Transfer Centre: latest live updates

Transfer Centre: Frank Lampard, Arnautovic latest live updates

The latest news and rumours, including updates on the futures of Marko Arnautovic, Romelu Lukaku, and Frank Lampard’s return to Chelsea.

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BLADES EYE MAUPAY

Premier League new boys Sheffield United are trying to pull off an audacious record swoop for prolific Brentford striker Neal Maupay, according to the Mirror.

 

  • Arsenal are on the brink of completing a £26m deal for Saint-Etienne defender William Salibabefore sending him back to the Ligue 1 club on loan for the forthcoming season. (Mirror)
  • Inter Milan are stalling on meeting Romelu Lukaku’s £75m price tag so the striker will have to join Manchester United on their pre-season tour. (The Sun)#
  • Leicester will have to pay at least £40m to land Burnley’s James Tarkowski. (Daily Mail)
  • Manchester United are losing patience with David de Gea and have made him a take-it-or-leave-it deal worth £350,000-a-week. (Daily Star)
  • Chelsea want Mason Mount tied down to a new long-term deal before they fly out to Japan – on the orders of Frank Lampard. (The Sun)
  • Newcastle will give their new manager a £100m transfer budget as they look to reinvest money generated by player sales. (Daily Star)

JOSE BACK TO SERIE A?

Jose Mourinho has told Sky in Italy that it “could be possible” to manage in Serie A again one day.

Mourinho, who won the Champions League with Inter Milan, was speaking at Wimbledon. Sky Sports understands Mourinho spent time with Rafa Nadal.

Asked if he could see himself having a future in tennis Mourinho said: “Always football and always the top level.”

 

WILDER REACTS TO JAGIELKA RETURN

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder told the club’s official website: “I don’t have to sign players for the fans to pat us on the back, we’re signing Phil because he is a really good footballer and a great character to have around in our first season back in the Premier League.

“He’s got an obvious history with the club which is fantastic, but meeting up with him and seeing his desire makes me delighted to see Jags back at home.”

 

TRANSFER TALK PODCAST: CAN ARSENAL AFFORD ZAHA?

Host Dave Reed is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur to discuss all the latest moves in the market.

After Leicester rejected a £70m bid from Manchester United for Harry Maguire, the panel discuss whether the England international is worth a potential world-record fee for a defender.

Kristof also reveals why Romelu Lukaku wants to leave United, the team leading the race to sign Youri Tielemans and the current situation surrounding Yannick Carrasco.

With Crystal Palace holding out for £80m for Wilfried Zaha, the panel discuss if Arsenal can afford him and their possible alternatives.

West Ham are also on the agenda after they rejected a bid from an unnamed Chinese club for Marko Arnautovic, while Sky Sports News north-east reporter Keith Downie provides an update on the future of Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff.

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https://www.spreaker.com/episode/18443808?utm_medium=widget&utm_term=episode_title&utm_source=user%3A11096705

 

MORE ON ARNAUTOVIC

West Ham feel they have no choice but to let Marko Arnautovic go because it would be bad for team morale if he stays.

A senior West Ham source says: “It’s a terrible deal for us but the manager, staff and players want him out.”

Decision to sell has been made by the manager and the board support him.

 

#Source: Sky Sports

 

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