Sporting CP head coach Marcel Keizer is hoping star captain Bruno Fernandes will remain with the club once the transfer window closes.

Fernandes has been linked with a move away throughout the window and the Portugal international revealed he agreed to join Tottenham only for Sporting to block the transfer.

The 24-year-old was also strongly linked to Manchester United, while he has since emerged as a reported target for Real Madrid prior to Monday's deadline.

Keizer was asked about Fernandes' future following Saturday's shock loss to Rio Ave and he told reporters: "We have to wait until Monday.

"Hopefully he will stay. Many things can happen. We are not in a position to be able to decide."

Fernandes – who netted 20 goals and supplied 13 assists in the Primeira Liga last season – scored in the 3-2 defeat to Rio Ave in Lisbon.

Uruguay international and former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates conceded three penalties and was sent off as Sporting crashed to their first league defeat of the campaign.

Filipe Augusto converted a sixth-minute penalty following Coates' foul before Sporting hit back through Fernandes and Luiz Phellype, who put the hosts ahead eight minutes into the second half.

However, Coates gave away two penalties during the final four minutes and was subsequently sent off for a second yellow card as Rio Ave emerged triumphant.

"I have no opinion, the referee decided and I can do nothing," Keizer said when asked about the three penalties. "I only have an opinion about my team. We didn't play enough. If we had had more ball after 2-1 it could have been different."

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone refused to discuss rumours linking the club to former Inter captain Mauro Icardi.

Inter outcast Icardi has been linked with a move away from San Siro throughout the transfer window and Atletico have reportedly emerged as an option.

According to reports, Atletico are negotiating a deal to sign Argentina forward Icardi – who has been frozen out by Antonio Conte's Inter – on loan.

With the window set to close on Monday, Simeone was asked about his countryman but he told reporters: "I always say the same.

"I can't really speak about players that are not here. Obviously I only speak about players that we have."

On the transfer window, Simeone added: "We still waiting for it to close to know definitively and exactly what players will be with us until December, because in December there is new option.

"But it's clear, I don't want to keep repeating it would prefer it to be like it is in England where it's solved before we start LaLiga. So we can start with the whole squad we have for the season."

Simeone fronted the media on the eve of Atletico's clash with Eibar at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Sunday.

Atletico are set to be boosted by the return of star striker Diego Costa, who missed the team's opening two wins of the season due to injury.

"I have always declared the effect he has, Diego. I always said it and feel it," Simeone said.

"He is a very important player for the team and for this club. I hope that this season he shows this group just how competitive he is and how strong he is as a striker.

"He has had a great pre-season and tomorrow he will kick off his league and for sure he will start that with a lot of ambition."

An irritated Ernesto Valverde denied he is leaving Ivan Rakitic out of his Barcelona team due to uncertainty about the midfielder's future.

Rakitic was an unused substitute on Saturday as LaLiga champions Barca were held to a 2-2 draw away to Osasuna.

The Croatia international has only played 44 minutes this season, as a substitute in the 1-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao, amid persistent talk he has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain as part of a proposed deal to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou.

Barca head coach Valverde, though, insisted his team selections are purely tactical.

"What do you want me to say?" he told reporters when asked about Rakitic. "Last year he was playing and Nelson [Semedo] was on the bench. The other day he played well and we stuck with the same team, with Sergi Roberto in midfield. We have a lot to choose from.

"It's a great question, but it could be about anyone. The market does not influence my decisions at all. If I think he'll come in handy for a game, I'll play him. I choose depending on the game."

Barca went behind just seven minutes in thanks to Roberto Torres' strike, but 16-year-old Ansu Fati and Arthur put the visitors 2-1 up in the second half.

However, Torres' 81st-minute penalty following a Gerard Pique handball secured a draw for Osasuna at El Sadar to leave Barca with just four points from their first three games of the season, their lowest such return since 2008-09.

"We were not good in the first half but we were good in the second half, we had them pinned back," Valverde said.

"When we got in front, we had the chance to extend our lead, but there was an absurd moment, a penalty, and it's a shame because we had the game there to be won and we should have killed it off.

"It's about imposing ourselves on the opposition. The opponents always press us because it's one of the games of the year for them. You have to know how to control that."

