Transfer news LIVE updates: Arsenal arrange Pepe medical, Man Utd development, Liverpool

08:25 UPDATE: Rodgers on Maguire to Man Utd

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers claims Man Utd are yet to increase their offer for Harry Maguire.

United saw their £70million bid rejected by the Foxes, with Leicester holding out for a record fee.

And Rodgers says there has been no further developments despite there being just two weeks left in the window.

“There’s no discussion,” Rodgers said about an increased offer from United for Maguire.

“I know you guys are looking for updates but there’s no change from the other night.”

08:10 UPDATE: Arsenal arrange Nicolas Pepe medical

Nicolas Pepe will undergo his Arsenal medical next week as the Gunners close in on the Lille winger.

The Gunners agreed a £72m deal for Pepe on Saturday after they hammered out an agreement which will see Lille receive the fee in a series of instalments.

And Italian journalist Ciro Venerato says Pepe will undergo his medical next week.

“Nicolas Pepe has said ‘yes’ to Arsenal,” Venerato, who works for Rai Sport, told CalcioNapoli24.

“Medical visits towards the end of next week in London.

“Mega offer from the Gunners: €10m signing bonus, more bonuses for the next five years, and mega commission to the twelve agents.

“To Lille, the Gunners will pay €80m plus a further €10m in bonuses, so a total of €90m.

“Even the Blue [Napoli] leadership confirms the news.

“Pepe goes to Arsenal and it is impossible to match the London club’s mega offer.”

07:50 UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes to Man Utd development

Man Utd have already written up personal terms for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

United are said to have agreed a £63m (€70m) fee with Sporting for the 24-year-old.

Transfer specialist Nicolo Schira tweeted: “It’s confirmed!

“Last details between Man Utd and Sporting to finalise Bruno Fernandes’ deal.

“For him it’s a contract until 2024 by €5.5m a year.”

07:30 UPDATE: Liverpool identify target

Liverpool have added Sporting Lisbon midfielder Idrissa Doumbia to their list of transfer targets.

Jurgen Klopp’s side played Sporting in pre-season and the Reds boss is said to have been impressed by his display as the team’s anchorman in the 2-2 draw in the United States.

And Portuguese publication Record claim the Liverpool boss is now tracking him with a view to making a move in the future.

A deal is unlikely to be done this summer as Liverpool are well stocked in midfield as he is relatively inexperienced.

07:10 UPDATE: Chelsea exit ruled out

Chelsea ace Michy Batshuayi will stay put at Stamford Bridge to battle for a starting place after the Blues slapped a £40m price tag on the striker.

Batshuayi spent last season on loan with Valencia and Crystal Palace, following a spell at Borussia Dortmund in the 2017/18 season.

And according to Goal, Palace are interested in making Batshuayi a permanent player at Selhurst Park, but Chelsea told them they would only sell for £40m.

A lot of the Blues’ decision-making on that deal is down to their FIFA transfer ban.


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