Transfer news LIVE updates – Friday, July 12
- Barcelona have completed the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid
- Manchester United are still chasing Bruno Fernandes
- Liverpool are not interested in signing Nicolas Pepe
- Arsenal’s stance on Hakim Ziyech revealed
- Premier League done deals: Every confirmed transfer in the top flight this summer
4.30pm UPDATE: Virgil van Dijk enquiry
Barcelona launched an enquiry to sign Virgil van Dijk – but were given ‘short shrift’ by the Dutchman’s agent.
That’s according to Mirror journalist John Cross.
“Do not expect it to happen for a moment, but Barcelona made enquiries about whether Virgil van Dijk could be tempted to leave Liverpool,” he writes.
“They were quickly given short shrift by the Dutch defender’s representatives. They did not bother taking it further.”
4.10pm UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan update
Manchester United and Inter Milan have “bad blood” between them and that could scupper any potential move for Romelu Lukaku, says Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
“There is some sort of bad blood between the two clubs,” Solhekol said.
“If you remember two years ago, Manchester United were desperate to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.
“They offered €45million, Inter Milan said ‘we will not let him go unless we get €50m’ and they refused to sell him over just €5m.
“And I think people at Manchester United remember how Inter Milan behaved two years ago.”
3.45pm UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes wants Man Utd move
Bruno Fernandes is keen to join Manchester United and the Sporting midfielder is hopeful of agreeing a deal.
“The first # BrunoFernandes ‘ choice remain # ManchesterUnited,” Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolo Schira wrote on Twitter.
“He is waiting for the agreement between # RedDevils and Sporting.
“Meanwhile Ed Woodward is interested in Sergej #MilinkovicSavic , but # Lazio want € 120M to sell him. # transfers # MUFC #mutd.”
3.15pm UPDATE: Barcelona sign Antoine Griezmann
Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona paid Griezmann’s £107m (€120m) release clause to sign the striker from Atletico Madrid.
The France international has penned a five-year contract with the Spanish giants.
Griezmann’s new contract also has an eye-watering €800m release clause.
2.45pm UPDATE: Unai Emery makes Hakim Ziyech decision
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is not interested in signing Hakim Ziyech this summer, it has been claimed.
The Ajax ace impressed last season in helping the Dutch side to a league title and the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Arsenal have carried out a detailed analysis of the player and have opted to look at alternative targets instead.
Ziyech scored 19 times and registered 16 assists in all competitions and is said to be keen on a move to the Gunners.
2.15pm UPDATE: Liverpool’s stance on Nicolas Pepe
Liverpool have ‘absolutely no interest’ in signing Lille sensation Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.
The Mail claim they will not be pursuing a deal for the 24-year-old.
“Also worth categorically saying now that Liverpool have absolutely no interest in Nicolas Pepe,” reporter Dominic King said on Twitter.
“For all the stories that are coming from the continent, it is not a deal that will be happening.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not expected to spend like he did last summer when they splashed a combined £176million on Alisson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho.
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