PSG he wants to LEAVE’, Barcelona target Depay

KYLIAN MBAPPE has told PSG he ‘wants to leave’, and is eyeing a spectacular move to the Premier League.

Meanwhile Rodrigo de Paul has confirmed in a tweet that he wants to join Leeds and Barcelona are targeting Memphis Depay.

Get all the latest transfer news, updates and gossip here…


West Ham are ready to offer Arsenal a stunning £5million rental deal for centre-back Rob Holding.

Boss David Moyes wants a new defender and co-owner David Sullivan is willing to pay the cash for a season-long loan.

Holding was in the Arsenal side for the opening game at Fulham but he could still be allowed out once the full squad is available.

Newcastle United tried for Holding before talks broke down but the Hammers plan to put money on the table that will top their proposal.

The offer would cover Holding’s wages and add a premium to make it a lucrative offer to their London rivals.


Roma have reached an agreement with Napoli to sign striker Arkadiusz Milik.

According to FabrizioRomano, the Serie A side will pay £23m plus add ons included.

But Roma are yet to agree personal terms with Milik.

If he decides to join, Edin Dzeko will be sold to Juventus.

It is claimed Dzeko has always been Juve’s No1 target as they look to bring in a forward this window.

AS Roma have reached an agreement with Napoli to sign Arkadiusz Milik [€25m add ons included]. Now it’s up to the player: if Milik will accept to join Roma, Edin Dzeko will be sold to Juventus. Dzeko has always been the #1 choice as Juve striker 🚨 @DiMarzio @SkySport #transfers

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 14, 2020


Rodrigo de Paul is ready to sign for Leeds United – and confirmed it in a deleted tweet.

The Premier League newbies are negating with Udinese, who want around £35m.

De Paul has just deleted it… transfers news are not for social media 😏👀 #LUFC #transfers

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 14, 2020


Arsenal are in talks to sign Icelandic keeper Runar Alex Runarsson, according to reports.

Boss Mikel Arteta wants the £1.5million-rated stopper as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez.

The Argentine has joined league rivals Aston Villa.

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal have opened talks with Ligue 1 side Dijon where Runarsson has spent the last two seasons.

The 25-year-old has five caps for Iceland and was also part of their 2018 World Cup squad.

Arsenal’s goalkeeping coach, Inaki Cana, knows Runarsson well having worked with him at his previous club Nordsjaelland.


Man Utd are weighing up a move for Valencia’s Uros Racic.

The Serbian central midfielder has a £92million release clause in his contract.

But with Valencia struggling with a financial crisis, a fee of around £28m might be enough to secure Racic’s services.

Racic is a box-to-box player – around 6ft 4ins and powerfully built.

He is renowned for his workrate and defensive power but also has good footwork and can shoot with either foot.

Aged just 22, he has failed to settle in Valencia after joining the La Liga outfit from Red Star.


Genoa are reportedly plotting a free transfer swoop for injury plagued West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere.

The ex-Arsenal star has played just 18 times for the Hammers since his 2018 arrival and the East Londoners are said to be considering ripping up his contract.

Despite featuring during pre-season, Wilshere, 28, did not even make the bench for the Irons’ woeful opening day home defeat to Newcastle.

Ankle and groin problems have seen the Englishman ruled out for more than 350 days since his arrival at London Stadium.

But this has not put Genoa off, according to Corriere dello Sport.


The news Man Utd are looking at bringing in Gareth Bale on loan has left Sancho sweating.

Sancho was convinced his switch from Borussia Dortmund to Old Trafford would go through this summer or in the New Year window.

United had agreed personal terms with the England international.

They have also recently resolved the issue of the agents cut of the deal which had been a major stumbling block.

But they will still not match the £108m valuation the Bundesliga side have put on the player.

United believe that is way too high for a 20-year-old in the current financial climate with all football clubs hit hard by the Covid-19 lockdown.


Danny Drinkwater could land a shock reunion with Claudio Ranieri at Sampdoria.

The midfielder’s career has fallen apart amid personal problems since joining Chelsea in 2017, a year after winning the Premier League under Ranieri at Leicester.

