Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd on brink of £34m swoop as Liverpool target 'agrees terms' – Football News

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd on brink of £34m swoop as Liverpool target 'agrees terms'

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The summer transfer window has burst into life over the last few days, with a host of Premier League clubs looking to complete some early business. The likes of Chelsea, Aston Villa and Everton have all been active in the market but they could soon be joined by some of their top-flight rivals.

Manchester United are on the hunt for a new striker and have been linked with a move for Bologna frontman Joshua Zirkzee. They are not the only club with an interest in the Dutchman, though, given that AC Milan have also been credited with a strong desire to snap him up.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are yet to make their first signing of the Arne Slot era following his arrival at Anfield earlier this month. They could also be about to lose one of their longest-serving players, with reports suggesting that Adrian has rejected the offer of a new contract.

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Ipswich set sights on Johnson

Ipswich Town are interested in signing West Ham defender Ben Johnson on a free transfer, according to The Telegraph.

Johnson is set to leave the Hammers when his contract expires at the end of this month, although he has been offered a new five-year deal.

He is said to be admired by Kieran McKenna, who wants to improve his options at right-back ahead of the new campaign.

Other clubs in the Premier League are said to be tracking Johnson but the 24-year-old is yet to make a final decision on his future.

Ipswich are said to be weighing up a move for Ben Johnson

Ipswich are said to be weighing up a move for Ben Johnson (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd open talks with Morata’s representatives

Manchester United are reportedly speaking to Alvaro Morata’s representatives as they weigh up a bargain move for the former Chelsea man.

The 31-year-old remains tied down to Atletico Madrid until 2026 but could seemingly return to the Premier League this summer.

United are keen on snapping him up, according to Turkish outlet Sabah, with the Red Devils already discussing a potential move for his signature.

They are not the only club in the race, though, with AS Roma, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Fenerbahce also said to have opened talks with his representatives.

Arsenal join race for Kimmich

Arsenal have joined the chase for Bayern Munich utility man Joshua Kimmich, according to HITC.

The Germany international has already been linked with a potential move to Manchester City, where he would reunite with former Bayern boss Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal, however, are said to be keen on beating City to his signature with Mikel Arteta a keen admirer.

Adrian closing in on Liverpool exit

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian is finalising a move to Real Betis after turning down a new contract at Anfield, according to ABC Sevilla.

The 37-year-old was offered a new deal but has reportedly chosen to seek a fresh challenge after five years on Merseyside.

He is said to be in the final stages of negotiating a return to his native Spain with Real Betis ahead of next season.

Adrian is reportedly close to joining Real Betis on a free transfer

Adrian is reportedly close to joining Real Betis on a free transfer (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea trigger Guiu release clause

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Barcelona youngster Marc Guiu by activating his £5m release clause, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Blues are said to have overtaken Bayern Munich in the race to land Guiu, who has been offered a new deal by Barcelona.

He is yet to decide where his future lies but Chelsea are thought to be ‘getting closer’ to agreeing a long-term deal.

Liverpool target ‘agrees terms’ with mystery club

Newcastle youngster Yankuba Minteh has agreed personal terms with a mystery side amid interest from Liverpool.

The Reds have been tipped to move for Minteh’s signature with Newcastle open to cashing in on the 19-year-old this summer.

His agent, Bakary Bojang, has confirmed that personal terms have been agreed with a mystery club.

He said: “From our side. if Newcastle wants to sell and the sporting project is good, we will definitely look at it. We are in communication with some clubs.

“I can’t confirm the clubs who are in communication with us. We have agreed terms with one of the clubs, so now the rest is with Newcastle.”

Man Utd edge closer to Zirkzee deal

Manchester United are close to completing the £34m signing of Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, according to i.

AC Milan have been heavily linked with the forward but have reportedly switched their focus to other targets.

It leaves United in pole position to land Zirkzee, who is thought to be in talks with the Red Devils over personal terms.

If the proposed move goes ahead, it will be the first incoming transfer of the INEOS era at Old Trafford.

United are reportedly close to signing Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna

United are reportedly close to signing Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna (Image: GETTY)


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