Transfer news LIVE updates: Thursday, May 9
- Man Utd are being led by Liverpool in the race to sign Daniel James
- Arsenal are ready to sell Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan
- Maurizio Sarri has opened up on transfers after Chelsea’s ban was upheld
- Tottenham eye a Toby Alderweireld replacement
12.30pm: Man Utd told to sign Paulo Dybala
Manchester United have been told to sign Paulo Dybala by Liverpool legend Steve Nicol.
“This is a strange one,” Nicol told ESPN FC. “There’s no question Dybala’s got ability.
“But if you look at Serie A, five goals and four assists in a Juventus team who are way, way ahead of everybody else.
“So I’m not quite sure how much Man United would be prepared to buy this guy for, but I think he would help them.”
He added: “Listen, Man United probably need seven or eight players.
“But, they have to bring in quality and quality costs. So you can’t expect to rejig the whole side in one window.
“This is going to take two or three windows but Dybala would be a great start, no question. Great player.”
Transfer news LIVE: Paulo Dybala could be on his way to Man Utd this summer
12pm UPDATE: Man Utd star Alexis Sanchez offered to Inter Milan
Alexis Sanchez has been offered to Serie A side Inter Milan by his agent.
That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport who claim Fernando Felicevich has been in Milan working on a deal which would see the Manchester United man leave Old Trafford.
Sanchez is on huge wages which could be a major stumbling block to any potential move.
The winger has been a flop since making the switch from Arsenal in January last year.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want to sell Alexis Sanchez this summer
11.30am UPDATE: Antonio Conte close to Inter Milan deal
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is set to be appointed by Inter Milan.
The Serie A side will only sack current boss Luciano Spalletti if they can secure a deal for Conte though.
Sky Sports claim no agreement can be announced before June 30.
Inter Milan are currently 26 points behind Juventus in Serie A.
Transfer news LIVE: Antonio Conte is set to become Inter Milan manager
11am UPDATE: Man Utd eye £55m duo from PSV
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could make a move for PSV duo Hirving Lozano and Steven Bergwijn.
The Dutch side are said to be willing to sell both players this summer.
United boss Solskjaer is set to overhaul his side after a disappointing campaign at Old Trafford.
De Telegraaf claim PSV are looking to recoup £55million for the duo if they are to be allowed to leave.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have previously been linked with Lozano and Bergwijn.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Hirving Lozano
10.15am UPDATE: Liverpool to offer Divock Origi new contract
Liverpool are set to offer Divock Origi a new contract after his heroics against Barcelona on Tuesday.
The Belgian netted twice in the 4-0 demolition of the Catalan club to reach the Champions League final.
The Independent claim Liverpool will reward Origi a new contract for his performance.
Liverpool will face Tottenham in the Champions League final on Saturday, June 1.
Transfer news LIVE: Divock Origi will be offered a new Liverpool contract
9.30am UPDATE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans Romelu Lukaku talks
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning heart-to-heart talks with Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer after falling behind Marcus Rashford in the pecking order.
Solskjaer has not given up on Lukaku and would like him to stay, according to The Sun.
United have been linked with a big-money move for Juventus ace Paulo Dybala in recent days.
Transfer news LIVE: Romelu Lukaku is set for talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
9am UPDATE: Man Utd eye Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi
Manchester United are keen on a move for Chelsea whizzkid Callum Hudson-Odoi.
A right-winger is on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish-list and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho had been mooted as a target.
But with that seemingly dead in the water – Sancho wants to continue to play Champions League football – Hudson-Odoi has emerged as an alternative.
According to the Mail, United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all keen on Hudson-Odoi, who is out of contract next summer.
Chelsea were handed the two-window transfer ban in February after being found guilty of breaching rules in the signing of under-18 players.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea
8.30am UPDATE: Eden Hazard could stay at Chelsea
Chelsea’s transfer ban could be bad news for Eden Hazard and any proposed move to Real Madrid.
The Belgian has been linked with a Stamford Bridge exit this summer.
But after FIFA rejected Chelsea’s transfer ban appeal, Hazard could be forced to stay at the club for the last year of his contract.
A source told Spanish outlet AS the decision was ‘very, very bad news’ for Hazard.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea star Eden Hazard could now stay at Stamford Bridge
8am UPDATE: Paul Pogba to Juventus blocked
Manchester United midfielder could be BLOCKED from rejoining Juventus in the summer – because of his agent Mino Raiola.
Manchester United midfielder Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started to deteriorate.
After his blistering start under the Norwegian fizzled out, rumours that Pogba would leave the club that were commonplace under Jose Mourinho have resurfaced.
As well as links to Real Madrid, The Frenchman’s former club Juventus have expressed an interest in bringing the midfielder back to Italy, but that move could be scrapped.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has been banned from practising as a football agent in Italy for a period of three months, which limits his opportunity to get a deal done this summer.
Italian outlet Gazzetta report that both Raiola, and his cousin Vincenzo have been handed bans, and Mino won’t be able to be involved with any transfers involving Italian clubs until August 9.
Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba has been linked with a Man Utd exit this summer
7.30am UPDATE: Liverpool and Man Utd want Daniel James
Swansea star Daniel James is wanted by Manchester United but Liverpool could be the frontrunners to sign him, according to Jim White.
“Swansea City have got this lad Daniel James, very impressive youngster,” White said.
“He’s rated at about £10million plus add-ons.
“It’s my understanding this morning five of the top six, all apart from Manchester City, have enquired about Daniel James at Swansea.
“He was actually recommended to Manchester United by Ryan Giggs. He’s a kid but he’s got a pedigree already.
“But he’s a big Liverpool fan and I wonder, are we going to see this kid Daniel James heading towards Liverpool?
“So if the news wasn’t great for Liverpool, it might even get better very soon.”
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd and Tottenham are all looking to strengthen
7am UPDATE: Arsenal to ditch duo
Arsenal manager Unai Emery will attempt to ditch Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer as he looks to overhaul his squad, according to reports.
Ozil is the club’s top-earner and would free up significant funds for new signings.
He has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot in Emery’s team and is often dropped for away games by the boss.
Meanwhile, Mkhitaryan has not made much of an impact since moving to Arsenal from Manchester United as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford.
And now The Sun say Emery is ready to ditch them both ahead of a summer revamp at the Emirates.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to overhaul his side
6.30am UPDATE: Tottenham eye Robin Koch to replace Toby Alderweireld
Tottenham are interested in signing Freiburg defender Robin Koch as a potential replacement for Manchester United target Toby Alderweireld.
There is a clause in the centre-back’s contract which means he could leave for £25million this summer.
German outlet Bild say Spurs have been impressed with Koch’s performances this season in the Bundesliga and could make a raid.
Freiburg are said to want more than the £18m they received for Caglar Soyuncu last summer if they sell.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has reacted to the club’s ban
6am UPDATE: Maurizio Sarri on Chelsea transfers
Maurizio Sarri has admitted that Chelsea need at least two new players this summer if they are to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City – on the day that their appeal against a two window transfer ban was thrown out by Fifa.
He said: “If the club is banned, then we’d have to keep the squad we have and bring some of the loan players back in, and that would give them an opportunity to play more.
“The fans would enjoy that. You can see that from the support we get from them. When the young players come on to the pitch at Stamford Bridge, they always get a fantastic reception.
“The fans believe in us. It would be a good thing for us young players, to have an opportunity to play more, if we do get a ban. That’s something we have to thank the fans for.” Chelsea currently have 41 players out on loan at other clubs.”