Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool done deal, Man Utd want double signing, Chelsea plan

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Posted Saturday, December 14, 2019 by

Liverpool done deal

Liverpool midfielder James Milner joked that manager Jurgen Klopp only signed his contract extension once he found out that the former England international had penned one himself. The Reds star will be staying at Anfield until 2022.

"I’ve been lucky and privileged to play for this club for four-and-a-half years now, it has been an amazing time seeing how the club is changing and developing,” Milner said.

"I just enjoy coming into training every day, working with this group of players, this manager and coaching staff, and being a part of this football club.

"We had discussions with the club and this was obviously the ideal for me, this was what I wanted to do – stay and play at the highest level as long as I can.

"Liverpool is an unbelievable place to be and we’re a very, very good football team and hopefully we can keep improving.

"Obviously the gaffer waited to sign his dependent on whether I signed mine, so that makes me feel a bit more important!”

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool done deal, Man Utd want double signing, Chelsea plan
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are keen to spend (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea deal backed

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell in recent weeks, and Ashley Cole is desperate for the deal to be completed.

Frank Lampard is said to be looking for a new left-back in January to replace Marcos Alonso, despite the good form of Emerson.

Cole believes Chilwell is the perfect target for his former club after their transfer ban was reduced, and Cole thinks the player would want to make the move.

"I would love to see him here. I think he's a quality player. I've heard he's a Chelsea fan.

"But it depends on whether he wants to leave Leicester or if they'll sell him. But in terms of quality, he's got that.”

Mourinho on Klopp's new Liverpool deal

Jose Mourinho says he’s happy Jurgen Klopp has signed a new deal at Liverpool.

"First of all it means they are happy," Mourinho said. "He's happy, if not he doesn't sign. They're happy, if not they don't give him a new contract.

"It is great news obviously for Liverpool fans and for the players because it looks clear they like each other and their relationship is very good.

"And it's good news for the Premier League, we want the best players and coaches and he is one of the best. It is positive news."

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool done deal, Man Utd want double signing, Chelsea plan
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham could spend in January (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd could sell Paul Pogba

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will allow Paul Pogba to leave the club if Ed Woodward keeps his transfer promise.

According to Goal, United are not considering selling Pogba in the January window, but Solskjaer would be prepared for the player to move on in the summer if he is backed with the necessary funds in the transfer window.

Pogba has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford since the summer after the midfielder admitted he is looking for a new challenge.

The 26-year-old Frenchman has been limited to only six appearances for United this season due to injury.

Klopp drops Liverpool transfer hint

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted his new contract could help the Reds’ transfer plans.

Klopp said: “The club was asking for a while already, if we could talk about an extension

"From a specific moment onwards I thought it makes sense before things are getting a bit intense.

"Not now, it's completely calm and exactly like it should be but maybe in the summer we would have started again talking about things like that, new players when you want to bring them in, they ask how long manager here as stuff like that.

"So it's done, I'm happy with that.”

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool done deal, Man Utd want double signing, Chelsea plan
Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba could leave Man Utd (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd want two players in January

Manchester United are confident of signing Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho in January.

The Mirror say Ed Woodward feels United are in pole position to land the England international.

They add that United are also hoping to land Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen.

The Spurs ace could leave for free next summer if they fail to agree a new deal with the Denmark international.

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool done deal, Man Utd want double signing, Chelsea plan
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool handed Jurgen Klopp a new deal (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool boss Klopp talks Minamino deal

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Red Bull Salzburg ace Takumi Minamino, though he’s stopped short of revealing if the club have reached a deal to sign the midfielder. The Merseysiders have agreed a deal to sign the 24-year-old in the January transfer window.

It’s understood the Reds - who played Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday night - will pay the Austrian outfit £7.25million to acquire the midfielder’s services.

When asked if the club have signed the Japanese midfielder, Klopp said: “There’s nothing else to say about it actually.

"We speak about it like we do with all transfers, potential transfers, when it’s sorted and not earlier.

"Very good player, I can say that, but I saw a few very good players in the Salzburg team, to be honest, much more than I wanted - especially in the first half! So that’s it.”

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool done deal, Man Utd want double signing, Chelsea plan
Transfer news LIVE: Mourinho hailed Klopp (Image: GETTY)

Lampard talks Chelsea transfer plans

Chelsea are only in the market for players of a “top calibre” as Frank Lampard looks to improve his squad in the January transfer window. The Blues had their two-window transfer ban halved by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week meaning they can sign new players in the winter window.

But Lampard insists he does not want to bring players to Stamford Bridge for the sake of it.

"We want a top calibre of player to improve us,” he said before Bournemouth’s visit on Saturday. “I am happy with the squad, [but] we have to look if we can.

"It is a joint effort; scouting, board, I will recommend players. I want players to come in who want to be a Chelsea player.”

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