Mohamed Salah could leave Liverpool in the closing stages of the transfer window, according to former Premier League midfielder Jan Aage Fjortoft. The club have repeatedly made it clear they do not have the 31-year-old up for sale however with interest coming from the Saudi Pro League, and club Al-Ittihad in particular, a high bid may tempt Liverpool’s ownership into reconsidering their position.
Elsewhere, Wolves are closing in on signing Paraguayan winger Enso Gonzalez on a £5m deal as they look to continue their rebuild under Gary O'Neil and Nottingham Forest are in talks over a deal for Fenerbahce striker Michy Batshuayi after the former Chelsea man missed out on a move to the midlands club late on deadline day last year.
Meanwhile, Manchester United hope to solve their left-back issue after both Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia sustained injuries. With three days left in the window Erik ten Hag is hoping to bring in a short-term replacement.
Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and done deals ahead of Friday’s deadline below.
Latest transfer news
Wolves agree verbal agreement with Man City for Nunes
Manchester United target Sofyan Ambrabat loan deal
United also continue their search for left-back replacements
Man City reject Chelsea offer for Cole Palmer
Mo Salah ‘likely to leave’ Liverpool according to former Premier League star
Nottingham Forest and Wolves attempt to add to their squads
Leeds make approach for Gruev
15:42 , Mike Jones
Leeds United have made an approach to sign Werder Bremen midfielder Ilia Gruev.
Gruev has eight international caps and made 31 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, as the promoted side finished 13th.
It is unclear at this stage whether the move would be a permanent transfer or a loan deal.
West Brom reject Thomas-Asante bid
15:36 , Mike Jones
Stoke have had a £2m bid for striker Brandon Thomas-Asante rejected by West Brom but are considering making another offer.
West Brom feel the offer was way below market value with a number of other clubs monitoring the situation.
Who the Premier League’s so-called ‘big six’ still want before the transfer deadline
15:30 , Mike Jones
Ivan Toney looks set to be the big target in the remaining days of what could be the most frantic transfer window yet, as all of the Premier League’s old so-called “big six” will be seeking major deals right up to the close of the market on Friday night.
The situation has been influenced by the influx of Saudi Pro League money, which has caused every Premier League club to delay and disrupt their plans, including Manchester City who usually have all their business done by now. They are likely to get a deal done for Wolves’ Matheus Nunes, although the player’s willingness to go on strike – sensing a rare opportunity as City cast around for other attacking players – could make it go very late.
Manchester United meanwhile want a midfielder – preferably Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat, possibly Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg or Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch – and a temporary left-back due to Luke Shaw’s injury. The Old Trafford hierarchy have been in talks with a series of clubs over potential deals, from Lyon’s Nicolas Tagliafico to Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso.
15:24 , Mike Jones
Genoa are in advanced talks with Tottenham over the loan signing of Tanguy Ndombele. Sky in Italy are reporting Genoa believe they have an agreement in principle with Spurs.
The decision now comes down to whether Ndombele wants the move and officials from the Italian club reportedly ready to fly to London to convince him it is the right move.
Rennes and Galatasaray have also been interested but the player is not been keen on those options. Ndombele spent last season on loan at Napoli and isn’t seen as a key member of the squad.
Celtic interested in Phillips
15:18 , Mike Jones
Celtic are interested in Nat Phillips as Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen in defence. The Liverpool centre half is likely to leave the club on loan during this transfer window.
Henderson heading to Crystal Palace
15:12 , Mike Jones
Manchester United have reached a full agreement for the sale of goalkeeper Dean Henderson to Crystal Palace in a deal worth £20m.
There is a deal is in place for United to sign Fenerbahce keeper Altay Bayindir for £4.3m which should go through when Henderson makes his way to London.
Both moves are expected to be formally announced in the next 24 hours.
Everton sign £25m striker Beto after goalless start to season
15:06 , Mike Jones
The 25-year-old has completed a £25.7m move from Udinese and has signed a four-year contract at Goodison Park.
Beto scored 10 goals in Serie A last season and becomes Everton’s fifth summer signing after the free transfer Ashley Young, the loanees Arnaut Danjuma and Jack Harrison and the £12.5m forward Youssef Chermiti.
Everton have lost their first three games of the league season without scoring for the first time in their history and are bottom of the table.
Bayern Munich want Chalobah
15:00 , Mike Jones
The German side want the 24-year-old on loan, whereas Chelsea would prefer to sell.
