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Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by Express.co.uk

22:15 UPDATE: Liverpool should sign Zaha
John Aldridge has urged Liverpool to snap up Wilfried Zaha this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to add to his attack.

"Wilfried Zaha is the one I think he should go for," he wrote in his Sunday World column.

"With Daniel Sturridge leaving the club and his huge wages coming off the weekly bill, it opens up the opportunity for Klopp to sign an out-and-out goalscorer who could offer something different if one of the front three is injured or out of form.

"Zaha has given Liverpool some real problems in the last couple of years and Klopp's ability to turn talents of his type into consistent performers has to make him the kind of player who could thrive at Anfield."

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22:00 UPDATE: Thomas Lemar on his future
Thomas Lemar insists he is staying at Atletico Madrid.

Lemar was quizzed on his future after a difficult few months in Spain following his move from Monaco, but he stressed he wants to make things work out.

"I'm at Atletico and I'll be back next season," Lemar told beIN Sports.

"I still want to progress. I wanted to do it this season, I will try to do even better next season."

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21:45 UPDATE: Trossard to Brighton
Brighton are on the verge of signing Genk winger Leandro Trossard.

That's according to Sky Sports, who claim the Belgian star has agreed terms on a five-year deal.

The report says Trossard is traveling to Brighton for a medical before completing an £18million switch to the Amex Stadium.

Trossard, 24, scored 22 goals and provided 11 assists in 47 appearances last season.

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21:30 UPDATE: Happy Birthday…
Neymar has wished Lionel Messi a happy birthday on social media amidst the rumours linking him with a return to the Nou Camp.

It's been claimed that PSG are prepared to sell the Brazilian international and a recent interview involving president Nasser Al-Khelaifi only fuelled speculation.

Barcelona are said to be considering re-signing Neymar, who today wished Messi a happy 32nd birthday.

"Happy birthday, brother," Neymar wrote on his Instagram Story. "May God bless you always."

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21:15 UPDATE: Kieran Tierney replacement
Celtic have already lined up a replacement for Kieran Tierney if they sell the left-back to Arsenal, according to reports.

Arsenal stepped up their interest in Tierney, 22, over the weekend and are understood to have submitted an opening bid of £15million.

Express Sport understands Celtic are looking for closer to £25m but the Gunners are willing to offer Carl Jenkinson in exchange to encourage them to soften their stance.

Now, The Sun claim the Hoops have already started preparing for his departure by turning their attention to Iran international Milad Mohammadi to replace the Scottish star.

Celtic could now snap up Mohammadi, who is out of contract after turning down a new deal to stay at Russian outfit Akhmat Grozny.

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21:00 UPDATE: Marcin Bulka to PSG
Chelsea are set to lose goalkeeper Marcin Bulka to Paris Saint-Germain as he has been unsettled by the presence of Kepa Arrizabalaga, reports say.

Bulka, 19, is highly-rated and Goal claim Chelsea were keen to keep him around.

However, the report adds Bulka is keen to leave in search of more opportunities as he believes his route to the first team has been blocked by Kepa.

He was signed by the Blues as a 16-year-old when he was playing in Barcelona's academy based in Poland.

Despite playing in pre-season last summer he has not a made a single senior appearance for Chelsea and it is claimed PSG have told him he can expect to be more involved if he moves to France.

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20:45 UPDATE: Done Deal - Norwich sign Drmic
Norwich have snapped up Switzerland striker Josip Drmic on a free transfer as they prepare for life in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old will officially join the club on a three-year deal on July 1 when his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach expires.

Drmic will join international team-mate Timm Klose at Carrow Road, and revealed the defender helped him make up his mind.

"Now everything is done, I'm very happy," he told the club's website. "I'm very excited to be playing in the Premier League. I cannot wait because I've heard a lot of things from my colleagues in the national team who have played in the Premier League.

"For me it's something new. It's a new opportunity with new challenges and I'm very happy that I'm so close now to playing in the Premier League. I cannot wait to start."

20:30 UPDATE: Benjamin Bourigeaud
Liverpool face a battle to sign midfield target Benjamin Bourigeaud as at least four of their direct rivals have entered the race, according to reports in Spain.

Bourigeaud, 25, is currently playing for Rennes in France and impressed last season with six goals and five assists.

Liverpool are now said to be keen to sign him but Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo claim Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United are all interested as well.

He is also attracting interest from elsewhere in Europe and Sevilla are reported to have already made a £11million (€12m) bid that was rejected.

The report from Spain claims Rennes are holding out for £18m (€20m) - which is more than the initially anticipated £13m (€15m).

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20:15 UPDATE: Harry Maguire talks… to his mates
Harry Maguire has told friends he is joining Manchester City and is expected to complete the move this week.