And Italy’s Il Secolo XIX newspaper suggest an intermediary has asked Sampdoria if they want to consider the three-cap ex-England ace, 30.

Meanwhile, Drinkwater has opened up on his incredible saga of the past two years, including headbutting a team-mate, being attacked in a club and drink-driving.

A sports psychologist is helping the Chelsea outcast as he battles back from playing just six times on loan for Burnley and Aston Villa last season.


Man Utd are ready to offer Gareth Bale a short-term deal after losing patience over Jadon Sancho.

United want to take the Real Madrid star on loan for a season initially but with the option to renegotiate that for a further year.

Bale, 31, has two years left on his current £650,000-a-week Real Madrid contract.

He would have to take a wage cut with United and Real may even have to pay part of it.

Real could demand an upfront transfer fee of £18.5million rather than a loan.

But United are now seriously looking into all options.


Chelsea made good use of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Bayer Leverkusen chief Rudi Voller.

He told Bild: “Chelsea simply made good use of the coronavirus period.

“Next year it would have been much harder for Chelsea to get Kai.

“Other interested teams preferred to hold back because of the high transfer fee in this special and uncertain time.

“We also have significant revenue losses in times of the coronavirus.

“And we will, of course, take that into account and certainly not completely reinvest the transfer fee we got for Kai.

“Although we still have to do something to maintain the level or to improve.”


Man Utd are ‘very close’ to making their first formal bid for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.

According to thepeoplesperson, talks between the two clubs have intensified over the last day.

Real loaned the 23-year-old to Sevilla last season, but he is not returning there this season.

Los Blancos have quoted £23million for United to land the left-back.


Sead Kolasinac has become a transfer target for West Ham as David Moyes attempts to land a new left-back.

The Bosnian has fallen out of favour at the Emirates and could be moving across London if the Hammers boss gets his way, according to the Athletic.

Kolasinac has fallen down the pecking order after the signing of Kieran Tierney and chances of first team football appear limited with the Gunners out of Europe.

The left-back signed for Arsenal on a free in 2017 but has failed to stake a regular claim in the first XI.

David Moyes is believed to be keen on new signings after a quiet transfer window for the club.

They have so far only signed Tomas Soucek on a permanent deal after his loan move last season impressed club bosses enough to commit £19.1million to retain his signature.


Former Chelsea star Oscar revealed Willian and David Luiz have tried to tempt him to Arsenal.

The Brazilian trio all played at Chelsea together, but Luiz was this summer joined at the Emirates by Willian.

And they wanted Oscar to link up with them again.

He revealed: “They called me, they had to call me. Because we have good communication. Sometimes I talk to them. They said ‘come to Arsenal, come here’

“But for me it’s a little more difficult. I have a contract with Shanghai, it’s a little more difficult to leave. Willian had finished the contract.

“I was happy that they got together again. And happy that Willian is happy. The most important thing is to be happy, regardless of the place. So I hope they are happy there.”


Arsenal have reportedly agreed a transfer deal with Torino over Lucas Torreira that will see the midfielder head to Italy, initially on loan, as part of a £22million deal.

Torino will initially pay £11m for Torreira, with the other half being paid at the end of the season and making the deal permanent.

This will see Arsenal recoup the majority of the £25.7m that they paid for the Uruguayan from Sampdoria in 2018.

There are just a few minor details that need to be ironed out before the 24-year-old can complete the move to the Serie A side.

The move, reported by Calciomercato, will see Torreira re-united with former boss Marco Giampaolo who managed him at Sampdoria.


Leeds have failed in a bold attempt to sign former West Ham star Dimitri Payet, according to reports.

The France international playmaker is enjoying a successful second spell with Marseille.

Payet played under Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa during his first stint with the Ligue 1 giants six seasons ago.

And reports in France claim Argentine Bielsa contacted the 33-year-old during the summer, offering him the chance to be part of the newly-promoted Whites’ Premier League quest.

Payet is understood to have been strongly tempted to move to Elland Road.

He was a huge success in his debut Premier League season with West Ham in 2015-16, winning several player-of-the-year awards.


Arsenal are ready to up their bid for Brentford keeper David Raya.

The Gunners will go as high as £10million for the Spaniard, who would be Bernd Leno’s back-up.

