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Ferdinand refuses to rule out Man United return

2019-06-11T22:00:00Z

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has refused to rule out a return to the club in a technical role.

“It all depends on the shape of the job,” he told FourFourTwo when questioned about a possible return - possibly as United's new technical director.

“Man United are looking for their ideology still. They need to lock down a philosophy, an ideology, but it’s not just the first team."

Klopp impressed with Tavares in Champions League final warm-up

2019-06-11T21:45:00Z

Benfica B midfielder David Tavares has reportedly caught the eye of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, according to sources in Portugal.

A report from O Jogo claims Klopp was full of praise for Tavares following his side's warm-up game before the Champions League final.

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Middlesbrough set to hand manager's job to Woodgate

2019-06-11T21:30:00Z

Middlesbrough are close to naming their former defender Jonathan Woodgate as the club's new manager.

The former Leeds, Newcastle, Real Madrid and Tottenham centre-back is expected to be handed his first managerial role at the Riverside Stadium, and according to a report in The Sun, his first signing could be former Spurs team-mate Robbie Keane as he looks to re-shape the club's coaching staff. 

West Brom close to naming Bilic as new head coach

2019-06-11T21:10:00Z

West Bromwich Albion are believed to be close to naming former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic as the club's new head coach.

According to the Express & Star, the deal is not yet completed but is in its "final stages".

The Croatian is West Brom's favoured candidate after recent talks, and an offer is on the table.

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Besiktas still hopeful in hunt for Nikola Vlasic

2019-06-11T20:45:00Z

Besiktas are still hopeful of landing Everton's Nikola Vlasic this summer, and are planning another meeting with the Merseysiders according to Turkish daily Takvim.

Vlasic spent last term on loan at CSKA Moscow, and the Croatia international is reportedly keen on the move.

Tottenham match asking price for Bruno Fernandes

2019-06-11T20:20:00Z

Tottenham have reportedly matched Sporting CP’s asking price for midfiedler Bruno Fernandes.

According to O Jogo in Portugal, Spurs have launched a bid believed to be worth over £62m for the 24-year-old - a fee that matches his club's price tag.

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Liverpool enter race to sign Moussa Marega

2019-06-11T19:55:30Z

Liverpool have thrown their hat into the ring to sign Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to Foot Mercato.

The Champions League winners have reportedly joined West Ham and Marseille in the race to land the 28-year-old Frenchman, though there is a suggestion that OM are struggling to afford the €30m required.

Leicester linked with Perisic swoop

2019-06-11T19:40:00Z

According to a report from TuttomercatowebLeicester City have been linked with an unlikely swoop for Inter's Ivan Perisic.

The 30-year-old winger is tipped to leave the San Siro this summer as new manager Antonio Conte looks to make his mark on the first-team squad. 

Newcastle increasingly concerned that Benitez could walk away

2019-06-11T19:25:00Z

Newcastle United bosses are becoming increasingly concerned that manager Rafa Benitez could walk away from the club when his contract expires on June 30.

A report in The Sun suggests the Spaniard, who has been offered an extension to his current deal, could depart as a free agent in just 19 days and leave the Magpies without a manager when pre-season training begins next month.   

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Porto agree personal terms with Ze Luis

2019-06-11T19:10:49Z

Porto look set to sign Ze Luis from Spartak Moscow after reaching a personal agreement with the 28-year-old, O Jogo says.

After four years with the Russian side, the striker is on the way back to Portugal.

Porto and the player have already held talks and struck a deal and the Primeira Liga side will open talks with Spartak this week.

Liverpool end Nicolas Pepe interest

2019-06-11T18:53:54Z

Liverpool will not be making a bid for Lille star Nicolas Pepe, Evening Standard claims.

The 24-year-old winger has been linked with several top teams in Europe after scoring 22 goals and making 11 assists in Ligue 1.

