Nemanja Matic joins rival Manchester United
The Serbian has been officially revealed as a Red Devil for the next three years. Matic turned 29 on the 1st August, and the former Chelsea midfielder fits into Mourinho’s tactics and would provide much-needed stability in the heart of midfield. Negotiations started after Conte closely monitored Bakayoko, and the Frenchman’s arrival meant Matic facing less game time.
The £40million purchase looks promising given the Serbian’s innate midfield potency. Matic could well sit in front of the back four or pair up with Herrera on the left-hand side giving Pogba freedom to attack and play his natural game. With talks of Fellaini set to leave Old Trafford, Mourinho would look to build the midfield around Pogba while Herrera would be relieved of making unnecessary attacking forays. However, Matic could not be seen as a like for like replacement for Michael Carrick.
Neymar leaves FC Barcelona for world record deal with PSG
Neymar has all the potential to be the next biggest star of World football after the decline of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Also, possibly a move to PSG will help him shine on his own and finally move away from the shadow of Lionel Messi. Neymar is reported to complete a deal of 198 million pounds to PSG in the coming days. He is expected to earn a salary of around £500,000 a week on a 5-year contract. This deal will make the 25-year-old the most expensive player in the world, and with a signing amount that big, it is unlikely that any player in the near future will reach that figure.
Klopp reaffirms that Coutinho is not for sale
The veteran German coach issued a stern statement quashing Coutinho to Barcelona links and said that no amount would be enough to lure the Brazilian away from Anfield. Neymar’s potential move to PSG will leave a huge void to fill, and Coutinho might not be an exact replacement, but the diminutive Brazilian has already dazzled the World football with his elegance. However, Liverpool could well ask for £107million or three Barcelona stars in a straight swap.
Real confident of Mbappe deal
The much-sought after Kylian Mbappe could well do the Los Blancos colours by the end of the transfer market deadline. The Frenchman could cost Madrid £180million, but Perez seems to have managed his transfer market well after selling Alvaro Morata and Danilo to Chelsea and Manchester City respectively. AS Monaco is looking to hold on to their biggest teen sensation, and after the departure of Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva, it looks unlikely of the French side to let go of what could be the next big thing in World football.