Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossipThursday, May 23United are preparing to make a move for AC Milan’s Gianluigi DonnarummaJurgen Klopp is interested in signing Villarreal winger Samuel ChukwuezeManchester United will only sign Antoine Griezmann on one conditionChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will discuss his future with the clubArsenal have already started their summer recruitment plansBarcelona have announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Ludovit Reis.15.30 UPDATE: Newcastle want CSKA starNewcastle want £26.4m-rated CSKA Moscow right back Mario Fernandes, according to the Daily Star.Newcastle are looking at options to improve their side this summer as Rafa Benitez’s future continues to be unclear.Benitez is due for talks over his place his at the club and could walk away if assurances are not met.But a move for a £26m right-back would suggest Newcastle are ready to spend big this summer. Transfer news: Newcastle are looking to sign Mario Fernandes (Image: GETTY)13:45 UPDATE: de Ligt + LaportePep Guardiola ought to replace the departing Vincent Kompany with Matthijs de Ligt, says former Ajax boss Peter Bosz.”If I were Manchester City, I would get him immediately,” Bosz told Dutch magazine Voetbal International. “Vincent Kompany is leaving and I don’t think Nicolas Otamendi is good enough. He would fit perfectly with Laporte.”He will play even better with Matthijs next to him, I am convinced of that. I also hear Barcelona everywhere, but there you have to deal with Gerard Pique.”That would mean, if Samuel Umtiti did indeed leave, that he had to come play centrally on the left.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)13:30 UPDATE: No marquee signingsJurgen Klopp has been told the Reds will not spend big money on players who will not immediately start for the club.According to Goal, Liverpool chiefs have made a policy decision which means they are not willing to sanction big-money fees for players they do not feel would immediately break into the first 11.Last week, BBC sport reporter David Ornstein discussed Liverpool’s plans.Ornstein said: “It will be a very settled summer for them, consolidation seems to be the name of the game, they’ve stockpiled well.“They’ve essentially done their big shop and they don’t see the need to daily shop and improve their squad – they feel it would take astronomical spending.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)13:15 UPDATE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka feeManchester United will have to pay £50million to sign Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.That’s according to the Evening Standard.Wan-Bissaka’s consistent displays have attracted attention from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – but the Norwegian will have to break the bank.13:00 UPDATE: Juan Mata contractJuan Mata is set to leave the club this summer, reports claim.Manchester United star Mata’s contract expires at the end of the campaign and now, after five-and-a-half years at Old Trafford, he looks set to depart.The Red Devils have spent the last few months trying to tie the Spain international down, offering him a one-year deal.But Mata has rejected Manchester United’s deal as he wants a two-year contract and now, according to the Mirror, the World Cup winner will leave the club this summer. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)12:45 UPDATE: Johnson signs extensionBristol City head coach Lee Johnson has signed a new four-year contract.The 37-year-old has been in charge at Ashton Gate for the past three years.The Robins missed out on a place in the play-offs this season by four points. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)12:30 UPDATE: Timo Werner deal unlikelyLiverpool have been handed a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.Werner’s contract is set to expire in June 2020 and the Germany international isn’t expected to extend his stay.Liverpool and Bayern Munich have both been tipped to come knocking – but RB Leipzig manager Ralf Ragnick thinks the Bundesliga champions will pass.”I would not be so sure that [Werner] will actually go to Bayern,” Rangnick told Sport Bild.”If Bayern were absolutely sure about Timo, they would have already officially contacted us with a request. Anything else would be unusual for Bayern, especially since we have a good relationship with them.”Our position has not changed: we do not want him to go into the last year of his contract without an extension. He can leave this summer when a club comes who is willing to pay a suitable transfer fee.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)12:15 UPDATE: Done Deal – Ludovit Reis signsBarcelona have announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Ludovit Reis.The 18-year-old arrives from Eredivisie side FC Groningen for £2.8million having successfully completed his medical yesterday.Reis has signed a three-year deal until June 2022 with the option of a further two, and a buyout clause of £88million.