TRANSFER NEWS LIVE – Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal updates plus latest from across Europe.
Monday June 5
15:00: Jose Mourinho has been discussing Benfica defender Victor Lindelof… well sort of.
"I will not say if I want him or not, I think it’s incorrect," Mourinho said.
"Rui [Vitoria, Benfica manager] is not going to be happy with another club manager talking about a player who is his, the president would not be happy to see that.
"Lindelof is theirs and as long as he’s theirs, he’s theirs."
14:45: Real Madrid must sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United if the Red Devils stump up the cash for him, according to pundit Shaka Hislop.
Bale has been linked with an exit from Real after falling behind Isco in the pecking order and Hislop thinks it is best if he left.
"I don't think Gareth Bale wants to go but I think he needs to go at this point," the former West Ham goalkeeper said on ESPN FC.
"If you get Manchester United to come up with the cash, you sell him no question."
14:00: James Rodriguez could still stay at Real Madrid next season, according to European football expert Gabriele Marcotti.
Rodriguez has been heavily linked with an exit from the Bernabeu and was left out of the victorious Champions League Final squad against Juventus on Saturday.
But Marcotti believes his wage demands could be a stumbling block to a move away from the La Liga giants.
"There's a chance (he will still be at Madrid) if they can't sell him," Marcotti said on ESPN FC.
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"He's on enormous wages, he didn't even get into the match day squad for the final."
13:50: Arsenal have been dealt a devastating blow in their pursuit of Barcelona outcast Arda Turan.
Spanish website Eldesmarque claimed Turan had agreed to join the Gunners this summer.
But Turan’s agent, Ahmet Bulut, categorically denies the reports and insist the Turkish international is happy in Barcelona.
"Arda is not going anywhere," Bulut said. "Barcelona's directors are happy with him.
"We haven't spoken to any club about a transfer. The stories that have come out in the media that he will be leaving have annoyed Arda.
"And nor has it gone down well with board members at the club. Arda Turan will see out his contract. He will stay at Barca until 2020."
Arsenal Transfer News: Arda Turan's agent has denied his client will leave Barcelona
13:40: Manchester United are interested in signing Renato Sanches and Douglas Costa.
Jose Mourinho is eager to bolsters his ranks ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign.
And German publication Bild claim the £65million-rated Bayern Munich pair are on his transfer shortlist.
Sanches has failed to score or provide an assist in 25 appearances in all competitions this season, while Costa can’t dislodge Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery from the starting XI.
Rivals Tottenham are also said to be keeping close tabs on Costa.
13:25: Arsenal are preparing to officially unveil Sead Kolasinac as their first summer signing.
Arsenal reportedly tied up a deal for the Schalke defender weeks ago but there’s been no announcement from either club.
That could be about to change with German publication Bild reporting that the 23-year-old has agreed a long-term deal worth £7.5m a year that will see him compete for the left-back position at the Emirates.
With one signing set to be officially announced soon Wenger can turn his attentions to his next signings.
Arsenal Transfer News: The Gunners are close to announcing the signing of Sead Kolasinac
13:15: Chelsea can replace Diego Costa if he were to leave the club this summer, according to former Blues striker Tore Andre Flo.
Costa had been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid but a transfer ban means the La Liga side cannot sign any players until next January.
"If he should go I'm sure Chelsea would find another great striker as big clubs do," Flo said on Sky Sports.
"But it would be nice to see him continue this form and be here for another year."
13:05: Jurgen Klopp is optimistic about the future despite admitting Liverpool have a lot of improvements to make.
The Reds secured Champions League football for only the second time in the last eight years, and with extra demands on his squad – Klopp is already looking to strengthen.
Negotiations are still taking place to buy Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah for a club-record £35million-plus.
Klopp said: “I know that we are good already but we have so much space to improve – I love it.
“Being really good and feeling there's not a lot more possible – that's still okay but you think how can you keep this? We can really improve. That's what I'm really looking forward to.”
