2019-06-23 by W.M.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd close on Aaron Wan-Bissaka, new Liverpool target emerges, Arsenal near first deal
Follow LIVE updates as we bring you the best of Sunday’s transfer news, rumours and done deals.
Manchester United are set to be busy this summer and appear to be closing in on their second signing of the offseason. Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka appears close to a move after a breakthrough was finally reached between the two clubs that will see the England Under-21 international move to Old Trafford for upwards of £42m plus add ons. Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes could well be close behind with the Red Devils now the favourites to sign him too.
It won’t just be incomings, however, with Paul Pogba anxious to leave with Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain circling. Romelu Lukaku is all set to leave for Italy too while the club are desperate to get Alexis Sanchez’s £500,000 per week off the books. Follow all of the latest below:
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Emmanuel Adebayor could be on his way back to the Premier League.
The Sun report West Ham, Watford and Premier League new boys Sheffield United are all keen on the former Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City striker.
The Togolese international is available for free after being released by Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir at the end of last season.
Paul Pogba has apparently told Manchester United he wants to move back to Juventus over a move to Real Madrid.
The 26-year-old on Sunday finally made his desire to leave Old Trafford clear, stating that it’s time for a “new challenge”, but many sources say he’s for a long time been “desperate to leave”.
Zinedine Zidane wants Pogba at any price, but the Bernabeu hierarchy are not keen to spend more than £110m after a summer that has already seen them break £350m.
Sky Sports say the midfielder wants to return to Juve, with Paris Saint-Germain also keen.
Adrien Rabiot won’t be joining the Premier League this summer with Juventus appearing to have jumped ahead in the race to sign him.
The Paris Saint-Germain star is leaving the French champions this summer after choosing not to extend his contract.
A number of clubs, Manchester United and Tottenham included, were said to be interested in but Italian reports suggest that Juve have swooped in.
It is reported that the Frenchman will put pen to paper on a deal in Turin imminently.
AC Milan have reportedly lodged a two-year loan bid for Lucas Torreira, including a £34m option to buy.
Spazio Milan report that new manager Marco Giampaolo has made reuniting with the Uruguayan, who starred under him at Sampdoria, one of his top priorities during this transfer window.
Torreira stoked rumours about his desire to leave Arsenal after just one season in London, when he declared there was little he enjoyed about life with the Gunners while on international duty. Torreira’s agent has since also poured fuel on the fire.
Unai Emery is considered to be open to selling the player if Arsenal can receive £45m – double what they paid a year ago – which can be used to bolster their limited transfer budget.
Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez has emerged as a target to bolster Arsenal’s attack.
That’s according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish giants are open to selling industrial winger as part over Zinedine Zidane’s summer overhaul having completed the signing of Eden Hazard.
Manchester United believe that David De Gea will sign a new deal with the club.
That’s according to The Sun.
They say the Spanish international is set to pen a new contract worth upwards of £350,000 a week.
A massive boost to United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if they can pull it off.
Brighton have reportedly agreed an £18m fee with KRC Genk to sign Leandro Trossard.
Belgian newspaper HLN claims that the player’s agent is currently in London to finalise personal terms with the Seagulls.
The 26-year-old played 34 games for Genk last season, scoring 14 goals, and was previously been linked with a move to Arsenal.
Liverpool are said to be monitoring former player Philippe Coutinho.
The former Liverpool man has endured a miserable year-and-a-half at Barcelona and wants to quit the Camp Nou this summer.
And Le10 Sport say Liverpool remain in the hunt for their former star, with the Brazilian set to be available for far less than the £136m they sold him for two seasons ago.
Coutinho has been linked with a move to Chelsea while Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with a move.
Arsenal have been told they must pay £13.5m if they want to sign Christopher Nkunku this summer.
The Gunners were keen on the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder back in January before opting to sign Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona.
Unai Emery is a fan of 21-year-old Nkunku with RB Leipzig also monitoring his situation according to Le’Equipe.
