LIVE: Man United reject Spurs bid for Martial, Real Madrid rival Barca for Dembele

LIVE: Man United reject Spurs bid for Martial, Real Madrid rival Barca for Dembele
From ESPN - August 12, 2017

The football world is awash with gossip. Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

TOP STORY: Tottenham bid for Martial rejected

Manchester United have rejected a Tottenham bid to sign Anthony Martial, according to RMC Sport.

Martial, 21, has not cemented a place in the United XI since arriving for a fee that could total 58m in 2015 and, with Romelu Lukaku and the emerging Marcus Rashford ahead of him in the pecking order, has been linked with a move away.

Info @RMCsport #Tottenham a transmis une offre de transfert@ManUtd pour Anthony #Martial ! Offre refuse par United ! #MUFC

- Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) August 12, 2017

Tottenham have yet to buy a player this summer, but adding one of the hottest young prospects in world football would be quite the coup.

However, a bid of more than 60m would be required -- and it appears the London club's first attempt has been rejected out of hand.


19.10 BST: Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp has said he wants to bolster his squad as soon as possible, telling reporters: "What we need to do is to get some deals over the line. The owners and myself are ambitious, and I want to see the team up at the top of the table."

18.50 BST: And more managerial reaction -- West Brom's Tony Pulis says his side "need more players in -- good players," adding: "Everyone around the club is waiting for them to come in."

18.45 BST: With the Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton saga dragging on, Swans boss Paul Clement, speaking after the goalless draw at Southampton, said: "I am not going to speak about incoming players. The only thing that's important at the moment is the Gylfi Sigurdsson situation."

18.40 BST: Bristol City have ended their interest in signing defender Aden Flint from Birmingham, boss Lee Johnson has said.

18.30 BST: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, asked about transfer possibilities for the rest of the window after his champions were shocked at home by Burnley, told reporters: "For the transfer market the club is trying to do their best. I am not worried -- I am ready to fight with these players."

18.00 BST: Paulinho is set to fly to Barcelona on Sunday from Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande after they activated the former Tottenham midfielder's 40 million buyout clause.

Chinese media reported on Saturday evening that the 29-year-old Brazilian would travel to Spain to complete the move after Barcelona triggered Paulinho's release. Ernesto Valverde's side are looking to bolster their squad following the world record 222m sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain last week.

17.05 BST: Club Brugge youngster Noah Fadiga has emerged as a target for both Everton and Southampton, according to reports.

16.15 BST: Roma "will not bid again" for Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez, sporting director Monchi has said, adding that the ball "is in Leicester's court."

16.00 BST: More on Philippe Coutinho (told you), about whom Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was inevitably asked after his side's 3-3 thriller at Watford.

Here's what he had to say: "What I can say, as manager in a football club, I have bosses. If bosses decide, for example, we sell a player then I have to accept it. Then if they do not sell him then I am not involved any more and I am responsible for all players, not just one or two."

Asked whether Coutinho's request changed the club's stance, Klopp replied: "I do not think so. I think it's pretty clear what FSG [Fenway Sports Group] said about it."

15.40 BST: Watford were involved in a 3-3 home thriller against Liverpool earlier on Saturday, but defender Valon Behrami wo not be part of any of their future thrillers -- he is about to complete a move to Udinese.

14.50 BST: Valencia could make a move for Arsenal defender Gabriel, according to reports in Spain, with Ezequiel Garay on his way out of the club.

14.25 BST: We are used to Tottenham Hotspur doing their transfer business late in the window, and the Telegraph reports that things are likely to be the same this year.

It says Spurs "want to embark on an end-of-transfer-window spending spree with the club ready to step up their interest in Everton's Ross Barkley.

14.20 BST: DONE DEAL West Brom defender Kyle Howkins has joined Cambridge United on a six-month loan deal, having spent last season at Mansfield Town.

LOAN | #CamUTD sign centre-back Kyle Howkins on six month loan from @WBA -

Cambridge United FC (@CambridgeUtdFC) August 12, 2017

14.15 BST: Paris Saint-Germain could pay more than 60m to sign Monaco midfielder Fabinho, with teammate Kylian Mbappe also keen on a move to the Parc des Princes, sources have told ESPN FC.

Fabinho has been a PSG target since Antero Henrique arrived as sporting director in June.

13.55 BST: Deja vu for West Bromwich Albion? The Birmingham Mail reports that they are "considering a swoop" for prolific Leeds striker Chris Wood, who used to play for them.

13.15 BST: With uncertainty over the Liverpool future of Philippe Coutinho growing by the moment, the Mail reports that West Ham are worrying that they could target Manuel Lanzini as a replacement if he leaves. As a result, they are attempting to tie Lanzini down to a new deal.

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