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07.15 UPDATE: United eye Diop deal

Manchester United are eyeing West Ham defender Issa Diop – but face a battle to convince the Londoners to sell.

Sky Sports report that United are keen to add the centre-back to their squad this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to overhaul his side.

Diop impressed for West Ham last season but has only bee in England for one campaign.

United have been linked with several defenders including Harry Maguire and Matthijs de Ligt.

07.00 UPDATE: Wan-Bisakka latest

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Crystal Palace ace Aaron Wan-Bissaka but will have to forfeit their sell on clause for Wilfried Zaha.

Express Sport understands Wan-Bissaka is now close to a deal with United and wants to join the club.

Palace are looking into signing Belgium international Timothy Castagne to replace him.

Castagne came close to joining Celtic for £8m in the last transfer window but the deal collapsed when the Italian outfit increased their demands to £12m.

06.45 UPDATE: Coutinho wants Chelsea deal

Philippe Coutinho wants to join Chelsea from Barcelona, according to Duncan Castles.

Coutinho looks set to leave Barcelona this summer after a difficult 18 months and the club are ready to sell.

“The briefing I had last week was that Coutinho’s preference would be to go to Chelsea rather than Paris St-Germain,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.

“But of course, dependent on the transfer-window ban being lifted, which it looks almost certain not to happen.”

06.30 UPDATE: Liverpool eye defender

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants a new defender this summer – to partner Virgil van Dijk in the heart of his back four.

Van Dijk was one of the stars as Liverpool won the Champions League.

But now Klopp wants to add more steal and has been linked with Matthijs de Ligt, although Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United are also circling.

Joe Gomez was expected to be Van Dijk’s main partner but has struggled with injuries.



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