Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd swap deal on, Liverpool identify striker target, Arsenal plan
Transfer news LIVE
- Liverpool are ready to move for Maxi Gomez
- Mauro Icardi will be offered to Man Utd as Inter Milan eye Romelu Lukaku
- Arsenal are still keen on Yannick Carrasco this summer
19:45 UPDATE: Arsenal conditions revealed
Arsenal will have to splash out the big bucks and be in the top four in order to snare Nicolas Pepe, claims Robert Pires.
“Pepe would be a fantastic signing for Arsenal, but they’re going to have to pay big money to secure him,” Gunners legend Pires said. “He’s building up a lot of interest as he’s playing so well and lots of clubs will be in for him this summer so I can’t see him going for cheap.
“These are the type of signings Arsenal need to make to propel them back up the table, but I think they will miss their chance if they don’t secure a Champions League spot this season. Pepe is a Champions League player and will want to play for a club that’s in the tournament.”
Pepe has forged a reputation as one of Ligue 1’s most formidable attacking talents during his time with Lille.
Transfer news LIVE: Unai Emery is interested in luring Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal
14:45 UPDATE: Rangers raid
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers will make a sensational swoop for Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos in the summer.
Rodgers quit Celtic for Leicester last month and is already planning his transfer targets.
TeamTalk claim Rodgers will not raid his former club Celtic but is interested in Rangers’ star man Morelos.
They are also seeking to land £30m-rated Elif Elmas from Fenerbahce.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd swap deal on
14:10 UPDATE: Bale’s agent slams Real Madrid
Gareth Bale’s agent has slammed Real Madrid fans for booing the winger.
“Frankly they should be ashamed of themselves,” Jonathan Barnett told Sky Sports. “This generation of Real fans will be talking about Gareth’s goals for years to come.
“Gareth deserves the greatest of respect.
“The way the Real fans have treated Gareth is nothing short of a disgrace.
“In the six years he has been in Spain, he has won everything.
“He’s one of the best players in the world. Those fans should be kissing his feet.”
13:30 UPDATE: Pochettino wants Man Utd job
Mauricio Pochettino wants the Manchester United job despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turning things around.
The Manchester Evening News say the Tottenham boss is keen on the job.
Solskjaer or Pochettino will likely be named the next permanent manager at Old Trafford this summer.
MEN add that United chiefs are delighted with Solskjaer, who has brought the right atmosphere back to Old Trafford.
Transfer news LIVE: Gareth Bale’s agent has slammed Real Madrid
12:55 UPDATE: Emery warning
Unai Emery has told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette they must accept his decision.
“They need to accept the decision,” Emery said when asked about Lacazette’s reaction to being substituted in the north London derby.
“I am finding the best decisions for the team and they are playing other matches.
“Sometimes I am not happy with them both when their performances are not good when they’re both playing.
“But I am very consistent in our work to take the best decision and to give them the best performance for us, whether they’re playing together or alone.”
12:20 UPDATE: Sancho to Man Utd?
Manchester United are ready to pay £100m for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
The Mirror claim United will battle with PSG for the former Manchester City ace.
Sancho has scored nine goals and chipped in with 14 assists in 31 games this season for Dortmund.
Dortmund are desperate to keep hold of Sancho, who is under contract until 2022.
Transfer news LIVE: Mauricio Pochettino wants the Manchester United job
11:50 UPDATE: Rodgers wants Villa star
New Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers wants to sign Aston Villa star John McGinn.
Rodgers, who pushed for Celtic to sign McGinn during his time in Scotland, is a big admirer of the midfielder.
And the Mirror claim McGinn is one of three players Rodgers wants at Leicester.
Celtic ace Dedryck Boyata and Callum Wilson of Bournemouth are also targets.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Jadon Sancho
11:25 UPDATE: Neymar revelation
Neymar has refused to rule out a transfer to Real Madrid in the future.
“Real Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world and any player would want to play there,” he said.
“I’m happy in Paris, I’m really good, but nobody knows the future.
“But I’m not saying I will play for Real Madrid.
“Barcelona was my childhood dream and I made that a reality.”
10:55 UPDATE: Zidane to Chelsea backed
Zinedine Zidane has been tipped to replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea by Robert Pires.
He told Bwin: “I think Zidane would be a very good appointment at Chelsea.
“He would demand respect from the Chelsea players and control the dressing room as a result of everything he has achieved both on the pitch as a player and on the bench as a manager.
“He’s a winner and a warrior. He’s had great success in the Champions League which is attractive to the Chelsea owner. It would be very good news for the Premier League if Zidane moved to England.”
10:30 UPDATE: Woodward’s Solskjaer decision
Man Utd staff are confused by Ed Woodward’s decision to delay naming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s next permanent manager.
United have been in fine form under Solskjaer in the time since, though, winning 12 of their first 15 games under his guidance.
And the Evening Standard say United staff are wondering why Woodward has not named Solskjaer as the club’s next permanent manager already.
However, it is claimed that Woodward is giving himself ‘breathing room’ in case United’s fine form tails off.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd will spend this summer
Transfer news LIVE: Neymar has refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid
10:05 UPDATE: Liverpool want Gomez
Liverpool are ready to move for Maxi Gomez this summer.
The Sun say the Reds are eyeing the Celta Vigo star, 22, as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his attacking ranks.
However, Liverpool face competition from Chelsea for the £35million rated striker.
Former Reds striker Luis Suarez has told his former pals at Liverpool that Gomez could be the ideal signing this summer.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are interested in signing Yannick Carrasco
09:45 UPDATE: Mauro Icardi to Man Utd on
Mauro Icardi will be offered to Manchester United this summer as Inter Milan look to offload the striker.
Express Sport understands Inter are keen to land Romelu Lukaku – meaning a stunning swap deal could be on the cards.
The Italian giants would be willing to let Icardi make the switch the other way, with the striker out of favour at Inter.
Icardi, 26, has been dumped as captain and hasn’t featured for almost a month.
Inter would rather sell the Argentina international to a Premier League side over a Serie A rival.
Transfer news LIVE: Mauro Icardi could join Man Utd
09:15 UPDATE: Yannick Carrasco still wanted by Arsenal
Arsenal are interested in signing Yannick Carrasco after failing to land the Belgium international in the January window.
Express Sport understands the Gunners failed to agree a loan fee with Chinese side Dalian Yifang earlier this year.
The former Monaco and Atletico Madrid winger is keen to return to Europe this summer and Arsenal are keen.
However, Carrasco’s £8.8 million a year wage could be a problem for the Gunners, who are short on cash.