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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal to rival Barcelona for €20m striker

Saturday's transfer rumors - Arsenal to rival Barcelona for €20m striker
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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 to rival Barcelona for Alberto?

The Gunners may reignite their transfer interest in Yuri Alberto a day after reports in Brazil claimed Barcelona want to sign him.

Arsenal previously inquired for the 20-year-old in 2017, but negotiations with his then-club Santos didn’t advance.

Alberto’s stock has since risen and it’s understood the striker’s current club, Internacional, believe they could net around €15 million for his sale. Although the player’s entourage feel a €20m transfer fee is possible. [Globo Esporte – in Portuguese]

Pirlo in talks with Everton

Despite only recently losing his job as Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo could be jumping straight back into the hot seat.

The Italian is reportedly in talks with Everton over replacing his old AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti as the Premier League club’s newest head coach.

Former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, ex-Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez, and West Ham boss David Moyes are also on the shortlist. [Mail]

Manchester City close in on ‘Brazilian Paul Pogba’

The Premier League champions hope to sign a second Fluminense star after recently agreeing on a transfer deal for Kayky.

Metinho, known as the ‘Brazilian Paul Pogba’ in his homeland, is the man on Manchester City’s wishlist. Pep Guardiola’s side are locked in advanced talks for the 18-year-old midfielder’s signature. [Goal]

Will Ziyech leave Chelsea this summer?

Chelsea have allegedly not ruled out selling Hakim Ziyech this summer.

The former Ajax man’s possible availability has struck interest from Serie A clubs AC Milan and Napoli. The latter side, who Luciano Spalletti now coaches, are especially keen on Ziyech. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Arsenal interested in Dembele

With Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah’s futures in doubt, Arsenal are considering a transfer move for Moussa Dembele.

The Lyon striker’s loan spell with Atletico Madrid has ended. The Spanish champions can sign him permanently this summer, but that it’s uncertain if they will do so. Therefore, Arsenal have looked into his availability.

The 24-year-old could be available for around £25 million in the summer transfer window. [Telegraph]