“Ludovit Reis has signed a contract this morning with FC Barcelona player,” Barcelona said on their website. “He did so this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in the presence of director Silvio Elias, the head of professional youth football at the club.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: BARCELONA )12:00 UPDATE: Pep to JuvePep Guardiola is poised to become Juventus manager.That’s the audacious claim from AGI, who claim the Manchester City boss has agreed to the switch.Having just completed a domestic treble AND with two years remaining on Etihad contract – Pep reportedly has a four-year deal in place.AGI add that the deal will be announced on June 14.11:45 UPDATE: Ian Wright picks transfers targetsGunners legend Ian Wright has picked his dream trio of signings for Arsenal.Arsenal are looking to build again following the summer departures of Danny Welbeck, Aaron Ramsey and veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech.”Someone like Ben Chilwell,” he told the Mirror. “Then there is Youri Tielemans. He’s someone that you’d want to have.”And Nicolas Pepe at Lille. That kind of winger with his intensity, pace and skill. So that’s a dream list if I’m being totally honest.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)11:30 UPDATE: Marco Asensio latestReal Madrid star Marco Asensio looks set to stay at the Bernabeu.Asensio, 23, has struggled this season contributing just six goals in 44 appearances in all competitions.SportsMole credit Liverpool with interest in the Spain international – but Asensio’s latest comments suggest he’ll be a Galactico next season.”A complicated season, which has been full of difficulties, has finished. It was far from the level that our marvellous fans deserve,” he wrote.”We will pick ourselves up, we will get better and we will give our all so that Madrid fans will be able to enjoy their team again next season [as we look to] return your unconditional support and love. We promise to fight with renewed energy for every cup until the end.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)11:15 UPDATE: Ed has Lukaku talksEd Woodward has held talks with Inter Milan over the potential sale of Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in Italy.The Serie A giants are preparing to replace Mauro Icardi who could leave the San Siro this summer after he was frozen out of the squad by Luciano Spalletti.Romelu Lukaku is one of the strikers being monitored by Inter Milan alongside former Manchester City centre-forward Edin Dzeko.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, club chief Piero Ausilio has already initiated contact with Ed Woodward about a summer deal, with the help of Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello.The report also claims that Inter are preparing an offer of £26million plus Ivan Perisic for the Belgian. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)11:00 UPDATE: Jorginho staying putChelsea midfielder Jorginho will not be leaving Stamford Bridge – even if Maurizio Sarri decides to go elsewhere!Sarri has been linked with the vacant job at Juventus and some have predicted the Italian manager would again bring Jorginho with him.“I have four years left on my contract,” Jorginho said. “I see this as a very positive campaign. It’s only natural that at a club like Chelsea, there is going to be all this pressure. There will always be criticism, but I remained calm and relaxed.”I’ll always have something new to learn and I’ve seen consistent growth throughout the season.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)10:45 UPDATE: Matthijs de Ligt improved offerManchester United have ramped up their efforts to sign Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt, reports claim.The 19-year-old Ajax skipper is widely expected to join teammate Frenkie de Jong at the Nou Camp next season.But with talks not progressing smoothly as expected – the Red Devils have upped the ante.Spanish newspaper Sport claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will ‘significantly improve’ their financial offer. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)10:30 UPDATE: Spurs double swoopTottenham are speaking to Barcelona about deals for Andre Gomes and Malcom, according to reports in Spain.Tottenham want Gomes, who has spent the past year on loan at their Premier League rivals Everton, to shore up their midfield.Gomes might be open to a move to Tottenham given his chances of making it at Barcelona are looking increasingly bleak.And it seems he could be followed to Spurs’ new White Hart Lane home by a fellow Nou Camp misfit, winger Malcom.Spanish newspaper Sport claim Tottenham have made the most of their negotiations with Barcelona to ask about Malcom. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)10:15 UPDATE: Ludovit Reis to signBarcelona are set to complete the signing of £6million-rated FC Groningen star Ludovit Reis today!Reis, a central midfielder, made 29 appearances for the Eredivisie side and looks set to follow in the footsteps of Ajax playmaker Frenkie de Jong.According to Spanish outlet Sport, Reis flew into Barcelona on Wednesday morning to complete a medical and finalise personal terms.The report adds that the 18-year-old will be presented to Barca fans at some point on Thursday. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)10:00 UPDATE: Felipe Anderson interestLiverpool are pondering a move for West Ham winger Felipe Anderson.The Daily Mail claim Jurgen Klopp’s side have been impressed with Anderson’s debut Premier League campaign.The Brazilian, who arrived for £36million last summer, netted nine goals and provided four assists in 36 league appearances.Anderson, 26, still has three years to run on his contract leaving West Ham in the driving seat when it comes to negotiations. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)09:45 UPDATE: Antonio Conte shortlistInter Milan are eyeing deals for Romelu Lukaku and Victor Moses.Sky Sports claim former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be installed as manager next week and he’s already targeting recruits.The Italian boss tried to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge but the striker opted for United instead.He also won the Premier League title with Moses at right wing-back and wants to use the same tactics in Serie A. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)09:30 UPDATE: Juve want PochJuventus are planning to scoop two of Tottenham’s most valuable players in a bid to secure Mauricio Pochettino, reports in Italy claim.Massimiliano Allegri will leave Juventus at the end of the season and Express Sport understands Juventus are eager to bring Mauricio Pochettino to the club.And in a bid to circumnavigate the termination clause in the Spurs boss’ contract, the Italian club are preparing bids for both Christian Eriksen and Kieran Trippier, according to Tutto Mercato Web.That would see Juventus hand over a sizeable fee to prise Eriksen or Trippier away from Tottenham, along with prime managerial target Pochettino. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)09:15: Kevin Strootman offeredManchester United and Everton have been offered the chance to sign Kevin Strootman on loan, according to reports.The Holland midfielder has been at Marseille since last summer but the club are struggling and looking to offload a number of players.And Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol tweeted: “Everton and Manchester United offered chance to sign Marseille/Holland midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan.“Marseille signed him from Roma for £23m last summer. Marseille need to cut costs after disappointing season.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)09:00 UPDATE: Ryan Kent delaySteven Gerrard could look to swoop for another Liverpool loanee this summer.The Light Blues boss brought Ryan Kent and Ovie Ejaria from Liverpool to Ibrox last summer, while he also picked up former Reds defender Jon Flanagan on a free transfer in January.Kent revealed he would be open to staying in Scotland as he declared that he does not want to continue being loaned out to different clubs.But with the £12million-rated forward’s future currently unclear, Gerrard is reportedly keen to take advantage of his Anfield ties to bring in another of the club’s wide men.Gerrard – who has a strong knowledge of the Liverpool academy having acted as under-18s boss for the Reds for a season – is said to be keen on Sheyi Ojo. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)08:45 UPDATE: Harry Wilson to… everyone!Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson is in demand.The Mirror are reporting that no less than SIX Premier League clubs are looking to secure his services this summer.Wilson, 22, enjoyed a profitable campaign on loan at Derby – netting 18 goals in all competitions to help Frank Lampard’s side reach the Championship play-off final.Its said that Bournemouth, Newcastle, Southampton, Brighton, Leicester and Wolves are interested in the £20million-rated winger. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)08:30 UPDATE: Jadon Sancho pursuit overJadon Sancho will NOT be joining Manchester United this summer.That’s according to ESPN FC, who claim the Red Devils have ended their pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund star.The report says that talks between the two parties failed to yield any results with Dortmund demanding between £80-90million to even consider selling the 19-year-old.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now look for alternative targets. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)08:15 UPDATE: Paul Pogba to Real Madrid latestManchester United are likely to accept a £160million or more offer for Paul Pogba from Real Madrid.That’s the opinion of Spanish football expert Guillem Balague who has opened up on the future of the midfielder.