Mercato: Liverpool attempted Nunez swap deal , Man Utd eye Palhinha


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Liverpool were unsuccessful in their attempts to send Darwin Nunez to Atletico Madrid in exchange for Joao Felix this summer. The Portuguese forward also turned down moves to Manchester United and Aston Villa before heading to Barcelona on loan. (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester City have been keeping a close eye on the development of Brighton striker Evan Ferguson and believe that he would be capable of playing alongside current star forward Erling Haaland. (i news)

Manchester United retain an interest in Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha, who saw a deadline day move to Bayern Munich fall through at the last after the west Londoners refused to sanction an exit. (The Athletic)

Kepa Arrizabalaga has admitted he wanted a ‘change’ this summer despite being given assurances of his Chelsea place by new head coach Mauricio Pochettino. The goalkeeper revealed he turned down a move to Bayern Munich in order to join Real Madrid on loan. (MARCA)

Arsenal considered signing a new defender during August after Jurrien Timber sustained a serious knee injury but ultimately decided against bringing in another player. Benfica’s Alexander Bah, Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi and Galatasaray’s Victor Nelsson were among the names on their radar. (CBS)

Chelsea are likely to pip Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian teenager Gabriel Moscardo from Corinthians due to the Spanish champions’ financial restrictions. (SPORT)

New Napoli signing Jesper Lindstrom has admitted he turned down the chance to join Liverpool as he was not given as many assurances over playing time. (Tipsbladet)

Former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes Jurgen Klopp is happy with how the Reds’ summer window panned out, suggesting the German was happy to move on his former skipper to Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq. (The Athletic)

Tottenham did not make a late summer window move for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher as they were not close to shifting Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Blues were happy to keep hold of the England international regardless. (Fabrizio Romano)

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  • Plus more on Man City’s interest in Evan Ferguson
  • Arsenal considered several defenders to cover for injured Jurrien Timber
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