Transfer Titbits: Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho was a late target for Al-Ettifaq before the Saudi Pro League window closed on Thursday as they tried to sign the 23-year-old England international on loan.
However, Al-Ettofaq failed to land Sancho as Manchester United wanted to put a 50 million-pound obligation to buy the player in the deal.
Liverpool reportedly made a 100 million-pound bid for Newcastle and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 25, just before the transfer window closed on September 1.
Former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter, 48, has turned down the chance to replace Laurent Blanc at French club Lyon.
Saudi Pro League clubs believe their pursuit of Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, is only on hold despite Al Ittihad failing to sign him before their transfer window closed on Thursday.
Lyon are set to consider ex-Wolves and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui, and Lille manager Paulo Fonseca for the role.
Former England striker Wayne Rooney, 37, is a possible candidate to manage Birmingham City if current manager John Eustace, who has been linked with Swansea and Rangers, leaves the club.
Arsenal hope they can agree a move for Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe to move to Turkey-where the transfer window is open for another week-with Besiktas and Trabzonspor said to be interested in the 28-year-old.
Chelsea had a 23 million-pound bid for Norwegian winger Antonio Nusa rejected by Club Brugge on transfer deadline day and will face increased competition for the 18-year-old in the future as he is being watched by at least 20 other clubs.
Midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, was set to play for West Ham in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Ipswich on Thursday, with the Hammers considering whether to offer a contract to the England international, a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.
Napoli winger Kvicha Kvaratshkelia’s agent says the 22-year-old Georgia international is happy at the Serie A side and that “we never talked about wanting to change clubs.”
Fulham are in talks with English midfielder Harrison Reed over a new contract, with the Cottagers having rejected a 3 million-pound bid by Wolves for the 28-year-old late in the transfer window.
Bournemouth rejected a late 20 million-pound bid from Tottenham for English defender Lloyd Kelly before the window closed, and Spurs could be joined by Liverpool and Newcastle United in wanting to sign the 24-year-old in January.