12:55: Juventus have agreed a deal in principal to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
Sky Sports claim the Champions League finalists will pay around £14million for the Poland international.
He’s agreed a four-year contract worth £3.5m per season, and is likely to serve as understudy to Gianluigi Buffon during his first season.
But Buffon is expected to retire when his contract expires in June 2018.
Arsenal Transfer News: Juventus have agreed a deal to sign Wojciech Szczesny
12.35: Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 nearly fell through, according to former Real president Ramon Calderon.
Ronaldo cost Los Blancos a then world record fee of £80million but Florentino Perez was close to blocking the deal.
"When he (Florentino Perez) saw the contract he was about to break it because it was too much money," Calderon said on talkSPORT.
"He could get three or four players for the same amount of money.
"Of course now everyone has seen that he has been proven with what I agreed with Manchester United."
12:30: Chelsea must not sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer, according to Ray Wilkins.
Hazard has been linked with a move to Real and yesterday said he would consider a move if they made an offer for him.
"They're a winning club now and they win, they win often," Wilkins said on talkSPORT.
"He certainly is (a big part of the team) and he knows that and the club knows that as well.
"If they want to progress and be one of the top clubs in European football, you cannot afford to let Eden Hazard move to one of your biggest rivals."
12:22: Juventus could swoop for Chelsea star Nemanja Matic.
The title-winning midfielder is supposedly unhappy about losing his role in the starting XI, and is considering his future at Stamford Bridge.
Italian website CalcioMercato claim Juventus want to challenge Manchester United for his services having resigned themselves to missing out on Corentin Tolisso and Blaise Matuidi.
12:00: Matt Le Tissier thinks Manchester United need a couple of key signings this summer.
The Southampton legend has advised Jose Mourinho buy a defender capable of partnering Eric Bailly, and someone to replace skipper Wayne Rooney.
"It's going to be an interesting transfer window for Manchester United. First of all, I think they need a standout centre-back," he told Sky Sports.
"They've got numbers in that area and I think Eric Bailly will be decent but they will need somebody to partner him long-term.
"Further up the pitch, I like Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be better next season but I still think they could do with another option behind the striker with Wayne Rooney unlikely to still be there.”
Manchester United Transfer News: Matt Le Tissier thinks United need a new centre-back
11:50: Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City are interested in signing Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier.
Website TransferMarketWeb claim the Premier League trio are keeping tabs on Aurier, who joined PSG in 2015.
The Ivory Coast international is discussing a new and improved contract at the Parc des Princes.
But there’s been no official agreement to extend his deal beyond June 2019.
11:35: Alvaro Morata will reportedly make a decision on his Real Madrid future today, Italian publication Gazetta dello Sport claim.
The Spanish striker has been linked with a Bernabeu exit this summer having played second-fiddle to Karim Benzema for much of the season.
Manchester United, Chelsea and AC Milan are all challenging for his services, and will learn their fate today with the Spaniard expected to deliver his verdict.
11:25: Barcelona have reignited their interest in Ousmane Dembele after it emerged he was keen on a move this summer.
Barcelona tried to sign the young winger last summer but were knocked back because he wanted regular football.
Dembele moved to Borussia Dortmund from Rennes and has impressed in Germany.
The 20-year-old scored six goals and registered 12 assists in 32 Bundesliga appearances and scored twice in the Champions League.
But Dembele is ready to leave Dortmund after one season following Thomas Tuchel’s departure.
And reports in Spain, from Mundo Deportivo, claim he is back on Barcelona’s radar after making contact with the club saying he was ready to move again.
Arsenal Transfer News: Galatasaray are preparing a £2.6million offer for Joel Campbell
11:20: Galatasaray are preparing a £2.6million offer for Arsenal forward Joel Campbell.
Campbell has spent the majority of his Arsenal career on loan, and netted three times during his latest spell with Sporting Lisbon.
Turkish newspaper Hurriyet claim Galatasaray are keen to bring the 24-year-old to Istanbul to replace Bruma, who is expected to join RB Leipzig.
