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10th October 2020

THE transfer window has CLOSED for Premier League clubs after a frantic final day.

But there are still deals to be done for free agents and domestic loans from EFL clubs while players can still leave for Portugal and the MLS.

Get all the latest deals, transfer updates and gossip here…

  • Daniel Brookes

    SIMAKAN INTERESTS TWO PL CLUBS

    West Ham and Southampton both had offers rejected for Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan in the transfer window.

    According to Le 10 Sport, bids of £15million from the Premier League duo were rebuffed with the French side believed to be holding out for closer to £18million.

    Simakan, 20, can play at right-back and centre-back and has previously been linked to AC Milan and RB Leipzig.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Tottenham are still hopeful they can sign Swansea's Joe Rodon, say reports.

    The North London club were linked to Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger and Inter's Milan Skriniar but could not get either deal done.

    Now their attention turns to the Championship, where they can still make signings until October 16.

    The Express report that they still want to sign the defender – and the fee could be between £7m and £18m.

    Elsewhere, Juventus are ready to rival Real Madrid for Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.

    The French midfielder has shot to fame with Stade Rennais and was widely tipped to move to a European giant this summer.

    However, Camavinga committed to staying in Ligue 1 ahead of his side's shot at the Champions League group stage.

    Several media outlets from across the continent are predicting a bidding war for the youngster's signature at the end of the season.

    According to Tuttosport, Juventus will make a serious play for Camavinga, who turns 18 next month.

    And finally, Allan Saint-Maximin has challenged Newcastle to qualify for Europe if they want to keep him.

    The dazzling winger caught the eye last season after arriving from Nice for £16.5million – leading to fears he could be prized away this summer.

    He said: “For my part, everything will depend on this development.

    “If the club is developing well and it is in line with my desires, staying is a possibility.

    “Afterwards, if things don't turn out like that, obviously the question of leaving will arise.

    “Being able to play in Europe and the Europa League would be really great. The Champions League is a big dream, every footballer wants to play it.”

  • Joe Brophy

    RI SMILE

    Exclusive by Duncan Wright: West Ham face having to double Declan Rice’s salary in a new deal after managing to the keep the England star at the club for another season.

    Chelsea were desperate to sign the 21-year-old this summer but gave up without lodging a formal bid after the Hammers made it clear they wanted at least £80million for the midfielder.

    Yet having retained the services of the player and made it clear he was their prized asset, West Ham now need to reward him with a contract that recognises his standing as the best player at London Stadium.

    Rice is two years into a five-and-a-half-year contract, which saw him move from £3,000-a-week up to £60,000-a-week — a package co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold initially baulked at paying.

  • Joe Brophy

    ED STRONG

    Edinson Cavani has no fear of wearing the iconic No 7 shirt at Manchester United as he bids to jointhe club’s greats — unlike Alexis Sanchez.

    The Uruguayan completed his free transfer on deadline day and will follow in the footsteps of Old Trafford legends George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

    But Cavani, 33, takes over the shirt from flop and fellow South American Sanchez, who had a miserable time before moving to Inter Milan.

    Cavani said: “It’s a fantastic challenge and responsibility, which I’m accepting with the best will in the world.

    “I’ll be working really hard to perform at my very best so I can leave that number, that shirt, just how it was left by the players you mentioned.

    “It’s a great number. But I honestly believe that the number you wear is more an off-the-field thing.

    “Once you’re out on the pitch, the number you have on your shirt has no influence.

    “When you get the chance to pull on the No 7 shirt atManchester United — worn by some top, top players who have been legends in this country and at this club — it really is a nice responsibility to have.

    “I enjoy challenges and hopeI can do it great justice — to leave it in as high regard as thegreat players who have worn it before me.”

  • Joe Brophy

    MAX POWER

    Allan Saint-Maximin has challenged Newcastle to qualify for Europe if they want to keep him.

    The dazzling winger caught the eye last season after arriving from Nice for £16.5million – leading to fears he could be prized away this summer.

    He said: “For my part, everything will depend on this development.

    “If the club is developing well and it is in line with my desires, staying is a possibility.

    “Afterwards, if things don't turn out like that, obviously the question of leaving will arise.

    “Being able to play in Europe and the Europa League would be really great. The Champions League is a big dream, every footballer wants to play it.”

  • Joe Brophy

    WIL TO WIN

    Jack Wilshere has claimed that he just wants to be happy when finding a new club after leaving West Ham.

    He told talkSPORT: “I was in this position when I left Arsenal. What I learnt from that is take your time and make sure it's right for you.

    “I’m not saying I have regrets going to West Ham because in my head things would have turned out differently but that's football – but this time I'm going take my time and find something that suits me

    “I just want to be happy and be playing football again. Honestly, I can’t tell you the last time, probably when I signed for West Ham, the first three games before I picked up an injury. That was probably the last time I was happy playing football.

