Saturday 2pm done deals, Chelsea, Neymar, Pulisic, and more updates

Saturday afternoon done deals and transfer updates for Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and other clubs across Europe as we can also confirm some done deals.

Man Utd get Jules Kounde transfer boost as Sevilla identify Tottenham replacement

Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Jules Kounde, as Sevilla have reportedly identified potential replacements for the defender. Tottenham centre-back Davinson Sanchez is on the Andalusian club’s radar.

Kounde has continued his impressive form at Sevilla this season after he starred in the Spanish side’s Europa League triumph last term.
The 22-year-old has missed just five games in all competitions this campaign, with his side currently well clear in fourth spot in La Liga and chasing down third-placed Real Madrid.

United are believed to be keen on swooping Kounde with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targeting a top-class defensive partner for Harry Maguire this summer.

Christian Pulisic would be perfect for Liverpool FC

The 22-year-old playmaker is widely considered to be one of Chelsea FC’s top attacking players but he is yet to find his feet at Stamford Bridge this season.

Former Aston Villa and Tottenham goalkeeper feels that Pulisic would be a great fit for Jurgen Klopp’s team at Anfield.

Speaking in an in interview with cardschat.com, Friedel said: “I think Liverpool’s system is a good one for Christian, without a doubt.

He’s very quick, his first steps are quick and even when he gets going, he’s very quick.

Neymar, Messi will be reunited at Barcelona, says Cury

Neymar will be reunited with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, according to the Brazilian’s former agent and ex-Barcelona scout Andre Cury.

“Two years ago, Neymar formally asked me to return to Barcelona, we tried and we were really close to getting him out of Paris, but because of details, it didn’t happen,” Cury told Argentine outlet El Litoral.

“New Barcelona president Joan] Laporta is the only one who can bring them back together again, Messi won’t leave Barcelona, he decided that his history is in Barcelona and I’m very clear on that.

Done deal: Harbottle joins Wealdstone on loan

Nottingham Forest can confirm that Under 23s defender Riley Harbottle has joined National League side Wealdstone on a one-month youth loan.

The Under 23s captain will join The Stones until the middle of April, with the centre back looking to gain his first taste of senior football.

Harbottle, who has been with Forest since the foundation stage, will be available for seven of Wealdstone’s fixtures during this period.

Done deal: Bondswell signs for Newcastle United

Newcastle United can now confirm that defender Matty Bondswell has joined the club after international clearance was received for the teenager.

The 18-year-old left RB Leipzig last month, having joined the Bundesliga side from his hometown club, Nottingham Forest, in the summer of 2018.
He has played for England at under-15, under-16, under-17 and under-18 level, and had a loan spell with Dutch side FC Dordrecht in the first half of this season
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