Transfer news, rumours – LIVE: Manchester United target £65m England star, Chelsea make Eden Hazard demand, new Arsenal target plus Liverpool, Spurs

The Premier League’s summer transfer window is open with Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal set to be busier than ever.

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. 

We will have all the latest news, views, rumours, gossip and done deals right here so don’t touch that dial.


Live Updates

CHELSEA NEWS

Chelsea have apparently told Real Madrid they will not be bullied into selling Eden Hazard.

 

The Spanish giants are keen on the Belgian international and could be part with as much as £170m.

 

But the Blues are holding firm for now according to the Sunday Mirror

 

SPURS NEWS

Tottenham are said to have joined the race for Crystal Palace‘s £60million-rated Wilfried Zaha.

 

The Ivorian was reported to be at the top of new Everton boss Marco Silva’s target list.

 

According to the Daily Mirror, Spurs are now also plotting a swoop. The rival part-exchange bids could see spurs offer Moussa Sissoko in a swap, while Everton could put Yannick Bolasie on the table, the paper says.

 

Meanwhile, The Sun claims Ivory coast star Zaha, 25, wants to leave Selhurst Park – although bosses could hold out for up to £70million.

 

MANCHESTER CITY NEWS

Raheem Sterling‘s calculation that a blinding World Cup would bolster his position in contract talks with Manchester City appears to have backfired, the Daily Mirror reports.

 

The England star is said to have been seeking improved personal terms to his £170,000-a-week deal, although he delayed talks until after his return from Russia.

 

While the Three Lions’ campaign won plaudits, Sterling’s value is said to have remained relatively constant and attention from big international clubs has not been forthcoming.

 

His contract with City is up in 2020, although he will have to sign an extension before next summer, the paper says.

 

MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS

Let’s start with Manchester United where Jose Mourinho is said have his eye on one of England’s World Cup heroes.

 

Mourinho is keen on Leicester defender Harry Maguire and could offer £65m for the 25-year-old.

 

He would first need to get rid of Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly or Chris Smalling, however, according to the Daily Mail.

 

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.
 
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