Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd to complete £60m deal in 48 hours, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea



Posted Friday, June 21, 2019 by Express.co.uk

TRANSFER NEWS LIVE - All the latest rumours and gossip coming out of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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Man Utd shortlist

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign at least one midfielder this summer - and he’s drawn up a transfer shortlist.

ESPN say Newcastle ace Sean Longstaff, Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes, Youri Tielemans of Monaco and Atletico Madrid key man Saul Niguez are all targets.

The Red Devils have already signed Daniel James from Swansea, however, Manchester United are eyeing other deals.

Solskjaer may also need to replace Paul Pogba at Old Trafford after the France international hinted he could leave United.

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Best option for Sess

Tottenham is the ideal destination for Ryan Sessegnon, says former Spurs and Fulham defender Stephen Kelly.

"Obviously with the paper talk about Sessegnon, Tottenham are really chasing after him,” Kelly said on talkSPORT.

"That’s a direct replacement for Danny Rose and I think he is a star going forward. Someone like [Mauricio] Pochettino will only improve his game.

"He was in a poor defensive side last season at Fulham, my old club as well. But you can see his stock rising. If Tottenham get hold of him I think they will be almost the best club for him to go to.”

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Real Madrid don’t intend to sign PSG star Kylian Mbappe this season.

But next year could be a very different story.

Spanish newspaper AS claim Real president Florentino Perez understands he’ll have to wait 12 months after the arrivals of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Rodrygo Goes.

The report adds that Real will instead target Mbappe next season and are confident of luring him to the Bernabeu.

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Done Deal: Mike van Beijnen

Barcelona have completed the signing of free agent Mike van Beijnen.

Van Beijnen, 20, signed a two-year contract with the Catalan giants and the deal includes an £88million release clause.

The Dutch defender has previously played for NAC Breda, PSV Eindhoven and Willem II at right back and will slot into Barcelona’s reserve squad.

Juve eye Rabiot

Juventus are confident of landing PSG outcast Adrien Rabiot.

That’s according to Goal, who claim the Bianconeri hope a deal can be concluded by the end of the week.

The midfield maestro will be a free agent as of July 1 and Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is ‘personally overseeing’ his pursuit.

Goal say Rabiot, 24, is weighing up a contract offer worth £6million per season.

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Reds target Junior Firpo

Liverpool have identified a new left back to replace the departing Alberto Moreno.

Spanish newspaper Sport claim Jurgen Klopp is considering signing Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo.

Firpo, 22, made 24 LaLiga appearances for Real Betis last season - scoring three times and providing four assists.

He was deployed as a left-sided winger for the majority of those games and has a £45million release clause in his contract.

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Eden Hazard debut

Zinedine Zidane has revealed when three of his new signings could make their first appearance for the club.

Real will begin their pre-season tour at a training base in Montreal before heading to the USA to participate in the International Champions Cup.

Real Madrid face Bayern Munich on July 21, Arsenal on July 24 and city rivals Atletico Madrid on July 27.

And Zidane says new signings Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo, Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy will all feature.

"We already bought players, so that they are ready with us and prepared,” Zidane said. “The pre-season for a player is very important.”

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Head turned

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has had his ‘head turned’ by Manchester United according to England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd.

The 21-year-old suffered the ignominy of scoring a late own-goal in England’s opening group game against France on Tuesday and it has been suggested that the ongoing uncertainty over his future affected his performance.

"When that speculation is flying around it is bound to turn your head,” Boothroyd said.

"For a young player who all he knows is Crystal Palace academy, Crystal Palace first team it would be daft not to say that in some way he must think about it.

"I would not be truthful if I told you anything other than that.”

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Neymar on strike

Neymar is set to go on strike at PSG in order to secure a Nou Camp return this summer

The Brazilian forward is reportedly determined to move back to Barcelona, the club he left for PSG in 2017 for a world record £198million.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Neymar has already made up his mind about where his future lies.

It is believed that Lionel Messi still retains a strong relationship with his ex-teammate and the Argentinian holds major influence over Barcelona’s transfer policy.

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Petr Cech to be confirmed

Chelsea are set to confirm the arrival of Petr Cech.

Sky Sports are reporting that the goalkeeping legend will assume his technical role having been at Stamford Bridge to complete his return today.

The 37-year-old announced his retirement from football earlier this year and played his final match for Arsenal in the 4-1 Europa League defeat.

