Transfer news LIVE updates – Tuesday, April 16Chelsea are ready to sign Philippe Coutinho if their transfer ban is liftedMan Utd have agreed to talk with Paul Pogba about his future in a month’s timeReal Madrid will have to pay £130million to sign Liverpool star Sadio ManeArsenal are tracking Burnley ace Dwight McNeil3.10pm UPDATE: Arsenal lead race for Samuel UmtitiArsenal are leading the race for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, it has been claimed.The France international could leave the Nou Camp this summer after falling behind Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique in the pecking order.Roma are also considering Umtiti with Manchester United interested in signing Kostas Manolas.Umtiti has made just 12 appearances in all competitions this season for the Catalan club.Transfer news LIVE: Samuel Umtiti has been linked with Arsenal (Image: GETTY)14:10 UPDATE: Coutinho decisionBarcelona will not sell Philippe Coutinho this summer, the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims.“Coutinho is a great player, excellent, and he’s getting better and better,” he said.“It’s not easy to play at Barca, he was here for six months last season and he has the confidence of the coach, he’s a global player and we expect a lot from him.“He will continue at Barca, it’s different and Barca needs different players.”Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea are ready to sign Philippe Coutinho (Image: GETTY)13:35 UPDATE: Hazard asking price issueChelsea must decide whether to accept £78million for Eden Hazard – because that is the maximum price Real Madrid are willing to pay for him, according to Guillem Balague.“Chelsea want £100million and Real Madrid are not willing to pay that kind of money,” Spanish journalist Balague revealed on his YouTube channel.“They think €80m (£69m), €90m (£78m) will do.“The idea is to get it as cheaply as possible. Remember, he’s got only one year left on his contract.”12:55 UPDATE: Hazard to Liverpool demandLiverpool fans have demanded the signing of Eden Hazard after Mohamed Salah tweeted a photo of the pair.Hazard is believed to be wanted by Real Madrid, but after Salah’s tweet, Liverpool fans want the Belgian to make a move to Anfield.Salah simply posted a picture of the pair following Sunday’s clash and supporters were quick to respond.One wrote: “Bring Hazard on board the door at Anfield is always open #YNWA”Another added: “Imagine the amount of damage these two could do together in a liverpool shirt!”While a third simply commented: “Announce Hazard”Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool fans want Eden Hazard (Image: GETTY)12:15 UPDATE: Liverpool and Man Utd battleLiverpool and Man Utd are battling to sign Nicolas Pepe this summer, L’Equipe claim.They say United have joined Liverpool in the race to sign the winger.L’Equipe reckon the Premier League big boys are willing to pay around £65m for Pepe.Manchester City and Arsenal have also been credited with interest in Pepe ahead of the summer transfer window.Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Image: GETTY)11:35 UPDATE: Man Utd want fourMan Utd want four key signings this summer.The Manchester Evening News say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing a full-back, centre-back, central midfielder and forward.Express Sport understands Ed Woodward is fully behind Solskjaer and he’ll back him in the window.United have been linked with Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Kalidou Koulibaly in recent months.11:05 UPDATE: Liverpool deal onLiverpool are ready to pay £22million to sign Julian Brandt this summer.The Bayer Leverkusen star was tipped to join the Reds in 2017, however, Liverpool signed Mohamed Salah instead.And Bild claim Liverpool are now back in for the Germany international.They reckon the Reds are willing to pay £22m for Brandt, who is also being eyed by Juventus and Real Madrid.Transfer news LIVE: David De Gea could leave Man Utd (Image: GETTY)10:30 UPDATE: Arsenal boostLille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe will leave this summer.”Four or five players will be leaving this summer,” he said.“All clubs are forced to balance their accounts except perhaps one. I would say yes, it is sure he [Pepe] will leave.