Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossipThursday, July 11Real Madrid will need to break the Spanish transfer record to sign Paul PogbaZinedine Zidane’s side will have to pay £160million for the French midfielderArsenal are hoping to hijack Everton’s move for Barcelona winger MalcomJurgen Klopp is considering bringing in a versatile forward this summer03:05 UPDATE: Hammers still want Gomez West Ham have not given up on signing Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.Reports earlier this week claimed a deal had fallen through, with La Liga side Valencia said to have won the race for the Celta Vigo striker.“We know West Ham United have been trying to sign Maxi Gomez,” Solhekol said. “They’re willing to pay £45m for him.“The latest information last night was that West Ham United had missed out on him.”They thought that he was going to Valencia.“I’ve just received a five-word text message from somebody very close to senior officials at West Ham United.“They say West Ham ‘still trying to get Gomez’.“West Ham have not given up on trying to sign Maxi Gomez, according to somebody who should know.” Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd £160m move, Liverpool deal announced, Neymar to Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)02:15 UPDATE: Zaha doubtSky Sports News report that sources close to Wilfried Zaha are are doubtful Arsenal can afford to sign the Ivorian from Crystal Palace this summer.The Gunners had a £40million bid rejected for him this month with Palace standing firm on their £80m valuation.Sky Sports News claim the Eagles have no interest in taking players from Arsenal as part of a player-plus-cash deal that for Zaha.The 26-year-old was an Arsenal fan growing up and is thought to be keen on a move. Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd £160m move, Liverpool deal announced, Neymar to Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)01:30 UPDATE: Madrid need to sell, sell, sell to get PogbaPaul Pogba’s proposed move from Manchester United to Real Madrid is reportedly being held up for two reasons.Pogba seems certain to leave Old Trafford despite Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being keen to keep hold of him.The French midfielder recently admitted he wants a new challenge after three years at Manchester United.Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has also said that his client wants out with Real Madrid keen on the World Cup winner.And Goal claim that United need to be willing to discuss terms for Pogba before a move is made.It’s also reported that Real Madrid need to push through more sales before moving forward with a deal.Manchester United are believed to have refused to even talk about an exit for Pogba.But Madrid know they can’t fit Pogba into their squad until they get rid of more players.Goal add that Real need to raise around £140m to pursue Pogba and keep within Financial Fair Play regulations.Gareth Bale, Isco and James Rodriguez are among the candidates to depart.23:00 UPDATE: Solskjaer desperate for MaguireOle Gunnar Solskjaer has made a series of defensive plans for next season which are built around Harry Maguire.According to the Evening Standard, Solskjaer is said to be desperate to build his defence around Maguire.The Norwegian knows he is fighting a difficult battle in the club’s attempts to sign the England international.Manchester United have been tracking Maguire since last summer, when Jose Mourinho made an approach to sign him after the World Cup.Yet the centre-back’s value seems to just carry on increasing with every Premier League and England match that goes by.That’s seen Leicester demand in excess of £90million from United to seal the signing. Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd £160m move, Liverpool deal announced, Neymar to Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)21.00 UPDATE: Barcelona make Coutinho decisionBarcelona have decided Philippe Coutinho is done at the Nou Camp, according to Marca.Coutinho has struggled since joining Barcelona 18 months ago and could now be used as part of the deal to see Neymar return.Barca claim Barcelona have decided that Coutinho is no longer in the club’s plans and they are trying to sign Antoine Griezmann and Neymar.Coutinho joined from Liverpool for £142 but they are unlikely to get their money back in any deal. Transfer news live: Philippe Coutinho could be heading out of Barcelona (Image: GETTY)18:15 UPDATE: Darren Moore appointedLeague One Doncaster have appointed Darren Moore as their new manager.The 45-year-old replaces Grant McCann, who left to take over at Hull last month.Former West Brom manager Moore played over 80 games for Rovers in the mid-1990s and is delighted to back at the club.He told Doncaster’s website: “It feels really good to be back, having been here before as a player to be back as the manager is an honour for me.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)18:00 UPDATE: Done Deal – Origi signsDivock Origi has committed his future to Liverpool after signing a new long-term contract.The Belgium international had entered the final 12 months of his old deal and was stalling on the offer of a new one because of concerns over playing time.Last season Origi earned himself cult-hero status with an added-time derby winner against Everton before scoring twice in the 4-0 Champions League semi-final second leg success over Barcelona and then again in the final victory over Tottenham in Madrid.There is no release clause in the contract, something which had been rumoured as being under consideration by the Belgian, and the club take this as a sign of his long-term commitment.