Published On: Fri, Jun 14th, 2019

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd vs Arsenal scrap, Celtic deal close, Tottenham plot two moves | Football | Sport

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Transfer news LIVE: Friday June 14

  • Manchester United have identified Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe as a potential signing
  • Chelsea have struck a deal with Juventus for Maurizio Sarri to head to Turin
  • Liverpool have been linked with Nabil Fekir – but they might not reignite their interest
  • Celtic are set to wrap up a transfer in the 24 hours as Neil Lennon starts spending

08:55 UPDATE: Christopher Jullien to Celtic update

Celtic might be forced to battle La Liga side Celta Vigo as they look to take prime target Christopher Jullien to Glasgow from Toulouse.

Neil Lennon is eager to prise the giant defender away, but Celta have been monitoring him for some time and Spanish sources indicate they are plotting a £5.3m raid.

Toulouse, though, have slapped a whopping £10m price tag on the 26-year-old, who has two years left to run on his current deal.

Celtic’s need for a centre-back has increased with Dedryck Boyata leaving for Hertha Berlin on a free transfer.

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Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Celtic, Rangers, Real Madrid updates (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Celtic and Celta Vigo want Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien (Image: GETTY)

08:45 UPDATE: Man Utd make Newcastle decision

Manchester United want Sean Longstaff but will only launch a raid on Newcastle when their defence is sorted out.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants young and hungry British players to take the Red Devils back to the top table of European football.

And, while Longstaff is an option following his breakthrough at Newcastle, the United manager will wait to secure a deal.

The London Evening Standard reckon United are eager to snap up a centre-back before they make any more moves.

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United have lined up Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff for a switch (Image: GETTY)

08:35 UPDATE: Man City transfer raid backed

Manchester City should snap up Manchester United target Matthijs de Ligt, claims ESPN FC pundit Alejandro Moreno.

“It would make sense from Manchester City’s perspective because we have now determined that Pep Guardiola doesn’t think much of John Stones,” Moreno said.

“There’s been plenty of opportunities to play John Stones and he is essentially saying ‘thanks but no thanks’.

“Vincent Kompany, he’s gone, leaves a huge hole right there in the centre-back position.

“He would be ideal, a guy that can actually play with the ball at his feet. Young guy, up and coming, a lot of potential.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester City have been backed to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax (Image: GETTY)

08:25 UPDATE: Arsenal chase new target

Arsenal have identified Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha as a potential replacement for Petr Cech, according to reports in Italy.

Cech played the final game of a storied career in last month’s Europa League final and is set to return to Chelsea in a non-playing role.

Unai Emery needs an experienced goalkeeper to provide competition for current No 1 Bernd Leno, especially with David Ospina unlikely to return from a loan at Napoli.

Corriere Della Sera reckon Arsenal have therefore targeted Strakosha, who is also in Tottenham’s sights and was previously linked with Liverpool.

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal and rivals Tottenham are looking at Lazio star Thomas Strakosha (Image: GETTY)

08:10 UPDATE: Tottenham target two midfielders

Tottenham are ready to spend big this summer to sign both Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.

Express Sport understands Spurs, Manchester United and Manchester City are chasing Lyon midfielder Ndombele.

And the Daily Star claim Daniel Levy is prepared to splash some serious cash to bring the Frenchman to the Premier League.

Lo Celso, who recently signed for Real Betis on a permanent basis, will remain a target even if Tottenham get Ndombele.

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Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham are eager to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon (Image: GETTY)

07:55 UPDATE: Celtic deal close

Celtic are poised to wrap up a deal for David Turnbull within the next 24 hours, Express Sport understands.

The Hoops had been worried rival bids may come in for the Motherwell star, who enjoyed a stellar breakout season.

However, they are now primed to snap up the 19-year-old midfielder in a £3m move to kick off their summer spending.

Celtic are also in for Bolton prodigy Luca Connell, who has likewise been targeted by newly-promoted Norwich.

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Transfer news LIVE: Celtic are close to signing David Turnbull from Motherwell (Image: GETTY)

07:25 UPDATE: Nabil Fekir to Liverpool update

Liverpool are NOT set to resurrect a move for Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, according to reports.

Claims in France suggested the Reds will use next month’s friendly against the Ligue 1 giants to discuss a deal.

However, the Press Association reckon Liverpool no longer regard Fekir as a potential target.

Liverpool are likely to sign a No 10 this summer, though, having never really replace Philippe Coutinho.

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool are unlikely to move for Lyon ace Nabil Fekir this summer (Image: GETTY)

06:55 UPDATE: Chelsea agreement

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is finally set to seal his return to Italy with reigning champions Juventus.

The Serie A giants have lined up the Europa League-winning coach to succeed Massimiliano Allegri.

And news emerging from his home country on Thursday night indicated Juventus have agreed to pay around £10m for him.

Chelsea have a six-man shortlist to replace Sarri, with Allegri, Frank Lampard and Steve Holland among the candidates.

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is heading back to Italy with Juventus (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United want Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe (Image: GETTY)

06:25 UPDATE: Man Utd want Arsenal target

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in adding Nicolas Pepe to his squad, reports claim.

Express Sport understands Arsenal had the Lille forward watched as he helped them seal Champions League qualification.

The London Evening Standard, though, reckon United could make a move for the Ivory Coast international.

Solskjaer has already snapped up Daniel James from Swansea, but Pepe would add an extra level of class to his attack.

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