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Friday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal name top summer target after sealing Champions League spot

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Arsenal name top summer target after sealing Champions League spot

Brighton’s 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday secured Arsenal’s top-four spot. It ended a six-year absence from the Champions League. With the added finances that come from qualification, the Gunners have reviewed their transfer plans.

They want a player that can add ‘more dynamism and technical quality’ in central midfield. West Ham captain Declan Rice is at the top of the list. Brighton’s Moises Caicedo is an alternative. As is Chelsea’s Mason Mount, another player Arsenal have looked into signing. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Paulo Dybala’s AS Roma release clauses revealed

Real Madrid to step up Bellingham pursuit

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham’s future remains under a cloud.

Real Madrid plan to send officials to Germany this week to meet Dortmund. They hope to convince BVB into a sale. The German club’s reported €150 million asking price is too much, but Real Madrid are confident of getting a transfer deal done. [Marca]

Will Casemiro swap Man Utd for Bayern?

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is a summer transfer target for Bayern Munich.

Thomas Tuchel’s side wants midfield reinforcements in the offseason. Casemiro is a player that would fit the bill for them. The 31-year-old Brazil international has enjoyed an impressive debut season at United following his €70 million arrival from Real Madrid last summer. [Kicker – in German]

Marco Reus signs a new one-year Dortmund deal

Barcelona ready to get Aubameyang deal done

The LaLiga leaders are determined to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back to Camp Nou.

Despite a quiet season at Chelsea, Aubameyang remains highly rated at Barcelona. His willingness to take on reduced wages makes this move especially appealing for Barca’s finances as they look to adhere to Financial Fair Play regulations. [Sport – in Spanish]

Inter close in on a deal for Buchanan

Club Brugge winger Tajon Buchanan is on the doorstep of an exciting chapter in his career.

Inter Milan are set to secure the signature of this 24-year-old Canadian star. They could pay a transfer fee of around €15 million. Buchanan may serve as a potential replacement for Denzel Dumfries. [HLN – in Dutch]

Brighton close to signing Watford’s Joao Pedro