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Philippe Coutinho desires Liverpool move

Philippe Coutinho has his heart set on signing for Liverpool if he has to leave Barcelona one day.

The Brazilian this week knocked back a loan approach from Tottenham having been made surplus to requirements.

TalkSPORT reckon the only team he will consider calling it a day at the Nou Camp for is Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be opposed to the idea of signing Coutinho, though, and has previously ruled it out on financial grounds.

Bruno Fernandes seeks Manchester United move

Manchester United could do business with Jorge Mendes yet again with the Portuguese agent in town to get a deal for Bruno Fernandes over the line.

Newsmen understand that while United are interested in Fernandes, he is not a priority target and other options are higher on their wish list.

However, with time dwindling to do deals, Mendes is hoping to convince Ed Woodward to splash the cash on free-scoring Sporting Lisbon ace Mendes.

Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha reckon Mendes and Fernandes’ personal agent Miguel Pinho are attempting to sort out an agreement.

Everton eye Manchester United defender

Everton have switched their attentions from Chris Smalling to Marcos Rojo as they attempt to sign a defender from Manchester United.

Marco Silva has not been shy about discussing the Toffees’ need to add a new centre-back to their squad this summer.

And, after missing out on Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma, they faced further disappointment when United knocked back an offer for Smalling.

The Daily Mail have, though, claimed Everton are asking about taking Rojo, who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to let go of.

Manchester United gets back-up plan

Manchester United have a back-up plan in mind if they fail to get a deal for Mario Mandzukic over the line.
Report claims that the Red Devils have lined up Fernando Llorente as an alternative to the Croatian.

Llorente is available on a free transfer having left Tottenham at the end of last season.

And he might fancy another crack at the Premier League having previously plied his trade with Swansea and Spurs.

Albian Ajeti completes move to West Ham

Albian Ajeti has revealed his delight after sealing a summer switch to West Ham.

Ajeti has been assigned to wear the Hammersʼ 27 jersey number.

“I’m very excited to be here.

“It is a pleasure for me to be here, at this big club.

“Once I felt West Ham’s interest, I didn’t have to think twice about signing for such a big, traditional club in the Premier League. This is a big day for me and my family.”

Ajeti has put pen to paper on a four-year contract, with the option to extend his stay by a further two seasons.

LIVE: 2019 Deadline Day transfer deals (August 8, 2019)

It’s Deadline Day and the summer transfer window shuts today, TPN will bring you the gists (the drama) as it happens.

The deadline day is predicted to be hot as the future of many players like Philippe Coutinho, Neymar, Tierney, Wilfried Zaha, David Luiz are uncertain about their future this coming season.

Let’s see how it unfolds…

(9:37am) – Manchester United gets back-up plan

Manchester United have a back-up plan for Fernando Llorente, in mind if they fail to get a deal for Mario Mandzukic over the line.
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(9:31am) – Albian Ajeti completes move to West Ham

Albian Ajeti has revealed his delight after sealing a summer switch to West Ham. Ajeti has been assigned to wear the Hammersʼ 27 jersey number.
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(7:46am) – Manchester United push for one last target

Manchester United may have seen a deal for Christian Eriksen fall apart but they might still add Sean Longstaff to their squad.
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(7:30am) – David Luiz ‘will become an Arsenal player’ this morning

David Luiz will reportedly become an Arsenal player this morning after Frank Lampard’s decision.
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Manchester United push for one last target

One last target for Manchester United.

Manchester United may have seen a deal for Christian Eriksen fall apart but they might still add Sean Longstaff to their squad.

The Daily Star reckon the Newcastle midfielder is the last player on United’s hit list as the 5pm deadline approaches.

Ed Woodward is likely to have to spend big in order to snap up the Magpies academy product, though, with St James’ Park chiefs reluctant to sell.

Longstaff is seen by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as another potential element of the British core he wants to build his squad around.

David Luiz ‘will be an Arsenal player’ this morning

David Luiz will reportedly become an Arsenal player this morning after Frank Lampard’s decision.

Luiz did not train with Chelsea’s first team yesterday, Wednesday, August 7, as he looked to force through a move to Arsenal.

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Sky Sports expert, Dharmesh Sheth, said the deal will be wrapped up this morning.

Luiz, sharing same agent with Arsenal’s technical director Edu, shows it should not take long to agree terms.

“I have just received another text regarding David Luiz, probably be done in the morning.

“This looks like he will be an Arsenal player. Luiz should be done in the morning,” Sheth said.

The British transfer window slams shut at 5pm today, so club’s are rushing to finalise their squads for the start of the new season.

Arsenal’s defender, Laurent Koscielny, yesterday, joins Bordeaux. This makes the Gunners need a replacement.

Another Sky Sports expert, Kaveh Solhekol, shares that Lampard is happy to let go of Luiz.

“Let’s not forget that Chelsea are under a transfer ban at the moment so even if they wanted to sign a replacement they wouldn’t be able to,” he said.

“That just shows you how much Frank Lampard is happy with him going.”

Arsenal’s TOP 5 club-record signings

Arsenal are known to be signing mostly cheap players for some unknown reasons. Most people said it’s the mentality and stinginess of former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger.

Surprisingly, here are Arsenal’s top 5 club-record signing:

Nicolas Pepe (£72million)

Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal confirmed Nicolas Pepe’s transfer from the Ligue 1 side, Lille for a club-record fee of £72million.

Pepe, being the forth signing for the Gunners, was signed on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

It was reported that Arsenal paid an initial £20million and to pay £52million on installment for 5 years.

The 24-year-old winger, Nicolas Pepe also penned a five-year deal with the Gunners.

Joining the Gunners, he was assigned jersey number 19.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£56.1m)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

In January 31, 2018, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal, from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of £56.1million.

This made him the most the most expensive Gabonese player of all time.

In his first full season in the Premier League, Aubameyang finished as the league’s joint top-goalscorer.

Alexandre Lacazette (£46.5m)

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Striker Alexandre Lacazette joined the North London club after a successful 3 consecutive seasons with Lyon.

On July 5, 2017, Arsenal signed Lacazette for a club-record fee of £46.5million.

His debut season, Lacazette clinches the FA Community Shield title.

Mesut Ozil (£42.5m)

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil

German international, Mesut Ozil, on September 2, 2013, left Spanish club, Real Madrid to join Arsenal, for a club-record fee of £42.5million.

When this deal went through, he became the most expensive German player of all time.

During his debut season, he helped end Arsenal’s 9-year trophy drought, winning the 2014 FA Cup title.

Shkodran Mustafi (£35m)

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German defender, Shkodran Mustafi join English club, Arsenal from Valencia, on August 30, 2016, for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in excess of £35million.

Mustafi breaks Bacary Sagna’s record of “unbeaten start of 17 games at the club” when Arsenal drew 3-3 with Bournemouth on his 18th game without defeat.

Nicolas Pepe very happy for Lacazette partnership

Arsenal new signing, Nicolas Pepe is very happy to play alongside Alexandre Lacazette after successful transfer.

The Ivorian international can’t wait to play alongside the French striker.

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24-year-old Pepe said:

“When I knew I was coming to Arsenal, I immediately thought of the French guys who play here. Then I also thought of Özil, the world champions, Lacazette, Aubameyang and many more.

“Of course, these are the players who sprang to mind because I used to watch them when I was at Lille.

“Also, Lacazette used to play for Lyon and so I have had the opportunity to play against him and it will be an honour to play alongside him.”

He penned a five-year deal with the Gunners after the clubs agreed £72million transfer fee.

Pepe joins the North London club from Ligue 1 side, Lille.