Due to the fact that August 31st is a bank holiday in the UK, the summer transfer window is extended by one day. So, the window closes on September 1st, which means there is still room for surprises! Just like the news about Neymar possibly coming to Manchester United.
The news, published by the Brazilian news portal Globo.com today, speaks about a possible transfer request from the Old Trafford team sent directly to Barcelona, without Neymar even knowing about it. The Brazilian player is contracted to the Catalan team until 2018 – but Van Gaal is apparently willing to pay his buy out clause. And if the transfer is indeed completed, it will be a world record – the amount in question is around £140 million. The transfer can not be completed until the end of this year’s transfer window, Globo writes, but Van Gaal will continue the discussions with Barcelona until the free-for-all period in January.
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Italian sports portal Voci di Sporti has heard that Dutch midfielder Jonathan de Guzman is leaving Napoli. Nothing new here, you might say… but instead of Bournemouth, the player is now said to transfer to Sunderland. De Guzman has played two seasons in the Premier League with Swansea, and he seems to be keen to return, this time with the Black Cats.
Mario Balotelli’s “unhappy spell” at Liverpool has finally come to the end, The Guardian writes. According to the newspaper, the Italian has been forced to train away from the first-team squad after a disappointing first season at Anfield – out of his 16 appearances he only managed to score once. The player will now go on loan to Milan – he is set for a medical in Milanello, the team’s training ground, tomorrow. According to The Guardian, half of his weekly pay of £80,000 will be supported by Milan, with the other half being paid by Liverpool.