Chalobah would prefer to stay, according to The Athletic, but talks are ongoing as the arrival of Axel Disasi has increased competition for places under Mauricio Pochettino.
Sulemana wants to leave Southampton
14:54 , Mike Jones
Kamaldeen Sulemana wants to leave Southampton but the club are not prepared to let the forward go unless his £30m release clause is met.
There are offers on the table for Sulemana, some of which are loan deals, but all have been rejected. Nice previously made a proposal for a loan with an obligation to buy, which was dismissed by Southampton.
Sulemana made 18 Premier League appearances for Southampton last season after arriving in January, scoring two goals and recording one assist.
Jurgen Klopp makes definitive statement on Mohamed Salah transfer saga
14:48 , Mike Jones
Al-Ittihad have renewed their interest in the Egyptian but Liverpool are yet to receive a bid and Klopp insisted Salah is fundamental to his plans at Anfield.
The 31-year-old has two years left on the contract that made him the best-paid player in Liverpool’s history. As rumours over a potential move for the Egyptian persist, Liverpool are still adamant that he will remain at the club.
Wolves agree verbal agreement with Man City for Nunes
14:42 , Mike Jones
Wolves have verbally accepted an offer from Manchester City for midfielder Matheus Nunes. The deal is reportedly for a €55m fee although it still needs to be formalised.
In a separate but adjacent move City midfielder Tommy Doyle is likely to be loaned the other way with an option to buy included at £5m plus a significant sell-on clause.
Wolves view the proposed transfer for Nunes as being worth a higher amount to them because it would be financed to ensure the money is received up front and they expect City to pay interest which equates to about £6m.
If the proposal is formalised, both players will be granted permission to travel for medicals.
Cancelo’s move to Barcelona on hold
14:36 , Mike Jones
Barcelona have finalised a deal with Manchester City to sign full-back Joao Cancelo but the move has been delayed just two days before the transfer window shuts.
Late on Monday, Cancelo was at Lisbon airport ready to fly to Barcelona but was told not the club could not yet afford to complete his loan from Man City.
The 29-year-old has been staying in Lisbon for over a week with City’s permission as a source from Barcelona claims the situation has been caused by a delay in receiving funds from a commercial agreement reached earlier this month.
However, the German company involved, Libero Football Finance, says Barca requested a change in the agreement, and that it does not believe there has been a delay in the payment.
Barca president Joan Laporta and club treasurer Ferran Olive are reportedly preparing to sign a bank guarantee, putting their personal wealth at risk, that will provide the club with an injection of €20m.
It would be the third bank guarantee Barca executives have arranged in this way over the last 12 months.
The Spanish champions need to improve their finances to meet La Liga’s rules on salary spending and as it stands, they cannot sign full-back Cancelo nor can they fully register their squad making some players ineligible to play.
Rob Page backs Brennan Johnson to fill void left by Harry Kane at Tottenham
14:30 , Mike Jones
Record Spurs goal-scorer Kane moved to Bayern Munich in a £100million deal earlier this month and Tottenham have yet to replace him ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.
But Tottenham are leading the chase for Wales forward Johnson with Nottingham Forest ready to listen to offers around the £50m mark.
Adams won’t be going to Everton says Martin
14:24 , Mike Jones
Southampton manager Russell Martin says that Everton are no longer interested in signing striker Che Adams after they signed Beto from Udinese for £25m yesterday.
Adams was not included in Saints’ squad for their game against QPR at the weekend but Martin says the Scotland international could stay after the Toffees backed off.
“He’s trained really well,” Martin said in a press conference, “There are three scenarios really: we keep Che, we lose Che and we replace him, or we keep Che and we add someone else too.
“The club who came [Everton] have gone away now. We can’t lose Che Adams and not replace him - it’d be madness.”
Liverpool cool off interest in Cheick Doucoure
14:18 , Mike Jones
Crystal Palace’s £70m price tag for Cheick Doucoure is said to be enough to fend off any interest after Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain enquired over the midfielder earlier in the summer.
Liverpool and PSG both approached Palace to register their interest in the 23-year-old defensive midfielder who joined the Eagles last year from Lens for an initial £21m.
The Reds have remained interested in potential bringing him to Anfield after missing out to Chelsea in their attempts to sign Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.
Reports now say that Jurgen Klopp’s side have no intention of submitting a formal bid for Mali international Doucoure thanks to the high price set by the Eagles.
