Transfer news LIVE updates – Thursday, June 13
- Premier League done deals: Every confirmed transfer in the top flight this summer
- Matthijs de Ligt is set to choose between Barcelona and Manchester United
- Chelsea have decided against signing Philippe Coutinho
- Liverpool could renew their interest in Nabil Fekir
- Arsenal also looking to strengthen this summer
9.45pm UPDATE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka asking price revealed
Manchester United have been told exactly what they must pay to complete the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils are desperate to add a right-back to their ranks following Antonio Valencia’s exit.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earmarked Wan-Bissaka as the perfect man to improve his squad.
United have had an initial £40million offer turned down by Crystal Palace.
And now the Eagles have told Red Devils supremo Ed Woodward a bid of £50m will be needed for them to sell Wan-Bissaka.
Transfer news LIVE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be on his way to Manchester United
8.45pm UPDATE: Real Madrid fans want Kylian Mbappe at Eden Hazard presentation
Eden Hazard was presented at the Bernabeu on Thursday evening but Real Madrid fans were chanting for one other player.
Hazard has joined the La Liga giants from Chelsea after months of speculation.
Thousands of Los Blancos fans were at the Bernabeu to welcome the Belgian, who waved to the crowds.
Hazard is one of a number of signings by Real Madrid already this summer.
They have also secured Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo.
But fans want another star signing with those at the Bernabeu chanting: “We want Mbappe.”
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital.
Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard has been presented by Real Madrid
7.45pm UPDATE: Matthijs de Ligt or bust for Man Utd
Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward is desperate to sign Matthijs de Ligt this summer from Ajax.
But the Red Devils have fallen behind both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in their pursuit of the 19-year-old, it has been claimed.
De Ligt is a hot commodity after an impressive season which saw Ajax win the Eredivisie title and reach the Champions League semi-finals.
But the Independent claim United chief Woodward has decided unless he can bring the teenager to Old Trafford, a centre-back will not be brought in during the transfer window.
That decision is sure to anger fans with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finishing down in sixth in the Premier League last season.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are determined to sign Matthijs de Ligt
7pm UPDATE: Arsenal boss Unai Emery holds face-to-face meetings
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reportedly spoken with every member of the Gunners squad after a disappointing season.
Arsenal failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League after finishing fifth in the Premier League.
They earned themselves another chance by reaching the Europa League final, only to be beaten 4-1 by Chelsea.
But it was a season that ultimately ended in disappointment despite looking so promising at times.
And the Mirror claim that Emery conducted a review with every member of Arsenal’s squad at the conclusion of the campaign.
It’s believed each face-to-face session lasted between 15 and 30 minutes at the club’s training ground.
Emery is believed to have held meetings with squad members at previous clubs.
However the Mirror add that the meetings came as somewhat of a “culture shock” to some members of Arsenal’s squad.
Transfer news LIVE: Mesut Ozil could leave Arsenal
6.30pm UPDATE: Thomas Meunier speaks amid Arsenal rumours
Arsenal transfer target Thomas Meunier has expressed his desire to stay at Paris Saint-Germain even if the club do not want him.
Meunier played 22 Ligue 1 games for PSG last season but has one year left on his contract, which is not likely to be extended.
“I will repeat myself again,” the Belgian told RTBF. “My ambition is to stay in Paris.
“If they want me, that will be even better – we will be hand in hand.
“If they do not want me, then we will find a solution.”
Transfer news LIVE: Thomas Meunier could join Arsenal
6pm UPDATE: Liverpool have Ryan Kent plan
Liverpool will use Manchester United signing Daniel James to help them make a transfer decision during the current window.
The Red Devils announced the arrival of the Wales international on Wednesday for a fee thought to be around £15million.
And Liverpool are set to use that as a guide in any sale of Ryan Kent this summer.
The 22-year-old impressed on loan at Rangers last season and is in demand as a result.
Steven Gerrard wants to bring Kent in permanently while Leeds are also interested in signing the winger.
Kent was voted Scotland’s Young Player of the Year after making 43 appearances for Rangers.
Goal claim he is keen on a permanent switch to Gerrard’s side or he wants to stay at Anfield to fight for his place at Liverpool.
The Reds have set an asking price of £12m after seeing the price paid by United for James.
Transfer news LIVE: Rangers want to sign Liverpool ace Ryan Kent permanently
5.40pm UPDATE: Yannick Carrasco to Arsenal
Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carrasco has admitted he wants to return to Europe with the Gunners believed to be close to securing his signature.
Carrasco has spent just over a year at Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang.
But the Gunners are known to be keen and are believed to have been close on finalising a deal for the Belgian for days.
And now the winger, who formerly played for Monaco and Atletico Madrid, has admitted he wants to be back in Europe.
Asked about Arsenal he said: “I can’t speak about the club.
“Now I am not the one who chooses, but my president.
“He decides if he lets me go or not, but I hope I can come back.”
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are closing in on Yannick Carrasco
5.20pm UPDATE: Juventus jet in for Paul Pogba talks
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has flown to Manchester United’s London offices to engage in transfer talks over Paul Pogba, according to reports.
Pogba has been linked with a move away from United this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots a mass overhaul at Old Trafford.
The Frenchman recorded his best season last term since rejoining from Juventus in 2016 but there are concerns over his effect on the team.
Rumours have now gained serious ground regarding a return to the Turin club with Sky in Italy reporting that Paratici, who deals with the side’s transfer processes, has flown to London for “face-to-face” talks about Pogba.
United paid £89million to get Pogba back on their books three summers ago but are now expected to charge around £130m.
Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba could be on his way from Man Utd to Juventus
4.50pm UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku ‘embarrasses’ Antonio Conte
Steve Nicol believes Romelu Lukaku has embarrassed Antonio Conte with his comments.
“Certainly for Lukaku, yeah,” Nicol said. “‘Best manager in the world’?
“I’m sorry, I think even Conte will be embarrassed when he reads that.
“Even if he’s tapped him up and said to him ‘look, I’m going to try and get you’.
“He’ll be going ‘why did you open your mouth? Keep your mouth shut’. But, to answer your question, yeah perfect for everybody I guess.
“They’ve got to get rid of [Mauro] Icardi. Is the Italian league capable of taking care of the physicality of Lukaku?
“We go on about what he can’t do. But the physicality of the guy, I’m not so sure that the Italian teams will be able to handle him.”
Transfer news LIVE: Romelu Lukaku could leave Man Utd for Inter Milan
4.30pm UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann to join Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona from Atletico Madrid this summer despite rumoured interest from Manchester United.
That’s according to Atletico CEO Gil Marin, who has known Griezmann’s future since March.
The French forward announced he would leave the La Liga club this summer.
And, after a summer of speculation last year, it appears Barcelona have finally got their man.
“We’ve known since March where [Antoine] Griezmann will play,” Marin said. “At Barcelona.”
Transfer news LIVE: Antoine Griezmann is on the verge of a move to Barcelona
4.10pm UPDATE: Gareth Bale should be sent out on loan
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has told the club to send Gareth Bale out on loan.
The Wales international has once again been linked with Manchester United.
“His situation here is very difficult,” said Calderon.
“It is clear Zidane has discarded him in his mind. It is very disappointing for a player like him.
“Also, the problem is the transfer fee. Real Madrid want to get a lot of money for him, but I find that difficult. Maybe the best thing for everyone would be a loan.”
Transfer news LIVE: Gareth Bale has been linked with Manchester United
3.50pm UPDATE: Liverpool Dejan Lovren latest
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren IS worth £25million – even if he is prone to making “horrendous mistakes”.
That is the opinion of Liverpool legend and ESPN FC pundit Steve Nicol.
“Yes he’s worth £25m, yeah, absolutely,” Nicol said.
“No [I would not keep him]. You have Gomez, you have Matip.
“Lovren’s been a good servant to Liverpool. That would be fantastic if we did get De Ligt.
“But Lovren’s been a good servant. Just because on occasions he’s made horrendous mistakes and we’ve picked him up on it, it doesn’t meant that I don’t like the guy.
“The guy’s got a big heart and he’s given everything for Liverpool. He’s played well on occasions.
“He gives you everything, sometimes to the detriment of his performance because he’s so eager and so keen to do well that he throws himself into challenges when he shouldn’t.”
Transfer news LIVE: Dejan Lovren could leave Liverpool this summer
3.30pm UPDATE: Matthijs De Ligt to Man Utd decision soon
Manchester United and Barcelona will likely know if they have signed Matthijs de Ligt by the beginning of the July.
The Ajax star has impressed this season in helping the Dutch side to the Champions League semi-finals.
The world is likely to learn De Ligt’s decision sooner rather than later because of his agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola was handed a worldwide transfer ban for three months which was set to end ended after the Premier League window closed on Thursday, August 8.
But the Court of Arbitration for Sport froze the agent’s sanctions with a full decision expected at the beginning of next month.
Raiola is allowed to continue working until the outcome is decided.
And that means De Ligt will want to find a solution as quickly as possible in order to make an exit from Ajax.
Transfer news LIVE: All the latest gossip from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd
3pm UPDATE: Chelsea make Philippe Coutinho decision
Chelsea have decided against signing Philippe Coutinho after initial discussions with Barcelona, it has been claimed.
The former Liverpool midfielder has failed to impress at the Nou Camp since he made the move to the Spanish champions in January last year.
And as a result Coutinho could be sold this summer.
Chelsea were looking at the Brazil international as a possible replacement for Eden Hazard who has joined Real Madrid for an initial £89million.
But any move for Coutinho would mean the Blues’ transfer ban would have to be frozen or lifted.
The Sun claim the Blues have given up on Coutinho though as they are resigned to the fact their transfer ban will not be resolved in time to complete a deal.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal boss Unai Emery will look to strengthen this summer
2.30pm UPDATE: Arsenal to sign Markus Schubert
Arsenal are set to confirm the signing of exciting young goalkeeper Markus Schubert, according to reports.
Schubert, 21, is one of Europe’s most highly-rated stoppers and The Independent claim he is on the brink of joining on a free from Dynamo Dresden.
It is said that he was initially recommended to the club by former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat who left the club last season.
Schubert will come in as understudy to current No 1 Bernd Leno and will Arsenal are reportedly looking to loan him out to a Championship side or somewhere in Germany next term.
He could become the first of a number signings made by manager Unai Emery as he looks to improve his struggling squad.
Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona are set to sign Antoine Griezmann
2pm UPDATE: Liverpool back in for Nabil Fekir?
Liverpool could be set to reignite their interest in signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon, according to reports from France.
Fresh reports from regional French newspaper Le Progres, cited by Foot 01, claim that Liverpool are back in for the forward but will not do a deal for a fee as high as last summer.
L’Equipe reporter Vincent Duluc recently declared that Lyon could sell Fekir for as little as €15m (£13.3m) despite the loss that would represent given the fee they stood to make 12 months ago.
The 21-cap France international is out of contract at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais next summer however, and is expected to be sold for a smaller fee than the one Liverpool agreed to pay before pulling the plug.