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Friday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona enter advanced talks with two free agents

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Barcelona enter advanced talks with two free agents

Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen are in advanced talks with Barcelona for free transfers in the summer.

The pair’s contracts at AC Milan and Chelsea respectively expire at the end of the season. Barcelona also remain optimistic about signing Christensen’s Blues teammate Cesar Azpilicueta, who is set to be available as a free agent as well. [ESPN]

Club Brugge star tipped for Arsenal move

Club Brugge winger Noa Lang is ‘almost certain’ to leave the Belgian club.

A transfer to Arsenal is described as the ‘minimum’ for Lang this summer. The 22-year-old Dutchman allegedly intends to quit Club Brugge. He has managed 25 goals and 23 assists in 74 appearances, after joining the club from Ajax in October 2020. [De Standaard, via TEAMtalk]

Real Madrid, Barcelona & Bayern eye Florian Wirtz

Inter eye Thuram deal

Amid reports linking Lautaro Martinez with a summer exit, Inter Milan have turned their attention to Marcus Thuram.

The 24-year-old forward has struggled for minutes at Borussia Monchengladbach this season. He has less than 18 months left on his contract. Therefore, Gladbach may allow a transfer. [Tuttosport – in Italian]

 Two key Chelsea figures set to leave the club

 Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia and chairman Bruce Buck could follow Roman Abramovich out of Stamford Bridge.

Read the full story here on Ace Football

Dante signs new deal at Nice

The 38-year-old Brazilian defender has signed a new contract at the Ligue 1 club until June 2023.

Neves to join Barcelona?

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Barcelona.

Allegedly, talks have already taken place between intermediaries. Neves has been in excellent form this season, stirring interest from across the Premier League. Arsenal and Manchester United are long-term admirers. [Mail]