Deadline day upon Europe’s big guns

Deadline day upon europe’s big guns0

With the summer transfer window for Europe’s top five leagues scheduled to end tonight from 10pm to 4am (Bangladesh Standard Time), European giants will be alert to make last-minute deals.

Despite having completed three high-profile additions this transfer window—Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta, English midfielder Mason Mount from Chelsea, and Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan—Manchester United seems to be the favorite to remain the busiest on deadline day.

Based on three lackluster performances in the new Premier League season, Erik ten Hag’s team still seems to lack the strength to challenge for the championship. As a result, it is likely that the Red Devils will make every effort to sign two players in crucial positions: Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella from Chelsea and Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat on loan from Fiorentina.

Although Fiorentina is said to be okay with the loan move, they ultimately want Manchester United to purchase the player when his contract expires at the conclusion of the current campaign. If the Amrabat trade falls through, the English giant seems to have its sights set on Bayern Munich’s 21-year-old midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, but they may have to contend with fierce opposition from Liverpool.

Big-name signings have been successfully made in the red half of Manchester before; among instance, they signed Wayne Rooney from Everton in 2004 and Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham in 2008.

Regarding offloading, Harry Maguire, the club’s previous captain, could be able to strike a deal with West Ham, while Donny Van de Beek is being considered by French club Lorient as well as Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray.

FC Barcelona is purportedly targeting two Portuguese players who have the same first name for their squad: Joao Felix, a striker from Chelsea, and Cancelo, a full-back from Manchester City, the current European champions. This is happening in Spain.

In other news, Paris-Saint-Germain is prepared to pay a staggering 80 million euros to sign French striker Randal Kolo Muani from Eintracht Frankfurt.

The story of Kylian Mbappe, the superstar from PSG, moving to Real Madrid seems to have ended, at least for the time being. Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said that despite the team’s several lingering injury problems, Los Blancos have already closed the door.

Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia is apparently interested in Egyptian sensation Mohamed Salah, grating the cheese of Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp. The Saudi league is supposedly drawing more talent from Europe, and their transfer market is scheduled to run through this month’s 20th.

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