Transfer news LIVE: Latest club signings, deals and rumours

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool turn down Bayern Munich’s second bid worth £30m for Sadio Mane as Gareth Bale is offered to Madrid-based Getafe – just a 20-minute drive from his house

Here is Sportsmail’s daily live blog for all the latest transfer news and rumours with a number of high-profile players set to be on the move this summer.  

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Liverpool beat Manchester United by an aggregate score of 9-0 last season and it now seems that they will get the better of their rivals in the battle for Darwin Nunez too. It’s fair to say that United fans aren’t best pleased. 

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Barcelona have reportedly identified Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno as an alternative option to Robert Lewandowski, if they fail to land the Poland striker from Bayern Munich. It is said that last season’s Champions League semi-finalists may consider an offer in the region of £34million. 

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With Liverpool ready to smash their transfer record for Darwin Nunez, Sportsmail‘s Jack Bezants takes a closer look at the Benfica frontman – from his career so far, why Jurgen Klopp is a fan and which former Reds star rates him highly. 

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Luka Modric has penned a new one-year contract at Real Madrid – keeping him at the club until June 30, 2023. The Croatia international will now be plying his trade for the Spanish giants for an 11th-straight season. He won a fifth Champions League crown last month. 

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James Tarkowski is expected to complete a move to Everton in the next few days, pending the outcome of a medical. The 29-year-old is out of contract at Burnley at the end of this month and a departure from Turf Moor has been likely for some time. 

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After seeing their initial offer of £25million for Sadio Mane rejected by Liverpool, Bayern Munich have again been rebuffed following a £30million bid including add-ons. 

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Getafe president Angel Torres says that Gareth Bale has been ‘offered’ to the Madrid-based side by his agent. ‘We will consider it,’ Torres said. ‘I am going to have to speak to the technical staff.’

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Matt Targett is closing in on a move to Newcastle from Aston Villa, with the Magpies prepared to trigger the option to sign him permanently for a fee of between £12-15million after a successful loan spell in the second half of last season. 

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Manchester United and Chelsea target Ibrahim Sangare has allegedly revealed that he has his heart set on a move to England. The PSV defender, who has a reported release clause of £29.9million, is said to be confident that he will be a Premier League player next season.

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Chelsea are allowed to spend money in the transfer market again following Todd Boehly’s takeover and their first signing of the new era is full-back Eve Perisset, who joins the women’s side on a three-year contract. 

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Goalkeeper Fraser Forster has joined Tottenham on a two-year deal. He is out of contract at Southampton at the end of this month. 

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Marcos Alonso has confirmed he wants to leave Chelsea this summer and return to Spain but also insists he would be happy to see out the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge. 

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Arsenal have reportedly had a £42.5million bid for Gabriel Jesus rejected by Manchester City. The Premier League champions are said to want £51million, while the forward is not too keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium. Real Madrid’s interest is also hotting up. 

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Bayern Munich’s unsettled forward Robert Lewandowski has insisted he is ‘not selfish’ as he continues to push for an exit – and said he ‘mentally’ needs a fresh chapter amid links to Barcelona.

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Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on signing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. Liverpool are prepared to pay as much as £85million for the 22-year-old, which would break their transfer record. 

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Romelu Lukaku’s loan move back to Inter Milan could happen this week, but Chelsea reportedly want a player from the Serie A club in return – either Lautaro Martinez, Milan Skriniar or Alessandro Bastoni. 

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Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has told Ajax defender Jurrien Timber, who he currently coaches with the Dutch national team, that it would be ‘not so wise’ to move to Old Trafford this summer. 

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Hello and welcome to Wednesday’s live transfer blog! We’ll be rounding up the latest gossip, developments and any confirmed deals throughout the day, with the rumour mill now in full swing. 


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