EPL transfer news 2021, deadline day, when does the transfer window close, gossip, rumours, latest, Manchester United, Leeds Utd, Chelsea, Real Madrid

EPL transfer news 2021, deadline day, when does the transfer window close, gossip, rumours, latest, Manchester United, Leeds Utd, Chelsea, Real Madrid

We are in the final 24 hours of a transfer window where some of the biggest names in the world have arrived in the Premier League for over £1bn and counting.

Cristiano Ronaldo is back, as are Romelu Lukaku and Jadon Sancho, while Jack Grealish broke the British transfer fee record when he moved to Manchester City.

But as the players are all leaving for the international break, some may return to other clubs.

Here are seven transfers that could still happen before the end of the transfer window…

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KYLIAN MBAPPE TO REAL MADRID

This is the big one to watch as Real Madrid wait to see if PSG finally break their golden goose and sell for the £180million they paid for him as he enters the final 12 months of the season.

It’s a ridiculous brinkmanship battle between two clubs with clearly way too much money and too little brains.

Real Madrid are willing to pay £180m for a player they can sign for free within four months on a pre-contract deal, while PSG turn down a £180m offer for a player they will lose for free within four months.

It’s hard to pinpoint which is the most bizarre decision.

Mbappe is desperate to leave and Madrid is leaking all the stories of him holding PSG against his will to the press, while Paris’ top buyers are determined not to let Madrid bully them into getting their way.

It’s a strange battle and it looks like PSG will win stubbornly to give us a season of Neymar, Mbappe and Lionel Messi together, and it will be their best shot at finally winning a Champions League.

JULES KOUNDE TO CHELSEA

This one has long been on the cards, but Chelsea have had to sack a number of players before they can bring in the Sevilla defender to bolster their defence.

Now that Kurt Zouma has been sold to West Ham, there is room in the squad and in the wage bill to bring in someone new and this transfer, which seems to have been a mere formality for months, should finally go through.

It seems crazy that a side as strong as Chelsea’s is about to get even stronger, but it looks like it’s going to be a busy last 24 hours for the Blues.

ODSONNE EDOUARD TO CRYSTAL PALACE

Fresh from losing his first Old Firm derby this weekend, Ange Postecoglou is about to lose his star striker Odsonne Edouard.

According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, Crystal Palace is closing in on bringing him to the Premier League and a deal is expected to take place on the last day of the window, local time.

The fee is expected to be around £20million and he is a prime target for the rebuilding of new manager Patrick Vieira.

Edouard’s contract expires at the end of next season, so Celtic always knew there would be a possibility of him leaving during the transfer window.

However, it will still come as a blow to Postecoglou, who will lose his star striker from the window on the last day, with not much time to bring in someone else as a replacement.

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SAUL NIGUEZ TO MANCHESTER UNITED OF CHELSEA

Atletico Madrid have reportedly offered Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez to both Manchester United and Chelsea as they try to get him off their wage bill.

Saul is initially available on loan but with a purchase obligation, which has become the sticking point for both Premier League rivals who prefer it to be a buy option.

United are unlikely to make a move this late in the window, despite the apparent need for a defensive midfielder, with the deal for Cristiano Ronaldo already an unexpected asset they may not have anticipated.

Chelsea are now the favorites, especially after N’Golo Kante’s injury, but as the aforementioned Jules Kunde deal is likely to be a priority, it could be a very busy last 24 hours for the Blues.

DANIEL JAMES TO LEEDS UNITED

As is so often the case when a player arrives one has to leave to balance the books somewhat and unfortunately for Manchester United winger Daniel James he is the trap for the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Leeds was supposed to sign him six months before he was due to join Manchester United, when they were still in the championship, but two and a half years later they seem to be finally getting their man.

It will be a good deal for all three sides, with Manchester United making a nice profit on a backup player they are selling for around £24m, while James will play regularly under Marcelo Bielsa who will likely only improve his performance . game.

James has already started two of United’s three games this season, but an injury to Amad Diallo has meant that he is now out of loan and will instead stay at the club for a season meaning the Welshman is the one to go on .

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JESSE LINGARD TO WEST HAM

This deal has been on the horizon all along, but it looks like a decision will fall on the last day as West Ham aim to bring back the player who changed their season last year when he was loaned out in January.

Lingard has a one-year contract with Manchester United and is looking to sign a new one before returning to London as he sees his future at Old Trafford.

United are also looking to protect his transfer value by extending his contract rather than selling him at a reduced price, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t sure whether he wants him in his squad this season or not.

It can go down to the wire and can be something permanent, temporary, or even nothing at all.

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES TO EVERTON

Everton and Arsenal are in talks to bring Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Merseyside and get out of the fight in the Emirates.

The Toffees are keen to strengthen as right-back and are looking to borrow the Gunner for a season with a buy option.

The 24-year-old can also play centrally in midfield and his versatility would be of great value to Rafael Benitez going into the new season.

However, Arsenal don’t seem to play ball and Maitland-Niles has expressed his displeasure on social media.

“All I want to do is go where I want and where I’m going to play @Arsenal,” he wrote.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles posted this on Instagram.Source: Instagram

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