Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd expecting TWO major signings, Liverpool eye bid, Arsenal plan
Transfer news LIVEManchester United want TWO big-money signings before July 1Liverpool are eyeing a £71million offer for Lille winger Nicolas PepeArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to make four signings this summerChelsea have been told to replace Maurizio Sarri with Massimiliano AllegriPremier League done deals: Every confirmed transfer in the top flight this summer
19:50 UPDATE: Sessegnon wants outRyan Sessegnon is keen to quit Fulham for Tottenham following the Cottagers' relegation to the Championship.Sessegnon is one of the hottest properties in the UK, with a clutch of top clubs interested in getting him on board.He has just put them on red alert for this summer's transfer window by telling Fulham he will not sign a new deal.The Guardian reckon Sessegnon wants to head across London to join Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham.
16:40 UPDATE: Tottenham exit confirmedTottenham will release Michel Vorm upon the expiry of his contract at White Hart Lane.The Dutch stopper joined Spurs back in 2014 following a stellar spell as Swansea’s No 1.He proved unable to dislodge Hugo Lloris, though, and made just 47 appearances over five years.Form will now leave Tottenham at the end of the month, along with youth team players Dylan Duncan, Charlie Freeman, Tom Glover, Connor Ogilvie and Jamie Reynolds.
15:20 UPDATE: James to Man Utd confirmedManchester United have confirmed Daniel James is poised to move to Old Trafford from Swansea."Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed, in principle, terms with both Swansea City and Daniel James for his transfer to the club," read a brief statement from the Red Devils."Daniel has successfully completed a medical at the Aon Training Complex."Further details will be communicated once the international transfer window opens next week."United must wait until next week to rubber stamp the deal because James is moving from Wales to England.
14:45 UPDATE: Man Utd want Tottenham aceMan Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be keen on signing Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier.Solskjaer is expected to have a busy summer at Old Trafford as he looks to overhaul his United squad.The Norweigan took over Manchester United in December but the Red Devils could still only manage a sixth-placed Premier League finish.In truth, United could do with strengthening the majority of their squad.Nemanja Matic could fall down the pecking order next season, having struggled in the recent campaign.And the Times say that Dier is among a list of candidates that have been discussed to fill the role.
13:45 UPDATE: Bale to Man Utd or Tottenham?Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has two choices of club if he wants to return to the Premier League with Manchester United and Tottenham both options, Darren Bent claims.“For him, it’s where is going to suit him best. He will have a number of options,” Bent said on Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre.“But when it comes to the Premier League I think he’s got two options - Man Utd or Spurs.“Chelsea can’t buy him, they might have sorted it in the deal with Hazard if it wasn’t for the transfer ban.“But with that not being able to happen I can only see him going to Tottenham or Real Madrid.”
12:45 UPDATE: Solskjaer gives up on two starsMan Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given up on two of his summer transfer targets as he looks to secure new deals.Solskjaer is desperate to make a telling impact on his playing squad this summer in his first transfer window as manager.Swansea winger Daniel James is all but certain to become his first signing after completing a medical on Thursday, but two other targets definitely won’t be joining the club.According to the Evening Standard, Solskjaer has reluctantly accepted to turn his back on deals for both Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice.Both players started for England during their Nations League defeat to the Netherlands on Thursday, and are set to remain at Borussia Dortmund and West Ham respectively next season.
11:55 UPDATE: Hazard wage at Real Madrid revealedEden Hazard is set to double his wages as he joins Real Madrid from Chelsea, according to reports.The two clubs are believed to have agreed a deal worth £88million initially.It could rise another £42m due to add-ons with Hazard set to be unveiled at the Bernabeu at the end of next week.The move has been in the pipeline since last summer and with Hazard out of contract next summer, Chelsea were keen to cash in.Though it’s not just the Blues who will feel the benefits in their pocket with Hazard set to too.The Evening Standard report that Hazard will see his salary increase from £200,000 to £400,000 at Real Madrid.It’s claimed that it took the Belgian just a few hours to accept the offer with Hazard handed a five-year deal.
11:25 UPDATE: Rashford Barcelona talksBarcelona have reportedly opened talks with Manchester United over a potential deal for Marcus Rashford.Rashford is out of contract at Old Trafford next season though talks are believed to be ongoing over a new deal.Barcelona are searching for a new attacker with Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho’s futures both in doubt.And Spanish outlet Sport claim that Barca have contacted Manchester United over a deal.It’s reported that Rashford could be worth as much as €100million (£88m) if Barca move forward with a transfer.But Sport add that the deal will not be simple with United reluctant to sell.