But Liverpool will not be following up on their reported interest this summer as they are hesitant to spend big sums in the transfer window and are instead hoping to tie Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to a new contract.

Dortmund striker Isak to join Real Sociedad

2019-06-11T18:37:53Z

Alexander Isak is on the verge of joining Real Socidedad from Borussia Dortmund, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 19-year-old striker impressed on loan at Willem II when he scored 13 goals in 16 Eredivisie appearances.

Barcelona were said to be interested in the Sweden international, who had been linked with Real Madrid before he signed for Dortmund, but Sociedad are set to snap him up for €10 million (£9m/$11m).

Marseille & Monaco join Watford & Newcastle in Mateta batle

2019-06-11T18:21:51Z

Marseille and Monaco are eager to sign Mainz star Jean-Philippe Mateta this summer, Le 10 Sport reports.

The 21-year-old striker has been with the German side for one season but scored 14 goals in the Bundesliga, impressing enough to catch the eye of Watford and Newcastle.

Ligue 1 sides Marseille and Monaco hope to bring him back to his homeland and his agent has suggested to both clubs that a deal could be worked out.

But Mainz are hopeful of extending his contract to hold off foreign bids, even though he has three years left on his current one.

The Premier League summer signings so far

2019-06-11T18:04:17Z

There is still a long time to go before the 2019-20 season begins, but the Premier League clubs are already working on strenghtening their squads.

While Chelsea have waved goodbye to Eden Hazard and Liverpool have released Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno, the big teams are expected to invest heavily to enhance their chances of competing for the title next term.

Keep on top of who has signed who, as Goal brings you all the completed transfers in the Premier League this summer.

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Robben in Lazio talks

2019-06-11T17:49:02Z

Lazio have made contact with Arjen Robben over a summer move, according to Il Messaggero.

The 35-year-old winger is available for free after leaving Bayern Munich and has been linked with several clubs. While his former sides PSV and Groningen have been open about their desire to sign him, there is also talk of teams from the United States reaching out.

But the former Netherlands star could be heading to Italy instead, as he is said to be interested in Lazio's proposal.

'Wan-Bissaka not ready for Man Utd'

2019-06-11T17:33:09Z

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been warned not to join Manchester United because it is too early.

The 21-year-old is wanted by the Red Devils, who are said to be lining up a new bid after having their initial offer rejected.

But ex-Palace star John Salako says the England Under 21 international should stay put for the time being, pointing to Wilfried Zaha's struggles at Old Trafford as an example he must learn from.

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Ola Aina completes Torino move

2019-06-11T17:17:51Z

Ola Aina has completed a move from Chelsea to Torino, it has been confirmed.

The 22-year-old defender was on loan with the Serie A side, but they have made his deal permanent after he made 30 appearances in Serie A.

Oxlade-Chamberlain close to contract renewal at Liverpool

2019-06-11T17:00:00Z

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is close to agreeing a 12-month extension with Liverpool, according to Sky Sports.

The new agreement, said to be worth around £120,000 per week, would keep the 25-year-old at Anfield until 2023.

The England international missed most of last season with a serious knee injury, only making his return to action against Huddersfield in April this year.

Burnley battle to re-capture former striker Rodriguez

2019-06-11T16:45:00Z

Burnley are interested in signing former striker Jay Rodriguez, according to the Lancashire Telegraph

The West Brom man is said to be available for a cut-price fee of around £5 million plus bonuses after the midlands outfit failed to win promotion back to the Premier League last season.

However, the Clarets face competition from a number of other sides, and will need to get a deal done before a clause in the 29-year-old's contract expires in mid-July. 

Manchester United show Rakitic Interest

2019-06-11T16:27:22Z

Manchester United will go in for Ivan Rakitic this summer, according to Sport.es in Spain.

The Premier League club are said to have already made enquiries about the Croatian's asking price, and Barca are looking to sell.

However, the sticking point might be the midfielder's reluctance to move, and United would have to offer a large contract in order to tempt the World Cup winner to England.

