Published On: Mon, Jun 24th, 2019

Transfer news LIVE: Maguire makes Man Utd decision, Neymar to Barcelona, Arsenal talks | Football | Sport

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Transfer news live: Latest news and gossip from the transfer world (Image: GETTY)

  • Transfer news LIVE updates – latest news and gossip Monday 24 June
  • Manchester United are set to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, but will miss out on Harry Maguire
  • Arsenal are hoping to sign Celtic defender Kieran Tierney but don’t want to get into a bidding war
  • Barcelona ace Philippe Coutinho admits it would be a pleasure to play with Neymar again

08.45 UPDATE: Aldridge thinks Coutinho return is a mistake

John Aldridge has told Liverpool to forget signing Philippe Coutinho back from Barcelona.

Coutinho has been linked with a move away from Barcelona after struggling over 18 months in Spain, but Aldridge thinks it would be a mistake to bring him back.

“Coutinho left on a sour note as he forced his way out of the club and while he is a great player, I don’t think Liverpool should blow their transfer budget on bringing him back,” Aldridge wrote for the Sunday World.

“None of us have forgotten that Coutinho left Liverpool in a difficult position when he jumped ship mid-way through the season, so we should not give him a simple route back to play for the European champions.

“We all trust Klopp in whatever decisions he makes, but I think adding attacking a top quality attacking option would be the way forward this summer.”

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Transfer news live: Philippe Coutinho returning to Liverpool would be a mistake (Image: GETTY)

08.30 UPDATE: Thomas Lemar on his future

Thomas Lemar insists he is staying at Atletico Madrid.

Lemar was quizzed on his future after a difficult few months in Spain following his move from Monaco, but he stressed he wants to make things work out.

“I’m at Atletico and I’ll be back next season,” Lemar told beIN Sports.

”I still want to progress. I wanted to do it this season, I will try to do even better next season.”

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Transfer news live: Thomas Lemar insists he is staying at Atletico Madrid (Image: GETTY)

08.00 UPDATE: Koulibaly drops cryptic message

Kalidou Koulibaly admits he’s unsure where he will play his football next season after links away from Napoli.

Koulibaly has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as Juventus, but could still stay in Naples.

“I don’t know [if I’ll still be at Napoli next year], I think so,” he told Goal after Senegal’s 2-0 win over Tanzania in the African Cup of Nations.

“But I have to play the Afcon and then after that I’ll go back to Napoli.

“Everyone’s speaking about me, but I’m only speaking about Senegal, because that’s my objective today and I want to achieve something big with Senegal.”

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Transfer news live: Kalidou Koulibaly could leave Napoli this summer (Image: GETTY)

07.35 UPDATE: Liverpool join Bruno Fernandes race

Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the race for Bruno Fernandes.

That is according to Italian journalist Pietro Balzano Prota, who claims Liverpool have ‘interfered’ with United’s move for the midfielder.

The Portuguese playmaker has four years left on his deal and is valued at £62.2million (€70m) by Sporting.

United have been described as ‘frontrunners’ for the 24-year-old but have faced stiff competition from Tottenham and Atletico Madrid.

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Transfer news live: Bruno Fernandes could join Liverpool this summer (Image: GETTY)

07.15 UDPATE: Coutinho on Neymar return

Philippe Coutinho admits it’s always a pleasure to play with Neymar, as the PSG ace is once again linked with a move to Barcelona.

“To play with Neymar is incredible, he is a superstar,” Coutinho said while at the Copa America.

“I don’t know what will happen, but it’s always a source of happiness to speak about playing with him.

“He’s a player of another dimension and very important to any team he’s on.

“Nobody can deny his qualities and his massive talent, and we all know that.

“Right now, we don’t know what will happen but people are saying a lot of things.

“He’s part of the group and he has been with the group but we haven’t talked about this.”

07.00 UPDATE: Maguire makes decision

Harry Maguire is set to join Manchester City this week after turning down Manchester United.

Maguire will join City for £80m and will replace Vincent Kompany in the heart of Pep Guardiola’s defence.

He will battle John Stones and Aymeric Laporte for a starting spot and will become the most expensive centre back in history.

Maguire was on United’s radar but has chosen to join City.

06.45 UPDATE: Arsenal make Tierney decision

Arsenal do not want to get into a bidding war over Kieran Tierney.

The Celtic ace is their top target and they have seen a £15m bid rejected, but have made a second offer.

Celtic want upwards of £25m for Tierney but Arsenal are working with a reduced transfer budget of around £45m due to missing out on the Champions League so may have to sell before splashing out on the Scottish international.

Emery is desperate to overhaul his defence and Tierney would replace Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac at left back.

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