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Transfer news and rumours of the day: 23rd August, 2016

shkodran mustafi
Mustafi to Arsenal called off?
Modified 23 Aug 2016, 21:10 IST

With only 8 days remaining in this summer’s transfer window, there was an added buzz from Premier League and other European teams as they look to wrap up the signings in next few days. Arsenal made the headlines once again today for all the wrong reasons after Valencia’s manager publicly ruled out Shkodran Mustafi’s move to the Emirates.

Having said that it does not get easier for the Gunners as they have been held hostage to the signing of a Premier League defender as well.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have given their ultimatum to Napoli and have even prepared a big money offer to complete their third signing of the season. Manchester United are still pondering on whether to let go Phil Jones or not as Euro 2016 winner edges closer to joining the Manchester giants. 

On that note, we bring to you the best and the latest transfer news from around European football on August 23rd.

Serie A

Carlos Bacca
Bacca to Napoli?

Inter’s pursuit of Gabriel Barbosa could be closed this week, according to reports in Brazil. As per Doyen Sports, Inter are directly negotiating with player’s agent and are expected to beat Juventus to his signature. The Nerazzurri will send a team to Brazil this week to close a reported €25million deal for the 19-year-old attacker.

- Carlos Bacca’s agent has suggested that Napoli were interested in signing his client but the striker is now more than happy at AC Milan. Bacca was linked with a move away from San Siro all summer but no team could meet Milan’s €25million valuation. Bacca opened his account last weekend with a stunning hat-trick and is now ready to stay with the Serie A giants this summer.

Juventus have set their eyes on two young midfielders from Ligue 1, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Jean-Victor Makengo. Tuttosport (via L’quipe) have reported that the Serie A Champions want to strengthen their midfield for future and have earmarked these two players. While Bakayoko, 22 is valued at  €10-12m where as Makengo, 18 can be signed for as little as €3-4m.

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Published 23 Aug 2016, 20:48 IST
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