TRANSFER NEWS LIVE
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United’s permanent manager on a three-year deal
- Manchester United are eyeing a swoop for Chelsea gem Callum Hudson-Odoi
- Barcelona and Bayern Munich are scrapping over the same striker
- Thorgan Hazard AND Eden Hazard could get moves to Madrid this summer
- Antoine Griezmann is willing to accept a massive pay cut to join Barcelona
13:44 UPDATE: Arsenal transfer latest
Charlton manager Lee Bowyer says the club are desperate for Joe Aribo to sign a new contract.
Aribo’s current deal expires at the end of the season and Arsenal want to sign the defender.
“I’ve spoken to Joe on a number of occasions and he knows how we feel,” Bowyer said.
“We want him to sign not just for us, but for his own career so we just need to get over this barrier that’s been put in front of us.”
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal want to sign Charlton ace Joe Aribo (right)
13:23 UPDATE: Hazard wants Atletico transfer
Don’t worry Chelsea fans! This isn’t Eden Hazard we’re talking about.
His brother Thorgan Hazard is eyeing a move to Atletico Madrid in the summer.
That is according to Sport Bild, who reckon the Monchengladbach star could head to Spain for as much as £22.5m.
Thorgan’s father and agent Thierry Hazard reckons a move can be brokered – in the same summer Eden may well rock up at Real Madrid!
Transfer news LIVE: Thorgan Hazard wants to join Atletico Madrid
Transfer news LIVE: Thorgan and Eden Hazard could both move to Spain
12:40 UPDATE: Arsenal move for Joan Jordan
Arsenal want to sign Joan Jordan from Eibar as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey.
Marca claim the Gunners are tracking 28-year-old Jordan’s £13m release clause.
Jordan’s contract in Spain expires in 2020, meaning Eibar could look to cash in on him this summer.
Arsenal are set to spend in order to strengthen their midfield once Ramsey leaves for Juventus.
Transfer news LIVE: Joan Jordan could be heading to Arsenal
11:57 UPDATE: Ancelotti rules out Man Utd deal
Manchester United will not succeed in landing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer market.
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is determined to keep his top men in Naples for next season.
“Koulibaly won’t leave and the big names will all stay because Napoli aren’t forced to sell,” Ancelotti said.
“With targeted investments we can grow and win things with young players, providing we find guys like Meret and Fabian Ruiz.”
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd target Koulibaly (left) will not be allowed to leave
11:22 UPDATE: Solskjaer timing crucial
The timing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s contract announcement could be crucial to Manchester United’s transfer plans.
Solskjaer pledging to remain at Old Trafford for the next three years will likely fuel confidence from the squad in the stability of United.
And that could lead to David De Gea signing a new contract, while Paul Pogba’s supposed push to Real Madrid may come to nothing.
Solskjaer himself is now preparing for the season run-in, while keeping one eye on the summer transfer plans.
11:03 UPDATE: Barcelona and Bayern battle
Barcelona will have a rival in their chase to sign Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt, with Bayern Munich now keen.
ESPN claim Bayern already to pounce on Jovic following his stunning season in the Bundesliga.
Barca have been chasing the striker for weeks and will supposedly need around £45m to snap him up.
But Bayern could make a move before the Nou Camp giants get their act together.
Transfer news LIVE: Bayern Munich and Barcelona want to sign Luka Jovic
10:46 UPDATE: Man Utd players told
Manchester United players were told of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent appointment on Wednesday.
Solskjaer was today confirmed as the full-time manager at Old Trafford.
And it is understood the squad were informed of the decision to keep the Norwegian on during training at Carrington yesterday.
United face Watford this weekend in Solskjaer’s first job as full-time boss.
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now start thinking about transfers at Man Utd
10:25 UPDATE: Real Madrid transfer budget
Real Madrid have an eye-watering £428m (€500m) transfer budget for the summer.
That is according to French newspaper L’Equipe, who claim they will go after Kylian Mbappe now Zinedine Zidane is back in charge.
Real are also set to push for Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard as Zidane eyes a Bernabeu revolution.
It was reported earlier this week that Mbappe could cost Real as much as £240m to prise away from PSG.
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid want to sign Kylian Mbappe
10:00 UPDATE: Ramsey a great deal for Juve
Aaron Ramsey’s free transfer from Arsenal to Juve is a steal for the Serie A giants.
That is the view of ex-Milan and Italy star Franco Baresi.
“I’ve seen him play. He’s obviously a great player,” Baresi said.
“I think Juve has really landed a great coup there and I’m sure he’ll be able to adapt to Italian football.”
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal will lose Aaron Ramsey to Juventus in the summer
09:20 UPDATE: Woodward on Solskjaer
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has commented on the permanent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager.
“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” he said.
“More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.
“This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward.
“I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment.