11:15: Angry Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to bombard Antoine Griezmann’s brother with abuse.
Supporters have been left furious that Griezmann, 25, has snubbed the chance to move to United to stay at Atletico Madrid.
During the ‘will he go, will he stay?’ transfer saga, Griezmann’s brother Theo often tweeted about the Red Devils – fuelling fans’ hopes he could move to Old Trafford.
Theo himself is a big United supporter, who often posted cryptic tweets over whether Antoine could join.
But following the news the deal was off, fans reacted with fury.
They bombarded Theo with messages on Twitter, lamenting him for how he acted.
One furious United fan from Australia tweeted: “I wish i cud bash his face wit a baseball bat , been followin this **** fo mnths.”
11:00: Newcastle are unlikely to make an approach for Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs, reports claim.
Toon boss Rafa Benitez is searching for a left-back to replace Paul Dummett next season, and was tipped to challenge for Gibbs.
However, ESPN claim Newcastle have been put off by Arsenal’s £15million valuation and have other targets in their sights.
Manchester United Transfer News: Gareth Bale says he's happy at Real Madrid
10:50: Gareth Bale is enjoying life at Spanish champions Real Madrid and has committed his future to the club.
Bale, who joined Madrid in 2013, signed a contract extension in October to keep him at the club until 2022 but his future in Spain has been thrown into doubt following a frustrating injury-riddled campaign.
Manchester United were linked with a world-record £100m offer for the Welsh international, but Bale insists he’s going nowhere.
He said: “We are winning trophies and I am happy. I have signed a long-term contract at Madrid. My family is happy and I am happy, so yes we will continue what we are doing.”
10:40: Everton would like Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi included as a makeweight in any deal that takes Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku has been strongly linked with United and former club Chelsea, who allowed him to leave for £28million in 2014.
The Belgium international has two years left on his existing deal at Goodison Park and has refused to sign a new contract.
According to website ClubCall, Ronald Koeman is an admirer of the former Standard Liege striker and would like him added to any potential deal involving Lukaku.
10:30: Eidur Gudjohnsen believes his former Iceland team-mate Gylfi Sigurdsson could be tempted to leave Swansea if a big club comes in for him this summer.
Sigurdsson's future has been the subject of fierce scrutiny after a season in which he was one of the most effective performers in the Premier League.
Swansea are determined to hold on to their prize asset, but Everton and Tottenham have both been strongly linked with Sigurdsson.
Leicester could also see him as an ideal replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who has reportedly declared his wish to leave the Foxes this summer.
Gudjohnsen said: “Gylfi has had a really good season. He's obviously been one of the most important players in keeping Swansea in the Premier League.
"But he's come to an age where he might want to try his luck at a bigger club or even European football.”
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10:25: Manchester United are close to completing their first summer signing.
Portuguese newspaper ABola claim Jose Mourinho will secure Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof’s signature by the end of the week.
The report states United will pay £30m (€35m) up front with another £4.3m (€5m) in performance-related add-ons.
Lindelof, 22, is away with the Sweden squad for their World Cup qualifier with France on Friday – but should sign a contract shortly after.
10:15: Barcelona outcast Arda Turan has agreed to join Arsenal, sensational reports claim.
According to Spanish website Eldesmarque, Turan has assured the Gunners that he would like sign this summer.
Barcelona value their Turkish international at £26million, but Arsenal are trying to negotiate a lower fee.
It’s believed the deal has been accelerated after Arsene Wenger signed his new two-year contract, and could be sewn up inside the next two weeks.
Manchester United Transfer News: Kasper Dolberg will stay at Ajax for another season
09:35: Christian Benteke is trying to convince Liverpool loanee Mamadou Sakho to join Crystal Palace on a permanent basis.
Sakho, 27, impressed during his six-month spell at Selhurst Park and was pivotal in helping them avoid relegation.
Chairman Steve Parish has already admitted the Eagles will struggle to meet Liverpool’s £30m vacation.
But that hasn’t stopped Benteke from applying the pressure.
