Transfer news LIVE | Friday, February 1
- Manchester United have confirmed Marouane Fellaini’s exit
- Chelsea ace Callum Hudson-Odoi has been tipped to join Bayern Munich this summer
- Unai Emery says Denis Suarez will fit in easily at Arsenal
- Michy Batshuayi has been hailed as the missing piece of Crystal Palace’s jigsaw by Roy Hodgson
22:40 UPDATE: Coutinho on future
Philippe Coutinho has admitted he could leave Barcelona in the future.
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The Brazil international, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea in recent weeks, has struggled to impress at the Nou Camp.
And Coutinho has refused to rule out a Barca exit in the future.
“Nobody knows what will happen in the future,” he told beIN Sports.
“All I have in my head right now is to work hard.”
Transfer news LIVE: Will Chelsea sack Maurizio Sarri?
21:25 UPDATE: Pulisic decision slammed
Chelsea have been blasted by Sam Allardyce over their decision to loan Christian Pulisic back to Borussia Dortmund until the summer.
“I am staggered and shocked,” Sam Allardyce said, while appearing live on Sky Sports Newson deadline day.
“What if he does an ACL [anterior cruciate ligament injury] over there?
“You invest that much money and then you have the settling in period.
“Next season, who knows, he might come in and struggle.”
Transfer news LIVE: Philippe Coutinho could leave Barcelona
20:45 UPDATE: Solskjaer get Man Utd job full time?
Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand wants Old Trafford chiefs to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Red Devils’ next permanent manager.
“Tony, just signed for Man United, new deal, new deal on the table,” he said.
“50-something million – bargain now. It looks like a bargain.
“Next step, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sign him up! Let’s go.”
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19:55 UPDATE: Why Arsenal missed out on Nkunku
Arsenal may have missed out on PSG ace Christopher Nkunku because of Thomas Tuchel’s rocky relationship with Sven Mislintat, according to BBC Sport man David Ornstein.
“The latest understanding is that Thomas Tuchel has vetoed it,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live of PSG ace Nkunku.
“He doesn’t want it to happen, he wants Nkunku to be available to him to play, he’s got a lot on the line.
“There is also some politics at play of course.
“There was a tempestuous end to the relationship between Tuchel and (outgoing head of recruitment Sven) Mislintat [at Borussia Dortmund].
“He (Nkunku) will need to agree a new contract at PSG to protect his value in the summer.”
Transfer news LIVE: Rio Ferdinand wants Old Trafford chiefs to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
19:10 UPDATE: Maurizio Sarri to be sacked?
Maurizio Sarri will be sacked at the end of the season as manager of Chelsea, Perry Groves claims.
“I can’t see Chelsea coming in the top four and if you don’t come in the top four, you’ll be gone,” he told talkSPORT’s Jim White.
“After all the kafuffle with Antonio Conte and the board, upsetting everybody and questioning the transfer policy, and with Jose Mourinho upsetting everybody before that, Sarri was brought in to just calm everything down and make it a little bit more serene – but you still have to win games.
“With a manager there’s a difference between having the courage of your convictions and being stubborn, being obstinate – now he’s doing that and the players aren’t having him.
“It’s really that simple. They’re not having him, and he even said in the second half [against Bournemouth] the players weren’t implementing his ideas. He didn’t change his system and the players are thinking, ‘you’ve got to do something here, try something different’. As a manager you’ve got to change it.
“For him to say he can’t motivate his players… players should always motivate themselves, and even if they don’t like the manager or the system, they should always give 100 per cent.”
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea ace Callum Hudson-Odoi has been tipped to join Bayern Munich
18:35 UPDATE: Spalletti slams Arsenal
Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has slammed Arsenal, claiming their January offer was not genuine.
“We’ve got to get Perisic back on track, but also Nainggolan, as he had injuries, setbacks and various issues. He needs time on the field and patience,” Spalletti said.
“As for Perisic, there was this story on the market, but he is a professional, understands his role and yesterday it was already a very different mood.
“These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal and was tempted. However, he then realised it was not a true offer, that he’d been conned, and took a step back.
“Now he’ll resume training and as soon as his mind is back fully on Inter, we’ll let him play.”
18:00 UPDATE: Fellaini exit
Manchester United have confirmed that Marouane Fellaini has left the club.
The Belgium international has joined Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng Taishan FC.
Fellaini joined United from Everton in 2013 and made 177 appearances for the Red Devils.
The midfielder won four major trophies during his time at Old Trafford.
Transfer news LIVE: Michy Batshuayi has been hailed by Roy Hodgson
17:30 UPDATE: Hudson-Odoi to Bayern
Bayern Munich will make a move for Callum Hudson-Odoi again in the summer.
The Sun claim the German giants are intent on signing the 18-year-old winger.
Hudson-Odoi was ‘devastated’ when his proposed move to Bayern fell through last month.
Bayern are expected to make a £25million offer for the youngster in the summer to tempt the Blues to sell.
Transfer news LIVE: Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has slammed Arsenal
17:05 UPDATE: Emery on Suarez
Unai Emery says Denis Suarez will fit in easily at Arsenal, adding the Spaniard could make his debut against Manchester City.
He said: “Firstly he knows the language – he can speak English, which is important for us. Secondly, he played at Manchester City with the youth teams. He has a big experience in Spain, at Sevilla, at Villarreal, where he played in a semi-final against Liverpool in the Europa League.
“After, he played with Barcelona, not in the first XI a lot of times, but he helped them there and played in the Champions League, in an important team with important players. I think for him it’s easy to adapt with us.
“We need every player to be OK and with the mentality to play on Sunday. We have maybe some injuries but we have other players who can play and help the team with their qualities, with the performances, with their condition. On Sunday, I am positive about the possibility of playing different players.”
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United have confirmed Marouane Fellaini’s exit
16:40 UPDATE: Batshuayi hailed
Roy Hodgson claims Michy Batshuayi could be the ‘missing piece’ of Crystal Palace’s jigsaw.
“Our interest in him didn’t just go back to the last few hours last night, it goes back a long way,” Hodgson said of the Chelsea loanee.
“We discussed him before the transfer window opened and we were told he was likely to be loaned out again, but maybe not to an English club.
“Right at the last minute, Chelsea decided we would be the prime candidate and we jumped at it straight away and we did well to get it over the line. He is a player who could be a missing piece in our jigsaw puzzle.”