TRANSFER NEWS LIVE – Sunday, July 28
– Nicolas Pepe has a medical scheduled at Arsenal for next week as he looks to complete his £72m move
– Manchester United will accept a £150m offer for Paul Pogba if Real Madrid stump up the cash after Gareth Bale goes
– Frank Lampard has told Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko, bought for a combined £75m, they can leave Chelsea
Pepe set for Arsenal medical
Arsenal are ready to wrap up the £72m transfer of Nicolas Pepe from Lille.
According to Calcio Napoli, Pepe has said yes to completing the move to the Emirates Stadium.
All that is left to sort is final contract details and a medical.
Pepe is expected to sign a five-year deal that will put him among the club’s highest earners.
While Calcio Napoli claim he will visit Arsenal towards the end of next week to undergo the medical tests.
Man Utd to accept £150m for Pogba
Manchester United would allow Paul Pogba to leave for Real Madrid if Zinedine Zidane’s side meet his asking price of £150m.
The Red Devils believe Real are preparing to make a big move to sign the World Cup winner once Gareth Bale departs the Bernabeu.
The Welsh superstar is not in Zidane’s plans and is on the verge of heading to China where he will earn £1m-a-week.
Pogba has made clear to United he wants to go, boosting Real’s hopes of striking a £150m deal, The Sun say.
Lampard makes £75m call at Chelsea
Frank Lampard is set to swing the axe and cut some £75m worth of deadwood free from his Chelsea squad.
The new Blues boss has reportedly told outcasts Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater that they are surplus to requirements.
Both midfielders have failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge since arriving in the summer of 2017.
The pair were given chances to impress on Chelsea’s pre-season tours of Ireland and Japan.
And Lampard’s conclusion was the the duo – who cost a combined £75m – will not be part of his plans for the new campaign, according to the Sunday Mirror.