Brentford may sell as Raya is keen on the chance of Premier League football.

His arrival would come as Emiliano Martinez’s secured a move to Aston Villa.

The Bees plan to look at Charlton’s Dillon Phillips as a replacement.


Thiago did a U-turn over staying at Bayern Munich, according to reports.

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness suggested the midfielder has agreed a contract with either Manchester United or Liverpool.

The 68-year-old said: “We offered him a great contract but in the last minute he changed his mind.

“He probably has an agreement on personal terms with Liverpool or Man Utd, or with both.”


Independiente will land £460,000 from the sale of Emiliano Martinez.

The Argentine keeper arrived at Arsenal from the Buenos Aires club in 2010 and has been understudy to several stoppers.

But now he is set to move to Aston Villa for around £20million, an Argentinian record for a keeper.


Mason Mount has already revealed Ben Chilwell’s nickname around Cobham.

The Chelsea midfielder told Sky Sports: “Some of them we know very well, like Ben – Chilly – he’s come in and been around the boys quickly.

“I haven’t seen him for a long time because I was away with England.

“The German boys have come in, brilliant players, they add something to the group.

“Hakim as well, Thiago I haven’t met yet, he seems like a brilliant player.

“It’s all about competition at this club – world class players and they’re going to make all of us better.”


New Real Sociedad signing David Silva has recovered from coronavirus and is training with the first-team.

The Spaniard, 34, only signed for the San Sebastian club last month.

And he tested positive for Covid-19 after signing, meaning he had to isolate for a fortnight.

But he has been given the all-clear to train with the first team.

👋 𝐇𝐚 𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝐞𝐥 𝐝𝐢́𝐚.

🆕 ¡𝗬𝗮 𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮́ 𝗮𝗾𝘂𝗶́ @21LVA!#AurreraReala

— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) September 14, 2020


Frank Lampard has revealed he phoned Christian Pulisic to offer him the No10 shirt at Chelsea after Willian left the club.

Eden Hazard had previously worn the figure on the back of his shirt, while American Pulisic was drafted in as the Belgian’s long-term replacement.

Lampard said: “He came last year and Willian was almost the man in waiting at the club to take the No 10 shirt and I think it was right he took it with his experience.

“When it became open I think what Christian delivered in his first year more than warranted that he gets the shirt and what it means.”


Borussia Dortmund are “increasingly confident” of keeping Jadon Sancho this season, according to reports.

The German club have played hardball with Manchester United over a transfer fee for the England international, 20.

Sancho has been valued at £108million, and according to BBC Sport, the club are confident of keeping the former Manchester City winger.

Dortmund have a cup match at Duisburg tonight and there have been rumours that Sancho will be left out of the game.

Ivan Perisic and Gareth Bale are both being considered as alternatives for Sancho.


Emiliano Martinez’s Arsenal departure is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

The Argentinian, 28, is heading to Aston Villa where the promise of more game time awaits.

Martinez has turned into a cult hero at Arsenal, no little thanks to his mind games against Liverpool in the Community Shield last month as Arsenal won on penalties.

His wife Mandinha Martinez shared a clip of Emiliano playing football with their young son and dog at home.


Danny Drinkwater could be offered an exit from his Chelsea nightmare with a switch to Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria.

The 2015-16 Premier League winning midfielder played just six games on loan at Aston Villa and Burnley last season.

And he revealed he is not just at Chelsea for the money last week in an interview with the Telegraph.

Now Drinkwater, 30, has been linked with a switch to Sampdoria, where British stars such as David Platt and Graeme Souness have thrived in the past.

According to Il Secolo XIX, an intermediary has been in touch with both parties to try and spark a deal.


Fulham have announced a triple contract extension.

The Cottagers have tied down Denis Odoi two a two-year deal, while Joe Bryan and Josh Onomah have signed on till 2023.

Scott Parker’s side were outclassed by Arsenal in Saturday’s opening Premier League fixture.

But the Craven Cottage gaffer has been keen to get the trio on longer-term deals.

💎 ➠ 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑.

Shine bright, @Joshuaonomah10!#FFC

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) September 14, 2020

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