Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

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Tuesday, September 3

  • Barcelona were £137million short of PSG’s asking price for Neymar
  • Manchester United agreed a £14m deal to sign Mario Mandzukic
  • Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool banked £53.2m in outgoings this summer
  • Christian Eriksen has hinted that he is frustrated at not leaving Spurs

13:30 UPDATE: I’ll improve – de Jong

Barcelona’s £65million signing Frenkie de Jong has vowed to improve after an inauspicious start to life at the Nou Camp.

The former Ajax star has started in all three of Barcelona’s opening La Liga fixtures – but is clearly still adapting to his new surroundings.

“I’m new to the team and I’ve started in all the three games even though we’ve a lot of midfielders,” De Jong said. “But I think I can play better than I have so far.

“I have to grow into whatever role I play in. I’m happy I’m playing and I just want to make sure that I stay in the team.”

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)

13:00 UPDATE: Jadon Sancho hope

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho would consider a return to the Premier League or a move to Spain.

The 19-year-old, who let Manchester City in 2017, was tipped to join rivals Manchester United over the summer in a deal worth upwards of £100million.

Instead, he stayed put at BVB, and signed a new bumper contract worth a reported £190,000-per-week.

Now, after earning a call-up to the England squad, he has put United on red alert by admitting that he would be up for a return to his home country or Spain.

“I can’t tell the future but I wouldn’t mind,” he said when asked about the chances of a return to England. “La Liga I wouldn’t mind also, but we don’t know yet.”

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)

12:45 UPDATE: Paul Pogba Instagram

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has once again fuelled speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

The French superstar openly revealed his desire to secure a deal away from Old Trafford at the beginning of the transfer window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side held firm with their £180million valuation and Monday’s closure of the European transfer window ensured the 26-year-old would remain in the north West until January at least.

However, Pogba has sparked more rumours after liking an Instagram comment asking him to move to Spain.

12:30 UPDATE: Christian Eriksen breaks silence

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has made no secret of the fact he intends to leave the club on the expiry of his contract.

Eriksen sparked speculation at the start of the window when after the Champions League final he expressed his desire for a new challenge, inviting Real Madrid to approach Tottenham.

When the 27-year-old was asked whether he regrets his initial comments, the former Ajax man’s response was emphatic.

“No, it wasn’t [wrong to speak out],” he told Danish outlet Ekstra Bladet. “But it is football and you never know what happens in football. Many things always come into play.

“I wish I could decide [my future] just like in the Football Manager [game], but unfortunately I can’t. I know a lot of people are interested in where to play. I understand that well.”

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)

12:15 UPDATE: PSG Neymar fee

Barcelona were £137million short of PSG’s asking price for Brazilian superstar Neymar.

Barcelona made several different offers to bring the 27-year-old back to the Nou Camp – all were rebuffed by the French champions.

The Sun claim their final bid included £136m plus Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele on loan.

Now, French newspaper Le Parisien claim PSG wanted a whopping £273m in cash for Neymar.

It’s also claimed that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was confident that the Catalan giants wouldn’t be able to cough up the required amount.

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)

12:00 UPDATE: Mario Mandzukic was agreed

Manchester United should have completed a deal for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, according to ESPN reporter Mark Ogden.

Mandzukic, 33, emerged as a transfer target for the Red Devils late in the summer transfer window after it became clear Romelu Lukaku would leave the club.

Reports claimed an agreement was made between the clubs and Ogden believes that was the case – nut doesn’t understand why United did not get a deal over the line.

“They could have signed Mario Mandzukic at the end of the window,” Ogden said. “A deal was agreed with Juventus, it would have cost I think around £14million.

“That for me would have been a no-brainer because yes he’s not the future but he’s a guy that ticks that box of being an experienced pro.”

11:45 UPDATE: Liverpool money-makers

Liverpool banked over £50million during the summer transfer window.

Jurgen Klopp’s side only brought three players to the club with Sepp van den Berg, Adrian and Harvey Elliott arriving for a combined £1.3m.

But their outgoings saw them raise £53.2m in total.

Danny Ings joined Southampton for an initial £18m – rising to £20m. Ryan Kent returned to Rangers on a permanent basis for £6m rising to £7.5m. Simon Mignolet was offloaded for £8m.

Teenager Rafael Camacho joined Sporting Lisbon for £5m rising to £7m, while Ovie Ejaria, Bobby Duncan and George Johnston left for a combined £5.6m.

The reds also received £5.1m in loan fees for Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi.





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