Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd step up Alonso interest, Salah's £130m Saudi bid, Man City lodge new Nunes bid
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Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd step up Alonso interest, Salah's £130m Saudi bid, Man City lodge new Nunes bid

Apr 01, 2024

We're now well into the final week of the transfer window with Premier League clubs still desprate to add to the business that they have done so far as Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool all eye late deals

There's now just five days left to go until the end of the 2023 summer transfer window and Premier League clubs do not look like they are going to stop spending any time soon.

Manchester United have been among the highest spenders this summer but Erik ten Hag is still keen to add more new names to his squad. He wants a new midfielder and is chasing Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat.

Elsewhere, a left-back is also on the Red Devils' shortlist with Chelsea flop Marc Cucurella among the names that they could move for before the end of the window.

Speaking of the Blues, they continue to welcome a host of new faces to Stamford Bridge. Todd Boehly's Blues spending is now creeping towards the £1bn mark.

One man who could also be about to cash in before the end of the month is Mo Salah. The Liverpool star is being eyed by Saudi outfir Al-Ittihad.

Finally, Manchester City and Arsenal could still seal lat deals before the window slams shut on Friday evening.

Stay tuned this Monday for the latest transfer updates from the Premier League and beyond..

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Manchester United are considering a surprise move for the Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, as per The Telegraph.

Spurs are willing to part with Hojbjerg before Friday's transfer deadline, with the 28-year-old seeking a move away from north London three years after joining Tottenham from Southampton.

The Danish international had a £30m bid from Atletico Madrid accepted for him earlier this summer, only for the move to collapse over a failure to agree personal terms.

Harry Maguire’s future at Manchester United remains undecided as the summer transfer window reaches its final few days.

Maguire has been the subject of firm interest from West Ham over the past few weeks, but remains a United player. The Hammers agreed a £30million transfer fee with United for earlier in the window and appeared to be on the brink of signing him, only for the move to collapse.

West Ham were ultimately unable to finalise personal terms with the 30-year-old, who has two years left on his £190-000-a-week contract at Old Trafford. With Maguire taking a pay cut to move to east London, United would have had to agree a pay-out for the England international.

Read more here.

Matheus Nunes has gone on strike in a bid to force through his move to Manchester City.

Nunes informed Wolves of his intention to stop training and his desire to join City, who are determined to sign the midfielder.

City have had an offer of £50million turned down by Wolves, but are determined to land Nunes and are ready to return with a final bid in the region of £60m, inclusive of add-ons.

The Treble winners want to sign Nunes before Friday’s 11pm transfer deadline, with Wolves having put a £60m valuation on the 25-year-old, which City are now ready to meet.

Wolves will take disciplinary action against Nunes over his refusal to train and - unless a deal is agreed with City - will not bring him back into Gary O’Neil’s first-team squad until after the transfer window shuts.

Nunes joined Wolves from Sporting Lisbon a year ago in a deal worth £42m and is under contract until 2027, with the option for a further year.

City, who are without the injured Kevin De Bruyne and who lost Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez this summer, switched their attention to Nunes after failing in their bid to sign Lucas Paqueta from West Ham.

Pep Guardiola wanted to sign Paqueta, but City’s pursuit of the Brazilian midfielder was halted by an FA investigation into the player over alleged breaches of its betting rules.

City have already added defender Josko Gvardiol, midfielder Mateo Kovacic and winger Jeremy Doku, with Nunes set to be their fourth and final signing of the summer.

Liverpool have slammed the door shut on any interest in Mo Salah.

With just four days remaining before the Premier League transfer window closes, the club has yet to receive ANY approach of any sort for their star striker.

And with boss Jurgen Klopp emphatic in suggesting the player is simply not for sale at any price, the Reds have made clear they will simply refuse to even acknowledge any approaches as the deadline approaches.

It is understood the Anfield manager is confident that the matter is now closed, with Salah showing he is happy and in form for the Merseyside club, in their dramatic and impressive victory at Newcastle.