“The fans and everyone at the club are behind him as he looks to take us where we need to be and build the next stage of our history.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent a message to Man Utd fans
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be at Man Utd next season
09:00 UPDATE: Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Manchester United manager on a permanent basis.
“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” said Solskjaer.
“It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.
“The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far.
“This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the permanent Man Utd manager
08:41 UPDATE: Kane on Spurs exit
Harry Kane insists he is not interested in leaving Tottenham right now.
“I’ve always said as long as the club is moving in the right direction and showing the right ambition, I want to be part of the journey,” he told ESPN.
“It’s something you assess along the way. A lot of people look at it and say this is maybe the best team we’ve had, maybe the best team we’ll ever have and the best manager, but it’s important that we have something to show for it.
“It’s not just when we look back in 10 years, we had a great team. It’s, ‘Look what they did. Look what they won.’
“The challenge for us is, can we keep going up and up and up? It’s going to be difficult in the next couple of years with the stadium and the finances.”
Transfer news LIVE: Harry Kane says he isn’t interested in leaving Tottenham right now
08:15 UPDATE: Tottenham talks for Amadou Diawara
Tottenham are reportedly in talks with Napoli over a move for Amadou Diawara.
Gazzetta dello Sport claim Spurs are discussing a possible swoop for the midfielder in the summer.
Spurs have not signed a player in either of their last two transfer windows.
But they could well land Diawara, with Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti preferring Allan, Piotr Zielinksi and Fabian Ruiz in midfield.
Transfer news LIVE: Amadou Diawara is wanted at Tottenham
08:00 UPDATE: Griezmann ready for Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann is finally ready to leave Atletico Madrid for Barcelona, report Mundo Deportivo.
Griezmann sensationally snubbed Barca to stay at Atletico last year but would now accept a salary decrease to get a move to the Nou Camp.
The report claims he is happy to see his £19.6m contract at Atletico scrapped.
And he will sign a more modest £13.6m annual deal at Barcelona.
Transfer news LIVE: Hudson-Odoi and Griezmann could be on the move
Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona could well snap up Griezmann in the summer
07:50 UPDATE: Arsenal deal off
Arsenal have failed in their attempts to snatch Ander Herrera from Manchester United.
Herrera is in the last year of his contract at Old Trafford and has also had PSG on his tail.
But it is understood the Spanish midfielder is now set to sign a new deal with United.
Arsenal are seeking replacement midfielders for Aaron Ramsey, who will leave the Gunners for Juventus at the end of the season.
Transfer news LIVE: Would Chelsea really sell Callum Hudson-Odoi to Manchester United?
07:40 UPDATE: Man Utd eye Callum Hudson-Odoi
Could it happen? German newspaper Sport Bild report Manchester United could swoop for Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer.
Chelsea want £43m for their midfielder, having rejected offers from Bayern Munich in January.
Liverpool have also been linked but United have now emerged as suitors of the England international.
Chelsea may opt to keep Hudson-Odoi as they cannot sign replacements under their FIFA-imposed transfer ban.
07:24 UPDATE: Pogba to Real Madrid latest
Paul Pogba said last week it has been his “dream” to play for Real Madrid.
And former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol is not impressed with the Manchester United midfielder.
“This scrambles my brain, seriously it does,” Nicol told ESPN. “How the rhetoric today is that if the player and the agent want to go, then they’re going to be going. That kills me.
“We’re saying two opposite things here. We’re saying that if Pogba wants to go he’ll be able to go, but if Bale doesn’t want to go then Bale won’t go.
“The clubs have got absolutely no chance. What’s going on here? This is absolutely ridiculous.”
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren could head to Italy
07:00 UPDATE: Lovren chase
Three Italian clubs are eyeing up a move for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.
Lovren has played just 13 games for the Reds this season, with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip the preferred centre-back pairing.
The Mirror claim a move to Serie A could be on the cards for Lovren, who helped Croatia reach the World Cup final last summer.
Roma want the defender in case they lose Kostas Manolas, while Napoli and Milan are also keen.
06:27 UPDATE: Solskjaer contract
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the verge of being appointed as Manchester United’s full-time boss.
Solskjaer is currently interim manager at United until the end of this season, with an agreement in place that he return to Norwegian side Molde in May.
But the former striker has impressed so much at Old Trafford that Express Sport understands he is set to be given the role on a permanent basis.
It means Molde will have to search for a new boss, while Tottenham are set to keep hold of their manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Transfer news LIVE: Rangers will need £12m to sign Ryan Kent from Liverpool permanently
06:00 UPDATE: Liverpool set price
Liverpool have told Rangers they want £12m to sell Ryan Kent in the summer.
Rangers have had Kent on loan at Ibrox this season.
The 22-year-old winger has made 37 appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side.
And the Liverpool Echo report that the Reds are keen to cash in on him, if Rangers match his £12m valuation.