Transfer Updates: Salah, Eze, Balogun, Amrabat, Konate, Palhinha, Ndombele, Others

Al-Ittihad is putting together a £118 million transfer deal for Mohamed Salah even though Liverpool had said the 31-year-old Egyptian attacker is not for sale, the Mail reported.

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, would be “furious” if the Reds were persuaded to accept Salah’s offer from the Saudi club Al-Ittihad before the transfer window closes on Friday, Star claimed.

Spurs are apparently considering a move for Crystal Palace’s England striker Eberechi Eze, 25, after a deal for Wales’ Brennan Johnson, 22, of Nottingham Forest, stalled, according to the Independent.

Manchester United are primarily interested in signing Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27, who represents Morocco at the international level, Mirror claimed.

Amrabat’s loan offer from United of £1.7 million was rejected by Fiorentina, although they are open to a deal with a buy-back clause, according to the Mail.

The 28-year-old Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been discussed as a potential transfer target between Tottenham and Manchester United, as reported by Sky Sports.

Bayern Munich are interested in 28-year-old Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha, who is available for a transfer and is valued at 90 million euros by the London club, according to Sky Sports Germany.

Concerns over Bayern’s planned acquisition of Chelsea’s 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah led them to turn to the Portugal international and make a bid for Palhinha that might reach £50 million, the Telegraph claimed.

Armel Bella-Kotchap, a 21-year-old defender for Southampton and Germany, has verbally agreed to join Borussia Dortmund on loan with a purchase option, according to Sky Sports Deutschland.

The 26-year-old French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham, who spent last season on loan at Napoli, had attracted Inter Milan’s interest, according to tuttomercatoweb.

Ligue 1 club Strasbourg have not responded to Wolves’ initial 25 million euro offer for French midfielder Habib Diarra, who is 19 years old, L’Equipe claimed.

English defender Teden Mengi, 21, who plays for Manchester United, is expected to join Luton Town, according to the Mail.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, a 22-year-old winger for England, is on the verge of being acquired by Nottingham Forest from Chelsea, the Guardian claimed.

James McAtee, 20, a midfielder for Manchester City and England Under-21 team, is in the running to join Sheffield United for a second loan stint at the team after he spent the previous season at Bramall Lane, Soccer Insider reported.

Ibrahima Konate, a 24-year-old French defender for Liverpool, has been contacted by Al-Ittihad about a potential transfer, according to RMC Sport.

In the £35 million transaction that sent 22-year-old American forward Folarin Balogun to Monaco, Arsenal agreed to a 17.5% sell-on clause, the Mirror claimed.

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