Follow the latest updates live from the summer transfer window as Premier League clubs look to strengthen ahead of the new season, which gets underway in just four weeks’ time. Arsenal are close to announcing two major deals, with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agreeing a new contract extension and Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes on the verge of joining the FA Cup champions.
Manchester City meanwhile are said to be leading the race to sign Lionel Messi after the Argentine forward informed Barcelona that he wants to leave the club following their Champions League humiliation. The Spanish club are also willing to sell Antoine Griezmann this summer, despite signing him for £107m last summer. Across Europe, Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has reportedly agreed a four-year deal to join Liverpool.
Manchester United remain in talks to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with the club looking to reach a breakthrough in negotiations over his transfer fee, while at Chelsea, Frank Lampard is on the hunt for defensive reinforcements with interest in Alex Sandro, John Stones and Lewis Dunk. Follow the live updates below.
Neco Williams has revealed his delight at signing a new five-year contract at Liverpool.
“We’ve got some of the best players in the world and we’re one of the best teams in the world.”