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Monday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal eye summer move for €40m Barcelona star

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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.

Arsenal eye summer move for €40m Barcelona star

The Gunners are interested in signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

The 29-year-old midfielder has impressed on loan at Aston Villa. The Premier League side have a €40 million buy option for the end of the season, although it’s unclear if they’ll take it. If not, Arsenal may make an approach to Barcelona. [Sport – in Spanish]

Di Maria to leave PSG?

Angel Di Maria has reportedly decided to leave Paris Saint-Germain once his contract expires at the end of the season.

The 34-year-old winger could make a return to Portuguese side Benfica on a free transfer. In doing so, he hopes to remain part of the Argentina team for the upcoming 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar. [AS – in Spanish]

Thomas Tuchel won’t leave Chelsea

Messi wants Barcelona return

Lionel Messi reportedly wants to return to Barcelona, less than a year after leaving the club for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, called the club board a few days ago to discuss a reunion at Camp Nou. [Gerard Romero]

Laporta fuels doubt over Haaland-Barcelona deal

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has cooled talk that the club could sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer.

Laporta has said Barcelona must be sensible in the transfer market and won’t be committing to extortionate deals.

Read the full story here on Ace Football

Felix Magath appointed Hertha BSC boss

The former Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg, and Fulham boss has replaced Tayfun Korku as Hertha BSC manager until the end of the season.

Modric to stay at Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has decided to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite reports of transfer interest from Manchester City, Modric has no plans to leave. The 36-year-old is content in Madrid, still a key player for the squad, and will soon sign terms for a new contract. [Marca – in Spanish]

Roma plot summer bid for Dest

Jose Mourinho’s men are planning a summer bid for Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest.

The 21-year-old has struggled to win favor under new manager Xavi Hernandez and could, therefore, seek an exit from Camp Nou. [Corriere dello Sport – in Italian]