Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossipWednesday, July 17Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign NeymarPSG want to recoup the £200m they paid to sign Neymar in 2017Arsenal have agreed a fee with Gremio for Everton SoaresSimon Mignolet’s agent says player wants first-team footballSteve Bruce has been appointed as Newcastle’s new head coach20:25 UPDATE: Harry Maguire to Man Utd requestJonathan Spector says his old club Manchester United should not pay too much for defensive target Harry Maguire.”I was actually a bit surprised by [the Maguire approach]. I think he’s a very good central defender and he has proven himself at the international level as well, but a part of me thought that they would go abroad to fill that role,” Spector said.”I thought they would potentially be chasing someone like [Matthijs] De Ligt but Maguire is a good player and I think he could be good for the club, but only for the right price.”It seems like English players command a premium and if they could get him for the right price, I think it would be a good buy.” Transfer News: Harry Maguire is top of Manchester United’s wish list (Image: GETTY)18:35 UPDATE: Newcastle transfer budgetNew Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has a sizeable kitty at his disposal as he seeks to make a splash in the transfer market this summer.“[Bruce] will have a healthier budget than some of his predecessors, that’s for sure,” Sky Sports reporter Tim Thornton.“It’s our understanding he will have £50m plus the £30m from the sale of Ayoze Perez and then the £11m that was left over from last season.“So up to £91m to spend and some of that spending could happen pretty quickly as well.” Transfer News: Steve Bruce has taken charge of boyhood club Newcastle (Image: GETTY)17:20 UPDATE: Arsene Wenger to return to Arsenal?Arsenal should bring back former manager Arsene Wenger to head up their transfer strategy, says Gunners hero Charlie Nicholas.“I would have simply have said: ‘Well, why don’t you go after Arsene Wenger?’,” Nicholas said. “Wenger still knows the game inside out and people will say ‘well, he wanted to leave Arsenal’.“Yeah he did at that time as a manager, it was painful because he felt hurt and damaged. But I still think he loves the club.“If Arsene Wenger sits in a room with these different players that we are trying to attract, if he’s sitting in a room representing Arsenal Football Club, I think we’d get more of a say and more a feel that they can generally attract these players.” Transfer News: Arsene Wenger has been backed to go back to Arsenal in a backroom role (Image: GETTY)16:45 UPDATE: Celtic boss makes Arsenal target claimCeltic boss Neil Lennon seems to think Manchester United overpaid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka as his own defender Kieran Tierney is on the market for half the price.“Kieran has already achieved a hell of a lot. He has a price and a valuation and the way the market is in England, it could even look like a bargain when you think of Wan-Bissaka going for £50m,” Lennon said.“That is a lot of money and we feel Kieran is a far more experienced and rounded full-back at this juncture in his career. We’re certainly not going to be pushed over in any negotiations.“There’s no question Kieran could play in the Premier League. We’ve had van Dijk, Wanyama, Forster, Hooper, Dembele – and Kieran is as good and in that bracket.” Transfer News: Arsenal want to buy Kieran Tierney from Celtic this summer (Image: GETTY)16:15 UPDATE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops hintOle Gunnar Solskjaer has dropped a big hint Manchester United will not replace wantaway Romelu Lukaku with a new signing.“[Mason Greenwood has] got a chance to start that game against Chelsea, definitely,” said Solskjaer. “He’s capable, more than capable.“He’ll always be there, in and around the box, creating chances. I won’t say that that’s not a possibility.“It’s a good possibility if he keeps going as he does. It’s difficult to keep players out if they keep playing well.” Transfer News: Mason Greenwood might replace Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United (Image: GETTY)15:50 UPDATE: Kieran Trippier on the moveKieran Trippier’s time at Tottenham is at an end and his move to Atletico Madrid will be announced later today, says BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein.“Kieran Trippier’s move from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid is a done deal – England right-back has passed his medical and signed a four-year contract in a deal worth ~£20m plus add-ons, ending his four-year spell at Spurs,” Ornstein wrote on Twitter.