He said: “I tried to convince him to stay. But at the end of the day, it's up to him. He knows what he needs and what he wants to do.
"Obviously it won't be easy because of the demand, but we'll see. Hopefully, he's going to stay."
09:25: Olivier Giroud has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal and targeted winning the Premier League title with the Gunners.
Giroud, 30, found his playing time reduced this past season as many of his 40 appearances for Arsenal came as a substitute – including a late cameo in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea last week.
But the former Montpellier striker told French television show Telefoot he is not interested in a return to Ligue 1 at this time.
"I am not insensitive to the approaches of the French clubs and especially that of Marseille," he said.
"But my future is in the Premier League. I still have titles to win. After the FA Cup, we will go for the league title. That's my goal."
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09:15: Manchester United target Kasper Dolberg will stay at Ajax for another season, according to his agent.
Dolberg, 19, has enjoyed a phenomenal breakthrough season having netted 23 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.
His exploits have seen a number of European clubs looking to secure his services, including Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
And although his agent Jens Steffensen admits there’s been a number of enquiries, he’s adamant his client will remain with Ajax.
He said: “I can say one thing – all the top European clubs have enquired about him. At the moment there is nothing concrete, there is nothing on paper. Kasper intends to remain at Ajax for another year.”
09.10: Anthony Martial's agent insists the Frenchman won't be leaving Manchester United anytime soon.
“Martial has two years left and there is no reason for him to leave Manchester today," Philippe Lamboley told Journal du Dimanche.
“If Ed Woodward tells me they want him to leave, things are different.
“But that is not what he told me during our last meeting.”
09:00: AC Milan are considering an approach for Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
Tuttomercatoweb claim the Serie A outfit have switched their attentions to Costa after seeing Alvaro Morata refuse a move back to Italy.
It’s believed AC Milan representatives have already spoken with Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes about a potential move to the San Siro.
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08:50: Liverpool are confident of completing the signing of Roma star Mohamed Salah, reports claim.
According to The Telegraph, Jurgen Klopp expects to finalise Salah’s move to Anfield later this week for a club-record fee in excess of £35million.
Roma rejected Liverpool’s initial £28million offer last week, but that’s not deterred Liverpool, who are prepared to offer the Egyptian a bumper £90,000 a-week contract at Anfield.
It’s believed Salah wants to leave and discussions will continue over the next few days.
08:45: Arsene Wenger is determined to sign Monaco superstar Kylian Mbappe.
The veteran manager’s future was clarified last week when it was announced he had signed a new two-year deal.
And he’s reportedly been handed a £150million war chest to rejuvenate his ranks with Mbappe on his shortlist.
France outlet L'Equipe claimed Monaco rejected Arsenal’s initial £87m offer, but TMW have reported that Wenger is desperate to bring Mbappe to the Emirates this summer.
Arsenal Transfer News: Arsene Wenger is determined to sign Monaco star Kylian Mbappe
08:40: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to to sell goalkeeper David de Gea for £22million plus Alvaro Morata.
Sky Sports Spanish football reporter Guillem Balague claims De Gea would love to return to his native Spain, and Mourinho wouldn’t stand in the way.
He said: “Morata said last night his dream is to stay at Madrid… but he's looking for a way out. Nothing from Milan at this point, Manchester United want him.
"Mourinho (is strangely) willing to sell De Gea for €25million plus Morata. Chelsea divided between Lukaku and Morata. He would like play in the Premier League.”
08:35: Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of Paris St-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
The Frenchman is currently playing second-fiddle to Kevin Trapp and could drop further down the pecking order if Unai Emery signs another goalkeeper.
It’s believed Chelsea are interested in Areola as potential replacement for Asmir Begovic, who joined Bournemouth last week.
"My future is very fluid for the moment," Areola said on Telefoot.
"With the arrival of the new Sporting Director (Antero Henrique), the discussions are blocked. I need to have a better season next then the last.
"It is important to have playing time… I was told at the end of the season that the club is looking for a goalkeeper.
"For me, it is impossible to become the third choice at PSG.”