Transfer news LIVE:
- Manchester United will prioritise the signing of Harry Maguire before attempting to land Bruno Fernandes
- Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has been told to leave this summer
- Arsenal and Tottenham are locked in a bitter battle for Saint-Etienne star William Saliba
Maguire then Fernandes
Manchester United will only pursue Bruno Fernandes once they have landed Harry Maguire.
That is according to Portuguese outlet A Bola.
United still want Fernandes this summer but have recently slowed down in negotiations.
This is because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to prioritise the arrival of Maguire from Leicester.
Liverpool exit eyed?
Could Harry Wilson be leaving Anfield this summer?
A host of Premier League sides are chasing the former Derby loanee’s signature at present.
And former Liverpool star Stephen Warnock believes Wilson should leave.
“If Liverpool get an offer for Harry Wilson that matches a valuation that they think they can accept, I think he’ll go,” Warnock told LFC TV.
“I think it’s difficult for someone like Harry to look at (Sadio) Mane and (Mo) Salah, can he break in-front of them?
“You’ve got to be on a different level to break in-front of those players.
Tottenham are set to hold a meeting with Saint-Etienne today to finalise the transfer of William Saliba.
Spurs have entered the race for Saliba very late in the day and are hoping to steal a march on arch rivals Arsenal.
The Gunners have tracked the teenager for much of the summer and he was among their top transfer targets.
A deal between Arsenal and the French side had been agreed in principle, but they still needed to thrash out the term of how bonuses would be structured and paid.
Tottenham have swooped in and negotiated all relevant aspects of the deal and are due to meet today to complete the deal, reports RMC Sport.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have submitted an offer that exceeds €30m (£26.9m) – which is more than Arsenal could offer.
Longstaff wants Man Utd chat
Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff wants the chance to speak to Manchester United to discuss a potential move, according to Sky Sports.
Should St James’ Park bigwigs be unwilling to open that door though, Longstaff will respect their decision.
United would subsequently have to accept that they will fail in luring him away if this proves to be the case.
He is understood to be fully committed to Newcastle, and is not expected to force a move at this stage.
Klopp makes Liverpool prediction
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not have “the biggest transfer window of all time” as it looks set to be a quiet summer at Anfield.
The Kop boss is only in the market for reinforcements in this window and it is highly unlikely the Reds will splash big money on a top-level star.
The emergence of Rhian Brewster as a replacement for Daniel Sturridge following his long-term ankle injury and the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to full fitness means Klopp already feels like he has two new signings in his squad.
“The transfer market is open. We will see what we do, but I don’t think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time,” said Klopp.
“Rhian Brewster and Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t play last year. All the young boys didn’t play for us last year.”