Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signs for Liverpool

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an Arsenal player no more.

The winger’s six-year spell at the Emirates Stadium came to an end on Thursday as Liverpool concluded a deal that could reach £40m.

Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “I’m currently away with England, so I’m at St George’s Park. Firstly, I’m delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank-you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities. It has been a massive help.

The move comes after Oxlade-Chamberlain turned down the chance to join the Premier League champions, Chelsea.

With one year remaining on his contract at Arsenal, the 24-year-old has been allowed to leave the club, who risked losing him for nothing next summer.

The Gunners can rightfully claim a solid piece of business, commanding a very large fee for a player who has seldom been a guaranteed starter during his time in London.

Liverpool fans will be very excited about their new acquisition, who adds more attacking menace to a side that have already brought in Mohamed Salah this window and clinched an agreement for RB Leipzig’s Naby Keïta to join next summer.

Liverpool are said to be still pursuing a deal for AS Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, while the insistence remains that they will not sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona before the transfer deadline closes on Thursday evening.

However, Mamadou Sakho, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi could all leave the club.

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The Spaniard signs a new deal with Real Madrid, with a ‘Glorious’ release clause

If sources in Spain are to be believed, Friday beings some good news for Real Madrid fans.

That news? Well AS are reporting that Isco – the man with the silk feet who for so long a transfer target of other clubs – has signed a new deal with the La Liga champions.

AS say it is a four-year deal with the option of extending it by another season

That’s all good but there is another very, very interesting detail in the story. Isco’s buy-out clause has been set at €700m. Yeah, seriously.

Madrid – and presumably lots of other clubs are running scared after what happened with Barcelona and PSG. Indeed, AS add: “There are no players in Madrid’s first-team squad with a clause below 500m … And in Castilla [Real’s ‘B’ team], there are now players with clauses of 300m.”

Wow. Just wow

Shocking : CONFIRMED !! Neymar to join PSG

Neymar has told his Barcelona team-mates he wants to leave the club and could join Paris Saint-Germain on Friday, according to reports in Spain.

Both Mundo Deportivo and RAC1 say the Brazilian reported for training at Barça’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper complex on Wednesday morning and informed the club of his intention to bring his four year stay at Camp Nou to an end.

Neymar left the training ground immediately afterwards and Barcelona then confirmed via their official Twitter account that the forward hadn’t taken part in the training session

Barcelona then made an official statement, as reported by Catalan publication SPORT, which confirmed the morning’s events.

“Neymar Jr has informed the club about his departure from the club and has said goodbye to his team-mates,” read the statement.

“The coach has given him permission not to train and resolve his future.”

Blaugrana chiefs are said to have grown weary of the transfer saga in recent days and have come around the idea of allowing the 25-year-old to move to France in a world record breaking €222 million deal.

Barça are reportedly interested in signing either Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé or Juventus’ Paulo Dybala as Neymar’s replacement, while there have also been suggestions Marco Verratti, Ángel Di María, Adrien Rabiot or Julian Draxler could be included as part of the deal.

The Prem trio for Barca if Neymar goes to PSG

The writing, it seems, is on the wall for Neymar, and Barcelona are preparing to react, according to the Mirror.

Philippe Coutinho is a well-documented target, having already seen an offer knocked back by Liverpool. 

Chelsea’sEden Hazard, sidelined until September, would be another ambitious target

The Catalan club has identified a third valued commodity in Tottenham’s Dele Alli.

Armed with more than €200m, assuming Neymar’s buyout clause is triggered, and with the window winding down, Barca will likely need to spend most of their windfall to prize any of the three Premier League stars from their clubs

“Monstrous” fee agreed for the young Monaco star

Real Madrid and AS Monaco have agreed an astonishing €180m fee for Kylian Mbappé, according to Marca.

The fee would see Real Madrid pay €160m for the teenager, with the extra €20m tied up in bonuses. The report does not say how much of the fee would be paid up front.

As things stand, such a fee would easily be the biggest ever.

Mbappé would reportedly earn €7m-a-year and sign a contract until 2023.

The two clubs met last week to discuss the transfer, with a €190m fee mentioned. Marca suggest only the approval of Zinedine Zidane – busy with the club’s pre-season tour in America – was missing to complete the deal.

After Álvaro Morata completed an €80m move to Chelsea there is no question Real Madrid can afford the fee and their interest in Mbappé is no secret. He would be expected to compete for a first team spot immediately.

Transfer news for today !!

People always complain about Monday but Tuesday is arguably the worst day of the week. The weekend is a bit closer, yet still so far away. Ah well, at least we’ve got some tasty morsels of transfer gossip to see us through.

Neymar is warming to the idea of leaving Barcelona and has asked his father to arrange a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to a sensation report in Spanish publication ASManchester United are also a possible next port of call for the Brazilian.

However, Barça are said to be “relaxed” about the speculation and sporting director Robert Fernandez finds it hard to believe any club would pay Neymar‘s €222million release clause.

Manchester United have agreed a £44 million deal for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perišić, according to the Daily Mail. The Croatian will apparently pull out of Inter’s pre-season tour of China on Tuesday ahead of a move to Old Trafford.

Zlatan Ibrahimović looks like he’s going to be staying at United after enrolling his two sons in the Red Devils’ academy. The 35-year-old Swede is currently out of contract but is likely to be offered a new deal once he recovers from his anterior cruciate ligament injury in around six months time.

And United are considering a final take-it-or-leave-it offer of £60 million for Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier, if you believe The Mirror.

Monaco have told Arsenal they want a whopping £80 million for winger Thomas Lemar, say the Daily Mirror.

However, the Gunners haven’t yet given up hope on signing Kylian Mbappé despite Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim’s belief that the 18-year-old won’t be leaving Stade Louis II this summer. Real Madrid are also thought to be weighing up the pros and cons of a £120 million transfer.

(Source: One football )

Jose Mourinho – “Manchester united failed in Morata bid

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United failed with a bid to bring Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to Old Trafford.

United had been strongly linked with a move for the Spain international before the Premier League club concluded a £75million deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Mourinho indicated Morata had been one of United’s top targets as the club prepares to return to the Champions League, but no agreement could be reached with Madrid.

“I don’t like to speak about players who aren’t ours, because Morata is not our player. I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid,” Mourinho told reporters.

While United missed out on Morata, the club snapped up Lukaku and made the striker the second most expensive transfer in British football history, behind only Paul Pogba.

Mourinho suggested Lukaku’s Premier League experience and his personal relationship with the player from their time together at Chelsea were the primary reasons United sought to buy the Belgium international, the club also having been strongly linked with a deal for Antoine Griezmann before Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban nixed the Frenchman’s exit.