“I’m very happy to be able to sign this contract and it gives you a boost at the beginning of the season, as well as the end of the season last year. So I’m very happy,” Origi said.Divock Origi has committed his future to the Reds. ������— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 10, 201917:45 UPDATE: Dani Ceballos updateTottenham transfer target Dani Ceballos has dropped a major hint over his future after appearing in a photo next to a London landmark on his Instagram page.Mauricio Pochettino is trying to sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid this summer.The 22-year-old is unlikely to feature in Zinedine Zidane’s plans this season, and the Spaniard is looking for at least one season away from the Santiago Bernabeu.Ceballos has peaked the interest of fans after dropping a possible transfer hint about this future.He was pictured next to a red telephone box, which are a common sight in London.But, Spurs fans shouldn’t get too excited just yet, as the photo, which he uploaded onto his Instagram page, may not be exactly what it seems.The Real Madrid midfielder was actually visiting Florida’s Universal Studios, and was pictured in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of the theme park. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)17:30 UPDATE: Sean Longstaff valuationSean Longstaff’s price-tag keeps rising.That’s according to the Chronicle, who claim Newcastle are now demanding £50million for the midfielder.Originally Longstaff was expected to cost roughly £20m but that’s now doubled.The report also claims that Newcastle still haven’t received a bid for their 21-year-old. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)17:15 UPDATE: No Neymar changes…Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says nothing has changed in the Neymar situation.Bartomeu was asked to comment on claims that PSG were happy too offload the wantaway Brazilian during Neto’s official presentation.”We’re presenting Neto,” he responded. “Nothing has changed regarding PSG and Neymar since what I said last Friday.”Speaking last Friday, Bartomeu said: “We know Neymar wants to leave PSG, but we also know that PSG don’t want him to leave.“We don’t like talking about players from other clubs, just as we don’t like other clubs talking about our players. There’s no Neymar case.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)17:00 UPDATE: Maxi Gomez sagaThe Maxi Gomez saga is close to a conclusion.Wets Ham had been willing to meet his £44million release clause – but their instalment plan wasn’t accepted by Celta Vigo.Now, Noticias Celta claim Gomez is set to sign for Valencia.Gomez has been on a fishing trip but is expected to sign the paperwork today.16:45 UPDATE: Everton want Nicolas PepeAmbitions plans at Goodison Park.According to the Telegraph, Everton are looking to sign Lille star Nicolas Pepe.The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international has been linked with Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United in the past few months.But it’s Marco Silva’s side who could snap up his services for a club record fee of £58million.Pepe isn’t the only left-footed attacker Everton are considering – Ajax’s David Neres, Lyon forward Bertrand Traore and Barcelona’s Malcom are also on the shortlist. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)16:15 UPDATE: Too hot for MilitaoEder Militao nearly passed out at his own unveiling at the Bernabeu.Real Madrid’s new £43million recruit, who completed his medical earlier today, was visibly struggling during a press conference.The Brazilian defender, 21, claimed he was feeling dizzy and needed to make a quick exit.“I’m feeling dizzy,” he said. “This is quite an emotional day for me.”16:00 UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku wants outRomelu Lukaku is desperate to leave Manchester United.And that’s because he feels undermined by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to make Marcus Rashford his top centre-forward.The Sun claim Lukaku is ‘hell-bent on leaving’ this summer to join Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan.Solskjaer is believed to have held crunch talks with the 26-year-old – but Lukaku still wants to leave as soon as possible. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)15:45 UPDATE: Leicester target PraetLeicester have expressed interest in Sampdoria star Dennis Praet.Praet has been scouted by Arsenal several times this season but Brendan Rodgers’ side could deliver the first blow.Sky Sports claim Leicester are ‘pushing’ for his signature – that’s expected to cost around £15million.AC Milan are also believed to be interested. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)15:30 UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes boostManchester United have received a boost in their drawn-out pursuit of Bruno Fernandes after Sporting Lisbon identified a replacement for the midfielder.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in signing the Sporting captain, who has a release clause of £31.5million (€34m).The Primeira Liga club are holding out for more than that fee but will have to pay the player £4.5m (€5m) in compensation as a result.And in preparation of his departure, Sporting have identified a replacement for the 24-year-old.According to Italian sports channel SportItalia, that player is believed to be Palmero playmaker Aleksandar Trajkovski. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)15:15 UPDATE: Harry Maguire deal inevitableManchester United have been handed a major transfer boost in their pursuit if Leicester star Harry Maguire.