Transfer News LIVE: Salah to Liverpool; Ronaldo to Man Utd; Chelsea, Arsenal latest
TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Manchester United, Chelsea, City, Arsenal, Real Madrid updates and more…
11:59: Arsenal are reportedly considering making a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – which would see Alexis Sanchez leave.
Arsene Wenger wants to strengthen up front, having identified Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe as key targets.
According to Tribal Football though, a potential swoop for Aubameyang is being plotted at Arsenal.
It is added the Gunners will finally sell Sanchez should they bring in Aubameyang too.
Bayern Munich and Manchester City have been the most strongly linked clubs as possible destinations for Sanchez this summer, with only 12 months remaining on his Arsenal deal.
11:12: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho does not want Cristiano Ronaldo back at Old Trafford this summer.
Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a return to the Red Devils after telling Real Madrid he wants to leave the club this summer.
But according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, Mourinho is not interested in signing Ronaldo.
The report claims the pair do not have a good relationship following their time together at Real Madrid.
Mourinho is also said to believe Ronaldo is in decline, despite him scoring 42 goals in 46 appearances last season.
11:05: Juventus are reportedly doing all they can to scupper Chelsea’s £60m move for wing-back Alex Sandro.
Chelsea are able to offer him improved wages, potentially doubling the 26-year-old’s current salary in Italy.
According to the Evening Standard though, Juventus have made a last-minute attempt to keep Sandro.
The Brazilian earns £75,000 a week at present, and the Blues are ready to hand him £150,000 a week.
Juventus cannot compete with those figures, although are said to have tabled a new deal worth £100,000 a week.
10.35: Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Juventus star Dani Alves.
Pep Guardiola wants to work with Alves again after a successful spell at Barcelona together.
The right-back is on City’s shortlist as they look to overhaul their full back positions.
City could end up signing our full backs with Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Ryan Bertrand lined up.
Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Barbary Sagna have been released with Aleksander Kolarov the only full back left at the club.
But Goal say City are close to a deal for Alves having identified him as an option back in April.
10.20: Southampton are keen on a deal for Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer, according to the Sun.
But Saints will go nowhere near Tottenham’s £20m valuation for the centre-back.
Southampton are on the lookout for a new manager but hope to appoint Mauricio Pellegrino this week.
And the Sun claim Wimmer is on their shortlist as they look to improve the defence that lost Jose Fonte in January.
Virgil van Dijk has also been linked with moves but no one is ready to pay the £70m price tag.
10:14: Hector Bellerin appears to be edging back to Barcelona with the Arsenal star having reportedly bought a house on the Catalan coast.
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Gunners ace is aware talks between the two clubs will be long and complicated.
And discussions over his transfer are not likely to start until July, but he has taken the first steps to facilitate a switch.
Bellerin is said to have bought a house on the Catalan coast, with his family having returned to Spain.
They are no longer residing in London, suggesting the Arsenal man is soon to follow due to his close relationship with his parents.
10.05: Gianluigi Donnarumma is ready to play for Real Madrid according to Mino Raiola.
The AC Milan keeper has rejected a new deal at the San Siro and looks set to quit with Real Madrid and Manchester United ready to move.
And his agent Raiola claims he is ready to make the move.
He said: “Offers from other teams? The ones being spoken of, they have been looking for him since he was 14, so if he wanted to leave, he could have done it before. We do not have an agreement with any team.
“Is Donnarumma ready to play for [Real] Madrid? He was born ready…”
He added: “We decided to not renew because there was a situation which was too hostile and violent that had been created and it was not possible to get out of there.
“They threatened Gigio and also his family – threats of not playing, of death (some of the fans), banners that the club never took down and a passive attitude toward the boy.
“It was never an economic matter, if the two parties want a solution, the solution is found.
“They had the budget of a top club and Gigio is a top player, I would have found the way to satisfy everyone, but we never got to talk about this.”
10.00: Kylian Mbappe is only ready to leave Monaco for Real Madrid.
The teenage sensation is valued at over £100m and is wanted by a host of clubs throughout Europe, including Arsenal and Manchester United.
But reports in Spain claim he will only leave Monaco for Madrid – and could be in line to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has stunned Madrid by deciding he wants to leave this summer after sealing the La Liga and Champions League double.
9:20: Manchester United may agree to pay Tottenham’s hefty £50m price-tag for Eric Dier, reports claim.
Jose Mourinho is a fan of the versatile England star, and he is a target to help bolster the Portuguese’s midfield at Old Trafford.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United could accept having to pay over the odds to convince Spurs chairman Daniel Levy into selling.
An alternative remains Nemanja Matic though, and the Chelsea star is considered a more achievable target.
Either player could potentially double their salaries by moving to Old Trafford.
8:40: Pepe wants Real Madrid and Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to join him at Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Pepe, who was limited to just 18 appearances last season, is out of contract at Real Madrid this summer.
The 34-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks.
And according to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Pepe hopes his Portuguese compatriot Ronaldo will follow him in moving to the French capital.
Ronaldo, 32, is said to have told Real Madrid he wants to leave the European champions this summer following allegations over tax fraud.
7:40: Liverpool remain in talks with Roma for winger Mohamed Salah but are unwilling to meet their asking price.
The Reds have been heavily linked with Salah this summer as Jurgen Klopp prepares for next season’s return to the Champions League.
And according to Sky Sports, Liverpool have set a £35million ceiling for the 25-year-old – including add-ons.
But that fee is said to fall short of Roma’s valuation of the Egypt international, who cost the Serie A club just £13m from Chelsea last summer.
6:45: Express Sport understand Chelsea will go back with an improved £60million offer for Alex Sandro in the next few days and Juventus are resigned to the deal being done if he is guaranteed improved wages.
The Blues had seen a £52m bid for the Brazilian left-back turned down last week but the 26-year-old remains a top target for Antonio Conte.
Sandro is on around £75,000-a-week at Juventus, a figure Chelsea can easily improve on, and the defender has been told his club will not stand in his way if he makes it clear he wants to go.
Chelsea also face competition from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain but manager Conte is determined to get his man.
6:25: Manchester United aren’t giving up on Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, with Jose Mourinho keen to sign a new left-back this summer.
A replacement for Luke Shaw is needed, and according to the Daily Mirror, Tierney is still being considered as an option.
It is said three scouts watched the Celtic ace during the recent Scotland v England World Cup qualifier.
6:00 Jamie Carragher wants Liverpool to sign at least four new players this summer in order to challenge for the Premier League title next season.
“The actual team, the XI, could go up against anyone – we saw that in the big games with some great results in those games,” he told the club’s official website.
“But over the season, especially around Christmas and January, it was evident that the squad wasn’t big enough or strong enough. That needs adding to.
“But rather than just adding players to the squad, you want to add players to the team.
“If you add three or four players and they go straight into the first XI, three or four of those who were playing week in, week out last season go to the bench.”
5:45: Arsenal striker Takuma Asano will remain at Stuttgart for the 2017/18 season after failing to get a UK work permit, according to German newspaper Bild.
Asano scored five goals and made four assists in 27 apps last season as Stuttgart finished in 1st place to gain promotion to the Bundesliga.