While a blockbuster deal for Neymar seemed unlikely, clubs across Europe completed transfer business before the window shut later Monday. Paris Saint-Germain added a forward rather than sell Neymar, as the French champions wrapped up a year-long loan deal for Inter Milan’s leading scorer in each of the last five seasons and former captain, Mauro Icardi.
Icardi, an Argentina international, has had an often volatile relationship with Inter during his six years in Milan. Inter said that as part of the deal it had also extended Icardi’s contract by two years until 2022. The move was to avoid the possibility of him leaving as a free agent next year.
PSG also swapped goalkeepers with Real Madrid, acquiring three-time European champion Keylor Navas while loaning Alphonse Areola to the Spanish powerhouse to serve as a backup to Thibaut Courtois.
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