Transfer news live: Chelsea 'seriously interested' in Sergio Aguero as Liverpool are told Naby Keita is not for sale

The transfer window is open so, naturally, every man and his dog has been linked to Manchester United while champions Chelsea have had a frustrating start to the summer.

The likes of Kylian Mbappé, Alvaro Morata, Andrea Belotti, and Alexis Sanchez have all been linked with moves in what promises to be another summer of bumper signings.

Sanchez has made his first public push to get out of the club by admitting he wants Champions League football – but where will he end up next season?

Rather impressively, a number of clubs have already set about their business early. Manchester City were the summer’s early pace setters, having already signed both Bernardo Silva and Ederson, but rivals United have caught them up landing the summer’s biggest deal so far, Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

The Toffees meanwhile Everton have signed six new faces including United’s Wayne Rooney.

Chelsea finally got their hands on Antonio Rudiger while Alexandre Lacazette has joined ArsenalLiverpool‘s pursuit of Naby Keita is beginning to annoy Leipzig with lots of talk but little action.

Follow all the latest updates below…

Live Updates

14 mins ago

Chelsea have a “strong and serious interest” in signing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, according to Sky Sports.
However, the Manchester club are understood to have no interest in selling their star striker, who has contract at the Etihad until 2020.  

1 hour ago

Wojciech Szczesny is closing in on a move to Italian champions Juventus after they agreed a deal in principle of around £10m with Arsenal, according to The Guardian.
The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Roma, and it looks increasingly likely that he will continue his career in Italy as a future replacement for Gianluigi Buffon.

1 hour ago

Sanches on the move

AC Milan are looking to continue their impressive rebuilding job this summer with the signing of one-time Manchester United target Renato Sanches, according to Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Milan have already signed a host of stars including Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Lucas Biglia, Hakan Calhanoglu and Ricardo Rodriguez, backed by their new billionaire Chinese investors.

1 hour ago

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mikel Merino could be set for a move back to Spain, according to AS, with Athletic Bilbao preparing a €10m offer for the player.
The 21-year-old, who was part of Spain’s squad for the U21 Euros this summer, joined the German club from Osasuna last summer, but played just seven games for the side managed at the time by Thomas Tuchel.

1 hour ago

RB Leipzig have rejected a €68m (£57m) offer from Liverpool for midfielder Naby Keita, and have told the Merseyside club that he is not for sale at any price.
Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl believes that the Guinean “feels comfortable” at the German club, but Jurgen Klopp’s side are expected to return with another bid for the midfielder, whose contract at Leipzig runs until 2020.

1 hour ago

Zouma to Stoke?

Look who’s been pictured in full Stoke training kit… it’ll be a loan deal at the Bet365 Stadium for the Chelsea defender

2 hours ago

Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic is set for a move to Leicester City, with the Hull Daily Mail stating that the 32-year-old is to arrive in Hong Kong tomorrow to have a medical.
Leicester have taken a 24-man squad to Hong Kong for pre-season, and expect Jakupovic to join that squad after completing his medical.
Jakupovic will replace Ron-Robert Zieler, who joined German side VFB Stuttgart on a three-year deal last week after just one season in English football.

3 hours ago

Sport in Catalonia state that Barcelona will make their final offer to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande today for Brazilian midfielder Paulinho.
The Catalan giants hope that the offer, believed to be slightly above €30m, will convince the Chinese side to sell due to the new variables included in the offer, according to the report.

3 hours ago

Alvaro Morata is pushing for a move to AC Milan, which would see him snub Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, according to Gazzeta dello Sport.
The striker was linked with a move to Manchester United, but is now looking to return to Italy, having already represented Juventus in his career.
A fee of €70m has been mentioned by the publication.

3 hours ago

Arsenal could be set to miss out on top target Thomas Lemar, according to the BBC.
The 21-year-old is Arsene Wenger’s preferred option, having already secured the signatures of Sead Kolasinac and record signing Alexandre Lacazette earlier in the window.
However, the report states that a move to Arsenal for Lemar has become less likely due to Tiemoue Bakayoko’s transfer to Chelsea and Benjamin Mendy’s expected arrival at Manchester City.

4 hours ago

Roma winning Mahrez race

Roma is beginning to look like Riyad Mahrez’s most likely destination with the Italian club prepared to make an offer to Leicester City. The Serie A giants are looking for a replacement for Mohamed Salah this summer, after the Egyptian winger left to join Liverpool in a club-record deal.

4 hours ago

West Ham want Arnautovic

West Ham believe they will complete the signing of Austrian international Marko Arnautovic this week, and hope to be successful with a third bid of £22m.  Arnautovic has made no secret of his desire to leave the Potteries and, with Bojan returning from loan and the emergence of Egyptian starlet Ramadan Sobhi, the funds raised from Arnautovic’s sale will be used to strengthen Mark Hughes’ defence. 

4 hours ago

Stoke still hope

Stoke remain hopeful that Bruno Martins Indi will return to the club amid interest from Crystal Palace and Everton.  The Dutch international spent last year on loan with Mark Hughes’ side, but the Potters inexplicably refused to take up the option to buy him before July 1.

5 hours ago

Mission Impossible

Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United this summer, saying a move for the Portuguese star is “mission impossible”. Last month Ronaldo gave United hope he would consider a return, when news leaked that he wanted to quit Real Madrid over a tax evasion row with the Spanish authorities. But that stance seems to have softened and talk of a summer return to United – the club where he made his name – has dissipated.

5 hours ago

Lucas leaves Liverpool

Lucas Leiva appears to be closing in on a move from Liverpool to Lazio after the Italian club posted a picture of the Brazilian on their official Twitter account.
The Brazilian, who had been the subject of a £5million bid, was pictured holding a Lazio scarf at an airport.
Lucas is Liverpool’s current longest-serving player after a decade on Merseyside, but was left out of the squad for a friendly against Wigan last week as he considers his future.
The 30-year-old, who made 19 starts in all competitions last season and 346 for the club in total, had recently entered the final year of his contract.

5 hours ago

Costa  partying in Atletico shirt

Diego Costa has been pictured partying in an Atletico Madrid shirt as his exit from Chelsea appears closer than ever. Costa has been allowed to miss the beginning of the Premier League champions’ pre-season and isn’t part of the squad that is jetting out to the Far East following a falling out with manager Antonio Conte.

5 hours ago

Sanchez wants Arsenal exit

Alexis Sanchez has reiterated his desire to play in the Champions League as he made his latest plea to Arsenal to let him leave the club. The 28-year-old forward was the Gunners’ shining star in a disappointing campaign last season where they finished fifth and failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s reign.

5 hours ago

Aubameyang deadline

Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang’s potential suitors have only “a few more days” to submit offers for the Borussia Dortmund striker, according to the Bundesliga club’s chief executive.

5 hours ago

De Gea for Kroos?

Manchester United are willing to let David De Gea finally move to Real Madrid – but only if Toni Kroos comes in the opposite direction, according to The Sun.
United know they don’t need to sell but are happy with their goalkeeper options should he leave after Real were rumoured to have launched a £50m bid.
Kroos was due to join United back in 2014 when David Moyes was in charge but the move fell through after the Scot’s sacking and the German joined Real Madrid instead.
Anything to this? He will have to wait and find out…

6 hours ago

City lining up big double signing

Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy.
After signing Kyle Walker from Tottenham on Friday, City are now targeting a similar player on the other flank and France international Mendy is the man that they want.

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