Sports Transfer Market Daily Update: Wednesday, 19th July 2017


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Antonio Conte has become the highest-paid manager in Chelsea's history on £9.5m a year after the 47-year-old Italian signed an improved two-year deal with the Premier League champions.

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- Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart has flown home from the club's tour of Hong Kong after the Reds agreed an £8m deal with Hull City for the 23-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)

- West Ham United and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph, 30, could join Newcastle United after the Hammers signed Manchester City's Joe Hart on a season-long loan. (Chronicle)

- Stoke City boss Mark Hughes may move for Schalke's Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 27, as a replacement for Marko Arnautovic, who is set to join West Ham. (Stoke Sentinel)

- Everton midfielder Ross Barkley wants £150,000 a week to join Tottenham and the Toffees are demanding £50m for the 23-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

- West Ham are close to signing Mexico's former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 29, from Bayer Leverkusen in a £13m deal. (Daily Express)

- Barcelona forward Neymar, 25, has accepted an offer from Paris St-Germain after the French club triggered his £195m release clause. (Esporte Interativo via Daily Mail)

- But Barcelona's vice-president, Jordi Mestre, has insisted Brazil international Neymar will not leave the Spanish giants any time soon. (Daily Star)

- Arsenal will try to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 29, if Alexis Sanchez leaves the club this summer. (Don Balon via Daily Star)

- Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has said Manchester City target Sanchez, 28, is not for sale. (Sky Sports)

- But Paris St-Germain have renewed their interest in the forward and are now emerging as favourites to sign the Chile international. (Daily Telegraph)

- Leicester City are in pole position to sign Manchester City's 20-year-old Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho for £25m. (Daily Telegraph)

- Swansea have made an approach to re-sign Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, 28, who spent last season on loan at Stoke. (Foot Mercato via Sun)

- Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier, with the north London club unwilling to sell the 23-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

- Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller is a target for four leading clubs as rumours continue about his future at the Allianz Arena. (Sport Bild)

- Manchester United have held initial talks over a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti. (

- Milan's summer of big spending could be set to continue with the capture of prized striker

- West Ham have sealed a £24 million deal with Stoke City to sign forward Marko Arnautovic. (BBC)

- Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been offered to Real Madrid. (OK Diario)

- Borussia Dortmund have decided to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the striker was linked with a £70 million move to Chelsea. (Kicker)

- Arsenal are close to signing 16-year-old Feyenoord forward Joshua Zirkzee, having won the battle with Ajax. (SoccerNews via Sun)

- Jack Wilshere has been told he can leave Arsenal this summer. The England midfielder, 25, is now considering his options as he has a year left on his Gunners contract. (Daily Mirror)


- Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo, 20, is set to move to either Fulham or Middlesbrough on loan. The Reds have received offers from both of the Championship clubs and are prepared to let him leave this season. (Liverpool Echo)