Transfer news LIVE: Woodward to rush through Man Utd deal, Liverpool bid, Chelsea, Arsenal

Transfer news LIVE

  • Man Utd are confident of landing Newcastle ace Sean Longstaff
  • Chelsea have a plan in place to replace Maurizio Sarri with Frank Lampard
  • Arsenal are closing in on the signing of German goalkeeper Markus Schubert.
  • Liverpool have tabled an offer for Lille star Nicolas Pepe

20:10 UPDATE: Arsenal make Aubameyang decision

Arsenal will offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract to fend off interest from the Chinese Super League.

The Mirror say the Gunners will hold talks with the Gabon international this summer.

The striker will get a pay rise, meaning he’ll pocket more than £190,000-a-week at the Emirates.

Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG have both made moves for Aubameyang.

19:45 UPDATE: Man Utd confident of deal

Man Utd are confident of landing Newcastle ace Sean Longstaff.

The Evening Standard say United are convinced the midfielder, 21, wants to head to Old Trafford.

Ed Woodward is keen to sign Longstaff soon with Newcastle set to be taken over.

The proposed takeover could block Longstaff’s exit – and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to land the midfielder.

19:20 UPDATE: Liverpool offer

Liverpool have tabled an offer for Lille star Nicolas Pepe.

French outlet Le10 Sport claim Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the Ivory Coast winger.

However, Liverpool face competition for Pepe this summer.

Le10 Sport claim two other teams have tabled proposals for Pepe.

19:00 UPDATE: Lampard to Chelsea plan

Chelsea have not yet contacted Derby County regarding Frank Lampard, who they hope to make their next manager, but will ensure an agreement is in place before allowing Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus.

The Blues are willing to let Sarri exit his contract, which runs until June 2021, but want over £5million in compensation.

Sky in Italy reported last night that both clubs finally shook hands on that fee and have, therefore, agreed a deal in principle.

The outlet have also stated, however, that Sarri will not be allowed to leave Chelsea until they have finalised plans for a replacement.

That replacement is likely to be Frank Lampard, the club’s all-time top scorer and current Derby manager.

Sky Sports News add that no approach has been made as yet for Lampard, though.

18:35 UPDATE: Arsenal deal close

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of German goalkeeper Markus Schubert.

The Independent claim the Gunners see the 21-year-old as a long-term replacement for Petr Cech.

Schubert could battle to be Arsenal’s No 1 with Bernd Leno if he completes his move to the Emirates.

However, Arsenal may end up loaning the youngster out to get him regular game time.

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