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09.50 UPDATE: Lukaku ‘likely to go’
Romelu Lukaku is likely to join Inter Milan – once they’ve moved some players on, according to Paulo Bandini.
“I think [Lukaku to Inter] will get done in the end,” Bandini told ESPN FC.
“But I have some serious questions at the moment about how Inter are going to make it happen.
“Inter certainly don’t have €75m to throw around as things stand.
“Now they do have some valuable assets that they might be able to move.
Transfer news live: Romelu Lukaku could join Inter Milan
09.20 UPDATE: Pogba prepared to strike
Paul Pogba is prepared to go on strike to force through a move to Real Madrid.
The Manchester United midfielder is desperate to go to Spain and is prepared to refuse to play during August.
Despite the Premier League transfer window closing before the start of the season the European window remains open until the end of August – meaning Madrid could sign him after the start of the English league.
And Pogba, while preferring to have the move sorted before then, would be willing to go on strike, according to Spanish website ABC.
Transfer news live: Paul Pogba could go on strike to force Real Madrid move
08.30 UPDATE: One more year for Salah
Mohamed Salah rejected the chance to leave Liverpool this summer – believing it’s the wrong time to move on – according to the Mirror.
Salah has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and is believed to be keen on a switch eventually.
But Salah reportedly feels he should stay where he is for at least one more year.
However Salah is set to to stock and reevaluate again next year.
Transfer news live: Mohamed Salah could leave Liverpool next summer
07.55 UPDATE: Liverpool eye Alex McCarthy
Jurgen Klopp is considering a move for Alex McCarthy with Simon Mignolet set to leave Liverpool.
McCarthy would come in as back to Alisson after losing his place to Angus Gunn under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Mignolet has spent a year on the sidelines after the signing of Alisson and will now leave the club this summer.
Liverpool had look at McCarthy last year even before signing Alisson.
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Transfer news live: Liverpool are considering a move for Alex McCarthy
07.40 UPDATE: Real Madrid transfer battle
Christian Eriksen is at the centre of a tug of war between Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez which could benefit Tottenham.
The Danish international, who only has a year left to run on his contract, admitted earlier this month that he was ready to take up a new challenge.
It was generally seen as a come-and-get-me plea to Real Madrid but his dream move is now hanging by a thread.
French legend Zidane wants to link up with his countryman, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who has set his heart on a move to the Spanish giants.
Perez favours making a move for a cheaper option Eriksen but it seems that the Dane wants to make a decision on his future within the next couple of weeks.
Transfer news live: Christian Eriksen wants to join Real Madrid
07.15 UPDATE: United eye Diop deal
Manchester United are eyeing West Ham defender Issa Diop – but face a battle to convince the Londoners to sell.
Sky Sports report that United are keen to add the centre-back to their squad this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to overhaul his side.
Diop impressed for West Ham last season but has only bee in England for one campaign.
United have been linked with several defenders including Harry Maguire and Matthijs de Ligt.
Transfer news live: Manchester United are keen on a deal for Issa Diop
07.00 UPDATE: Wan-Bisakka latest
Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Crystal Palace ace Aaron Wan-Bissaka but will have to forfeit their sell on clause for Wilfried Zaha.
Express Sport understands Wan-Bissaka is now close to a deal with United and wants to join the club.
Palace are looking into signing Belgium international Timothy Castagne to replace him.
Castagne came close to joining Celtic for £8m in the last transfer window but the deal collapsed when the Italian outfit increased their demands to £12m.
06.45 UPDATE: Coutinho wants Chelsea deal
Philippe Coutinho wants to join Chelsea from Barcelona, according to Duncan Castles.
Coutinho looks set to leave Barcelona this summer after a difficult 18 months and the club are ready to sell.
“The briefing I had last week was that Coutinho’s preference would be to go to Chelsea rather than Paris St-Germain,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“But of course, dependent on the transfer-window ban being lifted, which it looks almost certain not to happen.”
Transfer news live: Philippe Coutinho is ready to join Chelsea this summer
06.30 UPDATE: Liverpool eye defender
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants a new defender this summer – to partner Virgil van Dijk in the heart of his back four.
Van Dijk was one of the stars as Liverpool won the Champions League.
But now Klopp wants to add more steal and has been linked with Matthijs de Ligt, although Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United are also circling.
Joe Gomez was expected to be Van Dijk’s main partner but has struggled with injuries.