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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona to rival Chelsea & Bayern Munich for Ligue 1 star

Boubacar Kamara, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern Munich
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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.

Barcelona to rival Chelsea & Bayern Munich for Ligue 1 star

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The Catalan giants have thrown their hat in the ring in the transfer race for Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara.

The 22-year-old’s contract ends in the summer, making him available as a free agent. He can sign a pre-contract agreement to join a club outside of France’s Ligue 1 for next season now.

Naturally, the possibility of landing Kamara for free interests Barcelona as well as Bayern Munich and Chelsea. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

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Manchester United renew Milinkovic-Savic pursuit

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is back on Manchester United’s transfer radar.

The Red Devils could revive their interest in the 26-year-old Serbian as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, whose contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of this season. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Diego Costa to leave Atletico Mineiro

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Coutinho to join Aston Villa

 Aston Villa and Barcelona have confirmed a loan agreement for Philippe Coutinho to join the Premier League side.

 The Brazil international will spend the rest of this season on loan at Villa Park, subject to a medical and a work permit. The Villans have an option to buy him outright for around €40 million in the summer.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

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Real Madrid in talks with Kessie

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is in talks with Real Madrid over a free transfer to the Spanish club.

The 25-year-old Ivorian’s contract at AC Milan ends in the summer, making him available as a free agent. He can now sign a pre-contract agreement to join a club outside Italy’s Serie A.

Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham have also shown an interest. [El Nacional – in Catalan]

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Bale could retire from football in 2022

Gareth Bale could pull the curtain on his career if Wales fail to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

The 32-year-old is in the final six months of his Real Madrid contract and isn’t in talks with the Spanish side about a renewal. His chances of joining another elite club are unlikely.

But if Wales book a spot in Qatar during the World Cup playoffs in March, he could join Cardiff City or Swansea City in the Championship. [Sky Sports]

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Lyon name their price for Arsenal target Bruno Guimaraes

Bissouma becomes Aston Villa’s next transfer target

Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma is the next transfer target in Aston Villa’s sights after the club’s capture of Philippe Coutinho.

The 25-year-old Malian has entered the final 18 months of his contract at Brighton. [Sky Sports]

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Fiorentina enter talks with Real Madrid outcast

Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco has stirred interest from Fiorentina.

The Serie A side are interested in signing the 29-year-old Spaniard once his Real Madrid contract ends in the summer transfer window. [Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]

Benitez confirms Digne wants to leave Everton

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Atletico Madrid eye Arsenal man as Trippier replacement

Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares could replace Kieran Trippier at Atletico Madrid.

Diego Simeone’s side are considering a loan offer with an obligation to buy the 30-year-old Portuguese, after Trippier completed a Premier League return to Newcastle United on Friday. [Sky Sports]