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Palace's pursuit of Jean-Michael Seri set to end in frustration

2019-06-11T16:05:00Z

Crystal Palace's attempts to convince Jean-Michael Seri to move across the English captial from Fulham could amount to nothing, according to football.london

The Ivorian midfielder is set to depart Craven Cottage after a disappointing debut season in the Premier League, and though Palace are said to be preparing a loan deal with the option of a permanent transfer, the 27-year-old midfielder is thought to favour a switch back to Ligue 1.

Galatasaray have also shown an interest in the former Nice star.

Atletico Madrid join race to sign Joao Felix

2019-06-11T15:55:00Z

In-demand Benfica star Joao Felix has a new set of admirers in Atletico Madrid, according to a report from AS.

The coveted teen has attracted interest from the likes of JuventusManchester United and Manchester City this summer, while Wolves were linked with a move for the 19-year-old attacker before the end of last season.

His release clause is set at £105m, and reports in Spain suggest Atleti boss Diego Simeone has made the Portuguese international his number one target.

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De Rossi still wanted by Boca despite MLS links

2019-06-11T15:40:00Z

Boca Juniors sporting director Nicolas Burdisso is hopeful of bringing Daniele De Rossi to Argentina, despite reports claiming he is set to join Los Angeles FC. Roma great De Rossi left the Serie A club at the end of the 2018-19 season but insisted he was not planning to retire.

Burdisso, who spent most of his playing career in Italy and was De Rossi's former team-mate at Stadio Olimpico, is keen to see the midfielder in Boca colours. However, reports suggest runaway MLS leaders LAFC are set to complete a deal for World Cup winner De Rossi.

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Marsh signs new Tottenham contract

2019-06-11T15:25:00Z

Tottenham midfielder George Marsh has signed a new contract that ties the midfielder to the North London club until 2021.

The 20-year-old has been a regular in Spurs' U-23 side and made his first-team debut in the pre-season International Champions Cup tournament in America, where he played against against Roma and AC Milan. He went on to appear in the FA Cup against Tranmere Rovers in January this year.

Chelsea to meet Lampard as Ajax coach Ten Hag remains cautious

2019-06-11T15:10:00Z

Chelsea are set to meet with Frank Lampard to discuss the manager’s role at Stamford Bridge as Juventus prepare to announce the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new coach.

Ajax's Erik ten Hag has also been considered, but he is cautious about signing on with the Blues due to the transfer ban that is currently in place at the club.

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Man Utd identify Norwich defender Aarons as back up

2019-06-11T14:45:00Z

Man Utd will move for Norwich right-back Max Aarons should they fail to land number one target Aaron Wan-Bissaka, reports the Express.

The 19-year-old only made his league debut in September, but quickly made the position his own and sealed a place in the PFA Championship Team of the Year as Norwich clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Atletico identify Cavani as potential Griezmann replacement

2019-06-11T14:30:00Z

Atletico Madrid have expressed their interest in PSG striker Edinson Cavani, reports Cadena Cope.

The Spanish side are desperate to fill the void that will soon be there after star man Antoine Griezmann announced his decision to leave the club earlier this year, and have identified Cavani as the ideal replacement.

The Uruguayan has one year remaining on his PSG contract.

Mainz reject Watford bid for striker Jean-Philippe Mateta

2019-06-11T14:15:00Z

Watford have had a bid for Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta rejected, according to the Watford Observer.

The Premier League club are reportedly not the only English side interested in the 21-year-old, with Newcastle and Everton also keen on his signature.

A youth international with France, Mateta joined the Bundesliga club from Lyon just last summer, and so may be unwilling to leave so soon into his four-year contract.

Ntcham deal dependent on Marseille offloading current players

2019-06-11T13:45:00Z

Marseille are keen on bringing in Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham, but first need to sell several players in order to finance the deal, according to the Daily Record.

