TRANSFER NEWS LIVE:
- Manchester United bigwig Ed Woodward is ready to pay some of Alexis Sanchez’s excessive wages – if he leaves the club this summer
- Liverpool have made a move for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes
- Arsenal are facing a double transfer blow when it comes to Ryan Fraser and Yannick Carrasco
Perisic ‘wants’ Arsenal move
Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic is holding out for a move to Arsenal – but the Gunners don’t look to be reciprocating the interest.
Perisic has been heavily linked with a move away from the San Siro in recent seasons.
Perisic is valued between €30m (£26.8m) and €35m (£31.3m), according to FCInterNews.
The Italian publication claims West Ham, Leicester and Wolves are debating launching a bid this summer.
However, Arsenal is Perisic’s preferred destination should he leave Italy.
Woodward makes Sanchez call
Alexis Sanchez is pocketing £500,000-a-week in wages and United are desperate to ship him out as they look to rebuild an unbalanced squad.
And Starsport understands that Ed Woodward is willing for United to finance some of his salary in order to convince somebody to take him on.
United have received just two enquiries about signing Sanchez – one from China and one from South America.
Clubs are not willing to pay his extortionate wages and United risk having him on their books at the start of next season.
Liverpool’s bold Sporting bid
Liverpool have seen a £40m bid for Bruno Fernandes rejected.
The 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon captain has been linked with a host of European teams after a season in which he scored 32 goals and laid on 18 assists as an attack-minded midfielder.
Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool are just three of the sides linked, but it was the Reds who made their move first, according to The Sun.
Their bid was apparently rejected by the Portuguese club though, leaving the door open for Manchester United.
Double Arsenal blow
Arsenal are having to reassess their transfer targets as moves for Yannick Carrasco and Ryan Fraser have stalled.
According to the Evening Standard, Chinese club Dalian Yifang are now undecided on whether or not to sell Carrasco.
The Gunners were hoping that Fraser would take affirmative action to force through a move to Arsenal.
But there are no signs of him doing so yet and Bournemouth are more than happy to keep him, despite the risk of him leaving for free next summer.
De Ligt heading to Italy
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt has been at the centre of the football world this summer with several of Europe’s top clubs battling it out trying to secure his services.
But, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, De Ligt is closing in on choosing Serie A champions Juventus.
The deal is thought to be for a €70m (£63m) fee worth €20m (£18m) a year in wages.
Juve star Cristiano Ronaldo recently tried to poach De Ligt during a Nations League clash.