With just 10 days remaining of the transfer window, the Premier League’s biggest clubs are looking to do some last minute business. In the north west of England, Jose Mourinho’s early front-runner Manchester United could get even stronger before the summer window closes. The United manager is considering bringing back an old, popular face to Old Trafford.
Barcelona are watching RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita as the club continue to look for signings before the close of the transfer window, reports Mundo Deportivo . Keita, who has been a long-term target for Liverpool, was scouted by Barcelona representatives during Leipzig’s defeat by Schalke at the weekend, with Leon Goretzka also under observation. Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri has agreed a four-year contract with Barcelona, reports L'Equipe.
The Carabao Cup was subjected to further ridicule on Monday after the EFL announced Thursday’s third-round draw - featuring the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal - would take place at 4.15am. The EFL confirmed the draw for one of the rounds of this season’s newly-rebranded competition would take place in the Far East for the second time, this time in Beijing, China, at approximately 11.15am local time. It also revealed the draw would not be televised live following the chaos to have engulfed those for the opening two rounds, with the first - in sponsor Carabao’s native Thailand - seeing Charlton Athletic appear on screen twice, as well as being beset by audio problems.