Transfer news LIVE: Griezmann to Man Utd TWIST, Liverpool agree £120k deal, Arsenal target

Transfer news LIVE: Griezmann to Man Utd TWIST, Liverpool agree £120k deal, Arsenal target

Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Wednesday, June 12

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set extend his £120k contract
  • Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann could leave Spain
  • Unai Emery is looking to sign Espanyol star Mario Hermoso

12:45 UPDATE: Frank Lampard latest

Chelsea will move to appoint Frank Lampard as manager when Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus is agreed.

Sky Sports claim Chelsea and Juventus are holding negotiations over a compensation package for the Italian tactician.

The Blues want Juventus to pay the final year of Sarri’s contract, which is around £5million.

The report says that any agreement between the two sides will see Chelsea ‘trigger’ a move to bring Derby boss Lampard back to Stamford Bridge.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)

12:30 UPDATE: Juan Mata to Turkey

Turkish sides Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are interested in signing Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata.

Mata, 31, has just under three weeks of his contract remaining and he’s yet to respond to the offer of a one-year extension.

Now, The Sun claim Fenerbahce and Galatasaray have both approached Mata’s representatives about a deal.

It’s also reported that Barcelona have expressed an interest in signing the former Valencia man on a free transfer.

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12:15 UPDATE: Joel Matip contract

Joel Matip insists he is “very comfortable” at Liverpool amid suggestions he will be offered a new contract.

Speaking to Bild am Sonntag, he said when asked about a return to the Bundesliga: ”In football nothing is impossible. At the moment I still have two years remaining in my contract here at Liverpool.

“After some problems and injuries at the beginning meanwhile I feel very comfortable here. And I’ve been more mature as a player and as a person here in England.”

12:00 UPDATE: Dejan Lovren tracked

AC Milan have been linked with Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren.

Lovren made just 18 appearances in all competitions last season and fell behind Joel Matip in the pecking order.

It’s believed the Croatia international wants regular first-team action and Gianluca Di Marzio claims AC Milan are prepared to offer him exactly that.

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11:45 UPDATE: Jonathan Woodgate to Boro

Middlesbrough are close to announcing Jonathan Woodgate as their new manager.

The former Boro and England defender has been among the bookmakers’ favourites to succeed Tony Pulis, under whom he worked as first-team coach last season, since the Welshman’s departure at the end of the campaign.

PA claim Steve Gibson is ready to appoint the 39-year-old, and the club is currently engaged in the process of putting together his coaching staff.

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Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)

11:30 UPDATE: Luka Jovic medical

Striker Luka Jovic is undergoing a medical ahead of his mega-money move to Real Madrid.

The Frankfurt star will join Real Madrid for a reported £55million on a five-year deal and will be unveiled on Wednesday.

Real released an official statement on their website, it said: “Luka Jovic will be presented tomorrow, Wednesday June 12, at 1pm, in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

“Afterwards, Jović will step out on to the pitch at the Santiago Bernabéu for the first time wearing the Real Madrid C.F jersey and will speak to the media in the press room.”

11:15 UPDATE: Ivan Rakitic to Man Utd

Spanish outlet Sport have claimed that United have made contact with Barcelona over a possible deal to bring Croatia international Ivan Rakitic to the club.

Rakitic was part of the Croatia side that broke English hearts at last summer’s World Cup, and is said to have caught the eye of United.

Sport indicate, however, that the former Inter Milan target is happy at Barcelona despite the prospect of improved terms being on the horizon.

Therefore, United would need to offer Rakitic a mega deal in order to have a chance of convincing him to move.

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11:00 UPDATE: Matteo Darmian exit

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian may finally be granted an Old Trafford exit.

Darmian, 29, made just six Premier League appearances last season under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He was tipped to leave in January but the Red Devils decided against selling due to a number of injures.

Now, ESPN FC claim Valencia and two unnamed Italian clubs are interested in signing the full-back.

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10:45 UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann confident

Antoine Griezmann is confident of securing a move to Barcelona this summer, reports claim.

Griezmann has revealed his intentions to leave Atletico Madrid after five years but the club are yet to receive any official bids.

Barcelona were expected to swoop for the Frenchman but have so far failed to firm up their interest.

However, Mundo Deportivo claim he is confident a move will materialise once his release clause drops to £105million on July 1.

The report adds that Griezmann will have to accept the terms he agreed with Barcelona last year before his move fell through.

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Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: MUNDO DEPORTIVO)

10:30 UPDATE: Arsenal interest

Arsenal are monitoring Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.

The Mirror claim Unai Emery has identified the 22-year-old as a potential signing having impressed in Serie A last season.

The Italy international has a £27million buy-out clause in his contract.

However things could get complicated with Tottenham, AC Milan and Inter Milan also showing interest.

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10:15 UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku latest

Romelu Lukaku said he knows where he will be playing next season as he hinted his future lies away from Manchester United.

Inter Milan are understood to be lining up a move as manager Antonio Conte is a big fan.

Paris Saint-Germain have also set their sights on the former Chelsea and Everton hitman.

“I have a contract with Man United,” he said. “I’ll speak with my club and my agent Federico Pastorello to make the best decision.

“I am going to enjoy my holidays with my family now. I know what I’ll do, but won’t say it. We’ll see. If I expect a busy summer? Yes.”

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10:00 UPDATE: No 10 shirt…

Real Madrid are refusing to give Eden Hazard his favourite No 10 shirt as it is already occupied by Luka Modric.

Hazard agreed his move from Chelsea last week and is set to be unveiled at 6pm (BST) on Thursday.

