Transfer news live updates – latest news and gossip from around the Premier League
Thursday, May 10
20.45: Manchester United hero Teddy Sheringham believes Marcus Rashford must leave the Red Devils to fulfil his potential.
Sheringham believes there is no doubting the ability of Rashford but claims he just needs regular game time.
‚ÄúIf you don‚Äôt get the experience, you don‚Äôt get the chance,‚ÄĚ he told Sky Sports.
‚ÄúAll you do is sit and watch and you make mistakes later in life.
‚ÄúHe needs to learn now, he‚Äôs an unbelievable talent for me, and he needs to be playing in a first-team somewhere.‚ÄĚ
20:00: Goalkeeper Scott Bain has signed for Celtic on a permanent four-year deal.
The 26-year-old had been on loan from Dundee since January and Brendan Rodgers recently expressed his desire to bring him in full-time.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm delighted. It‚Äôs more than I obviously expected when I first came in. I‚Äôm over the moon,‚ÄĚ Bain said.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think it could have gone any better. It‚Äôs funny, there‚Äôs a lot of little things that went my way to get to Celtic on loan and then to play the game against Rangers, which sent me on my way to this four-year-deal. It‚Äôs been great and I‚Äôve loved every minute of it.‚ÄĚ
18.30: Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will attract new signings to the club because of who he is, claims Terry Butcher.
Butcher believes if given enough funds, former England captain Gerrard can bring a higher quality of player to Ibrox.
‚ÄúHe needs funds available and getting the right players to come in,‚ÄĚ he told Sky Sports.
‚ÄúBut players are going to sign for Steven Gerrard now, he‚Äôs Rangers manager.
‚ÄúYou‚Äôre going to go to Scotland because it‚Äôs Steven Gerrard who‚Äôs the manager, rather than someone else where you think ‚ÄėI‚Äôm not too sure‚Äô.‚ÄĚ
16.45: Nabil Fekir did not meet with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to discuss a potential transfer, the Lyon star‚Äôs father claims.
Reports this week claimed the 24-year-old had agreed a deal with the Reds to head to Anfield next summer.
However,¬†Fekir‚Äôs father Mohamed has slammed reports he‚Äôs heading to Liverpool, claiming the France international is going nowhere.
‚ÄúNabil in Liverpool, that‚Äôs wrong,‚ÄĚ he told Olympique-et-lyonnais.com. ‚ÄúI hear there are arrangements, stuff like that, I was surprised.
‚ÄúI can deny this information right now, it‚Äôs not true.
‚ÄúOtherwise, Nabil would have told me right away, we are very close. I can guarantee you that he never met him [Klopp].‚ÄĚ
16.35: Arsenal‚Äôs next manager will have a big rebuilding job on his hands because the majority of the current squad are not good enough, says Steve Nicol.
Nicol believes there are only a few players in the Arsenal squad who would make the starting XI of their rivals.
‚ÄúWhoever comes in is going to have to start again,‚ÄĚ the Liverpool legend said on ESPN FC.
‚ÄúThere are very few of these players that would get anywhere near any of the decent teams – not just in England but anywhere else.‚ÄĚ
15.40: Chelsea will not be able to turn down approaches from either Barcelona or Real Madrid if they want to sign Eden Hazard this summer, says Tony Cottee.
Cottee believes 27-year-old Hazard is now in the prime of his career and must decide if he sees his future elsewhere.
‚ÄúI think it will be the player‚Äôs decision. I know he‚Äôs on a contract but that doesn‚Äôt really mean anything,‚ÄĚ the pundit said on Sky Sports.
‚ÄúHe will want to go away, he‚Äôll want to perform for Belgium at the World Cup, he‚Äôll want to know who the next Chelsea manager is or is the current manager staying, then he‚Äôll make his decision.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a big, big decision for Hazard and history has proved if Barcelona or Real Madrid come in for you, it‚Äôs like (Philippe) Coutinho, there‚Äôs only going to be one winner and they will move to another club.‚ÄĚ
13:45: Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a deal in principle that could see him leave Everton for Major League Soccer side DC United this summer.
Sky Sports claim a deal was drafted over the past seven weeks, during several visits to the States by Rooney‚Äôs agent Paul Stretford alongside DC United’s Chief Executive Jason Levein.
DC United will pay ¬£12m for his signature with a deal running until the end of the MLS season in 2020.
12:50: John W. Henry has reassured Liverpool fans that Jurgen Klopp will have money to spend over the summer.
