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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal identify shock Odegaard alternative

Saturday's transfer rumors - Arsenal identify Odegaard alternative
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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 name Dybala as Odegaard alternative

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has emerged as a potential transfer target for Arsenal.

Keeping Martin Odegaard is the priority. However, should the Gunners fail to make a permanent deal with Real Madrid or extend the midfielder’s loan agreement, Mikel Arteta will turn his attention to Dybala as an alternative. [Sport – in Spanish]

Manchester United ready to approach Atletico Madrid for Llorente

Marcos Llorente’s €80m price tag hasn’t put off Manchester United. The Red Devils rate the midfielder highly and may test Atletico Madrid’s resolve. Given the Spanish club’s financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an early Champions League exit, the chiefs could be tempted into a big sale.

But while convincing Atletico into a sale is one thing, United will also have to persuade a settled Llorente to leave Spain. [AS]

Ex-Leicester defender Simpson signs with Bristol City

Liverpool lead the race for Malen

The former Arsenal striker has enjoyed another impressive campaign for PSV Eindhoven. He’s clocked 23 goals and eight assists in 39 appearances across all competitions to leave several clubs on high alert.

Liverpool are reported favorites to sign Donyell Malen in the summer transfer window ahead of Serie A giants AC Milan and Juventus. [Gazetta dello Sport, via Mail]

Barcelona eye young Valencia star

New Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany is ready to raid former club Valencia for Fabio Blanco.

The 17-year-old winger is out of contract at the end of the season and hasn’t agreed on an extension. The teenager, referred to as the ‘next Ferran Torres’, is a regular for the Valencia U19 squad and already represents Spain at youth level. [Sport – in Spanish]