Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossipMonday, April 1Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Ben WinterbottomArsenal look set to sign Brazilian teenager Gabriel MartinelliLeeds are considering an approach for Everton’s Yannick Bolasie, as Spurs decide to sell Serge AurierChelsea are the Premier League favourites to sign Luka JovicJuan Mata delayJuan Mata wants to stay at the club – but the length of a potential new deal is what’s holding up negotiations, according to a report.Mata has been at the club since he signed from Chelsea in January 2014 for £37m.But the Spaniard’s contract is now nearing its end – and with the summer transfer window approaching, it’s expected a multitude of clubs come in for his signature.Manchester Evening News, however, are reporting that Mata is after a two-year deal – something that’s not usually offered to players over 30.The report also states that United want Mata to become a club ambassador when he finishes his playing career.Transfer news LIVE Andre Gomes Everton (Image: GETTY)Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona are set to sell Andre Gomes to Everton (Image: GETTY)Barca sale happeningBarcelona will almost certainly see Andre Gomes leave for Everton on a permanent deal this summer.Marco Silva wants Gomes to remain at the club and know he will cost around £30m.“Let’s see what the position is of his own club, we know our position and we know Andre’s position also, so let’s see what we can do,” Silva said.“But what we have inside our squad, even if he is a loan player, a player with high quality, high quality as a football player, high quality as a professional, a fantastic team-mate for all his colleagues and he is everything we expect coming from a player of his quality.“Let’s see if we can have Andre permanently in our club.”Tottenham to sell upTottenham will cut their losses and sell Serge Aurier in the summer.That is according to France Football, who claim the north London club will put Aurier on the transfer market.Aurier, 26, has played just 17 games all season.His two goals for the campaign came in the 7-0 FA Cup win over Tranmere in January.Transfer news LIVE: Serge Aurier will leave Tottenham (Image: GETTY)Barcelona transfer blowBarcelona’s pursuit of Antoine Griezmann has taken a blow, with Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo insisting he isn’t going anywhere.”He is not moving. He is staying with Atleti, for sure,” Cerezo told Cadena COPE.Griezmann is wanted at the Nou Camp, with Barca having failed to land him last summer.Were he to leave, Atletico would likely demand over £100m to let him exit the Wanda Metropolitano.Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona want to sign Antoine Griezmann (Image: GETTY)Bakayoko no-goChelsea’s two-window transfer ban may mean that midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko returns to the club in the summer, according to reports in Italy.Bakayoko went on loan to AC Milan last summer following a torrid first term with Chelsea.It was thought that Bakayoko, who has impressed in Italy, would stay with Milan, providing the club paid the agreed £32.5m (€38m) fee for him.But according to Italian transfer expert Alfredo Pedulla, Milan are expected to ask for a cut-price for the French midfielder – something the Blues aren’t willing to allow.Chelsea are also wary of their transfer ban, imposed on them by FIFA, that will prevent them from obtaining new players for the next two windows.Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)Ivan RakiticInter Milan are weighing up a move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.That’s according to Italian website Calciomercato, who claim Rakitic has been unable to agree a new contract with Barcelona.Rakitic, 31, is contracted until June 2021 at the Nou Camp – but Barca are believed to want to cash in on the ageing maestro.It’s claimed the Catalan giants will not accept anything less than £43million for the Croatia international.Declan Rice respondsWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice has responded to reports linking him with a mega-money move to Manchester United.”I’m happy. I’m playing week in, week out. I have a special connection with the fans. It’s unbelievable [the London Stadium]. I love every minute of being at West Ham,” Rice told BT Sport.”Being compared to players, being linked to other teams, I don’t really take any of it in, to be honest. If you think about it too much you get caught up in it. I’m only 20, you’ve got your whole career ahead of you. I’m just focused on playing for West Ham.”Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)Wanted: Michael KeaneTottenham could smash their transfer record with a £50million move for Everton defender Michael Keane.Spurs spent £36million on making Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez their most expensive player last summer.Mauricio Pochettino is in the market for a young centre-back this summer and he has identified Keane as his man.But it could run into immediate issues because fierce rivals Arsenal want him too.Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: REUTERS)Herrera heading offAnder Herrera has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, according to the Daily Record.Herrera had engaged in drawn-out contract negotiations with Old Trafford executives, but they would not grant the wage demands of the Spaniard.It is understood that Herrera wanted almost double his current contract worth, which would mean a deal worth around £240,000 a week.It is currently unclear the nature of Herrera’s reported contract with PSG.Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)Leicester eye Tielemans dealBrendan Rodgers is desperate to keep Youri Tielemans beyond his year-long loan deal.The midfielder has impressed at Leicester and Rodgers is hoping he can beat the competition to keep him.“I can’t worry about that,” said Rodgers.“He’s a top-class young talent. But I always have to respect he’s a Monaco player. I’m sure there will be discussions between the two of us. He’s certainly a player who I would love to continue working with. He’s only going to get better.”Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: REUTERS)Hudson-Odoi > SanchoManchester United want Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi with Jadon Sancho an alternative target, according to reports.United have been linked with moves for both Hudson-Odoi and Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.Yet the Daily Mail say Sancho is merely an alternative target, with Hudson-Odoi their No 1 priority.The Daily Mail say that United believe they may have to wait another 12 months to secure the player’s signature because of Chelsea’s transfer ban.Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)Done Deal: Liverpool sign Ben WinterbottomLiverpool have confirmed the signing of teenage goalkeeper Ben Winterbottom.Winterbottom arrives from Championship side Blackburn and will slot straight into Liverpool’s academy squad.The transfer took place a few days ago with the 17-year-old among the substitutes for Liverpool’s Under-18s win against Merseyside rivals Everton.“He’s a good boy and has settled in really well. He’s a positive character around the dressing room. He has trained well and will prove to be a good addition to the squad,” said Liverpool’s Under-18 manager Barry Lewtas.Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip (Image: GETTY)Leeds want YannickLeeds are considering an approach for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie.Bolasie, who is currently on loan with Anderlecht, struggled to make an impact for Everton after a cruciate ligament injury sidelined him for 12 months.The former Crystal Palace midfielder is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park with Richarlison, Bernard, Theo Walcott and Ademola Lookman ahead of him in the pecking order.Website TeamTalk say Leeds would like to secure his services IF they are promoted to the Premier League this season.Chelsea eye Luka JovicChelsea are the Premier League favourites to sign Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.Jovic, 21, has no shortage of suitors having been in prolific form this season.He’s netted 23 goals in 37 appearances and has caught the attention of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona.Now, Spanish outlet Marca claim Chelsea are favourites of the Premier League trio to sign Jovic – but remain behind Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona.Arsenal to sign Gabriel MartinelliArsenal look set to sign Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli.That’s according to The Sun, who claim negotiations have reached an advanced stage.Martinelli, 17, had trials with Premier League rivals Manchester United – but reportedly prefers the idea of living in London.He also believes he’ll get more opportunities with Unai Emery’s Arsenal.The report claims Arsenal have agreed a £6.5million fee with his club Ituano and will allow the youngster to remain there before linking up with his new side in January 2020.



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