Manchester United are set to trigger the 12-month extension option in Marcus Rashford’s contract.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are both interested in the England international who has a year left to run on his current deal.
And The Sun say United are set to act imminently to make sure he doesn’t leave for free.
Rashford is said to want to double his money to upwards of £350,000 before he considers renewing terms at Old Trafford.
Leeds youngster Jack Clarke is on the verge of joining Tottenham.
The Champions League finalists have been tracking the 18-year-old Englishman for some time with an offer of £15m finally set to get a deal done.
The Express suggest that Clarke will then be loaned back to the Championship for the 2019/20 season.
Juventus have joined the race for Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier.
Spurs are willing to sell the England international this summer with Atletico Madrid and Napoli understood to be interested.
But Juve are apparently keen too according to the Daily Telegraph with a deal there to be done around the £25m mark.
AC Milan are pushing hard to sign Lucas Torreira from Arsenal this summer.
The Uruguayan impressed in his first season in English football after signing from Sampdoria last summer.
But the 23-year-old struggled to adapt to the lifestyle in London sparking talk of a return to Italy this summer.
Gazzetta dello Sport say Milan have offered £35m for his services with Arsenal holding out for closer to £45m.
Burnley have told Joe Hart he can find a new club this summer.
The former England international is one of three high profile goalkeepers at Turf Moor with Tom Heaton and Nick Pope all vying for the No 1 shirt.
But Sean Dyche is moving to cut that number by one with Lille a possible destination for Hart according to the Daily Mail.
Manchester United have reportedly set their asking price for Romelu Lukaku.
The striker is Antonio Conte’s top summer target after arriving at Inter Milan with the Mirror reporting that the Red Devils want £75m for the Belgian international.
Inter have some moving and shaking to do themselves with Conte apparently keen to see Mauro Icardi leave the club this offseason.
Divock Origi is not going to leave Liverpool this summer.
The Mirror reports that Belgian forward Origi will be going nowhere in this transfer window, even though this runs the risk that Liverpool will lose him for free next year.
The 24-year-old enjoyed a remarkable renaissance at the club last year, producing at crucial times in the Premier League and Champions League.
The forward is understood to want more first-team football in the long term, but is prepared to spend another season with the European champions.
Real Madrid are planning on signing Kylian Mbappe next summer.
The Paris Saint-Germain star’s future in the French capital is far from certain with the 13-time European champions long-time admirers.
They’ve already splashed £300m this summer alone so are apparently content to wait 12 months before making their move.
That’s according to AS.
Chelsea are yet to make a decision over the future of Kurt Zouma.
Everton are keen for a permanent reunion with the French central defender after he impressed on loan at Goodison Park last season.
But the Blues are waiting until they have a new manager in place before deciding on what happens with Zouma, according to the Daily Star.
Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Hector Bellerin from Arsenal this summer.
The Spanish side are in the middle of a significant rebuild with deals for Marcos Llorente and Joao Felix already on the cards.
The Daily Telegraph report that they want to add Bellerin and are willing to throw Spanish winger Vitolo in any deal.
It remains to be seen whether the Gunners would entertain any such offer for one of their star men.
Roy Keane has left Nottingham Forest with immediate effect.
The Manchester United legend has worked alongside Martin O’Neill since his appointment in January but is now set to pursue a managerial role of his own.
Keane said: “Working with Martin over the last few years has been a magnificent experience, one of my greatest in football both as a player and a coach and one I want to personally thank him for.”
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Meanhile, Arsenal are set to push on with their first signing of the summer with a deal for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney close. Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser and Belgian international Yannick Carrasco are also options being considered but money could be tight for Unai Emery and Co.
Champions Manchester City don’t have any such problems and look set to strengthen an already stacked squad. Leicester City’s Harry Maguire could arrive in a club record deal while Atletico Madrid’s Rodri and Juve’s Joao Cancelo appear near certainties to join him in what looks to be another busy summer at the Etihad.