Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits



Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Express.co.uk

01.30 UPDATE: Gullit tells De Ligt to reject United

Matthijs de Ligt should snub Manchester United because they do not have Champions League qualification next season.

That's the verdict of former Holland defender Ruud Gullit, who suggested he would be better off playing elsewhere.

"I don't think [he should join] Man United, they don't play [in the] Champions League," he said at the Costa Smeralda Invitational.

"I think he wants to play Champions League. So, that's unfortunate for Man United.

"It's going to be difficult, a lot of them maybe have a UEFA ban, so there's a lot that's going on still. So I hope he makes the right decision for himself."

00.30am UPDATE: Neymar 'forcing' PSG for Barcelona return

Neymar has been heavily linked with a return to Barcelona this summer, and the Brazilian is reportedly 'forcing' the move.

That's according to Esparto Interativo, who claim the forward's family want to move back to Catalonia.

Neymar has been at PSG since 2017, but apparently is nearing return to his former club.

A fee of £89million has been touted, and it is possible that three Barca players could make way.

Ivan Rakitic, Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti could all be included in a player-plus-cash deal.

11.30pm UPDATE: Messi wants Neymar move

Lionel Messi has told president Josep Maria Bartomeu to abandon any plans to sign Antonie Griezmann and instead bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp.

That's according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Barca have been linked with a deal to sign wantaway Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann on July 1 when his release clause drops by almost half, but Neymar could now be on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain.

And El Mundo say Messi has demanded Barca shift their attentions towards sealing the Brazilian's return.

10.40pm UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku exit plan

Federico Pastorello will not look to force a way out of Manchester United for his client Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is eager to quit Old Trafford with both Inter Milan and Real Madrid interested in securing his services.

However, his agent is unwilling to follow the example of Mino Raiola by agitating to get a deal done.

The Mirror reckon Pastorello will bide his time as United look for a buyer for the Belgian hitman.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United and Romelu Lukaku are happy to cut their ties this summer (Image: GETTY)

9.55pm UPDATE: Two more Rangers deals wanted

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is eager to follow up the capture of Sheyi Ojo by landing Joe Aribo and George Edmundson.

Ojo moved to Ibrox on a season-long loan deal on Tuesday with his chances of making an impression at Liverpool looking slim.

Gerrard will not stop now as he seeks to build a squad capable of beating Celtic to Scottish Premiership glory.

Aribo, who is poised to leave Charlton on a free transfer, and Oldham's Edmundson are high on his list of priorities.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is eager to prise Joe Aribo away from Charlton (Image: GETTY)

9.10pm UPDATE: Arsenal target offered to Tottenham

Tottenham have been offered the opportunity to sign Joachim Andersen after Arsenal failed to follow up their interest in the defender.

Andersen is one of Europe's most highly-rated defensive prospects with his performances at Sampdoria earning him rave reviews.

Arsenal have weighed up launching a raid on the Serie A side for him and team-mate Denis Praet this summer.

However, the Daily Star indicate the Gunners have opened the door for Andersen to join Tottenham instead by not making a bid.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham could snatch Joachim Andersen from under Arsenal's nose (Image: GETTY)

8.30pm UPDATE: Ed Woodward snubs Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is reportedly risking the wrath of Red Devils fans by ignoring the advice of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett revealed: "But it's thought Ed Woodward doesn't like the idea. He's much more in favour of bringing in a former Manchester United player for a role that's going to focus much more on identifying young talent, setting out a long-term plan for the structure.

"So whatever Sir Alex Ferguson is recommending here in terms of Steve Walsh, it looks like Ed Woodward is not going to go for it.

"He would rather see a United old boy coming back to fulfil that role."

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Ed Woodward is supposedly not listening to Sir Alex Ferguson (Image: GETTY)

7.35pm UPDATE: Why Liverpool have helped Rangers

Rangers have been allowed to sign Sheyi Ojo because Liverpool have been impressed by Steven Gerrard.

Ojo has swapped Anfield for Ibrox on a season-long basis as he seeks to jumpstart his faltering career.

And Goal reckon Gerrard has been crucial to the Glaswegian giants being able to tie up a deal.

Not only is the Rangers boss a Liverpool legend, but his handling of the Reds' Ryan Kent turned chiefs' heads.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Rangers boss Steven Gerrard landed Sheyi Ojo on Tuesday (Image: GETTY)

7pm UPDATE: First Man City summer signing

Manchester City are set to push through a deal to sign Rodri as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.

Express Sport understands Etihad chiefs are prepared to pay the £62.5m release clause in his Atletico Madrid contact.

Pep Guardiola has leant on anchorman Fernandinho heavily to allow his more illustrious team-mates to wreak havoc further forward.

And Rodri is seen as the ideal candidate to take some of the burden off the Brazilian's shoulders, before ultimately filling his boots.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester City want to buy Rodri from Atletico Madrid (Image: GETTY)

6.40pm UPDATE: Gareth Bale loan revelation

Manchester United and Tottenham have got no chance of signing Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid this summer.

