Messages broadcast LIVE updates – Friday, July 12th

  • Barcelona has signed the signing of Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid
  • Manchester United is still chasing Bruno Fernandes
  • Liverpool has no interest in obliging Nicolas Pepe
  • Arsenal's attitude to Hakim Ziyech revealed
  • Premier League Completed Deals: Any confirmed transfer to the top league this summer

7.30pm UPDATE: Chelsea set for loan

Chelsea is on loan after eight young players have been excluded from their preseason tour to "continue their preparations for the new season".

The eight returning from Dublin to Cobham include Lewis Baker, Izzy Brown and Lucas Piazon, as well as Trevoh Chalobah, Dujon Sterling, Ike Ugbo, Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi.

None of Frank Lampard's plans for Stamford Bridge are expected this season.

Instead, they are borrowed and gain more experience.

Transfer News LIVE: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will approve some loan outflows

Transfer News LIVE: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will approve some loan outflows (Photo: GETTY)

19:10 UPDATE: Neil Lennon expects Celtic departures

Celtic boss Neil Lennon admits that some players will leave the club before the transfer window is closed.

He said, "I think there is a lot to do, yes.

"We have to pay attention to the number of games we play, so the squad must have a decent size.

"We do not want to have any players on the periphery of the squad that are missing a decent wage.

"The squad is too big for my taste and I think it's important that we do [trim] it."

Transfer News LIVE: Neil Lennon is committed to the Celtic plans

Transfer News LIVE: Neil Lennon is committed to the Celtic plans (Photo: GETTY)

18.50 UPDATE: Liverpool fans want Ousmane Dembele

Liverpool fans have called on the club to sign Ousmane Dembele after Barcelona's Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Antoine Griezmann has signed up.

Barca confirmed the capture of the French £ 107 million for a five-year contract on Friday afternoon.

It is also expected that they will re-sign Neymar if they can raise enough money to fund a possible world record deal.

This means that some top-class players have to move on, with Philippe Coutinho and Dembele looking vulnerable.

Former Liverpool star Coutinho has been linked to a return to Anfield, but that seems unlikely.

And it looks like Dembele is the man the fans rely on when they voice their opinions on Twitter.

"Dembele to Liverpool can happen now," they simply wrote.

Another agreed: "Is dembele now available? We want him in Liverpool. "

"It's time for Liverpool to join Ousmane Dembele," said another.

Transfer News LIVE: Ousmane Dembele has been linked to Liverpool

Transfer News LIVE: Ousmane Dembele has been linked to Liverpool (Photo: GETTY)

18.30 UPDATE: Sean Longstaff will close Man Utd

Manchester United are reportedly close to signing Sean Longstaff of Newcastle.

The guards say that Newcastle is about to lose Longstaff to the Red Devils.

It was recently claimed that the Toon Longstaff imposed a huge £ 50m prize to keep United at bay.

However, the report does not contain any information about possible fees.

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd wants Newcastle star Sean Longstaff

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd wants Newcastle star Sean Longstaff (Photo: GETTY)

6:10 pm UPDATE: Neymar discusses the PSG future today

Neymar will share his views on his PSG future and a possible return to Barcelona in the coming hours.

Neymar's time at PSG could come to an end this summer, as the 27-year-old desperately wants to return to Barcelona.

The Samba star has regretted his decision to leave the Catalan giants in 2017 when he moved to the Parc des Princes for £ 200m.

The Brazilian UOL outlet claims that Neymar will talk about his PSG future and links to Barcelona in the coming hours.

Transfer news LIVE: It was a busy day for Barcelona

Transfer news LIVE: It was a busy day for Barcelona (Photo: GETTY)

17.50 UPDATE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals transfer plans

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United manager, says he will target players with the "X-factor" in the summer transfer window.

Solskjaer has so far created two new faces with the £ 50 million conquest of Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace and the £ 20 million signing of Daniel James of Swansea.

It is believed that he appeals to young British talents, but he insists that nationality plays no role in the characters he wants to bring.

Instead, the Norwegian wants players who can exert immediate influence to improve a squad who has had some hard times to fight in the past season.

"It does not matter if they are Englishmen, Norwegians, Frenchmen or Brazilians," he said. "They only want good players and good people.

"Quality and speed play a big role in football today. The more X factors you have in a team, the better you are. "

Transfer News LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced the transfer plans of Man Utd

Transfer News LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced the transfer plans of Man Utd (Photo: GETTY)

17:30 UPDATE: Man Utd is invited to sign Diego Costa

Manchester United should only sell Romelu Lukaku if Diego Costa joins as his replacement, claims Sam Allardyce.

"I think he would be fit for United if they got rid of Lukaku," he said.

"Lukaku, after all that happens this morning, representatives of Inter Milan are talking to Manchester United.

"If you were manager of Manchester United, you would not sell it."

