TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Updates from Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and the rest of the Premier League as clubs look to complete deals.

Liverpool have now confirmed the signing of Fabinho on a five-year contract.

On joining the club he said: “I am really excited about this move.

“This is something that I always wanted – this is a giant of a team. The infrastructures of the club look exceptional.

“A football club of this size coming after my services, I didn’t have to think that much about coming over.

“I will try to create my own history at this football club. Hopefully, on a personal level, I’m able to win titles with this club.

“I will try to grow and learn and improve myself, and to be part of the club’s history.”

8.20pm: Liverpool have reached a £43.7m agreement with Monaco to sign their midfield star Fabinho.

The 24-year-old will likely be the replacement for Emre Can who is expected to leave Anfield this summer with Juventus interested.

Fabinho has been linked with a move away from Monaco in previous windows with Manchester United and Paris St-Germain registering their interest.

But now the Daily Telegraph claim Liverpool have agreed a £43.7m fee for the 24-year-old.

As well as playing in midfield, Fabinho can also play on either side as a full-back.

The deal is an initial £39m (€45m) with a further £4.3m (€5m) of add-ons.

7.35pm: Chelsea will appoint Maurizio Sarri as their new manager and it is a ‘done deal’.

“They do (still have a manager) but that’s never worried them in the past has it?,” he said.

“They’re a little bit cutthroat to say the least.

“I think with Sarri, I think it’s a done deal.”

6.50pm: Former Arsenal star Stewart Robson has urged Gareth Bale to join Manchester United this summer.

“I would leave if I was Gareth Bale,” Robson said.

“I think he needs a fresh start, I think his time at Real Madrid is up.

“He’s parting, if he does part, with two massive goals for them. He’s won the Champions League for them.

“Now’s the time to go to Manchester United.”

5.10pm: Manchester United are monitoring Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish ahead of a possible summer swoop.

The 22-year-old impressed in the Championship this season and helped Villa reach the play-off final.

United are said to be fans of Grealish and the driving runs he makes from deep in midfield.

Grealish played in the play-off final defeat to Fulham on Saturday and if he stays at Villa will be set for another season in the Championship.

The Sun claim Jose Mourinho wants the youngster as a long-term prospect at Old Trafford.

4.20pm: Gareth Bale wouldn’t be guaranteed first-team football at Manchester United if he chose to leave Real Madrid this summer.

That’s the opinion of former Los Blancos president Roman Calderon.

“It’s understandable he’s not happy – he hasn’t been playing regularly in the last matches,” Calderon told talkSPORT.

“And now the ball is in his court. I don’t know what he’s thinking, but I’m sure he’ll be talking to the coach and the President.

“But no one can assure a player that he is going to play all the matches. That is a problem for a player like him.”

.40pm: Manchester United star David De Gea made a phone call to Real Madrid the day after they won the Champions League.

The goalkeeper delivered a transfer ultimatum to the club, according to sensational reports in Spain.

De Gea was once again in fine form for United this season as he won the Premier League Golden Glove award for keeping the most clean sheets.

Spanish outlet Diario Gol, known for their outlandish transfer claims, say Los Blancos want to sign the 27-year-old this summer.

But the United goalkeeper has told Real he will only move if the club sell Keylor Navas first.

3.10pm: Edin Dzeko says ‘nobody wanted’ him to join Chelsea in January.

He said: “Chelsea is a big challenge and I know what kind of a club that is, I’ve been at Man City and I wasn’t ready to move to Chelsea.

“Nobody I spoke to wanted me to move to Chelsea so I decided to stay.

“It has been tough period, a lot of stories and information, true and false, were written, everything went through my head, I wasn’t clear or certain of anything at the time.”

1.30pm: Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos this week.

BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein tweeted: “Arsenal close to signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Dortmund.

“Latest acquisition led by Sven Mislintat, continues drive to rebuild defence/squad with experience/leadership.

“#AFC prioritising ready players & will integrate youth (eg Mavropanos) over time.”

11.55am: Arsenal target Caglar Soyuncu is planning to hold talks with the Gunners next month.

Freiburg defender Soyuncu has emerged as a target for Arsenal but claims a deal is not close to being struck.

“Arsenal are one of the most important clubs in England,” he said.

“I know they’re interested in me, but there’s nothing finalised yet about my transfer.

“After the national team camp we’ll have talks.”

10.15am: Gareth Bale has been warned to snub a move to Manchester United

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Jose Mourinho’s tactics would stifle his creativity.

“Gareth Bale will be 29 by the time he plays his next competitive match and he is right when he says he needs to be playing every week,” Cascarino wrote in The Sunday Times.

“Manchester United could match his current wages, or even give him a raise, but that would be a terrible move for Bale unless Jose Mourinho can guarantee that he will play him as a centre forward.

“Playing wide for Mourinho would be the worst thing that could happen for Bale.”

8.45am: Manchester United are waiting for Cristiano Ronaldo to green light his return to Old Trafford, according to Diario Gol.

The Spanish publication claim the Portuguese superstar has a pre-agreement in place with his former club.

Red Devils bosses have reportedly drawn up a two-year contract that satisfies his wage demands.

7.00am: Starsport understands Real Madrid will warn prospective buyers that they want a staggering £200m for Gareth Bale.

That will come as a blow to Manchester United, who were reportedly ready with a £70m bid for the 28-year-old Welshman.

5:30am: Anthony Martial is set to make a shock decision this summer by deciding to stay at Manchester United.

The Frenchman was wiely touted to leave Old Trafford this year to secure first-team football.

But reports have emerged that the Frenchman is in contract talks with the Red Devils.

4:45am: Eden Hazard has reportedly told Chelsea to get the Maurizio Sarri deal over the line, with the advice of one of his friends.

The Italian boss has just been succeeded by Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli, where Dries Mertens was converted into one of the most deadly strikers in Europe this season.

And the Belgian has been talking to his compatriot Hazard, who is now convinced the ex-Empoli manager is the right man for Chelsea.


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