Transfer news LIVE: Leeds warned off Rangers star, Man United fight Arsenal for Gabriel, Messi drops Barcelona bombshell, Willian in Aubameyang plea

Transfer news LIVE
Transfer news LIVE: Leeds warned off Rangers star, Man United fight Arsenal for Gabriel

Transfer news LIVE: Leeds warned off Rangers star, Man United fight Arsenal for Gabriel, Messi drops Barcelona bombshell, Willian in Aubameyang plea

Manchester United have confirmed an incident involving Harry Maguire took place in Mykonos ‘co-operating with the Greek authorities’

Local reports have claimed the United captain was arrested after being involved in an altercation with other British tourists outside a bar on Thursday night.

“The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night,” read a club statement.

“Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.

“At this time we will be making no further comment.”

Everton will face competition in the race to sign Watford ace Abdoulaye Doucoure this summer while Fulham and Wolves are also interested in the midfielder

The 27-year-old Frenchman has been strongly linked with a move away from Vicarage Road following the Hornets’ relegation to the Championship.

Doucoure is one of the highest-paid players at the club, earning around £70,000-a-week, and Watford are open to selling him with no shortage of suitors circling.

Everton have been chasing the midfielder – linked with a surprise move to Chelsea in January – for a while now, and recently had a bid of £15million rejected.

However, Premier League rivals Wolves and Fulham have now also joined the race to land the talented former Rennes man.

Harry Kane has missed the start of Totttenham’s pre-season training having been forced to self-isolate on his return from holiday.

Kane, like many others, took the opportunity of the short gap between seasons to have a break away and jetted off to Barbados following Spurs‘ final game on July 26.

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The Caribbean island was on the list of countries deemed safe to travel to and, at the time, there would be no need to quarantine when the 27-year-old returned.

But a rise in coronavirus cases meant Barbados was removed from the list and all travellers would have to self-isolate for 14 days on return.

The Daily Mail report that Kane has been following the guidance since his return and has been unable to join up with the rest of the Tottenham squad as a result.

Jose Mourinho’s side returned for pre-season training this week ahead of the 2020/21 season, which starts on September 12.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has issued a hands-off warning to Leeds after confirming the club have “strongly rejected” an opening £10million offer for Ryan Kent.

The former Liverpool winger made a £7m switch to Glasgow last summer and has started the new campaign with two goals in his first four Scottish Premiership games.

Gerrard has told newly-promoted English Premier League side Leeds he is not for sale, saying: “The message for sure is ‘hands off’.

“Ryan is a player we admire very much here. He’s a player we’ve seen develop at Liverpool for a long time then brought him here and he did ever so well on loan.

“We went and bought Ryan and showed a lot of faith in him and he’s progressing very, very quickly here.

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“He’s in a good place and a player we want to keep hold of.

“But yes we have had contact from Leeds and an opening bid has been really strongly rejected.”

Lionel Messi has reportedly told new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman that he is edging towards the exit door and ‘doesn’t see a future’ at the Nou Camp.

And Gary Lineker has told talkSPORT why Manchester City should go all-out to sign the Argentine maestro, saying he would ‘instantly’ improve the team and the club’s global fanbase.

“It would be interesting to see whether Messi does stay or leave, and it would be very sad for Barcelona, but at the same time it would be very sad to see his last couple of years at the top just peter out in an ordinary team,” said Lineker.

“Imagine if he did come to the Premier League, say a club like Manchester City, which is the obvious link because of Guardiola.

“With all the investment at City and the club want to turn into a global brand, who better than someone who had got hundreds of millions of fans all around the world?

“It would do it instantly. All of a sudden Manchester City would have fans all over the world.

“For one of the new money clubs like City, it takes a long time to build that fanbase.

“So you could see there would be an interest, and that’s aside from the fact he’s also the most magical footballer I think we’ve ever seen.”

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