Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Wednesday, June 12

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set extend his £120k contract
  • Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann could leave Spain
  • Unai Emery is looking to sign Espanyol star Mario Hermoso

09:30 UPDATE: Nicolas Pepe not happening

Liverpool are not interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

That’s according to the Evening Standard, who claim Jurgen Klopp isn’t looking for a marquee signing this summer.

Speculation of a £60million Premier League move for the exciting winger has been rife in recent weeks with Manchester United also credited with interest.

However the Evening Standard claim Klopp wants to make smaller purchases to boost his squad depth, rather than a major addition.

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09:15 UPDATE: Leaked fixtures…

Manchester United will kick off their 2019/20 Premier League season at home to Brighton according to leaked fixtures that have been posted online.

Leaks happen almost every season and these are not confirmed games but if they turn out to be true then United will surely be happy to start with what looks like an extremely winnable fixture.

Saturday, August 10: Tottenham vs Norwich, Bournemouth vs Sheffield United, Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, Everton vs Newcastle, Southampton vs Chelsea, Watford vs West Ham, Burnley v Liverpool

Sunday, August 11: Aston Villa vs Leicester, Manchester United vs Brighton

Monday, August 12: Wolves vs Manchester City

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09:00 UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku vow

Romelu Lukaku pledged to use an unhappy season at Manchester United to come back stronger.

Belgian fans staged a display of affection for “Big Rom” before last night’s European qualifying victory over Scotland, unveiling giant banners reading “26 years old, already a legend”.

Lukaku scored in the 45th and 57th minutes to ensure Belgium remained unbeaten in Group I after four games and said he had been determined to rectify a season in Manchester that saw him lose his place and face transfer talk.

“I’ve had a difficult season at club level,” he said. “I lost my place and haven’t played much. But that is a phase in my career and it will help me for the next step.”

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Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: REUTERS)

08:45 UPDATE: Joao Felix to Atletico

Manchester United transfer target Joao Felix has been lined up for a summer move to Atletico Madrid, reports claim.

Express Sport revealed in April that United and Manchester City were set to do battle for the in-demand Benfica forward at the end of the season.

However, it seems Manchester United and co. are set to be left disappointed if the 19-year-old follows the advice of his agent.

The Mirror report Jorge Mendes, known for his dealing with United in the past, is eager for Felix to head to Atletico Madrid.

Mendes is said to see the Wanda Metropolitano as the ideal place for Felix to continue his development next season.

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08:30 UPDATE: Andre Onana

Manchester United are planning to raid Ajax for goalkeeper Andre Onana IF David de Gea leaves the club.

With just over a year left on De Gea’s contract, the 28-year-old has been linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.

And despite numerous efforts to tie the Spaniard down to a new contract – nothing has been agreed.

According to The Sun, Ed Woodward and Co have started planning for his departure and are considering Onana, 23.

The Red Devils have been impressed with the Cameroon international, who is viewed as cheaper and more attainable than Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

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08:15 UPDATE: Paulo Dybala exit

Manchester United target Paulo Dybala could be forced to leave Juventus this summer.

That’s according to Italian football expert Adam Digby, who believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence has hampered his scoring abilities.

“I think Dybala will be the one player who is forced to move on,” Digby told Sky Sports News. “He only scored three goals in the league and he really is the player that has been marginalised by Ronaldo’s presence.

“I can fully see him moving on this summer in search of somewhere he can play his more natural role.”

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08:00 UPDATE: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain contract

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to extend his stay with Liverpool, reports claim.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s current £120,000 per-week deal expires in June 2022 and the Daily Mail claim he’ll sign a one-year contract extension at Anfield.

The 25-year-old missed the majority of Liverpool’s Champions League-winning campaign.

He did, however, make two Premier League appearances in the final three games of the season and was an unused substitute in the 2-0 victory over Tottenham in Madrid.

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07:45 UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann twist

Manchester United have been given hope in their quest to sign Antoine Griezmann after the Frenchman admitted he may leave La Liga.

Griezmann will leave Atletico Madrid this summer after five years in the Spanish capital and despite Paris Saint-Germain reportedly overtaking Barcelona in the battle for his signature – Manchester United are still keen.

“There’s a need for patience, as it’s still soon,” Griezmann said. “I want my future to be decided more than anyone, but there’s a need to wait.

“I don’t know if I’ll remain in Spain. Maybe in two weeks we’ll know something. I just want to play football and have fun.”

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Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip (Image: GETTY)

07:30 UPDATE: Wanted: Mario Hermoso

Unai Emery is looking to make a move for a central defender this summer.

And the Spaniard has set his sights on Espanyol star Mario Hermoso, it has been claimed.

Journalist Alex Perez believes the Gunners are looking to raid for the 23-year-old as they look to bolster their backline.

He tweeted: “Mario Hermoso’s name sounds strong in London. The Arsenal is one of the teams interested in the center #RCDE”

source: express.co.uk


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