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Report: Everton Eyeing £22.5m Alternative For Fikayo Tomori

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Merseyside giants Everton have shifted their attention to £22.5m Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo after the move to sign Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea stalled.

The Toffees were thought to be closing in on a loan deal for Chelsea centre back Tomori earlier this month but that transfer has stalled in the past days paving the way for the club to pursue other defensive targets.

Fikayo Tomori is now expected to stay at Chelsea to fight for his place in the team. The Nigerian-born England international came on as a second half substitute over the weekend as his team suffered their first league defeat of the season.

Tomori and Chelsea were beaten 2-0 at home by Liverpool who had a man advantage for the larger part of the game after Danish international Fikayo Tomori was sent off towards the end of the first half.

Kai Havertz was sacrificed as Fikayo Tomori replaced the new signing to fill the centre back vacuum left by Andreas Christensen.

Everton are desperate to sign a new central defender in this transfer window and 20-year-old Todibo is the new target though the Merseysiders will have to contend with Wolves who are also interested in the young French player.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona Battle In Shock Fernandes Transfer

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Real Madrid and Barcelona are both interested in Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes despite the fact that the Portuguese international joined the club earlier this year.

The Sun claimed that the two Spanish clubs want to capitalise on the reported friction between the player and his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Bruno Fernandes, 26, recently confirmed that he was unhappy at the decision to remove him at halftime during the capitulation against Spurs in the last game.

He was subbed off ahead of the second half of the game with his team trailing 4-1 with ten men.

French international Martial had been sent off in the first half and that played a big role as the Red Devils suffered the joint heaviest defeat at home in the Premier League era.

Bruno Fernandes has been excellent since his big money transfer from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United in January.

He was named the Player of the Year at Manchester United at the end of last season despite spending half of the campaign at the club.

Bruno Fernandes has already scored two goals and added two assists in four games in all competitions despite the poor start this season. The Red Devils are in the last positions on the league table.

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How Barcelona Attacker Is Being Punished For Snubbing Man United

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Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele snubbed a move to Premier League club Manchester United on transfer deadline day and he’s being punished for his decision.

Manchester United were keen to sign the young French international on loan for the season but the player preferred to stay at the Nou Camp to fight for his place in the Barcelona first team under new manager Ronald Koeman.

As per the various reports in the Spanish media, Dembele is now training alone as a consequence of his decision to stay on and fight for a spot in the Barcelona first team.

Barcelona wanted to offload him to make space for Lyon forward Memphis Depay but the Spaniards were unable to sign striker target Depay mainly due to the inability to raise enough funds for his transfer.

The Nou Camp giants were told to pay €30m (£27m) for Memphis Depay whose contract expires next summer but failed to pay it.

In his recent interview, new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman revealed that the club was unable to sign new players during the just concluded transfer market.

Barcelona had the likes of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and Lyon forward Memphis Depay on their transfer list but they were unable to sign at least one of the two players.

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Barcelona to help Man United in bid for Ousmane Dembele

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Man United have been handed more confidence in their bid to land their summer transfer target and French forward Ousmane Dembele in the subsequent transfer windows following the decision of the club to come down on his asking price.

After missing out on their top target, Jadon Sancho, the Red Devils made effort to snap up the World Cup winner but he refused to give his nod to the deal despite the acceptance by the Spanish La Liga giants.

Man United had to wait until the transfer deadline day to learn the disappointment that they will not be having a world-class winger as wished by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, Barcelona have made it clear that Ousmane Dembele might not be graced with enough playing time and thought it wise to allow him to leave the club on a lesser fee.

According to Sport, the Catalans are now read7 to accept a £45 million offer for the 23-year-old against the initial £90.6 million to enable him to find a club as they only wish for a permanent move and not a loan move as earlier proposed by the Red Devils.

Howbeit, Ousmane Dembele has two more years on his current deal and there is no doubt that Barcelona still have time to be able to cash in on the Frenchman.

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Why Depay Didn’t Sign For Barcelona Revealed

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Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has revealed why he was unable to secure a dream move to Spanish giants Barcelona during the recently concluded transfer window.

Lyon attacker Depay had already agreed on personal terms with Barcelona but the Spaniards were unable to agree terms with his French Ligue 1 club.

In an interview with NOS, Depay said that certain rules stopped him from securing a transfer to the Nou Camp.

Memphis Depay talked about his failed transfer shortly after the international friendly match between his Netherlands team and Mexico.

