Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd complete £250k deal, Arsenal advanced talks, Liverpool move


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

Monday, July 1

  • Arsenal are in ‘advanced’ negotiations to sign Yacine Brahimi
  • Marcus Rashford has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United
  • Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has rejoined Hertha Berlin on loan
  • Manchester United should sign Chelsea star N’Golo Kante

17:15 UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku bid expected

Inter Milan will this week launch a bid for Manchester United’s £75million wantaway striker Romelu Lukaku.

Antonio Conte has made signing the Belgium international his number one priority and Inter are keen to make a statement by getting him his man.

Inter know this and will try to use it to their advantage but United are demanding a down payment of around £50m.

The Italian’s could also try to throw in striker Mauro Icardi as a makeweight as they are desperate to offload the controversial Argentinean hitman.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip

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17:00 UPDATE: Eddie has big plans

Eddie Nketiah wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for a place in Unai Emery’s side next season.

The 20-year-old started just three games for the Gunners last season and made eight substitute appearances in the Premier League.

“My ideal scenario is to be playing here, I want to play here next season but we have got to see how that goes,” he told PA.

“I am confident enough in my ability that I am good enough to play here so I have just got to work hard and show the manager that I can.”

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16:45 UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes latest

Sporting Lisbon president Frederico Varandas is already thinking of life after Bruno Fernandes, with Manchester United circling.

Sporting reportedly want £62.2million (€70m) for the playmaker, who is contracted at Jose Alvalade Stadium until 2023.

Whether United are willing to meet that valuation remains to be seen but Sporting president Varandas is hoping Fernandes would be the most lucrative sale in the club’s history.

“It could be the most expensive sale of Sporting,” Varandas told Radio Observer. “The most expensive so far was João Mário, for €40m (£36m). There have been only talks for Bruno Fernandes, for now.”

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16:30 UPDATE: Done Deal – Dawson signs

Watford have completed the signing of defender Craig Dawson from West Brom for an undisclosed fee.

Centre-back Dawson has agreed a four-year deal at Vicarage Road to become the Premier League club’s first summer signing.

The 29-year-old scored three times in 45 appearances in all competitions for the Baggies last season as they reached the Championship play-off semi-finals.

“The club wishes Craig and his family all the very best in the future,” read a statement on West Brom’s website.

16:15 UPDATE: Yacine Brahimi talks

Arsenal are in ‘advanced’ negotiations to sign Yacine Brahimi.

That’s according to La Gazzette du Fennec, who claim the 29-year-old could soon bolster Unai Emery’s attacking options.

The winger is available on a free transfer after allowing his contract to expire with Porto.

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Brahimi scored 13 goals and provided nine assists in 49 appearances last season – but there could be a stumbling block ahead with the Algeria international requesting a £3.5million signing-on fee.

The report adds that an official announcement could happen after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip

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16:00 UPDATE: Marcus Rashford signs

Marcus Rashford has put talk of a potential move to Barcelona to bed by signing a new four-year contract at Manchester United believed to be worth £250,000 per-week.

The 21-year-old England forward is now committed to the Old Trafford outfit until 2023 with the option of a further year.

The news, announced by the club on Monday, continues United’s positive summer after the recent signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

“Manchester United has been everything in my life since I arrived here at the age of seven,” Rashford said. “This club has shaped me, both as a player and as a person, so it is such a privilege every time I get the opportunity to wear the shirt.”

15:45 UPDATE: Done deal – Grujic signs

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has rejoined Hertha Berlin on loan for a second successive season.

The 23-year-old, who signed for the Reds in January 2016 for £5.1million, made 23 appearances for the Bundesliga club, scoring five goals.

Outgoing Hertha head coach Pal Dardai was so impressed he described the Serbia international as the club’s best midfielder in 20 years.

PA understands Liverpool will receive a £2million loan fee plus £500,000 in potential bonuses, with the German side paying Grujic’s wages.

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15:30 UPDATE: Sign N’Golo Kante!

Manchester United should sign Chelsea star N’Golo Kante.

That’s according to Mark Bosnich, who wants the energetic midfielder to partner Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.

“I think what they’ve got to do is look at where Pogba has been most successful, at Juventus and at the World Cup, and who was playing with him? Well, at the World Cup it was N’Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi,” Bosnich told talkSPORT.

“So, if you’re looking for players, either look to bring those two in with him, or players of that ilk to play alongside him and bring the very best out of him.”

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15:15 UPDATE: Wissam Ben Yedder agreement

Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Sevilla star Wissam Ben Yedder, reports say.

The forward has found himself on the Red Devils’ radar amid uncertainty over the future of Romelu Lukaku.

And La Colina de Nervion, who report on stories about Sevilla, claim the Red Devils have everything agreed with Ben Yedder.

It’s claimed Ben Yedder could even arrive at the club regardless of what happens with Lukaku.

The player has a relatively low release clause of just £35m.



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