Transfer News Today: Manchester United, Chelsea And Barcelona In Three-way Battle For Brazilian

Man United And Chelsea Challenge Barca For PSG Stopper

Incredibly, Marquinhos is still just 21 years old. Amazing when you consider he has made nearly 150 senior appearances with around 120 of those coming in the colours of Italian giants Roma and the all-conquering PSG.   

However, the Brazilian star is keen for a new challenge and that has put Man United in direct competition with Chelsea and Barcelona for his signature.

Chelsea know John Terry won’t last forever, United are still short of a centre-half and a combination of Pique and Marquinhos would be magnificent. He’d be expensive at £30m but he’d be a fantastic signing.

Man United are 2.62 to make the top four


Liverpool To Beat Red Devils To Slim Signing

Both Man United and Liverpool are desperate for attacking reinforcements and seem to have identified the same player as a possible option before the window closes.

Islam Slimani has scored 20 goals in 29 games for Sporting Lisbon and it is thought to be available for a rather reasonable £12m.

The Algerian has been on the radar of both clubs since an impressive World Cup in 2014 and he has only served to add to his reputation. He’s a low risk option at the price and at 27 is entering his peak.  

Liverpool are 4.75 to make the top four


Andros Heads Out Of Town And Up To Toon

This one looks all done, it’s simply a case of the formalities. The Spurs winger seemed to confirm his exit with an emotional tweet this afternoon after a £12m fee was agreed.

The England man looks set to meet up with his new team-mates in the next 48 hours and will immediately tasked with providing them with some much-needed width.

Townsend is eager to get back in amongst Roy Hodgson’s plans for the Euros and this could prove an excellent bit of business by Steve McClaren.

Newcastle are 2.10 to be relegated