    “I just want to be happy, going back on the pitch, get a smile on my face, play 20-30 games a season where I'm an important player for a team.

    “Obvoiously it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to and I was frustrated about that but that's football.”

  • Joe Brophy

    ADIOS AMIGO

    Jack Wilshere says he would like a crack at LaLiga or Serie A after his contract with West Ham was terminated this week.

    Wilshere has been left in the wilderness as a free agent after agreeing to have the final year of his contract paid up by the Hammers having played just 19 times in two years.

    The 28-year-old has spoken with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard about a move to Rangers – but admits he fancies doing something few of his contemporaries have done by playing on the continent.

    Speaking to talkSPORT, Wilshere said: “I'm open to anything really. I think I want to try something different, I'm leaning towards that.

    “Maybe LaLiga, Italy, something a little bit different and not many English players have done.”

  • Joe Brophy

    AS LUK WOULD HAVE IT

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is reportedly willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a new deal at the Bernabeu.

    The 35-year-old – who joined the LaLiga champions from Tottenham for £30million in 2012 – is in the final year of his contract in Spain.

    And the Croatian international is desperate to carry on his love affair with the club after nine trophy-laden seasons.

    According to Marca, Modric is keen to retire at Real having developed a special affection for the team, fans and the city.

    They state that the 2018 World Cup runner-up is prepared to accept a lower wage in order to secure a new contract.

    He and his family are settled in Madrid having built their life there.

  • Joe Brophy

    A MAD IDEA

    Juventus are ready to rival Real Madrid for Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.

    The French midfielder has shot to fame with Stade Rennais and was widely tipped to move to a European giant this summer.

    However, Camavinga committed to staying in Ligue 1 ahead of his side's shot at the Champions League group stage.

    Several media outlets from across the continent are predicting a bidding war for the youngster's signature at the end of the season.

    According to Tuttosport, Juventus will make a serious play for Camavinga, who turns 18 next month.

  • Joe Brophy

    BOX SETS

    Premier League games to be shown on Box Office for £14.95 have been revealed.

    Top flight bosses announced today that a total of nine games from now to the end of October will be on Sky Sports and BT Sport PPV channels.

    And the first one to be shown for a fee will be Chelsea's clash against Southampton at 3pm on Saturday, October 17 on BT Sport Box Office.

  • Joe Brophy

    MAUR PLEASE

    Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly being lined up by Fiorentina after his Juventus exit.

    The Turin giants brutally sacked Sarri in August even though he led them to Serie A glory after a tense battle with Inter Milan and Lazio.

    And Tuttomercatoweb claims he is now in Fiorentina’s sights after their poor start to the new campaign.

  • Joe Brophy

    DOR SHUT

    Borussia Dortmund were reportedly left baffled after Manchester United made a late £1million offer for Nico Schulz.

    The German giants forked out £22million to sign the defender from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2019.

    But United allegedly tried to lure him away from Germany with a cheeky deadline day bid.

    ESPN claim Dortmund were 'baffled' after the Red Devils offered a loan fee of just under £1million.

    The overambitious move for Schulz has led Dortmund to 'question the credentials of United's recruitment and scouting team'.

    United were willing to pay the 27-year-old's wages for the 2020-21 campaign but Dortmund did not entertain the offer for the 11-cap Germany international.

  • Joe Brophy

    DEAF EYES

    Paul Pogba's hopes of engineering a move to Real Madrid will end in disappointment as they eye three new Galacticos, according to reports.

    The La Liga giants are saving their cash ready to make big money moves for Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.

    Pogba, 27, has made it no secret of his admiration to join the Bernabeu club in the past.

    Only on Thursday did he reignite transfer talk by saying: “Yes, all footballers would like to play for Real Madrid. Maybe it is a dream. It is a dream for me, why not one day?”

    But AS write how Pogba will be left disappointed.

  • Joe Brophy

    RUSS OF BLOOD

    Chelsea are sending Victor Moses on loan to Spartak Moscow, according to reports.

    The Nigerian is free to leave the Blues after finishing his loan stint at Inter Milan.

    Antonio Conte's side opted against bringing him back to the San Siro despite making 20 appearances in the second half of last season.

    According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Spartak have made their move as the Russian transfer window is still open.

    It will be the 29-year-old's sixth spell away from Chelsea after joining the club in January 2013.

  • Joe Brophy

    BOX OFFICE

    Football fans are up in arms over the Premier League's decision to charge £14.95 to watch games.

    Gary Neville slammed the top flight for its 'really bad move' while others proclaimed 'football is dead' after the announcement.

    Another person wrote: “£14.95 to watch it on ‘box office’. Glad to see where the clubs priorities lie. They should be doing everything to get fans back in grounds. And doing everything to keep fans involved & engaged until they can. Football is dead.”