It’s claimed his first assignment will be to assist and advise the club on a new managerial appointment.

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Frank Lampard latest

Frank has told Derby’s players that he will quit the club to join Chelsea - if he gets the right offer.

Lampard, Chelsea’s No 1 target to take over as manager after Maurizio Sarri left the club at the weekend, has told players at Pride Park that he will be on his way, once his terms are met.

Derby are yet to receive a formal offer from Chelsea for their former player, who led the Midlands club to the Championship play-offs this season.

However, initial talks are underway, and the Stamford Bridge club are ready to offer the 40-year-old a three-year contract.

Lampard himself is on holiday in the south of France, but Derby, who want £4million to release the former England midfielder from the remaining two years of his current deal, are already preparing for his departure.

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Petr Cech to be confirmed

Chelsea are set to confirm the arrival of Petr Cech.

Sky Sports are reporting that the goalkeeping legend will assume his technical role having been at Stamford Bridge to complete his return today.

The 37-year-old announced his retirement from football earlier this year and played his final match for Arsenal in the 4-1 Europa League defeat.

It’s claimed his first assignment will be to assist and advise the club on a new managerial appointment.

Jorginho staying!

Maurizio Sarri doesn’t intend to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

The Italian, who joined Juventus on a three-year deal, brought Jorginho with him to Stamford Bridge from Napoli last season for £57million.

And with Sarri back in Serie A - many suspected the 27-year-old midfielder would follow shortly after.

However, the Daily Mail claim Sarri thinks Miralem Pjanic is more than capable of fulfilling that role.

Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos revealed the player is open to a reunion with the Italian boss

"Chelsea have a four-year contract with the lad. We’ll wait a few days to figure out whether there is any truth in this interest,” Santos said.

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Everton talks

Chelsea and Everton have opened talks over the signing of defender Kurt Zouma, according to the Telegraph.

Zouma, 24, spent last season on loan with the Toffees and formed an excellent partnership with centre-back Michael Keane.

With fellow loanee Andre Gomes’ permanent Goodison Park arrival seemingly sorted - Marcel Brands and Marco Silva now want Zouma on a long-term contract.

However, Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban, Antonio Rudiger’s lengthy injury and a new manager still to be appointed - the Blues may be reluctant to do business.

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Jesse Lingard backlash

Jesse Lingard could be sacked by Manchester United following his latest video that has appeared online, claims former QPR manager Ian Holloway.

Lingard posted the video in question on his Snapchat account and it soon made its way onto Twitter.

Lingard was heard swearing and making crude sexual comments which angered many United fans on social media.

Holloway appeared on talkSPORT this morning and was fuming at the 26-year-old England international.

"When you’re a professional footballer, you’re representing your club every second of every day and whatever you choose to do you have to remember that,” he said. “You should always put the club first because it’s bigger than you.

"Would I discipline him? More than that, I would put him on the transfer list.”

Bruno Fernandes agent arrives

The agent of Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes has arrived in England.

That’s the claim of Portuguese newspaper A Bola, who say the Manchester United target is in London to discuss his client's future.

The Red Devils are thought to be front-runners to sign the 24-year-old, who netted a sensational 32 goals in 53 appearances last season.

However, it’s Manchester City and Tottenham are also said to be interested in the international midfielder.

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Matt Targett offer

Southampton will look to offer Matt Targett more first-team action to ward off interest from domestic rivals.

Targett, 23, made 16 appearances for the Saints last season but largely because of injuries to first-choice left-back Ryan Bertrand.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Leicester, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Fulham are all credited with interest in the defender.

However, the Daily Mail claim Southampton will guarantee him game time next season with Bertrand potentially being sold.

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Harry Maguire to City

Harry Maguire is set to sign for Manchester City instead of Manchester United.

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have moved ahead of their local rivals in the race to sign the Leicester defender, according to the Daily Star.

Maguire has been the subject of interest from Manchester United since last August but the Red Devils reportedly baulked at the England international’s asking price.

Maguire is reportedly ready to leave the King Power stadium and is said to prefer the idea of playing under Pep Guardiola rather than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It is understood that City could persuade Leicester to lower their asking price from £80million to £65m.

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Mikael Lustig exit

Neil Lennon has revealed it was Mikael Lustig's decision to call time on his Celtic career.

The Hoops boss led the tributes to the Swede after the 32-year-old announced he was moving on after seven-and-a-half years at Parkhead.

