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Neymar 'turned down Manchester City Manchester United, Real Madrid and PSG' to stay at Barcelona last summer
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim that Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester United and Manchester City tried to sign Neymar last summer, with each club happy to pay his £170m clause.
Leicester City take Harrow Borough striker Ibrahim Meite on trial in quest to unearth the next Jamie Vardy
EXCLUSIVE: Premier League champions Leicester City have taken Harrow Borough striker Ibrahim Meite on trial as they bid to uncover their next non-league gem after Jamie Vardy's success.
Neil Warnock set to make Junior Hoilett his first Cardiff City signing with two others expected to follow
Neil Warnock is set to make Junior Hoilett his first signing for Cardiff City. The former QPR winger is a free agent after his contract at Loftus Road ended last summer.
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian could consider leaving as Italy place is under threat due to lack of playing time under Jose Mourinho
A day after Memphis Depay admitted that sitting on the bench this season has left him feeling like ‘a loaded gun’, Fausto Pari said that Matteo Darmian is in danger of losing his place in the Italy side.
Leonardo Bonucci is a target for both Chelsea and Man City as they consider strengthening defensive options but any prospective move to England depends on the player's family situation.
Newcastle begrudgingly sold James Milner for £15m in belief they could land Bastian Schweinsteiger for the same money, reveals Terry McDermott
Terry McDermott was Kevin Keegan's No 2 at St James' Park when the club sold James Milner on - prompting Keegan to leave days later over concerns at how the club was being managed.
Alex Iwobi set for second bumper pay rise this year... as Arsenal move to keep Hector Bellerin from Barcelona
Having established himself as a vital part of Arsene Wenger’s starting XI, the 20-year-old is in line for another extension which will represent his new status in the club’s first-team plans.
Manchester City move to wrap up new Fernandinho deal as Brazilian enters final 12 months of his contract
The Brazilian, who has become an integral part of Pep Guardiola's plans, has entered the final 12 months of his deal - causing concern at the Etihad Stadium that he could leave for nothing.
Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian to make Serie A return in January as Inter Milan line-up loan deal
The 26-year-old has played only once this season, that coming in the 1-0 Europa League defeat at Feyenoord, and is now behind youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah in the Old Trafford pecking order.
Ex-Manchester United defender Keane, 23, has been in top form this season and has been linked with a £25m switch to west London. Dyche, however, was unmoved on the speculation.
Roman Abramovich set to back Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in January transfer window after training ground meeting
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to back Antonio Conte after telling the Italian he will be allowed to make several signings in the January transfer window to bolster his ranks.
Father Hans Robben, who acts as his son's agent, told kicker that 'the way it looks now, Arjen is hoping to stay.' The Dutch winger is currently in the final year of his current contract with Bayern.
The younger sibling of Chelsea star Eden Hazard swapped west London for Borussia Monchengladbach on a permanent basis in February 2015 - after initially joining on loan.
Manchester United take Matheus Marcosi on trial with coaches casting an eye over 16-year-old Brazilian
The 16-year-old plays for Desportivo Brasil, who have a tie-up with Manchester United, and has been at the club's Carrington training complex on previous occasions.
Arsenal eye Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel as Arsene Wenger sends scouts out to Italy amid Liverpool interest
Arsenal are monitoring Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel. Arsene Wenger has dispatched scouts to watch the French forward on three occasions this term and the 25-year-old has not disappointed.
Burnley target Stephane Sessegnon has signed for Montpellier. The 32-year-old was released by WBA at the end of last season and had been talking to a number of clubs in England and abroad.
Antonio Conte plans defensive clear-out at Chelsea with Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic expected to be phased out after Arsenal defeat
SAMI MOKBEL: Antonio Conte is ready to launch a ruthless defensive clear-out following his side’s 3-0 defeat by Arsenal. Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill are expected to be phased out.
Chelsea and Antonio Conte left reeling after Emirates horror show after Arsenal ran riot... So, just what is going wrong with their calamity defence?
Antonio Conte prides himself on his team’s ability to defend, having won three Italian titles from the back. As his Chelsea side have now conceded nine in the league, Sportsmail examines why.