And one of those players is Morgan Sanson, who has been linked with a big-money move to England, with West Ham and Wolves both eyeing the French midfielder.

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has identified Ntcham as the club’s main priority this summer.

Ben Yedder on the way out?

2019-06-11T13:30:00Z

Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder has said that now may be the time for him to move on in his career, with Barcelona interested in the French forward, claims the Daily Mirror.

The striker scored 18 goals in La Liga in 2018-19, and is being considered by the Catalan club should they fail to sign his France teammate Antoine Griezmann.

The 28-year-old has been viewed as a cheaper alternative to the Atletico forward, who may snub Barcelona for French champions PSG.

Man Utd to spend £130m on defenders

2019-06-11T13:15:00Z

Manchester United are prepared to break the transfer record for a defender twice this summer, reports the Evening Standard.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring in Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, from Leicester and Crystal Palace respectively, and will splash out around £130 million ($165m) in securing their services.

Marcelo wants Madrid stay

2019-06-11T13:00:00Z

Marcelo has no desire to leave Real Madrid this summer, claims ESPN.

The Brazilian full-back was linked with a switch to Juventus at one stage, but he is feeling settled at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Man City only planning two additions

2019-06-11T12:45:00Z

Manchester City are only looking to bring in two fresh faces this summer, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Pep Guardiola has already assembled a star-studded squad at the Etihad Stadium - one which secured a domestic treble in 2018-19.

As a result, and with Fernandinho not getting any young and Vincent Kompany departed, a new central midfielder and another centre-half are the only boxes he wants to tick.

Vinicius won't leave Real on loan

2019-06-11T12:35:00Z

According to ESPN, there is "zero chance" of Vinicius Jr being allowed to leave Real Madrid on loan.

It had been suggsted that a spell away from the Santiago Bernabeu would aid the 18-year-old Brazilian's development.

Higuain being headhunted by Roma

2019-06-11T12:30:00Z

Gonzalo Higuain is a target for new Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, according to La Repubblica.

The Argentine striker remains tied to Juventus, after seeing out the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Chelsea, and is expected to be on the move this summer.

West Ham want £25m Fornals

2019-06-11T12:20:00Z

West Ham are lining up a move for Villarreal's £25 million-rated ($32m) midfielder Pablo Fornals, claims Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old Spain international is among those wanted by Manuel Pellegrini in another summer refresh at the London Stadium.

Etheridge to Liverpool?

2019-06-11T12:15:00Z

Simon Mignolet “has to go” at Liverpool, says Steve Nicol, with Jurgen Klopp urged to launch a raid on Cardiff for Neil Etheridge as he seeks to being in an alternative back-up goalkeeper.

The former Reds star told ESPN: "Mignolet has to go, he has to go and play. You need a back-up who is going to be happy to be there but who is of a certain level that whenever something may happen to Alisson, you’re going to put Etheridge in and he’s going to do a great job."

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Arsenal see Carrasco asking price set

2019-06-11T12:00:00Z

Arsenal have been informed by Dalian Yifang that it will take £25 million ($32m) in order for them to sign Yannick Carrasco, claims the Evening Standard.

The Belgium international is a long-standing target for the Gunners and has expressed a desire to return to Europe this summer.

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Man City eyeing son of Stoke legend Delap

2019-06-11T11:55:24Z

Liam Delap, son of Stoke legend Rory, is wanted by Manchester City, according to The Sun.

The 16-year-old is currently on the books at Derby and has been impressing with his performances for club and country.

Newcastle & Leeds looking at Juve prospect

2019-06-11T11:45:00Z

Newcastle, Leeds and Aston Villa are all keen on Juventus' 21-year-old striker Stephy Mavididi, reports TEAMtalk.

The former Arsenal starlet moved to Italy in 2018, but the England U20 international could be returned to his homeland 12 months on.

