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Transfer news LIVE

  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ‘close’ to completing a deal for Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Liverpool have been backed to sign Antoine Griezmann after Atletico Madrid announced the striker will leave
  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery could look to sign players in five different positions this summer
  • Chelsea have the edge over Man Utd in the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt star Luka Jovic

10:25 UPDATE: Solskjaer demands Man Utd signing

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is demanding the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

Solskjaer is set to have a busy summer as United boss with many changes needed if the Red Devils are to become competitive again.

One of Solskjaer’s targets is Sporting’s Fernandes and Portuguese outlet A Bola now say that the Norwegian is demanding the signing.

It’s claimed the Solskjaer sees the midfielder as an “ideal” signing and is not put off by the huge buyout clause of £85million.

Solskjaer sees Fernandes as vital to success next season with the 24-year-old having netted 32 goals this season.

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ‘close’ to completing a deal for Kalidou Koulibaly

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd boss Solskjaer is ‘close’ to completing a deal for Koulibaly (Image: GETTY)

10:00 UPDATE: Liverpool plans revealed

Liverpool will have a quiet summer transfer window as they don’t have a lot of money to spend, BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein claims.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport: “There’s not a lot of money left. Any spending will be below the fees that they spent on Shaqiri last summer, a fee of around £13m. 

“The interest in Julian Brandt is not going to come to fruition this summer. 

“There was previously interest in him, the window before they signed Mohamed Salah in 2017.

“He didn’t want to play second fiddle then and the situation would be worse for him now. 

“The same case with Timo Werner. We’re looking at around £20m for these players plus four or five-year contracts and agents fees. 

“It’s not going to happen. It’s going to be a low-key summer for Liverpool.”

Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard reckons Chelsea’s transfer ban could scupper his dream move to Real Madrid

Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard reckons Chelsea’s transfer ban could scupper his dream move to Real (Image: GETTY)

09:30 UPDATE: Liverpool changed Hazard plan

Liverpool have inadvertently forced Real Madrid to change their plans to announce the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

L’Equipe say that they initially wanted to unveil Hazard on June 2 – the day after the Champions League final.

And that was because they expected Barcelona to be involved.

However, Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 (4-3 on aggregate) at Anfield to make the final for the second year on the trot.

Now, L’Equipe say Real are not in as much of a hurry to announce Hazard’s signing from Chelsea.

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool have inadvertently forced Real Madrid to change their plans to announce the signing of Eden Hazard

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool forced Real Madrid to change their Eden Hazard plans (Image: GETTY)

08:55 UPDATE: Solskjaer wants half of Man Utd team gone

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his Man Utd players he wants to get rid of HALF of his side this summer.

The Sun say the furious United boss went on a rant after their defeat against Cardiff on the final day of the season.

Solskjaer told his players they embarrassed him, the club and the fans.

United are expected to splash the cash this summer to mount a Premier League title charge next season.

Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is demanding the signing of Bruno Fernandes

Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is demanding the signing of Bruno Fernandes (Image: GETTY)

08:25 UPDATE: Hazard worry

Eden Hazard reckons Chelsea’s transfer ban could scupper his dream move to Real Madrid.

The Sun say the Belgium is worried the ban could stop Chelsea from selling him this summer.

Hazard, 28, is out of contract next summer and is desperate to join the Spanish giants.

FIFA hit the Blues with a two-window transfer ban, however, the case will now go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are keen to spend

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are keen to spend (Image: GETTY)

08:00 UPDATE: Man Utd signing ‘close’

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to completing a deal to bring Kalidou Koulibaly to Old Trafford.

Solskjaer is set for a busy summer as they looks to overhaul his current squad.

Napoli defender Koulibaly is believed to be a prime target for Solskjaer having impressed in Serie A this season.

And talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein believes a deal to take the Senegalese star to Old Trafford is imminent.

He said: “The Koulibaly thing, I’ve heard good things that him coming to Utd is very close.”

Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid want Eden Hazard

Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid want Eden Hazard (Image: GETTY)

07:40 UPDATE: Griezmann to Liverpool backed

Liverpool have been backed to sign Antoine Griezmann after Atletico Madrid announced the striker will leave this summer.

ESPN FC pundit Craig Burley said: “I actually think that Liverpool would be a great place for Griezmann to go this summer.

“Liverpool are very much a team on the up at the moment and he could aid Roberto Firmino who also likes to drop deep.

“Liverpool are a huge club who are fighting for league titles with Manchester City and have reached the last two Champions League finals.

“I don’t know if they have got enough money to do it but I wouldn’t go to Manchester United, that’s for sure.

“You talk about how good Griezmann would be linking up with Messi and Barcelona, what about with Liverpool’s front three?

“You look at that and we talk about Liverpool needing that strength in depth, he would add that and Firmino or Salah some games might sit out.”

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Kalidou Koulibaly

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Kalidou Koulibaly (Image: GETTY)

07:20 UPDATE: Arsenal eyeing FIVE signings

Arsenal boss Unai Emery could look to sign players in five different positions this summer – but he has earmarked two particular priorities, David Ornstein of BBC Sport claims.

Ornstein told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport: “Despite still waiting to appoint a technical director, sporting director, director of football, they have identified targets and conversations are underway.

“They’re looking for experience and youth in their recruitment. Their priorities are a central defender and a box-to-box midfielder.

“Previously in January they came close to a deal for Christopher Nkunku from PSG. This is of course is to replace Aaron Ramsey [who is joining Juventus on a free transfer].

“[PSG’s] Adrien Rabiot is among the players they’ve tried to sign in the past and have a long-standing interest in but he’s quite a complex individual and has had some issues off the pitch.

“As a secondary brief they’d be looking at a wide forward. In January they came close to a deal for Ivan Perisic and had interest in Yannick Carrasco.

“Possibly a centre forward with Danny Welbeck leaving. Eddie Nketiah would then go out on loan if they brought a centre forward in.

“There is interest in bringing in a left back and possibly a right back, but again, those are secondary to the central defender and box-to-box midfielder.”

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea have the edge over Man Utd in the race to sign Luka Jovic

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea have the edge over Man Utd in the race to sign Luka Jovic (Image: GETTY)

07:00 UPDATE: Jovic to Chelsea on?

Chelsea have the edge over Manchester United in the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt star Luka Jovic, despite the Blues’ transfer ban.

If the ban is put on hold, Chelsea will make their move for Jovic this summer.

And according to Football.London, there’s one thing that is giving them the edge over United, who are also said to be interested in the Serb.

Chelsea have qualified for next season’s Champions League, which the report also states is of high importance to Jovic.

United missed out on the Champions League after finishing sixth in the league this season.

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