Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossipFriday, July 26Arsenal are set to make a bid for Everton Soares as Wilfried Zaha alternativeLiverpool are in talks to sell Harry WilsonBarcelona think Man Utd could sign Philippe CoutinhoTottenham are plotting an £80m bid for Juventus ace Paulo Dybala 22:10 UPDATE: Gareth Bale detailsGareth Bale’s contract with Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League will earn him over £1million-a-week in wages, it is thought.Bale is currently believed to earn up to £600,000-a-week at Real Madrid and takes home around €17m (£15.2m) a year.His deal in China will pay the Welshman a salary of €22million (£19.7m) across three years.And the Daily Mirror claim that will make him higher paid than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)21:50 UPDATE: Alfredo Morelos scoutedRangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been scouted by AC Milan.Steven Gerrard ran out of patience with the Colombian international’s poor disciplinary record last season but he is set on keeping him in Glasgow for another year to boost his hopes of clinching silverware.Morelos scored 30 goals in all competitions last time out but revealed his desire to play at the highest while on international duty.The 22-year-old has been in impressive form during Rangers’ Europa League qualifiers and already has four goals for the season, but he could fancy a move after missing out on Colombia’s Copa America squad.In worrying news for Gers fans one of the most famous clubs in world football are considering a move for their star striker, with AC Milan scouts present for their wins over both St Joseph’s and Progres Niederkorn.The Evening Times have claimed that Milan have not yet made a bid for the forward but remain interested, with Gerrard not willing to sell for anything less than £15million. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)21:35 UPDATE: Real Madrid’s Rodriguez rethinkReal Madrid will keep James Rodriguez after Marco Asensio’s injury, according to El Chiringuito’s Josep Pedrerol.The Colombian play-maker has spent the last two years at Bayern Munich and was expected to leave again this summer.Napoli and Atletico Madrid were both linked with the star, who cost Madrid around £60m back in 2014.But Los Blancos will now keep Rodriguez and offer him a chance to revive his Bernabeu career.That’s with Asensio having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Arsenal this week, which is set to sideline him for the bulk of the new campaign. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)21:20 UPDATE: Griezmann settlingSergio Busquets says Antoine Griezmann is settling well at the Nou Camp after his big-money move from Atletico Madrid earlier this month.Barca are currently out in the Far East on a pre-season tour, with Griezmann having made his debut in a win over Chelsea this week.Busquets said: “Bringing in good players is going to make us better as a group and, in the end, [Ernesto Valverde] is the one who’s going to have it tough when it comes to picking the team, but these are good problems [to have].”We all have to work to get used to each other and improve, not just Griezmann because he comes from another club.”We have to come together, and the three new signings are integrating well, getting used to their new philosophy and dressing room.”They are integrating very well, they’re great team-mates and it’s a pleasure for us.”Barca and Griezmann face Andres Iniesta’s Vissel Kobe tomorrow (10am UK time). Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)21:05 UPDATE: Bale headed for the Far EastGareth Bale is set to join Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League, according to reports.Spanish newspaper Marca claim the Welshman is to pen a three-year deal which will earn him €22m (£19.7m) per season.It is said the deal is so advanced that only the finer details remain need finalising. Real Madrid want Bale out with the winger not in Zinedine Zidane’s plans this term. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)20:45 UPDATE: Pogba to Real MadridReal Madrid remain confident they can secure a deal to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United.That’s according to reports from ESPN FC, who say Zinedine Zidane has convinced Florentino Perez in talks to push for a transfer.The report says Perez told Zidane during a meeting in Montreal last week that it would be “difficult” to do a deal with Real Madrid having spent big already and United keen to keep the Frenchman.But Zidane has asked the Los Blancos hierarchy to do their all and sources have told ESPN FC that there is a feeling a deal can be reached although United want over £150million. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)20:20 UPDATE: Neymar move hinges on CoutinhoNeymar is “in limbo” as his desired return to Barcelona all depends on Philippe Coutinho, claims French football expert Jonathan Johnson.Barcelona are said to the Brazilian’s preferred destination as he looks to leave Paris Saint-Germain despite joining the French club from Barca for around £198million two years ago.Reports claim the La Liga champions are willing to offer cash plus two players to PSG for Neymar and Johnson says Coutinho is the key to any deal of that kind happening.“Neymar is in limbo,” Johnson said on Sky Sports News. “PSG are waiting for an offer to be put forward from an interested club, notably Barcelona. “At this moment in time, as Leonardo pointed out, there has been no real change in the situation, no solid offer has been put in front of PSG. “It seems obvious that Barcelona at this moment are only in a position where they are going to be able to use players as the main bargaining chip to land the Brazilian. “The player that seems to have the unanimity at the moment for a deal like this is Coutinho. He’d be the key chip sort of in any potential deal. The other player that I think would make a lot of sense for PSG [is Semedo].“It’s certainly a position they’re looking to strengthen in since Dani Alves left on a free transfer, so Semedo is somebody else that PSG might be hoping that Barcelona will be willing to sacrifice in order to make this deal possible.” Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)20:00 UPDATE: Liverpool told to sign CoutinhoJamie Carragher believes Liverpool should explore the possibility of re-signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona – at the right price.Coutinho left the Reds for Barca for around £142million in January 2018 but could be on his way out of the Nou Camp just 18 months later.“I’d bring Coutinho back, yeah. If the opportunity was there,” Liverpool legend Carragher told Off The Ball.“Only if it was a good deal for Liverpool. Liverpool got a great deal when he was going. “If you could get a good deal coming back [then I’d do it] because I think he’s better than the options Liverpool have of that type within the squad. “I think it’d give everyone a massive lift. “It’s just another goal threat from a different area that Liverpool don’t have.” Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)19:45 UPDATE: Maguire to Man Utd deal expectedHarry Maguire’s move to Manchester United will go through, according to former Hull City team-mate Michael Dawson.United had a £70million rejected for the England defender earlier this month with Leicester holding out for in excess of £80m.Dawson told Sky Sports News: “You’re thinking it will happen now because of the figures that are being bandied around, you’re going to wonder how Leicester can turn that down.“And one thing I would like to say is you’ve seen him play in all of the pre-season friendlies. You’ve seen some players trying to force moves by refusing to play. That’s one thing Harry has not done. “He’s one of those characters, keeps his head down and works. When it does happen, which I do believe it will, because of the kind of figures and how can you stop a player like Harry, what he’s done for them, to go and play for a team like Manchester United, [it’s] a massive, massive football club.“The figure that is being banded is incredible but rightly so after the few years he’s had at Leicester and obviously the World Cup he had last year.” Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)19:30 UPDATE: Arsenal optimismArsenal are set for a busy final fortnight of the transfer window, say reports.The Gunners announced the signings of Dani Ceballos and William Saliba yesterday.And according to The Independent, Unai Emery is quietly optimistic that three more signings will follow in time for the new Premier League campaign.One of those is Wilfried Zaha, who Arsenal have already had a number of bids rejected for by Crystal Palace.Kieran Tierney is another deal Emirates Stadium chiefs believe they can get over the line. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)19:15 UPDATE: Rugani’s agent speaks outDaniele Rugani’s agent refused to rule out a summer exit for his client amid reports he could leave Juventus for Arsenal before the closure of the transfer window on August 8.Gunners manager Unai Emery is said to have added the Italian centre-back, 24, to his list of targets as he looks to bolster a backline that struggled badly at times last season.And his agent, Davide Torchia gave a cryptic response when asked about the growing interest in his player.”In football, everyone does their part,” he said. “If there is a company that really wants a player, he picks up the phone, takes a plane and goes to the other club’s office.“Then later, the footballer and his agent come on the scene.” Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)18:50 UPDATE: West Ham deal delayedWest Ham’s hopes of signing New York Red Bulls centre-back Aaron Long have been hit by problems.Sky Sports News claim that the Hammers are having difficult completing a deal because he cannot get a work permit at the moment.The 26-year-old has a £4m release clause in his MLS contract.Sky Sports claim Long wants to move to the Premier League but West Ham face competition for his signature from across Europe in Marseille, Fiorentina, Rennes and Lyon. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)18:25 UPDATE: Klopp keen to keep WilsonLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has promised Harry Wilson game-time if he stays at the club, according to reports.Liverpool have opened talks with Newcastle United and Aston Villa over the 22-year-old winger, say Sky Sports News.And according to the Mirror, the German coach has told Wilson he will get an opportunity if he stays with the Merseyside outfit after one-to-one discussions.Liverpool’s stance is that they will not loan Wilson out again, with the Welshman having been at Hull City and Derby County in the last two years.Klopp is said to have told Wilson that he plans to ease the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mane and Salah back into the side at the early part of the season following their international involvements over the summer.And that will allow the former under-23s captain plenty of chances to prove he warrants consistent minutes in Liverpool’s senior squad.The report adds, however, that Klopp knows Wilson wants to take the next step and that a move to a Premier League club could prove attractive, particularly if he is promised an important role. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)17:55 UPDATE: Tierney to Arsenal latestCeltic boss Neil Lennon has revealed Arsenal have not made any more bids for Kieran Tierney despite the Gunners securing two transfers on ThursdayArsenal boss Unai Emery signed Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan from Real Madrid. William Saliba has also joined Arsenal in a £27million permanent deal but returns to Saint-Etienne on loan.Lennon, meanwhile, has revealed there has been no further offers from the north London club for left-back Tierney over the past week.He said: “There is a lot of speculation – that is going to rumble on – and I am sort of at ad nauseam of answering the same questions over and over at every press conference,” Lennon said.”It is as you were a week ago. Two bids have been in and two bids have been rejected. That is where we are.”If there is interest in him then other clubs may come in or Arsenal may come again. I can’t predict that.”At the minute he is working away in the background and it is difficult for him to keep focused at times because he is only human. But we are supporting him all we can.”You always have a contingency plan for cases and work out other options if that worst-case scenario were to happen. Yes, having that extra two or three weeks later on in the window might be beneficial.” Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)17:40 UPDATE: Dean Henderson done dealManchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has rejoined Sheffield United on loan for this season.The goalkeeper has also signed a new contract with Man Utd, which runs until 2022.Henderson spent last season on loan with the Blades as they were promoted to the Premier League but the club are hopeful he can be their No 1 shot-stopper in the future.He said: “The club has been amazing in designing an individual pathway to aid my development which will enable me to reach my potential and perform at the highest level possible.”Signing this contract is such a proud moment for myself and my family; I’ve worked so hard to reach this point and I want to do everything I can to repay the faith the club has shown in me.“I am looking forward to being back at Bramall Lane, the opportunity to be reunited with the coaches and play in front of the amazing fans again is one that I am relishing.”I cannot wait to enjoy a full season of Premier League football which I know will be hugely beneficial for my career.” Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)17:25 UPDATE: Sarri on DybalaJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri appears to be planning for life with Paulo Dybala in his team despite interest from Tottenham and Manchester United.Tottenham are said to be leading the chase for Dybala having made contact with the Italian giants over what would be a club-record deal.He is also a long-term target for Manchester United and reports Italy say manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to team him up with Marcus Rashford in an all-star attack.However, Sarri’s recent comments suggest he is key to his plans as he prepares for his first season in charge of the Serie A champions.Sarri said: “I think Dybala can play as a false nine quite comfortably.”We can also set up the attack slightly differently, with the 4-3-1-2 and Dybala playing on the right of a front two.”We’ll try to give continuity to the good things we did in the second half [against Tottenham] in Singapore.” Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)17:00 UPDATE: Liverpool in transfer talksLiverpool are in talks with Newcastle United and Aston Villa over the sale of Harry Wilson, according to reports.Wilson scored 18 goals and laid on six assists in all competitions last term on loan at Derby County, who reached the Championship play-off final.But with such competition for places in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, Liverpool are open to the sale of Wilson.The Liverpool Echo have previously reported that the Reds would want £25million for the Welshman. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)16:45 UPDATE: Pep Guardiola on Dani AlvesManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has all but ruled out a move for Dani Alves despite hailing him as an “incredible player”.Arsenal and Tottenham have also been linked with 36-year-old right-back who is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.Alves and Guardiola worked together at Barcelona and the pair have been persistently linked with a reunion at the Etihad.However, Guardiola insists he is not looking for a right-back because he already has enough options in that area.“All the important clubs in the world knows his situation and the incredible player he is,” the City manager said.“He is an extraordinary person, but we already have two incredible full-backs.”16:20 UPDATE: Tottenham plan Paulo Dybala bidTottenham are reportedly preparing a bid for Juventus ace Paulo Dybala.That’s according to The Times, with Dybala also linked with Manchester United.Spurs have yet to to make contact with Serie A champions Juve about the 25-year-old.The Times claim Spurs see their chances of signing Dybala as slim but want to make a statement of intent.They would have to pay over £80m to sign the Argentine. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)16:05 UPDATE: Arsenal scrap Zaha plans?Arsenal look set to move on from Wilfried Zaha this summer as they ready a bid for an alternative winger.According to the Mirror, Gunners chiefs are keen to pursue a £36million deal to sign Everton Soares from Gremio after his impressive Copa America campaign.The 23-year-old winger finished as top scorer as Brazil took home the Copa America title and also scored 15 goals in 31 matches last season at club level.Zaha had been Arsenal’s top target but Crystal Palace want £80m for the player, who is also of interest to Everton, who are said to be plotting a £60m bid. Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY) 15:45 UPDATE: Klopp on Liverpool transfersJurgen Klopp have been quiet in the transfer window – and the Liverpool boss says it is because their business has been about keeping their current squad together.For the first time in the Premier League era the Reds have not lost a key player in the wake of a title challenge.”That’s actually our transfers, these are our transfers,” the German said when asked about his recent dealings.“In our case it was [that] these are our transfers. “These new contracts, keeping these boys here, was a strong, strong signal for the outside world. It’s a wonderful sign, to be honest.“I like the fact that these boys are really in a good football age, they won this cup, which is good. It helps of course because it increases your basis.” Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal bid, Liverpool in talks, Coutinho to Man Utd, Spurs £80m move (Image: GETTY)15:30 UPDATE: Coutinho to Man UtdBarcelona reckon only three clubs can afford to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer.The Brazil international has struggled to impress at the Nou Camp after quitting Liverpool in January 2018.Barcelona have been tipped to sell the playmaker this summer as the Spanish giants look to create funds for a move for Neymar.And according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona want £107m (€120m) for Coutinho this summer.The Spanish giants supposedly believe only Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG could stump up the money to sign Coutinho in the coming weeks, however.

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