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Monday’s transfer rumors – Four Premier League clubs enter the race for Depay

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Four Premier League clubs enter the race for Depay

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Newcastle are interested in doing a transfer deal for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay.

The 28-year-old Netherlands international could leave in January. His Barcelona contract ends in six months. While manager Xavi Hernandez doesn’t want any exits, Depay is open to a winter transfer. He has made just four appearances in all competitions this season. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Newcastle prepare an offer for Diaby

The Magpies are preparing a summer transfer offer for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.

The 23-year-old France international has held long-term interest from Premier League clubs. He has supplied six goals and three assists in 15 Bundesliga games this season. His contract at the BayArena runs until June 2025. [Bild – in German]

Harry Maguire is not joining Aston Villa

Arsenal & Newcastle eye a move for Barcelona teen sensation

The Premier League clubs hold an interest in Barcelona left-back Alejandro Balde.

The 19-year-old Spain international is a La Masia product that has become a first-team regular. He has made 19 appearances in all competitions this season, 14 as a starter. However, with his current deal to expire in 2024, he has yet to sign a contract extension. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Sommer hands in Bayern Munich transfer request

Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer has handed in a transfer request to join Bayern Munich.

The 34-year-old Switzerland international has asked Gladbach vice president Rainer Bonhof to approve the move. Bayern may recall Alexander Nubel from his loan with AS Monaco, but intend to continue trying to sign Sommer. [Sky Sport – in German]

Barcelona show an interest in Benjamin Pavard

Tottenham line-up move for Lloris successor

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya could replace Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris in the near future.

Spurs are tracking the 27-year-old Spaniard as a potential long-term successor to Lloris. The club’s management is happy with its 36-year-old shot-stopper, but feels a succession plan needs to be put in place for him. [Telegraph – subscription required]