Romano gives update on Lenglet move
14:12 , Mike Jones
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has given an update to the rumour that Aston Villa are targeting a loan move for Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet posted a tick on X, formerly Twitter, with the hashtag AVFC.
This move could well speed up as Friday’s deadline gets closer.
Jonny Evans to return to Old Trafford?
14:06 , Mike Jones
Manchester United are expected to re-sign Jonny Evans on a one-year deal after Raphael Varane suffered a fresh injury blow.
Varane, has suffered several setbacks since joining United two years ago, will miss Sunday’s game against Arsenal after picking up a knock against Nottingham Forest last Saturday.
He is expected to be out for a few weeks with the bosses at Old Trafford hopeful he will return before November.
Evans, meanwhile, is a free agent after leaving Leicester in June. He re-joined United on a short-term deal earlier this summer to play on United’s pre-season tour, with a full one-year contract close to being signed.
The 35-year-old started his career at Old Trafford and has made nearly 600 first-team appearances for club and country during his career.
He’s won 11 trophies including three Premier League titles with United and the 2021 FA Cup with Leicester.
Enzo Maresca hails Jamie Vardy as Leicester continue flying start to season
14:00 , Mike Jones
Second-half strikes from Wilfred Ndidi and former England international Vardy proved the difference as the Championship side ran out 2-0 victors against their League Two opponents.
It was a sixth win out of six for Leicester in all competitions this season and saw 36-year-old Vardy open his account for the campaign after returning to the starting line-up.
Fulham in talks with Monaco to sell defender Tosin Adarabioyo
14:47 , Mike Jones
Fulham are in talks with Monaco over the sale of Tosin Adarabioyo, after reluctantly accepting the defender will not sign a new contract.
The Ligue 1 club will put a new bid in once a price is agreed, which is expected to be in the next 48 hours. Tosin and his representatives had been telling Fulham over the past few weeks that he would not sign a new contract, and this was reiterated in stronger terms since the 2-2 draw away at Arsenal at the weekend. With Fulham now risking losing the player on a free at the end of the season, they have entered more productive talks with Monaco.
Tottenham Hotspur have had interest in Tosin but the French club can offer a more senior role in the team, and he is excited about a move abroad. A deal on personal terms was also some way off with the Spurs hierarchy.
Man City reject Chelsea offer for Cole Palmer
13:47 , Mike Jones
The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg reports that Manchester City have rejected a £35m offer from Chelsea to sign forward Cole Palmer.
Palmer has impressed under Pep Guardiola though he is not a regular in City’s side and the Blues believed they may have been able to tempt him down to London.
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) August 30, 2023
Sofyan Ambrabat to Manchester United on loan?
13:44 , Mike Jones
Manchester United are working on a deal to sign Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat before the transfer window closes later this week.
United have been linked with the 27-year-old Moroccan midfielder for most of the summer and are now pushing to agree a loan deal before the deadline.
Amrabat is said to be keen on a move to Old Trafford though a permanent deal remains unlikely due to United’s financial fair play situation.
The midifelder is under contract until 2024 with the Serie A club with the option to extend by a further 12 months.
Manchester United submit proposal for Cucurella
13:42 , Mike Jones
Manchester United have sent a proposal to Chelsea in the hopes of signing Marc Cucurella on loan. The Blues are said to have responded to United and talks are ongoing for the left-back.
United’s offer is an initial loan and the clubs are discussing various parameters around that.
The Spain international left-back is viewed as a good fit for Erik ten Hag’s system and is the top candidate to cover for the injured Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.
Cucurella has been an unused substitute in Chelsea’s first three matches of the new season under boss Mauricio Pochettino with Ben Chilwell ahead of him in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Greenwood heading to Turkey
13:36 , Mike Jones
The i says that Turkish side Besiktas may be willing to give Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood a chance to revive his career after it was announced that club had agreed to part ways with the 21-year-old.
Will Greenwood, who needs a new club to continue his career head overseas?
Chelsea target Brentford’s Ivan Toney
13:30 , Mike Jones
Ivan Toney is looking rather popular right now, with The Independent reporting that Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has his eyes set on the banned Brentford star.
Toney’s forced football hiatus for betting breaches runs out in January, and it seems Chelsea are keen to snap up the one-cap England striker.
Word on the sideline is that a deal could be struck in the frantic final days of the transfer window but Brentford would want a cool £80 millionfor the 27-year-old, who has two years left on his current deal with the Bees.