The Leicester centre-back, 26, has been heavily linked with Manchester United but The Mirror claim City are so desperate to get him they will pay him £280,000 per week.

And Maguire is understood to have told those closest to him that the offer is too good to turn down.

City are set to pay £80million to get their man and that would see him surpass Virgil van Dijk - who joined Liverpool from Southampton for £75m in January 2018 - as the world's most expensive defender.

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20:00 UPDATE: Mateo Mejia deal close
Manchester United are set to secure Spanish teenager Mateo Mejia as their second signing of the summer, according to a report.

Mejia, who plays for Real Zaragoza, will join up with United's youth ranks where he'll be hoping to impress.

Manchester United have made just one signing so far this window but according to The Sun, Mejia will be next - and at just £600,000.

The 16-year-old winger has proved to be a top prospect while at Zaragoza in Spain's second division.

19:45 UPDATE: Man Utd medical
Aaron Wan-Bissaka will undergo a medical with Manchester United this week.

That's according to Goal, who claim the 21-year-old will arrive at United's Carrington training facility when he returns from international duty with England's Under-21 squad.

The report says the Red Devils will pay £55million for Wan-Bissaka, who will become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-choice right-back.

The tough-tackling defender will provide the perfect long-term replacement to Antonio Valencia who left Old Trafford after 10 years at the club last month.

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19:30 UPDATE: Gerrard happy at Ibrox
Steven Gerrard has insisted he is happy at Rangers after shrugging off suggestions he could replace Frank Lampard at Derby.

The Ibrox boss was reported to be the Rams' first-choice to replace Lampard should he complete his expected return to Chelsea.

But the Gers manager told Sky Sports News he is still committed to the Light Blues.

"Yes I'm aware of it but there's nothing to say on it," said the former Liverpool skipper. "I'm very happy. It's a privilege to be the Rangers manager and my focus is on the coming season.

"It's very similar to when there is noise around players. I ask them to stay focused on the job and that's what I'll continue to do. There's nothing really to add to it."

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19:15 UPDATE: Changes at Saints
Southampton have confirmed majority shareholder Gao Jisheng as chairman in a restructuring of the board.

Former chairman Ralph Krueger left the club towards the end of last season with his contract set to expire, and in May was announced as the new head coach of NHL franchise the Buffalo Sabres.

With Gao based in China, Martin Semmens moves into a new role as chief executive and will "lead the club on a day-to-day basis".

19:00 UPDATE: Axel Tuanzebe
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to keep Axel Tuanzebe at Old Trafford next season.

The talented centre-back helped Aston Villa achieve promotion last season with the Villans understandably keen to sign him on a permanent basis.

However, Dean Smith and Co are out of luck with Solskjaer eager to integrate the 21-year-old into his first-team plans next campaign.

The Sun claim Tuanzebe will join the squad on their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia and given ample opportunity to fight for his place.

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18:45 UPDATE: Denis Suarez latest
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has talked up his chances of joining Celta Vigo.

The 25-year-old spent a miserable six-month loan spell with Arsenal, where he managed just six games due to various injuries.

Valencia were considered front-runners to take a gamble on the once-capped Spanish international - however Suarez has suggested Celta Vigo could be his next destination.

"I'm going to leave Barça and Celta is an option," Suarez told AS. "I'm convinced that I'll play for Celta one day but I don't know when.

"I've got offers from abroad but my priority is to stay in La Liga. Playing in Europe is a priority too, but there are other options on the table."

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18:30 UPDATE: James Rodriguez uncertain
James Rodriguez doesn't know where he'll be playing football next season.

That's according to the Colombia international, who says he's not even spoken to Zinedine Zidane about his future.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Napoli after completing a two-year loan spell with Bayern Munich.

"Right now I'm only thinking about the Copa America," Rodriguez said. "I still don't know where I'll go but I want to be calm. The decision depends on the club.

"There are people with a lot of power there, I can't do much. I haven't spoken with Zidane."

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18:15 UPDATE: Kieran Tierney transfer decision
Arsenal have made a decision about their transfer pursuit of Celtic's Kieran Tierney after the Scottish champions rejected their initial bid.

Express Sport understand that Arsenal boss Emery has made his left-back position a priority this summer with Tierney sitting at the top of his wanted list, but he won't bow down to Lennon's demands.

The Gunners will make an improved bid of around £18m for the Scotland international but are not willing to match Celtic's £25million valuation and do not want to get into a bidding war.

The second offer will include several add-ons which Arsenal hope will be enough to bring Tierney to the Emirates this summer after he underwent surgery for a double hernia last month.

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18:00 UPDATE: Simon Mignolet staying
Simon Mignolet looks set to stay at Liverpool, according to the Daily Star.

He made just two appearances for Liverpool – in a 2-1 League Cup defeat by Chelsea and a FA Cup loss against Wolves.

