Transfer news LIVE: Martial rejects Rangnick claim, Eriksen lines up Premier League return

Welcome to the 90min Sunday live blog. Games may be taking centre stage across Europe this weekend, but that doesn’t stop the rumour mill from churning out transfer story after transfer story.

The gossip seems to be getting more and more zany as the days pass. The latest example is former Chelsea hot-head Diego Costa being linked with Arsenal (!). Elsewhere, Manchester United wantaway Anthony Martial is embroiled in a war of words with his manager Ralf Rangnick, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been touted as an option for Barcelona, and Chelsea have continued to be linked with Blaugrana defender Sergiño Dest.


It was a pretty wild Saturday on and off the pitch. Tottenham expressed surprise that their north London derby with Arsenal has been postponed, Rafa Benitez is on the brink of the sack after Everton’s defeat to Norwich, and Philippe Coutinho – one of the more high profile movers this window – scored on his debut as Aston Villa came from behind to draw with Manchester United.

The drama is never-ending, so follow our live blog below to make sure you don’t miss any updates from the Premier League and around the world.

9:19am – €350m for Barça and Real Madrid target Haaland?

Marca say Barcelona and Real Madrid will have to pay €350m if they want to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

That figure would include the €75m release clause fee, on top of commissions to agent Mino Raiola and the Norwegian’s father.

That really is crazy money.


Frenkie de Jong was the most wanted central midfielder in the world in 2019 when he starred in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi finals, but these days he’s not the flavour of the month at Barcelona.

The emergence of Pedri, Gavi and Nico has seen De Jong drop down the Camp Nou pecking order and El Nacional claim Chelsea are keen to bring the Dutchman to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues – who took Saul from Atletico Madrid on loan at the start of the campaign – will need to up their bid to €60m if they want to sign the 24-year-old, according to the report.


Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is close to securing a new contract with the German giants.

He said: “Bayern is an outstanding club – we made history during my time here and we keep trying. Of course I want to be part of that.”

A three year deal is said to be on the table.


Christian Eriksen is closing in on a return to the Premier League, having suffered a cardiac arrest last year at Euro 2020.

The Dane was released by Inter last month and The Times claim he has had approaches from several English clubs and wants to finalise a deal by the end of the week.


Martial has denied Ralf Rangnick’s claim that he refused to be in the squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday night.

The Frenchman wants to leave United and hasn’t played for them since early December. On Saturday, Rangnick said Martial “didn’t want to be in the squad”, but Martial has now rejected that statement.

On social media, he said: “I will never refuse to play a match for Man Utd.

“I’ve been here for seven years and I never disrespected and will never disrespect the club and the fans.”

8:30am – GOOD MORNING!

It’s Sunday morning – time to get that kettle on and sprawl across the sofa while devouring the latest transfer rumours.

We start with a little snippet on Anthony Martial, who wasn’t included in Manchester United’s squad in their 2-2 draw with Aston Villa….

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Author: XenBet