Transfer news and football gossip: Harry Wilson wants to quit Liverpool, Arsenal target PSG star, Man United backed to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka

29 May rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Wednesday’s papers and online…

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is willing to take a pay-cut to secure a move to Inter Milan this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the club he wants to get rid of any unwanted players by 2020 as part of his rebuild at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Man United legend Gary Neville has backed the club’s pursuit of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. (London Evening Standard)

Liverpool winger Harry Wilson has decided to leave Anfield for regular first-team football elsewhere after his loan spell at Derby County. The 22-year-old Welsh youngster is wanted by clubs from the Premier League, Bundesliga and LaLiga. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Southampton and Brighton are among the top flight clubs competing to sign Wilson this summer. (Daily Star)

Wilson has enjoyed the best season of his short career on loan at Derby, scoring 18 goals

Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants to sign Belgian full-back Thomas Meunier, 27, from former club Paris Saint-Germain. (France Football)

‘Invincibles’ legend Lauren has told the Gunners to beat Man United to the signing of Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba. (Daily Star)

Tottenham have made a £53m bid for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso but the Spanish club are demanding the £88m release clause is met. (Daily Mail)

Spurs right-back Kieran Trippier has been ruled out of a move to Napoli after Serie A side switched their targets to younger players. (The Sun)

Declan Rice has talked down the prospect of leaving West Ham this summer but admitted that his long-term sights are on Champions League football. (Daily Mail)

Hammers midfielder Edimilson Fernandes is set for an £8m move to Bundesliga side Mainz. (The Sun)

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Lukaku is reportedly keen to leave Manchester United this summer[/caption]

Newcastle United have made contact with Benfica over a move for Greece international goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos. The 25-year-old is reportedly valued at €15m (£13.2m). (O Jogo)

Barcelona have offer Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele to PSG in a part exchange deal to re-sign Brazil superstar Neymar. (Record)

Former Liverpool star and current reported Chelsea target Coutinho issued a transfer request to Barcelona three months ago. (Daily Star)

Atletico Madrid will look to sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani this summer as their replacement for Diego Costa. (Cadena Ser)

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed a deal to become Inter Milan boss to 2022. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Barcelona have decided to stick with Ernesto Valverde as manager for next season, despite reports the Spaniard was facing the sack and a host of top bosses being linked with the Nou Camp job. (Marca)

Arsenal transfer news: Unai Emery ‘wants to bring’ Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier to Emirates

28 May

Unai Emery is reportedly targeting a reunion with full-back Thomas Meunier this summer.

The pair worked together at Paris Saint-Germain, while Emery was manager and he is thought to be keen on bringing him to Arsenal.

Thomas Meunier is reportedly wanted by Unai Emery

According to France Football, the Gunners manager has added defender Meunier to his wish list while he is also thought to be a target of Manchester United.

The publication report that Emery was impressed with the 27-year-old during his time at PSG and is keen to link up with him at the Emirates.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery will bolster his squad in the summer transfer window

The Ligue 1 club are thought to want around £26.5million for the right-back, but any move could be dependent on the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League next season.

To do so they must win the Europa League final on 29 May against Chelsea, which is live on talkSPORT.

Arsenal are in the market for a full-back this summer with Stephan Lichtsteiner expected to leave in the coming months.

Hector Bellerin is recovering from a long-term knee injury and Emery may want to provide competition for the Spaniard.

Meunier is out of favour with Thomas Tuchel at PSG with him preferring Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba.

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils drop interest in Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka and look to Paris Saint-Germain outcast Thomas Meunier

13 Apr

Manchester United have turned their attention to Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier, according to reports.

The Red Devils were believed to be monitoring Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants more experience in that position.

Thomas Meunier wants more first-team football

Diogo Dalot, 20, dubbed the best right-back in the world for his age upon his arrival last summer by ex-boss Jose Mourinho, has featured regularly under Solskjaer.

However, the Norwegian, who gave 33-year-old full-back Ashley Young a new deal in February, is still targeting Meunier, The Sun claims.

The Belgium international has started just five games since the turn of the year and is behind Dani Alves and centre-back Thilo Kehrer in the pecking order

Meunier, 27, is a huge Manchester United fan and has travelled to Old Trafford to watch them play this season.

Wan-Bissaka, who is also reportedly being chased by Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund, is rated at £50million.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been a standout performer for Crystal Palace

He has started 30 of Crystal Palace’s 33 Premier League games this term.

And Meunier is seen as a cheaper alternative to the 21-year-old.

Solskjaer faces a defensive crisis ahead of their crucial game against West Ham on Saturday, which is live on talkSPORT.

Full-backs Young and Luke Shaw are suspended, while Antonio Valencia is not fully fit.

“We don’t have full-backs this week,” Solskjaer said.

“Not too many as we’ve lost Luke and Ashley through suspension. Antonio is still not fit.

“Maybe Matteo [Darmian] will be available for the bench and Rojo has been training for a while.

”He’s available and we’ve got Jonah [Phil Jones], who could also play there.

“Rojo needed to get out on the big pitch [in the Under-23s’ game against West Brom last Friday] so he could have that game but we’ve had a couple of practice matches so let’s see what we decide.”


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