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Aubameyang nearing Barcelona exit

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appeared to wave goodbye to Barcelona fans after scoring in their 3-3 friendly draw against Manchester City last night.

The forward is close to making a move back to the Premier League with Chelsea preparing an improved offer to the Spanish giants to secure his services.

Chelsea have already seen a bid of €15m (£12.6m) plus add-ons rejected by Barca last week but, Spanish newspaper Sport say they have now returned with an improved bid of €20m (£16.9m), which does not include any add-ons.

However, the report claims that Barcelona are still holding out for their asking price of €30m (£25.3m) which Chelsea may not be willing to pay.

On this day 2014: Angel Di Maria completes British record £59.7m move to Man Utd

Angel Di Maria completed a British record £59.7million transfer to Manchester United on this day in 2014.

Argentina international Di Maria signed a five-year contract and was given the number seven shirt which was previously worn by club greats George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

At the time, Di Maria became the sixth most expensive player in the world behind Real Madrid signings Gareth Bale, Ronaldo and James Rodriguez as well as Barcelona duo Luis Suarez and Neymar.

On this day 2014: Angel Di Maria completes British record £59.7m move to Man Utd

Argentina international Di Maria signed a five-year contract and was given the No7 shirt

Dele Alli joins Besiktas

Dele Alli has joined Besiktas on loan until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old midfielder moves to Istanbul after joining Everton from Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the 2022 January transfer window.

Dele, has 37 England caps and made 13 appearances for Everton, including two substitute appearances in the Premier League this season.

West Ham agree fee for Paqueta

In the last few minutes talkSPORT says that West Ham United have now agreed a fee with Lyon for Lucas Paqueta.

The Hammers are set to pay over £50m for the Brazilian who is believed to be signing a five-year contract at the London Stadium.

Lyon reject Hammers’ bid for Paqueta

Lyon have rejected West Ham United’s second bid for midfielder Lucas Paqueta. It is believed the Hammers offered around €50m including add-ons but the French side value the midfielder at a minimum €60m and will not sell for less.

Paqueta’s agents remain in London but West Ham are now deciding whether to go back in with an improved offer or focus on other targets.

With that in mind the club have held talks with former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj about a return to the Premier League says talkSPORT.

Januzaj played under David Moyes at Old Trafford and is available on a free transfer after leaving Real Sociedad.

Bernardo Silva could yet leave Man City

Pep Guardiola has refused to rule out the possibility of Bernardo Silva leaving Manchester City before deadline day.

The 28-year-old Portuguese midfielder is heavily linked with a move to Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly had £59m bid rejected by the club.

Speaking after their charity friendly with Barcelona last night Guardiola said: “He is our player. We want him to be with us because he is very important.

“Having said that, I don’t want anyone to be unhappy. But I don’t want him to leave because he is a superlative player. As a player and as a person, he is one of the best I have ever had. In any competition he is the best player.

“If an offer arrives there are seven days left and if Bernardo leaves we would have to go to the market and not it’s easy. Having said that, Bernardo likes Barcelona a lot.”

Trapp rejects Man Utd

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has rejected a move to Manchester United who continue to search for a goalkeeper that can challenge David De Gea.

According to BILD, the German goalkeeper informed the Red Devils yesterday that he won’t be accepting their four-year contract offer.

This could explain the story from Sky Sports who say that United have submitted a bid to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan until the end of the season.

Kevin Trapp was United’s priority option with Yann Sommer and Vlachodimos also on the list but those deals are now complicated.

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch still in hunt for striker ahead of transfer deadline

Leeds head coach Jesse Marsch has not ruled out signing a new striker before the transfer window closes next week.

Seven players have been added to Leeds’ first-team squad this summer, but they missed out on their top target earlier this month when Club Brugge’s Charles De Ketelaere opted to join AC Milan.

Wolves’ Hwang Hee-chan is the latest in a list of strikers to have been linked with the Yorkshire club and, with lingering fitness doubts over Patrick Bamford, their search is still not over.

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch still in hunt for striker ahead of transfer deadline

Wolves’ Hwang Hee-chan is the latest in a list of strikers to have been linked with the Yorkshire club.

Man Utd confident of landing Antony

Manchester United are confident that they will get a deal for Ajax’s Antony over the line before the close of the transfer window on September 1st.

The club want to sign the forward and Antony wants to join Utd having already handed in a transfer request to the Dutch side. The problem is that Ajax do not want to sell.

Ajax have already rejected an offer of £72.3million last week. It is understood that it will take an offer of £84.5million to force the issue.

However, United are confident of signing Antony in a deal worth up to £80million. They plan to offer to £75m up front with a further £5m due in add-ons.

The club believe their improved bid will get the deal done.

Fofana not travelling to Stamford Bridge

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has confirmed that Wesley Fofana will not be travelling to Stamford Bridge this weekend after the Foxes rejected three Chelsea bids for the defender.

Chelsea’s third – and possibly final – bid was for a total £70million but the Foxes are holding out for a record breaking £85m and turned down the offer.

Fofana is believed to be angry and upset at the Leicester hierachy for seemingly pricing him out of a move to London and it has also been revealed that that the defender is still training with the U23 squad after skipping a first-team session last week.

When asked about whether they’re expecting another bid from Chelsea, Rodgers responded that his focus is on the current players he’s got.

He said: “He won’t be available for the weekend and has trained with the U23 squad. I’m not sure, my concentration is on the players that we have, and the team, and I can’t lose energy.

“If something will be done it will be done with the clubs. Until that happens we just have to work with what we have.”

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