Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool gossip plus newer Julian Brandt


Most top-level players may want to go on vacation now, but their clubs will be committed to carrying out their summer recruitment plans.

And that means a lot of news on transfers and rumors, with clubs and teams from the Premier League across Europe already scrambling for ongoing deals.

Gareth Bale is among those linked to a summer move, with Real Madrid eager to anticipate their books. Will Manchester United sign it? The latest reports suggest that they face competition from Liverpool and Tottenham.

Elsewhere, the current US star Juan Mata has been linked with a shock pass to Newcastle. It remains to be seen if that move materializes.

Another exciting move that could happen before the start of the new season is Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax. Barcelona is the favorite for the defender's signing, but United, who is ready for a great comeback, is also interested.

Follow all the latest transfer news today …