Can foreign teams still buy Premier League players after the transfer window closes?

Paul Pogba’s future is in doubt (Picture: PA)The Premier League made the bold step of moving the dates of the transfer window quite significantly this year, and it could have a big impact long past when the deadline passes in England.

The summer transfer has been slamming shut at the end of August in recent years, but the Premier League clubs voted to move it earlier, so it closed when the season started.

With the campaign beginning on the evening of Friday, 10 August 2018, the transfer window will close at 5pm on Thursday, 9 August.

But with foreign clubs not closing their transfer windows at this point, does that mean they can still buy players from English clubs after 9 August?

Thibaut Courtois looks set to leave Chelsea (Picture: AP Photo)Yes, it does.

Whilst Premier League and EFL clubs won’t be able to buy players past their 5pm deadline on Thursday, they will still be prone to having their players whisked away to foreign climes.

Clubs across Europe will be able to buy players until their deadlines past, which mostly fall on 31 August.

English clubs are going to be much less likely to sell their best players as they will not be able to bring in replacements, but the deals are very much able to be done.

Anthony Martial could still be out of the Old Trafford exit door (Picture: Getty Images)When does the transfer window close across Europe?

In Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Scotland, Netherlands and Russia the transfer deadline is on 31 August.

In Portugal, the transfer window doesn’t close until 22 September, whilst Turkey closes on 8 September.

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Yerry Mina’s agent issues response to Liverpool transfer link

Yerry Mina has been linked with a move to Liverpool. (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Yerry Mina has no plans to leave Barcelona after being linked with a move to Liverpool, according to the defender’s uncle and agent.

The 23-year-old was signed from Palmeiras for €11.8 million (£10.5m) in January but made only six appearances for Barca until the end of the season.

Mina has impressed during Colombia’s World Cup campaign, which ended on Tuesday evening after they were eliminated by England via a dramatic penalty shootout.

And the centre-back has subsequently been linked with Liverpool, Everton and Fenerbahce.

‘I’m not aware of any bids,’ Jair Mina told RAC1.

Mina scored a superb header in the defeat to England. (TASS via Getty Images)‘The player has a contract with Barcelona and wants to stay at Barcelona. We’re going to see what the situation is with the club, but we don’t have any information [regarding a move].

‘He moved in January to succeed at a big club and Barca are a big club.

‘He is convinced he will get the chance to do big things and our idea is that he stays where he is.’

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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak sends transfer message to Liverpool

Jan Oblak has suggested he wants to stay at Atletico Madrid. (Getty Images)Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has indicated that he is happy to stay at the club after being linked with a move to Liverpool.

The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the world’s best goalkeepers following his superb performances for Atletico.

And as a result, the Slovenia international has attracted interest from several clubs, including Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.

But Atletico are keen to keep hold of Oblak and would be unwilling to sell their No.1 goalkeeper for a fee lower than his €100 million (£88m) release clause.

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And when asked by AS if he wanted to remain at Atletico this summer, Oblak replied: ‘I have a contract.’

The Slovenian is also buoyed by Atletico’s decision to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco, as well as Antoine Griezmann committing to a new contract.

‘Of course, I like the team we are building,’ he said.

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Liverpool ready to spend £158m to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid

Liverpool are ready to make a huge offer for Marco Asensio. (Getty Images)Liverpool are ready to spend €180 million (£158m) to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season and his side were close to completing a £53m move for Nabil Fekir before pulling out of the deal with Lyon earlier this month.

Marca report that Asensio has been monitored by Liverpool for several years and the club are ready to make their move this summer.

Along with a £158m offer, Marca claim that Liverpool would be prepared to make the 22-year-old one of their highest-paid players at the club.

Real Madrid, who have appointed Julen Lopetegui as their manager to replace Zinedine Zidane, have yet to hold talks with Asensio about his future and will wait until the end of Spain’s World Cup campaign.

