Man United star Paul Pogba had agreed mammoth deal with PSG, Neymar blocked move

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Tottenham could swap Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen for Juventus’s Argentina forward Paulo Dybala during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Express.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba agreed a £429,000-a-week deal with Paris St Germain before deadline day but the transfer broke down because Neymar did not complete his move back to Barcelona, reports The Sun.

Chelsea loanee Victor Moses is unlikely to sign a permanent deal at Fenerbahce, despite the Turkish club having the option to buy the Nigeria wing-back, according to the Daily Star.

Raheem Sterling is poised to join the top tier of commercial earners among footballers with a Pepsi endorsement that sees him starring in an advert with Lionel Messi and Pogba, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Celtic could be without striker Odsonne Edouard for their European qualifiers next season as he hopes to play for France in the Olympics, according to The Herald.

Players to watch

Bruno Fernandes: The Tottenham target could be available, with Sporting Lisbon willing to sell the midfielder for £62million, reports A Bola, via Sport Witness.

N’Golo Kante: Real Madrid and Chelsea have a transfer pact regarding Kante, according to the Express.

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David Beckham reaches out to Lionel Messi over sensational Inter Miami move

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David Beckham has contacted Lionel Messi over a huge money switch to Inter Miami, reports The Sun.

Manchester City are hoping to convince midfielder Leroy Sane to sign a new deal before Bayern Munich have another chance to bid for the Germany international in January, according to the Evening Standard.

Chelsea will try to sign £35million-rated Nice defender Youcef Atal in January if they can get their transfer ban lifted by the start of 2020, The Sun reports.

Tottenham will battle Paris St Germain to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in January, says The Sun.

Players to watch

Josh McEachran: The Former Chelsea Academy midfielder has been handed a trial at Birmingham after also being linked with cross city rivals Aston Villa, The Sun reports.

Milan Skriniar: Manchester City failed with a bid in the summer to sign Inter Milan’s Slovakia defender but could try again in January, Tuttosport claims.

Jose Gaya: Chelsea will try to sign the Valencia and Spain left-back when their transfer ban ends next summer, Talk Sport reports.

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Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir lashes out at 'lies' surrounding his failed Liverpool move

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Real Betis star signing Nabil Fekir hit back at reports suggesting his ‘knee injury’ last season was responsible for Liverpool backing out from signing him at the last minute.

The then Lyon attacking midfielder was close  to joining the Reds last summer and a deal worth £53 million was said to be all but confirmed. However, the Premier League giants withdrew at the last moment. Fekir branded the supposed serious knee injury false and claimed he does not know why the deal fell through.

The Frenchman joined the La Liga side this summer for £22m and is turning himself into a crucial member of the team.

“Lots of lies were told and they affected me,” he told L’Equipe.

“Especially those told about my family. It hurt them and me. Especially when you know that what’s being told is false.

“What was said is not the truth. My knee is good – I had a quick medical check at Clairefontaine (France’s national training base) – my knee wasn’t even mentioned.

“If my knee had been in such a bad state, would Aulas (Lyon chairman Jean-Michel) have made [a huge offer to keep me]?

“But the worst thing is the idea that people could suggest that it’s because of my family that the transfer didn’t happen. It’s a lie. But you have to live with it.

“You want the truth? Even I don’t know – I promise you!

“I did my medical and then [Liverpool] decided not to sign me. At some point they wanted to have me believe it was because of my knee – but an excuse needed to be found.

“The medical tests that I did at Clairefontaine were very clear – my knee is perfectly fine and I feel fine. There are no issues at all with my knee.”

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