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Friday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona plot a move for Ronaldo’s heir

Friday's transfer rumors - Barcelona plot move for Ronaldo's heir
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Barcelona eye Ronaldo’s heir, Andre Silva

Andre Silva, the man Cristiano Ronaldo once hailed as his successor for Portugal, is on Barcelona’s transfer radar.

The Blaugrana have reportedly noted Silva’s impressive performances for Eintracht Frankfurt. Therefore, as Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho could be sold, Barca have shortlisted the Portuguese as a possible summer target. [Bild – in German]

Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku is also allegedly on Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman’s list.

Arsenal suffer Odegaard setback

Real Madrid have shut the door on Martin Odegaard joining Arsenal on a permanent deal. The Spanish giants believe the midfielder can become a key figure in the upcoming years. They view his stay in London as temporary, nothing more.

Despite impressing, and being happy at Arsenal, Odegaard also still hopes to succeed at Real Madrid someday. [Marca – in Spanish]

Juventus & Roma compete for Nice striker

Amine Gouiri’s impressive start at Nice this season has not gone unnoticed. Italian clubs Juventus and AS Roma are both keen, setting up a potential bidding war for the summer transfer window.

Gouri, who joined Nice from Lyon for €7m last summer, has scored 16 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions, including four goals in only five Europa League games. [Calcio Mercato – in Italian]

Is Fekir’s transfer to Liverpool back on?

After almost joining Liverpool in 2018, Nabil Fekir could get another chance. The Reds have reportedly reignited their interest in the Real Betis star ahead of the summer transfer window.

Serie A leaders Inter Milan and Ligue 1 side Rennes are also interested. [Estadio Deportivo – in Spanish]

Real Madrid target Bayer Leverkusen star

Los Blancos could reportedly make a move for Moussa Diaby. The Bayer Leverkusen attacker, who was of interest for Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund last year, has impressed again. He has managed nine goals and 12 assists in 35 appearances.

Despite Leverkusen’s asking price of €40m, Real Madrid have kept tabs on Diaby and could make a transfer bid in the summer. Manchester United and Bayern Munich are also keen. [Diario AS]