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All Sunday’s transfer news, rumours and done deals as Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka bid is rejected

Review all of Sunday’s transfer news

Alan O'Brien
Sunday 09 June 2019 14:49
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Transfer deadline day summer 2019: The deals done so far

Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool remain the talk of the rumour mill as the transfer window creeps into view.

Earlier this week Real Madrid finally announced the signing of Eden Hazard for a fee that could come to exceed £150m. Elsewhere, Daniel James completed his £18m move from Swansea to Manchester United.

The future of Matthijs de Ligt meanwhile remains uncertain, with the 19-year-old defender currently linked to a host of clubs eager to land his signature. Review all the day's news below:

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Good morning and welcome to our rolling coverage of all of today's transfer news and rumours!

Samuel Lovett9 June 2019 09:30
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Tottenham's transfer boost

Ryan Sessegnon has told Fulham he will not sign a new contract and wants to move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Sessegnon, 19, decided against joining Mauricio Pochettino’s side last summer but now feels as though he is ready to move on.

Sky Sports report the winger has now informed the Cottagers of his decision but is waiting nervously as the two clubs attempt to agree a fee.

Spurs do not want to pay more than £25m for the teenager, but Fulham value the player closer to £40m.

Samuel Lovett9 June 2019 09:34
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Gareth Bale has told Real Madrid he has no plans to quit the club this summer, according to AS.

Los Blancos are desperate to sell the Welshman this summer, to free up some funds ahead of their comprehensive squad rebuild.

But Bale has reportedly told the club not to listen to any bids for his signature.

Will there even be any … ?

Samuel Lovett9 June 2019 09:35
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Inter Milan are in talks with Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to reports in Italy.

Kovacic, 25, spent last season on loan at Chelsea where he became an influential first-team player, making 51 appearances in all competitions.

However Chelsea do not have an option to buy him outright this summer meaning the Croatia international is fair game.

And La Repubblica have reported that Inter are keen to resign the midfielder. Kovacic spent three seasons at the San Siro before signing for Madrid in 2015.

Samuel Lovett9 June 2019 09:51
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Bale to Old Trafford?

Manchester are set to make a move for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, according to The Daily Mirror.

But, with Madrid currently asking £75m for the Welshman, a permanent deal is seen as too expensive. As such, United would only be interested in signing the forward on loan.

The Mirror adds that the club are prepared to take the 29-year-old on a season-long loan with an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months. 

Samuel Lovett9 June 2019 10:04
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Mourinho to Newcastle?

Surely not... 

The Mirror is reporting that Jose Mourinho could be appointed as Newcastle manager if multi-billionaire Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan successfully takes over the club.

The United Arab Emirates Sheikh has been linked to the Magpies in a £350m deal that would see Mike Ashley finally step aside as owner.

With Rafa Benitez's future at St James' still unclear, Mourinho is being touted as a future replacement.

The Portuguese is said to be open to offers having been out of management since December.

Samuel Lovett9 June 2019 10:55
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Rooney urges United to sign well

Wayne Rooney thinks Manchester United need to recruit a raft of hungry players with potential and resist splashing money on expensive marquee signings.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a major rebuilding job on his hands at Old Trafford following a dismal 2018/19 campaign,

The 13-time Premier League champions, who recruited Solskjaer after sacking Jose Mourinho in December, finished sixth and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

"For Ole, I think the first thing he's got to do is try and build the squad," Rooney told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme.

"I don't think bringing one or two players in for over £100million is going to really help with the squad and the players who are there.

"I think he needs to try and look at maybe five or six players who have got potential to be top players but you're not spending £120, £130million on these players.

"I think you spend £30million, £40million and then try to improve them, which will also give you longevity out of the players and allow you to build a squad around the five or six new players that come in, plus a few of the players who are still there.

"You could bring (Cristiano) Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and (Lionel) Messi in, or Gareth Bale for instance, and it's going to cost you £300, £350million (for) which you'd get what? Maybe two years out of Ronaldo, a couple of years out of Ramos and then you've written that money off."

United have not won the title since the final season of Sir Alex Ferguson's reign in 2013.

Rooney, who scored a record 253 goals for United and now plays in the MLS for DC United, believes the club's fans will remain patient during a transitional phase under Solskjaer.

"I just think the club needs to rebuild with younger players. But they need to be good enough and allow the manager to improve them," he said.

"And I think the Man United fans will understand that they are probably not going to compete for the Premier League next year.

"So let them have that time, let Ole have that time to build a team for the next two or three years who are going to compete, not only at Premier League level, but at Champions League level."

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 June 2019 11:26
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Spurs and United battle it out

The Portuguese press this morning claim that Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are battling it out for Sporting star Bruno Fernandes.

However A Bola claim that both sides are keen on signing the 24-year-old, but that Spurs are currently in pole position because Ed Woodward has serious reservations about the £70m price tag Sporting have slapped on the player.

Spurs are meanwhile in the market for a creative midfielder and could use the money generated from the sale of Christian Eriksen to fund the deal.

Mauricio Pochettino is also a big fan of Leicester midfielder James Maddison, but Bruno is available for less money and is ready for a new challenge this summer.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 June 2019 11:32
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Liverpool firesale begins

Liverpool are ready to let Harry Wilson leave the club this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to trim his first-team squad.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Derby County and performed admirably, scoring 18 goals in all competitions and picking up a nomination for the EFL Young Player of the Season award.

However, the Daily Mail claim that Klopp does not believe Wilson has what it takes to succeed at Liverpool and has made the youngster available for £21m.

It’s a big price – but Wilson has no shortage of suitors. The newspaper claims that RB Leipzig, Hoffenheim, Valencia, Getafe, Leicester and newly-promoted Aston Villa are all ready to match that fee.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 June 2019 11:42
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Liverpool's Pepe blow

In other Liverpool news, The Sun claims that the club are set to miss out on Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, who instead favours a move to Bayern Munich.

Pepe has enjoyed a superb campaign for Lille in Ligue 1, contributing 22 goals and 11 assists.

Liverpool have long been linked with the Ivory Coast international and it has been reported that the club would be willing to meet Lille’s £70m valuation.

However The Sun claim that Pepe would prefer to move to Munich and be part of the club’s summer rebuild, with the Bundesliga champions desperately trying to replace both Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 June 2019 11:52

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