The Premier League is reflecting on matchday three after another busy weekend of action.
Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1 in the big match of the weekend, whilst Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 1-0 at home by Newcastle United in a shock result.
Those outcomes could have a huge bearing on the rest of their season and their potential January business.
Although it’s early days and the summer window has been shut for just over two weeks, plans are already in motion for the New Year.
The likes of Manchester United and Tottenham could also be forced to strengthen, with question marks over Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen’s futures still looming.
The European window remains open until September 2, leaving Premier League clubs at the mercy of their European rivals.
So, with all of that in mind, here’s a look at all the latest news and gossip from across Europe.
Pogba to stay put
With one week of the European transfer window left, one of the summer’s ongoing sagas seems to be over.
Paul Pogba will be staying at Manchester United and won’t be joining Real Madrid this summer, according to Marca.
Their latest report confirms that the Frenchman will stay in Manchester for another year, despite his desire to leave the club.
Zinedine Zidane is expecting Real Madrid to make another attempt to sign Pogba next summer, however.
Is Eriksen Madrid bound?
Christian Eriksen could still leave Tottenham Hotspur before next week’s European transfer deadline.
The Spurs midfielder is unsettled in North London, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.
Real Madrid are still circling around the Danish playmaker and could still make a deal happen.
That’s according to Marca, who say Madrid could finalise Eriksen’s move to the Bernabeu ‘tomorrow’ and are just waiting for Zidane to give them the nod.
Transfer target explains Arsenal snub
Joachim Andersen has explained why he didn’t sign for Arsenal in the summer.
The Sampdoria defender joined Lyon for €24m, despite links with a move to the Premier League.
The 23-year-old sat down with Foot Mercato and explained why he opted against a move to North London.
“There were good clubs, but Lyon were the best choice for me. I wanted to develop as a player, play the Champions League, be in a top team that fights for the title and Lyon was the best solution.”
Watford to block outcast’s exit
Dimitri Foulquier won’t be allowed to leave Watford before the European transfer window closes.
The defender joined the Hornets back in 2017 but has spent the last two seasons on loan at Strasbourg and Getafe and is yet to make an appearance for the Hornets.
He was expected to depart earlier in the transfer window, but Watford have now changed their stance.
Marca reported today the Hornets have told Foulquier they are counting on him this season and they will not be letting him depart at any point.
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