“Let me tell you the latest on Pogba,” Balague said on his YouTube channel. “Zinedine Zidane continues to say he’s the one I want.“He thinks that he may actually play with two holding midfielders, Casemiro and somebody else in the middle, perhaps Valverde, perhaps another one, and would allow Pogba to play in front of them.“That will be the plan. So if Real Madrid are serious about it and they want to put £160m plus on the table, I wonder if Manchester United will basically listen.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)08:00 UPDATE: Gianluigi Donnarumma to Man UtdManchester United are preparing to make a move for AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma amid reports David de Gea has turned down the club’s final contract offer.Donnarumma is under contract until 2024 but his salary, reported to be €6million (£5.3m) a year, could be too expensive to maintain if AC Milan miss out on the financial boosts that come with playing in the Champions League.Calciomercato reports a bid between €60m (£53m) and €70m (£62m) could be enough to tempt Milan into allowing their young keeper to leave Italy.Mancheser United’s interest in Donnarumma comes at a time when their own keeper David de Gea turned down the club’s final contract offer, reports The Sun. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)07:45 UPDATE: Wanted – Samuel ChukwuezeJurgen Klopp is interested in signing Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze.That’s according to the Metro, who claim Liverpool are prepared to AXE Xherdan Shaqiri to finance the deal.Shaqiri, 27, arrived from Stoke for a bargain £13million but after a relatively bright start – he found first-team opportunities limited.Now, it’s thought Liverpool would be happy to sell in order to sign rapid Nigerian international Chukwueze, 20. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)07:30 UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann conditionManchester United will only sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decides to play him alongside Marcus Rashford, according to journalist Duncan Castles.“We know that Manchester United have tried to get this player before,” he told The Transfer Window podcast.“I think the question I would have over whether they go for him this summer having been alerted to his availability is: do they have a place for him in the team?“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that he wants Rashford to be the point striker, to be the first-choice goalscorer for the team and I think unless your plan would be to play Griezmann alongside Rashford.”07:15 UPDATE: Maurizio Sarri latestChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will discuss his future with the club following the Europa League final against Arsenal as he wants “to know if they are happy” with him.Italian Sarri, who has two years remaining on his contract but who has been linked with a move to Juventus, insists he is content to remain at Stamford Bridge.The boss said: “I have two years of my contract here. I have no contract with other clubs. I have to speak with my club after the final. I want to know if they are happy with me.”Asked if he was happy to remain at Chelsea, he replied: “I’m very happy to stay in the Premier League, with Chelsea, one of the most important clubs in the Premier League.”Topics covered in part two of two…▪️ Where we are looking to strengthen▪️ Who is involved in our transfer process▪️ The situation with Ramsey▪️ Welbeck’s imminent departureOur managing director Vinai Venkatesham and head of football Raul Sanllehi talk to @laura_woodsy ������— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 22, 201907:00 UPDATE: Arsenal transfer talksArsenal have already started their summer recruitment plans and have enough “ammunition” to convince targets to join, according to head of football Raul Sanllehi.”What I can tell you is that we have identified very clearly and unanimously with our head coach and technical people, we know what we want to prioritise and we’re very clear on what our priorities are,” Sanllehi said.”We’re already in the market and we’re already talking with the people that can help us to cover those positions and I feel quite strong.”Many players really want us to be there also when we’re talking with them, but I feel quite strong on the inputs that I’m getting so far.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)06:45 UPDATE: Contract signedManchester United have announced Dutch midfielder Jackie Groenen has signed a pre-contract agreement to join their women’s team for next season.The 24-year-old has been with FFC Frankfurt in Germany since leaving Chelsea in 2015 after just over a year with the Blues.Groenen helped Holland win Euro 2017 and is part of their squad for this summer’s World Cup in France.She is set to become the first overseas signing for Casey Stoney’s United, who won the Women’s Championship in their inaugural season last term.

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