Icardi, Mkhitaryan set for loan deals on deadline day
PARIS (AP) — While a blockbuster deal for Neymar didn’t eventuate, clubs across Europe completed transfer business before the window shut late Monday.
Paris Saint-Germain didn’t sell Neymar but did confirm signing Inter Milan’s former captain Mauro Icardi on a season-long free loan. PSG was also given the option to make the move permanent after the loan.
Icardi, an Argentina international, has had an often volatile relationship with Inter during his six years in Milan, but Inter extended his contract through 2022.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrived in Italy to sign for Roma on loan from Arsenal, with his intended new club publishing photos of him undergoing his medical. Roma also acquired striker Nikola Kalinic on loan from Atlético Madrid.
Darmian played only 92 games for United, and was out of favor with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Napoli said it signed free agent forward Fernando Llorente, who previously won two Serie A titles at Juventus. The 34-year-old Spain international was available on a free transfer after his contract at Tottenham expired in the offseason.
Llorente, who was used as a late substitute in the Champions League final against Liverpool in June, will return to the competition with Napoli. The Serie A runners-up will play defending champion Liverpool in the group stage.
Sassuolo said it signed the 29-year-old Romania captain on loan with an obligation to buy in a permanent deal.
Last week, the Belgian league runners-up were drawn in a Champions League group with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Galatasaray.
- Copa Sudamericana
- Eder Balanta
- English Premier League
- Fernando Llorente
- FIFA U-17 World Cup
- Inter Milan
- La Liga
- Matteo Darmian
- Mauro Icardi
- Paris SG
- Real Madrid
- Serie A
- UEFA Champions League