TRANSFER NEWS LIVE
– Manchester United have decided how much they are willing to sell one of their star players for
– Liverpool have offered a contract to Lyon star Nabil Fekir, it has been claimed
– Arsenal are set to make a German goalkeeper their first summer signing
– Chelsea have opted not to pursue Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho
– Aston Villa break club record to sign Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge
Lukaku to Inter Milan?
Manchester United are ready to offload Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan for the right price this summer.
Antonio Conte is interested in Lukaku following his San Siro arrival last month.
According to the Daily Mirror, United will allow the 26-year-old to leave Old Trafford this summer – but only if they receive an offer of around £80m.
Lukaku described Conte as “the best manager in the world” after scoring for Belgium against Scotland on Tuesday.
In other transfer news:
Hazard to Real Madrid
Eden Hazard has reiterated his desire to win many titles with Real Madrid after completing his “dream” £130m move.
The 28-year-old Belgium forward, who was announced as a major summer signing for Real last Friday, passed a medical in Madrid before signing his five-year contract alongside club president Florentino Perez.
Hazard then emerged at the Bernabeu where, witnessed by tens of thousands of Real fans, he pledged to help restore Los Blancos to former glories following a trophy-less season at home and in Europe.
After being introduced by Perez, Hazard said: “I want to win many titles with Real Madrid, in this shirt. This has been my dream since I was a child and now I’m here. I just want to enjoy this moment.”
Hazard then visited his new changing rooms before donning the famous white shirt of Real and returning to the Bernabeu pitch to demonstrate his ball-juggling skills and waving to the crowd.
Fekir to Liverpool?
Liverpool have reignited their interest in signing Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, according to Nicolo Schira.
The France international was on the verge of sealing an Anfield switch prior to last summer’s World Cup but the Reds pulled the plug on the deal amid concerns over medical results.
“Jurgen Klopp has reignited his interest in Nabil Fekir and he would buy him from Olympique Lyon,” Schira tweeted.
“Aulas wants at least €50M for his player.
“Liverpool have offered Fekir a contract until 2024 at €4M at year.”
Schubert to Arsenal?
Arsenal are set to sign Dynamo Dresden goalkeeper Markus Schubert.
According to The Independent, the 21-year-old stopper will join on a free transfer.
Arsenal bosses have identified Schubert as a long-term challenger to Bernd Leno.
The Gunners are so confident of his arrival that they have contacted Championship clubs about signing him on loan for the season.
Coutinho to Chelsea?
Chelsea have decided against signing Philippe Coutinho after initial discussions with Barcelona, it has been claimed.
Chelsea were looking at the Brazil international as a possible replacement for Eden Hazard who has joined Real Madrid for an initial £89million.
But any move for Coutinho would mean the Blues’ transfer ban would have to be frozen or lifted.
FIFA have stopped Chelsea from signing players in the next two windows for breaking rules when it comes to signing young players.
The Sun claim the Blues have given up on Coutinho though as they are resigned to the fact their transfer ban will not be resolved in time to complete a deal.
Wesley to Aston Villa?
Aston Villa have signed Club Brugge striker Wesley Moraes for £22m, according to Belgian outlet HLN.
The Brazilian will become Villa’s most expensive player of all-time, overtaking Darren Bent’s £19m signing from Sunderland back in 2010.
He has reportedly put pen to paper on a five-year contract.
Aston Villa could confirm the signing by the weekend once he passes a medical.
Cancelo to Man City?
Manchester City are closing in on their first signing of the summer transfer window, according to Nicolo Schira.
The transfer expert claims that Juventus defender Joao Cancelo is nearing a move to the Etihad.
“Manchester City want to close for Joao Cancelo from Juventus,” Schira tweeted.
“They have an agreement with the Portuguese player. Contacts ongoing to finalise the deal.”
Fraser to Arsenal?
Arsenal target Ryan Fraser believes he is likely to remain at Bournemouth.
“The likelihood is I will be at Bournemouth for another year,” said Fraser.
“And what will happen, will happen.
“That is all I can really say about it. No one has really spoken to me about it.”
Hazard to Real Madrid
Eden Hazard is putting the finishing touches on his €150m (£130m) move to Real Madrid from Chelsea after undergoing his medical in the Spanish capital.
The Belgium forward, 28, was announced as a major summer signing for Madrid last Friday and will be unveiled at Real’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Thursday evening.
Real confirmed Hazard had undergone his medical at Madrid’s La Moraleja University Hospital in a tweet published shortly before 7pm local time (1800BST), when the player is now expected to sign his five-year contract and appear on the Bernabeu pitch in front of thousands of fans ahead of a press conference.