Arsenal deny reports of Alexis Sanchez transfer request, Chelsea's Diego Costa to join Everton on loan ahead of Atletico move

In our latest transfer gossip round-up, Arsenal rubbish Alexis Sanchez transfer request rumours, Diego Costa finds route away from Chelsea and Angel Di Maria will not join Barcelona.

David Cooper
by David Cooper
28th August 2017

article:28th August 2017

Alexis Sanchez (C)
Alexis Sanchez (C)

The transfer window is fast approaching conclusion and the rumour mill is heating up. Take a look at the most recent names and gossip being floated around in the media.

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The Express report that Arsenal have reportedly denied claims Alexis Sanchez submitted a transfer request on Monday.

The Chilean’s contract with the Gunners will lapse next summer.

And Independent journalist Shehab Khan caused Arsenal fans to fear the worst when he tweeted: “Alexis Sanchez has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Arsenal.”

But the tweet was swiftly deleted and the newspaper later denied the claims, saying Arsenal have told them that the reports are not true.

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez


Reports from Spain claim that Costa’s move to Atletico Madrid is done with the striker possibly moving to Everton on loan until January.

According to Sergio Ortiz, Costa will agree a two-year deal with his former club and Chelsea will receive €45 million, plus €20 million in add-ons.

Diego Costa

Diego Costa



Goal report suggestions that Angel Di Maria is close to completing a move from Paris Saint-Germain to Barcelona are based on lies, according to Jorge Mendes. The Argentine forward has been heavily linked with a return to La Liga this summer, where he has previously impressed for Real Madrid.

Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria



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