Transfer Rumours 31/08: Mbappe to Stay at PSG, Barca in Talks to Sign Cavani, Bellerin in Betis Talks

By Amreen
Mbappe is set to stay at PSG after Madrid pulled out of transfer talks
Mbappe is set to stay at PSG after Madrid pulled out of transfer talks / FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

With the summer transfer window about to shut down, clubs across Europe are still eying new recruits to strengthen their squads. Harry Kane has revealed he will be staying at Tottenham, leaving Manchester City still looking for a new striker.

Liverpool have already made their move in the market by signing RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, and will be looking to bring in a few more reinforcements too. Manchester United have gone ahead and brought in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane as well as Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi has moved to PSG while many other top clubs are being linked with big names.

With that, here are the top transfer rumours of the day.

Mbappe to stay at PSG

Kylian Mbappe is reportedly set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain this summer after Real Madrid pulled out of negotiations with the French club.
According to French outlet L'Equipe, Madrid's offer to sign Mbappe expired at 5pm UK time. Additional reports in Spain added that Carlo Ancelotti's side were considering increasing their offer to £172m but L'Equipe say PSG have denied this claim. The report adds that Madrid will not increase their bid and have decided to walk away from any potential deal for the 22-year-old.

Barca in talks to sign Cavani

Barcelona are reportedly in talks to sign Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, according to RAC 1 journalist Gerard Romero.
He adds that negotiations between the two clubs are already at "advanced stage" following Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford which could see Cavani's playing time reduced.

Bellerin in Betis talks

Hector Bellerin is reportedly in talks with Real Betis, according to Goal.
The Arsenal right-back was linked with moves to Barcelona and Atletico Madrid throughout the summer transfer window, but now looks to be closing in on a loan deal to Real Betis before the transfer window shuts today.

Atletico reject Felix offer

Atletico Madrid reportedly turned down a bid from Barcelona to get Joao Felix on loan as the transfer window draws to a close today.
Ronald Koeman's side made an offer for the player through agent Jorge Mendes, according to Goal, but Atletico don't need to sell, and would not consider letting Felix leave, much less 24 hours before the transfer window shuts.