Transfer news LIVE: Neymar to Barcelona hijacked by Real Madrid, Man Utd offer, Liverpool

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Alex Iwobi on Everton transfer

Alex Iwobi has opened up on joining Everton from Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

He said: “The offer was too attractive for me to turn down.

“The manager was telling me: ‘There is a spot for you, we will take care of you’. Basically, all the things you want to hear as a player.

“He has given me the confidence I will do well. I am ready for a new challenge and chapter in my life. I always had that youngster tag at Arsenal, so hopefully with this move I am able to make a name for myself in the Premier League and create history with Everton.

“Hopefully I will be able to take on a bit more responsibility and add something to the team as well.”

Real Madrid make their move for Neymar

Real Madrid have moved to hijack Barcelona’s move for Neymar by offering Vinicius Jr to Paris Saint-Germain in a surprise transfer twist, reports say.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are scrapping to lure Neymar away from PSG before the European transfer window shuts on September 2.

The PSG forward is eager to leave the Parc des Princes behind after just two years, having grown tired with life in Paris.

Neymar’s preference is to return to Barcelona but, with relations between the Catalan giants and PSG strained, a move to Real Madrid cannot be ruled out.

And Sport say that Los Blancos chief Florentino Perez has sensationally offered Vinicius as part of a deal.

And Sport say that Los Blancos chief Florentino Perez has sensationally offered Vinicius as part of a deal.

Man Utd to offer Victor Lindelof new deal

Manchester United are set to offer Victor Lindelof a huge new contract after him impressive displays at Old Trafford.

The Sweden international impressed last season after initially struggling following his arrival in 2017.

And Lindelof is set to be rewarded with a double-your-money contract worth a staggering £46.8million after summer interest from Barcelona.

The centre-back’s current contract has two years left to run.

Lindelof currently earns £75,000-a-week and Manchester United have an option to extend for an extra 12 months.

The 25-year-old is set to be offered a contract worth £150,000-a-week that would keep him at Old Trafford until 2025.

Liverpool transfer strategy questioned

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp should have signed a striker this summer and failing to do means he may have missed a trick.

That’s the verdict of Steve McClaren, who touched upon the strategy of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

He told Sky Sports News: “Sir Alex Ferguson always said at United, at the end of every signing we’ve won something, there’s going to be one or two coming into that dressing room that makes the players sit up and go, ‘Wow, we’re going onto another level.’

“That’s the only thing that worries me. They didn’t go on and get another star striker and players are now playing around the clock 12 months of the year.”

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