TRANSFER ROUNDUP: United’s DONE DEAL, Liverpool target Madrid man

Daily transfer roundup (Friday, June19)

MLS Rumours

Manchester City‘s Samir Nasri has reiterated his desire to play in Major League Soccer but for the meantime he is focused on regaining the Premier League title. (REPORT)

Franz Beckenbauer has urged Manchester United target, Bastian Schweinsteiger to ignore their interest as he would be better suited to a MLS move in the near future. (REPORT)

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Premier League Rumours

Manchester United have agreed a £13.1m fee for Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino and are negotiating personal terms for the highly sought after 23-year-old Brazilian. (REPORT)

Liverpool are closing in on a £15m move for out of favour Real Madrid man, Asier Illarramendi. The midfielder has had minimal playing time since joining the Spanish giants. (REPORT)

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Arsenal are close to signing Petr Cech after agreeing terms with the 33-year-old ‘keeper who wanted assurances that he would be Arsene Wenger‘s number one. (REPORT)

Done Deals

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Burnley‘s Kieran Trippier on a five-year deal. (REPORT)

Derby County have signed West Bromwich Albion midfielder Chris Baird on a two-year deal. (REPORT)

Gael Kakuta has left Chelsea for Sevilla on a free transfer after his contract expired. The Frenchman played just 16 times for the club and had six different loan spells. (REPORT)



Arsenal and Liverpool to battle for £21m Real Madrid midfield ace

Arsenal and Liverpool look set to battle it out for the signing of Real Madrid midfielder, Asier Illarramendi, with the Premier League rivals both plotting a move for the £21 million-rated Spaniard, according to Spanish reports.

Illarramendi has struggled to nail down a regular place in the Madrid midfield since joining from Real Sociedad for £23 million in 2013, and he has had to settle for just seven league starts this season.

The 25-year-old defensive midfielder has had enough and wants a move away from the Liga BBVA giants this summer.

Arsenal and Liverpool are joined by his former club Sociedad, who are now managed by David Moyes, in pursuit of the Champions League winner as a transfer tussle looks to be on the cards.

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The Gunners have needed a strong holding midfield player for several years and are being linked with moves for the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Sami Khedira and now Illarramendi as another big summer spend is likely.

Liverpool are also being linked with moves for several midfielders as Steven Gerrard is on his way to MLS with LA Galaxy, and so Brendan Rodgers will need reinforcements.

Illarramendi is believed to be keen on a move to the Premier League and could get his wish if either Arsenal or Liverpool are willing to pay more than £20 million for his services.

Would Asier Illarramendi be a good signing for Arsenal or Liverpool? Which club needs him more?