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Wednesday's transfer news LIVE: Romelu Lukaku nears Manchester United exit, latest Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea rumours

Follow LIVE coverage of all the latest transfer news, rumours and done deals

Tom Kershaw
Wednesday 12 June 2019 10:40 BST
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Follow Wednesday’s transfer news and rumours live, as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Barcelona remain the talk of the rumour mill, with the Fifa international window opening yesterday.

Real Madrid finally confirmed the signing of Eden Hazard in a deal which could rise to £150m while Daniel James’ long-anticipated move from Swansea to Manchester United was confirmed for £18m.

Speculation over the future of Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt continues to rumble with PSG moving ahead in the race for the 19-year-old while Romelu Lukaku looks to force a move to Serie A after becoming disenchanted with life at United. Follow all of the latest news below:

Arsenal have taken an interest in Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco with a move for Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser seeming to stall, while Liverpool are considering a £59m bid for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Watford had a bid rejected for Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr while Crystal Palace are determined to keep hold of coveted young full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.


Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of all Wednesday's latest transfer news, rumours, gossip and done deals. We'll cover every breaking story throughout the day, starting with Romelu Lukaku hinting at his impending exit from Manchester United while on international duty with Belgium yesterday.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 07:22

Lukaku exit looms

Romelu Lukaku gave a huge hint that he'll be making his Manchester United exit this summer. Inter Milan and Juventus are both keen on the striker who will meet his agent in the coming days to discuss his future.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 07:39

Guardiola considering another break

Pep Guardiola could consider a break from management after next season, according to the Daily Star.

The Manchester City boss is contracted at the Etihad until 2021 and rebuffed an approach from Juventus this summer.

However, if City were to clinch a long-coveted Champions League trophy this season, the Spaniard may be convinced to take another sabbatical.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 07:42

De Ligt in 'advanced talks'

Matthijs de Ligt is in advanced talks with PSG, according to reports in Italy.

Manchester United and Barcelona have both hotly pursued the 19-year-old Ajax captain, however, PSG are now frontrunners with the player's agent, Mino Raiola, holding transfer talks today.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 07:48

Bilic close to West Brom role

Slaven Bilic is close to taking the hot seat at West Brom, taking over from controversially sacked Darren Moore and interim caretaker manager Jimmy Shan, according to Sky Sports.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 07:50

Wan Bissaka warned over Manchester United move

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been warned against moving to Manchester United too early in his career after the experiences of teammate Wilfried Zaha.

Bissaka is one of United's top candidates this summer and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have already rejected a £40m offer for the full-back, with Palace chairman Steve Parish demanding at least £60m.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 07:56

Woodgate set for Boro helm

Jonathan Woodgate is set to be announced as new Middlesbrough manager today.

The 39-year-old has long been a preferred candidate to replace Tony Pulis and The Sun report that the boyhood Boro fan may attempt to prise Robbie Keane from the Ireland set-up to serve as his assistant manager.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 07:58

Milan keen on Arsenal's Torreira

AC Milan are interested in bringing Uruguayan Lucas Torreira back to Italy after just one season with Arsenal.

Torreira made a strong start to his Arsenal career but was frequently rotated with 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi throughout the campaign.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 08:01

United consider Oblak to replace De Gea

Manchester United are considering selling David de Gea and signing Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak.

De Gea has one year remaining on his United contract and some figures at United are keen to cash in on the player and avoid a transfer saga next season.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 08:06

United consider breaking defensive record

As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to attempt to overhaul his frail defence, Harry Maguire has re-emerged as one of the club's preferred candidates, with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly ruled out due to the exorbitant fee he would command.

Tom Kershaw12 June 2019 08:15

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