However, the Daily Star claim they are will not bow to any demands to take the No 10 shirt and he is expected to take the No 7 that Cristiano Ronaldo wore before leaving for Juventus last summer.

Pictures emerged before his move showing No 7 shirts with his name being sold in club shops.

09:45 UPDATE: Jordan Veretout hope

Arsenal have been given some hope in their pursuit of Jordan Veretout after his agent revealed there was interest from England and said his client wanted a move to a ‘big club.’

“As far as I know, Fiorentina have not given the all-clear for Veretout to join Napoli,’ agent Mario Giuffredi told Radio CRC.

“The problem is they [Fiorentina] don’t currently have a director of sport, so I don’t know who to communicate with.

“I also have no guarantees that Vincenzo Montella will remain as coach, it’s all up in the air after the club’s takeover [by Rocco Commisso].

“There are four or five important clubs who want Veretout, in Italy and abroad.] I don’t like to name names, but we’ll see what happens and who steps forward to close the deal.”

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09:30 UPDATE: Nicolas Pepe not happening

Liverpool are not interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

That’s according to the Evening Standard, who claim Jurgen Klopp isn’t looking for a marquee signing this summer.

Speculation of a £60million Premier League move for the exciting winger has been rife in recent weeks with Manchester United also credited with interest.

However the Evening Standard claim Klopp wants to make smaller purchases to boost his squad depth, rather than a major addition.

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Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)

09:15 UPDATE: Leaked fixtures…

Manchester United will kick off their 2019/20 Premier League season at home to Brighton according to leaked fixtures that have been posted online.

Leaks happen almost every season and these are not confirmed games but if they turn out to be true then United will surely be happy to start with what looks like an extremely winnable fixture.

Saturday, August 10: Tottenham vs Norwich, Bournemouth vs Sheffield United, Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, Everton vs Newcastle, Southampton vs Chelsea, Watford vs West Ham, Burnley v Liverpool

Sunday, August 11: Aston Villa vs Leicester, Manchester United vs Brighton

Monday, August 12: Wolves vs Manchester City

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip

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09:00 UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku vow

Romelu Lukaku pledged to use an unhappy season at Manchester United to come back stronger.

Belgian fans staged a display of affection for “Big Rom” before last night’s European qualifying victory over Scotland, unveiling giant banners reading “26 years old, already a legend”.

Lukaku scored in the 45th and 57th minutes to ensure Belgium remained unbeaten in Group I after four games and said he had been determined to rectify a season in Manchester that saw him lose his place and face transfer talk.

“I’ve had a difficult season at club level,” he said. “I lost my place and haven’t played much. But that is a phase in my career and it will help me for the next step.”

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Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: REUTERS)

08:45 UPDATE: Joao Felix to Atletico

Manchester United transfer target Joao Felix has been lined up for a summer move to Atletico Madrid, reports claim.

Express Sport revealed in April that United and Manchester City were set to do battle for the in-demand Benfica forward at the end of the season.

However, it seems Manchester United and co. are set to be left disappointed if the 19-year-old follows the advice of his agent.

The Mirror report Jorge Mendes, known for his dealing with United in the past, is eager for Felix to head to Atletico Madrid.

Mendes is said to see the Wanda Metropolitano as the ideal place for Felix to continue his development next season.

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08:30 UPDATE: Andre Onana

Manchester United are planning to raid Ajax for goalkeeper Andre Onana IF David de Gea leaves the club.

With just over a year left on De Gea’s contract, the 28-year-old has been linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.

And despite numerous efforts to tie the Spaniard down to a new contract – nothing has been agreed.

According to The Sun, Ed Woodward and Co have started planning for his departure and are considering Onana, 23.

The Red Devils have been impressed with the Cameroon international, who is viewed as cheaper and more attainable than Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

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08:15 UPDATE: Paulo Dybala exit

Manchester United target Paulo Dybala could be forced to leave Juventus this summer.

That’s according to Italian football expert Adam Digby, who believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence has hampered his scoring abilities.

“I think Dybala will be the one player who is forced to move on,” Digby told Sky Sports News. “He only scored three goals in the league and he really is the player that has been marginalised by Ronaldo’s presence.

“I can fully see him moving on this summer in search of somewhere he can play his more natural role.”

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08:00 UPDATE: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain contract

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to extend his stay with Liverpool, reports claim.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s current £120,000 per-week deal expires in June 2022 and the Daily Mail claim he’ll sign a one-year contract extension at Anfield.

The 25-year-old missed the majority of Liverpool’s Champions League-winning campaign.

He did, however, make two Premier League appearances in the final three games of the season and was an unused substitute in the 2-0 victory over Tottenham in Madrid.

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07:45 UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann twist

Manchester United have been given hope in their quest to sign Antoine Griezmann after the Frenchman admitted he may leave La Liga.

Griezmann will leave Atletico Madrid this summer after five years in the Spanish capital and despite Paris Saint-Germain reportedly overtaking Barcelona in the battle for his signature – Manchester United are still keen.

“There’s a need for patience, as it’s still soon,” Griezmann said. “I want my future to be decided more than anyone, but there’s a need to wait.

“I don’t know if I’ll remain in Spain. Maybe in two weeks we’ll know something. I just want to play football and have fun.”

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07:30 UPDATE: Wanted: Mario Hermoso

Unai Emery is looking to make a move for a central defender this summer.

And the Spaniard has set his sights on Espanyol star Mario Hermoso, it has been claimed.

Journalist Alex Perez believes the Gunners are looking to raid for the 23-year-old as they look to bolster their backline.

He tweeted: “Mario Hermoso’s name sounds strong in London. The Arsenal is one of the teams interested in the center #RCDE”

Published at Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:32:00 +0000