Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool backed to HIJACK £70m Man Utd target, Arsenal AGREE terms

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool backed to HIJACK £70m Man Utd target, Arsenal AGREE terms

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

Tuesday, June 11

  • Belgian international Yannick Carrasco has an agreement in place to join Arsenal
  • Liverpool should make a move to sign Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes
  • The Portugal international could cost around £70million
  • Chelsea have made a £62million offer for Valencia star Goncalo Guedes

10:15 UPDATE: Harry Maguire chase

Manchester United will have to break the world-record transfer fee paid for a defender – the £75million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk – if they are to sign Leicester star Harry Maguire.

Both Manchester clubs want to complete a deal this transfer window, with Pep Guardiola’s side now without long-serving captain Vincent Kompany.

Leicester, who signed Maguire from Hull for £17m in June 2017, do not want to sell their ball-playing defender.

A source told Sky Sports News that the Foxes believe the 26-year-old is worth in the region of £80million.

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

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10:00 UPDATE: Danny Rose to Old Trafford

Manchester United could reportedly renew their interest in Tottenham defender Danny Rose.

Rose, 28, is contracted to the Premier League club until 2021 and acknowledged that the club’s policy on senior players may see him on the transfer list.

Subsequently, the Manchester Evening News have reported that United could swoop for the left-back to provide competition for Luke Shaw.

09:45 UPDATE: No Max Kruse interest

Liverpool have decided against signing striker Max Kruse from Werder Bremen.

That’s because Jurgen Klopp is impressed with the form of Divock Origi and doesn’t want to block the progress of Rhian Brewster at Anfield.

The Liverpool Echo claim that although Kruse would be available on a free transfer, the Reds manager has no interest in the 31-year-old.

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09:30 UPDATE: Matthijs De Ligt hint

Ajax superstar Matthijs De Ligt has hinted that Barcelona will be his next destination.

Manchester United, PSG and Barcelona have all been linked with the 19-year-old centre-back.

However, the Independent claim De Ligt is leaning towards the Catalan giants because his priority is game time over money.

“I still do not know what my heart says. In my holidays I will be able to think about it and decide what I am going to do with my future,” De Ligt said.

“The most important thing is to know that in the team where I go I can have a leading role and play many games.

“I do not know when I’m going to have it resolved, but I’m going to take my time. Money is not the problem. Of course it would be nice to play De Jong at Barça, but I must also look at what is best for me.”

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09:15 UPDATE: Cesc Fabregas swipe

Maurizio Sarri will “never” veer away from the style of football that he wants to play, according to Cesc Fabregas.

“He is a manager with his own ideas and he doesn’t move from them much,” Fabregas said.

“He has an idea of how he wants to play and the football that he really wants to play.

“He doesn’t move from it. No matter what you tell him, no matter what you advise him, no matter what your opinion is, he will never change.

“But he did it the way he likes it. He has his own vision of football and, in the end, he is where he is with it and you have to respect that.”

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09:00 UPDATE: Ola Aina exit

Torino are set to sign Chelsea defender Ola Aina.

The 22-year-old played 30 times in Serie A for the Turin outfit and provided one goal and three assists during that stint.

And according to Torino president Urbano Cairo, Aina’s switch to Italy will be made permanent.

Cairo said to Sky Italia: “We exercised our option to buy Ola Aina, as well as [Christian] Ansaldi and [Koffi] Djidji. Now Torino own all their players.”

Reacting to Cairo’s comments, Goal’s Chelsea reporter Nizaar Kinsella said on Twitter: “Torino president Urbano Cairo has confirmed that Ola Aina has left Chelsea after his £8.9m (€10m) option was exercised. I have been reporting their intent to do so since January. We should see the social media announcements on official accounts soon. #CFC”

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08:45 UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes agreement

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Sporting Lisbon to sign Bruno Fernandes.

That’s according to director of Italian broadcaster Pietro Balanzo Prota of Radio Rossonera.

Fernandes’ talents are in demand after the Sporting CP captain mustered an incredible 32 goals and 18 assists in 53 matches across all competitions for the Portuguese outfit from an attacking midfield role.

And it appears Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have taken the lead over other interested suitors including Tottenham, Liverpool and Inter Milan as they look to build on their acquisition of Daniel James from Swansea.

“An agreement with the club has been reached,” Balzano Prota wrote on Twitter. “They are supposedly working on the last details, one aspect being the commissions.

“Various clubs seem interested in the player, but for now Man Utd is very close to signing him.”

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08:30 UPDATE: Matthijs de Ligt latest

Matthijs de Ligt has an agreement in place to join Barcelona if he snubs Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

That is according to football reporter Oriol Domenech, who dropped an update on the Ajax ace while appearing on Spanish show Club de la Mitjanit on Monday night.

“The number is already agreed upon and that is what Barca will pay if De Ligt decides to come,” Domenech said on Esport3 and Catalunya Radio show Club de la Mitjanit.

“The agreement between the two clubs is total.”

Domenech clarified the fee Barcelona are set to hand over for De Ligt if he chooses to sign for them is about £67m (€75m).

08:15 UPDATE: Yannick Carrasco agrees terms

Belgian international Yannick Carrasco has an agreement in place to join Arsenal.

That’s the claim of Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, who says the Gunners are finalising the details with Chinese club Dalian Yifang.

“Arsenal is defining for Carrasco from Dalian Yifang. Contacts ongoing with Chinese club to finalise the last details of the deal. The Belgian player has already an agreement with Gunners,” Schira wrote on Twitter.

The winger scored 14 goals during his second season at Atletico, shortly after he became the first Belgian to score in a European Cup final.

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08:00 UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes hijack

Jurgen Klopp should make a move to sign Manchester United transfer target Bruno Fernandes, says Steve Nicol.

Fernandes’ talents are in demand after the Sporting CP captain mustered an incredible 32 goals and 18 assists in 53 matches across all competitions for the Portuguese outfit from an attacking midfield role.

And Nicol wants to see Liverpool make a move for the Portugal international, who could cost around £70million.

“I think this would be a decent signing for Liverpool. He would play in the middle of the park,” the former Reds right-back told ESPN FC. “I think Bruno Fernandes would be a good addition.

“Liverpool need to get a bigger squad and a bigger squad so that they can give people a break without the standard dropping.”

07:45 UPDATE: Chelsea bid incoming

Chelsea have made a £62million offer for Valencia star Goncalo Guedes, it has been claimed.

The Blues sold Eden Hazard to Real Madrid for an initial £89m and are therefore looking for a replacement.

And Plaza Deportiva claim the Blues are desperate to sign Guedes this summer.

The 22-year-old impressed this season for Valencia, netting eight goals and providing four assists in all competitions.

And after consulting with agent Jorge Mendes, Chelsea believe Guedes would be the best replacement for Hazard.

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07:30 UPDATE: Paul Pogba public plea…

Manchester United aren’t prepared to listen to offers for midfielder Paul Pogba, reports claim.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Real Madrid aren’t hopeful of their chances of luring the French international to the Bernabeu this summer.

Previously it was reported that £143million would tempt the Red Devils to part with Pogba – but AS claim United haven’t set a fee and want to build their side around the 26-year-old.

Real Madrid are therefore relying on Pogba to make a public demand to leave the club.

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07:15 UPDATE: Arsenal swoop rejected

Sampdoria have rejected Arsenal’s raid for Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet.

That’s according to the Mirror, who claim Arsenal offered £43million for the pair.

Andersen is highly rated in Italy and has played for Denmark at international level.

The 23-year-old plays in central defence – a position that Arsenal are keen to strengthen.

Praet is an attacking midfielder, but only managed to score on two occasions last season in the league.

Published at Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:10:00 +0000