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Transfer news LIVE: Sunday July 14

  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a battle to seal a deal for Bruno Fernandes
  • Arsenal have launched a fresh move to take Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney to the Emirates
  • Real Madrid are said to have made an offer to snap up Liverpool winger Sadio Mane this summer
  • Tottenham have received a boost in their pursuit of Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso

13:00 UPDATE: North London transfer derby

Arsenal are ready to go head-to-head with north London rivals Tottenham in the battle for Nicolo Zaniolo, reports in Italy claim.

Roma snared Zaniolo last summer as part of a part-exchange deal which saw Radja Nainggolan go in the opposite direction.

And his performances at the Stadio Olimpico have turned heads of Tottenham scouts who have advised Daniel Levy and co. to move for him.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claim, however, that Arsenal will look to hijack the deal as revenge for Gunners target William Saliba potentially going to Spurs.

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal will scrap Tottenham for Roma ace Nicolo Zaniolo (Image: GETTY)

12:50 UPDATE: West Ham hopes ended

Maxi Gomez has officially completed his move from Celta Vigo to Valencia, ending West Ham’s chances of snaring him once and for all.

Manuel Pellegrini had identified the Uruguayan as the man he wanted to lead the Hammers’ line long before Marko Arnautovic’s departure.

But the West Ham boss will have to go back to the drawing board after Valencia announced they have landed the striker.

Gomez is believed to be eager to try his arm in the Champions League – a tournament Valencia are playing in next season.

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Transfer news LIVE: West Ham target Maxi Gomez has left Celta Vigo for Valencia (Image: GETTY)

12:30 UPDATE: Man City transfer value drops

Manchester City talisman Kevin de Bruyne has dropped in value by £18m over the past 12 months, it has been claimed.

De Bruyne is rightly recognised as one of the top creative talents on the planet having starred for City and Belgium.

But his injury-hit 2018/19 season has supposedly seen the fee Etihad chiefs could reasonably demand for him fall.

Transfermarkt reckon De Bruyne is now worth £117m – still around double what City paid Wolfsburg for him.

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Transfer news LIVE: Kevin de Bruyne is one of Manchester City’s key players (Image: GETTY)

12:05 UPDATE: Liverpool make mega offer

Philippe Coutinho might be intent on staying put, but sensational reports claim Liverpool have made an offer to re-sign him.

Calcio Mercato claim the Reds have proposed an initial two-year loan, with an option to buy him outright for £88m.

That would represent a huge loss for Barcelona, who agreed to hand over up to £142m when they signed Coutinho 18 months ago.

Coutinho was a fan-favourite prior to leaving Anfield and Jurgen Klopp is said to be eager to secure a reunion with the 27-year-old.

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool are said to want Philippe Coutinho back at Anfield (Image: GETTY)

11:30 UPDATE: Philippe Coutinho’s agent speaks out

Philippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian insists the Barcelona playmaker will not be quitting the Nou Camp anytime soon.

“I was told they have no intention of selling him, that Barcelona have not spoken to anyone and that stories to the contrary are simply not true,” Joorabchian told The Telegraph.

“I will not let people talk about Philippe and put him down because for one-and-a-half years we have said nothing.

“I won’t let them do that and all of us in Philippe’s camp will not let that happen because Barcelona have told us he is staying.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Kia Joorabchian has ruled out Philippe Coutinho leaving Barcelona this summer (Image: GETTY)

11:10 UPDATE: Man Utd transfer ruled out

Dani Olmo will not be plying his trade at Manchester United next season if his agent is to be believed.

Olmo was one of the breakout stars of the European Under-21 Championship as he helped guide Spain to glory.

His performances put him in the sights of United, who are looking at how they can freshen up their squad.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim his agent, Juanma Lopez, has now dropped bad update for United.

Lopez is said to have told them Olmo will be playing in the Champions League next season – a competition United will not be competing in.

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Transfer news LIVE: Dani Olmo will not be heading to Manchester United ahead of next season (Image: GETTY)

10:50 UPDATE: Cryptic Paul Pogba

Manchester United star Paul Pogba said just eight words when asked about his future on Saturday.

The midfielder played 45 minutes as the Red Devils kicked off pre-season by beating Perth Glory 2-0.

Post-match he was questioned on what lies ahead – but he was not in the mood to discuss a potential transfer.

“There is no need,” said Pogba, who has been targeted by Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. “No need to talk.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba is eager to call time on his second spell at Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

10:40 UPDATE: Arsenal return to old target

Arsenal have targeted Ruben Dias to replace Laurent Koscielny after the Gunners captain went on strike.

Koscielny has refused to link up with Unai Emery’s squad for their pre-season trip to the USA.

And now Arsenal have responded by reigniting their interest in Benfica centre-back Dias.

