Transfer rumours: Ozil, Fernandes, Sarr, Keane, Barcelona, Premier League

Transfer rumours: Ozil, Fernandes, Sarr, Keane, Barcelona, Premier League

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has told Mesut Ozil, 32, he has two months to prove himself at the club. The German World Cup-winning playmaker has not started a game for the Gunners since 7 March. (Express)external-link

Barcelona and Real Madrid are monitoring the situation of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United with a view to trying to sign the 26-year-old. (Sun) external-link

Championship side Watford rejected a £25m deadline-day bid from Premier League club Crystal Palace for Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22. (Mail)external-link

Barcelona players have rejected a proposal to take a pay cut made by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. (Marca)external-link

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says Islam Slimani, 32, is still part of his plans. The Algeria forward has not played for the Foxes since January 2018. (Telegraph – subscription required) external-link

Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons’ deadline-day move to Huddersfield Town fell through as paperwork for the 24-year-old was not submitted to the EFL in time. (Shields Gazette)external-link

St Etienne manager Claude Puel says Arsenal’s 19-year-old French defender William Saliba “had a great desire to return” to the club on loan before a move collapsed in the summer. (L’Equipe, via Mail)external-link

Former Premier League and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane, 40, is to return to MLS side LA Galaxy as the club’s new manager. (Sun)external-link

The Premier League has been warned it could face a government levy on broadcasting deals if it fails to improve a rescue package offer for the English Football League. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Manchester United women’s defender Abbie McManus, 27, has joked that her United-supporting dad is finally wearing her name on his shirt after her switch from rivals Manchester City. (Sun)external-link

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