Valverde was delighted with the impact of Fati, who became Barca's youngest LaLiga goalscorer when he buried a header from Carles Perez's cross just six minutes after his introduction.

"He's a forward who takes on the opposition, and he's a good finisher, as he showed with the goal," Valverde said. "We thought we lacked a spark when we brought him on.

"He's a young player, but there are a lot of good things about them: dribbling, confidence, forcing the opposition back. He came on when we were losing, at a tough ground, and he responded well."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reiterated Manchester United have no intention of selling Paul Pogba to Real Madrid in the closing stages of the transfer window.

Spanish giants Madrid have been strongly linked with Pogba in recent months and have until Monday to finalise their business.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has refused to rule out a move for the 26-year-old and, speaking at a news conference on Saturday, said "everything can happen" when asked about any late incoming activity at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Pogba played 90 minutes of Saturday's disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton to continue his run of starting every game this season, however, and Solskjaer is certain he will remain a United player.

"Paul Pogba will be playing for us," Solskjaer told reporters when Zidane's comments were put to him.

The France international regularly gave the ball away and picked up an injury as United were held to a draw by 10-man Southampton, Daniel James' stunning first-half strike being cancelled out by Jannik Vestergaard just before the hour mark.

Asked about Pogba's underwhelming display, Solskjaer said: "I think we as a team after about half an hour started giving sloppy balls away and Paul was one of them. He wasn't any different to anyone else.

"We as a team didn't play well, but in the last 20 minutes or half an hour he did create loads for us going forward.

"Everyone expects everything from him every game, he has to defend, he has to attack, he has to win headers, he has to dribble past people, he has to make passes. That's just Paul and he'll thrive on that. And he got a bad knock on his ankle.

"He twisted it, I think, but he'll go away and hopefully it's not too bad and he can play for France because I know how much he loves his country and playing for them."

United head into the two-week international break without a win in three matches, having drawn with Wolves and Southampton either side of a home defeat to Crystal Palace.

Despite being a point worse off than at this stage last season when they finished sixth, Solskjaer is remaining optimistic.

"We have a clear plan and we believe in the players and believe in the way we do things," he said. "You can say it's long-term but we deserved to win the last three games as well.

"And the one thing you cannot control in football is results and outcomes. You can control the effort, attitude, what we're doing in training. We're on the right track, we're working and, as I said to the boys, we need to learn to win these games."

Sergi Roberto was left "p***** off" as Barcelona fought back against Osasuna only to draw 2-2 in Saturday's LaLiga meeting at El Sadar.

Ernesto Valverde's side were behind after only seven minutes thanks to Roberto Torres' strike, but they were 2-1 ahead early in the second half through a good finish from Arthur after Ansu Fati had become their youngest LaLiga goalscorer.

However, Torres snatched a point with nine minutes to play, scoring from the penalty spot after Gerard Pique was punished for blocking a cross with a raised arm.

It means Barca have taken only four points from their first three games of 2019-20, their worst return at this stage of a season since Pep Guardiola's first term in charge in 2008-09 – although that year they recovered to win the treble.

Roberto was feeling hugely frustrated at full-time after Barca had worked hard to go ahead in the absence of the injured attacking trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.

"We're p***** off, we're angry," he told Movistar.

"We did the most difficult thing, we equalised and then went ahead, and then we couldn't control the game.

"It was difficult for us to have control in the first half, to get to their goal. They closed up a lot, they had their fans, and we couldn't get control.

"We know there are pitches like this where they press a lot and if you don't get really stuck in, it can cost you. It's what happened to us."

Referee Juan Martinez Munuera appeared unwilling to give the penalty but pointed to the spot after advice from his assistant.

Roberto is not sure whether the decision was correct or not and is more concerned with getting Barca's league campaign back on track after the international break.

"I haven't seen the penalty clearly. I don't know if he [Pique] had time to move away," he said.

"The good thing is there is a long way to go, but this is a message for us not to relax, and to get stuck in from the first minute."

Barca next face Valencia on September 14, when it is expected Messi will be ready to return to action.

Barcelona are enduring their worst start to a LaLiga season in terms of points gained since 2008-09, when Pep Guardiola was in his first term in charge.

The champions were held to a 2-2 draw at Osasuna on Saturday, with Roberto Torres snatching a draw with a late penalty at El Sadar.

