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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal in a four-way battle for LaLiga teen sensation

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Arsenal in a four-way battle for LaLiga teen sensation

Arsenal, Newcastle, Borussia Dortmund, and Juventus are embroiled in a four-way transfer battle for Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda.

The 18-year-old Spaniard’s development has impressed clubs across Europe. He has a £26.5 million release clause in his contract. Valladolid hope to spark a bidding war for his signature. [Evening Standard]

Sabitzer could stay at Man Utd next season

Marcel Sabitzer’s agent, Roger Wittmann, has hinted the midfielder could stay at Manchester United beyond this season.

The 28-year-old Austria international is on loan at the Premier League side until the summer. As things stand, he will return to parent club Bayern Munich in Germany once the season is over. [Sport 1 – in German]

Real Madrid ready to offer Toni Kroos a new deal

Mbappe has interest from three Premier League clubs

Liverpool are monitoring Kylian Mbappe’s situation, with Manchester United and Chelsea also interested.

The 24-year-old striker is reportedly unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain. His contract at the Ligue 1 club runs until June 2025. Liverpool, United, and Chelsea accept it will be difficult to pull off a deal, especially as Mbappe earns over £1.2 million a year. [Football Insider]

Messi’s dad meets with Barcelona

Lionel Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, met Barcelona president Joan Laporta earlier this month.

The meeting went well, although Laporta wanted to keep it under wraps. He doesn’t want to raise hope for Barca fans. Messi’s father has also played down the prospect of an emotional Camp Nou return, recently telling reporters: “I don’t think Leo will play for Barcelona again.” [Catalunya Radio – in Catalan]

RB Leipzig eye a deal for Jonathan David

Dest to return to Barcelona

Sergino Dest will return to Barcelona once his season-long loan spell at AC Milan ends.

The 22-year-old full-back has failed to make his mark at San Siro, starting just four games. Therefore, AC Milan won’t activate the €20 million buy-option in his loan agreement. [Diario Sport]