The Daily Mail indicate, though, that Dias’ £45m price tag may prove a problem as the north Londoners pursue a deal.

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal have lined up Ruben Dias as Laurent Koscielny eyes the exit door (Image: GETTY)

10:25 UPDATE: Chelsea to receive fresh offer

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to be the subject of a new £45m bid from Bayern Munich, it has been claimed.

Hudson-Odoi has emerged as one of England’s top prospects and the Blues are desperate to retain his services going forward.

Chelsea rejected a whopping offer for him from Bayern in January, despite struggling to get him to agree a contract extension.

The Daily Mail now say Bayern are preparing a fresh proposal in an attempt to convince Chelsea to let Hudson-Odoi go.

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Transfer news LIVE: Bayern Munich are keen admirers of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi (Image: GETTY)

10:15 UPDATE: Adam Lallana to leave Liverpool?

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol seems to think Adam Lallana’s time at Anfield could be up.

“I think it’s pretty clear the odd man out in that lot is Lallana,” Nicol said. “At his best he can give you a little sparkle.

“Unfortunately, in his time at Liverpool, he’s not really been at his best very often. So right now, for me, he is the one completely on the out.”

Express Sport revealed in May that Lallana has told friends he would be interested in a return to Southampton.

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Transfer news LIVE: Adam Lallana’s time at Liverpool has been hampered by injury and fitness issues (Image: GETTY)

10:05 UPDATE: West Ham transfer U-turn

West Ham have been handed a boost with Sebastian Haller now keen on a move to replace Marko Arnautovic.

The Hammers sold Arnautovic to Shanghai SIPG earlier this week after he again made his desire to head to China known.

They were facing a battle to convince Haller to join them, but he is said to have completely changed his mind.

L’equips reckon the Eintracht Frankfurt forward has been enticed by the prospect of playing in London with West Ham.

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Transfer news LIVE: Sebastian Haller wants to join West Ham this summer (Image: GETTY)

09:45 UPDATE: Bizarre reaction to Chelsea return

Chelsea hero Jose Mourinho delivered a strange response when asked about Frank Lampard becoming Chelsea’s new manager.

“I don’t speak about football. My football? I have no football now,” Mourinho said.

“I am but I will wait for the right club, for the right project. And, in the meantime, I am doing things I like to do.

“I prefer to work, but I like other sports and this is a good opportunity to enjoy.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Tottenham, Barcelona, Chelsea updates (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Frank Lampard has followed in Jose Mourinho’s footsteps by managing Chelsea (Image: GETTY)

09:30 UPDATE: What Harry Maguire thinks about Man Utd move

Manchester United target Harry Maguire is happy to set his Champions League aspirations to one side to play for the Red Devils.

United will not be competing in Europe’s top club competition next season having failed to qualify through the top four or last term’s tournament.

But the Daily Mail say that has not stopped Maguire from being keen to swap Leicester for United ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

Maguire has also been tracked by Manchester City, but Leicester’s huge demands seem to have put them off a deal.

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Transfer news LIVE: Harry Maguire would not turn down a move to Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

09:05 UPDATE: Truth about Arsenal bid for Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal fans hoping reports of a mammoth bid for Nicolas Pepe are true have just been handed a reality check.

The Gunners are understood to have a meagre budget this summer but on Saturday shock reports from France claimed they had offered £72m (€80m) for Pepe.

David Ornstein, who has broken a number of Arsenal stories down the years, has though dismissed the latest speculation.

“Sources tell @BBCSport Arsenal have not submitted a bid for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe and do not have the level of money being reported (€80m) to sign the Ivory Coast international this summer #LOSC #AFC,” Ornstein wrote on Twitter.

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal have not launched a huge raid for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe (Image: GETTY)

08:50 UPDATE: Neymar trolls PSG with Barcelona dig

Neymar has risked the wrath of Paris Saint-Germain by revealing the celebrations after Barcelona’s humiliation of the Ligue 1 giants is his best locker room memory.

Barcelona fought back to beat PSG in the Champions League round of 16 in March 2017 in a stunning 6-5 aggregate win.

And Neymar, who now plays for PSG but wants to return to Barcelona, has recalled the moment fondly, saying: “When we won against PSG with Barcelona, it was completely… we all went crazy afterwards.

“I believe it was the best possible feeling for all of us.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Neymar is intent on leaving Paris Saint-Germain to return to Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

08:35 UPDATE: Jean Michael Seri latest

AC Milan have joined Roma, Napoli and city rivals Inter Milan in the hunt for wantaway Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri.

The Ivorian moved to Craven Cottage last summer with a burgeoning reputation but never lived up to the hype in west London.

Now he wants to quit Fulham as they gear up for a gruelling 46-game campaign back down in the Championship.

