Transfer news LIVE: All of the latest updates from the Premier League and beyond
Transfer news LIVE: Saturday October 19
- Manchester United are prioritising two deals as Ed Woodward and co. gear up for the January transfer window
- Arsenal have set their sights on Athletic Bilbao ace Unai Nunez to bolster their defence in the new year
- Everton might be interested in appointing former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri as Marco Silva’s replacement
- Barcelona star Lionel Messi has discussed the prospect of Neymar potentially returning to the Nou Camp
10:30 UPDATE: Man Utd urged to move for Koulibaly
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should serious consider signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to former Red Devils midfielder Kleberson.
“Koulibaly looks athletic and physical which will bring more energy in the defence,” said the Brazilian.
“Maguire is a big name in England, but it would be good for United to look outside of the Premier League to find players who could play for them.”
Manchester United have been urged to sign Kalidou Koulibaly
09:59 UPDATE: Zidane discusses Pogba meeting
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to reveal what he discussed with Paul Pogba during their meeting in Dubai.
“It was pure chance,” the Frenchman said of his meeting with his fellow countryman. “He was there and I was doing the talk and, as we know each other, we spoke. But it’s personal – I’m not going to tell you what we talked about.
“We’ve known each other for a long time, we crossed paths, we stopped, and we talked. There are a lot of options, for every club [in January]. When we come to this date, the clubs will decide. We’re going to play with 11 players tomorrow [Saturday, against Real Mallorca] and there will be players on the bench. We’ll find a solution.
“We’ll be able to sign players until the end of January, but what matters to me is the game [against Mallorca]. I’m not thinking about reinforcements. That’s a long way off.”
Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba met with Zinedine Zidane during his recent trip to Dubai
09:38 UPDATE: Maddison tipped to snub Man Utd
James Maddison won’t follow in Harry Maguire’s footsteps and leave Leicester to join Manchester United, according to former Foxes hitman Emile Heskey.
“Leicester are under no pressure to sell Maddison and I expect they’ll fight off any interest,” Heskey told Bwin. “They don’t need the money and I think it’s fully in Rodgers’ hands whether he leaves or not.
“Rodgers will want Maddison to stay and I don’t think there is any reason for Maddison to want to move elsewhere when he is getting support and lots of game-time at the club. Rodgers will be building his game plans around Maddison, which means that Maddison suits what Rodgers wants to do at Leicester. He look confident and happy, so I doubt he’ll be having any thoughts on leaving.
“Clubs are always going to enquire, as they do with any top talent, but Leicester have become a more attractive proposition and I’m confident he will stay.”
Transfer News LIVE: Emile Heskey reckons James Maddison won’t join Manchester United
09:15 UPDATE: Tottenham handed Mings advice
Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has advised Mauricio Pochettino to try and snatch Tyron Mings from Aston Villa.
“I like Tyrone Mings at Aston Villa, I think he’s been outstanding. I think the way he’s been given his England debut this week is no coincidence to his performances,” Robinson said, when asked which centre-back Spurs should target.
“I watched him a lot for Aston Villa last year in the Championship and for whatever reason, it didn’t happen at Bournemouth but he seems to have found a home at Villa.
“I think his ability in the air is outstanding, his distribution with his feet, and the fact for me that he’s a left-footed centre half.
“It was always difficult as a goalkeeper when you play with two centre-halves who were right-footed, neither one really seemed comfortable on the left-hand side of the two but he gives you that option as well.”
Transfer news LIVE: Paul Robinson reckons Tottenham should sign Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings
08:45 UPDATE: Pulisic to stay at Chelsea
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has ruled out sending Christian Pulisic out on loan.
“No,” was Lampard’s reply when asked if Pulisic could be loaned out. “With Christian he’s come to us in a big move, let’s make no mistake about it, and then he’s just turned 21 recently, and we’ve got a competitive squad here.
“I said it before the last game, I always have a problem who to pick and people make my decisions in training or how they’re playing, and at the minute with winning four on the bounce I need the edge of staying in the team and keep performing and everyone is the same.
“With Christian coming here, we have to protect him for that fact because he’s young. Christian, as with every player in the squad, needs to work hard in training, keep improving in training, see the direction we’re going, be a part of it, and show what you can do on a match day, and all the players are the same there.”
