The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Dembele is the reason for Depay’s failed move
Despite Ronald Koeman telling him of his demoted status in the pecking order, Ousmane Dembele refused to leave Barcelona. The prospect of being the coach’s seventh-choice forward didn’t faze him.
Therefore, Barcelona couldn’t sell Dembele to Manchester United to raise sufficient funds to Memphis Depay. The Lyon ace will remain in France for this season. The Catalan club may attempt another move in January if they can offload Dembele. [Diario AS]
London rivals compete for Rodon
Joe Roden is a wanted man as London sides Tottenham and West Ham plot to bring him to the Premier League. The center-back plays for Swansea City in the Championship. Therefore, he can still make a transfer as the EFL deadline doesn’t expire until October 16.
Several board changes at Swansea may prompt the move amid talk of an £18m bid from Spurs. [Wales Online]
Barcelona plot another move for Eric Garcia
Despite Pep Guardiola confirming Eric Garcia refused a contract offer, Manchester City didn’t sell the center-back. It was sort of surprising as his contract will expire on June 2021. Thus, he can leave for free in the next summer transfer window.
Barcelona hoped to bring the former La Masia graduate back to Camp Nou for this season. But the club’s deadline day offer was €2m short of City’s asking price, ending their pursuit of Garcia. They’re now plotting their next move for 2021. [Marca]
Man United refuse to give up on Sarr
Watford may have rejected their offer of a season-long loan deal for Ismaila Sarr, but Manchester United may try again.
The Red Devils may exploit a loophole in the English transfer system that allows them to sign players from the rest of the English football pyramid until October 16, despite the European transfer window closing on Monday.
After missing out on top target Jadon Sancho, United hoped to sign Sarr on loan as a temporary solution. However, Watford will only accept a permanent transfer to leave the English giants with a tricky decision to make. [Manchester Evening News]
Wijnaldum shuts down Barcelona interest
Georginio Wijnaldum has played down interest from Barcelona over the summer by stating he didn’t think it was that serious.
The 29-year-old midfielder will be out of contract at Liverpool next summer and hasn’t penned any extension as of now. He confirmed plans to see out the remainder of his deal, but couldn’t confirm whether he’ll still be a Red next season. [Mirror]