Another day in football, another wave of transfer rumours to keep up on. Take a look at the most recent names and gossip being floated around in the media.
Will any of the following deals happen?
Barcelona are closing in on the transfer of PSG winger Angel Di Maria, according to The Sun.
The Catalans are turning their attention to the former Real Madrid player as Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund continue to play hard-ball over the sales of Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele.
With just three weeks to go until the end of the transfer window, Barcelona need to act quickly to add reinforcements to their attack, and Di Maria looks a formidable option.
Barcelona are in desperate need of attackers following the loss of Neymar to PSG, and a move away from Parc des Princes could boost be a significant boost for Di Maria, with his place in the starting XI in jeopardy.
The Argentinian would likely come much cheaper than either Coutinho or Dembele – and PSG are reportedly open to a sale.
Chelsea have had a £63 million offer for Andrea Belotti rejected by Torino, according to the Sun.
The Italian has been earmarked as a long-term target for Chelsea, with Antonio Conte desperate to bring the in-form striker to Stamford Bridge.
With the inevitable departure of Diego Costa, the Blues boss is keen to sign another striker before the end of the transfer window.
Belotti is without doubt one of the hottest properties right now but goalscorers come at a premium cost.
With a significant buy-out clause of nearly £88 million in his contract, it is highly unlikely Chelsea will meet Torino’s demands.
The Italian was in majestic form last campaign, netting 26 goals in 35 games.
Manchester United are considering a £55 million bid for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to the Daily Record.
With the ongoing difficulty of trying to sign Gareth Bale and Ivan Perisic, the Red Devils have forced a change of direction with Lemar now emerging as their next target.
The French international has been on the radar of Arsenal this summer, but Manchester United are set to table a significant bid to lure Lemar away from Monaco.
United have been looking for more attacking reinforcements as they bid to mount a more serious challenge in the Premier League while also competing in the Champions League.
At 21, Lemar would be less expensive in terms of salary and is capable of playing anywhere across the second line of attack, an important area of Mourinho’s teams.
Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele has been criticised by his own team-mates for skipping a training session and trying to force a move to Barcelona.
Midfielder Gonzalo Castro has come out and said what most of his colleagues have apparently been thinking about the 20-year-old Frenchman.
“We will sort this out behind closed doors. But we must say clearly that this cannot happen and that his behaviour is bad for the team,” the 30-year-old said, as quoted by Marca.
He added: “If a player can say ‘as another team wants me I won’t train any more’, that is terrible for football.”
Dembele has been suspended by his club for not turning up for training, as Barcelona and Dortmund struggle to reach an agreement for the young talent.
Meanwhile, defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos too expressed his feelings about the former Rennes star, saying: “Ousmane is a young kid but he needs to realise that no one player is bigger than the team. We all need to understand that we need to work for the team,”
When Paris Saint-Germain more than doubled the world transfer record for Neymar in August, everyone in the football world was stunned.
It wasn’t just the fact that Neymar wanted to leave Barcelona for PSG, but also the sheer amount of money involved that made it look mind boggling.
Although, if anyone was going to be involved in a transfer this colossal and ground-breaking, it makes sense that it was Neymar.
That, because from his earliest playing days, Neymar was viewed as the ‘chosen one’, the boy who would save Brazilian football.
And his journey from a young footballer at Santos to a world record transfer signing is explained in detail in this video (below) on uMAXit Football’s official YouTube channel.