Transfer news LIVE
- Man Utd are readying a £120m move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala
- Jose Mourinho has dropped a hint over returning to Real Madrid
- Arsenal would be the best fit for Gareth Bale if he quit Real Madrid, Adrian Durham says
13:00 UPDATE: Liverpool angered Barcelona
Liverpool angered Barcelona when Michael Edwards demanded they pay a premium for any Reds player following the departure of Philippe Coutinho.
The Liverpool Echo say a clause that was demanded by Reds transfer guru Edwards displeased Barcelona at the time of the negotiations.
Liverpool insisted on a clause that meant that, should the La Liga giants come calling again, they would have to pay a ‘premium’.
That means another £89million for any Reds star they wish to buy before 2020.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are readying a £120m move for Paulo Dybala
12:35 UPDATE: Sancho to Man Utd claim
Jadon Sancho should not join Manchester United because he would not be guaranteed game time like he is at Borussia Dortmund, Alejandro Moreno claims.
“I don’t quite see it to Manchester United just yet,” Moreno said.
“Let’s not forget that Manchester United just invested in Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and [Jesse] Lingard is there as well.
“So you’ve already put a lot of money into different assets that match very well what Jadon Sancho brings to the team.
“So therefore he may be on the move, I just don’t think it’s to Manchester United.”
12:00 UPDATE: Molde on Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer IS under contract at Norwegian side Molde – despite his claims to the contrary, the club’s managing director Oystein Neerland claims.
“Before Christmas we signed a new agreement with Ole Gunnar for three years, until the end of the 2021 season,” he said.
“Afterwards Ole Gunnar has taken over as temporary manager at Manchester United, a job that goes on until the summer.
“Ole Gunnar is now employed at Manchester United but he plans to return to Molde after the season.”
11:30 UPDATE: Bale to Man Utd agreement?
Reports in Spain claim Real Madrid think Manchester United have an agreement with Gareth Bale.
OK Diario director Eduardo Inda said: “There is a tremendous anger and in the club he is sure he has closed an agreement with Manchester United, betraying Real Madrid who wanted to sell it to Chelsea to lower the price of the Eden Hazard operation.
“They want to sell Bale for 120 million euros.”
Bale has struggled to impress this season at Real Madrid.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Jadon Sancho
10:55 UPDATE: Rodgers slammed
Celtic star Oliver Burke has aimed a subtle dig at Brendan Rodgers since quitting Scotland for Leicester.
“I wouldn’t say I was disappointed that Brendan has gone,” Burke said.
“Personally I’m still happy here. I’m enjoying my football.
“It’s a massive club with great fans and great people.”
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool angered Barcelona during the Philippe Coutinho deal
10:20 UPDATE: Bakayoko on Chelsea future
Chelsea ace Tiemoue Bakayoko, currently on loan at AC Milan, says his future is completely up in the air.
He said to France Football: “When I think of my future, it is a total blur, I cannot empty my head. I’m doing everything to qualify for the Champions League.
“It’s been five years since the Milan fans have heard the Champions League anthem and I want to be there the next time it sounds in San Siro.
“‘I’m having a good season, I’m very grateful to Milan. I’m very happy here, although at first, I was criticised. But it’s normal, they expected more, there is no problem.”
Transfer news LIVE: Celtic star Oliver Burke aimed a subtle dig at Brendan Rodgers
09:50 UPDATE: Mourinho open to Chelsea return
Jose Mourinho is open to returning to Chelsea.
“I wouldn’t have a problem going back to Madrid, Porto, Chelsea, Inter or any team that I have managed,” he said.
Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United last December.
Since axing the Special One, United are flying under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid think Manchester United have an agreement with Gareth Bale
09:25 UPDATE: Solskjaer revelation
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he isn’t sure whether he’s under contract with Norwegian club Molde amid claims he will take over at Manchester United permanently.
“I’m not quite sure how it works,” he said.
“I think the contract has expired and that now I only have contract with Manchester United. There may have to be another contract for that [return to Molde].
“Let’s see what it says here. No, I am…”manager of Molde”- It’s not what I am doing at the moment, but the plan is to go back there.”
Transfer news LIVE: Jose Mourinho has dropped a hint over returning to Real Madrid
08:55 UPDATE: Liverpool exit
Liverpool youngster Taiwo Awoniyi is a target for Bundesliga outfit Schalke.
Goal claim the German side have approached the Reds over the 21-year-old.
Schalke contacted Jurgen Klopp directly, with Liverpool demanding around £10m for the striker.
Awoniyi is currently on loan at Belgian side Mouscron, where he has scored six goals in seven games.
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could return to Molde
08:30 UPDATE: Man Utd want Dybala
Manchester United are readying a £120m move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala.
The Sun claim the Red Devils will move for Dybala if Romelu Lukaku leaves this summer.
United scouts have watched the Argentina striker closely over the past couple of seasons.
And Old Trafford transfer chiefs feel Dybala will take United to the next level and challenge for the Premier League title.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool youngster Taiwo Awoniyi could leave
08:00 UPDATE: Bale to Arsenal backed
Arsenal would suit Gareth Bale more than any other Premier League side, talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham claims.
“He’s won nothing in the English game and I think this summer is the time to get yourself back here, go to a club that’s going to win something, i.e. not Tottenham Hotspur, and win things in the English game, really drive a club forward,” Durham told talkSPORT.
“Whether it be Liverpool or a Manchester United. It would be such a tap in to go to Manchester City and join what they’re doing.
“I don’t necessarily think Pep [Guardiola] would want him, I think he might go with younger players, I might be wrong.
“It would be a bit deceitful really to go to Chelsea if you’re Gareth Bale, think of the Tottenham connection there.
“It’s impossible, surely isn’t it, to go to Arsenal. But Arsenal fit the bill, he should be going to a club that he can make a difference, that club that needs to be pushed over the line.
“That’s why I’m talking about a Liverpool, that’s why I’m talking about a Manchester United, it would be an Arsenal. But could he go there, really?”
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07:40 UPDATE: Mourinho on Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho has hinted he’s improved since he was last at Real Madrid amid rumours he could replace Santiago Solari at the Bernabeu.
“I’ve got an overall great memory of my time there,” Mourinho told Spanish TV channel Cuatro.
“To work for Real Madrid has been a unique experience, different from any other I’ve had, and I’ve had many.
“We’ve done fantastic things. We won La Liga… We had bad times, I probably made mistakes, but I improved a lot as a coach and as a person after that experience.
“Now I’m open to even work in a country that I’ve never worked before, to try out a different culture and win a league in a fifth different country. But I’m calm now.”