PSG want Rashford, Barcelona blues - Thursday's transfer round-up

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • 11 Aug 2022 22:44 BST
  • 4 min read
FT Desk 11 Aug 2022 22:44 BST 4 min read
Marcus Rashford, Man Utd, 2021/22

It was an eventful day in and around the transfer market with Paris Saint-Germain entering into negotiations with Marcus Rashford.

Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde and others have already moved to Barcelona, but they may have to wait to make their competitive debuts, meanwhile.

PSG want Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford in action for Man Utd.

PSG want to add Rashford to their ranks with the England and Manchester United forward only having a year left on his contract at Old Trafford.

Rashford previously scored for United against PSG in the Champions League group stage, but he is understood to want a new challenge and Paris coach Christophe Galtier admitted he was a player of interest.

Barcelona's player registration nightmare

Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha in action for Barcelona in pre-season.

Barcelona have acquired Lewandowski, Kounde, Raphinha, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen this summer, as well as re-signing Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto. There is a chance none of them can play on Saturday.

Barca are struggling to activate their fourth financial lever according to local radio station Cope, with their attempted sale of 24.5 per cent of Barca Studios running into trouble.

Frenkie de Jong and Erik ten Hag not that close after all

De Jong Ten Hag Ajax

The sale of Frenkie de Jong might help balance Barca's books, but Man Utd's hopes of tempting him to Old Trafford appear to be getting narrower with his previous relationship with Erik ten Hag called into question.

The pair won the Dutch domestic double together at Ajax in 2019, but it is not all sunshine and rainbows between them.

Raheem Sterling: Staying at City a waste of time

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City, 2021/22

Raheem Sterling didn't want to spend his prime years rotting on the bench, hence his summer transfer from Manchester City to Chelsea.

"Since I was 17 I've been a regular starter, and to get to the peak in my career, not to be playing regularly was something I wouldn't accept," the England winger explained to the BBC.

Have Arsenal let the new Vieira go to Everton?

Amadou Onana in action for Lille.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has described new Everton midfielder Amadou Onana as the next Patrick Vieira.

The former Toffees manager said Onana is one of the most promising players of his age in world football and is future captain material. Arsenal's loss is Everton's gain.

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