The summer transfer window is closed for the top leagues in Europe! After a summer full of international football, countless clubs waited until the last minute to pull off their transfers. See all the major deals here and check out how we graded the biggest signings. But just because the window is shut until January, that doesn’t mean the rumours won’t keep coming.
TOP STORY: Man United to wait for Trippier; Martial, Van de Beek stay
United had hoped to land a right-back to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Sport1 says they saw a €21m bid for Atletico Madrid‘s Kieran Trippier rejected, with LaLiga’s champions holding out for his €40m release clause.
United also stopped midfielder Donny van de Beek from finalising a loan move to Everton, Another United midfielder who could have moved was Jesse Lingard but West Ham never made a bid as, according to TalkSPORT, they weren’t willing to match the £25m asking price. While L’Equipe reports that Anthony Martial turned down a move to Lyon on Deadline Day too. The 25-year-old began his career at Lyon but wasn’t keen to return to Ligue 1.
08.30 BST: Real Madrid made a new offer worth €200m to Paris Saint-Germain for the rights to Kylian Mbappe but received no reply and are now resigned to putting their bid to land the star forward on hold, sources close to the LaLiga club have told ESPN.
However, sources in Paris denied that a new bid had been made Tuesday and confirmed that Mbappe would be staying at PSG this season.
Gab Marcotti debates why PSG ignored Real Madrid’s offer for Kylian Mbappe with only a year left on his contract.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
– Juventus are already looking forward to next season’s transfers, as has been suggested by Calciomercato. Having been unable to bring in a big-name striker this time around, the Turin giants have their eye on a future move for Fiorentina‘s Dusan Vlahovic. In different conditions they would have moved for the Serbian this summer, and they’re working to ensure he will be with them next term.
– Marseille may have kept hold of Boubacar Kamara for now, but there will still be questions around the Frenchman’s future with his current contract coming to an end in 2022. As Foot Mercato have observed, the 21-year-old will not have his future dictated to him. With that in mind, he may open to talks with interested clubs in January when he will be free to discuss a move.
– Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that Serge Aurier has left the club after the Ivory Coast international’s contract was mutually terminated. This leaves the right-back free to find a new club at any point now he is a free agent and comes after Spurs signed Emerson Royal from Barcelona.
– Lyon are set to complete a free transfer for former Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng after he completed the second part of his medical and agreed terms on a two-year contract, says Fabrizio Romano.