Barca had fought from a goal down to lead 2-1, with Ansu Fati becoming their youngest league goalscorer before Arthur put them ahead, after Torres had opened the scoring just seven minutes in.

However, Gerard Pique was penalised for blocking the ball with a raised arm in the box, allowing Osasuna to extend their unbeaten home run in LaLiga to six games.

It means Ernesto Valverde's side have taken only four points from three games in 2019-20, having started with a 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao before beating Real Betis 5-2.

The last time they took only four points from the same number of matches at the start of a season was 11 years ago, when Guardiola began to come under pressure for an underwhelming start to life as head coach at his old club.

Barca would go on to win the treble of LaLiga, Copa del Rey and Champions League trophies that season.

Atletico Madrid, who finished second last term, could move five points clear of Barca at the top of the table if they beat Eibar on Sunday.

Ansu Fati became Barcelona's youngest LaLiga goalscorer as they came from behind but could only draw 2-2 with Osasuna in Saturday's clash at El Sadar.

The 16-year-old cancelled out Roberto Torres' opener just six minutes after coming off the bench, before fellow substitute Arthur buried a well-taken second goal for the defending league champions.

Torres sealed a point from the penalty spot after a Gerard Pique handball, though, with the result likely to add further pressure to Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde.

Valverde was again unable to call upon the injured Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez or Ousmane Dembele and left Ivan Rakitic on the bench.

The match was preceded by a minute's silence for Luis Enrique's daughter Xana, who died this week after a five-month battle with bone cancer.

Torres put Osasuna ahead in the seventh minute with the first shot of the match, thumping a volley past Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the left-hand post after being left completely unmarked.

It proved to be the only effort on target of the first half, as Barca produced next to nothing of note with their dominance of possession, although Jordi Alba felt he should have won a penalty.

Fati came on for Nelson Semedo at the break and Valverde's reshuffle paid dividends, the 16-year-old converting Carles Perez's cross with a fine header.

Barcelona were suddenly galvanised and it was 2-1 13 minutes later, Arthur cutting back onto his right foot and drilling past goalkeeper Ruben Martinez from just inside the area.

Brandon wasted a glorious chance to level when he made a mess of a free header, but Torres made no such mistake from 12 yards after Pique was penalised for blocking a cross with a raised arm.

What does it mean? Valverde pressure mounting despite faith in youngsters

Valverde has been criticised in the past - not always fairly - for a perceived reluctance to trust La Masia prospects within his first team.

With Messi, Suarez and Dembele injured and Antoine Griezmann not in the game, it fell to Perez and Fati to combine for the equaliser here.

The fact it was two youngsters that made a difference might just ward off some of the coach's critics, but results such as this will not keep the wolves from the door for long.

Perez a persistent menace

Having been the brightest player in an insipid first-half Barca display, it was fitting that Perez should set up Fati for his fine equaliser.

The 21-year-old is fast becoming an important player for the Catalans and should continue to be so if, as expected, Neymar does not return before the transfer window closes.

Griezmann goes missing

The service to Griezmann was not exactly of consistent quality, but this was a worryingly anonymous performance from the €120m forward.

What's next?

Barca host Valencia on September 14, when they hope to have Messi available again. Osasuna travel to Real Valladolid a day later.

Ansu Fati became Barcelona's youngest LaLiga goalscorer and the third-youngest in the competition's history against Osasuna on Saturday.

The 16-year-old came off the bench at half-time at El Sadar and made it 1-1 six minutes later, burying Carles Perez's cross with a fine header.

It was an historic moment for Fati, who last week became the second-youngest player to appear for Barca in the top flight when he came on for Perez in the 5-2 defeat of Real Betis at Camp Nou.

Fati takes the record as Barca's youngest scorer from Bojan Krkic, who wrote on Twitter: "It's always a great joy to see boys from the Masia enjoying and achieving their dreams. Congratulations for your record, Ansu!"

Only former Malaga forward Fabrice Olinga and Athletic Bilbao star Iker Munian were younger when they scored for the first time in LaLiga.

Born in Guinea-Bissau, Ansu arrived at Barca in 2013 at the age of 10 and recently signed a contract that will keep him at the club until June 2022.