He was unable to prevent the Netherlands from losing 1-0 to Mexico at home courtesy the strike from Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez.

Memphis Depay has less than a year on his existing Lyon contract and was close to joining Barcelona in a €30m deal before it collapsed.

New Barcelona manager wanted Depay as the perfect replacement for Luis Suarez who had left for La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

Uruguayan international Suarez was pushed out of the club by Ronald Koeman. He signed for Atletico in a €6m.

Barcelona have started the season without a proper striker though the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati and Lionel Messi can do a job there effectively.

 

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Why Barcelona Struggled To Make Signings

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New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has disclosed the reason behind the struggles of the Spanish La Liga club in the transfer window.

Koeman talked about his new team and the transfer struggles encountered during his latest interview as monitored by popular media outlet Goal.

According to the Dutch tactician, the financial situation at Barcelona was responsible for the struggles in the transfer market.

Barcelona tried to sign a centre forward in the just concluded transfer market but they were unable to secure the signing of their targets.

The Spaniards wanted a centre forward replacement for Uruguayan international star Luis Suarez.

Suarez was the central striker at Barcelona before he was pushed out by new manager Ronald Koeman.

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez was the main striker target but they didn’t have the financial strength to activate the €100m release clause to sign him.

Barcelona turned their attention to Lyon attacker Memphis Depay following the inability to sign Argentine international Martinez from Inter Milan but they were also unable to sign the Dutchman due to financial constraints.

Depay had agreed terms with Barcelona but the Spaniards failed to agree a transfer fee with Lyon mainly due to their financial situation. They were unable to meet his €30m valuation.

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Ousmane Dembele is not the only one that rejected United move

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It has now been revealed that Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele is not the only one that rejected a move to Man United, if the claims by transfer specialist, Fabrizio Romano is to be believed.

The transfer journalist revealed that Federico Chiesa was also supposed to make a move to the Old Trafford as the Red Devils made an attempt to snap him up by reaching out to his agent.

Federico Chiesa reportedly rejected the offer from the Red Devils as he was more interested in staying in Italy than moving to the English Premier League.

However, reports claim that he already has an agreement with Juventus and could make a move to join the Old Lady in the next transfer window.

Meanwhile, Ousmane Dembele rejected an opportunity to join Man United despite the nod given by the Spanish La Liga outfit as he will not be favoured for selection in the team.

It is understood that Barcelona chiefs are unhappy with the Frenchman for failing to agree on a deal with Man United describing him as lacking ambition.

The list of those that rejected a move to the Old Trafford will not be complete without mentioning Wales international Gareth Bale who opted to join Tottenham instead.

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How Barca exonerated the club from Dembele’s failed United move

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Man United had indicated an interest in Ousmane Dembele during the summer transfer window and it was expected that he will be a part of the deadline day signings but that did not happen as the deal went off.

The Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in need of a winger and wanted the French forward to serve as an alternative to their first target, Jadon Sancho after they fail to negotiate a deal for the England international winger with the German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

However, the Red Devils landed the signature of Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellestri, but they are both not at the level of the Barcelona star.

The emerging report have now proved that the Spanish La Liga outfit did not stop Ousmane Dembele from making the move to Man United, as a matter of fact, the club wanted him to leave because he has little chances of playing regularly this season.

The report claims the Catalans are unhappy with the Frenchman for his lack of ambition by rejecting the move to Man United, where he would have been guaranteed regular playing time.

It is understood that Samuel Umtiti was also blasted by the club after Monday night because he is also not in the plans for the season and failed to make a move.

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Barcelona still open to selling Man United target

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Should Man United refuse to give up on their pursuit of Ousmane Dembele, then they stand the chance to land his signature before the end of next transfer window.

Ousmane Dembele has emerged as a major target for the Red Devils as they are desperate for a winger after losing out on the signature of Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

The Red Devils were also reported to have made an attempt to sign Wales international Gareth Bale from Real Madrid but he opted to join his former team, Tottenham in North London.

However, the Man United have been making efforts to land Ousmane Dembele as the player is uninterested in any move away from Camp Nou, especially after turning down an offer from current Premier League champions Liverpool.

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has hinted that a lot can still happen at the club about signings and sales because there are possibilities and the club is open to anything.

He stressed that players can still enter the club and players can leave on the deadline day if an agreement is reached.

It is understood that Barcelona seek to sell Ousmane Dembele but the player is not sure of the decision to move. Should the Red Devils convince the 23-year-old he might give his nod and every other process will be finalized within hours.

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