“Transfer to be announced this evening.”Trippier was also linked with Napoli and Juventus but is now poised to swap the Premier League for La Liga, rather than Serie A. Transfer News: Tottenham are selling Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid (Image: GETTY)15:45 UPDATE: Two Man Utd deals?Manchester United could sign two centre-backs ahead of next season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to bolster his defence.United transfer expert Mark Ogden said: “Well they looked at Matthijs de Ligt, rather ambitiously in thinking they could get him out of Ajax because they had a big queue ahead of them.“PSG, Barcelona and Juventus, where it looks like he’s heading. De Ligt’s gone, Toby Alderweireld has got a £25m release clause at Tottenham.“He would be a perfect fit for United. Yes he’s had his injury problems but for that sort of money you would think that he’s an absolute no-brainer. They could potentially do both, [Harry] Maguire and Alderweireld. Transfer News: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could lure two defenders to Manchester United (Image: GETTY)15:40 UPDATE: Mino Raiola speaks outMino Raiola has denied Matthijs de Ligt was ever likely to join Barcelona as the Ajax defender gets set to link up with Juventus.”Barcelona? You all wrote so much bullsh*t!” Raiola told reporters when asked in Turin if De Ligt is making the right decision by signing for Juventus.”It’s not a question of who wanted him most, but Juve are the best team for him. For a defender it is important to come to Italy. If you are to become the greatest in the world, it is a necessary stage.”He’s the number one among the youngsters. He’s like [Pavel] Nedved, maybe more than him, for his mentality and he’s like Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] for his ambition. He has it all.” Transfer News: Matthijs de Ligt is about to join Juventus from Ajax (Image: GETTY)11:15 UPDATE: Four more dealsUnai Emery insists Arsenal are working to bring in “three or four” players before the start of the new season.So far this summer the Gunners have only signed 18-year-old forward Gabriel Martinelli despite being linked with a host of names.Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, Kieran Tierney of Celtic and young Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba have all attracted attention from the Emirates Stadium hierarchy this summer.”We are working, the club is working with the possibility to sign some new players to help us,” he said. “Really, I can say to our supporters that we are going to have a very good team with the players that are there now and also with three or four players who can help us in a few days.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)10:45 UPDATE: Primetime to sell!Manchester United have decided what they will do with transfer target Bruno Fernandes as Sporting prepare to green light a deal.It’s no secret that Fernandes has been identified by Manchester United as a top target but it’s believed they’re still yet to make a formal approach to sign him.According to Sky Sports man Dharmesh Sheth, Fernandes’ club Sporting are even prepared to sell should an offer finally arrive.“More from Sporting Lisbon’s side, there is a feeling that this is the primetime to sell Bruno Fernandes,” he said on the Transfer Talk show. “Are they going to get this money ever again?” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)10:15 UPDATE: Harry Maguire makeweightWow. Apparently Manchester United are prepared to offer Phil Jones as a sweetener in a deal to sign Harry Maguire.Leicester’s Harry Maguire is in the Old Trafford giants’ crosshairs, just as he was last summer when former manager Jose Mourinho made his desire to sign a central defender clear.The Red Devils have already seen two bids around the £70million-mark rejected.But their new plan, according to the Telegraph, is to offer Jones plus cash for Maguire. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)10:00 UPDATE: Deal agreedAtletico Madrid have agreed a fee with Tottenham to sign England defender Kieran Trippier.The 28-year-old is expected to undergo a medical in Spain on Wednesday ahead of a potential move to the LaLiga outfit.Trippier, has spent the last four years at Tottenham and started their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in the final game of last season.It’s claimed Atletico will pay £21.7million for the England international. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)09:45 UPDATE: Done Deal – Newcastle appoint BruceNewcastle have appointed Steve Bruce as Rafael Benitez’s replacement after their search for a new manager finally came to a close.The Magpies have confirmed that the 58-year-old Geordie has left his job at Sheffield Wednesday to become the 10th permanent boss of controversial owner Mike Ashley’s 12-year-plus reign and has signed a three-year deal.A club statement said: “Newcastle United can now announce that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club’s new head coach.”The 58-year-old, who was born in Corbridge, Northumberland and raised in Wallsend, returns to Tyneside after signing an initial three-year contract and will be joined at St James’ Park by coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.”09:30 UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku bidInter Milan have finally agreed to meet Manchester United’s valuation of Romelu Lukaku.That’s according to The Sun, who claim Antonio Conte’s side are prepared to pay £75million for the Belgian international.But there’s a catch.Inter have proposed a deal that includes staggered payments and performance-related bonuses to meet the required fee.It’s claimed the Serie A side will pay an initial £40million with a further £20m to be handed throughout the course of a year and another £15m if Lukaku meets ‘performance criteria’. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)09:15 UPDATE: Matthijs de Ligt medicalMatthijs de Ligt is undergoing his Juventus medical today.The 19-year-old landed in Turin last night to complete his £67million move to the Serie A champions.Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris-Saint Germain all challenged for the Dutch defender – but Maurizio Sarri has won the battle.After arriving by private jet, the defender said: “I am happy to be here.”09:00 UPDATE: Tuchel: I know Neymar wanted to leavePSG manager Thomas Tuchel admits he knew Neymar wanted to leave before the start of the Copa America.Neymar, 27, joined PSG from Barcelona on a five-year deal for a world-record transfer fee of £200m in 2017.But his two-year spell at the Parc des Princes could be over.”Did I know he wanted to leave? Yes, I found out before the Copa America. But it is something between the club and Ney,” Tuchel told RMC. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)08:45 UPDATE: Roy Hodgson on ZahaRoy Hodgson has revealed Arsenal have not made a bid anywhere near their asking price for Wilfried Zaha.The Eagles have rejected a £40million offer for the 26-year-old but Arsenal manager Unai Emery is still determined to sign the winger.Crystal Palace boss Hodgson has revealed Arsenal need to pay a lot more if they want to sign Zaha though.“I don’t think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation,” Hodgson said.“I’m sure the player realises that if someone’s going to take him away from us, he’ll expect clubs to pay the market value.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)08:30 UPDATE: Paul Pogba latestOle Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to build his team around midfielder Paul Pogba despite claims he’ll leave Old Trafford this summer.Pogba’s agent recently told The Times that the 26-year-old intends to leave the club, while the player said in Tokyo last month he could seek a new challenge elsewhere amid reports linking him to Juventus and Real Madrid”Paul is a fantastic player, a fantastic human being and has always been a great professional,” Solskjaer told reporters in Perth.”I said (previously), ‘if he’s in your squad, you’d build your team around him’… I haven’t changed that much since then, so I’d say the same now.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)08:15 UPDATE: Neymar to Man UtdManchester United have been offered the chance to sign Neymar.That’s according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, who claim PSG have alerted FIVE European heavyweights to his availability.It’s claimed Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich have all apparently been offered the chance to sign the wantaway star.Yesterday, Goal claimed PSG were not interested in any player-plus-cash offers for the attacking superstar.The Ligue 1 champions simply want to recoup the £200million they paid to sign Neymar in 2017. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)08:00 UPDATE: Arsenal agree Everton feeArsenal have agreed a fee with Gremio for Everton Soares.Everton, 23, made quite an impression to help Brazil win the Copa America – scoring three goals and providing two assists in six appearances.And the Gunners are close to snapping up his signature.Fox Sports claim a £36million deal has been agreed between the two clubs and Everton will undergo a medical in Brazil ahead of his proposed transfer.07:45 UPDATE: Liverpool exitSimon Mignolet is looking for regular first-team football after spending the season as back-up to Alisson Becker.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he wants the Belgian goalkeeper to remain for next season.But Mignolet’s agent has different ideas.“The goalkeeper game of musical chairs hasn’t started yet,” his agent told Belgian publication Les Sports Plus. “It’s important for Simon to play somewhere, and our goal is still to make him leave.“He’s still got a lot to offer, and if we have an offer, we’re counting on Liverpool making an effort.”

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