Transfer rumors: PSG makes big Draxler bid; No Liverpool for Pulisic
The summer transfer deadline is mere days away, and while many teams have taken care of their major transfer business already, there are still plenty of moves to be made prior to the window shutting for the next four months.
A number of big names have already changed addresses, with Manchester United signing the likes of Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly (and also inking Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer), while rival Manchester City has loaded up with Claudio Bravo, John Stones, Nolito, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan, among others.
Juventus may have lost Pogba, but it managed to add the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves. Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund also spent big, with Bayern adding Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels, and Dortmund loading up with Andre Schurrle, Mario Gotze, Ousmane Dembele, Emre Mor, Raphael Guerreiro and Marc Bartra.
Even so, more big names are set to change home venues prior to Wednesday's deadline. Here is the latest buzz as the window to make deals gets smaller and smaller:
Monday, August 29
PSG bids big for Draxler: Julian Draxler is a big name who could be on the move in the next few days, and reports are swirling that Paris Saint-Germain is preparing a massive €75 million bid for the Wolfsburg and Germany playmaker.
Liverpool won't happen for Pulisic: Christian Pulisic's immediate future is of great interest for U.S. fans, with SI's Grant Wahl reporting that rumblings of a Stoke City bid are false, while Red Bull Leipzig is preparing a €15 million offer. Another report surfaced over the weekend that Liverpool was bidding €11 million for the 17-year-old American, but ESPNFC reports that Pulisic won't be heading to Anfield anytime soon.
De Jong linked away from MLS: Nigel De Jong's tenure in MLS could be a brief one. ESPN's Taylor Twellman reports that the Galaxy and Galatasaray are 'finalizing a move' to send the Dutch midfielder to Turkey.
Sporting pair to Leicester? Reigning Premier League champion Leicester City isn't sitting pat, and it is reportedly closing in on two Sporting Lisbon stars–Islam Slimani and Adrien Silva. The Algerian forward and Euro 2016-winning Portuguese midfielder would cost a total of £55 million.
Where next for Hart? Joe Hart is headed out of Manchester City after Claudio Bravo's arrival, and Sunderland reportedly hopes it is the destination, eyeing the England No. 1 goalkeeper on loan. Hart, however, has reportedly told City he'd like to go to Serie A's Torino, and his agent has confirmed that the season-long move will be completed after he has a physical on Tuesday.
Ozil helps sell Mustafi on Arsenal: Shkodran Mustafi appears headed to Arsenal after a lengthy transfer saga, and it turns out the Germany international was lured to London by countryman and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Chambers to leave Arsenal on loan: While one defender comes in, another appears headed out of the Emirates, with Calum Chambers set to join Middlesbrough on loan for the remainder of the season.
Wilshere, too? Jack Wilshere will reportedly be given the chance to get regular first-team minutes outside of Arsenal via season-long loan. The perpetually injured midfielder could be headed away from the Emirates as he aims to return to his best form. He spent the last half of the 2009-10 season on loan at Bolton.