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to sign a new centre-back and have already seen their opening £70million bid rejected by Leicester for England international Maguire.The Foxes are demanding up to £90m for the 26-year-old this summer.However, according to The Sun, Leicester chiefs privately accept Maguire will leave the King Power Stadium.The Foxes are confident of making United cough up £85m, despite Maguire being desperate to join the Red Devils. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)15:00 UPDATE: Kieran Tierney latestCeltic boss Neil Lennon sounds unfazed by Arsenal’s interest in defender Kieran Tierney.The Gunners had been tipped to sign the 22-year-old full-back but there’s been little progress since their £15million bid was rejected in June.And Lennon confirms that.”I have taken no notice of the headlines. I am well aware of where we are in terms of the situation,” Lennon said.”It’s as you were. Kieran is getting on with his rehabilitation and we are getting on with what we have to do here.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)14:45 UPDATE: William Saliba transferArsenal are set to complete the signing of William Saliba and the fee won’t eat into Unai Emery’s transfer budget.The centre-back will join from Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne but it’s believed he will return to the club on loan.It comes with Emery given a reported £45million budget for this summer’s transfer window.But BBC report that Arsenal will pay for Saliba in instalments and it means that the reported £27m fee for the 18-year-old will not all leave the Emirates bank account this summer.Arsenal have made just one signing so far this summer in the shape of young Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)14:30 UPDATE: Mario Lemina latestSouthampton wantaway Mario Lemina wants to stay in the Premier League.Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester are linked with the midfielder, who is thought to be available for £18million.And his latest interview with France Football will give the trio a greater hope of securing his signature.“I did not join the players on the tour in agreement with the manager. He wants to build his squad with players who want to stay at the club, so he put me to one side,” Lemina said.“I am not scared, I made a decision and I take full responsibility for it. I decided to tell the club representatives that I wanted to leave, there is no turning back.“Certainly [my priority is to stay in the Premier League] it is an exceptionally interesting league. The best thing for me would be to stay here, but I don’t close the door on any club, or any country.”14:15 UPDATE: Steve Bruce to NewcastleNewcastle are ready to make an approach to Sheffield Wednesday as they attempt to appoint Steve Bruce as Rafael Benitez’s replacement.The 58-year-old Owls boss is the man at the top of the Magpies’ shortlist and that formal contact is imminent, with the club due to embark on their Premier League Asia Trophy trip to China on Saturday.It is understood they would have to pay compensation of around £1million to release the Corbridge-born former Manchester United defender from his current contract.Some bookmakers suspended betting on Bruce’s appointment on Tuesday after a flurry of bets saw him installed as odds-on favourite to fill the vacancy at St James’ Park. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)14:00 UPDATE: Mario Lemina snubSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina has made a decision on his future.Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs who have enquired about the wantaway 25-year-old, who arrived on the south coast from Juventus for £15million.Saints boss Ralph Hassenhuttl wants his future resolved by next week when the club returns from pre-season tour of Austria.And the Daily Star claim Lemina would rather join Manchester United ahead of Unai Emery’s Arsenal. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)13:45 UPDATE: Wanted – BielikChampionship clubs are queuing up to sign Arsenal midfielder Krystian Bielik.That’s according to the Daily Telegraph, who claim four sides want the 21-year-old on a season-long loan.Bielik impressed during a spell with Charlton last season and this summer’s Under-21 Championships and will be allowed to leave on loan again.Brentford, Derby, Middlesbrough and West Brom have all been credited with interest. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)13:30 UPDATE: Frenkie de Jong dreamed of ArsenalFrenkie de Jong thought he would follow in the footsteps of Marc Overmars by playing for Arsenal before joining Barcelona.The 22-year-old signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp after Barcelona paid Ajax £67million for his signature.But he didn’t envisage it happening this way.“In my mind I have had the following list for a long time: Ajax-Arsenal-Barcelona, ​​call it the Marc Overmars route,” De Jong told Voetbal International.“But then again, if you can go directly to Barcelona, ​​then you are right where you want to be. Faster than you ever dared to dream.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)13:15 UPDATE: DDG contract boostOle Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that David De Gea will soon sign a new contract with Manchester United.The Old Trafford giants have offered the 28-year-old a new and improved deal in an attempt to finally agree upon a contract extension.Asked about De Gea’s situation, United boss Solskjaer said: “David has had a summer now where he’s been negotiating and thinking about his contract, so we hope that we’re going to get it sorted soon.”I’m positive. Of course, with David, I’ve said many times how lucky I am and how happy we are to have him in the goal, so we hope he stays here for many years.