West Ham youngster attracting interest

2019-06-11T11:30:00Z

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is ready to take a look at Marcus Browne in pre-season amid interest from CelticRangers and FulhamGoal understands.

Browne is back with the Hammers and is keen to make an impression with his boyhood club having enjoyed a productive spell on loan at Oxford United last season. 

Here is the latest on his future.

Chelsea see Guedes bid rebuffed

2019-06-11T11:15:00Z

Chelsea have seen a €70 million (£62m/$79m) offer for Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes rejected, claims Plaza Deportiva.

The Blues are said to have identified the Portuguese - who netted the winner in the Nations League final - as a suitable option to fill the void created by Eden Hazard's departure to Real Madrid.

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Navas wants out of the Bernabeu

2019-06-11T11:00:00Z

Keylor Navas wants Real Madrid to grant him a free transfer despite still having two years left on his contract, reports AS.

Having been informed that he will be back-up to Thibaut Courtois next season, the Costa Rican goalkeeper is eager to move on in the current transfer window.

Man City want £15m Murilo

2019-06-11T10:45:00Z

Manchester City have identified Brazilian defender Murilo as a potential successor to Vincent Kompany, claims TEAMtalk.

The 22-year-old Cruzeiro star is said to be available for around £15 million ($19m), so would be considerably cheaper than some of the other options to have been linked with the Premier League champions.

Juventus to sanction Romero loan

2019-06-11T10:30:00Z

Juventus will allow Cristian Romero to spend the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Genoa despite investing €30 million (£26m/$33m) in securing his services, Goal can confirm.

The 21-year-old defender is due to officially become a Bianconeri player this summer.

Here is the latest update on his future.

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Real Madrid ready to go all out for Pogba

2019-06-11T10:09:11Z

Blancos to launch Man Utd raid

Zinedine Zidane has requested that Real Madrid go all out to land Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, reports Marca.

The France international has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

A window of rebuilding in the Spanish capital could now see a big-money deal pushed through, with Pogba prepared to take a pay cut in order to join Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard at the new-look Blancos.

Neymar to return to Barcelona?

2019-06-11T09:00:00Z

PSG star Neymar is unhappy in France, and is keen on a move back to Barcelona, claims Sport.

The Brazilian is reportedly frustrated with his side's failures on the European stage, and believes a return to his former club is his best chance of Champions League glory.

PSG have been knocked out in the competition's Round of 16 in both of Neymar's seasons at the club.

Roma appoint Paulo Fonseca as new coach

2019-06-11T08:30:00Z

Roma have appointed Paulo Fonseca as their new coach on a two-year deal.

The Portuguese spent three years in charge of Shakhtar Donetsk, and has taken over the Italian side from Claudio Ranieri, who filled out an interim role at Stadio Olimpico towards the end of the 2018-19 season.

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Man Utd urged to take Bale 'risk'

2019-06-11T08:00:00Z

Gareth Bale represents a “risk” for Manchester United, but former Red Devils coach Rene Meulensteen believes he is one worth taking for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Dutchman told talkSPORT: "A top-notch Gareth Bale is a really good asset for Manchester United."

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Mourinho open to Chelsea return

2019-06-11T07:30:00Z

Jose Mourinho would be willing to return to Chelsea for a third spell as Blues boss, claims The Sun.

The Portuguese has been out of work since leaving Manchester United in December 2018.

Various landing spots have been mooted for him since then but, with Maurizio Sarri's future being called into question, it could be that he ends up back at Stamford Bridge.

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Villa readying £20m Butland raid

2019-06-11T07:00:00Z

Aston Villa are ready to lodge a £20 million bid for Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, claims The Sun.

Dean Smith wants a proven performer between the sticks after securing promotion to the Premier League and has his sights set on an England international.

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Will Sane end up at Bayern?

2019-06-11T06:30:00Z

Arsenal see £43m double raid knocked back

2019-06-11T06:06:38Z

Arsenal have been rebuffed in their efforts to land Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet from Sampdoria, reports The Mirror.

