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Monday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea now eyeing move for a Barcelona youngster

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Chelsea now eyeing move for a Barcelona youngster

The Blues have joined a list of clubs interested in doing a potential transfer deal for Abde Ezzalzouli.

The 21-year-old winger is on loan at Osasuna from Barcelona. Despite some recurring injury setbacks, his progress has pleased Osasuna. Barca will decide his future in the summer. The club and Ezzalzouli’s agent are aware of Chelsea’s interest. [Diario de Navarra – in Spanish]

No Balogun talks between Arsenal & AC Milan…for now

AC Milan and Arsenal are not in talks for striker Folarin Balogun.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a standout campaign on loan at Reims, topping the Ligue 1 goal charts with 15 goals. His progress has alerted clubs from England, France, and Germany. AC Milan may pursue a deal themselves in the summer transfer window. Until then, Arsenal won’t make any decision. [CaughtOffside]

Southampton sack manager Nathan Jones after 95 days

Fati’s stance over his Barcelona future revealed

Ansu Fati’s agent, Jorge Mendes, won’t entertain talks about the Barcelona forward’s future until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old has only started nine of Barcelona’s 32 games in all competitions this season. He stayed on the bench for Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal. His lack of minutes has stirred doubts over his Camp Nou future. Manchester United are reportedly interested in a summer transfer. [Diario Sport]

Newcastle lead the race for Kamada

Newcastle United lead the race for Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada.

The 26-year-old Japan international will be available for a free summer transfer once his contract expires in June. Despite interest from Liverpool and Barcelona, Newcastle are the frontrunners. Kamada will make his final decision later in the year. [CaughtOffside]

Chris Hughton becomes the new Ghana manager

Marsch is a potential target for Southampton

Former Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch is under consideration for the Southampton job.

The Saints are searching for a new manager after parting ways with Nathan Jones on Sunday. They admire Marsch, who lost his job at Leeds last Monday. The 49-year-old American’s pressing style and system appeal to the Premier League club. [The Athletic – subscription required]