Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd approach confirmed, Liverpool target arrives, Zaha to Arsenal

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

Thursday, July 11

  • Bruno Fernandes is waiting for Manchester United to agree terms with Sporting Lisbon
  • Mauricio Pochettino is serious about bringing Dani Ceballos to Tottenham
  • But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to sign him on a permanent basis
  • Crystal Palace unveiled their new away kit today – but Wilfried Zaha wasn’t there
  • Fulham teenager Harvey Elliott watched Liverpool’s first pre-season fixture from the stands
  • Inter Milan have made a formal approach for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku

22:00 UPDATE: Harvey Elliott arrives

Fulham teenager Harvey Elliott watched Liverpool’s first pre-season fixture from the stands on Thursday night.

The Champions League winners thrashed Merseyside neighbours Tranmere 6-0 with an plenty of young players taking their opportunity to impress Jurgen Klopp.

And Elliott could soon be doing the same.

The youngest player in Premier League history is set to join Liverpool from Fulham, who will receive a significant compensation package.

Goal claim Elliott will join in the coming days but will not be eligible to sign a professional contract until his 17th birthday in April 2020.

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21:45 UPDATE: Official approach for Lukaku

Inter Milan have made a formal approach for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

That’s according to Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio, who arrived back in Milan after a meeting with United chiefs in London.

“We had an official approach with Man Utd for Lukaku. We’re working, we’ll see. Every player we treat is wanted by Conte,” Ausilio told Sky Sports.

The Serie A side have been struggling to meet United’s demands for Lukaku, who arrived at the club in a transfer worth £75million plus add-ons and still has three years left on his contract.

21:30 UPDATE: Toby Alderweireld to Roma?!

Tottenham could lose centre-back Toby Alderweireld to Roma.

The Spurs defender has routinely been linked with a move to Manchester United, who were reportedly considering triggering his £25million release clause.

But Italian publication Calciomercato say Serie A could be his next destination.

They claim the has been offered a £60k per week contract by Roma plus additional bonuses.

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21:00 UPDATE: Virgil van Dijk enquiry

Barcelona launched an enquiry to sign Virgil van Dijk – but were given ‘short shrift’ by the Dutchman’s agent.

That’s according to Mirror journalist John Cross.

“Do not expect it to happen for a moment, but Barcelona made enquiries about whether Virgil van Dijk could be tempted to leave Liverpool,” he writes.

“They were quickly given short shrift by the Dutch defender’s representatives. They did not bother taking it further.”

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20:30 UPDATE: Neymar to Real Madrid

Real Madrid aren’t interested in signing Neymar, reports claim.

Yesterday, Spanish newspaper Sport claimed that Real president Florentino Perez has initiated talks with PSG.

But Diario AS don’t agree.

They report that Real Madrid will ‘forget about signing Neymar’ and manager Zinedine Zidane prefers his PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe.

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20:00 UPDATE: Idrissa Gueye to PSG

PSG have renewed their interest in Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, according to reports in France.

The French giants failed with their bid to sign him in the January transfer window but L’Equipe say they have now re-opened negotiations with the Toffees.

It is claimed PSG have submitted an opening offer of €30million (£27m) but that his unlikely to persuade Everton to sell a player whose contract runs until June 2022.

Everton would reportedly be willing to listen to offers in the region of £45m and PSG might have little choice but to pay it given manager Thomas Tuchel’s need for new midfielders.

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19:30 UPDATE: No Ryan Kent!

Jurgen Klopp is set to block Steven Gerrard’s attempt to bring Ryan Kent back to Ibrox this summer.

Liverpool winger Kent spent last season at Rangers and went on to win the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award.

Gerrard was keen to seal another loan deal with the 22-year-old forward in order to strengthen his squad, with Kent unlikely to break into the Liverpool first-team.

Despite the Rangers boss’ having a close connection with his former club, Klopp has blocked the move in order to have Kent as a back-up to his first-choice front three, and will give him a chance to impress during pre-season.

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19:00 UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann fee paid

Barcelona have triggered Antoine Griezmann’s release clause.

That’s according to French Newspaper L’Equipe, who are reporting that Barcelona have paid his £107million buyout clause.

It’s said the money will be ‘credited to the accounts of Atletico Madrid’ on Friday before Griezmann arrives in Barcelona.

The French international will then sign a five-year deal before undergoing a medical on Monday to join forces with Lionel Messi and Co. at the Nou Camp.

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18:45 UPDATE: Wanted – Bobby Duncan

Jurgen Klopp will give Academy star Bobby Duncan the chance to prove himself in pre-season amidst interest from abroad.

Duncan, 18, scored 32 goals for the Reds academy last year and has attracted attention from Borussia Dortmund.

But Liverpool boss Klopp wants to give the teenager a chance to break into Liverpool’s first team.

Duncan, who is Steven Gerrard’s cousin, is likely to feature against Tranmere tonight in Liverpool’s opening pre-season fixture.

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18:30 UPDATE: Harry Maguire alternative

Manchester United may already be turning attentions elsewhere from Harry Maguire after make a fresh enquiry.

Leicester have told Manchester United that if they are willing to pay £90million, it will be enough to complete the deal.

That’s left United chiefs seeking different alternatives.