The Gunners are said to have tabled a combined bid of £43 million ($55m) for the pair, but their advances have been knocked back by a Serie A outfit.

De Rossi set to sign with LAFC

2019-06-11T04:11:02Z

Daniele De Rossi is set to sign with Los Angeles FC, according to ESPN.

The Italian midfielder left Roma at the conclusion of the Serie A season after 18 seasons with the club.

De Rossi, 35, had been linked with Boca Juniors this summer as well as the move to MLS

Chelsea reconsidering Kovacic move

2019-06-11T04:01:19Z

Chelsea are having doubts over the possibility of signing Matteo Kovacic due to Maurizio Sarri's departure, according to the Daily Star.

The club is losing interest in pursuing a deal for the midfielder as Sarri was the one who lead the charge to sign the Croatian.

Chelsea can sign the midfielder despite the club's transfer ban, but would need to work out a deal with Real Madrid.

Former Mexico boss Osorio joins Atetico Nacional

2019-06-11T03:06:27Z

Juan Carlos Osorio has been hired as technical director of Atletico Nacional, the club announced on Monday.

Osorio left Mexico following the 2018 World Cup, and managed Paraguay for one match before stepping away.

The Colombian coach previously managed the club from 2012-15.

Sassuolo after Spezia's Okereke

2019-06-11T00:55:13Z

Sassuolo are close to signing Spezia's David Okereke, accordin to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Nigerian forward scored 10 goals while providing 12 assists in Serie B this season.

He may not be the only Spezia player to move this summer as Tommaso Augello has been linked with Sampdoria.

Man Utd refuse to entertain Pogba offers

2019-06-10T23:01:02Z

Real Madrid are hoping the midfielder makes a public demand to leave the club

Real Madrid are not optimistic about signing Paul Pogba as Manchester United will not entertain any offers for their midfielder, according to AS.

Reports have said United might be willing to let Pogba leave for €150 million (£143m/$181m), but the Red Devils have refused to name any number, insisting he is a cornerstone of the club's plans.

Madrid are left hoping Pogba attempts to publicly speak of a desire to leave, like Christian Eriksen has, to get United to come to the negotiating table. 

Chelsea's Ola Aina set to join Torino on permanent deal

2019-06-10T22:57:31Z

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sell defender Ola Aina to Torino this summer, Goal understands.

The 22-year-old, who is a product of the Blues’ youth system, spent last season on loan with the Serie A club and looks to set to return there permanently.

Speaking to Sky Italy, Torino president Urbano Cairo confirmed that the club have exercised their option to buy Aina with the defender's current deal set to expire at the end of June.

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Chelsea have six-man manager shortlist

2019-06-10T22:52:19Z

Frank Lampard, Erik ten Hag and Massimiliano Allegri are among the six names on Chelsea's managerial shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri, according to the Express.

Sarri is expected to be named Juventus coach shortly, and the Blues are well underway in their search with Lampard widely linked to the job.

In addition to those three, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Watford boss Javi Garcia and England assistant Steve Holland are all in the frame. 

Liverpool rule out Kruse

2019-06-10T22:48:09Z

Liverpool have ruled out signing Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse, as they are ready to rely on in-house options, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The 31-year-old Kruse is out of contract and has been linked to the Reds, but Jurgen Klopp is ready to place his trust in Divock Origi as a back up striker.

As well as Origi, youngster Rhian Brewster is being tabbed for a larger role this season, following Daniel Sturridge's departure. 

Man Utd prepare second Wan-Bissaka bid

2019-06-10T22:38:09Z

The Red Devils had a £40m offer knocked back with Crystal Palace demanding at least £60m

Manchester United are preparing a second bid for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to Sky Sports.

United had a £40 million ($51m) bid knocked back for the defender over the weekend but are ready to come back with an improved bid.

Palace are holding out for £60m for the England U-21 international, who enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2018-19.