Man United close to £90m signing, De Ligt hands Liverpool boots with announcement, Loftus-Cheek to sign up?
Here is a roundup of the latest Manchester United and Liverpool news
talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein claims Manchester United are closing in on the summer signing of Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly.
With United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to improve a number of key areas of the pitch at the end of the season, there has been a lot of transfer talk about whom he could try and acquire during the summer window, with Koulibaly high up on the list.
Solskjaer has seen his back-line come under intense criticism this season, with the defence costing the club a number of points and it is widely expected that United will spend most of their transfer kitty on improving the defensive side of the game.
And despite many reports in the media over the past few months all suggesting that Napoli want to keep hold of powerhouse Koulibaly, reports in the media have suggested that Napoli will sell of United offer around £90 million for the services of Kouliably.
Now Goldstein has claimed that United are on the verge of completing a mammoth deal for the Seria A powerhouse.
He said: “The Koulibaly thing, I’ve heard good things that him coming to Utd is very close.”
Solskjaer is set for a busy summer as they looks to overhaul his current squad.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti recently opened the door for United to seal a massive deal by announcing that he will not stand in the way of Koulibaly leaving the club if he wants to go.
Ancelotti said: “We don’t need to sell our best players. We can sign new players following our ideas.
“However, I am not going to block who wants to leave, I’ve never done it in my career.” (Read More)
Liverpool target Matthijs De Ligt has denied he has an agreement to sign for Barcelona at the end of the season.
After helping Ajax reach the Champions League semi-final, beating the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus in the process, De Ligt has become one of the most sought after defenders in the game.
The 19-year old has shown great leadership, ability and is a physical specimen already, with the likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all hoping to try and get a deal done.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp may have one of the best attacks in the game, but he needs to add some more depth to his back-line as star man Virgil Van Dijk simply cannot continue to do everything, and needs a partner he can fully trust in.
De Ligt’s team-mate Frenkie de Jong has already agreed to join Barcelona at the end of the season for an initial fee of £65m, and now the powerful Dutchman has revealed he has held talks to leave the club.
Asked if he’d made his last appearance for the club, de Ligt replied on the Sky Sports website: ‘I don’t know yet. ‘There have been conversations, but there is still no agreement.’ (Read More)
Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Ruben Loftus-Cheek will sign a new contract with Chelsea, if he is guaranteed more first team opportunities.
Loftus-Cheek is regarded as one of the finest talents currently on the Chelsea books and is tipped to become a superstar for both the Blues and England.
The 23-year-old has scored nine goals this term despite having limited opportunities under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri, who has preferred Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho for most of the game this season for Chelsea.
Loftus-Cheek has two years to run on his Chelsea deal, but with the Blues facing a transfer ban, Chelsea are keen to tie the midfielder down to longer terms at Stamford Bridge and end all speculation that he could seek a way out of the club.
The likes of Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with a possible move for Loftus-Cheek, with some reports suggesting both were readying a big summer offer to try and prise him away from the club, with the premise of more Premier League action.
But reports on the Sun website have claimed that Loftus-Cheek will indeed sign a new contract at the club if he is guaranteed regular football.
Loftus-Cheek recently admitted that he is not even thinking about Chelsea, although he has no idea whether or not he is in talks over a new deal.