Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Manchester United vetoed Raphael Varane move, Paul Pogba offered to Barcelona, Kurt Zouma to Everton, latest rumours, gossip

The Premier League transfer window may be shut but there’s still plenty to follow as European clubs look to finalise their plans this summer, while the deadline day fallout continues to be revealed with the details on every move that did and didn’t happen leaking out.

Everton and Fulham got their cheque books out to dominate the headlines, with the Toffees landing Fc Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, as well as Shakhtar Donetsk forward Bernard. They could yet sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea on loan, with confirmation yet to come on the late, late talks. Fulham meanwhile broke their transfer record with the signing of Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa for around £30m, while Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Luciano Vietto, Sergio Rico and Joe Bryan also moved to Craven Cottage.

Then there’s Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, who failed to sign anyone on deadline day – the latter becoming the first club not to sign a player in the summer at all since the transfer window was introduced – and we’ll bring you the latest fallout from the disappointing wiundows.

With the European transfer window still open, we will have all the latest news, late done deals plus all the latest reaction right here so don’t touch that dial.

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Jürgen Klopp has addressed the Liverpool exit of Emre Can earlier this season, with the Germany international leaving the club on a free transfer to join Juventus after his contract expired.


The Liverpool boss has taken a very measured approach to Can’s decision, and made it clear there is no ill-feeling between him and the midfielder.


Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp said:

We always had and still have a good relationship. I have no problem with a player leaving. The only problem I had for the club was that I wanted to get some money: ‘Sign a new contract and then we’ll sell you!’ But that wasn’t really realistic.

There was never a problem between Emre and I. Emre is 24 now. Playing in another country can be a life target: ‘I’ve spent four years in England, now I want to go somewhere else.’ Why not? He’s a top player and he’s gone to a top club, it’s all good.


The Independent understands that Everton are confident that they have already done enough to sign Kurt Zouma on loan for the rest of the season. 


Both Everton and Chelsea submitted deal sheets last night before the 5.00pm deadline, and although they have been forced to wait for the green light, Everton believe that Zouma will become their latest signing later today.

Kurt Zouma is set to join Everton on loan for the season


It’s time for the most important part of the transfer window – the post-deadline day rankings!


Jack Lang guides you through all 20 Premier League clubs, rating their ins and outs and how they will affect the season ahead.


Unsurprisingly there are a few gimmes, but also a few shocks along the way.


Mourinho has also had to contend with suggestions that he has fallen out with certain players at Old Trafford this summer *ahem Paul Pogba ahem*


But the Manchester United manager came out swinging yesterday by hitting out at “lies” in the media, and said that he actually does like his players.


Who knew?


Another issue for Manchester United is the presence of Mino Raiola.


The ‘super-agent’ responsible for handling Paul Pogba’s affairs has caused a bi of a stir this summer, and according to The Times, Jose Mourinho believes he has damaged the reputation of United by offering the France midfielder to both Barcelona and Juventus.


Barcelona are known to be keen on Pogba and want him to try and force his way out of the club, but United are adamant that they will not sell him under any circumstances.


That said, a face-off between Mourinho and Raiola could develop, and no one wants to be in the middle of that feud.


Everton were also in the hunt for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, who looked for all certainty to be on his way out of Old Trafford.,


But United’s failure to bring in a replacement yesterday led to the move collapsing, according to the Daily Mail, with United pulling the plug on his move to Merseyside.


The Argentine could still push for a move abroad this month if he struggles for first-team football, but whether his club would be willing to let him leave without the chance to bring anyone in is another matter.


However, there could yet be one more arrival at Everton.


The club filed a deal sheet to the Premier League before yesterday’s 5.00pm deadline after agreeing to take Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea. The move is yet to be announced though, with the centre-back currently in limbo as he faces a frustrating season at Stamford Bridge if the loan did not go through in time.


More on this one as we get it.


Everton proved to be one of the busiest clubs on transfer deadline day, with Marco Silva’s influence helping to bring Yerry Mina, Bernard and Andre Gomes to the club.


Bernard has signed a four-year deal with the Toffees after joining on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk, while Andre Gomes – who attracted interest from Arsenal earlier in the window – joins on a season-long loan worth around £2m.


Mina meanwhile attracted interest from Manchester United, but they are understood to have pulled out due to a disagreement over agent fees. That left Everton in the clear to sign the Colombia international on a £27m deal, although Barcelona have a buy-back clause believed to be worth just over £50m that they can activate in the future.


Tottenham were also strangely quiet on deadline day – even for them.


Having finished last season in fourth, many believed they would need to strengthen to get back to the title-challengers that they were the previous two years, but instead they became the first side since the dawn of the Premier League summer transfer window in 2003 not to sign a single player.


It has left many fans scratching their heads, but manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed the decision was “brave” and was a result of the new £1bn stadium at White Hart Lane, new training facilities and a consequence of the Brexit vote. As excuses go, it’s a good one.


It caps a miserable start to the season for Manchester United, and begs the question: how long will Jose Mourinho remain manager?


Northern football correspondent Mark Critchley takes a look at the landscape at Old Trafford.


Where else to start than with Manchester United?


The summer proved to be a difficult one, with their three signings all coming early in the window in the form of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.


The likes of Toby Alderweireld, Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale were teased, but in the end not a single player arrived on deadline day, much to Jose Mourinho’s frustration.


And now it’s been revealed that United blocked a £100m move for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane over fears that Jose Mourinho was starting to waste their money. The Times reports today that United put the brakes on the offer after Madrid stressed the World Cup-winner was not available for any price, leaving United without the centre-back that Mourinho wanted.

Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s transfer live blog, where we’ll bring you the latest updates on the day after the night before.


Deadline day didn’t prove to be the blockbuster event that it was build up to be, with neither Manchester United nor Tottenham signing any players and Arsenal and Liverpool wrapping up their business early.


But Everton and Fulham took centre stage to make a wrath of signings, while there are still a few deals yet to be clarified – has Kurt Zouma joined Everton?


There’s also the small matter of the European transfer window, with clubs in Spain, Italy, France and the likes still able to sign players from the Premier League. Will there be any high-profile departures?


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