But the Reds expect the Belgium keeper to remain at Anfield after impressing Kop boss Jurgen Klopp with his team-first attitude.

He has played the role of understudy to Alisson unselfishly and ensured the club's new No. 1 was properly prepared for every game.

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17:45 UPDATE: No interest
Liverpool are NOT interested in signing Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.

Jurgen Klopp's side and Manchester United were recently linked with the versatile left-back, who was supposedly being eyed as competition for Andrew Robertson.

However, the Liverpool Echo say there's no truth behind the reports.

The report says neither Klopp or sporting director Michael Edwards have looked at the £45million-rated 22-year-old - despite Alberto Moreno leaving this summer.

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17:30 UPDATE: Divock Origi exit
Liverpool's Champions League hero Divock Origi is being courted by a handful of European clubs with Real Betis leading the race for the Belgian's signature, according to reports in Spain.

Liverpool are keen to keep Origi in their books and want to reward him with a new contract.

But according to Spanish newspaper Estadio Deportivo, Origi could be on his way out of the club before he can sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January.

With just 12 months remaining on his deal, the striker is approaching the time when he will be free to speak to European clubs about a potential move and Betis are keen on targeting Origi.

The report also states that recently departed Betis chief Lorenzo Serra Ferrer was sent details about a potential transfer by a 'trusted intermediary' who is touting Origi around Europe.

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17:15 UPDATE: Benitez walked away from £6m
Rafael Benitez has walked away from a £6m contract extension at Newcastle United.

It was confirmed this afternoon that Benitez would leave St James' Park following a turbulent spell as boss in the north east.

And is understood Benitez has turned down a £6m extension to stay on for another year.

Benitez was deeply frustrated with the lack of funds available for transfers under Ashley and was hoping for the club to be sold.

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17:00 UPDATE: Dani Olmo
Barcelona are monitoring Dinamo Zagreb star Dani Olmo.

That's according to Spanish newspaper Marca, who claim the Catalan giants are considering bringing the 21-year-old back to the Nou Camp.

Olmo played for Barcelona's academy from 2007-2014 before signing a four-year deal with Dinamo Zagreb.

However, his performances for Dinamo Zagreb and his displays in the European Under-21 Championships for Spain have seen Barcelona linked with a swoop.

Sport add that Olmo could cost the LaLiga champions £27million.

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16:45 UPDATE: Kalidou Koulibaly hint
Kalidou Koulibaly has refused to rule out a move away from Napoli this summer.

The Senegal international has caught the eyes of several clubs across Europe with a string of impressive displays for the Serie A side.

Manchester United are long-term admirers of the 28-year-old, who was on Jose Mourinho's wish list last summer, and Manchester City have also been linked with the defender.

"I don't know [if I'll still be at Napoli next year], I think so," he told Goal. "But I have to play the Afcon and then after that I'll go back to Napoli.

"Everyone's speaking about me, but I'm only speaking about Senegal, because that's my objective today and I want to achieve something big with Senegal."

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16:30 UPDATE: Paul Pogba/Neymar swap proposal
Paris Saint-Germain have contacted Manchester United about an audacious swap deal.

That's according to the Independent, who claim PSG have spoken to Ed Woodward about directly swapping Neymar for Paul Pogba.

Both players are unhappy in their current situations with Pogba admitting a new challenge would be tempting while Neymar wants to leave the Ligue 1 champions.

The Independent claim PSG have tried to remedy the situation and have held discussions with United about a potential exchange.

However, Woodward is supposedly against the deal for two reasons.

The first is Neymar's current £900,000-a-week wages, and the second is that the Manchester United executive vice-chairman wants to keep Pogba at Old Trafford.

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16:15 UPDATE: Liverpool deal completed soon
Liverpool will officially complete the signing of Northern Irish teenager Conor Bradley on July 9 - his 16th birthday.

Bradley, 15, will arrive at Liverpool from Dungannon United's youth side on a two-year scholarship deal.

The boyhood Liverpool fan and Northern Ireland Under-16 captain told the Ulster Herald: "I can't wait to get over it's a great opportunity.

"I'll be part of the U18 squad and the good thing is I know the coaches and I know most of the boys in the team. Liverpool is the club I support, so yeah, you could definitely say it's the dream for me. I can't wait to get started."

16:00 UPDATE: Dani Ceballos valuation
Zinedine Zidane has named his asking price for Dani Ceballos as both Arsenal and Tottenham consider making an offer.

Real Madrid midfielder Ceballos has forced his way into the thoughts of both Arsenal and Tottenham after impressing for Spain at the ongoing European Under-21 Championship.

However, Spanish newspaper AS claim Real Madrid will not accept any offer below £44million.

The Sun have claimed that Madrid have offered £45million plus Ceballos for Eriksen as the Danish international looks for a new test.

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