Tottenham to complete £62m Dybala deal, Man United plan late Eriksen swoop, Arsenal suffer Upamecano blow

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talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Wednesday’s papers and online…

Tottenham have agreed a deal with Juventus for the signing of Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, 25, for around £62million. (Sky Sports Italia)

Spurs also remain keen on signing Barcelona’s Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, while Arsenal were never interested. (ESPN)

However, Manchester United are also keen on landing former Liverpool player Coutinho, despite the midfielder previously saying he would not join the Red Devils out of his loyalty to the Reds. (Daily Express)

Meanwhile, Manchester United have reportedly stepped up their attempts to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen before Thursday’s transfer deadline. (Daily Telegraph)

There is set to be plenty of transfer activity ahead of Thursday’s 5pm deadline

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There is set to be plenty of transfer activity ahead of Thursday’s 5pm deadline

United’s late decision to chase Eriksen comes because they have doubts over whether France midfielder Paul Pogba will still be at Old Trafford at the end of the transfer window. (Evening Standard)

Eriksen is not in Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s long-term plans – and hasn’t been since admitting earlier this summer that he wants a new challenge. (Daily Mirror)

The Red Devils are also considering a surprise move for ex-Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, 34, who is available on a free transfer. (Sky Sports Italy)

Arsenal have suffered a blow in their pursuit of RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano after a £55m bid for the 20-year-old Frenchman was rejected by the Bundesliga side. (Bild)

RB Leipzig have told the Gunners they have no intention of cashing in on Upamecano, who has a release clause of £92m. (Daily Mirror)

Mesut Ozil is a target for DC United, with the MLS club set for talks with the German’s representatives as they seek a replacement for Derby-bound former England captain Wayne Rooney. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been linked as a surprise target for Real Madrid – but Liverpool want to keep him 

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Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been linked as a surprise target for Real Madrid – but Liverpool want to keep him 

Liverpool have no intention of selling midfielder Brazil midfielder Fabinho, despite rumours linking the 25-year-old with a late move to Real Madrid. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United are set to fine Romelu Lukaku for being absent from training, with the Belgian striker back at former club Anderlecht and training with their Under-18s side as he continues to seek a move away from Old Trafford. (Daily Star)

Manchester City will confirm the signing of Joao Cancelo from Juventus on Wednesday after the 25-year-old Portugal defender passed his medical with the Premier League champions. (Daily Star)

Leicester City are considering Celtic’s Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer, 21, as a replacement for Harry Maguire. (Daily Star)

Everton are on the verge of signing Monaco’sFrench defender Djibril Sidibe, 27, on loan. (Daily Mail)

Watford have rejected a second bid of £36.7m from Everton for French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. Meanwhile, the Hornets are believed to be close to agreeing a fee with Rennes for 21-year-old Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr. (Sky Sports)






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