After his outing against Betis, his father told RAC1: "I have seen him make his debut for Barca; I can die happily. It will not be the first time; there will be many more appearances."

Zinedine Zidane has hinted Real Madrid could still make some late additions, but has insisted he is happy with the squad he has at his disposal.

Madrid face Villarreal on Sunday, having won their opening LaLiga fixture before drawing at home to Real Valladolid last time out.

Los Blancos have brought in five players in this window, including Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and highly rated full-back Ferland Mendy.

Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez have been heavily linked with moves away from Santiago Bernabeu throughout the window, though the duo - the latter of which is injured - appear set to stay in Madrid.

When asked if Madrid would be in the market for any last-minute transfer "bombs", Zidane hinted anything is possible, though the Frenchman has no concerns over the quality of his squad.

"Everything can happen, one bomb or two bombs. I don't know. We will see but the most important is tomorrow's game," Zidane told a news conference on Saturday.

"These are the players I have at my disposal and I am very proud to be working with these footballers. I think they are the best.

"When you start, you look at making a few changes, but as soon as the season started I was happy, but it is true that things could still change up until the deadline.

"There's nothing negative to say about my current squad, every single manager wants to be a manager of Real Madrid. I am happy."

One player who could be heading out of the door is Keylor Navas, with the goalkeeper reportedly on the verge of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, which may involve Alphonse Areola heading to Madrid in return.

But Zidane confirmed Navas would be part of the squad for Sunday, regardless of any potential transfer.

"Keylor is going to be with us [against Villarreal]. We will have to wait and see, up until September 2 anything is possible," Zidane said.

"But he will be with us for an important game. I just focus on that. Nothing else. It's possible for Keylor to leave, but the important thing is to have him tomorrow when he can help us win the game.

"What needs to happen will happen. We'll have to wait and see."

Eden Hazard will not be able to play for Belgium in September's Euro 2020 qualifiers, according to Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.

Hazard is yet to make his LaLiga debut for Madrid, having sustained an injury on the eve of the new season.

Reports had suggested the 28-year-old would return to Los Blancos' squad for Sunday's trip to Villarreal, with Hazard having also been picked for Belgium's upcoming fixtures against San Marino and Scotland.

But Zidane was adamant Hazard must not play, and instead the former Chelsea forward must use the international break to continue his recovery.

"He can travel with the Belgium squad, he can be seen by the Belgian team doctor, but he's not fit to play right now," Zidane told a news conference.

"We know that, he knows that and hopefully for the benefit of Belgium and everyone involved, he rests."

Hazard is not the only Madrid player to have suffered an early injury, with Isco, Brahim Diaz, Rodrygo Goes and James Rodriguez all currently out, while Marco Asensio ruptured a cruciate ligament in pre-season.

Zidane, however, is not concerned the glut of injuries suggest a particular problem with Madrid's training or precautions to avoid such issues.

"Injuries happen everywhere, at other clubs too," Zidane said. "There are a lot of players who are out injured.

"The doctors, physios and everyone who works with the players are doing their best to make sure the players return quickly from those injuries."

Nacho Monreal has left Arsenal after more than six seasons and signed a two-year deal with Real Sociedad.

The 33-year-old started each of the Premier League side's opening three fixtures but Unai Emery admitted his departure was possible following last weekend's 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

An experienced and versatile defender, Monreal moved to north London from Malaga in January 2013 and made 250 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.

Neither club has confirmed the transfer fee involved.

"We would like to thank Nacho for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him the best for his future," read a statement from the Gunners.

"The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."

Monreal's days at Arsenal appeared numbered when the younger Kieran Tierney, a left-sided defender of similar profile, arrived from Celtic on deadline day.

Head coach Emery further strengthened his options at the back by signing David Luiz and William Saliba, who is spending the season on loan at Saint-Etienne.

The Spain international is due to be presented by Sociedad on Monday and could debut in front of his new fans when Imanol Alguacil's men host Atletico Madrid after the international break.

Atletico Madrid have been busy during the transfer window and they may be aiming to land another star attacker.

It appears the LaLiga giants, who have gone through a rebuild, are targeting unwanted Inter forward Mauro Icardi.

With Joao Felix having made an impressive start in Madrid, Atletico may strengthen yet again before the transfer window shuts on Monday.

