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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Liverpool plot €40m bid for Chelsea & Man Utd target

Antoine Griezmann, Harry Kane, Saul Niguez
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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.

Liverpool ready €40m bid for Saul

Despite transfer interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, Liverpool are set to make the first move for Saul Niguez.

The midfielder has reportedly decided to leave Atletico Madrid. He may have a €150 million release clause in his contract, which expires in 2026, but the Colchoneros would consider offers of over €40m. But Liverpool don’t plan to go any higher than €40m at this moment.

The Reds, who lost Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, feel Saul is an ideal fit for English football. [AS Diario – in Spanish]

Griezmann to join Manchester City?

The Premier League champions have allegedly approached Antoine Griezmann over a summer transfer.

The Frenchman’s future is in doubt as a debt-ridden Barcelona try to balance the books. The Blaugrana are open to selling Griezmann and Manchester City are one of few clubs with the financial muscle to sign him.

The Citizens could make a bid if they’re unsuccessful in luring Harry Kane over from Tottenham. [Footmercato – in French]

Inter’s pursuit of Bellerin makes little progress

The Serie A champions have made little progress in their pursuit of Hector Bellerin.

Despite Arsenal wanting to sell the full-back, they’re unwilling to accept a loan deal with a buy option included. Therefore, Inter Milan could turn to Atalanta’s Hans Hateboer as a replacement for Paris Saint-Germain’s new boy Achraf Hakimi. [Fabrizio Romano]

Tottenham set their Kane demands for Manchester United

The Red Devils lead the transfer battle for Harry Kane ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

There is a growing belief inside the Manchester United camp that a deal can be done. But Tottenham won’t allow their star striker to leave on the cheap. The Lilywhites have demanded £100 million and two unidentified first-team players for Kane. [Football Insider]

Tielemans eyes Liverpool move

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is reportedly keen on a summer transfer to Liverpool.

The 24-year-old, who scored Leicester’s winning goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea in May, is said to have made his wishes crystal clear.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Barcelona seal a deal for Demir

Rapid Vienna winger Yusef Demir has joined Barcelona on a season-long loan deal.

The 18-year-old, dubbed as the ‘Austrian Messi’ due to his similar style of play and stature, has agreed on a new contract at Rapid until June 2023. Therefore, Barcelona must pay €10 million if they wish to sign him next summer permanently.

The Catalan giants will pay Rapid a loan fee of €500,000 for the 2021/22 campaign. [FC Barcelona]