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Real Madrid star looking for house in London ahead of Arsenal move, Manchester United after Ligue 1 starlet, and more: Premier League transfer rumour - 3 February 2018

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The Gunners have been linked with a Madrid star
The Gunners have been linked with a Madrid star

It is only just the third day after the transfer window slammed shut, but we are in no dearth of transfer news. Indeed, the usual suspects are all here, barring Tottenham, as we have another full-house of Premier League transfer rumours.

So here we go!

#5 The pain of David Moyes

In yesterday’s roundup, we reported the reason for Islam Slimani ending up at Newcastle United instead of West Ham. And today, we have quotes from David Moyes stating that even he himself thought that the Leicester striker would be joining the Hammers, but the move never happened.

As quoted by Sky Sports here, he said:

"Slimani was agreed on Tuesday night and it didn't come off on Wednesday. I only woke up on Wednesday to be told that it wasn't going to happen."
"Then on Wednesday afternoon we hoped to do Amadou. We put in a loan offer for him, which we hoped might have been good enough to get him."
"We didn't want to pay the asking price because we hadn't seen him often enough to say it was worth putting out £16 million for him but we made a really big loan offer and couldn't get him in the end."

Not a good time to be David Moyes, it seems.

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