Football Transfer News Live Updates: Barcelona are looking to bring in Memphis Depay from Lyon to bolster their attacking ranks, especially the departure of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid. Sandesh Jhingan signed a bumper 5-year deal with ATK Mohun Bagan. NorthEast United FC Luis Machado, while FC Goa announced the signing of James Donachie. Manchester United are still in talks with Porto for the signing of Alex Telles, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano.
Follow the News18 Sports live blog for all the transfer news and gossip from both Indian football and European transfer market. The Indian football transfer window is open till October 20, 2020 while the European transfer window is open for 10 weeks – from July 27 to October 5. This year has been an exception for the football transfer window as well due to coronavirus pandemic with the dates extended and altered according to season end. This year, the Indian football transfer market has seen a lot of buzz as well with clubs trying to make smart buys in limited budgets.
In the Indian football transfer window, ATK Mohun Bagan, FC Goa and Odisha FC have been the most active ones while Jamshedpur FC, Chennaiyin FC and Hyderabad FC have had coach changes lately as well. While FC Goa appointed Juan Ferrando as their coach early on and hit the market, Chennaiyin and Hyderabad FC have only just found their coaches. Hyderabad, who had Albert Roca as their coach, had to be changed after the Spaniard got an offer from FC Barcelona and moved on. In the European football market, Chelsea have been on a spending spree buying extremely talented youngsters to make up a formidable squad.
Rumours of Anotnio Rudiger leaving Chelsea have increased over the week, especially after the arrivals of Thiago Silva.
There are reports suggesting a move for Jorginho to Arsenal.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard though came out ot dismiss reports.
"I don’t expect anything in the window, they are our players," Lampard said.
“There are lots of rumours, not just on those players but on a lot of our players.
"Every player will always be a case-by-case situation that has to be a happy solution for the player, myself and for the club.
"We have a big squad, we know that, but at the moment players remain ours and we will see as time goes on."
Wolves forward Raul Jimenez has sparked rumour of a potential exit from Wolverhampton Wanders.
"I have three more seasons left [on my contract]," he said at an event at Mexico’s London embassy.
"If I stay here at Wolves, I’d be very happy.
"We know that anything can happen and there could be a change. I’m open to everything.
"I already had the luck to play some games [in the Champions League]. It’s something incredible and it’s in my plans to play again, but first I have to do what I have to do with Wolves."
Rhian Brewster's move away from Liverpool has hit a stumbling block.
Sheffield United and Crystal Palace were rumoured to be interested parties to get young English striker.
But, according to talkSPORT, Sheffield United are willing to take Brewster on a year-long loan with Liverpool looking to sell him.
Brewster had spent the second half of last season on loan with Swansea City.
Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi may be on his way to Benfica as part of a deal for Ruben Dias.
Reports in the English and Portuguese media suggest that Dias will join Pep Guardiola’s side next week with Otamendi being used as a sweetener in the 50 million pound deal as the defender is valued at around 14 million pounds.
According to Portuguese publication Record, Otamendi could be given a pay-off by City so that he can accept a reduced salary at Benfica.
East Bengal will play in the Indian Super League!
That surely means more transfers to follow...
Manchester United are still confident of reaching an agreement with Porto over left-back target Alex Telles.
But transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano said that the move is going slow.
...talks still on for Alex Telles with Porto. Slow deal but #MUFC working on it. Remember: he’s not the only option as LB but Man United are convinced they can find an agreement with Porto soon. 🛑 #ManUtd https://t.co/0zCXisjPzF— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 25, 2020
Barcelona are desperate to get their hands on Lyon's Memphis Depay.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are in pole position of snapping up Depay with former Dutch national team manager Ronald Koeman at the helm.
Especially with the departure of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid and Barcelona's stumbling in a deal for Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez.
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In Europe, the biggest of the latest transfer deals have been the signing of Kai Havertz by Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen for 71m pounds and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United getting the signature of Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam. Among the women, Pernille Harder became the most expensive female footballer in the world when she signed with Chelsea.