11:00 UPDATE: Liverpool planLiverpool are planning to start their summer spending on Fiorentina attacker Federico Chiesa.Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claims that the European champions are planning to join the race for the young forward, but might be unlikely to secure his signature.Serve A champions Juventus are considered to be the frontrunners for Chiesa, who was ever-present in his side’s league campaign, playing in 37 of 38 matches.The 21-year-old has a contract at Fiorentina until 2022, so there is no pressure on the Florence side to let him leave any time soon.Liverpool to table £71m bid for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe? Jurgen Klopp is a big fan
10:35 UPDATE: De Ligt speaks outMan Utd target Matthijs de Ligt is yet to make a decision over his future.“Obviously the Premier League is a great competition, but I haven’t made up my mind yet,” he told talkSPORT.“I’m still looking at what to do.“For me, the most important thing is to play. I think today showed what experience can do.“Now I’m focusing on the next game against Portugal, that’s the most important thing.”
10:15 UPDATE: Kane to leave Tottenham?Tottenham could lose Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen this summer, pundit Danny Mills claims.“The speculation around Pochettino is a problem,” Mills told Football Insider. “Until he is nailed down, are these Tottenham players going to be able to stay?“From the outside it feels like to doesn’t want to commit until he knows the direction in which the club are going.“He has done exceptionally well with limited funds. He wants and deserves money to spend. What more can he do? It’s now either, ‘back me or I go’.“It matters massively to the players who the manager and the coaching staff is. It throws everything up in the air.“Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Son, Christian Eriksen could all leave. This could be horrendous if Tottenham don’t back Pochettino.“These players have played under Pochettino a long time and clearly adore him. They will be thinking about their futures if he doesn’t stay.”
09:45 UPDATE: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid backedEden Hazard has always dreamt of playing for Real Madrid with the Chelsea star set to get his wish, Christian Benteke claims.“Eden and I have known each other since we are young boys,” Benteke said.“He always told me that Real Madrid is his dream club.“His choice has therefore been made for a long time.“I am happy for him that he is close to an agreement. I hope it will be fully official as soon as possible.”Eden Hazard to Real Madrid: How starting XI may look after Chelsea ace completes transfer
09:25 UPDATE: Chelsea appeal transfer banChelsea have filed an appeal against their transfer ban, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have confirmed.The Blues have been banned by FIFA from making signings for the next two transfer windows.It comes after an investigation into the club’s signing of foreign U18 players with Chelsea currently not able to register them until the summer of 2020.The Blues had appealed their decision to FIFA, however the ban was upheld.But now Chelsea have taken the ban to the CAS with the hearing still to take place.
09:05 UPDATE: De Ligt to Man Utd off?PSG have now emerged as the favourites to sign Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt.De Ligt has been heavily linked with Manchester United and Barcelona but they could now be left disappointed as ESPN say PSG are likely to get him.The 19-year-old is the most sought-after centre-back in world football and his future remains the big story of the summer transfer window.Barcelona were expected to win the race to sign him while it was also claimed he wanted to be the poster boy of Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer’s rebuilding project at Old Trafford.However, the report from ESPN says PSG are the frontrunners because former sporting director Leonardo is about to return to the club and getting a deal over the line for De Ligt is said to be his top priority.'Matthijs de Ligt to Man Utd confirmed' - Fans all say the same thing after star did this
08:45 UPDATE: Tottenham swap deal?Everton want Danny Rose and cash in any possible deal for Lucas Digne.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino tried to sign the former Barcelona man last summer, however, the Frenchman opted to join Everton.The Toffees paid Barcelona £18million last summer and the left-back has impressed at Goodison Park.However, Everton will demand Rose and cash if they are to let Digne leave this summer.
08:25 UPDATE: Man Utd want TWO starsManchester United want TWO big-money signings before July 1, The Sun claim.An Old Trafford source said: “Some of the staff at Carrington have been told to expect at least two new faces visiting before training on July 1.“The red carpet is being rolled out to prospective signings and their agents, showing them all we have to offer.“We are pretty confident a couple are close to getting over the line. Talks are going well and have been before the end of last season.“There could be as many as four that join up with the rest of the squad in upcoming tour of Australia and Far East.”Man Utd to sign Daniel James: How they will line up after completing first signing
08:05 UPDATE: Liverpool eye £71million bidLiverpool are eyeing a £71million offer for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.French newspaper L’Equipe claim Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the Ivory Coast international, 23.However, it’s claimed the Reds see Pepe as a replacement for Mohamed Salah should the Egypt international choose to quit Anfield.Pepe netted 23 times and chipped in with 12 assists in all competitions this season.
07:40 UPDATE: Arsenal want FOUR signingsArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to make four signings this summer.Goal claim the Spaniard is looking to get deals over the line for defence, midfield and attack this summer.Emery wants a new centre-back, a left-back, a winger and a replacement for Aaron Ramsey.Ramsey will join Juventus this summer after failing to agree a new deal with the Gunners.
07:20 UPDATE: Chelsea told to replace SarriChelsea should look to replace Maurizio Sarri with Massimiliano Allegri, pundit Shaka Hislop claims.“Allegri [would be the best option for Chelsea], I’m going to go Allegri,” he said.“But Frank won’t be happy because we know what he thinks about Italian managers.”Allegri left Juventus at the end of last season, with Sarri expected to replace the Italian in the coming weeks.