    A fellow user fumed: “If you’re a Newcastle United fan: season ticket already paid for. Pubs closed in the north east so can't watch football there. £14.95 per game on PL PPV.

    “Scandalous lack of consideration for fans already going through it.”

  • Kiro Evans

    ON THE BIG SCREEN

    More news is emerging on the league's pay-per-view plan and we've gotten first glance of which games will cost £14.95 to watch this weekend:

    Newcastle vs Man Utd – Sat Oct 17 – 8pm
    Leicester vs Aston Villa – Sun Oct 18 – 7.15pm
    West Brom vs Burnley – Mon Oct 19 – 5.30pm

  • Kiro Evans

    ANOTHER BLUES LOAN

    Accrington Stanley have signed Chelsea keeper Nathan Baxter on a season long loan.

    The 21-year-old stopper will be looking to get some regular footy down in League 1.

  • Kiro Evans

    HEY BIG SPENDERS

    Premier League clubs have shelled out a tonne of money this summer.

    Who do you reckon got the best value for money?

  • Kiro Evans

    MAKE THE MOS OF IT

    Victor Moses is heading to Russia on loan, reports say.

    The transfer window is still open there and it is believed Spartak Moscow will be the 29-year-old's destination.

    Moses was linked to Inter during the European window but nothing materialised in time.

  • Kiro Evans

    STILL HOPE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly still hopeful about signing the likes of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland – despite Man United's previous bungled attempts.

    The two players remain top of his wishlist while he had to settle for second-choice signings in a disappointing transfer window.

    But ESPN report that, while Solskjaer has bene diplomatic in public, he has grown frustrated at the lack of action and still wants the club to prioritise Sancho and Haaland.

    The Red Devils boss met Haaland last December and United weren't too far away from getting the player in January, but withdrew due to agents fees.

  • Kiro Evans

    OL IN GOOD TIME

    Olivier Giroud has admitted he cannot rule out a January move after featuring just once for Chelsea in four Premier League games.

    The Frenchman does not see a return to his country of birth but is open to other options.

    He told RMC Sport: “I’ve been close to moving to Serie A.”

    “They appreciated experienced players there, but the transfer didn’t materialise.

    “For the future we will see what happens. I will decide by evaluating the opportunities I will have.

    “I’m not ruling out anything, but for now I don’t see me returning to Ligue 1.

    “I’d like to play at the highest level in Europe for another two or three years, then maybe I’ll go to the United States.”

  • Kiro Evans

    LET'S GET RODON DONE

    Tottenham are still hopeful they can sign Swansea's Joe Rodon, say reports.

    The North London club were linked to Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger and Inter's Milan Skriniar but could not get either deal done.

    Now their attention turns to the Championship, where they can still make signings until the October 16.

    The Express report that they still want to sign the defender – and the fee could be between £7m and £18m.

  • Kiro Evans

    TV BOOST FOR FANS

    PREM clubs are today poised to agree to non-televised matches being available to all fans, Martin Lipton writes.

    But supporters will have to pay to watch with the matches only available through a special subscription service.

    Ever since the Prem’s restart in June, all matches have been available through one of the Prem’s four broadcast partners – Sky, BT, Amazon prime and the BBC.

    With fans locked out, the clubs felt they had no option to ensure supporters were able to watch their teams in action.

    But there are concerns that the two main broadcasters’ patience over the loss of their prized exclusivity is not boundless and that there could be a knock-on impact with the companies demanding a further rebate.

    Prem clubs already face having to pay back £330m over the next two seasons as a result of the pandemic and a further cut in income would be a savage blow.

  • Kiro Evans

    WE WANTED HIM FAC

    Penarol wanted to retain the services of Man United's new signing Facundo Pellistri, reports say.

    The Uruguayan club were keen to get their teen sensation back on loan until January but United weren't having it, according to Sports Mole.

    The winger signed for around £9million on deadline day and Penarol vice-president Rodolfo Cantino had to back down when it became clear the 18-year-old could be spending some time in the United first team.

    He said: “We tried in every way but they argued that they wanted the player now. It's normal, when an European club buy a player, they travel immediately.

    “Pellistri goes straight to the first team. Going to play. In the negotiation they asked me if I could guarantee them if he was in the bubble because they need him. Then it will be a matter of the manager if he uses him.”

  • Kiro Evans

    BORUSSIA BAFFLEMENT

    Dortmund were left “baffled” by Manchester United's negotiating techniques, reports say.

    The two clubs were locked in talks over Jadon Sancho for most of the summer, with the England international eventually staying put after much speculation.

    What really confused the Germans was United's last-ditch loan bid for wing-back Nico Schulz, according to ESPN.

    The player's last start for Dortmund was in December 2019, and the Red Devils random attempt to get him at the end of the window left BVB chiefs questioning the credentials of their transfer team.

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