Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: James, Zaha, Neymar’s, De Tomas, Gakpo, Gnonto, Moleiro, Ziyech

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: James, Zaha, Neymar's, De Tomas, Gakpo, Gnonto, Moleiro, Ziyech

  • Chelsea are looking to hand new contracts to England full-back Reece James, 22, and England forward Mason Mount, 23.


  • Tottenham looked into signing Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29, from Crystal Palace before the transfer deadline.


  • Paris St-Germain offered Neymar to Manchester City just before the transfer deadline – but the Premier League champions turned down the chance to sign the Brazil forward, 30.


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  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said that the club sold Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour to Brighton as the 21-year-old did not want to go out on loan again.


  • Torino say they wanted to bring 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet back to the club but Leicester City “simply wouldn’t let him go”. Praet was on loan at the Serie A side last season.


  • Manchester United failed in a deadline-day bid to sign Spain striker Raul de Tomas, 27, from Espanyol.


  • Leeds United managed to sign Italy striker Wilfried Gnonto for just £4m after refusing to meet FC Zurich’s £7m asking price for the 18-year-old.


  • Newcastle and Aston Villa approached Tottenham on deadline day about signing Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura, 30.


  • Spain winger Bryan Gil, 21, has hinted he is unhappy at Tottenham after a second loan move to Valencia collapsed on deadline day as Spurs were unable to find a replacement.


  • Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits he is following club orders by using France forward Antoine Griezmann sparingly to avoid triggering a 40m euro (£34.5m) clause in the deal which saw the 31-year-old return on loan from Barcelona.


  • Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 23, will sign a bumper new contract at PSV Eindhoven after interest from Manchester United, Leeds United and Southampton this summer.


  • Gakpo thought he was leaving PSV for Manchester United until the last week of the transfer window.


  • Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez says he turned down an offer of 25m euros (£21.6m) for 18-year-old Spanish forward Alberto Moleiro, who was linked with Barcelona and Manchester City earlier this summer.


  • Manchester United’s football director John Murtough has accepted the club should have abandoned talks over signing Netherland midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, from Barcelona much earlier than they did.

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