Costa, Coutinho still transfer targets on Deadline Day in Spain

first_img0Shares0000Diego Costa is waiting to find out what Chelsea are going to do with him this summer. PHOTO/SKY.MADRID, Spain, Sep 1- The transfer window closes in Spain at midnight on Friday, so Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho could still move.In the UK, the deadline was 11pm on Thursday – but La Liga clubs have longer to get business done, and two huge deals from the Premier League to the continent could still happen. Barcelona want to sign Coutinho from Liverpool and have a big-money offer prepped and waiting, should the Reds engage in renewed talks.And Atletico Madrid remain in discussions to sign Chelsea’s striker-in-exile Costa, despite the Blues missing out on Fernando Llorente to Tottenham.Both La Liga sides will be desperate to get these deals done even earlier than the midnight deadline, with Champions League group-stage squads needing to be in by 11pm with UEFA.Coutinho’s potential move appeared to be implicated on Deadline Day when Sky sources reported that Thomas Lemar had turned down a move to Arsenal because he wanted to join Liverpool.Lemar’s decision scuppered Alexis Sanchez’s proposed switch to Manchester City after they launched a £55m offer that the Gunners were prepared to accept – but only if they got Lemar through the door at the Emirates.Barcelona remain determined to land Coutinho and Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria before the Spanish deadline.Costa is still in Brazil hoping to force through a transfer to his former club. He recently opened up on his recent troubles saying he thought it was “disrespectful” that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had texted him to inform him that he was no longer wanted.The Spaniard’s camp are working hard to find a resolution, but it is understood that it remains a “very complicated situation”.Costa’s latest comments came on the back of news that his agent Jorge Mendes was attempting to broker a return for his client to Atletico, who are the only club he will consider moving to.The 28-year-old has not been at Chelsea since they lifted the Premier League title in May, despite his club insisting he meets his contractual obligations to get fit and make himself available for selection.Costa signed for Chelsea for £32m in 2014.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tottenham vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? It’s the biggest game of Spurs’ season so far as Barcelona visit Wembley.After snatching defeat from the jaws of victory against Inter, Mauricio Pochettino’s side need to pick up points against the Catalan giants. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Getty Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED ADVICE Munir El Haddadi also netted against Spurs in the summer silverware FOOTBALL LATEST MONEY RANKED But that will be no easy task, despite Barca’s recent issues in La Liga which has seen them go three games without a win.The 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao at the weekend was a second stalemate in the three games and it took a later Munir El Haddadi to save salvage a point.What time is kick-off?This Champions League showdown is all set for Wednesday, October 3.Kick-off at the Home of Football is at 8pm.The sides met in pre-season during the International Champions Cup, where it finished 2-2.Which TV channel can I watch it on?BT Sport have the rights to show the Champions League in the UK this season.And this match is live and uninterrupted on BT Sport 2 and 4K UHD. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF What is the team news?Hugo Lloris could be back in contention after overcoming a recent thigh strain.But Christian Eriksen remains sidelined, with Erik Lamela likely to be involved after not getting off the bench against Huddersfield.Lionel Messi was substituted in the draw with Bilbao but the Argentinian master should play here.last_img read more