With the European transfer window set to shut on September 2nd, clubs are still active in the market looking to bolster their squad ahead of the new season. Here are the transfer titbits making headlines.
According to 90min, Mohamed Elneny may have edged a step closer to leaving Arsenal, after a story on his Instagram page confirmed his agent was in London - amid speculation of a move away. The 27-year-old made just 17 appearances in all competitions last season but has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates.
Bayern Munich have now agreed a deal to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed. Coutinho's future has been the subject of intense speculation for the whole summer, given the arrival at the Nou Camp of Antoine Griezmann and their interest in bringing Neymar back to the club.
Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi looks set to remain at the club, despite strong interest from Ligue 1 side Monaco according to Football Italia. The Frenchman was a regular contributor for the Old Lady last season, racking up in excess of 40 appearances in all competitions.
Dejan Lovren's move to Roma has reportedly been called off. The Daily Mail say the Serie A side failed to make a concrete offer for the Liverpool defender. Apparently, Roma indicated they would make a £15m bid but failed to do so.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has confirmed the club are currently “working on” new contracts for forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang’s existing deal is set to keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2021, while Lacazette is committed to the club until the end of the following season (2022).
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