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Transfer News : Liverpool and Chelsea want Van Dijk; Arsenal, Man Utd latest

Transfer News : Liverpool and Chelsea want Van Dijk; Arsenal, Man Utd latest


TRANSFER NEWS LIVE UPDATES: All the latest on Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and more…



Bookies cut Van Dijk to Liverpool odds
12:55: Liverpool are far from done in this transfer window, according to Ladbrokes.


With Philippe Coutinho as short as 2/5 for a big money move to Barcelona, the bookies have been forced to slash the odds of both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain AND Virgil van Dijk moving to Anfield after a flood of bets.


The Reds have leapfrogged Chelsea and are now 4/5 favourites to land The Ox, while 1/2 says Jurgen Klopp seals a deal for Van Dijk before the window slams shut.


Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It could be all change on Merseyside in the next few weeks and while Coutinho is still a Liverpool player, the latest odds suggest he'll pass The Ox and Van DIjk on his way out of Anfield."
Arsenal board row


12:40: Arsene Wenger has refused to sell Alexis Sanchez despite members of the Arsenal board being open to letting him leave.


The Evening Standard say senior figures at the Emirates were considering the prospect of selling Sanchez if a bid over £50million was made.


But Wenger demanded Sanchez stay even if it means losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Barcelona chiefs fly to England


12:00: Barcelona have sent a delegation to England in a bid to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool TODAY.


According to Spanish sports paper Mundo Deportivo, General director Oscar Grau, Director of Soccer Raul Sanllehi and director Javier Bordas have left the city and headed to England to try and finalise a transfer for Coutinho.


The Catalans had a £72million bid rejected by Liverpool in July but are yet to make a second offer.


It is also reported Barcelona want to close the deal today then move on to Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele.
Vazquez alerts Arsenal and Liverpool


11.00: Lucas Vazquez has reportedly told friends he will leave Real Madrid if he is benched for today's Super Cup clash with Manchester United.


Spanish outlet Don Balon claim the 26-year-old is not happy with his standing in the Real team and feels he has not been given a fair opportunity in pre-season.


And with a host of Europe's top clubs said to be circling, the Spain international has reportedly issued Real an ultimatum.


In the Premier League, Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle United are all said to be showing an interest in Vazquez.
Liverpool preference, Chelsea and Arsenal hope for Van Dijk


10:20: Virgil van Dijk is understood to prefer a move to Liverpool, where he would play under Jurgen Klopp.


But The Times say Chelsea and Arsenal hope that Southampton could still refuse to sell their captain to Liverpool because of the whole tapping up situation.


Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger are both set to play three centre-backs this season and are interested in Premier League-proven Van Dijk.
Sidibe to Chelsea


09:30: Chelsea have identified Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe as their latest target, according to Italian outlet TransferMarketWeb.


Having seemingly missed on Juventus' Alex Sandro, the Blues have switched their attention to the highly-rated France international.


The report says Monaco could allow Sidibe to follow Bakayoko to Chelsea, providing they find cover for the Frenchman.


The Ligue 1 champions are keen to sign Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi and his arrival could set the wheels in motion for a deal.


Bellew joke


08:52: Everton fanatic Tony Bellew says he can’t wait to buy his nephew a Barcelona shirt… with Philippe Coutinho’s name on the back!


"They've brought in one player, and now they're going to lose their star man.


"They were laughing at me when we lost Romelu Lukaku, and I'll be sitting here p****** myself laughing if Philippe Coutinho walks out that door.


"I'm going to buy my little nephew a Barcelona shirt with 'Coutinho' on the back…"
Mourinho can win Bale - Henry


08:15: Manchester United can blow other clubs out of the water in the race for Gareth Bale, Thierry Henry believes.


Express Sport understands Chelsea are also serious contenders to land the Real Madrid star.


However, Thierry Henry questions whether any other club can rival United for Bale, as Mourinho has already admitted he is ready to "fight".


"[Bale] is made for every league," Henry said on Sky Sports' The Debate show.


"If he becomes available I don't think it will only be Man Utd going in for him.


"But on the other side how many teams could compete with what Manchester United could offer?


"When you have a guy like Gareth Bale he gives you another dimension. If he leaves I'm sure [Mourinho] will try and buy him - and if he comes then watch out everybody."



Transfer News: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate not to lose Philippe Coutinho
Cou to believe?


07:35: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will refuse to sanction any deal to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona - say the Mirror.


But reports in Spain suggest Barcelona think they will land the Brazilian playmaker this week.


Reds legend Graeme Souness has claimed his old club will not be able to hold on to the talented 25-year-old.


And Arsenal great Ian Wright has said Coutinho has “got to go” to Barcelona.


Who to believe?!
Rose to United


07:10: Manchester United have reignited their interest in Tottenham star Danny Rose.


Rose was a target for Manchester City before they splashed around £130m on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Danilo and ex-Spurs man Kyle Walker.


But United and Inter Milan are ready to move for the 27-year-old as he nears a return from the knee injury that has sidelined him for the last six months.
Liverpool’s £60m Van Dijk bid


06:30: Liverpool are ready to revive their £60m move for Virgil van Dijk after the defender went public with an incendiary transfer request.


Van Dijk has accused his club Southampton of leaking his private conversations and claims he has been unjustly fined two weeks’ wages for an alleged disciplinary breach.


Liverpool are the favourites to buy Van Dijk, who is understood to prefer a move to Anfield over Chelsea, who are focusing their efforts on signing Serge Aurier from PSG.



Transfer News: Manchester United want to sign Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale
United have Bale plan


06:00: Manchester United have a plan up their sleeve to sign Gareth Bale, according TV presenter Pilib De Brun.


Jose Mourinho confirmed his interest in the Real Madrid star last night and the Zinedine Zidane refused to guarantee his future at the Bernabeu.


And NBC Sports’ Pilib De Brun tweeted: “Said 2 weeks ago that if Bale pushed for a move Utd would try to sign him.


“If Bale wants it then it will happen imo. Utd are not going to be messed about by Madrid, they want Bale to demand the move so it forces Madrid's hand.


“No repeat of Ronaldo, Ramos etc.”
Conte’s transfer plans


05:00: Chelsea are locked in talks with PSG over a £27m move for right-back Serge Aurier.


The controversial Aurier, who is also the subject of a bid by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, has now become the player Antonio Conte is pushing hardest for.


Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk is another target, while Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva and Swansea striker Fernando Llorente are also on Conte’s wanted list.


Chelsea are also looking to bring in another English player to meet home-grown quotas, with Leicester’s England midfielder Danny Drinkwater a target, as is Everton’s Ross Barkley, who would cost around £35m.