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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona name 2 new transfer targets

Sunday's transfer rumors - Barcelona name 2 new transfer targets
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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.

Aguero and Alaba become top transfer targets for Barcelona

Memphis Depay, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Eric Garcia have long been rumored as Barcelona’s top transfer targets. Why? In short, they’ll all be free agents in the summer and are rated by Ronald Koeman and the club board.

Koeman, however, conceded Barcelona’s economic situation will influence more transfer decisions. Therefore, amid the manager’s warnings he needs new players to improve, Barcelona have laid eyes on Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Bayern Munich’s David Alaba. Both men will also become free agents at the end of the season. [Mundo Deportivo, via Mail on Sunday]

Koulibaly to become Maguire’s new partner?

Manchester United are reportedly searching for a new partner for Harry Maguire in central defense. Raphael Varane’s alleged desire to leave Real Madrid is a boost, but it seems Kalidou Koulibaly cannot be ruled out either.

The Senegal star is now in favor of a move to Old Trafford, with his contract at Napoli set to expire in June 2023. [Marca via Express]

Bayern make progress with Liverpool & Man United target

Jamal Musiala has begun to emerge at Bayern Munich this season. The 17-year-old, a former Chelsea academy player, has attracted interest from Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester United.

But Bayern have begun to make progress on extending the midfielder’s contract, which is due to expire in June 2022. [Goal]

Dembele to join the Premier League?

Ousmane Dembele has another 18 months left on his contract. Talks over a renewal with Barcelona have allegedly stalled, leaving several suitors on high alert. Reports claim Chelsea and Manchester United are interested.

The Premier League clubs are monitoring the 23-year-old’s situation at Camp Nou. [Sport, via Metro]

Sokratis snubs Lazio for Olympiacos after Arsenal exit

Sokratis Papastathopoulos recently ended a two-and-a-half-year stay at Arsenal by ending his contract six months early on January 20.

Despite being heavily linked with a free transfer to Serie A side Lazio, the 32-year-old defender has allegedly opted for a return to his native Greece by joining Olympiacos. [Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia]