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Pogba update

Paul Pogba still reportedly wants to join Barcelona despite the Red Devils being unable to sign a replacement.

Manchester United star Pogba has emerged as a top Barcelona transfer target with the window for La Liga clubs shutting on August 31.

Reports have claimed Pogba wants to join Barcelona to team up with Lionel Messi and former Juventus team-mate Arturo Vidal.

And Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo say that, despite United being unable to sign a replacement, the 25-year-old still wants out.

Dembele bid

Arsenal made a late bid for Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele – but the Catalan giants refused to tell the 21-year-old.

Claims on deadline day emerged suggesting the Catalan giants had received a bid from the Premier League side.

This was rubbished by several journalists, with BBC Sport’s David Ornstein claiming Arsenal had chosen against pursuing a deadline day deal despite their interest in the forward.

But RAC1 say Arsenal DID try and lure Dembele to north London as the clock ticked down.

Man Utd discussed Varane move

Manchester United discussed a £100m bid for Raphael Varane late on in the transfer window, but ultimately failed to bring in a new defender for Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United boss cut a frustrated figure through the window as Ed Woodward failed to land his top targets.

And now it has emerged Varane was also spoken about in the corridors of power at United.

The Times report that United discussed doing a move to the point that Woodward met with Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez in Miami, but he was told Varane would not be leaving.

Hazard happy to stay

Maurizio Sarri is confident Eden Hazard will remain at Chelsea, despite Thibaut Courtois’ best efforts to persuade him to join Real Madrid.

The Belgian has been the subject of major transfer interest this summer. 

But Sarri claims he has spoken to Hazard, who is now happy to stay at Stamford Bridge.

“I don’t know. I think there were some personal reasons, so I cannot go on personal reasons,” he said of Courtois’ exit. “[Eden] Hazard is with us.

“It is not a problem, I have spoken with his three or four times. He never said anything about the market. He is happy to stay here.”

Fekir decision

Liverpool were the ones who pulled out of the deal for Nabil Fekir this summer, not Lyon.

The Premier League side were firm favourites to land the Lyon star during the transfer window.

However, the Reds decided it was just too much of a gamble considering the financial commitment at stake, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The transfer fee wasn’t the only stumbling block, Fekir’s £100,000-a-week wages were also a concern for Liverpool.

The playmaker suffered a serious knee injury in 2015 and Liverpool feared there was a high risk of him aggravating it once he joined them after the World Cup.

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