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  • Transfer news LIVE updates on Sunday 16 June
  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has claimed it’s time for a change with Real Madrid expected to make a move for him this summer
  • United could though sign Harry Maguire this summer after it has emerged the defender had a deal in place with the late Leicester owner
  • Philippe Coutinho is ready to join Chelsea after struggling at Barcelona over the last 18 months
  • Liverpool want a new defender to partner Virgil van Dijk

21:50 UPDATE: Liverpool signing on?

Liverpool should make a move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha this summer with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp ideal to manage the winger, John Aldridge claims.

“Maybe they [Liverpool] should look into the possibility of recruiting Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, who is rumoured to have made it clear he wants to move on to play Champions League football,” Aldridge wrote for The Sunday World.

“Zaha has given Liverpool some real problems in the last couple of years.

“Klopp’s ability to turn talents of his type into consistent performers has to make him the kind of player who could thrive at Anfield.”

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Maguire

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Maguire (Image: GETTY)

20.50 UPDATE: Chelsea exit backed

Chelsea should sell Jorginho following the departure of Maurizio Sarri’s, claims ESPN FC pundit Shaka Hislop.

“As far as Jorginho goes, if Sarri’s announced on Monday, I’m Chelsea, I sell Jorginho on Tuesday,” Hislop said.

“Give myself six weeks or whatever it is to find a replacement to spend that money.

“The appeal I think pushes any hearing beyond the close of the transfer window.”

19.50 UPDATE: Arsenal told to spend

Arsenal boss Unai Emery needs to be given a higher transfer budget if he is to succeed in the Premier League next season, Robert Pires claims.

Emery is believed to have a transfer budget of just £40million this summer.

The Spaniard has acknowledged his need to spend, and Pires believes extra funds is the only chance Emery has.

“I read that Arsenal have a small envelope for transfers, only £40m,” Pires said.

“My opinion is that it isn’t enough. If you want to build a good team, you need to spend a lot of money, especially in the Premier League.

“I respect Arsenal’s position and the owner, but everybody knows that if you want to win the Premier League, you need to spend a lot of money.

“All the top clubs want to sign great players, but if you want a great player it costs a lot of money.”

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are keen to spend

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are keen to spend (Image: GETTY)

18.50 UPDATE: Man Utd swap deal?

Man Utd are willing to agree to a player-plus-cash deal to land Leicester star Harry Maguire.

United are keen to land a new centre-back before the start of next season.

And according to The Sun, Leicester’s Maguire tops United’s wishlist.

They add that the Red Devils could table a player-plus-cash offer for the England international.

United are willing to give up Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo to land Maguire, 26, in the coming weeks.

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool are eyeing a move for Pepe

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool are eyeing a move for Pepe (Image: GETTY)

17.50 UPDATE: Tottenham boost

Tottenham transfer target Tanguy Ndombele has admitted he is “interested” in signing for the club.

“Yes, it’s true that Tottenham are a great team,” he admitted.

“They are a big club, they finished fourth in their league, they reached the Champions League final, they are still a big club like any other.

“Which player would not be interested in a big club?”

16.55 UPDATE: Liverpool to raid Spurs?

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been backed to make moves for Tottenham stars Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min this summer.

Reds hero John Aldridge wants Klopp to dip into the transfer market – and he has suggested Tottenham stars Moura and Son as potential signings.

Aldridge wrote for The Sunday World: “Moura is a tricky forward who could slot into the team if any of the front three were out and the same could be said of his team-mate Son Heung-min, although I would be surprised if Spurs allowed the South Korean to leave after his outstanding season.

“It may be that Klopp and his excellent team of scouts have an ace up their sleeves as they look for an extra striker, with their signings over the last couple of years confirming they tend to get things right when they bring players to Anfield, so I’m confident they will get this one right.”

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Diop

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Diop (Image: GETTY)

15.50 UPDATE: Arsenal boost

Arsenal have received somewhat of a boost with Lorient star Alexis Claude-Maurice reportedly favouring a move to the Emirates but the Gunners won’t have it easy.

Striker Claude-Maurice has scored 17 league goals in his 55 appearances for Ligue 2 outfit Lorient.

He has been linked with a move to Arsenal as Unai Emery looks to strengthen his squad.

The boss is under a strict financial budget but Claude-Maurice is still believed to be a target.

But Sky Sports News claim ten other clubs are also interested in the France Under-20 international.

Transfer news LIVE: Coutinho could be on the move

Transfer news LIVE: Coutinho could be on the move (Image: GETTY)

14.40 UPDATE: Sarri out

Maurizio Sarri has left Chelsea to join Juventus on a three-year deal.

Sarri endured a frustrating season at Chelsea but did guide them to third place and won the Europa League.

Sarri was in danger of being sacked but instead managed to earn a move to Juve where he will team up with Cristiano Ronaldo and co.

Chelsea are now set to appoint Frank Lampard as his replacement.

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Transfer news live: Maurizio Sarri has left Chelsea for Juventus (Image: GETTY)

13.30 UPDATE: Lampard won’t get more funds

Frank Lampard will NOT get more money to spend in the transfer market just because of his relationship with Roman Abramovich, according to Shaka Hislop.

“Maybe you’re thinking, given the relationship between Lampard and Abramovich when he was a player and those two seemed to have a bit of a bond and grew close, that Abramovich is going to back him a bit more,” he said.

“I don’t see that happening at all given how arms-length Abramovich has been over recent years.

“Those arguments don’t hold any water for me so I just don’t see why Chelsea have decided to go in this direction at all.”

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Transfer news: Frank Lampard is set to become the new Chelsea manager (Image: GETTY)

12.55 UPDATE: Man Utd set to win Maguire race

Manchester United are set to win the race to sign Harry Maguire with Leicester prepared to honour his gentleman’s agreement with late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Maguire is the subject of interest from both Manchester United and Manchester City this summer after impressing for Leicester and England.