“He enters a price range that can no longer be paid. There is a career choice to make for him, I think he will have the choice.”Transfer news LIVE: Nicolas Pepe could join Arsenal (Image: GETTY)09:55 UPDATE: Solskjaer on CoutinhoOle Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to answer whether Man Utd are in for Philippe Coutinho.The ex-Liverpool man has been tipped to return to the Premier League, with United and Chelsea linked.And Solskjaer was asked about the Barcelona star this week, however, the United boss refused to discuss the rumours.“He’s a Barcelona player. He’s a Barcelona player,” he said.09:20 UPDATE: Chelsea told to sign strikerChelsea must sign a new striker to compete for silverware next season, Graeme Souness claims.“I’ve said all year, I don’t think Chelsea are far away,” Souness said on Sky Sports after Chelsea’s loss at Liverpool on Sunday.“Imagine [Didier] Drogba today in that team, or even [Diego] Costa in that team today.“It’s a very different Chelsea, you’d have that focal point, someone that will take the centre-backs on physically.“Now the problem for Chelsea going forward, the owner would appear to be disinterested in it now, he’ll feel he’s been let down by our government, no longer would appear to want to invest the big bucks anymore and that’s the problem for Chelsea going forward.“But, at the start of the season they had Morata who wasn’t good enough, Giroud is still there who doesn’t do enough for me and obviously the manager saw it that way.“It just depends how much interest the owner has and how much investment the owner makes.”Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to spend (Image: GETTY)08:50 UPDATE: David De Gea to stay at Man Utd?Juan Mata has insisted David De Gea is happy at Manchester United, despite being yet to sign a contract extension.“David is an extraordinary player,” Mata told Mundo Deportivo. “He gives you points and stops the game changing in a matter of seconds.“There are not many like him, rather they are scarce.“He talks about his future for a long time but he still has a contract. It is quiet, centred. I see him well and happy.”Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard could leave Chelsea (Image: GETTY)08:30 UPDATE: £100m Rashford bidBarcelona are readying a £100m bid for Man Utd star Marcus Rashford.The Daily Mirror claim the Spanish giants have made Rashford their No 1 target this summer.Rashford and United are locked in talks over a new contract, however, nothing is agreed yet.The Mirror add that Real Madrid are also tracking the England international.08:10 UPDATE: Coutinho to Chelsea developmentChelsea are ready to sign Philippe Coutinho if their transfer ban is lifted this summer.Spanish newspaper Sport claim the Blues are keen to spend – if allowed – and Coutinho tops their wishlist.Chelsea feel Coutinho would be the ideal replacement for Eden Hazard, with the Belgium international expected to join Real Madrid.Manchester United were also linked with Coutinho, however, Sport say the Red Devils will not sign the former Liverpool man this summer.Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona want Marcus Rashford (Image: GETTY)07:50 UPDATE: Pogba to Real Madrid talksMan Utd have agreed to talk with Paul Pogba about his future in a month’s time amid interest from Real Madrid.Spanish daily Marca claim United have scheduled talks with the France international next month.Real Madrid are ready to splash the cash this summer – and Pogba is near the top of their wishlist.The Red Devils are hopeful that their star midfielder will stay at the club.Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid will have to pay £130million to sign Liverpool star Sadio Mane (Image: GETTY)07:30 UPDATE: Liverpool name Sadio Mane asking priceReal Madrid will have to pay £130million to sign Liverpool star Sadio Mane.El Confidencial say Zinedine Zidane is a big admirer of the Senegal international, who has impressed at Anfield this season.However, Liverpool are ready to demand £130million for their star man.El Confidencial add that Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Christian Eriksen and Mane are all being eyed by the Spanish giants.Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are readying a move for Burnley ace Dwight McNeil (Image: GETTY)07:10 UPDATE: Arsenal scouting missionArsenal are readying a move for Burnley ace Dwight McNeil.The Daily Star say the Gunners are one of four teams after the 19-year-old.Manchester City, Everton and Newcastle are also keeping tabs on McNeil, who has netted three goals and chipped in with five assists this season.McNeil is under contract at Burnley until 2023 having put pen to paper on a new deal in January.



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