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See Why Man United Snubbed Move To Sign Aubameyang

Manchester United scouted Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, for years before deciding against signing him, The Athletic reports.
Aubameyang has scored 49 goals in 77 games for the Gunners, since joining from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
But the north London club were not the only club that had followed the striker.
The Red Devils scouted Aubameyang between 2016 and 2017, when he netted 73 times in 91 games for Dortmund.
But the United hierarchy were not convinced and had concerns over the valuation of around £70million and his age (he turned 30 in June).
They also believed would not fit Jose Mourinho’s striker profile of someone that could press and hold the ball up.
United eventually bought Romelu Lukaku from Everton for £75m.
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Mesut Ozil Set To Join Barcelona

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil could leave the club for Barcelona in next year’s January transfer window.
According to Sportsmole, the La Liga champions are willing to sign the former Germany international on a loan basis with an option to buy him at the end of the 2019/2020 season.
The newspaper reports that Ozil could serve a replacement for forward, Ousmane Dembele at the Camp Nou, with Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde reportedly ready to sell the Frenchman due to his attitude at the club.
Ozil has fallen out of favour at Emirates since manager, Unai Emery took over from Arsene Wenger.
The 30-year-old only made just 24 Premier League appearances for the Gunners last season.
Ozil, a former Real Madrid star, has not been regular for Arsenal so far this campaign.
He will hope to feature for Arsenal when they take on Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday night at Old Trafford.
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Liverpool, Barcelona linked with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz

Liverpool, Barcelona linked with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz

Liverpool are being linked with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.

Calciomercato.com says the 23-year-old’s displays have alerted him to four of Europe’s biggest clubs and drawn comparisons with Spain legend Xavi.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his midfield, having so far failed to get the best out of

Naby Keita, who joined the club from RB Leipzig last summer.

Klopp will have the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at Ruiz during the Champions League group stage after the Reds were drawn in the same group as Napoli.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also interested in the former Real Betis starlet.

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Ceballos admits Unai Emery called directly about Arsenal move

Ceballos admits Unai Emery called directly about Arsenal move

Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos admits manager Unai Emery called him directly about a move to London this summer.

Ceballos is on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

“He called me and told me to come to Arsenal,” Ceballos told the Daily Mail.

“He told me I was going to have a prominent role and that I was going to like his idea of playing. When you have the confidence of the coach that is about 60 per cent of the battle.

“Knowing that if you make a mistake you have the backing of your manager, for me, and for a lot of players, that’s fundamental.”

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LaLiga: Neymar’s father reveals negotiations still on with Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are still in negotiations for Neymar Jr, according to his father and agent, Neymar Sr.
Neymar was strongly linked with a return to Camp Nou, before the European transfer window closed this month.
Barca tried all they could, including offering players in a swap deal, but PSG refused to agree to their bids.
Neymar, who has three years remaining on his PSG contract, has yet to play for the Ligue 1 champions this term.
Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, then claimed they would not be making a bid in the January transfer window.
Neymar Sr, though, has cast fresh doubt on his son’s long-term future in the French capital.
“The negotiations between clubs are not over.
“A Brazilian just wants to be where he is happy and he was very happy at Barcelona.
“When his friends asked him if he want to go back, it upset him,” he said in an appearance at Edinburgh Sports Conference.
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La Liga: Suarez reveals Neymar “did everything possible” to seal Barcelona return

Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has claimed that Neymar did everything possible to return to Camp Nou, before the European transfer window closed.
Paris Saint-Germain have retained the Brazil superstar despite strong speculation he would leave, two years after joining from Barca for a world-record €222million fee.
Neymar heavily linked with the Catalans and their LaLiga rivals Real Madrid, amid rumours the player offered up to €20m of his own money, to facilitate a transfer back to the Spanish champions.
There has long been speculation Neymar regretted his decision to leave Barca in 2017 and Suarez confirmed team-mates warned him about making the move to Paris.
“We talked about it at the time,” Suarez told Fox Sports Radio in Argentina.
“We told him that there would be no place better than at Barcelona. But it’s his decision and he chose that.
“Now, he did everything possible to return.”
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Transfer: Barcelona boss ‘tired’ of Neymar negotiations

