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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal eye a sensational move for Man Utd striker

Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo
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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.

Arsenal eye a sensational move for Man Utd striker

The Gunners are weighing up a possible transfer for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

The 24-year-old England international’s contract at Old Trafford ends next summer. United have the option to extend it by another 12 months, but they are yet to do so. This has encouraged Arsenal. For now, though, the Premier League leaders will keep tabs on the situation. [Football Insider]

Another Premier League manager at risk of the sack

While rumors continue to swirl over Steve Cooper’s future at Nottingham Forest, Ralph Hasenhuttl is another Premier League manager at risk of losing his job.

The Southampton boss is under huge pressure after a poor start to the season at St. Mary’s. The Saints are 16th in the Premier League table, one point above the relegation zone. The club board has no first-choice replacement in mind for Hasenhuttl, but alternatives have been discussed. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Xabi Alonso appointed as Bayer Leverkusen manager

Barcelona & Atletico finally end Griezmann impasse

Barcelona appear set to sell Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid for €20 million.

If the deal goes through, Barcelona will have agreed to half their original €40 million asking price. Atletico would’ve had to pay this transfer fee had Griezmann played 45 minutes or more in 50% of their matches during his two-year loan period at the capital club.

But Atletico are unwilling to pay such a fee and have restricted Griezmann to just one start in LaLiga all season. [Marca – in Spanish]

Real Madrid eye move for Benfica youngster

The reigning Spanish and European champions have shortlisted Benfica defender Antonio Silva as a potential transfer target.

The 18-year-old Portuguese has broken into the Benfica first-team this season, making eight appearances so far. He also played the full 90 minutes of the club’s 1-1 Champions League draw against PSG on Wednesday. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Karim Benzema to sign a new Real Madrid contract

Liverpool shortlist Bellingham alternative

Bayern Munich’s 19-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala is Liverpool’s chosen alternative to Jude Bellingham.

Bellingham is the man that Liverpool want in next summer transfer’s window. But if the Reds cannot land the 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder, they will turn their attention to Musiala. [Mirror]