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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Liverpool to bid for Koulibaly?

Saturday's transfer rumors - Liverpool to bid for Koulibaly?
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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.

Koulibaly remains a target for Liverpool

Liverpool are set to bring in defensive reinforcements following injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho. The former is out with a long-term knee injury, while the latter is unavailable for this weekend at least.

The Reds, therefore, could make an attempt to sign long-term target Kalidou Koulibaly. The 29-year-old has refused to rule out a departure from Napoli. [Daily Star]

Barcelona to renew interest in Garcia

Despite Pep Guardiola confirming Eric Garcia refused a contract offer, Manchester City didn’t sell the center-back despite his current deal expiring next year. Thus, he can leave for free in the next summer transfer window.

Barcelona hoped to bring the former La Masia graduate back to Camp Nou for this season. But the club’s deadline day offer was €2m short of City’s asking price, ending their pursuit of Garcia. They’re now plotting a renewed attempt in January. [ESPN]

Bayern hopeful Alaba will extend his contract

David Alaba’s contract will expire in 2021 and talks of an extension have taken an ugly turn at Bayern Munich. Board member Uli Hoeness insinuated the defender is only interested in money, which his father furiously denied.

But, amid reported interest from several top clubs, Hansi Flick remains hopeful Alaba will put pen-to-paper on a new deal. [Goal]

Atletico prepare a move for Valencia star

Diego Simeone’s side have until November 5 to sign a replacement for Thomas Partey, who left them for Arsenal. And with time beginning to run out, they’re now preparing a move for Geoffrey Kondogbia.

The Valencia midfielder, who has five appearances to his name in LaLiga, hasn’t featured since October 3 – two days prior to Partey’s deadline day exit. [Le10Sport]

Man City win the battle for Stevanovic

Filip Stevanovic has made a big impression at Serbian side Partizan, prompting a battle for his signature from Manchester City and Manchester United.

An €8m move to the Etihad Stadium, however, appears to be in place for the 18-year-old. [Fabrizio Romano]