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Manchester United to make a move for Neymar, FC Barcelona superstar set to renew his contract: Transfer round-up, February 1, 2018

Sumedh Pande
13.36K   //    01 Feb 2018, 23:14 IST

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Good evening and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours round-up. The January market may now be closed, however, that will not stop the clubs from looking at potential summer recruitments, and as always, there is news which makes headlines irrespective of the transfer window.

On that note, let's take a look at all the top transfer news that made headlines on February 1, 2018.

Premier League 

Manchester United to make a move for Neymar 

In a sensational report by Don Balon, it has been claimed that Manchester United are set to make an audacious move for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar in the summer. The move is reportedly being sponsored by United's shirt sponsor Chevrolet, who want the English giants to have Neymar as the poster boy at the club. 

Paul Pogba has not succeeded in that aspect, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leaving soon and Alexis Sanchez is not seen by the car company as the club's face. Jose Mourinho has been a long term admirer of the Brazilian hitman and would love the club to sign him a player of such calibre. The move, though, won't be easy as Real Madrid are also looking at the prospect of bringing Neymar back to Spain. 

Arsenal had a late £12 million bid for Jonny Evans

According to Express and Star, Arsenal had made a last-ditch effort to sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion. It is believed that the Gunners had made a £12 million bid for the central defender which was instantly rejected by West Brom as it was well below their valuation. Evans was linked with Arsenal during the entire winter market but at the end, Evans would be seen in a Baggies shirt until the end of the season. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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