Read more here.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are considering moves for Emile Smith Rowe, Ferran Torres and Raphinha.

The report states that the 'trio are among the names being discussed by the Chelsea hierarchy', but 'interest is not particularly advanced'. Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to strengthen his attack before the transfer window shuts, with new signing Christopher Nkunku currently sidelined for an extended period.

Liverpool have confirmed “nothing has changed” regarding the future of star forward Mo Salah.

The Egyptian forward has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad over recent weeks. It was claimed that they were willing to make him the highest-paid player in the league - earning more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite the Reds taking a strong stance that he was simply not for sale this late in the window, that has not dampened the confidence in Saudi Arabia. There have been claims that he is keen to make the move and is set to undergo a medical with Ittihad following Liverpool ’s clash with Newcastle at St James’ Park.

The Reds have since responded to those claims. Ahead of the showdown in the north east, members of the Merseyside club are said to have spoken to beINSport and claimed that “nothing has changed” regarding Salah’s future.

Read the full story here

Tottenham are now leading the chase for Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson.

Johnson, 22, has also attracted interest from Chelsea and Brentford but Spurs want to strengthen their attacking options before the end of the window. But Forest’s £50million price tag is likely to be a major stumbling block as they look to balance the books on their spending since returning to the Premier League.

Tottenham are likely to be busy in the final days of the window with potential sales as Ange Postecoglou looks to balance the squad. But after selling Harry Kane to Bayern Munich for £100m, they have money to spend and also want forward options.

Johnson is highly regarded and a surprise departure but it will help Forest’s budget and cover their spending. While Postecoglou may have identified Johnson as his priority transfer target ahead of Friday's deadline, Spurs are still likely to face fierce competition from their Premier League rivals in the race for Johnson.

Read the full story here

Ryan Gravenberch has conceded that he "doesn't know" whether or not he will leave Bayern Munich before Friday night's transfer deadline.

The Dutch midfielder, 21, has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, with both Liverpool and Manchester United known to be admirers of the former Ajax star.

Gravenberch, who was given his senior debut by Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam, made just three starts in the Bundesliga last season and is keen to play regular football this season. Both Liverpool and United are monitoring Gravenberch's situation ahead of the transfer deadline - but even the man himself is unsure whether or not he'll be given the green light to move on.

Read the full story here

Qatari champions Al Duhail are still attempting to secure the services of Aston Villa midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

According to Sky Sports, talks have been held with Villa regarding the Brazilian playmaker.

Coutinho has fallen out of favour at Villa since his permanent arrival from Barcelona. He was injured in the 4-0 win against Everton and has not played since.

Clubs in the Premier League only have a matter of days to get their summer transfer business done.

The transfer window closes at 11pm on Friday, September 1st. Clubs in the top-fight could still be very busy right up until the deadline.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all scrambling around for late deals as they attempt to stage a title challenge, whilst reigning champions Manchester City could also spend even more. Elsewhere, clubs at the bottom could welcome more new faces as they attempt to fight off the threat of relegation.

Take a look at some of the players that could well be on the move over the coming days here

Manchester United have made their first attempts to sign former Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso.

That is according to Spanish outlet Sport, who state that the Red Devils have lodged an official offer to Barcelona to take the Spaniard on loan for the campaign.

Atletico Madrid are also said to be interested in signing him and could potentially ask for him in part-exchange for Joao Felix.

Rounding off a hat-trick of updates from Anfield, it appears that the Reds are still interested in signing Crystal Palace star Cheikh Doucoure.

That is according to RMC Sport, who suggest that Liverpool are exploring the prospect of signing the midfielder before the end of the transfer window. However, talks have come to a standstill with the discussions having not really made any progress.

Al-Ittihad are reportedly wiling to spend around €150m (£130m) to sign Liverpool forward Mo Salah.

The Egyptian is at the heart of serious interest over in Saudi Arabia, with reports claiming that he is set to undergo a medical in Dubai.