The winger's agent, Jonathan Barnett, has hinted only a permanent transfer would appeal to his out-of-favour client.

"A loan move is not going to happen," Barnett said. "I don't think he wants to go out on loan. He's got a lovely life and home in Spain.

"I think it would take something exceptional for him to leave and loans are not on the menu. Obviously, Gareth's situation at Real hasn't improved."

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will not go out on loan this summer (Image: GETTY)

6.25pm UPDATE: Agent drops revelation over Arsenal story

AC Milan are yet to get in touch over a summer move for Lucas Torreira, says the Arsenal midfielder's agent Pablo Bentancur.

"I know nothing about the Rossoneri's interest, no-one contacted me," Bentancur said. "I have learned of this through the press."

Torreira's former Sampdoria gaffer Marco Giampaolo is in the frame for the Milan job, though.

And Bentancur it would be special if Giampaolo came calling in a bid to lure his client back to Italy.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Barcelona updates (Image: GETTY)

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has been linked with Serie A giants AC Milan (Image: GETTY)

6.15pm UPDATE: Celtic transfer talked up

Celtic target David Turnbull has been urged to quit Motherwell for Parkhead by Hoops captain Scott Brown.

"It would be a great place for him to come, learn, play in front of 60,000 fans, win trophies and play in the Champions League," Brown said.

"I think David would be fantastic and it would be the right club to come to given how we develop players.

"Look at myself, James Forrest, Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney all coming through. We are all Scottish lads.

"We have had fantastic coaches all the way through, learned under great managers and we have now got a great manager [in Neil Lennon]."

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Celtic are eager to snap up David Turnbull from Motherwell (Image: GETTY)

6.05pm UPDATE: Tottenham scrap Bruno Fernandes plan

Tottenham have decided not to pursue a deal for Bruno Fernandes despite Mauricio Pochettino wanting midfield reinforcements.

Fernandes' goalscoring exploits for Sporting Lisbon last season put him on the wish lists of Europe's top clubs.

Tottenham had explored the possibility of signing the Portugal international, but the Daily Star claim their interest has subsided.

Instead, Spurs are going to prioritise bringing Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele and Real Betis' Giovani Lo Celso to the Premier League.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham no longer want to buy Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon (Image: GETTY)

5.50pm UPDATE: Unai Emery to sanction two Arsenal exits

Arsenal are keen to find buyers for Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi before the start of next season, it has been claimed.

Ozil has tailed off since making a bright start to life at the Emirates and the 2018/19 campaign was another in which he failed to impress.

His German countryman Mustafi has also drawn the ire of fans for his consistently below-par performances in the heart of Arsenal's defence.

The London Evening Standard reckon Gunners manager Unai Emery is happy to sell the pair if opportunities to do so emerge this summer.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are ready to get rid of Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi this summer (Image: GETTY)

5.20pm UPDATE: Chelsea make Willian decision

Chelsea are not planning to buckle after receiving bids for Willian from both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

Willian has been lined up for a move to Spain, which would see him follow in the footsteps of former team-mate Eden Hazard.

Atletico and Barcelona have responded to Real Madrid's capture of Hazard from Chelsea by targeting Willian.

The Daily Mirror, however, reckon Chelsea are hoping two tie Willian down to a new two-year contract having fielded a pair of £35m offers.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have made bids for Chelsea ace Willian (Image: GETTY)

4.50pm UPDATE: Kylian Mbappe drops Liverpool hint

Liverpool fans have been sent into a frenzy after Kylian Mbappe dropped another signal he may be up for a move to Anfield.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward was snapped with Reds shareholder LeBron James over the weekend as he enjoys a trip to the USA.

And his activity on Instagram off the back of that meeting has been taken as a clue that he wants to head to Liverpool.

Mbappe has followed Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, as well as current stars Mohamed Salah and Fabinho, leaving supporters dreaming a deal in on the cards.

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool fans want to see Kylian Mbappe rock up at Anfield (Image: GETTY)

Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United are after Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Image: GETTY)

4.20pm UPDATE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to swap Arsenal for Man Utd?

Manchester United want to add Arsenal hotshot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to their attacking department, claims talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein.

"I've got someone on the inside, not at United by the way, someone on the inside who every so often would tell me transfer gossip," Goldstein said on Monday night.

"I would say he has a hit-ratio of about, quite high, 75-25. He's told me quite a few that have happened. Not just at United but other clubs as well.

"He told me about Anthony Martial, which I tweeted I think two days before United even approached. It was one of them 'how do you know?', one of those.

"He has told me that United are interested in Aubameyang. He's got two years left on his deal, he is 29 years old, he is the finished article. United did something similar with [Robin] van Persie, Romelu Lukaku isn't doing it for Solskjaer, I'm led to believe."



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