Liverpool enjoyed success in the Champions League this year and their quest to end their league title drought in 2019 will be bolstered by the arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig. He will not be the last new face on Merseyside, however, with Monaco’s Fabinho already in. Roma’s Alisson is next and could Lyon’s Nabil Fekir follow? At United Jose Mourinho looks set to spend big again as he targets reinforcements in his bid to haul in record-breaking Manchester City next season. He’s got Fred but another central midfield player is high on his list with a big money move for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale not out the question.
For the first time in over two decades Arsenal head into the offseason with a new manager at the helm. That man is former PSG boss Unai Emery after a stunning 11th hour change of heart at the Emirates and he already has four new signings and plenty more on the way with more on his shopping list. Chelsea have a new manager themselves after appointing Maurizio Sarri with the future of Eden Hazard high on his agenda but across London Mauricio Pochettino won’t be leaving Tottenham Hotspur after signing a new five-year deal.
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Good morning and welcome to today’s Independent transfer live blog.
Manchester City are Premier League champions and everyone else are getting set to spend, spend, spend to catch them.
One of those tasked with doing so will be Unai Emery after the former PSG boss emerged as an 11th hour candidate to take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. He already has five new signings already.
Liverpool have made the biggest splash though in signing Alisson from Roma. Nabil Fekir won’t be joining him, however, after a dramatic U-turn.
We’ll bring you all the latest news on that plus all the done deals and breaking rumours throughout the day right here so don’t touch that dial.
Without further ado, off we go.
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