Barcelona boss, Ernesto Valverde, on Friday said he has grown tired of the ongoing negotiations between his club and Paris Saint-Germain over Neymar, saying he will be glad when the transfer window shuts on September 2.
Barca have less than three days to strike a deal with the Ligue 1 champions over their former player.
“I am really looking forward to that day – September 2 – so that we can all get some rest at last and know what we have for the season as it has gone on too long.
“Neymar is a PSG player and as always we respect all our rivals, but I reiterate that I’m looking forward to this ending once and for all,” Valverde told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s La Liga game away to Osasuna.
When asked to rate out of 10 how bored he was of the transfer speculation surrounding Neymar, Valverde: “Around nine and a 
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Transfer: Solskjaer reacts as Man Utd sell Smalling to Roma

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Chris Smalling’s move from Old Trafford to AS Roma as ‘a new experience and an adventure’.
SportzDom reports that Smalling has agreed a season-long loan deal to join the Serie A side.
But Solskjaer now believes that Smalling, who is Man United’s longest-serving player, will enjoy his time at Roma.
“Chris is on his way over [to Italy]. He’s flying over to Rome this morning to do a medical and all the final details,” Solskjaer told MUTV on Friday ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash against Southampton.
“At the moment we’ve got six centre-backs and it’s just something that popped up towards the end [of the European transfer window] in the last couple of days. Chris fancied the chance to go over there; it’s a new experience, new adventure.
“He’ll come back better for it because it’s a big club, it’s a good league. There aren’t too many English players who have been playing in Italy so I think he’ll enjoy it.”
Smalling made 34 appearances and scored 1 goal for the Man United in all competitions last season.
The England international joined Man United in 2010 from Fulham in a £10million deal.
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Transfer: Norwegian club sign Lionel Messi, vow to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Norwegian third-division side, IK Junkeren have signed Lionel Messi – a 16-year-old footballer – who changed his name to that of the Barcelona superstar.
Lionel Messi, previously known as Daniel Are Knutsen, made the bold decision to name himself after the Argentina captain and had the name change quickly approved.
He has also vowed to do his best to live up to his new name and believes his style of play is similar to that of the original Messi.
“I’ve had a plan for a while to change my name and I have Lionel Messi as my biggest idol. With my dedication to football, it made sense to try,” the Norwegian Messi told VG.
“I want to say that I try my best to play like him. Some similarities are certainly possible to see, but the talent is probably not as great.
“I have quite similar ball control and some speed.
“Those who know me from before still use the old first name, while new ones might call me Lionel or Leo.”
The 16-year-old Messi will start off playing for Junkeren’s G16 side, not their first-team.
Messi is still undoubtedly Junkeren’s most eye-catching signing and they aren’t ready to stop there.
“I joked earlier that we have to look for Cristiano Ronaldo now,” Junkeren general manager, Runar Bo Eriksen, said.
“We know that there is a Ronaldo in the transfer market who has previously played at Fauske/Sprint, so we know he is out there.”
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Transfer: PSG ready to agree loan deal for Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain are open to the idea of a loan deal for Neymar with an obligation to buy, Goal reports.
Neymar is yet to play for the Ligue 1 champions this season after indicating that he wants to leave.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have so far failed to land the Brazilian, with PSG looking to recoup most of the €222million they paid for him two years ago.
PSG have also rejected any prospective cash-plus-players deal.
Now, however, with the European transfer deadline looming and the prospect of an expensive player refusing to take to the field for the first half of the season, sporting director, Leonardo Arajuo, and coach Thomas Tuchel are expected to hold sit-down talks with the player over his future.
PSG are receptive to the idea of loaning the 27-year-old out with a subsequent obligation to buy, which would carry a price tag roughly in the region of €220m (£201m/$244m) to €250m (£228m/$277m).