According to Sky Italia, United have reignited their interest in Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.

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18:15 UPDATE: Everton reject Lookman bid

Everton have rejected RB Leipzig’s opening offer for Ademola Lookman.

Lookman, 21, enjoyed am profitable loan spell with RB Leipzig – scoring five goals and providing four assists in 11 Bundesliga appearances.

Now, RB Leipzig want him back on a permanent basis.

The Times claim Everton have rejected a £15million bid and want the German outfit to raise their offer or walk away.

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18:00 UPDATE: Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpool?

Liverpool are interested in re-signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo say the Reds could save Coutinho from his Nou Camp nightmare.

The playmaker has failed to impress since quitting Liverpool for Barcelona.

Coutinho’s preference is said to be a return to England this summer, however, PSG are also keen.

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17:45 UPDATE: Arturo Vidal staying

Arturo Vidal has confirmed that he’ll be staying at Barcelona.

The Chilean midfielder has been linked with a lucrative move to China, while Inter Milan have also been tipped to challenge for his signature.

But Vidal isn’t interested.

“Now I am only thinking about my holidays, but my future is in Barcelona, I have two years left on my contract with the club,” he told Mundo Deportivo.

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17:30 UPDATE: Trybull signs

Norwich midfielder Tom Trybull has signed a new contract until June 2022.

The 26-year-old has made 60 appearances since arriving on a free transfer from Dutch side Den Haag during August 2017 and last season helped Daniel Farke’s side secure promotion to the Premier League.

The German told the club’s website: “I’m feeling very good and happy to sign a new deal, I really like living here and I love to play for this special club as there are so many positive things about Norwich.

“The club is building a philosophy which we should all be proud of together.”

17:15 UPDATE: Neymar plan

Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu has hatched a plan to sign Neymar.

According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Bartomeu has ordered Barcelona to wait it out while Neymar and PSG continue to feud.

This, it is claimed, is because the Nou Camp president feels it would strengthen the club’s hand in negotiations.

Neymar has gone AWOL from PSG training such is his desire to leave.

And the report claims there are fears at the Parc des Princes they may have to settle for a lower fee than they initially wanted.

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17:00 UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann announcement

Barcelona plan to announce the signing of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann on Friday.

That’s according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who claim Barcelona want the deal wrapped up before the weekend.

The report says neither Atletico or Barcelona will have representatives present La Liga’s headquarters – only a lawyer acting on Griezmann’s behalf.

The 28-year-old will fly to Catalunya shortly before signing a five-year deal and undergoing his medical on Monday.

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16:45 UPDATE: Done Deal – Berry signs

Barcelona have beaten PSG to the signing of one of England’s brightest talents in 16-year-old striker Louie Barry from West Brom.

Barry underwent a medical with French Ligue 1 champions PSG before Barcelona stepped in at the last minute and convinced him to join the ranks at La Masia.

Barry, who turned 16 last month, signed a three-year deal with Barcelona until 2022 and will play for their Under-19 team while West Brom will receive £235,000k in compensation.

“(Barry) is an international with the English Under-16 team, for whom he has played nine games and scored seven goals. Next season he will be part of Barca’s Under-19 squad,” Barcelona said in a statement.

16:30 UPDATE: Steven Bergwijn interest

Manchester United have been handed a transfer blow after reports in Germany claimed Bayern Munich have entered the race for PSV sensation Steven Bergwijn.

Bergwijn, 21, is one of the most sought-after wingers in Europe and United are one of a number of clubs said to be interested in signing him this summer.

And Bild claim Bayern are the latest club to declare their interest as they go in search of replacements for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

Manchester City star Leroy Sane is understood to be their top target but their efforts to take him back to Germany have so far come to nothing.

The 23-year-old would cost around £90million and Bergwijn could represent a slightly cheaper alternative with previous reports valuing him at closer to £40m.

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16:15 UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes agreement

Bruno Fernandes is waiting for Manchester United to agree terms with Sporting Lisbon.

The Portuguese international is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top midfielder target having netted 20 goals in 33 Primeira League appearances and provided a further 13 assists.

And Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolo Schirra says he is keen to push a move through.

“The first Bruno Fernandes’ choice remain Manchester United,” he wrote on Twitter. “He is waiting for the agreement between Red Devils and Sporting.”

It’s claimed Manchester United have offered £35million for his services – but Sporting are holding out for nearly double that figure.

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16:00 UPDATE: Spurs wary of Liverpool

Mauricio Pochettino is serious about bringing Dani Ceballos to north London, but Liverpool are also in contention according to reports in Spain.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has not including Ceballos in his plans for the new season.

And according to Sport – Mauricio Pochettino has asked Tottenham chiefs to work on completing a deal for Ceballos.

A loan switch is most likely, with the 22-year-old keen on returning to Real Madrid for a second crack at the whip after a full season with regular game time.

The same report states that Liverpool are also interested in a move for Ceballos.

15:45 UPDATE: Where’s Wilfried?

Crystal Palace unveiled their new away kit today.

But Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha was nowhere to be seen.

The Gunners are desperate to sign the attacker but are struggling to meet his £80million valuation.

One possible reason for his absence could be his participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast – but that hasn’t dampened speculation about his future.

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