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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona strike deal with €50m-rated Man City star

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Barcelona strike deal with €50m-rated Man City star

Manchester City forward Ferran Torres has reportedly agreed on a transfer deal with FC Barcelona.

The 21-year-old’s agent held a meeting with the Catalan side in Barcelona on Tuesday. The club’s director of football, Mateu Alemany, will now travel to Manchester to begin talks with City.

While Barcelona hope to sign Torres in January, they still must agree on a transfer fee with City for the €50 million-rated Spain international. [Marca]

Haaland prefers Real Madrid move

Real Madrid would be Erling Braut Haaland’s preferred destination if he leaves Borussia Dortmund next year.

That said, Haaland is yet to make a decision about his future. The 21-year-old’s impressive progress has made him a transfer target for several top European sides, including Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and City. [Goal]

Rangnick plans to join Manchester United next week

Elneny’s father doubles down on Arsenal exit rumors

Mohamed Elneny’s father has once again denied rumors linking the midfielder with a transfer away from Arsenal in January.

He told Al Hayat TV: “Mohamed’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season.

“The club does not intend to terminate his contract. Playing in the Liverpool match proves his coach’s belief in him and his abilities.”

Barcelona agree severance fee with Ronald Koeman

The Catalan giants have agreed on a financial settlement worth €10 million with their former manager.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Porto reveal stance on Liverpool target Diaz

FC Porto have opened the door for potential transfer talks with Liverpool over winger Luis Diaz.

The Portuguese giants are open to selling 24-year-old Colombian in 2022, but only in the summer. Liverpool, though, may try to convince them into an earlier deal. The Reds need reinforcements in January, as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will leave the club to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations. [Record – in Portuguese]

PSG deny Zidane talks to replace Pochettino

Phillips to turn down Manchester United move

Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips won’t join Manchester United to avoid any potential backlash.

The England international, a rumored £60 million target for the Red Devils, doesn’t want to tarnish his Leeds legacy. Therefore, Liverpool could be favorites to sign him in the summer instead. [Star]

Unhappy Arsenal defender could return to Flamengo

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari is unhappy about his lack of game time this season and could leave.

The 28-year-old has played no Premier League football since starting in the club’s first two games of the season. Therefore, Flamengo hope to re-sign him in the January transfer window. The Brazilian giants may approach Arsenal with a potential loan offer. [Mauro Sant Anna – in Portuguese]