Milan are interested in getting Seri on board, but may have to content with Crystal Palace too if the Eagles get back in touch about him.

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Transfer news LIVE: Jean Michael Seri wants to leave Fulham after less than 12 months (Image: GETTY)

08:20 UPDATE: Daniel Sturridge handed lifeline

Liverpool cast-off Daniel Sturridge will be offered the chance to kickstart his career by Bologna next season.

Sturridge was let go by Liverpool in the wake of their Champions League final win having run down his contract at Anfield.

Now Bologna are interested in luring the hitman to Italy as he looks to resurrect his reputation as a formidable attacking force.

Sturridge was on £120,000 a week at Liverpool and would want to be paid about the same to head over to Serie A.

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Transfer news LIVE: Daniel Sturridge could join Bologna having left Liverpool this summer (Image: GETTY)

08:15 UPDATE: Dani Alves to Man City?

Manchester City will have to hand Dani Alves a £120,000-a-week deal to secure a reunion between the full-back and Pep Guardiola.

Alves enjoyed a trophy-laden stint under Guardiola at Barcelona before going on to play for Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Now the 2019 Copa America winner is a free agent and City are interested in finally landing him, two years after he turned them down.

Alves has also been eyed by former clubs Sevilla and Juve, so City chiefs must get in quick to snap the Brazilian up.

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Transfer news LIVE: Dani Alves left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season (Image: GETTY)

08:10 UPDATE: Rangers transfer explained

Rangers new boy Filip Helander has revealed Steven Gerrard played a big role in him quitting Bologna for Ibrox.

“I am delighted to be joining Rangers, it’s a special club with tremendous fans and a unique history,” Helander said.

“The opportunity to work with a manager like Steven Gerrard was an easy decision to make.

“I’ve come here to battle for every point and to win trophies and I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and getting started.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Filip Helander joined Rangers from Bologna on Saturday (Image: GETTY)

08:05 UPDATE: Philippe Coutinho stance on Man Utd

Manchester United target Philippe Coutinho will turn down any proposals he receives from Old Trafford out of respect for Liverpool.

The Barcelona misfit is a long-term target for the Red Devils, who might need a blockbuster signing if Paul Pogba jumps ship.

However, Express Sport can reveal the Brazilian only has eyes for Anfield if he is to head back to the Premier League.

The former Liverpool star, who left in January 2018, has also been lined up by Paris Saint-Germain in case Neymar leaves.

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Transfer news LIVE: Philippe Coutinho would snub Manchester United for a Liverpool return (Image: GETTY)

08:00 UPDATE: Tottenham get Giovani Lo Celso lift

Tottenham have seen their chances of snaring Giovani Lo Celso increase with Real Betis closing on a replacement.

French outlet La Parisien reckon Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir is set to depart his homeland for Spain.

And he will be tasked with filling the boots of Lo Celso, who Mauricio Pochettino is eager to add to his Spurs squad.

Tottenham have already forked out for Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke this summer but more recruits are wanted.

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Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to land Giovani Lo Celso (Image: GETTY)

07:30 UPDATE: Real Madrid offer for Liverpool star Sadio Mane

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has received an offer to join Real Madrid and should grasp it, claims Senegal FA chief Saer Seck.

“For me I think it’s the best club in the world, even if I am a Barcelona fan I still think Real is the best and Mane should be thinking of that offer seriously,” Seck said.

“The career of a footballer is very short and sometimes you don’t get the chance a lot so if it’s there, and I think Zidane likes him, why not?

“He played in Southampton and when the chance came he took it and went to Liverpool and he has held the challenge well in England.

“I think he will do well with another challenge in another country.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool ace Sadio Mane has been advised to quit the Reds for Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)

07:00 UPDATE: Arsenal make new Kieran Tierney bid

Arsenal have gone back to Celtic with another offer for Kieran Tierney as Unai Emery seeks to bolster his squad.

Express Sport understands Tierney is the No 1 candidate to strengthen the left side of Arsenal’s defence for next season.

And The Sun are now reporting the Gunners have slapped a £25m bid in for the highly-rated Scotland international.

Tierney is said to fancy a move to the Premier League and it now seems a matter of time before a deal is agreed.

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Transfer news LIVE: Celtic star Kieran Tierney is the subject of a new bid from Arsenal (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

06:30 UPDATE: Man Utd at odds over Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward have differing opinions on £70m-man Bruno Fernandes.

The Portuguese midfielder was one of Europe’s top performers last season as he weighed in with a boat-load of goals and assists for Sporting Lisbon.

And Solskjaer is keen to prise him away from his home country, particularly with doubts still surrounding the future of Paul Pogba.

Local newspaper Correio da Manha, though, claim Woodward is not convinced about paying more than £50m for Fernandes because of his lack of Champions League experience.



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