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)13:00 UPDATE: Done Deal – Wolves sign DaiWolves have announced the signing of midfielder Tsun Dai from Oxford.The Hong Kong national, who spent the second half of last season on loan at FC Utrecht, put pen to paper on a two-year deal and has joined up with Rob Edwards’ under-23 squad.Before signing his first professional contract with Bury in 2017, Dai developed his game with both Eastern Sports Club and Kitchee Sports Club prior to his move to England in 2012.Dai’s time with the Shakers five years later saw him become the second Hong Kong national to feature in the English football league, after former Blackpool forward Cheung Chi Doy in 1960.12:45 UPDATE: Mariano Diaz availableUnai Emery has reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz.Arsenal manager Unai Emery is looking to strengthen several areas of his squad this summer but with an allocated £45million transfer budget he has been restricted as to which players he can target.As a result Emery could be tempted by Real Madrid’s offer of Mariano Diaz, who they are willing to let leave Spanish capital for a reduced fee of just £18m.Zinedine Zidane has been overseeing an overhaul of his squad as well this summer and has deemed Diaz surplus to requirements at the club. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)12:30 UPDATE: Real Madrid want NeymarReal Madrid have reignited their pursuit of Neymar.That’s the shock claim from Spanish newspaper Sport, who claim Zinedine Zidane’s side have opened talks with Neymar’s representatives.Barcelona were considered the only destination for the Brazilian superstar, who wants to leave the Parc des Princes after two seasons.But Sport claim Real Madrid are now firmly in the running.Real president Florentino Perez failed on two occasions to sign Neymar – but Sport think he holds a significant advantage because PSG would rather sell to Los Blancos instead. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)12:15 UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann release clauseBarcelona could have a deal in place to sign Antoine Griezmann this week.Sport claim the Catalan giants plan to activate Griezmann’s release clause in the next two days.Griezmann’s buy-out clause dropped from £171million to £107m on July 1 and the player himself caused outrage when failing to report for pre-season last week.Barcelona want Griezmann to join for Ernesto Valverde’s pre-season preparations and plan to ‘execute the operation between Thursday and Friday of this week’ claim Sport. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)12:00 UPDATE: Mesut Ozil too expensiveArsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will not be joining Fenerbahce.That’s according to the Turkish Super Lig side, who admit they can’t afford the former Germany international.A statement from the Super Lig side read: “Mesut Ozil, with his career and standing, successfully represents our country abroad. He is an important value known with the identity of Fenerbahce.”However, Fenerbahce does not have a proposal for Mesut Ozil. Under the current economic conditions, such a step is not possible for both parties.”Our president, Ali Koc, made statements on the subject in the WinWin program held on June 20 and emphasised that this could not be realised in the short term.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)11:45 UPDATE: Paul Pogba valuationReal Madrid will need to break the Spanish transfer record to sign Manchester United star Paul Pogba.That’s according to Marca, who claim Zinedine Zidane’s side will have to pay an astronomical £160million for the French midfielder.The current highest transfer fee paid by a Spanish club remains Philippe Coutinho’s £130million move from Liverpool in January 2018.But Pogba, who recently revealed his desire to find a new challenge elsewhere, could eclipse that if Real Madrid meet United’s valuation.The boss says we’re in the ideal place to prepare for the upcoming campaign. ������ #MUFC #MUTOUR— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 201911:30 UPDATE: Arsenal hijackArsenal are hoping to hijack Everton’s move for Malcom.Marco Silva’s Toffees are reported to have prepared a £31million bid for the Barcelona outcast.However, Unai Emery thinks the Brazilian is the ideal alternative to £80m-rated Wilfried Zaha.And The Sun claim the Gunners are trying to persuade Malcom behind the scenes to delay a move to Goodison Park while they negotiate a ‘staggered payment’ plan with Barcelona. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)11:15 UPDATE: One position to fill…Jurgen Klopp has not sanctioned any major transfer deals so far this summer but there is one area of his squad he could still look to do business.The Reds have only signed teenage centre-back Sepp van den Berg for a fee potentially rising to £4.4million so far.However, the Liverpool Echo insist a versatile forward remains a possibility.They describe an addition in the position as being tentatively on the agenda although Liverpool are not after any particular targets as it stands.In addition to Nicolas Pepe, the European champions have been linked with the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay and once again Nabil Fekir.



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