TRANSFER GOSSIP: Philippe Coutinho joins Qatari champions Al-Duhail on loan, Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes ‘closes in on a new £120,000-a-week deal’, and Arsenal had ‘no intention of selling Gabriel this summer’
- The transfer window still remains open for clubs in Greece, Qatar and Turkey
- Liverpool kept hold of Mohamed Salah after the Saudi window closed yesterday
- Listen to the latest episode of Mail Sport’s podcast It’s All Kicking Off!
The 2023 summer transfer window is a thing of the past as far as the Premier League are concerned, but several top flight stars are still looking for new teams with those in Greece, Qatar and Turkey still able to sign players.
Liverpool breathed a huge sigh of relief after the Saudi Arabian transfer window slammed shut on Thursday, with Al-Ittihad falling short in their pursuit of Mohamed Salah having reportedly been prepared to splash out £200million on the Egyptian superstar.
Davinson Sanchez, Tanguy Ndombele and Eric Bailly have all sealed moves away from the Premier League since deadline day, and more out-of-favour players will hope to follow in pursuit of more regular first team football.
Meanwhile, there are still a handful of free agents, including Jesse Lingard and David de Gea, who have yet to find new homes.
Mail Sport takes a look at all the latest transfer gossip on Saturday morning.
The Saudi transfer window closed on Thursday and Mohamed Salah stayed at Liverpool
Qatari champions Al-Duhail have announced their loan of Aston Villa star Philippe Coutinho
Arsenal’s £72m flop Nicolas Pepe has left the Emirates to join Turkish side Trabzonspor on a free transfer. The winger, who netted 27 goals in 112 appearances for Arsenal, spent last campaign on loan with Nice. (Mail Sport)
Wrexham have signed former Premier League star Steven Fletcher in a bid to push on after a promising start to life back in the Football League. The forward will provide cover in the absence of star striker Paul Mullin, who has been out with a punctured lung. (Mail Sport)
Qatari champions Al-Duhail have announced the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian is heading to the Middle East on a season-long loan. (Aston Villa)
Former Premier League striker Andre Gray has joined Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Riyadh on a reported deal worth £100,000 per week. The forward, whose move was announced by the Saudi club on Friday, left Watford last year after a four-year stint at Vicarage Road. (Al-Riyadh)
Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is on the cusp of signing a new deal worth around £120,000-a-week. The Magpies star has attracted interest from Real Madrid, Chelsea and Liverpool since his move to St James’ Park. (Sun Sport)
Arsenal had no intention of selling Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes this summer, despite Mikel Arteta dropping him to the bench for the opening three games of the season. Arsenal did not negotiate with Saudi Arabian clubs despite their interest in the defender. (Fabrizio Romano)
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Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes is on the cusp of signing a new deal worth £120,000-a-week
Real Madrid have given Raul the green light to become Villarreal’s new manager, according to reports in Spain. Villarreal sacked former head coach Quique Setien on Tuesday after enduring a turbulent start to the new LaLiga campaign. (Marca)
Former Premier League champion Kasper Schmeichel has reportedly taken a huge pay cut to join Belgian outfit Anderlecht. The goalkeeper, who is thought to have been on over £100,000 per week at Leicester last summer, has now signed a £4,000-a-week deal at his new club. (Sky Sports)
John Terry’s hopes of becoming the new manager of Saudi side Al-Shabab are on hold because of a wrangling in the club’s boardroom. Elections are being held at the Saudi Pro League outfit in the next few days in an effort to appoint new directors. (Sun Sport)
A record £5.9billion was spent on transfer fees worldwide between June and September this summer, a new report from FIFA has revealed. The governing body published its International Transfer Snapshot report on Friday after analysing yet another busy summer of transfer activity. (Mail Sport)
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