Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossipThursday, July 4United will accelerate deals for Bruno Fernandes and Sean Longstaff this weekBarcelona are back in with a chance of signing Ajax defender Matthijs de LigtBarcelona agreed a deal worth £67million plus performance-related add-onsDefender Nacho Monreal has signed a new one-year deal with Arsenal22:30 UPDATE: Rodri trolls Man UtdNew Man City signing Rodri may have already fast-tracked his way to cult hero status at the Etihad Stadium, by poking fun at Man Utd.”City this last five, six years has changed the story of football not only in Manchester but England,” he said.”I don’t look for the club, I look for the challenge of the sport. That’s why I moved here.”I love the City, I love Manchester. I talked to some guys and it is becoming more blue.” Transfer news LIVE: Neymar could return to Barcelona (Image: GETTY)21:45 UPDATE: Man Utd back in for De Ligt?Man Utd have been told that it’s worth contacting Mino Raiola one more time about Matthijs de Ligt, before making their final decision over a transfer for Harry Maguire.Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has urged United to get give Mino Raiola another call, before going ahead with the Maguire deal.“One point I would make was that if I was at Manchester United now, I would be seeing what was happening with Matthijs de Ligt,” he told Sky Sports News Transfer Centre.“If I’d offered £70million for Maguire who is 26, De Ligt is seven years younger.“He’s 19 years old and looks like he could be going to Juventus for something like £50m or £60m.“I know United have been in for De Ligt before, but is it worth having just one more go?“Just picking up the phone and ringing Mino Raiola again.” Transfer news LIVE: Could Arsenal sell Aubameyang? (Image: GETTY)20:45 UPDATE: Tottenham bidTottenham have moved quickly to make their third signing of the summer.According to The Sun, Mauricio Pochettino has tabled a bid for Leyton Orient youngster Dan Happe.They claim the 20-year-old is also on the radar of Leicester City, Leeds and Norwich City and that Spurs have had a £300,000 offer for the centre-back rejected.Happe played a key role in Orient returning to the Football League last season, so much so the Londoners are demanding a higher fee for his services.19:45 UPDATE: Pogba statementMan Utd are insistent that Paul Pogba will fly to Australia with the squad for their pre-season tour, despite ongoing fears that he could leave the club this summer.Doubts over the midfielder’s future amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus have even seen Old Trafford chiefs draw up a shortlist of potential replacements.But now sources at the club have made it clear that he is expected to return to Carrington this weekend before boarding the flight to Perth which leaves on Sunday.Pogba is currently away on a commercial trip with Adidas in New York and will be one of the last Manchester United players to report back for pre-season training. Transfer news LIVE: Where will Pogba end up? (Image: GETTY)19:00 UPDATE: Done Deal – Herrera signsPSG have completed the signing of Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera on a free transfer.The Spanish midfielder has signed a four-year deal having allowed his contract to run down at Old Trafford.18:15 UPDATE: New deal for PereiraManchester United are in talks with Andreas Pereira over a new contract.The midfielder, 23, saw plenty of first-team action under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season and is set for a reward.The Daily Mail claim discussions are already underway with the Brazilian, who has one year left on his current deal.The report adds that David de Gea, Axel Tuanzebe and goalkeeper Dean Henderson have also been offered fresh contracts. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)17:30 UPDATE: Divock Origi latestLiverpool will not sell Divock Origi this summer.That’s according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo, who says Jurgen Klopp wants to keep Origi at Anfield regardless of his contract situation.The Champions League hero is contracted until June 2020 and has received plenty of interest from European sides including Real Betis.But he’s staying put and Liverpool hope contract negotiations to extend his stay will be successful. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)17:20 UPDATE: Leeds signingsLeeds have signed forward Rafa Mujica from Barcelona B on a three-year deal.The 20-year-old, who will initially link up with the club’s under-23 side, is Leeds’ fifth signing of the summer.Leeds said in a statement on their official website: “Leeds United can confirm the arrival of Rafa Mujica, who joins the club following the expiration of his contract at FC Barcelona.”Leeds have also signed midfielder Guillermo Amor from Barcelona, and the 18-year-old will link up with Mark Jackson’s Under-18s side.✍️ | #LUFC can confirm the arrival of Rafa Mújica from FC Barcelona, with the forward initially linking up with Carlos Corberan’s U23s side— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 4, 201917:15 UPDATE: Big budget for Rafa replacementNewcastle will give their new manager a £100million transfer budget as they look to re-invest money generated by player sales, according to reports.Attacker Ayoze Perez joined Leicester in a shock £30m deal while midfielder Isaac Hayden wants to leave St James’ Park and could fetch between £10m-£15m.And the Daily Star claim that means whoever comes into replace Rafa Benitez following his exit last week will be handed significant funds to replace them and further strengthen the squad.Owner Mike Ashley and director Lee Charnley had already promised a budget of £60m before any players were sold and that any cash raised would be pumped straight back into the squad. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)17:00 UPDATE: Dejan Lovren staying outJurgen Klopp has decided not to sell Dejan Lovren this summer, according to reports.Defender Lovren, 29, has been heavily linked with a switch to AC Milan but Sky Sports say an approach is yet to be made and that they have no plans to sell.Lovren was firmly behind Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in the Liverpool pecking order last season and made only 11 Premier League starts.But selling the Croatian would leave Liverpool needing to replace him and Klopp has already said he does not expect to be busy in the summer transfer window. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)16:45 UPDATE: Kieran Tierney transfer boostArsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.Unai Emery wants the left-back at the Emirates Stadium next season but Napoli are believed to be showing interest.However, CalcioNapoli24 report that an insider has revealed Tierney is more likely to join the Gunners than move to Serie A this summer.But the same source also confirmed Napoli’s interest was genuine and talks have been held. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)16:30 UPDATE: Barca would LOVE Neymar returnThe Barcelona dressing room and the club’s supporters would be thrilled to see Neymar return.That’s according to new Celta Vigo signing and former Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.Suarez, who spent a miserable six-months at Arsenal, also thinks Neymar made the wrong decision to leave the Nou Camp in 2017.“For me it was a wrong decision he made, but I think that the dressing room and all the fans, in my opinion, would be delighted with his return, he is a great player and he has to go back to Barcelona.” Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)16:15 UPDATE: New deal for MountChelsea have opened talks with England Under-21 midfielder Mason Mount over a new contract at Stamford Bridge.Mount, 20, impressed on loan with Derby last season – netting 11 goals and providing six assists in 44 appearances.And now, with Frank Lampard at the helm, Mount will receive a new long-term deal.Goal claim talks have already begun despite Mount on holiday after England’s disastrous Under-21 European Championships campaign. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)16:00 UPDATE: Saul Niguez to replace Paul PogbaManchester United have anointed Saul Niguez as Paul Pogba’s replacement, according to Spanish publication AS.The Madrid-based newspaper claims Old Trafford chiefs and Solskjaer have settled on Saul as their No 1 central midfield target and have already contacted Los Rojiblancos over a deal.It will be a tough negotiating process, though, with the Wanda Metropolitano club already losing Diego Godin, Juanfran, Filipe Luís, Lucas Hernandez and Rodri, with Antoine Griezmann also expected to depart after £113m signing Joao Felix took the No 7 shirt.Saul, 24, signed a stunning nine-year contract in July 2017, pinning him to the club until 2026. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)15:45 UPDATE: Done Deal – Buffon returnsFormer Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has rejoined Juventus.The 41-year-old, who spent 17 years with the Italian club before leaving for PSG last summer, has signed a one-year contract.He underwent a medical in Turin on Thursday morning.”After a year away from Turin, Gianluigi Buffon has returned to Juventus after penning a one-year contract which will tie him to the club until 30 June 2020. Buffon is back home!”15:30 UPDATE: Juventus offer threeManchester United have been offered one of three Juventus players in exchange for Paul Pogba.That’s according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim Juventus are prepared to swap either Alex Sandro, Blaise Matuidi or Paulo Dybala for the French international.The Serie A champions have already done good business this summer with Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey both added to their ranks on free transfers.But the return of Pogba is high on their list of priorities and the player himself has already admitted he’s keen on leaving Old Trafford. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)15:15 UPDATE: Man Utd plan £75m bidsManchester United will accelerate deals for Bruno Fernandes and Sean Longstaff this week.Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are already through the door for a combined £65million – but the spending doesn’t stop there.The Manchester Evening News claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Newcastle’s Longstaff, 21, signed before their pre-season tour starts next week.A fee in the region of £25million could be enough to convince Mike Ashley to sell.Meanwhile The Sun say Fernandes’ agent is set for talks with Ed Woodward, who believes he can barter Sporting Lisbon down from £62m to £50m. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)15:00 UPDATE: Matthijs de Ligt twistBarcelona are back in with a chance of signing Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.That’s according to Marca, who claim Juventus have been unable to agree a transfer fee with Eredivisie champions.Marca claim Barcelona agreed a deal worth £67million plus performance-related add-ons – but couldn’t agree personal terms with the 19-year-old.Juventus have the opposite problem. They have agreed personal terms with De Ligt but can’t agree a fee having offered £58m plus £9m in add-ons.As a result, Barcelona could still bring De Ligt to the Nou Camp. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)14:45 UPDATE: Arsenal deal agreedNacho Monreal has signed a new one-year deal with Arsenal.That’s according to the Sun who claim the 33-year-old will remain at the Emirates Stadium until June 2020.Rumours had been circulating that the Spanish full-back was heading back to Spain but a seventh season in north London looks sorted.Arsenal have yet to officially announce the deal but it is expected in the next few days.



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