"I was delighted to bring Mika to Celtic and he has been phenomenal for me and the club,” Lennon said.

"It has been a privilege to work with Mika. A top international player, he always gave everything for the team, he gave his heart and soul to every performance and I loved having him on my side.”

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Marko Grujic set for loan exit

Marko Grujic looks set for a FOURTH loan spell away from Liverpool.

The Serbia international arrived at Anfield from Red Star Belgrade in 2016 for £5million but has managed just 14 appearances under Jurgen Klopp.

He’s spent time with Red Star Belgrade, Cardiff and Hertha Berlin over the past three years but has not played for his parent club since December 2017.

Now, PA claim Grujic is unlikely to join the Liverpool squad when pre-season training begins next month.

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Ousmane Dembele transfer decision

Ousmane Dembele’s future has been confirmed by Barcelona amid links to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

The Catalan giants had been toying with the idea of selling Dembele after links with a stunning deal to secure the return of Brazil international Neymar.

But rumours of a spectacular return to the Nou Camp have now been quashed, which in turn has seems to have ruled out any chance of Dembele moving to Anfield.

Spanish outlet Cadena SER have claimed that sources close to the club are aware that Dembele will be a Barcelona player next season and he has been informed of that decision

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We love Paul Pogba

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici says the club "love" Paul Pogba amid speculation linking the Manchester United midfielder with a return to Turin.

There has been intense speculation about the 26-year-old's Old Trafford happiness and last weekend he admitted he was considering "a new challenge somewhere else".

Real Madrid have a long-standing interest in Pogba and Juventus are interested in bringing back the France midfielder, three years after selling him to United for a then world-record fee of £89million.

"They are very good players," Paratici said. "Pogba plays Manchester United, we love him a lot of course because he played here for several years.

"He grew here a lot, and became world champion, so he certainly gave us a lot but he is a player of Manchester United."

Oleksandr Zinchenko signs

Oleksandr Zinchenko has signed a new and improved deal to keep him at Manchester City until 2024.

Signed from Russian side FC Ufa three years ago, the 22-year-old kicked on last season and established himself as an important player under Pep Guardiola as City completed the domestic treble.

Zinchenko played 29 times in all competitions during City's memorable 2018-19 campaign and has now been rewarded with a three-year contract extension.

"It's difficult to express how happy I am to sign this deal," the Ukraine international said. "This club offers players everything they need to improve and develop, so being here for five more years is an honour.”

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United set to seal AWB

Manchester United are set to sign Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the next 48 hours.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim the Red Devils will pay a bumper £60million for the 21-year-old talent.

It’s believed representatives from both parties are scheduled to meet for formal talks over the next two days.

The Daily Mail add that the ‘finer details’ of the transfer will be discussed in the meeting and that a deal should be concluded barring any unforeseen hitches.

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Liverpool transfer hint

Jurgen Klopp has appeared to suggest that he will spend big this summer in an attempt to keep up with his Premier League rivals.

The Reds spent over £150million last summer, just months after paying £75m for Virgil van Dijk.

And a quiet transfer window had been expected for Klopp but the manager has now admitted he may need to spend to keep up with City.

"Liverpool is an ambitious club and if we didn't spend the same amount of money as others, we wouldn't be able to compete,” Klopp told German broadcaster ZDF. “Everybody's splashing the cash, so we have to do the same."

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Arsenal meeting planned

Arsenal chiefs are set to meet Torino and Italy defender Armando Izzo ahead of a proposed transfer.

The 27-year-old has impressed for the Turin club since joining from Genoa last year.

And Italian outlet Tuttomercato have claimed that Izzo’s agent Paolo Palermo has been in contact with the club ahead of a proposed deal, with the plan to begin negotiations shortly.

However, Torino are not keen on the idea of letting one of their key players go, and will ask for a hefty transfer fee.

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Reds end Bruno Fernandes interest

Liverpool will not be making a move for Bruno Fernandes this summer although they have recently been in transfer talks with Sporting CP.

Liverpool have been in discussions with Portuguese outfit Sporting of late but regarding Reds youngster Rafael Camacho.

The Evening Standard claim that talks between Liverpool and Camacho have failed with just one year left on his contract and Sporting are confident of landing the player this summer.

But with the two clubs in talks, a deal for Fernandes has not been discussed, the report adds.

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