“[Fans] will never stop worrying about who‚Äôs coming, who‚Äôs potentially coming, who‚Äôs going,” Henry told BBC Sport.
“What I can say is, we realise that any team who goes deep in the Champions League and the Premier League has a difficult time in the Premier League.
“You have to focus your attention where you can and try to keep your players healthy playing twice a week often.
“But we‚Äôre looking forward to next season as well. We always invest in the squad every summer.”
11:20: Mourinho wants Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford to stay at Manchester United for next season.
Pogba has been linked with a big-money move to PSG while his agent Mino Raiola offered him to Manchester City.
But Mourinho said: ‚ÄúI think he’s going to be here next season.
“I can give the guarantee that I don’t want him to leave. I can give you the guarantee that the club doesn’t want to sell him and I can give you the guarantee that we don’t have any approach from him, from his agent or from any club.
“So, in this moment, for me, he’s staying.”
Asked whether he could be set for a loan move, Mourinho replied: ‚ÄúNo. What does he need to do to impress me? He impresses me.‚ÄĚ
10:40: Ross Barkley has been at Chelsea for months – but it appears everyone has forgotten!
For Barkley has made just one start for Chelsea this season – he lasted just 54 minutes – while he has bene an unused sub in the last seven straight games.
‚ÄúYou are excused if like me you forgot that Ross Barkley signed for Chelsea this season,‚ÄĚ wrote one while another asked: ‚ÄúIs Ross Barkley still a thing?‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúRoss Barkley is on the bench for Chelsea – forgot he existed to be honest! What a waste of talent,‚ÄĚ added a fellow fan.
Another quipped: ‚ÄúEvery single time I see a Chelsea bench, I remember that Ross Barkley exists.‚ÄĚ
09:30: Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is being urged to leave Anfield and join Real Madrid this summer.
Egypt legend Hanzy Ramzy says the winger might not have the chance to head to the Bernabeu if he waits.
‚ÄúI think he makes history for an Egyptian player and this is very important,‚ÄĚ Ramzy told ESPN FC. ‚ÄúAlso that all the world can see that Egypt has talent.
‚ÄúAnd about the question if it is better for Salah to stay at Liverpool or transfer himself to another league, I think all the media are talking about Real Madrid or Barcelona.‚ÄĚ
09:00: It‚Äôs being claimed in Spain that Jurgen Klopp has met with Nabil Fekir to discuss a summer switch to Liverpool.
According to French outlet Canal Plus, Klopp has spoken to Fekir to try and convince him to snub Chelsea to move to Anfield.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas remains adamant the forward is going nowhere, however.
He said on Sunday: ‚ÄúWe have had no contact with Liverpool today.
‚ÄúNabil Fekir is here. We hope to keep him and have him playing the Champions League with us next year.‚ÄĚ
08:40: It‚Äôs being claimed in Spain that Real Madrid star Toni Kroos could be heading to Manchester United this summer.
They reckon the former Bayern Munich midfielder has a serious offer from Jose Mourinho to sign for the Red Devils.
Don Balon say Kroos‚Äô Real future is up in the air ahead of the summer transfer window.
08:20: Ernesto Valverde has dropped a big hint he expects Liverpool-linked Ousmane Dembele to stay at Barcelona
The France international has still been talked up as a potential Liverpool target, with Jurgen Klopp pouring fuel on the fire.
“Oh, is he [Dembele] on the market? Now I‚Äôm interested!‚ÄĚ said Klopp after last weekend‚Äôs 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.
Valverde suggested Barcelona believe Dembele will be around for years to come though after his impressive performance against Villarreal on Wednesday night.
“Dembele had a great game,” said Valverde after Barcelona’s 5-1 win. “He‚Äôs a very talented player indeed.
“His last goal was lovely. We are expecting big things from him.
“He‚Äôs still very young and has a long time ahead to show his class. All new players need some time to adapt.”
8.10am: Arsene Wenger has dropped a big hint yet Jack Wilshere will sign a new contract and stay at Arsenal.
Wilshere missed out on the Gunners’ 3-1 defeat at Leicester due to his wife going into labour.
And after the game, Wenger said: “He was with us, he had to go back because his wife was induced.
“For the rest I give him only one advice, stay at the club. The noises I have is that he will do it, but I don‚Äôt know how close he is to signing the contract or not.
“But the noises are positive, so I hope that will be concluded very quickly, that he can go to the World Cup with England and win the World Cup.”