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22:25 UPDATE: Messi on Griezmann

Lionel Messi would love to have Man Utd target Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona.

“It’s obvious that I like him. He’s one of the best right now,” said Messi of Griezmann.

I don’t know if there’s anything with him or not, but we’re delighted that the best come and Griezmann is one of them.”

Griezmann will leave Atletico Madrid this summer, with Barcelona and United eyeing the forward.

22:00 UPDATE: Solskjaer demand

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Ed Woodward he needs at least one midfielder this summer.

Solskjaer has told Woodward the squad he has inherited from Jose Mourinho is in dire need of bolstering this transfer window.

The Manchester Evening News say Solskjaer has told Woodward he needs at least one midfielder this summer.

And that is because of two exits – Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera.

21:30 UPDATE: Man Utd bid

Man Utd have launched a formal bid for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.

Goal say their initial offer exceeds £35million and that they are keen to sign him after tracking him since his days as a youngster with Paris Saint-Germain.

It is also claimed the move has been backed by his fellow Frenchman and Red Devils legend Eric Cantona who currently works as an ambassador for United.

Dembele, 22, has impressed in France after joining Lyon from Celtic at the start of last season.

21:05 UPDATE: Liverpool talks

Liverpool and Man Utd have contacted the agent of Sergio Ramos about a stunning move to the Premier League.

Ramos was understood to be unsettled earlier in the season after reports emerged of a bust-up with president Florentino Perez after they were knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax.

Ramos still has two years left to run on his contract and would command a sizeable fee despite now being 33 years old.

However, he would be a massive coup for whoever could get him and Spanish publication AS claim Liverpool and United have contacted his agent for talks.

Juventus and an unnamed Chinese Super League team are also interested in Ramos.

20:40 UPDATE: Hazard to Real Madrid deadline

Eden Hazard wants his move to Real Madrid sorted after Chelsea’s Europa League final next week.

Real Madrid have had two offers rejected by the Blues so far since they initially enquired about the Belgian forward in April.

But according to the Evening Standard, Madrid are confident the deal can be finalised before June 4, when Hazard will report for international duty.

It is reported Chelsea are asking for more than £100million for Hazard, who still has over a year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.

20:05 UPDATE: Arsenal exit on?

Arsenal will not stop Henrikh Mkhitaryan leaving this summer if the Armenian asks for an exit.

Mkhitaryan hasn’t played to the best of his abilities since he moved to the Premier League in 2016.


And The Sun are reporting that Arsenal are willing to let Mkhitaryan go this summer if he fancies a move away.

It’s also claimed there’s a growing acceptance that the 30-year-old will never hit the heights he reached in Germany.

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