Transfer news LIVE
- Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has asked to leave the club
- Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud is ready to quit this summer over a lack of game time
- Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has demanded at least four signings this summer
- Arsenal and Man Utd have both been told Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt would be an ideal signing
13:30 UPDATE: Salah to Real Madrid on?
Mohamed Salah is wanted by Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane – but the Spanish giants must fork out £156million to meet Liverpool’s asking price.
That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira.
Zidane was re-appointed Los Blancos boss in March – 10 months after resigning from the role – and has been promised funds to kickstart a new era at the Bernabeu.
The French tactician wants Salah to be a part of that, according to the Italian journalist Schira.
The Merseyside club will not let their man go easily, however, and will reportedly demand £156m (€180m) for the Egyptian. Juventus are also interested.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has asked to leave
12:50 UPDATE: Denis Suarez to leave Arsenal
Arsenal insiders have criticised Denis Suarez, with the Barcelona star primed to return to the Nou Camp at the end of the season.
The Evening Standard have revealed that Gunners insiders have been left unconvinced by the 25-year-old.
It is claimed that they describe Suarez as someone who has never appeared settled, is counting down the days until his departure and rarely smiles.
And it looks as if Suarez WILL be returning to Barcelona at the end of the campaign.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea are keen to spend
12:15 UPDATE: Sarri happy to be sacked by Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri would be ‘happy to lose his job’ at Chelsea, football journalist Duncan Castles claims.
“I have been informed by a couple of sources that Sarri is not against being sacked by Chelsea,” he said.
“He’s not enjoying his time in London, he’s not enjoying working at the club, he finds the distance between himself and the ownership immense and feels he has no proper say in the transfer market.
“But what I’m told by more than one person is he will not resist if Chelsea decide to dismiss him and would quite happily accept his severance cheque and then take one of the bigger jobs in Serie A and return to his home country.”
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal will spend this summer
11:40 UPDATE: Pogba to Real Madrid off?
Man Utd have been handed a boost in their plans to retain Paul Pogba, as Real Madrid are unwilling to make any new signings the highest-paid player at the club.
Spanish newspaper Marca claim Los Blancos will not be willing to meet Pogba’s wage expectations.
The Spanish giants are open to signing Galacticos but only if the player “fits”.
The report then delivered good news to United fans by claiming Sergio Ramos will remain the club’s highest earner on £200,000 a week.
Transfer news LIVE: Maurizio Sarri would be ‘happy to lose his job’ at Chelsea
11:05 UPDATE: Arsenal plan
Unai Emery is considering bringing Ismael Bennacer back to Arsenal, French publication Le10 Sport say.
Arsenal are thinking about triggering a buy-back clause in his contract.
Bennacer made one senior appearance for Arsenal and was sold to Empoli for £900k in August 2017.
Now, Le10 Sport claim Arsenal are considering re-signing the 21-year-old by activating a buy-back clause in his contract.
Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba to Real Madrid could be off
10:25 UPDATE: Man Utd told to spend big
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must make four signings this summer, Owen Hargreaves claims.
“I think they need four this summer,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport.
“I think recruitment is going to be so important for Manchester United. [They need a ] director of football, Ole Gunnar is going to need that help.
“For me it showed [against Barcelona] they need a defensive midfield player in that position. Fred played there, he’s a ball player. In three moments in the game where he could win a challenge or stop someone, he just didn’t do that.
“So I think he’s an eight like [Paul] Pogba, I thought [Scott] McTominay was terrific.
“Centre back, central midfield player is going to be so important, and a right winger.
“I think they’ve got great potential but the recruitment this summer has to be spot on.”
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham are keen to spend this summer
09:50 UPDATE: Hazard Real Madrid promise
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez promised to deliver Eden Hazard to Zinedine Zidane after his Bernabeu return.
Spanish newspaper Marca claim Hazard “will” become Zidane’s third signing in his second stint, and that the transfer could be finalised “in the coming days”.
The Belgian forward’s arrival was ostensibly the first thing Zidane requested of Perez, and the 72-year-old president granted his adored manager that wish.
“When he’s one of the best in the world, he’ll become a Real Madrid player,” Perez reportedly told Zidane.
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid president Perez promised to deliver Hazard to Zidane
09:10 UPDATE: Werner to Liverpool close
Liverpool are close to agreeing personal terms with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, transfer expert Ian McGarry claims.
He said: “This (Werner) is a guy who since he signed from Stuttgart in 2016 has scored 60 goals in only 108 appearances – so he’s got a very good goals-to-games ratio.
“He’s 23-year-old German international, has been interesting Liverpool for a long time.
“As we all know on the Transfer Window Podcast, and our educated listeners know this as well, when a player refuses to sign a new contract it’s usually because he’s got an agreement in place somewhere else.
“My information is Liverpool are very close to agreeing personal terms with Werner. Obviously they have been lacking a natural No 9 out-and-out striker for some time.”
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd have been told to spend big
08:45 UPDATE: Tottenham decision
Tottenham have given up hope of trying to sign Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt.
The Daily Star claim Spurs have been chasing the centre-back all season.
However, Tottenham feel it’s inevitable the youngster will join Barcelona this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino is looking to bolster his defence with Toby Alderweireld’s future up in the air.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool are close to agreeing personal terms with RB Leipzig ace Timo Werner
08:20 UPDATE: Mohamed Salah to quit Liverpool?
Mohamed Salah has asked to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, according to shock reports in Spain.
Spanish newspaper AS claim the Liverpool star had heated talks with Jurgen Klopp – and now Salah wants to leave.
Salah will reportedly hand in a transfer request in hope of forcing through his Anfield exit.
The Egypt international has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield, with Real Madrid chasing the winger.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are ready to spend
07:55 UPDATE: Chelsea exit
Chelsea ace Olivier Giroud is ready to quit this summer due to a lack of game time at Stamford Bridge.
Giroud said: “I’m not satisfied with being second choice. The important thing for me is to have more minutes. I’m a competitor, so obviously I want to play more.
“I don’t know what will happen. I have to meet the club. I’m happy to be here. I just want to enjoy it. I don’t want to retire.
“They must talk to me before the end of the season. With what I’ve achieved here, there is no reason they won’t give me one more year. But I need to be happy.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt could be on the move
07:30 UPDATE: Man Utd to sign at least four stars
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has demanded at least four signings this summer.
According to the Daily Mirror, Solskjaer will be handed around £250m this summer to overhaul his squad.
Not only has Solskjaer asked for signings, the Norwegian has also urged the club to get rid of the deadwood.
The Mirror add that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is fully behind Solskjaer and he’ll back his manager in the transfer window.
Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Matthijs De Ligt and Aaron Wan-Bissaka top United’s summer wishlist.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea ace Olivier Giroud is ready to quit this summer
07:10 UPDATE: Arsenal signing backed
Arsenal and Man Utd have both been told Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt would be an ideal signing for them by Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan.
“Well the player has actually been surprised that none of the big Premier League clubs have knocked on the door with similar offers as Barcelona and Juventus are making at this moment,” van der Kraan told talkSPORT when asked if De Ligt would fit in at Arsenal or United.
“I think Matthijs de Ligt is absolutely made for English football. He is the new Jaap Stam in a way.
“He is an absolute force, he’s physically stronger than anybody in that Ajax team.
“If you saw the power he has in an attacking way at corners and set pieces – the way he headed in that second goal which helped Ajax into the semi-final, it was phenomenal.
“You have another Van Dijk coming to the Premier League if you get Matthijs de Ligt.”