According to American outlet CBS, they are willing to offer Liverpool around £130m. That deal will see the Reds receive a guaranteed €100m (£89m), with a fair chunk of add-ons included in the deal.

Despite the best efforts of Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, speculation linking Mohamed Salah with a lucrative transfer to the Saudi Pro League refuses to go away.

The Reds talisman has become the latest high-profile player to be targeted by clubs in the Middle East, with Al-Ittihad keen on prising the 31-year-old away from Anfield.

Interest in Salah comes just weeks after Liverpool gave Fabinho their blessing to complete a switch to Al-Ittihad, but Klopp and co are far less receptive to the idea of losing their star forward - especially given there is now less than a week of the summer transfer window remaining.

The club and Klopp have both made it clear that Salah is not for the sale, yet Al-Ittihad's interest has not waned. Mirror Football takes a look at the saga which has hung over Liverpool during the early weeks of the 2023/24 campaign.

Take a look HERE

Man United have added another option to their left-back shortlist in the form of Brentford defnder Rico Henry.

That is according to Mail Online, who suggest that the Red evils have lodged an enquiry to the Bees. It is also suggested that Henry is potentially in line for an England call-up this week following his impressive form for Brentford.

He still as three years left on his contract in West London.

Will Smallbone has signed a new three-year deal with Southampton after an impressive start to the new season.

He has tied down his future until the summer of 2026. The midfielder had started two of the Saints' opening two Championship fixtures this season.

Staying in West London, Marco Silva's Fulham are edging towards another deal.

According to reports in Belgium, the Whites have agreed a £15m deal with Leicester for the Belgian defender. He will sign a four-year contract at Craven Cottage after undergoing a medical.

An announcement on his move is expected on Tuesday.

Chelsea have opened the door to Tottenham to complete a deal for Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson.

The Blues were initially linked with a move for the Welshman after failing to complete a deal for Palace star Michael Olise. However, according to Sky Sports, the Blues have cooled their interest as they did not want to pay any more than £40m for him.

Bayern Munich have reportedly identified AC Milan star Pierre Kalulu as a replacement for Benjamin Pavard.

The Frenchman is set to leave the Allianz Arena before the end of the transfer window with a switch to Inter Milan anticipated. Thomas Tuchel has already said the German giants must find a replacement first.

According to Sky Sport Italia, they are interested in signing Kalulu as a successor.

Arsenal attempts to sign former Man City star Eric Garcia look set to end in frustration.

The Gunners were linked with a swoop for the Spaniard earlier this summer, with Mikel Arteta keen to add to his defensive options folliwng Jurrien TImber's long-term injury.

According to Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, Barcelona are not convinced on a move. It is suggsted that Xavi does not want to let him leave and only a big offer will convince the club hierarchy to sell.

Manchester United are reportedly in talks with German giants Bayern Munich regarding a swap deal involving academy graduate Scott McTominay.

That is according to Bild, who state that the Scottish midfielder could be set for a move to the Allianz Arena, with Ryan Gravenberch heading to Old Trafford in part-exchange.

The Dutchman played under Erik ten Hag with Ajax.

Liverpool could soon be set to lose the services of star forward Mohamed Salah, with a number of claims suggesting hat he is closing in on a switch to Saudi Arabia.

According to beINSport, a deal has been agreed with Al-Ittihad. That would see Salah earn around £191million per season over the course of a three-year deal.

Asked about a move after yesterday's win over Newcastle, Jurgen Klopp said: "For me, it has [finished]."

Nottingham Forest are set to raid East Midlands rivals Leicester City amid their search for a midfielder.

According to talkSPORT, the Reds are keen to add to their midfield options before the end of the window. It is reported that they are close to signing Nigerian Wilfred Ndidi.

He has just one year left on his contract at the King Power Stadium but has started every league game under new boss Enzo Maresca.

Harry Maguire may yet head to West Ham on a season-long loan.According to The Sun, the Man United defender has altered his stance on wanting to stay at Old Trafford after he was an unused substitute in the win over Nottingham Forest.

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