TRANSFER NEWS LIVE – Saturday, July 27
– £63m Bruno Fernandes is poised to undergo a medical at Manchester United
– Arsenal are optimistic of signing Kieran Tierney, Wilfried Zaha and one more player
– Tottenham have been rejecting all approaches for right-back Kyle Walker-Peters
Fernandes set for Man Utd medical?
Manchester United are set to put Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes through a medical, it has been claimed.
According to Corriere dello Sport, a €70m (£63m) agreement has been reached with Sporting Lisbon for the Portugal international.
And it is claimed he is ready to land in Manchester to undergo medical tests.
He is reportedly unlikely to be the only midfield arrival this summer.
Corriere dello Sport claim United are in talks with Lazio over a potential deal for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Despite the reports in Italy, Starsport understands Fernandes would only emerge as a target for the Red Devils if Pogba leaves Old Trafford.
Three more signings at Arsenal?
Arsenal are confident of completing three more signings before the transfer window slams shut.
There have been three new arrivals at the Emirates Stadium this summer – Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos and William Saliba – and Unai Emery hopes to take the total to six.
Despite having a limited transfer budget to play with, the Arsenal boss is eager for an impressive flourish before the August 8 deadline.
Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha are Emery’s top targets, with less than two weeks left of this window.
According to The Independent, Arsenal are quietly optimistic about signing the two players plus one more new face.
Arsenal’s other target is likely to be a central defender, who can join the club now amid uncertainty over Laurent Koscielny’s future.
Tottenham shun Walker-Peters approaches
Tottenham have been rejecting enquiries for Kyle Walker-Peters this summer, according to The Sun.
The 22-year-old is set to start the new season as Spurs’ only available right-back.
Kieran Trippier has been sold to Atletico Madrid, while Serge Aurier’s pre-season has been delayed due to his international duty with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Crystal Palace, Brighton and RB Leipzig have all asked about Walker-Peters.
But Mauricio Pochettino wants him to compete for a first-team place this term.
Chelsea fans criticise Hazard decision after Real humbling
Chelsea fans are offering Eden Hazard a way out of his Real Madrid “nightmare” after their former star was on the receiving end of a thrashing by rivals Atletico Madrid.
Atletico won the Madrid derby 7-3 in New Jersey and Hazard played an hour before being substituted when the score was 6-1.
“Good riddance Hazard, it shows shows you how quick things can turn” one Chelsea fan wrote.
“Well, this is a nightmare Eden, get out now while you still have your dignity,” said another.
“We love you still but you made the wrong decision,” wrote another.
“Never too soon to come back by the way,” said a more sympathetic Chelsea fan.
And another wrote: “Eden you don’t deserve this, just come back”.