Transfer news LIVE: Frank Lampard has ruled out send Christian Pulisic out on loan
08:30 UPDATE: Rangers stars to stay
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has indicated Allan McGregor and Ryan Jack are almost certain to be playing their football at Ibrox next season.
“Allan’s is pretty self-explanatory. If Allan plays a certain amount of games, then a year kicks in anyway, so watch this space,” Gerrard said.
“How many games, I don’t know. You’ll have to ask Ross Wilson. He’ll have all the contracts in his top drawer.
“But it would be close before the winter break. Definitely around then, if he keeps playing well. He is in a good place, in good form and we expect him to be here next year. That is never in doubt.”
On Jack, Gerrard added: “In terms of Ryan Jack, a new deal is imminent.”
Transfer news LIVE: Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has provided two Ibrox contract updates
08:20 UPDATE: Celtic exit ruled out
Celtic manager Neil Lennon is certain Odsonne Edouard will be going nowhere when the transfer window opens again.
“There’s no chance of him leaving in January. Absolutely not,” said Lennon. “We’ve got too much to do here. He is a class player and is pivotal to us.
“We may or may not be in Europe after January, so that’s even more reason for him not to go. It wouldn’t hinge on that, absolutely not, but it would be a nice carrot for him, a reason to settle himself.
“I don’t like watching him playing for other teams. When I heard about his hat-trick, I was like, ‘Oh no!’
“But, seriously, it is great for the profile of the club and I think it is fantastic for him that he is playing so well for club and country.”
Transfer news LIVE: Odsonne Edouard has attracted interest after starring for Celtic this season
08:10 UPDATE: Chelsea and Liverpool want Cook
Chelsea and Liverpool are keeping tabs on Lewis Cook ahead of potentially launching raids on Bournemouth for the midfielder.
Cook has battled his way back from a serious knee injury and is now back in Eddie Howe’s first-team plans on the south coast.
The Daily Mail reckon Chelsea and Liverpool are making checks on the England international’s progress at the Vitality Stadium.
Frank Lampard and Jurgen Klopp may be set for a battle for his signature, with both managers eager to snare up-and-coming talent.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea and Liverpool like the look of Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook
07:55 UPDATE: Messi on Neymar return
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi admits people at the Nou Camp have mixed feelings on Neymar possibly making a comeback.
“We still talk and we’re in a group with Luis Suarez. We chat every now and again,” Messi said, when asked about Neymar.
“The topic of his return is a complicated one. First, because it’s difficult for him to leave there.
“Second, for the way he left [Barcelona]. There are people at the club and season ticket holders who don’t want him back.
“He’s one of the best players in the world but I also understand the other way of thinking. It’s complicated.”
Transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi and Neymar enjoyed a successful shared stint at Barcelona
07:40 UPDATE: Allegri to Everton
Everton may just have Manchester United managerial target Massimiliano Allegri in their sights in a potential threat to the Red Devils’ plans going forward.
Transfer expert Ian McGarry has lifted the lid on a representative getting in touch with Allegri’s people regarding taking over at Goodison Park.
“A well known agent has contacted Massilimiliano Allegri representatives in the last seven days to find out whether or not he would be interested in taking over from Marco Silva if he was to be sacked,” McGarry said on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window Podcast.
“This is a normal process and what we cannot confirm is if this was instructed by Everton, these things often happen in this way.”
Transfer news LIVE: Massimiliano Allegri has been asked about replacing Marco Silva at Everton
07:20 UPDATE: Arsenal eye £30m ace
Arsenal have set their sights on Unai Nunez as manager Unai Emery prepares to make another splash in the transfer market in January.
The Daily Mail reckon the Gunners see the £30m centre-back as an attainable target due to his limited game time in Spain.
Nunez has already been capped by the Spanish national team and is one of the most highly-rated prospects in La Liga.
Arsenal are not alone in tracking him, however, with their Premier League rivals Everton also showing some interest.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal and Everton have cast admiring glances towards defender Unai Nunez
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could add two new signings to his Manchester United squad
07:00 UPDATE: Man Utd want two signings
Manchester United are eager to add a striker and a midfielder to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad when the transfer window opens in the new year.
Express Sport understands Ed Woodward is preparing to back the Norwegian with cash in a bid to help propel United up the Premier League standings.
United are in the market for a forward having let Romelu Lukaku leave over the summer and failed to replace the prolific hitman.
A midfielder is also on the short list following the departures of senior squad members Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera earlier this year.