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Transfer news LIVE – Saturday, June 8

  • Premier League done deals: Every confirmed transfer in the top flight this summer
  • Eden Hazard completes move to Real Madrid from Chelsea
  • The latest on Man Utd interest in Matthijs de Ligt
  • Arsenal release seven stars

9am UPDATE: Paul Pogba for Gareth Bale swap deal

Manchester United could face a fight to keep Paul Pogba at Old Trafford this summer with Real Madrid ready to offer Gareth Bale in a swap deal.

Los Blancos have been busy already confirming the signing of Eden Hazard for £89million yesterday.

And it now appears they have set their sights on Manchester United midfielder Pogba.

The Mirror claim Real are ready to use Bale in a swap deal to sweeten any agreement.

It is understood United would want £130m for Pogba if they were to let him leave Old Trafford this summer.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could find a swap offer including Bale attractive, it has been claimed.

However, any negotiations would probably surround the fact the Wales international has three years remaining on a mega deal at the Bernabeu worth £600,000-a-week.

Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale could swap clubs this summer

Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale could swap clubs this summer (Image: GETTY)

8.20am UPDATE: Daniel James transfer verdict

Daniel James is not the type of transfer that is going to take Manchester United back to where they want to be, according to Steve Nicol.

“This is your guy for the future,” Nicol said.

“This is who your guy is.

“But guess what, Manchester United don’t need guys for the future right now.

“They need people who can come in and step on the field and make a difference.

“And unfortunately, as good a prospect as Daniel James is, he’s not doing that.”

Transfer news LIVE: Daniel James is set to complete a move to Manchester United

Transfer news LIVE: Daniel James is set to complete a move to Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

8am UPDATE: Chelsea react to Eden Hazard exit

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia gave her reaction to Hazard’s departure, thanking him for his contribution during his time at Stamford Bridge.

“Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay, we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.

“The memories he leaves us with will not fade. He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously.

“He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with. We look forward to welcoming him back to Stamford Bridge in the future.”

Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard has left Chelsea for Real Madrid

Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard has left Chelsea for Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)

7.40am UPDATE: Marcus Rashford wanted by Barcelona

Barcelona have reportedly opened talks with Manchester United over a potential deal for Marcus Rashford.

Rashford is out of contract at Old Trafford next season though talks are believed to be ongoing over a new deal.

Barcelona are searching for a new attacker with Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho’s futures both in doubt.

And Spanish outlet Sport claim that Barca have contacted Manchester United over a deal.

It’s reported that Rashford could be worth as much as €100million (£88m) if Barca move forward with a transfer.

Transfer news LIVE: Marcus Rashford has been linked with a move to Barcelona

Transfer news LIVE: Marcus Rashford has been linked with a move to Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

7.15am UPDATE: Eden Hazard completes move to Real Madrid

Eden Hazard has finally secured his long-awaited move from Chelsea to Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants announced the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea on Friday evening.

It’s understood Los Blancos have splashed out £88million to acquire the 28-year-old’s signature, though that fee will rise to £130million due to add-ons.

Hazard has penned a five-year deal with Zinedine Zidane’s side, who ended the 2018-19 La Liga season in third place.

It’s understood his contract with the Spaniards will see him pocked a cool £400,000-a-week.

Transfer news LIVE: The latest gossip from Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and more

Transfer news LIVE: The latest gossip from Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and more (Image: GETTY)

6.45am UPDATE: Matthijs de Ligt told to snub Manchester United

Barcelona and Holland star Frenkie de Jong has told Matthijs de Ligt to snub Manchester United and join him at Barcelona.

“No, he has to make his own decisions,” he said when asked if he would try to convince De Ligt.

“Of course I would like him to come to Barcelona but we will see what happens. It’s up to him.

“I don’t know [where he will go this summer], it’s his decision.

“You have to ask him about it but I hope he comes to Barca.

“Of course we talk about it [De Ligt joining Barca]. It’s not up to me to say what he’s going to do or his thoughts.

“I don’t have an influence on his choice. He has to make it on his own and with his family.”

Transfer news LIVE: Jurgen Klopp will look to strengthen his Liverpool side this summer

Transfer news LIVE: Jurgen Klopp will look to strengthen his Liverpool side this summer (Image: GETTY)

6.15am UPDATE: Winger wants Liverpool switch

Italian winger Domenico Berardi appeared to issue a come-and-get-me plea to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as he revealed he would ‘choose to play for Liverpool’.

“If an offer arrives, be it from Milan or another club, I will evaluate it with my club,” he said.

“And if I hear that it is the right proposal, to be taken on the fly, this time I will say to Sassuolo: ‘I’ll take it’.

“Being able to choose, I would play in Liverpool. Changing remains difficult for me, but it no longer frightens me, I would do it.

“The next goal is to play in Europe, but at a club where I can be used a lot, if not always. That is my priority.”

Transfer news LIVE: Domenico Berardi has hinted he would like to play for Liverpool

Transfer news LIVE: Domenico Berardi has hinted he would like to play for Liverpool (Image: GETTY)

5.45am UPDATE: Arsenal confirm seven exits

Arsenal have officially confirmed that seven players will be leaving the club in the summer.

Aaron Ramsey has already agreed to join Juventus on a free when his contract expires on June 30.

Injury-hit striker Danny Welbeck is also on his way out, while goalkeeper Petr Cech is retiring.

In a post on their official website, Arsenal also revealed Stephan Lichtsteiner will leave after one season at the club.

“We thank them all for their contributions to the club and we wish them every future success,” Arsenal said.



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