Marco Asensio helped guide Real Madrid to victory in the Champions League last season. (Getty Images)Asensio has made just two appearances as a substitute at the World Cup and admitted earlier this week that he is concentrating solely on the tournament.

‘When the World Cup is over, we’ll talk about that sort of thing, now I’m focused on selection,’ Asensio said on Tuesday.

‘I’m glad Julen [Lopetegui] has signed up for Real Madrid [to become manager], after the World Cup we’ll talk things over with him.’

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Mohamed Salah offered to Barcelona with Liverpool star open to move

Mohamed Salah’s agents have offered the Liverpool star to Barcelona. (Getty Images)Mohamed Salah’s representatives have offered the Liverpool forward to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

The Egypt international was Liverpool’s star man this season after scoring 44 goals in his first campaign at Anfield.

But according to AS, Salah’s agents have had several meetings with Barcelona and have offered the Spanish champions the chance to sign the 25-year-old this summer.

The report also claims that Barcelona have been made aware that Salah is interested in a move to Camp Nou, while the club are currently working out the potential cost of the transfer.

Salah was signed for an initial £36.9 million fee from Roma last summer, although that figure could rise to £43.9m with add-ons.

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The Egyptian would now cost significantly more following his impressive debut season under Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp insisted towards the end of Liverpool’s campaign that he is not even entertaining the prospect of selling Salah this summer.

‘It’s not a situation I would even think about it,’ he said.

Jurgen Klopp insists he is not entertaining the idea of Salah leaving Liverpool. (AMA/Getty Images)Barcelona, meanwhile, are in the market for a new attacker and Salah would be viewed as an alternative signing to Antoine Griezmann.

The France international has a €100m (£88m) buyout clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid and the Spanish club will not accept offers for lower than that figure.

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Barcelona open to selling Luis Suarez if they sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid

Barcelona chiefs are considering selling Luis Suarez. (AFP/Getty Images)Barcelona’s hierarchy have discussed the prospect of selling Luis Suarez this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The newly crowned Spanish champions are expected to complete a deal for Antoine Griezmann this summer by activating the player’s release clause with Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann signed a new contract shortly after his failed move to Manchester United last summer, and a stipulation in that deal will see his release clause halved from €200 million (£175m) to €100m (£87m) from July 1.

And according to Catalunya Radio, if Barcelona complete the signing of Griezmann, Suarez could leave Camp Nou.

The report claims that Barcelona’s board members have already floated the idea of Suarez’s sale, providing they receive a good enough offer.

Barcelona want to sign Antoine Griezmann this summer. (Getty Images)Barcelona paid £65m to sign Suarez from Liverpool nearly four years ago.

And during his time at Camp Nou, the Uruguay international has won 11 trophies, five of which came in his first season.

Speaking about Griezmann last week, Suarez admitted he would welcome the France international’s arrival.

‘It makes the club proud to bring players of this quality like Antoine, like [Ousmane] Dembele and [Philippe] Coutinho came,’ the former Liverpool striker told Spanish station Radio Rincon.

Suarez’s contract with Barcelona expires in 2021. (Getty Images)‘He’s a player who brings a huge amount, he has a lot of years playing at the highest level, always fighting.

‘He rules up front for Atletico and that is fundamental.

‘He is not coming to take the place of anyone, but with the ambition of winning important things.

‘He will be welcomed.’

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Mohamed Salah is ready to join Real Madrid, claims ex-Tottenham striker Mido

Mohamed Salah is ‘ready’ to play for Real Madrid, claims Mido. (Reuters)Mohamed Salah is ‘ready’ to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid this summer, according to former Tottenham and Egypt striker Mido.

Salah has been in sublime form for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season with 40 goals in all competitions so far.

The Egypt international is now the leading candidate to win PFA Player of the Year, while his displays for Liverpool have put him on Real Madrid’s radar.