Transfer News LIVE: Diego Costa was assisted to switch to Man Utd

Transfer News LIVE: Diego Costa was assisted to switch to Man Utd (Photo: GETTY)

17:10 UPDATE: Liverpool is interested in Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool is reportedly interested in re-signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

The Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo says that Liverpool is interested in re-signing the player.

Coutinho's fondness for returning to England this summer is PSG's intention to win him as part of a Neymar barter deal.

He has suspended Manchester United because they do not play in the Champions League.

A change to Chelsea was also rejected because of the transfer ban of the blues.

However, the report says that Liverpool will not blow up the bank to bring Coutinho back to Merseyside.

Transfer News LIVE: Philippe Coutinho has been linked to Liverpool

Transfer News LIVE: Philippe Coutinho has been linked to Liverpool (Photo: GETTY)

UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann's Barcelona release clause revealed

Barcelona has accepted a clearance clause of £ 717 million in Antoine Griezmann's contract after signing him from Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann was a long-term goal for Manchester United, and the clause could now qualify her for any future deal.

The 28-year-old world champion has signed a five-year contract with the Spanish giants after they activated the 107 million pound clause in his contract with Atleti.

"FC Barcelona have paid the € 120 million buyout clause to release Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid," the official website said.

"The player will sign a contract with his new club for the next five seasons until June 30, 2024, with a buyout clause of 800 million."

Transfer news LIVE: Antoine Griezmann has moved to Barcelona

Transfer news LIVE: Antoine Griezmann has moved to Barcelona (Photo: GETTY)

16.30 UPDATE: Virgil van Dijk request

Barcelona initiated a request to sign Virgil van Dijk – but was considered "Short Shrift" by the Dutchman's agent.

That's what the Mirror journalist John Cross says.

"Do not expect it to happen for a moment, but Barcelona asked if Virgil van Dijk could be tempted to leave Liverpool," he writes.

"They were quickly cut short by the representatives of the Dutch defender and they did not care about it."

Transfer news LIVE: Could Liverpool face a fight against Virgil van Dijk?

Transfer news LIVE: Could Liverpool face a fight against Virgil van Dijk? (Photo: GETTY)

4:10 pm UPDATE: Romelu Lukaku joins Inter Milan

Manchester United and Inter Milan have "bad blood" between them and this could ruin any move for Romelu Lukaku, says Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.

"There is some kind of bad blood between the two clubs," Solhekol said.

"If you remember two years ago, Manchester United really wanted to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.

"They offered 45 million euros and Inter Milan said:" We will not let him go until we get 50 million euros. "They refused to sell it for just 5 million euros.

"And I think the Manchester United people remember how Inter Milan behaved two years ago."

Transfer News LIVE: Romelu Lukaku was joined by a transfer to Inter Milan

Transfer News LIVE: Romelu Lukaku was joined by a transfer to Inter Milan (Photo: GETTY)

15.45 UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes wants to move Man Utd

Bruno Fernandes is eager to change to Manchester United and Sporting's midfielder hopes to reach an agreement.

"# BrunoFernandes' # 1 choice remains # ManchesterUnited," wrote Gazzetta dello sports reporter Nicolo Schira on Twitter.

"He's waiting for the agreement between # RedDevils and Sporting.

"In the meantime, Ed Woodward is interested in Sergei #MilinkovicSavic, but # Lazio wants 120 million euros to sell him. #Transfers # MUFC #mutd. "

Transfer news LIVE: Bruno Fernandes to Man Utd, Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona and more

Transfer news LIVE: Bruno Fernandes to Man Utd, Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona and more (Photo: GETTY)

15:15 UPDATE: Barcelona signs Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona has confirmed the signing of Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona paid Griezmann's exemption clause of £ 107m (€ 120m) to sign the Atletico Madrid striker.

The French international has signed a five-year contract with the Spanish giants.

Griezmann's new contract also contains a sensational clause on the release of 800 million euros.

Transfer News LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants more new entries at Man Utd

Transfer News LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants more new entries at Man Utd (Photo: GETTY)

14:45 UPDATE: Unai Emery makes the decision of Hakim Ziyech

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is not interested in signing Hakim Ziyech this summer.

The Ajax ace impressed last season when they helped the Dutch team to the championship and the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Arsenal did a detailed analysis of the player and opted instead for alternative goals.

Ziyech scored 19 goals and registered 16 assists in all competitions. He is said to be keen to change to the Gunners.

Transfer News LIVE: Arsenal has chosen Hakim Ziyech

Transfer News LIVE: Arsenal has chosen Hakim Ziyech (Photo: GETTY)

13:15 UPDATE: Liverpool's attitude to Nicolas Pepe

Liverpool is reported to have "absolutely no interest" in pledging the Lille sensation to Nicolas Pepe.

The Mail claims she will not pursue a deal for the 24-year-old.

"It's also worth categorically mentioning that Liverpool has absolutely no interest in Nicolas Pepe," said reporter Dominic King on Twitter.

"For all the stories that come from the continent, it's not a deal that's going to happen."

It is not expected that Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp will spend as much as last summer when he injected 176 million pounds on Alisson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho.