Riyad Mahrez leaves national team camp to complete transfer
Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the national team's camp so as to complete a transfer today. A host of clubs including AS Roma, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Mahrez. As the transfer deadline for Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 closes today, let us find out more updates from the football world.
Juventus have reportedly turned down a sensational offer of £147million for Paulo Dybala from Barcelona. Barcelona FC are in the market to find a replacement for Neymar. The Catalan club is desperate to finish this summer with a marquee signing. However, it appears that they have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Dybala, Messi's international teammate.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had a medical ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool on Wednesday evening, according to reports. A fee of £35m has been agreed between the two clubs for the player, who had turned down a move to Chelsea to join the Reds. However, it is understood, that this move doesn't signify that Coutinho (Liverpool's winger) will now move to Barcelona.
Manchester United have reportedly made a late £50m bid for Real Madrid youngster Marco Asensio. It seems like Mourinho isn't yet done for the summer with reports also linking the club with Mahrez. Asensio, who has caught the eye with some spectacular goals and performances, was also previously linked with Arsenal. However, it is unlikely that Madrid will let go of their prized possession.
While Manchester City's initial £50m bid for Alexis Sanchez was rejected by Arsenal, it is understood that the club will make a last ditch attempt with a £70m bid. Meanwhile, Sanchez himself dropped a hint on Instagram that his future lies away from Arsenal. It is also believed that Manchester United are interested in the Chilean winger as well.