Euro - League Transfers That Never Happened

Marcus Newton
August 11, 2018

English Premier League club Leicester City said Thursday that they had agreed to transfer German team Freiburg's Turkish central defender Caglar Soyuncu.

Clubs spent £1.23 billion in the window that closed yesterday, a drop of £200 million, but still £180 million up on the net expenditure record of £685 million in summer 2016, according to Deloitte figures.

Their failure to bring anyone in is the first time a Premier League club has not made a signing in the 15 years of the summer transfer window.

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust expressed grave concerns over the lack of new recruitment even though the club did manage to hold on to their existing crop of elite players, not least England striker Harry Kane.

Willian played a vital role in Chelsea's FA Cup win last season and though the Blues were not lucky enough to finish in top four to compete in next season's UEFA Champions League, Willian was outstanding and also dazzled at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup and attracted interest from Barcelona while Jose Mourinho was also eyeing a reunion with the player.

Alisson came to pre-season training later than the main group because of his involvement in the World Cup and has played just two friendlies against Napoli and Torino in the last six days.

It just shows the incredible difference in spending power between the Premier League and everywhere else and with £100 million prize money to stay in England's top tier it's no surprise clubs want to spend big.

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Real Madrid made no hesitation to make a bid for the Belgium captain following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus but Chelsea refused to sell their playmaker.

"We [already] spent a lot on young, young players for the next seasons".

Interest in Barcelona defender Yerry Mina was tempered by prohibitive agent demands, with the Colombia worldwide instead heading to Everton.

Preparing for its first Premier League campaign in four years, Fulham added five players on Thursday, including signing midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille, goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla and forward Luciano Vietto on loan from Atletico Madrid. The foxes relentlessly attacked United, with none of their final attempts really challenging De Gea.Finally, one attempt on goal was deflected behind the goal for a Leicester corner in what was surely the last kick of the game.Every Leicester player, including Schmeichel, raced up to the penalty box, ready to fight for the point.

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Warnock saw the Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, at the Premier League managers' meeting on Wednesday and told him the Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma, who joined Bournemouth this week, had been top of Cardiff's transfer targets last season.

The 26-year-old Ayew has been relegated from the Premier League twice in the past three seasons - with Aston Villa in 2015-16 and Swansea last season.

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