Transfer news LIVE updates – Tuesday, April 9
- Manchester United have been warned not to sign Philippe Coutinho
- Liverpool have made a bid for Thorgan Hazard
- Chelsea star Eden Hazard continues to be linked with Real Madrd
- Arsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted he is a fan of Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti
6pm UPDATE: Antonio Valencia to DC United?
MLS expert Bobby Warshaw thinks Antonio Valencia could link up with Wayne Rooney at DC United.
“It would be awesome and he would be the right kind of guy for that team – DC really could use a little bit more pace out wide,” Warshaw said.
“They have the possession and the right combinations so if they had that type of player with that turn of pace then ht could help take this DC team to the next level.”
Valencia is expected to leave United this summer after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
Transfer news LIVE: Antonio Valencia is expected to leave Man Utd
5.30pm UPDATE: Chelsea to be offered two stars by Real Madrid
Eden Hazard is a top Real Madrid transfer target for the summer. And fresh reports claim the La Liga giants are willing to offer Chelsea a pick of two players in order to pull off a blockbuster summer transfer.
Hazard has sparkled for Chelsea amid a difficult season under Maurizio Sarri in west London and now, with weeks of the season remaining, Real Madrid are keen to snap him up.
The Daily Mail say Real are willing to offer the Blues a pick of two players – should their transfer ban be overturned.
Real are willing to offer Chelsea the chance to sign Gareth Bale.
Bale has endured a torrid campaign so far this season and, with Zinedine Zidane now back in charge, could be offloaded.
And Real will reportedly also offer Chelsea the chance to secure the signature of James Rodriguez.
The Colombia international has spent the last two years on loan at Bayern Munich.
Transfer news LIVE: Could James Rodriguez go to Chelsea?
5pm UPDATE: Ander Herrera issues update on his Man Utd future
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will not close any doors when it comes to his future.
“I want to beat Barcelona and think about football,” he told ABC in Spain.
“It’s true that I only have two months on my contract left.
“Manchester United and I aren’t thinking the same and there is no renewal agreement, but my duty is to keep listening to United.
“What I have clear is that I’m going to continue playing in a big team.
“I will listen to United, of course, but also to other clubs. I do not close doors.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ander Herrera could quit Man Utd with PSG interested
4.30pm UPDATE: Paul Pogba wants out of Manchester United
Paul Pogba has told Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he wants to join Real Madrid, Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda claims.
“He has let Solskjaer know that he wants to go, he has been offered £500,000 pounds, but he wants to go and the signing is almost done,” said Inda.
“The exact amount is 150million.
“The condition that Zidane put is to have hands free and to sign the players that he wants. [Eden] Hazard and Pogba are number one targets.”
Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba could be on his way out of Manchester United
4pm UPDATE: Man Utd warned off Philippe Coutinho
Manchester United have been told to avoid signing Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho this summer by Danny Murphy.
“While the Old Trafford tourists will turn up to see Messi and the boo-boys will have Luis Suarez in their sights, I’ll be interested to see what impact Philippe Coutinho has,” he wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“Coutinho has been linked with a move to United because his transfer from Liverpool hasn’t worked out as well as expected.
“My view is United have more pressing priorities than the Brazilian, namely a midfield playmaker to finally replace Michael Carrick and a defensive leader in the mould of Virgil van Dijk – maybe Toby Alderweireld.”
Transfer news LIVE: The latest from Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea
3.30pm UPDATE: Eden Hazard focused on Chelsea
Eden Hazard is adamant he is focused on Chelsea until the end of the season, amid rumours he will leave for Real Madrid this summer.
When posed with those chants after the game against West Ham last night, Hazard replied: “They are wrong.
“For now I am just focusing on Chelsea until the end of the season.
“I want to finish top four and Europa League, we still have a lot to do and then we will see.”
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to strengthen his side
3pm UPDATE: Arsenal boss Unai Emery drops Samuel Umtiti hint
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted he is a fan of Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, amid reports the Gunners could make a move for the France star.
“He’s a very good player,” Emery told RMC Sport.
“France has a lot of very good footballers who are playing abroad.
“The French league is a very attractive market for a lot of teams.
“I’ve always had French players in my teams. At Valencia, Sevilla, PSG and here at Arsenal.
“I’ve always been able to count on those players.”
Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move from Chelsea to Real Madrid
2.30pm UPDATE: Liverpool make Thorgan Hazard bid
Liverpool have made an offer for Thorgan Hazard, according to reports.
The 26-year-old has been impressing at Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach this season.
And Nieuwsblad say the Reds have made an initial £36million (€42million) offer for the younger bother of Chelsea star Eden.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to further strengthen his side this summer to compete on all fronts again next season.