And, according to the Mirror, Leicester will honour a deal Maguire had with the owner who tragically died in October last year during the Leicester helicopter crash.

And with United prepared to pay up to £90m for the centre-back, they look set to beat rivals City who are only ready to go as high as £80m.

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Transfer news live: Harry Maguire is set to join Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

12.20 UPDATE: Barcelona set to land Griezmann

Barcelona are set to land Antoine Griezmann in a deal worth £150m, according to reports.

Griezmann is set to leave Atletico Madrid this summer and Barca are preparing to trigger his release clause on July 1.

That leaves the likes of Manchester United and PSG out of the running.

Both European sides had been looking at a deal for the France striker but are way behind Barca in the race.

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Transfer news live: Antoine Griezmann is set to join Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

10.40 UPDATE: Pogba wants a new challenge

Paul Pogba has suggested he wants to leave Manchester United, during a promotional campaign with Adidas in Tokyo.

“Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well,” Pogba, 26, told reporters in Tokyo.

“For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.

“After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.”

“I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”

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Transfer news live: Paul Pogba admits he wants a new challenge (Image: GETTY)

09.50 UPDATE: Lukaku ‘likely to go’

Romelu Lukaku is likely to join Inter Milan – once they’ve moved some players on, according to Paulo Bandini.

“I think [Lukaku to Inter] will get done in the end,” Bandini told ESPN FC.

“But I have some serious questions at the moment about how Inter are going to make it happen.

“Inter certainly don’t have €75m to throw around as things stand.

“Now they do have some valuable assets that they might be able to move.

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Transfer news live: Romelu Lukaku could join Inter Milan (Image: GETTY)

09.20 UPDATE: Pogba prepared to strike

Paul Pogba is prepared to go on strike to force through a move to Real Madrid.

The Manchester United midfielder is desperate to go to Spain and is prepared to refuse to play during August.

Despite the Premier League transfer window closing before the start of the season the European window remains open until the end of August – meaning Madrid could sign him after the start of the English league.

And Pogba, while preferring to have the move sorted before then, would be willing to go on strike, according to Spanish website ABC.

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Transfer news live: Paul Pogba could go on strike to force Real Madrid move (Image: GETTY)

08.30 UPDATE: One more year for Salah

Mohamed Salah rejected the chance to leave Liverpool this summer – believing it’s the wrong time to move on – according to the Mirror.

Salah has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and is believed to be keen on a switch eventually.

But Salah reportedly feels he should stay where he is for at least one more year.

However Salah is set to to stock and reevaluate again next year.

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Transfer news live: Mohamed Salah could leave Liverpool next summer (Image: GETTY)

07.55 UPDATE: Liverpool eye Alex McCarthy

Jurgen Klopp is considering a move for Alex McCarthy with Simon Mignolet set to leave Liverpool.

McCarthy would come in as back to Alisson after losing his place to Angus Gunn under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Mignolet has spent a year on the sidelines after the signing of Alisson and will now leave the club this summer.

Liverpool had look at McCarthy last year even before signing Alisson.

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Transfer news live: All the latest news and gossip from across the globe (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news live: Liverpool are considering a move for Alex McCarthy (Image: GETTY)

07.40 UPDATE: Real Madrid transfer battle

Christian Eriksen is at the centre of a tug of war between Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez which could benefit Tottenham.

The Danish international, who only has a year left to run on his contract, admitted earlier this month that he was ready to take up a new challenge.

It was generally seen as a come-and-get-me plea to Real Madrid but his dream move is now hanging by a thread.

French legend Zidane wants to link up with his countryman, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who has set his heart on a move to the Spanish giants.

Perez favours making a move for a cheaper option Eriksen but it seems that the Dane wants to make a decision on his future within the next couple of weeks.

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Transfer news live: Christian Eriksen wants to join Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)

07.15 UPDATE: United eye Diop deal

Manchester United are eyeing West Ham defender Issa Diop – but face a battle to convince the Londoners to sell.

Sky Sports report that United are keen to add the centre-back to their squad this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to overhaul his side.

Diop impressed for West Ham last season but has only bee in England for one campaign.

United have been linked with several defenders including Harry Maguire and Matthijs de Ligt.

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Transfer news live: Manchester United are keen on a deal for Issa Diop (Image: GETTY)

07.00 UPDATE: Wan-Bisakka latest

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Crystal Palace ace Aaron Wan-Bissaka but will have to forfeit their sell on clause for Wilfried Zaha.

Express Sport understands Wan-Bissaka is now close to a deal with United and wants to join the club.

Palace are looking into signing Belgium international Timothy Castagne to replace him.

Castagne came close to joining Celtic for £8m in the last transfer window but the deal collapsed when the Italian outfit increased their demands to £12m.

06.45 UPDATE: Coutinho wants Chelsea deal

Philippe Coutinho wants to join Chelsea from Barcelona, according to Duncan Castles.

Coutinho looks set to leave Barcelona this summer after a difficult 18 months and the club are ready to sell.

“The briefing I had last week was that Coutinho’s preference would be to go to Chelsea rather than Paris St-Germain,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.

“But of course, dependent on the transfer-window ban being lifted, which it looks almost certain not to happen.”

06.30 UPDATE: Liverpool eye defender

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants a new defender this summer – to partner Virgil van Dijk in the heart of his back four.

Van Dijk was one of the stars as Liverpool won the Champions League.

But now Klopp wants to add more steal and has been linked with Matthijs de Ligt, although Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United are also circling.

Joe Gomez was expected to be Van Dijk’s main partner but has struggled with injuries.



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