Transfer news LIVE updates: Keita to Liverpool, Sanchez to Man Utd; Chelsea, Real Madrid

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Tuanzebe could go on loan

06.50: Axel Tuanzebe could leave Manchester United on loan – depending on Eric Bailly’s fitness.

Tuanzebe is wanted by Championship club Aston Villa but Jose Mourinho admits he’s concerned with his injuries in defence.

“Tuanzebe’s a very good player that is not having lots of possibilities to play here,” Mourinho said. “But he’s our player and will be our player, no chance we give up on such a talented boy.

“But it is something we are thinking about, a loan until the end of the season. We are a bit afraid of injuries, a bit afraid of needing him, we have Eric Bailly injured, we are not free of other injuries, so we are delaying the decision and we are going to delay until the end of the transfer window.

“If we have a decision at the end of the month and feel Eric Bailly is close to being back, then probably will be good for Axel to go on a loan and be back next season, because he’s a player we like very much.”

Naby Keita joining Liverpool this month

06.40: Liverpool will sign Naby Keita on Sunday, according to reports.

Keita has registered his companied, NK8 Limited, in the UK this week.

And reports from Germany claim he will play his last game for Leipzig on Saturday.

Journalist Chris Williams tweeted: “Information from within Leipzig this evening that Naby Keita will become a Liverpool player on Sunday.”

Sanchez latest

06:15: Bookies believe Manchester United will win the race to sign Alexis Sanchez.

Over the last 48 hours the odds have been slashed from 18/1 into an odds-on 10/11 with Betfair on them  winning the transfer battle.

Manchester City were deemed nailed on to get their man but they are now as big as 15/8 to sign Sanchez. It’s 10/3 for Sanchez to be at Arsenal beyond this month.

Jose Mourinho yesterday refused to deny Manchester United have attempted to hijack City’s bid for Sanchez.

And he inferred that the Arsenal striker is too good a player for Manchester United to ignore if he is available.

The United boss tried hard not to upset the Gunners  by talking about Sanchez specifically but still said enough to suggest he wants to sign Sanchez who he describes as “a phenomenal player.”

“At the general level what I can say is myself and the Manchester United board don’t believe a lot in the January market,” he said. “We don’t believe in signing a player just to sign a player, just to do something.

“What we believe really is there are some players in the football world that if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try – and that’s it.”

Hazard contract update

06.00: Eden Hazard has claimed he will sign a new contract and Chelsea despite interest from Real Madrid.

Hazard has been linked with a move to Spain and his father said he’d rejected  a new deal at Chelsea to wait on their interest.

But now the Belgium star say he, and Thibaut Courtois, will sign new contracts.

“I think Thibaut first,” he told Mirror Football. “Then I will sign.” 

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