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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal name their No.1 striker target

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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 decide No.1 Premier League striker target

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has emerged as the ‘number one standout candidate’ on Arsenal’s transfer list of strikers.

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are both expected to leave next summer. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, meanwhile, is 32 and has less than two years left on his contract. Therefore, Arsenal need a new top striker.

Calvert-Lewin, who has thrived at Everton over the past year, is the main man on the Gunners’ radar. [Football London]

Manchester United shortlist a Pogba replacement

Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is reportedly the star Manchester United would sign to replace Paul Pogba.

With less than a year left on Pogba’s contract, United have an eye on Tchouameni in case they fail to tie their record signing to a new deal. Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested in the 21-year-old. [ESPN]

Saelemaekers signs new AC Milan deal

Belgian winger Alexis Saelemaekers has signed a new long-term contract with AC Milan until 2026.

Solskjaer braced for Lingard exit amid Barcelona and AC Milan interest

The Manchester United boss accepts Jesse Lingard could reject a contract offer if he doesn’t give him more game time. Barcelona and AC Milan reportedly hold a transfer interest in the midfielder.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Rudiger finds Chelsea offer ‘disrespectful’

Antonio Rudiger has allegedly found a recent contract offer from Chelsea to be ‘disrespectful’.

The German defender will become a free agent for next summer’s transfer window as things stand. He currently earns €6.5 million per season at Stamford Bridge but hopes to make over €10 million in his new deal. [SPORT1 – in German]

Mourinho sets his sights on Barcelona midfielder

Jose Mourinho has expressed a transfer interest in Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig.

The 22-year-old has fallen out of favor under manager Ronald Koeman and hasn’t made a single start at Camp Nou all season. [Sport – in Spanish]