We takes a look at the biggest transfer stories from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond on the last day of the UK transfer window
Barca move for Ozil
Barcelona has turned their attention to Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil having been rebuffed in their bid to sign Philippe Coutinho, according to COPE.
Liverpool has maintained throughout the transfer window that the Brazilian is not for sale despite multiple offers from Camp Nou.
And now Barca, with an extra day in which to sign players due to the late deadline in Spain, reportedly plans to launch a late move for Ozil, who Arsenal value at €60 million (£55m).
LEMAR & ALEXIS DEALS OFF
Arsenal has failed to agree on a deal to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco and will therefore not sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City, according to the BBC .
The Gunners are said to have submitted a £92 million bid for the Frenchman, while the proposed deal taking Alexis to City was worth £60m.
But Arsenal have been unable to secure a replacement for their star man and so will insist he sees out the final year of his contract before leaving for free next summer
BARCA MAKE LAST COUTINHO BID
Barcelona have made a last-ditch attempt to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, according to Sport .
The Reds have so far resisted the Catalans’ attempts to prise away their star man, continually insisting that he will not be sold at any price.
But the Blaugrana have made a new bid that falls just short of €150 million when bonuses are included in the hope they can get a deal done before the Spanish transfer deadline on Friday.
SPURS MISS OUT ON GOMES
Tottenham’s move to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has collapsed late on deadline day, according to football.london .
Spurs looked to have beaten West Ham to a loan deal for the midfielder, who has fallen out of favor after a difficult first season at Camp Nou.
But it is now being reported that Barca has pulled the plug on the transfer due to their failure to secure their own targets as the deadline approaches.
CHASE STILL ON FOR MAHREZ
Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Barcelona remain contenders to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to RMC Sport.
Reports had previously claimed that Barca is not interested in the Algerian and that no bids had been made for him late on deadline day.
But it has now been suggested that the Blaugrana could move for him should they admit defeat in their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and that the three Premier League clubs are still monitoring the situation.
BARKLEY TURNS DOWN CHELSEA
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has turned down the chance to join Chelsea, according to the BBC .
The England international is also said to have attracted the interest of Tottenham after being made available for transfer having turned down a new deal at Goodison Park.
But Barkley has dealt another blow to the Blues, who also appear to have missed out on Fernando Llorente, by rejecting a switch to west London.
BARCA MADE LATE MBAPPE PUSH
Barcelona made a late attempt to hijack Paris Saint-Germain’s move to sign Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe, according to Yahoo Sport.
PSG’s deal for the France prodigy was delayed by their attempts to structure it in such a way that ensures they do not break UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
Barca subsequently entered the race looking to deal a blow to the club that signed Neymar from them, but the Parisians formally concluded the signing on Thursday.
MANGALA THWARTS EVANS DEAL
Eliaquim Mangala is refusing to sign for Crystal Palace and thwarting Manchester City’s desire to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom, according to the Daily Mirror.
Palace reportedly had a bid accepted for the Frenchman only for him to turn down the chance to move to Selhurst Park.
The Eagles have subsequently turned their attention back to Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho and without offloading Mangala, City will not be able to bring in Evans.
PEREZ & CAMPBELL SET FOR EXITS
Lucas Perez and Joel Campbell are set to leave Arsenal for clubs in La Liga, according to the daily Mirror.
Perez will return to Deportivo La Coruna while Campbell is in line to join Real Betis, it is claimed – and the closing of the window a day later in Spain gives the two clubs extra time to negotiate.
MAN UTD IN LATE WILLIAN MOVE
Manchester United are preparing another raid on Chelsea as they look to lure Willian to Old Trafford, according to the Sun.
The newspaper reports that Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the Brazil international to Man United, where he would follow in the footsteps of another former Blues star Nemanja Matic.
However, the Red Devils would be forced to spend in the region of £35 million for the 29-year-old’s services.
- WEST BROM EYE £23M SPURS FLOP JANSSEN
West Bromwich Albion is prepared to part with £23 million in order to bring Vincent Janssen to the club from Tottenham, according to the Sun.
The Netherlands international, who joined Spurs from AZ for £17m last summer, has been living in the considerable shadow of Harry Kane in north London and has struggled to score goals.
However, the report suggests that West Brom could face competition from Stoke City for his signature.
CHELSEA LAUNCH €25M BID FOR ZAPPACOSTA
Chelsea have launched a €25 million bid for Torino defender Davide Zappacosta, according toLa Gazzetta dello Sport .
The Italy international is a full-back and has been on Antonio Conte’s radar for some time. Having missed out on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Blues are determined to add reinforcements before the close of the summer window.
ARSENAL REJECT FOXES’ CHAMBERS BIDS
Arsenal has rejected not one, but two bids from Leicester City for Calum Chambers, according to a report by the BBC.
The report indicates that the Foxes made two bids in the region of £20 million for Chambers, but both were dismissed by the Gunners, who had previously set an asking price of £27m for the 22-year-old.
BAYERN REJECT CHELSEA’S RAFINHA BID
Chelsea has had an offer for Bayern Munich defender Rafinha rejected, according to Sky Sports.
The Blues lost out in the race for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined Liverpool, and Antonio Conte is desperate to add a right-sided player to provide competition for Victor Moses.
Rafinha, who turns 32 in September, is one of a number of targets being considered by Chelsea, with Bacary Sagna also said to be an option.
ARSENAL LOOK TO DRAXLER
Arsenal is interested in signing Julian Draxler from Paris Saint-Germain before Thursday’s transfer deadline, according to Sports Bild.
The Gunners now look set to lose Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City and have eyed Germany international Draxler as his replacement.
PSG are open to selling Draxler, having spent €222 million to land Neymar from Barcelona earlier in the month.
PSG TURN ATTENTION TO €40M SERI
Paris Saint-Germain has turned their attention towards Jean Seri, who could cost the Ligue 1 giants €40 million, according to L’Equipe.
The paper reports that Nice midfielder Seri, who had also been on the radar of Barcelona, is considered an alternative for PSG after the capital club were frustrated in their efforts to sign Monaco star Fabinho and Porto’s Danilo Pereira.
JUVE TO SEND CHELSEA TARGET ON LOAN
Juventus are ready to send highly rated Italy youth international Moise Kean on loan to Hellas Verona, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
Kean, 17, has been on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Arsenal, but looks set to remain in Serie A for the time being.
PALACE MAKE €20M MANGALA BID
Crystal Palace has made a bid of over €20 million for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, according to a report in L’Equipe .
Mangala has not been a first-choice under Pep Guardiola and spent last season on loan at Valencia. Palace is keen to strengthen their backline, but they face competition from clubs in Italy for the France international.
JUVE REJECT €160M DYBALA BID
Juventus have rejected a €160 million offer from Barcelona for Paulo Dybala, Corriere Dello Sport claims.
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The Catalan club has been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool and have turned to the Juve star in the wake of Neymar’s €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain. However, the Serie A side are unwilling to sell the Argentina international and knocked back Barca’s approach on Wednesday