Transfer Rumours 22/09: Real Madrid & Liverpool Contact Mbappe, Morata Returns to Juventus, Atletico to Sign Suarez

Amreen
Sep 22, 2020, 2:34 PM GMT+5:30
Liverpool and Real Madrid are in contact with Kylian Mbappe over a summer move in 2021
Liverpool and Real Madrid are in contact with Kylian Mbappe over a summer move in 2021 | Xavier Laine/Getty Images
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The summer transfer window is heading to a close, with less than two weeks remaining, and clubs everywhere are making final moves as they bid to settle their squads for the 20/21 campaign.

The Premier League's return to action has shown managers in the top flight where their sides are short, and where they need improving - some with a stark need. Manchester United's opening day defeat to Crystal Palace has only reinforced the immediate need for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to improve his squad.

Arsenal still have their eye on Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar, but Mikel Arteta will need to sell some players before he has the funds to buy new ones.

Here are the top transfer stories of the day, and we've rated them on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being least likely.

Real Madrid & Liverpool contact Mbappe

Real Madrid and Liverpool are reportedly in regular contact with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe over a potential 2021 summer transfer, according to L'Equipe.

Mbappe has reportedly told PSG he wants to leave at the end of this summer, and both clubs are reported to have been in contact with him. The 21-year-old grew up as a fan of fellow Frenchman Zidane and could be tempted by a move to Los Blancos. But Klopp is equally a big fan of the player, previously admitting that it would be difficult to turn down a chance to bring Mbappe to Anfield.

Rating: 7.5/10

Jovic pushing for Real Madrid exit

Luka Jovic is reportedly looking to leave Real Madrid this summer, according to Spanish news agency EFE.

The Serbian reportedly wants to return to Eintracht Frankfurt, and Zinedine Zidane may be open to a loan move. Things have not gone to plan for the player, and Jovic has not been able to find a way into the Madrid first team.

Rating: 7/10

Morata set for Juventus medical

Alvaro Morata is reportedly set to undergo a medical at Juventus on Tuesday, according to Goal.

The 27-year-old enjoyed two productive seasons in Turin and is now set to join former team-mate Andrea Pirlo's rebuild at the club. If and when the move does go through, Juve's search for a striker will come to an end, after being linked all summer with moves for Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Roma's Edin Dzeko.

Rating: 8/10

Telles wants Man Utd move

Porto left-back Alex Telles reportedly wants to move to Manchester United this summer, according to The Guardian.

The 27-year-old has a release clause of £37m, but since he is in the last year of his contract, United aren't looking to pay more than £23m for him. The report goes on to state that Tellis would earn £75,000/week at Old Trafford.

Rating: 7.5/10

Atletico reach agreement for Suarez

Atletico Madrid have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Suarez had been linked to Juventus after reportedly terminating his Barcelona contract, and Los Rojiblancos are hopeful of finalising a deal for the 33-year-old in the coming days. Marca add that Barcelona had a list of teams that Suarez couldn’t join when he leaves the Camp Nou: Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester City.

Rating: 7/10

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