Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd £34m demand, Chelsea seal deal, Liverpool agreement close

Express Sport brings you all the latest transfer news ahead of this summer’s window (Image: GETTY)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United will be desperately attempting to bring in new faces when the summer transfer window opens as the three clubs look to topple Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

The Gunners came close to clinching top-flight silverware last season after racking up 28 wins, but were thwarted by the Citizens on the final day of the campaign.

Liverpool will have a fresh impetus under new boss Arne Slot when the new season gets underway, while the Red Devils will need to close a gap of 31 points if they are to compete for honours.

Chelsea are another team with a new manager at the helm after Enzo Maresca came in to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

And the Blues look set to secure their first transfer of the summer after defender Tosin Adarabioyo reportedly put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s team will be unwilling to sit still, despite winning four Premier League titles on the bounce, and will look to build on their momentum in what could be their manager’s final campaign in charge.

Follow the Express Sport live transfer blog below for all the latest updates throughout the day.

Klopp touted for England job

Arsenal hero Emmanuel Petit has called on the FA to appoint former Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as England manager after Gareth Southgate departs.

The 1998 World Cup winner told “You have the choice to take either an English manager or a foreign manager. If we talk about an English manager then there is Graham Potter for example.

“I know it is not the tradition of English people or the FA to hire a foreign manager but they have done it in the past with Sven-Goran Eriksson. So maybe someone with a different vision from outside, because I really feel that England is not far from winning something.

“I would love to see Jurgen Klopp. Guys like this say: ‘I’m going to take one year out.’ But it’s a lie. After two or three months they will be bored.”

Man Utd given green light

Manchester United are said to be targeting Sporting midfielder Morten Hjulmand and could reportedly sign him for £69million this summer.

And the ace has given the Red Devils the green light to chase his signature after reacting to praise from United star Bruno Fernandes.

“It’s always great to receive praise from other big profiles,” Hjulmand explained. “I know he’s a former Sporting player and he’s still a big fan of the club, so it’s great to know he’s still watching. It can only make me happy to receive praise from a player like him.

“I’d say that it (the Premier League) is a destination I could see myself going to in the future. Whether it’s a dream, I don’t know. But it is a goal for me to play in the Premier League one day.”

Manchester United are said to be targeting Sporting midfielder Morten Hjulmand (Image: GETTY)

Arsenal target Guimaraes gives hint on future

Arsenal and Manchester City target Bruno Guimaraes has hinted about where his future lies following a stellar two-and-a-half years at Newcastle. The Brazil international has been linked with a big-money move this summer.

“Look, my future, to be honest, is in God’s hands,” Guimaraes explained. “I have a contract with Newcastle, I’m very happy, as I said. I know how much they like me, I know everything I’ve been doing for the club.

“In short, I have a contract, I’m happy. I don’t know what can happen, we know everything about Financial Fair Play, but what I can say is that I feel happy.

“Obviously it’s very nice to have your name linked with big clubs, it shows that I’m doing my job well, but I’m not worried about it at all. As I said, I’m happy at the club. I’m very happy, so let’s see what happens. I’m not in any hurry, I’m happy – and it’s up to God – let’s see what happens.”

Liverpool agreement said to be ‘close’

Sports Zone have reported that Liverpool are close to reaching an agreement in principle with Atalanta to snap up midfielder Ederson. And other reports suggest the Reds could pay over £38million to sign the 24-year-old.

However, other media outlets including The Athletic have claimed that a deal is not on the cards.

Ederson has spent the last two seasons at Atalanta and featured in 36 Serie A matches last season as his team finished fourth in the table.

Liverpool have been linked with Atalanta star Ederson (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea seal Adarabioyo deal

Chelsea’s deal to land Tosin Adarabioyo appears to be sealed as the defender has signed a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

The 26-year-old has come to the end of his contract at Fulham and will join the Blues on a free transfer after completing his medical yesterday.

Adarabioyo, who made 20 Premier League appearances last season, was also targeted by the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle but will now be able to remain in the capital.

Man Utd £34m demand

Manchester United are willing to part company with Mason Greenwood on a permanent basis if their transfer demands are met, according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The Red Devils want up to £34million to let Greenwood go, with Juventus advancing to land the forward.

Greenwood has already said ‘yes’ to Juve, but the Italian club are trying to negotiate a lower transfer figure as the fee is currently too much.

Good morning!

Good morning and welcome to our live transfer blog. The summer transfer window opens on the same day Euro 2024 gets underway. What a summer we have in store, so stick around to follow all the latest transfer news throughout the day.