Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal latest, Alexis Sanchez updates and done deals

The January transfer window is about to get even busier with Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City making all the headlines.

After Philippe Coutinho’s £142m transfer to Barcelona, the Reds are left looking for a replacement, with Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar top of their list. There is also a possibility of bringing RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita in on an earlier deal.

Manchester United look to have stolen a march on their city rivals on Alexis Sanchez after being willing to off more, but they are still keeping their eye on Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic and Julian Weigl, as well as a new left-back.

We will have all the latest news, rumours and done deals throughout the day right here so don’t touch that dial.


Follow the latest in the live blog below…

Live Updates

MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS

Manchester United are ready to make David De Gea the highest paid player at the club by offering him a new contract to keep him out of the clutches of Real Madrid once and for all.
The Sun report the Old Trafford club are ready to offer the goalkeeper £300,000-a-week to stay to put him on the same amount as Paul Pogba.
De Gea is out of contract in the summer of 2019, but United do have an option of extending the deal for another 12 months.

SPURS NEWS

Tottenham are willing to drop their interest in Malcolm amid interest from Arsenal.
The Times report that Bordeaux want around £45m for the 20-year-old and Spurs are unwilling to pay that, whereas the Gunners are eyeing him to be their replacement for the outgoing Alexis Sanchez.

CHELSEA NEWS

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has labelled Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez a “good investment”, sparking suggestions that the Blues could also be in the queue for the Chilean, along with Manchester United and Manchester City.
He said: “I think it is a good investment. We are talking about a top player and you can buy him for a price not so high. The amount is around £20 million. Maybe a normal price for Alexis Sánchez is €80-90m. This is my opinion.”
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Good morning and welcome to today’s Independent transfer live blog.
 
Philippe Coutinho is now the world’s third-most expensive player after completing his £142m move to Barcelona but the January transfer window is only just getting started with the race for Alexis Sanchez really hotting up between Manchester rivals United and City.
We’ll bring you all the latest news, done deals and breaking rumours throughout the day right here so don’t touch that dial.
 
Without further ado, off we go.
 

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