Tottenham announce seventh new deal with Kyle Walker signing on until 2021 …as Mauricio Pochettinho FINALLY ditches his suit
Walker becomes the seventh Tottenham player to extend his commitment to the club this month, following Christian Eriksen, Harry Winks, Tom Carroll, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Dele Alli.
Oumar Niasse was signed by Roberto Martinez in January for £13.5million from Lokomotiv Moscow but he barely kicked a ball and showed no sign in training that he could play in the Premier League.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche hails Joey Barton but insists Rangers rift will not not see midfielder return to Turf Moor
Barton played a key role in helping the Clarets win promotion from the Championship, winning the club's player of the year award, before opting for a move to Rangers in the summer.
Manchester City confident they'll avoid FIFA rap over signing Velez Sarsfield youngster Benjamin Garre
Garre linked up with City at the age of 16 in July but Velez claim that the Premier League club broke FIFA's rules over the transfer of minor-age players from outside the European Union.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wears same suit AGAIN as defender Danny Rose signs new five-year deal
The sight of the Tottenham boss with a beaming grin wearing the same top-half combo has become familiar in recent weeks with Rose the latest to get the hand on shoulder treatment from his boss.
Blackburn Rovers have signed former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown on a free transfer until the end of the season. Brown won countless honours during his time at Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola flies to Portugal for secret scouting mission as Manchester City weigh up move for Benfica full back Alex Grimaldo
Guardiola and his brother Pere attended Benfica's game against Braga on Monday evening where Grimaldo figured in a 3-1 win. The full back has a buyout clause of £51million.
Manchester City and Barcelona will move for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin in January transfer window
Manchester City and Barcelona are refusing to take no for an answer in their pursuit of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and have made him their top priority when the January window opens.
The Italian side rejected a £38million offer from Chelsea for the 25-year-old Senegal defender in the summer and have now convinced him to extend his contract until 2021.
Lyon boss Bruno Genesio pulled out of Emmanuel Adebayor deal to sign Jean-Philippe Mateta, says club president
Lyon manager Bruno Genesio pulled out of signing Emmanuel Adebayor to get Jean-Philippe Mateta, according to the club's president. Adebayor has been without a club since May.
Hector Bellerin is 'Barcelona's top target' as Luis Enrique begins quest to bring Arsenal man back to Nou Camp
Luis Enrique is searching for a permanent replacement for Dani Alves in the right back spot at the Nou Camp, and SPORT reports that Bellerin is the man touted for a return.
West Ham's hopes of keeping wonderkid Reece Oxford are looking increasingly bleak as Manchester United plot a swoop for the starlet whose current deal will expire at the end of next season.
Leonardo Bonucci was tempted by a Premier League move to play for 'the coach' amid interest from Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola
Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola are both known admirers of Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, who admitted he was interested in a potential move to England to work with 'the coach'.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists out of favour Cesc Fabregas will only start for Blues when he 'deserves to play'
The Spanish midfielder is yet to start in the Premier League since Antonio Conte took over, a run set to continue when Chelsea face Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
Premier League splash nearly twice the amount cash as Bundesliga as FIFA reveal biggest international spenders
Data from FIFA's Transfer Matching System shows that teams in England, fuelled by a £2.7billion-a-season television deal, spent a world-leading £880million in the summer transfer window.
The player's agent Wagner Ribeiro recently revealed that both Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United were both prepared to break the world transfer record to land Neymar this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur target Isco even more underused by Zinedine Zidane than Rafa Benitez at Real Madrid
Tottenham closed in on an audacious move for Real Madrid outcast Isco on transfer deadline day, yet the Spain international chose to remain at the Bernabeu after talks with Mauricio Pochettino.
After splashing more than £80million during the summer transfer window, Arsenal are now focusing on new deals for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who are into the last two years of their current deals.
The former Arsenal striker has been without a club since he was released by Crystal Palace in the summer. Adebayor signed a short-term deal but left after scoring one goal in 15 appearances.
Barcelona star Neymar 'turned down PSG's offer of a £42m contract, private jet and hotel chain in the summer'
The Barcelona forward was linked with a series of moves over the transfer window, including a possible switch to Manchester United. He chose to put pen to paper on a new Barcelona deal.
Sessegnon is a free agent following his release from the Hawthorns at the end of last season. And the Clarets are working on a deal to take the 32-year-old until the end of the season.
Eric Dier has signed a new five-year contract which will keep him at Tottenham until 2021. The 22-year-old joined the club from Sporting Lisbon at the start of the 2014-15 season in a £4million deal.
Manchester City to receive £12.2m as Stevan Jovetic makes first Inter Milan appearance of the season
Manchester City are poised to receive £12.2million from Inter Milan following Stevan Jovetic's appearance against Pescara on Sunday. His initial 18-month loan has now become permanent.
Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado has completed his long-anticipated transfer back to Juventus despite the wishes of boss Antonio Conte.
Neymar came close to joining Manchester United or PSG before signing Barcelona contract extension, claims star's agent Wagner Ribeiro
Neymar came close to joining Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain this summer before committing his future to Barcelona, according to the Brazil star's agent Wagner Ribeiro.
Atletico Madrid veteran Juanfran confident 'best coach in the world' Diego Simeone will remain at the club
Simeone is under contract until June 2020 but rumours continue to swirl around his future following his success in recent years, including a remarkable La Liga title, at the Vicente Calderon.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte targets Ben Gibson and Michael Keane as potential John Terry replacements
EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: The Blues have begun an intensive scouting drive to unearth the best homegrown central defensive talent as Conte plans for the future.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Mauricio Pochettino believes players are choosing Tottenham Hotspur over their rivals for love not money.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has vowed to send Calum Chambers back to Arsenal a better player than when he left. The 21-year-old arrived at the Riverside on a season-long loan deal.
Mathieu Flamini has signed for Crystal Palace on a free transfer. The former Arsenal man joined Alan Pardew's side having been released by the Gunners and offers a wealth of experience.
Aston Villa's England Under 21 international attacking midfielder Jack Grealish has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal with his club.
The 28-year-old has been a free agent since leaving German side Wolfsburg last season, enabling Nottingham Forest to sign him outside of the transfer window, which closed last week.
What a waste of money! Manchester United revealed as Premier League's biggest over-spenders... thanks to Angel di Maria and Memphis Depay
JACK GAUGHAN: Angel di Maria, Marouane Fellaini and Memphis Depay are held up as three of the top biggest disappointments over the last four seasons in Soccerex's annual Transfer Review.
Crystal Palace close to completing Mathieu Flamini deal with ex-Arsenal midfielder undergoing medical
Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is undergoing a medical at Crystal Palace ahead of completing his move. Flamini was released by the Gunners at the end of last season.
Nicklas Bendtner set to return to English football as former Arsenal striker agrees Nottingham Forest deal
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is set for a return to English football after agreeing to join Nottingham Forest. The 28-year-old is without a club after being released by Wolfsburg this summer.
Thiago Maia was discussed by Chelsea in late July prior to his participation in the Olympics with Brazil but his club Santos were reluctant to sell before the end of their season.
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed he had the chance to join Juventus during the summer transfer window but did not feel the time was right to seal a move to Italy.
Despite their struggles since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, Schmeichel believes the signing proves United remain a force to be reckoned with in the transfer market.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane explains why he rejected Manchester United's summer approach: 'It's not easy to say no to Jose Mourinho'
Frenchman Varane turned down Mourinho's advances to remain with Real - a decision motivated by his relationship with Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane.
Aymen Abdennour has confirmed he held talks with English clubs during the summer transfer window, with Chelsea thought to be at the front of the queue to sign the highly-rated defender.
PSG prevented me from leaving this summer... I wanted to go but I'm not unhappy, insists Blaise Matuidi
France international Blaise Matuidi was strongly linked with a summer move to Juventus as a replacement for Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United in a world record £89million transfer.
Free agent XI: Premier League teams can still sign free agents...so who are the best players still looking for a club?
In amongst a host of names which even the most experienced Football Manager aficionado would struggle to identify are a handful of characters who could just do a job in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace had lined up a season-long loan for Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy on deadline day and agreed to pay a £3million loan fee, before it broke down.
Christian Benteke's younger brother Jonathan signs for Crystal Palace a few weeks after former Liverpool striker joins for £32m
Just a few weeks after spending £32million to buy Benteke from Liverpool, Alan Pardew has added his 21-year-old sibling to their development squad on a one-year deal.
Wilshere listened to the advice of the former United midfielder, who travelled the world during his glittering career, also playing for Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
Premier League clubs end transfer window with £677m net spend as Liverpool and Southampton cover costs and Manchester City splurge
The figure of £1billion-plus figure bandied around in the immediate aftermath of the most ridiculous transfer window of all time doesn't quite tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Sissoko won the FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup during his time at Anfield and the La Liga title at Valencia before then. He was also part of the Paris Saint Germain team to clinch Ligue 1 in 2013.
Valencia president Lay Hoon Chan has spoken of her 'disappointment' at Los Che captain Paco Alcacer's decision to join Barcelona. The 23-year-old moved on a five-year deal worth £26million.
Tottenham signing Moussa Sissoko for £30m gives Mauricio Pochettino a 'powerful' option in attack, insists Hugo Lloris
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is expecting big things from new signing Moussa Sissoko, who was inconsistent for Newcastle but performed well for his country at Euro 2016.
Claudio Ranieri was deadline day's 'most popular boss' on Twitter after £29m Slimani deal... but Slaven Bilic and Ronald Koeman failed to impress
Every transfer window produces winners and losers, with Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri emerging from deadline day as the Premier League's 'most popular' manager.
David Luiz seals stunning £32m return to Chelsea from PSG as defender signs three-year deal at Stamford Bridge
David Luiz can't wait to wear the Chelsea shirt once again after sealing his £32million return to Stamford Bridge. The defender joins from PSG and has penned a three-year contract.
Premier League clubs are being taken for a ride in today's transfer market... the loan system has its advantages but that is a victim of exploitation too
MARTIN KEOWN: It’s hard to comprehend the amount of money spent by our teams in the window. It was bound to happen after the new TV rights deal and it can only be good for the Premier League.
Premier League sides admit to paying way over the odds for players as selling clubs dominate the market in craziest transfer window yet
IAN LADYMAN: At the end of another frantic, extravagant summer transfer window, a frank admission from one Premier League executive: ‘We know we have grossly overpaid for our player.'
Premier League clubs spent over £1bn in the summer transfer window... but the concept of what represents value for a player has been totally lost
It will forever be remembered as the summer when Premier League clubs took leave of their senses. With over £1bn spent in the transfer market, did anyone get any value at all?
Chelsea now have a total of 38 players out on loan as Lucas Piazon and Matt Miazga become the latest men to leave Stamford Bridge on deadline day
Chelsea now have a remarkable 38 players out on loan as new Italian boss Antonio Conte allowed more fringe players to leave Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day.
Leicester City defender Danny Simpson has signed a new three-year contract with the Premier League champions. The English right back has committed his future to the Foxes until 2019.
Samir Nasri pushed through Sevilla loan move after Man City boss Pep Guardiola tried to convince him to stay
Samir Nasri has claimed Pep Guardiola urged him to stay at Manchester City and fight for his place. Nasri was one of four City players to leave the club on Wednesday as he joined Sevilla.
Everton would have learned that going missing is one of Moussa Sissoko's bad habits... Tottenham have paid way over the odds for a player who might not even improve their bench
CRAIG HOPE: The Toffees had a lucky escape. Supporters and staff of Newcastle have wondered where their midfielder has been for the best part of three years. Technically, he is found wanting.
Mauricio Pochettino steps in to ensure Christian Eriksen commits his long-term future to Tottenham Hotspur with Dane set to sign new four-year deal worth £70,000-a-week
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has personally intervened to help ensure Christian Eriksen signs a new contract with the club. Eriksen and his agent had been locked in talks.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic's futures at Barcelona are the club's immediate priority, according to sporting director Albert Soler.
Farhad Moshiri insists Everton pulled out of Moussa Sissoko deal because they could not 'jeopardise James McCarthy's place'
Farhad Moshiri has claimed that Everton pulled out of a deal to sign Moussa Sissoko because they did not want to 'jeopardise' James McCarthy's position in the squad.