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Saturday’s transfer rumors – The first player to leave Barcelona in January revealed

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The first player to leave Barcelona in January revealed

Yusuf Demir is set to be the first player to leave Camp Nou in the January transfer window.

The 18-year-old winger has only made nine appearances since arriving on loan in July. Therefore, Barcelona won’t take up their €10 million buy option on the teenager. The club plans to send him back to Rapid Vienna early instead.

Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, and Eintracht Frankfurt are all interested in the Austrian. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

The Chelsea-Kounde saga could be back on

Sevilla may drop their €80 million price tag for defender Jules Kounde.

Chelsea still want to sign Kounde after failing to do so in the summer. A deal in the January transfer window is reportedly ‘not off the table’. The Blues want to bring in defensive reinforcements this winter. They want somebody who can solve their current issues, and help them fill a huge void left in their backline once the season has ended.

Defenders Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen, and Cesar Azpilicueta are all out of contract at the end of the season. [ESPN]

Ferran Torres is Barcelona’s January priority

Liverpool name their price for Phillips

The Reds have placed a £15 million (€17.7m) price tag on defender Nat Phillips.

The 24-year-old would consider leaving Anfield this winter amid a lack of opportunities. This season alone, he has only made three appearances across all competitions. Therefore, Liverpool will allow him to leave if interested clubs match their valuation. [The Athletic]

West Ham line up move for Lingard alternative

The Hammers may turn their attention to Dele Alli if they cannot re-sign Jesse Lingard.

After a successful loan spell last season, Lingard has been often touted for a permanent move to West Ham. The midfielder’s contract at Manchester United expires next summer. He can begin transfer talks with foreign clubs in January.

So, in the event where Lingard doesn’t head back to London, West Ham could set their sights on Tottenham outcast Alli. [Eurosport]

Barcelona agree on a deal for Aguero replacement

Edinson Cavani has reportedly agreed on a deal to join Barcelona from Manchester United in January.

The 34-year-old striker could join the club on a short-term deal until the end of the season and replace Sergio Aguero, who announced his retirement this week due to a heart condition.

Considering Cavani’s lack of game time this term, United may allow him to leave to ease the toll on their wage bill. [Marca]

Aubameyang more likely to leave Arsenal in the summer

The Gunners would allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave in January, but a summer exit is more likely.

The Gabonese forward is again out of Arsenal’s squad for the trip to Leeds United on Saturday after manager Mikel Arteta stripped him of the captain’s armband. [Daily Mail]

Diego Costa to return to La Liga?

The former Atletico Madrid striker, who is under contract at Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro until December 2022, could enter transfer talks with Granada.

Eriksen leaves Inter Milan

 Inter Milan have confirmed a mutual agreement with Christian Eriksen to end the Danish midfielder’s contract.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Ter Stegen ‘untouchable’ at Barcelona

Despite the club’s need to offload players to settle their financial issues, Marc-Andre ter Stegen is unlikely to leave.

Barcelona view the goalkeeper as ‘untouchable’ amid reported interest from Bayern Munich. Manager Xavi Hernandez thinks Ter Stegen can help get Barca back on track. Thus, he won’t consider any transfer offers. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]