And Mido, who was capped 51 times by Egypt and played almost 100 games in the Premier League for Tottenham, Middlesbrough, Wigan and West Ham combined, believes Salah has what it takes to be a success at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Salah has scored 40 goals for Liverpool this season. (AFP/Getty Images)‘Real Madrid want him, and we have all seen the poor performances of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema with the 4-4-2,’ he said, via KingFut.

‘I was afraid that Salah might fail at Liverpool, but I think he is ready to jump to the next level.

‘Real Madrid would be able to use his strengths.’

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Liverpool offered Philippe Coutinho plus £61m to Real Madrid for Gareth Bale

Philippe Coutinho was offered to Real Madrid by Liverpool. (AMA/Getty Images)Liverpool offered Philippe Coutinho plus €70 million (£61m) to Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, according to claims in a new book.

Bale looks set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Coutinho, meanwhile, sealed his £142m move to Barcelona in the January transfer window, although reports in Spain also claimed that Real Madrid were interested in the Brazilian.

According to the newly released book ‘PSG: Revelations of a Revolution’ which is written by Edicinoes Amphora, Liverpool were willing to offload Coutinho to Madrid in exchange for Bale.

The book also claims that Jurgen Klopp is a ‘massive admirer’ of the Wales international and had ‘no hesitation’ in supporting Liverpool’s attempts to sign the player.

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly a huge admirer of Bale. (Getty Images) 

Bale ended up remaining at Madrid but the club’s president Florentino Perez is now open to the idea of selling the 28-year-old.

Bale has started only 17 games in all competitions for Madrid this season as he continues to be hampered by injury.

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Liverpool begin talks over potential deal for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes

Andre Gomes is on Liverpool’s summer shortlist. (Getty Images)Liverpool have opened talks to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are in the market for a new central midfielder as they face the prospect of losing Emre Can on a free transfer when the Germany international’s contract expires at the end of the season.

Liverpool have been linked with several different options, including Napoli’s Jorginho and Nice’s Jean Michael Seri.

But Tuttosport report that Klopp has identified Gomes, who is wanted by AC Milan, as Can’s replacement at Anfield.

The report also claims that Liverpool have already held talks with Gomes’ entourage about a possible transfer this summer.

Andre Gomes has struggled for playing time at Barcelona (Getty Images)Gomes has struggled for playing time since moving from Valencia in the summer of 2016 and Barcelona are looking to offload the midfielder at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old has only started eight games in all competitions this season and was even booed by Barcelona fans during a match against Atletico Madrid this season.

‘I don’t feel good on the pitch and I am not enjoying what I am doing’ Gomes told Spanish magazine Panenka earlier this month.

‘Maybe it’s not the right word to use, but it has turned into a kind of hell because I have started to feel more pressure.

‘With pressure, I feel fine, but with the pressure [I put] on myself, I don’t. The feeling that I have during games is bad.’

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Jan Oblak unsure over Atletico Madrid future after Arsenal and Liverpool transfer links

Jan Oblak has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool. (Getty Images)Jan Oblak admits he’s unsure over his future with Atletico Madrid after being linked with Arsenal and Liverpool.

The 25-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and has kept 18 clean sheets in La Liga this season, level with Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Oblak as Petr Cech’s long-term replacement, while the Slovenia international is also on Liverpool’s shortlist as Jurgen Klopp is in the market for a new first-choice goalkeeper.

Oblak’s current deal with Atletico runs until 2021, but he does have a €100 million (£88m) release clause in his contract.

‘It’s tough to discuss the future,’ Oblak told Ekipa.

Oblak is unsure if he’s staying with Atletico Madrid this summer. (MB Media )‘It’s not easy to talk about what’s going to happen tomorrow never mind what will happen next season, but I am calm and the situation depends on Atletico, nobody knows the future.

‘There’s nothing new, there have been a lot of things said and written about a new contract but the only confirmed situation is that there is nothing new.

‘I have a contract that I signed two years ago, but now I must wait to see what Atletico’s plan is.’

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