Mauricio Pochettino has set a Saturday deadline for the sale of a key Tottenham star, while Neymar has made a promise to PSG, according to Saturday’s European press.
MAKE OR BREAK FOR KEY TOTTENHAM MAN
Christian Eriksen’s Tottenham future will be settled one way or another on Saturday, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The influential playmaker has been linked to La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, along with PSG, after saying in June he was open to a new challenge.
The 27-year-old been at Spurs since 2013 and is out of contract at the end of this season, with the transfer deadline in Europe looming on Monday.
Pochettino insists that any transfer must be in the process of happening on Saturday, especially with Spurs facing Arsenal in the north London derby at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
“The good thing is if nothing happens on Saturday,” he told reporters. “Because Sunday’s the game and it’s not going to happen on Monday – there’d be no real time to do something.
“On Saturday we are going to know if Christian is going to be with us or not.”
PSG appear to remain the favorites to sign the Dane, although that will all depend on whether they sell Neymar back to Barcelona – a move that looks increasingly unlikely to happen.
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AND THE REST
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that club president Florentino Perez could still make one or two big name signings before Spain’s transfer window shuts on Monday evening
Neymar has assured PSG that he will give his all to the club this season after seemingly seeing a return to Barcelona fall through
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has joined Besiktas on a season-long loan
West Brom winger Oliver Burke is set to join Alaves on a season-long loan deal (Football Espana)
Mauro Icardi’s lawyer insisted the legal action and €1.5m compensation claim is “not about money, because he wants to be an integral part of the Inter project.” (Sport Mediaset)
After Fiorentina, now Roma have also entered negotiations for Udinese star Rodrigo De Paul, offering a €25-28m deal (Tuttomercatoweb)
Lecce have signed Stoke midfielder Giannelli Imbula on loan with an option to buy (Calciomercato)
AC Milan are in negotiations with Dalian Yifang to sign winger Yannick Carrasco (Tuttosport)
Milan wing-back Diego Laxalt has officially signed for Torino, on loan with option to buy at the end of the season for €12m (Football Italia)
Reports are growing rapidly that Matteo Politano will join Fiorentina for €30m plus bonuses, Inter replacing him with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Ante Rebic (Sky Sport Italia)
Centre-back Kevin Wimmer has left Stoke to join Belgian side Royal Excel Mouscron on a season-long loan
Saint-Etienne and Sporting Lisbon are in talks to sign Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta from Genk
Hellas Verona have officially signed Inter youth team striker Eddie Salcedo on loan for this season (Football Italia)