Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost



Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Express.co.uk

22.30 UDPATE: Hazard set for Chelsea farewell

Eden Hazard admits he wants to sign off from Chelsea in style - by winning the Europa League.

"If it is my last game, I hope to bring back the trophy," said Hazard who looks set to join Real Madrid.

"I just want to win the trophy. That is it. It does not matter if I score or I do not score.

"Lifting the trophy would be the perfect farewell for me."

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Eden Hazard admits he could be off to Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)

21.30 UPDATE: De Ligt battle to rumble on

Manchester City and Liverpool are also interested in Matthijs de Ligt, along with Manchester United, according to Duncan Castles.

"We should factor in here that Manchester United are not the only Premier League club that Mino Raiola will try and sell the player to," he said on The Transfer Window podcast.

"There has been talk of Liverpool's interest which I think is correct. Although I don't think there need is as great, certainly not as great as Manchester United. What I do know is that Manchester City have pursued De Ligt for a long time.

"I know that, several months ago, before Barcelona went in strong for De Ligt, that people at Ajax felt City was his most likely destination. We now have Vincent Kompany announcing his exit from Manchester City to move to another league and become player-coach at Anderlecht.

"That happened quite soon and it's something that Manchester City have to reassess, their transfer strategy, to the point of do they want to have John Stones as their starting centre-back next season, alongside Laporte?

"Or do they want to bring in another high-quality defender to compete for that position? And De Ligt fits the profile for City in this sort of focus they've always had of signing the best of young talent, being prepared to put high transfer fees down in the expectation the player's value will increase."

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Matthijs de Ligt could be on the move (Image: GETTY)

19.20 UPDATE: De Ligt on his future

Matthijs de Ligt has revealed how he will choose his new club.

The Ajax star is wanted by Manchester United and Barcelona after a stunning season for the Ducth side.

But he is still thinking about his development.

He said: "I look at what I think is the best for my career, where I can develop the best, where I can make the most playing minutes. On that I base my choice."

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Matthijs de Ligt is considering his future (Image: GETTY)

18.00 UPDATE: Manchester United talks

Manchester United have held talks with Youri Tielemans' agents after he impressed for Leicester.

That is according to Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur.

"There have been talks," Terreur told Sky Sports' Transfer Talk Podcast . "The agent's had talks with Spurs and Man United about him."

"Not sure he's the first choice at both clubs either. Monaco, they want to sell him and get rid of him."

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Manchester United have held talks with Youri Tielemans' agent (Image: GETTY)

17.00 UPDATE: Tammy Abraham refuse to rule out Villa return

Tammy Abraham refused to rule out a return to Aston Villa after he helped them seal promotion to the Premier League.

Abraham is on loan from Chelsea but could be back at Villa next season.

When asked what the future holds he said: "You can never say never, first of all i have to enjoy it with the boys tonight.

"You can never say never. See what god has in store for me."

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Tammy Abraham could return to Aston Villa (Image: GETTY)

16.45 UPDATE: United join Lo Celso race

Manchester United have joined the race to sign Giovani Lo Celso, according to Marca.

Tottenham were kinked with a move for Lo Celso earlier this week but United are now said to be in the mix.

Lo Celso has just sealed a permanent move to Betis from PSG but could sell him before the summer finishes.

The 23-year-old signed for Betis for £22m but could be on the move again for more than three times that fee.

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
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Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Lo Celso is on Manchester United's radar (Image: GETTY)

16.30 UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes hints at move

Bruno Fernandes admits he doesn't know what the future holds after being linked with Manchester United and Manchester City.

"I'm with Sporting," Fernandes said speaking to Portuguese newspaper Record.

"There are no contacts with any club, at least as far as I know. There is a lot of talk, there are sure to be clubs interested but to this day, my focus has always been placed on Sporting.

"Now I want to rest because I have a lot to give to the national team.

"I've spent two intense years, I don't know if I will spend a third year [at Sporting], I don't know if I'm going to leave. No one knows the future."

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Bruno Fernandes could be on the move this summer (Image: GETTY)

16.20 UDPATE: Real Madrid to sell 11 players

Real Madrid are ready to sell 11 players this summer as they bid to overhaul their squad.

Zinedine Zidane wants a new spine to build from and is planning for a huge summer.

He wants to sign Gareth Bale, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe but knows he will need to recoup some fees.

And Marca claim Gareth Bale, Isco and James Rodriguez, Mateo Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez, Keylor Navas, Dani Ceballos, Mariano Diaz, Raul De Tomas, Borja Mayoral, and Theo Hernandez could all be let go.

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Zinedine Zidane wants to get rid of 11 players this summer (Image: GETTY)

16.00 UDPATE: Chelsea close in on Kovacic deal

Chelsea are set to complete the £30m (€35m) signing of Mateo Kovacic despite their transfer ban, according to Marca.

Kovacic was on loan at Chelsea this season and could stay next year despite the ban because Chelsea already hold his registration.

They were expected to keep him on loan for another year but Marca are now saying he will be signed on a permanent deal.

Chelsea are still hopeful of overturning their transfer ban.

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Mateo Kovacic could join Chelsea this summer (Image: GETTY)

15.30 UPDATE: Liverpool links 'flattering'

Lyon forward Maxwell Cornet admits he's flattered to have been linked with Liverpool.

The Ivory Coast international has been one of Lyon's star performers this season, scoring 12 goals and picking up five assists in 36 appearances.

And in an interview with beIN Sports, he said: "Liverpool are a big club, any links are flattering.

"I'm under contract until 2021, but you never know in football so we'll see."

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Maxwell Cornet admits he is flattered by links to Liverpool (Image: GETTY)

15.15 UPDATE: De Ligt offered to Manchester United

Gabrielle Marcotti claims Matthijs de Ligt has been offered to Manchester United and Real Madrid as well as Barcelona by agent Mino Raiola.

"He's trying to create an auction right, so he's punted De Ligt to Real Madrid, he's linked him to Manchester United, he's offered him of course to Barcelona," he told ESPN FC.

"Some reports in England say United are pulling out of the race for De Ligt, that all seems to be up in the air.

"But I think it's a numbers game for Barca frankly.

"They've already spent a ton of money on Frenkie de Jong.

"They definitely can spend money to reinforce the squad but if you're going to spend €80million on De Jong and you're going to go after [Antoine] Griezmann who's probably going to cost you north of €120m as well, then it becomes difficult to also add De Ligt.

"Unless you sell the likes of [Philippe] Coutinho, of [Ivan] Rakitic, [Jasper] Cillessen is another one who is probably going to go.

"Unless you sell all these guys at big, big numbers, and that's frankly a little bit difficult to do right now.

"So De Ligt is still out there, not committed yet.

"So I think this is a story that can run for a while."

Transfer news LIVE: De Ligt offered to Man Utd, £30m Chelsea deal, Liverpool boost
Transfer news live: Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with Man Utd (Image: GETTY)

15.00 UPDATE: Rangers to make second Edmundson bid

Rangers are preparing to make another offer for Oldham defender George Edmundson after he handed in a transfer request.

Rangers were knocked back after making an initial bid worth £400,000 with Oldham valuing the defender in the region of £1m.

However Express Sport understands Rangers will make a second bid of around £500,000 after the defender handed in a transfer request.

Edmundson rejected a new contract at the club last week as he looks to force a move and has gone a step a further by telling Oldham he wants out.

Rangers are battling with Derby, Portsmouth and Stoke for the 21-year-old defender but are not prepared to pay the £1m asking fee Oldham wanted to hold out for.



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