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LIVE Transfer Blog: All the latest from the Transfer Window (Aug 6)

All the news, rumours and updates from Europe and Rest of the World LIVE!
Updated: 07 August 2018 05:53 IST - Published: 06 August 2018 14:01 IST
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Jan Oblak and Kepa Arrizabalaga are the latest names identified to replace Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea. The Blues are ready to trigger Oblak's £89 million release clause if Courtois departs for Real before the closing of the transfer window.
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Mateo Kovacic has abandoned Real Madrid's pre-season training and will not return to the club until his future is resolved as he remains determined to exit the Spanish Capital this month. 

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Dembele rejects Inter approach

Mousa Dembele has rejected a €20 million move to Inter Milan this month. The midfielder has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Tottenham Hotspur and fell down the pecking order during the second half of last season.

Inter had targetted Dembele as a potential pairing with countryman Radja Nainggolan. Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri haven't given up in their pursuit of Luka Modric despite the mammoth price tag and could make a move for the Croatian again during the closing stages of the transfer window.


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Bailey responds to rumours

Bayer Leverkusen sensation Leon Bailey has admitted that there is serious interest in him from Premier League clubs. Chelsea and Arsenal have been following the winger for a substantial period of time whereas Liverpool are the latest contenders to join the race.

Bailey said,"There's concrete interest. What I can say is that my full focus is on developing myself as a young player. If a club wants me, my management and Bayer will take care of it."

Bailey has spent only one full season at Bayer Leverkusen
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Manchester United will prepare a mega €155 million bid for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic if Paul Pogba departs for Barcelona in the coming days.

Milinkovic-Savic returned for Lazio's pre-season training last week
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Arsenal will listen to offers for Danny Welbeck after Unai Emery disclosed to the Englishman that he does not feature in his plans. Everton, Bournemouth and Southampon are among a number of clubs interested and the Gunners are also looking to ditch striker Lucas Perez.
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Aleix Vidal has returned to Sevilla on a four year contract in a deal worth £9 million. The Spaniard made 51 appearances in three years for Barcelona and could play his first game against the Blaugrana on Sunday in the Spanish Supercopa. 
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Arsenal target Rodriguez

Arsenal will consider making an approach for AC Milan left-back Ricardo Rodriguez. Saed Kolasinac picked up an injury in a recent pre-season friendly and has been ruled out for 10 weeks while Unai Emery faces a crisis on his hands.

Rodriguez is valued at £30 million but Milan are reluctant to sell the Swiss defender. There is only a short amount of time left in the transfer window and the Gunners will have to review their options to fill in their needs for the forthcoming season.

Rodriguez signed for Milan last year and made 47 appearances in all competitions



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BREAKING!!!

Thibaut Courtois has informed head coach Maurizio Sarri that he wants to leave Chelsea this month. The Belgian shot-stopper is keen on returning to Spain as he wishes to remain closer to his family based in Madrid.

However, Chelsea have declared that Courtois will not be sold to Real Madrid until a replacement is found.

Courtois is edging closer to joining Real Madrid
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Chelsea have loaned out two more youngsters for the 2018/19 season. Defender Matt Miazga has joined Ligue 1 outfit Nantes whereas midfielder Kyle Scott has been sent to Dutch second division club Telstar. 
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Barcelona step up Pogba chase

Barcelona are preparing a £100 million bid for Manchester United's Paul Pogba. Super agent Mino Raiola will play the role of the middleman and have already begun working on a deal to lure the French World Champion to Camp Nou as soon as possible. 

Juventus are also believed to be interested in Pogba whose relationship with Jose Mourinho detiorated last season. Off-field issues have affected the midfielder's performances on the pitch as Pogba has become constrained in his role and hasn't been able to flourish under Mourinho's unimaginative style of play. 
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Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race for the signature of Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. The Bavarians are willing to sell the German international for a sum of £45 million.
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