 

TOP STORY – ATLETICO LOOK TO SIGN ICARDI ON LOAN

Atletico Madrid are negotiating a deal to sign Icardi on loan from Inter, according to ESPN FC.

The report says the deal for Icardi, who has been linked with Juventus and Napoli, would include an option to buy for €70million.

The Argentina international has been heavily linked with a move away from San Siro and doesn't appear to fit into the plans of new coach Antonio Conte.


ROUND-UP

- There is still plenty to play out on the Neymar front. Paris Saint-Germain still want Ousmane Dembele as part of any deal with Barcelona, according to RAC1. Meanwhile, Sport report Neymar is still optimistic and confident of a return to Camp Nou.

- Fernando Llorente has made a decision on his future. AS and Sport report the striker, who has been a free agent since leaving Tottenham, has agreed a deal to sign with Napoli.

- Giorgio Chiellini's knee injury could lead to some late movement from Juventus. The Serie A champions are interested in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, according to Sport.

- AC Milan are looking to bolster their attack before the window closes. Gianluca Di Marzio reports the Serie A side are considering two options – Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa or Gremio's Everton – before the window shuts.

- The moves look set to continue at Manchester United. The Sun reports Matteo Darmian is set to join Parma in a €1.6m (£1.4m) deal, ending his four-season stay at Old Trafford.

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo insisted Neymar's potential move to Barcelona was not yet "dead", but admitted there was still no agreement.

Neymar, 27, has been heavily linked with a return to Camp Nou, just two years after his world-record €222million move from Barca to PSG.

Speaking after PSG's 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Metz on Friday, Leonardo said there was still time to get a deal done with the LaLiga champions before the transfer window closes on Monday.

"The negotiations aren't dead but there is no agreement because our requests haven't been accepted," he told reporters.

"We are open to talking about players, but there is no agreement.

"The position of PSG and Neymar has always been clear, if a satisfactory offer arrived then he could leave, but that is not the case."

There have been reports of numerous different offers from Barcelona, who are apparently willing to give up players as part of a deal for Neymar.

But Leonardo revealed the first official offer from the Spanish giants had only arrived days ago.

"The first written proposal of Barca was on August 27," he said.

Asked if there will be an agreement by Monday, Leonardo said: "I don't know. It depends on Barcelona."

All LaLiga matches this weekend will hold a minute's silence in memory of Xana, the daughter of Luis Enrique.

The former Barcelona boss confirmed on Thursday that his daughter had died at the age of nine after a five-month battle with bone cancer.

Clubs and players from Spain and beyond offered their condolences to Luis Enrique and his family, with Barca holding their own moment of silence before training on Friday.

LaLiga has now confirmed there will be tributes prior to every match in the top two divisions this weekend in a show of support for the former Spain head coach.

"A minute of silence will be held ahead of all LaLigaSantander and LaLigaSmartBank matches this weekend in memory of Xana, daughter of Luis Enrique," a statement issued on Twitter said.

Spain postponed a news conference, which had been scheduled to take place after their latest international squad was announced, as a sign of "love and respect" for the grieving family.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde told reporters: "It's difficult to find adequate words to comfort people going through something so tough.

"But I want to offer all of our affection and support for him, for his family, from everyone who is part of Barca and to send him a huge hug."

Juan Miranda has joined Schalke on a two-season loan from LaLiga champions Barcelona.

Miranda, a highly rated defender who made 23 league appearances for Barcelona B last season, featured on the bench four times for the senior team in 2018-19 and played three times in the Copa del Rey and once in the Champions League.

The 19-year-old is due to be in the Bundesliga until 2021, with Schalke making Miranda their 10th signing of the window.

"Juan is one of the most talented left-backs in Spanish football right now. As a youngster, he has been a regular in Spain's Under-19 side and has also played for Barcelona's first team," head coach David Wagner told Schalke's official website.

"It's amazing that we've signed him. We will give him the time to adjust to life here in Germany so that he can reach his full sporting potential here."

"I'm happy that the deal is now done. I hope that we can have a good season and I can play my part," said Miranda, who will wear the number three shirt for his new club.

Miranda's Barca contract expires in 2021 but is extendable by two more years, with a €200million release clause included.

Schalke, who lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich last week, host Hertha Berlin on Saturday looking for their first win of the season.

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