TRANSFER GOSSIP: Liverpool 'tried to swap Darwin Nunez for Joao Felix'

TRANSFER GOSSIP: Liverpool ‘tried to swap Darwin Nunez for Joao Felix’ before the Portugal star’s loan move to Barcelona, Hugo Lloris faces a ‘playing exile’ until January while Antoine Griezmann could head to the MLS

  • Al-Ittihad face a race to sign Mo Salah with the Saudi window set to close 
  • The likes of Jesse Lingard and David de Gea are yet to find new homes 
  • Listen to the latest episode of Mail Sport’s podcast It’s All Kicking Off!

The 2023 summer transfer window may be a thing of the past as far as Premier League clubs are concerned, but several top flight stars are still looking for new teams with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey still able to sign players.

Davinson Sanchez, Tanguy Ndombele and Eric Bailly have all sealed moves away from the Premier League since deadline day, and more out-of-favour players will hope to follow in pursuit of more regular first team football.

One of the biggest stories of  recent weeks is Mohamed Salah’s future at Liverpool amid interest from Al-Ittihad who had an initial £150m bid rejected. However, Thursday is deadline day in Saudi Arabia, meaning Liverpool have just one more day to stave off Al-Ittihad’s interest – until the window reopens that is.  

Meanwhile, there are still a handful of free agents, including Jesse Lingard and David de Gea, who have yet to find new homes.

Mail Sport takes a look at all the latest transfer gossip on Thursday morning. 

The Saudi transfer window closes on Thursday and Mohamed Salah looks set to stay at Liverpool

Everton are close to agreement with Al-Ettifaq over the £10million sale of winger Demarai Gray

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Al-Ittihad are prepared to lodge a last-minute £200m bid for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah but fear time is running out in their bid to land the Egyptian winger. (The Telegraph) 

Liverpool attempted to swap Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez for Joao Felix before the Portuguese star joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo) 

Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris faces a playing exile until January with the French international showing no desire to leave the club despite Spurs receiving offers for the player. (Guardian) 

Liverpool reportedly attempted to swap Darwin Nunez for Joao Felix before the latter joined Barcelona on loan from Atletico Madrid

Marco Verratti has been left out of PSG’s Champions League squad as it is increasingly likely that he will join Qatari side Al-Arabi. (RMC Sport)

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann appears destined to be the next superstar to head to Major League Soccer, with several clubs contacting the French World Cup winner. (Sport)

Kylian Mbappe is ready to give up on a £68.6m loyalty bonus in his PSG contract as the Real Madrid target has again made it clear to the club he will not sign a new contract. (90min) 

Bayern Munich are set to launch a move for Fulham’s Joao Palhinha in January after the Cottagers pulled the plug at the last minute this summer. (Standard)

Hugo Lloris faces a ‘playing exile’ until January as he is no rush to leave Tottenham

Antoine Griezmann could reportedly be set for a move to a club in Major League Soccer

Michael Olise has a release clause which is significantly higher than the £35m clause which Chelsea activated from his previous contract – after snubbing the Blues to sign a new deal at Crystal Palace. (Standard)

John Terry is set to make his first managerial breakthrough by joining Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab after being offered a two year deal which would see him join former England team-mate Steven Gerrard in the league. (The Sun)

Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe is edging closer to a move to Trabzonspor with the Turkish outfit advancing talks with the winger one a one-year deal, after previous links to Besiktas and Saudi Arabia. (Foot Mercato) 


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