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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe [20th August 2016]

Updated: 20 August 2016 14:47 IST - Published: 20 August 2016 11:35 IST
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Mauricio hunting ex club for players?Sky reports that Tottenham are looking to sign a young goalkeeper and have turned to Espanyol's youngster Pau Lopez. 

Mauricio hunting ex club for players?

Sky reports that Tottenham are looking to sign a young goalkeeper and have turned to Espanyol's youngster Pau Lopez. 

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Shaqiri speaks about Pep ahead of their game today!

Shaqiri speaks about Pep ahead of their game today!

"No, no, no. Guardiola doesn't talk too much about this. He doesn't say to the players why," said Shaqiri commenting about the whole Joe Hart transfer saga. The player was one of the many who couldn't make it into Pep's best 11 at Bayern. 

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Breathe easy Gunners! The Daily Telegraph reports that Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi will have a medical at Arsenal on Monday with a £29.5m fee agreed between the clubs. 

Breathe easy Gunners! 

The Daily Telegraph reports that Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi will have a medical at Arsenal on Monday with a £29.5m fee agreed between the clubs. 

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James to Chelsea?Spanish newspaper Sport report that Real president Florentino Perez is keen to keep that Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez at Madrid.However, James wants regular football and reports suggest that Chelsea have already met with his agent to convey their interest. 

James to Chelsea?

Spanish newspaper Sport report that Real president Florentino Perez is keen to keep that Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez at Madrid.However, James wants regular football and reports suggest that Chelsea have already met with his agent to convey their interest. 

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Could Mata be on his way back home? Daily Express reports that Valencia owner Peter Lim has spoken with Manchester United over the possibility of signing Juan Mata on loan this season. 

Could Mata be on his way back home? 

Daily Express reports that Valencia owner Peter Lim has spoken with Manchester United over the possibility of signing Juan Mata on loan this season. 

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Conte looking for a back-up goalkeeperEx-Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez is expected to join Chelsea from AC Milan in the coming few days. He will act as a back-up to first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reports Daily Mail. 

Conte looking for a back-up goalkeeper

Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez is expected to join Chelsea from AC Milan in the coming few days. He will act as a back-up to first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reports Daily Mail. 

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Does Mou have a smart plan? The reports that Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho is set to offer Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini a two-year contract extension. Looks like a few fans will be disappointed that he's being picked over Schweni. 

Does Mou have a smart plan? 

The reports that Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho is set to offer Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini a two-year contract extension. Looks like a few fans will be disappointed that he's being picked over Schweni. 

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Inter want Sissokho!Inter Milan are interested in Championship club Newcastle's French midfielder Moussa Sissokho reports Sky.

Inter want Sissokho!

Inter Milan are interested in Championship club Newcastle's French midfielder Moussa Sissokho reports Sky. "Moussa is now the big name in the market," he said. "If someone wants Moussa they have to pay," said Rafa Benitez on the transfer of their star player. 

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Benteke to Palace almost done! 

Liverpool's striker Christian Benteke is close to sealing a £32 million move to Crystal Palace. Alan Pardew himself has confirmed that the player will be at Palace for his medical. 

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Joe could break Harts! Pep Guardiola has said that should Joe Hart want to leave the club in search of first team football, he will be allowed to leave. However, he has told the goalkeeper that he will improve if he chooses to stay in Manchester and learn. Pep also said that he has a lot of respect for Joe and nobody's spot in the squad is guaranteed. 

Joe could break Harts! 

Pep Guardiola has said that should Joe Hart want to leave the club in search of first team football, he will be allowed to leave. However, he has told the goalkeeper that he will improve if he chooses to stay in Manchester and learn. Pep also said that he has a lot of respect for Joe and nobody's spot in the squad is guaranteed. 

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Champions League winner talks about transfer market! 

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Bastian in the stands?

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was seen in the stands cheering on his teammates as they took on Southampton in the second game of the Premier League. His future at Manchester United seems to be dark. 

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Diego was first choice not Kevin! “We were always very clear with Gameiro, always. When I spoke to him over the phone, yes, the club worked on the possibility that Diego Costa would come, but then those possibilities didn’t progress,

Diego was first choice not Kevin! 

“We were always very clear with Gameiro, always. When I spoke to him over the phone, yes, the club worked on the possibility that Diego Costa would come, but then those possibilities didn’t progress," said Diego Simeone to Spanish TV channel Movistar+. 

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If thats not enough, make it two good signings for the day! 

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Firstly, we have some exciting news coming from Watford! 

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Good morning and welcome to the Live Transfer blog today! 

We're into the last two weeks of the transfer window but have already seen a few massive transfers. 

What else could happen in the next two weeks? Maybe Wenger could spring a surprise and bring Lacazatte to Arsenal? Well, we can only hope...