Daniel James injury blow for Wales ahead of Euro 2024 qualifier against Latvia
13:24 , Mike Jones
Leeds winger James has been sidelined with an adductor injury and misses the crunch clash in Riga on September 11, as well as the Cardiff friendly against South Korea four days earlier.
The 45-times capped James has been a regular since making his debut in 2018, starting 34 consecutive competitive games before the run came to an end last November.
Kolo Muani trying to force move to PSG
13:18 , Mike Jones
Randal Kolo Muani has refused to train with Eintracht Frankfurt to try to force through a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to RMC Sport.
“I owe Eintracht Frankfurt a lot,” he told Sky Germany yesterday. “I’ve taken the fans to my heart and have always behaved in a highly professional way. I always gave my everything for my club until the very end.
“However, it is no secret that PSG have made a record offer for me. A move to Paris is now a unique opportunity for me. I would like to move to Paris. I have informed the people in charge.”
PSG have offered £55m plus Hugo Ekitike for the 24-year-old forward.
Manchester United agree loan move for Van de Beek
13:12 , Mike Jones
Manchester United have agreed to send Donny van de Beek on loan to Lorient for the season, according to Foot Mercato.
Van de Beek has not been able to secure regular game time since joining from Ajax and spent time on loan with Everton in 2022 though he failed to impress at Goodison Park.
Real Sociedad were close to signing the Dutch midfielder on a permanent deal but Lorient have now reportedly struck a loan deal ahead of the transfer deadline on Friday.
Tottenham hope to raise funds with for late sales
13:06 , Mike Jones
Tottenham are hoping to secure some player sales late in the transfer window in order to raise funds for a new striker says the Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick.
As many as seven players up for sale with the club ready to ship off ex-captain Hugo Lloris, Tanguy Ndombele, Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilon and Eric Dier.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Davinson Sanchez could also leave though Spurs have rejected a recent bid for Sanchez.
Tottenham hope to collect enough cash to make a move for a new striker, with Brennan Johnson and Ansu Fati both linked.
Chelsea interested in Palmer
13:01 , Mike Jones
Chelsea want to sign Cole Palmer from Manchester City.
The Man City youngster has been linked with a move away from the Etihad with West Ham keen to secure him earlier in the window.
City’s signing of Jeremy Doku may limit the amount of gametime Palmer plays but his development under boss Pep Guardiola has been fantastic and he will be reluctant to leave the club.
The Telegraph say Chelsea are desperate to do a deal as they look to sign a young attacker with top-level experience.
Ansu Fati keen on Premier League move
12:55 , Mike Jones
Barcelona’s Ansu Fati wants to leave the club and is open to a move to the Premier League according to the Evening Standard.
They report that Spanish outlet Jijantes say the youngster is ready to move away from the club wishes as Barcelona look to cash in on his potential to help alleviate their financial issues.
Tottenham, Liverpool or Chelsea are his preference but his father, Bori Fati, wants to see him join Sevilla.
Roma set to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on season-long loan
12:50 , Mike Jones
The Serie A side will pay £8m to take the wantaway striker for a year as a solution to the stand-off between player and club appears finally to be in sight.
There is no obligation for the club to make the deal permanent.
The uncertainty surrounding Lukaku, who joined Chelsea for £97.5m in 2021 but scored only eight Premier League goals in 26 games before being loaned out to Inter Milan last season, has hung over the early weeks of Mauricio Pochettino’s time in charge.
Who do Manchester United want to replace Luke Shaw?
12:45 , Mike Jones
The Daily Express says Marcus Alonso, 32, has “made his decision” on a move from Barcelona while Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella is also on United’s shortlist according to the Daily Star.
Fellow Spaniard Sergio Reguilon is another potential target for United according to the Daily Telegraph. But Fulham are in prime position to take the 26-year-old from Tottenham.
Arsenal reject Chelsea move for Emile Smith Rowe
12:40 , Mike Jones
In a seemingly bizarre rumour over the last couple of days, Chelsea are thought to have pushed Arsenal about the possible transfer of Emile Smith Rowe.
The Gunners have knocked back an initial approach from the Blues and it seems unlikely the 23-year-old will move across London due to how loved he is with the Arsenal fans.
Chelsea boss, Mauricio Pochettino, wants to add an attacker to his ranks before Friday’s transfer deadline and Smith Rowe was one of a number of names the Blues are enquiring about.
Arsenal have told their London rivals they do not want to sell an England international to a team who are direct competitors.
Anjorin joins Portsmouth
12:35 , Mike Jones
Chelsea’s Tino Anjorin has agreed to join League One side Portsmouth on loan until January on a short term deal before his future with the Blues is re-assessed.
21-year-old Anjorin has previously spent time on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow and Huddersfield Town making 15 appearances for the Championship side over the last 18 months.
Chelsea’s shortage of international loan spots ended Anjorin’s chances of moving to Volendam in the Eredivisie.
Deivid Washington and Lesley Ugochukwu are set to take those after an agreement in principle was reached for Romelu Lukaku’s loan move to Roma.
Points can’t mask Manchester United’s muddled start to Erik ten Hag’s second season
12:30 , Mike Jones
Manchester United have made worse starts to seasons than this and won titles. But Manchester United have also made a worse start to this season than the table suggests. Early as August is, every week has come to assume seismic proportions for them.
In the space of seven days, they lost both standing and the prospect of Mason Greenwood’s return in the resolution to a damaging episode. They lost to Tottenham and, after what Erik ten Hag termed a “horror start”, threatened to lose to Nottingham Forest. They lost Mason Mount and Luke Shaw; taking Raphael Varane off on Saturday was a precautionary measure, but the Frenchman may yet join them on the injury list.
The next seven days, besides the end of a transfer window in which United have come to look in need of further reinforcements, brings things to shape a season: Carabao Cup and Champions League draws that can determine their destiny, a trip to Arsenal that feels still more of a marker after defeat at Spurs and considering their struggles away from home against the best last season.
Balogun linked with permanent move to Monaco
12:25 , Mike Jones
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is closing in on a move to French side Monaco and according to The Athletic the two clubs were nearing an agreement for a permanent transfer worth an initial fee of €40m.
Balogun is travelling to Monaco to complete a medical and finalise paperwork, ahead of signing a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 side.
Arsenal also are said to have inserted a significant sell-on clause into the deal for the 22-year-old.
Balogun spent last season on loan with Stade Reims, scoring 21 Ligue 1 goals in 37 appearances, and is keen to play first-team football this season.
Manchester United beat Liverpool to Miyazawa’s signature
12:19 , Mike Jones
Manchester United Women are on track to complete a deal for Hinata Miyazawa.
The 23-year-old won the Golden Boot award at the Women’s World Cup this summer scoring five goals for Japan and is expected to make the move to the WSL from Japanese side Mynavi Sendai who she signed for in 2021.
Miyazawa featured in all 20 of Mynavi Sendai’s WE League matches last season as they finished fourth.
Alessia Russo’s departure from United made it necessary that they strengthen their squad before the start of the season and with the arrival of Brazilian Geyse from Barcelona, Miyazawa’s imminent transfer means they will have a potent attack this year.
United finished second in the WSL last term and qualified for the Champions League.
Raphael Varane knock adds to Manchester United’s injury problems
12:14 , Mike Jones
Erik ten Hag’s side head to north London on Sunday for their final match before the international break without several key players.
Luke Shaw and Mason Mount picked up issues in the first week of the season, while summer signing Rasmus Hojlund has yet to make his debut due to a back complaint.
Manchester United’s injury woes get worse
12:09 , Mike Jones
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane will spend a few weeks out injured in the latest blow to Erik ten Hag’s defensive line. Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw are already absent with injuries and the knock to Varane is the latest setback for United’s boss.
Varane was withdrawn at half-time during United’s 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday and Ten Hag is expected to give an update on Varane’s condition on Friday when he speaks ahead of their game against Arsenal.
Reports are saying that the club are confident the centre-back will be back in under six weeks which is positive news and the upcming international break should limit the amount of games Varane misses.
Forest in talks to sign Hudson-Odoi
12:05 , Mike Jones
Nottingham Forest are in advanced talks with Chelsea over a deal for Callum Hudson-Odoi and it is thought that the discussions include the option for a permanent transfer.
Forest head coach Steve Cooper has previously worked with 22-year-old Hudson-Odoi when he was part of the England side that won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
Hudson-Odoi spent last season on loan at German club Bayer Leverkusen and has one year left on his contract with the Blues.
He made his debut for Chelsea in January 2018 and has gone on to make 126 appearances winning the Champions League, Europa League, Fifa Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup during his time with the senior squad.
Villa considering loan move for Lenglet
11:59 , Mike Jones
Aston Villa are considering a loan move for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet.
