Tuesday’s transfer news, rumours: Liverpool’s striker opportunity, Man Utd’s target list, Arsenal eye Carrasco

Follow Tuesday’s transfer news and rumours live, as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Barcelona remain the talk of the rumour mill, with the international window opening today, on June 11.

Last week Real Madrid finally announced the signing of Eden Hazard for a fee that could come to exceed £150m. Elsewhere, Daniel James has agreed to his £18m move from Swansea to United.

The future of Matthijs de Ligt meanwhile remains uncertain, with the 19-year-old defender currently linked to a host of clubs eager to land his signature. And Liverpool continue to press for the signature of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.



Ajax duo keep coy over future



Highly-rated Ajax duo Matthijs De Ligt and Donny Van De Beek are keeping their options open amid transfer interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.


A memorable season came to a disappointing end for the pair on Sunday evening as Holland lost 1-0 to hosts Portugal in the inaugural Nations League final.


De Ligt and Van De Beek had been hoping to cap a campaign to cherish with more silverware, having played a key role in Ajax’s domestic double and their eye-catching run to the Champions League semi-finals.


The Amsterdam club’s golden crop is now set to be disbanded, with a number of big names looking set to follow Barcelona-bound Frenkie De Jong in making an exit.


Teenage sensation De Ligt has been strongly linked to Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus and Paris St Germain, but the in-demand defender is in no rush to make a decision.


Asked after the Nations League final what colour shirt he would be wearing next season, the 19-year-old said: “I don’t know. I don’t know.


“Now I am going on vacation and I just take a rest, relax and then I will see.


“When you rest you have enough time to think, so that’s good.”


Ajax team-mate Van De Beek echoed those sentiments after Holland just fell short at the Estadio do Dragao on Sunday night.


The 22-year-old is excited about the future of Dutch football and he too could be on the move this summer.


Reports suggest Van De Beek would be keen to move to Manchester United or Tottenham this summer, while Real Madrid are amongst the other clubs to be linked with a move.


“My situation is I have a contract with Ajax and I am really happy,” he said.


“You never know what is going to happen in the future but I can say nothing about that.”

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Arsenal are meanwhile set to push on with their first signing of the summer with a bid for Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser set to be lodged. A new centre-back is high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s priority list at United with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Leicester’s Harry Maguire both options. Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka is another on the Norwegian’s radar.

It won’t just be incomings at Old Trafford, however, with Paul Pogba a high-profile target for Real Madrid and Alexis Sanchez on his way out with Inter Milan and Juventus fighting it out for his signature – if he drops his wage demands. And Liverpool could be active too as they look to go one better after failing to win the Premier League title by just a single point.