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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Tottenham updates (Image: GETTY)

Transfer news LIVE: Saturday February 2

  • Arsenal failed to get three deals over the line on transfer deadline day – here’s why
  • Man Utd target gives verdict on being tipped to join some of Europe’s biggest clubs
  • Chelsea priced a Premier League rival out of a move for one of their outcasts
  • Liverpool once sanctioned a switch only to make a last-minute u-turn and cancel it

09.00 UPDATE: Man Utd fans snubbed

Marouane Fellaini opted against thanking Manchester United’s fans as his exit was confirmed on Friday.

“Huge thank you to everyone I have worked with during my time @ManUtd,” Fellaini tweeted.

“I have made some great friends and wish them and the club every success for the future #manchesterunited”

Fellaini has left United for a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League with Shandong Luneng.

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United have offloaded Marouane Fellaini to Shandong Luneng (Image: GETTY)

08.45 UPDATE: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid latest

Thibaut Courtois wants Real Madrid to raid Chelsea for his Belgium international colleague Eden Hazard.

“I [would] choose Eden, of course,” Courtois said. “I really like him, but the choice is up to the board.

“I do not know what will happen. That is not a question for me, but for the chairman and the management.

“The team is what it is now. Karim Benzema is in a good shape and scored 17 goals. [Gareth] Bale started well, but then had to deal with injuries.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard has been backed to join Real Madrid from Chelsea (Image: GETTY)

08.30 UPDATE: Arsenal to sell Mesut Ozil?

Arsenal might offload Mesut Ozil to free up funds and space on their budget, claims former star William Gallas.

“The fans are upset with Ozil and Emery knows this,” said Gallas, who played for the Gunners between 2006 and 2010.

“He made the choice to start Ozil on the bench to try see if he would get a reaction from the player and it is now down to Ozil to make this happen.

“If he doesn’t perform, Arsenal may consider selling him so they can use the money from the transfer and his big wages to buy a more effective player.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal could let go of top-earner Mesut Ozil at the end of the season (Image: GETTY)

08.15 UPDATE: Bayern Munich plan confirmed

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi remains a target for Bayern Munich, says the Bundesliga giants’ CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

“I guess [Bayern sporting director] Hasan [Salihamidzic] is a bit like Uli [Hoeness],” Rummenigge said. “We also had transfers in the past that didn’t work at the first attempt but at the second.

“And that’s what we will work on now. To lay down a marker costs money. We want the best quality players here at Bayern and Hasan is absolutely convinced of that player.”

Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request in a bid to join Bayern, but Chelsea rejected it as they are eager to keep hold of him.

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Transfer news LIVE: Bayern Munich are eager to take Callum Hudson-Odoi to Germany (Image: GETTY)

08.00 UPDATE: Liverpool u-turn

Liverpool academy graduate Stephen Warnock has revealed all on the time Anfield chiefs pulled the plug on a move to Blackburn.

“We were on our way to Blackburn, we’d agreed,” Warnock said. “We’d been told we could speak to Blackburn so on the way down there we were talking. We agreed terms and things like that.

“I got in the car to go to the ground to do the medical and then I got a phone call around 8 or 9 o’clock.

“The deal was off, Liverpool didn’t want to do the deal. So I turned round and went home.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool agreed to sell Stephen Warnock only to later call off the deal (Image: GETTY)

07.45 UPDATE: Chelsea demand

Chelsea forced West Ham to end their interest in Michy Batshuayi by insisting the Hammers pay £80,000 a week in wages, reports claim.

Batshuayi looked set to head to the London Stadium on deadline day with Manuel Pellegrini keen to sign a new striker.

But ultimately he ended up at another of Chelsea’s cross-city rivals, Crystal Palace, after a last-ditch agreement was made.

Bleacher Report have now claimed Batshuayi’s West Ham move fell through because Chelsea wanted his wages covering, on top of a £2m loan fee.

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United are interested in Benfica prospect Felix (Image: GETTY)

07.30 UPDATE: Man Utd target speaks out

Manchester United transfer target Felix has opened up after the Red Devils and Liverpool were named among the clubs interested in signing him from Benfica.

“I’m not scared by the numbers being bandied about, the illustrious comparisons proposed by the media or interest from the biggest clubs on the planet,” Felix said.

“If anything, I’m flattered. That’s today’s football for you and players need to take note of it. I’m a professional and I’m so lucky to be advised as well as I have.

“I have a dad, Carlos Sequeira, who was a player, is a PE teacher and worked as an fitness coach, so he knows very well how things are in our world.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea priced West Ham out of a move for Crystal Palace loanee Michy Batshuayi (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal failed to strike a deadline day deal for Christopher Nkunku (Image: GETTY)

07.15 UPDATE: THREE Arsenal failures

Arsenal tried to snap up Ivan Perisic, Yannick Carrasco and Christopher Nkunku but their financial situation put paid to the prospective deals.

Bleacher Report reckon Inter Milan called off talks on Perisic because Arsenal would not buy him permanently or commit to a summer transfer.

Dalian Yifang, meanwhile, deemed the loan fee suggested by the Gunners for Carrasco too low to sanction a January move.

Paris Saint-Germain also had reservations about how much Arsenal were offering to take Nkunku, so that switch did not happen either.

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