Lenglet returned to Barcelona after spending last season on loan at Tottenham. The French international made 35 appearances in all competitions for the London side, including 26 in the Premier League and there was an expectation of a permanent transfer to the club which never came about.
For their part, Barcelona have been keen to offload Lenglet, with his wages thought to be among the larger burdens on the club’s finances.
Tyrone Mings damaged his knee ligaments in the opening day defeat to Newcastle and is expected to miss the majority of the season so head coach Unai Emery is looking for defensive cover.
Villa have Ezri Konsa, Diego Carlos, Pau Torres and Calum Chambers at their disposal but Lenglent would add experience, versatility and stability to the back line should a deal get finalised.
He can provide cover as a left-sided centre back and has experience in European competition with Villa close to reaching the Europa Conference League group stages.
Djed Spence moves to Leeds!
11:53 , Mike Jones
Overlooked Tottenham right-back Djed Spence has joined Leeds United on a season-long loan after struggling to break into the first team at the London club.
Spence signed for £20m last summer and spent the second half of the campaign on loan in Ligue 1 with Rennes. He made just six appearances for Spurs joins fellow Tottenham defender Joe Rodon on loan at Leeds.
Can he rediscover his form in the Championship?
Wolves close to signing teenage star
11:48 , Mike Jones
Wolves are closing in on a deal to sign Paraguayan winger Enso Gonzalez from Club Libertad.
The agreement is said to be for £5m for the 18-year-old who will sign on a six-year contract with the club as as they look to continue to rebuild under Gary O’Neil.
Gonzalez, who has flown to the UK to complete the deal, would become Wolves’ fifth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Matheus Cunha, Boubacar Traore, Tom King and Matt Doherty.
He has made 38 appearances for Libertad last season scoring four times.
Nottingham Forest in talks with Batshuayi
11:43 , Mike Jones
Nottingham Forest are in talks over a deal for Fenerbahce striker Michy Batshuayi.
The 29-year-old was close to agreeing a deal with the midlands club a year ago before the complicated free transfer fell through late on deadline day.
He subsequently moved to Turkey for £3m but Forest have maintained their interest and hope to bring the former Chelsea man back to the Premier League.
Can Manchester United solve their left-back crisis?
11:38 , Mike Jones
With only three days left in the summer transfer window Manchester United are desperately hoping to sign a left-back after injuries to Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.
The England international and his understudy are both expected to be out for at least two months meaning Alvaro Fernandez is the only ture left-back at Erik ten Hag’s disposal.
There is cover with Diogo Dalot able to play on the opposite side of the pitch and Ten Hag can always switch up his formation to make up for the weakness in that area of the pitch yet the first aim is to sign a recognised left-back before the deadline.
Marc Cucurella, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rico Henry, Sergio Reguilon, Luke Thomas, Leonardo Spinazzola and Marcos Alonso are among a host of names linked with the club.
Gary O’Neil expects Matheus Nunes to remain at Wolves with no fresh Man City bid
11:33 , Mike Jones
Gary O’Neil has said he expects Matheus Nunes to remain at Wolves beyond Friday’s transfer deadline day with Manchester City yet to lodge an improved offer for the Portugal international, who has stopped training in a bid to force through a move.
City last week saw a £47million bid rejected for the 25-year-old, who moved to Molineux for a club-record £38million last summer, and O’Neil said the champions were yet to return with a better offer.
“He’s not with the group at the moment, his choice,” O’Neil said. “After the bid from Manchester City he decided it was best for him to not to be with the group. Club policy and how we deal with things like that is set in place.”
O’Neil expects Nunes to remain at Wolves
11:28 , Mike Jones
Wolverhampton Wanderers boss, Gary O’Neil, expects Matheus Nunes to remain at the club this summer despite interest from Manchester City who are prepared to walk away from a deal.
The Premier League champions had a £47million bid turned down last week, with Wolves holding out for at least £60m.
It is understood City do not want to pay above £55m but there is time left in the window for the two clubs to come to an agreement over a suitable fee.
Mo Salah ‘likely to leave’ Liverpool
11:24 , Mike Jones
The club have repeatedly made it clear they do not have the 31-year-old up for sale however with interest coming from the Saudi Pro League, and club Al-Ittihad in particular, a high bid may tempt Liverpool’s ownership into reconsidering their position.
I understand it’s likely that Salah will leave Liverpool this week
— Jan Aage Fjørtoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 💛💙 (@JanAageFjortoft) August 30, 2023