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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal line up a move for Man Utd talisman

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Arsenal line up a move for Man Utd talisman

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford may end up as a summer transfer target for Arsenal.

The Gunners are monitoring Rashford’s situation at Old Trafford. Manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly a ‘huge fan’. The 25-year-old England international is in red-hot form this season, but his current contract runs out in 2024. [Football Insider]

Chelsea make a play for Neymar

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly has met Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in Paris.

The pair discussed a potential summer transfer deal for Neymar. The 31-year-old forward joined PSG in 2017 for a world-record €222 million fee. He is under contract until 2027 and makes €30 million per year. [Le Parisien – in French]

In-person contract talks between Lionel Messi & PSG begin

Marsch-Southampton talks hit a breaking point

Talks between Jesse Marsch and Southampton appear to have broken down.

Marsch was in line to replace the sacked Nathan Jones as the new Saints manager. However, as the 49-year-old American wanted a long-term contract, talks have stalled. Southampton were only willing to offer him a short-term deal. They will now look for another replacement. First-team coach Ruben Selles will stay in charge for now. [BBC]

Barcelona keep tabs on Aubameyang

The LaLiga leaders are keeping tabs on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The 33-year-old forward is out of favor at Chelsea and set to leave the club. While there was talk of a loan move to Los Angeles FC in the MLS, Aubameyang wants to stay in Europe. Ideally, he would like to return to Barcelona, who are open to re-signing him on a free summer transfer and a lowered salary. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Julian Araujo will complete his Barcelona transfer

Tottenham in a 3-way race for Hincapie

Tottenham have expressed an interest in Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie.

The 21-year-old Ecuadorian has become a mainstay in the Leverkusen defense, making 23 appearances this season. His performances have gathered interest from the Premier League. Tottenham, Everton, and Newcastle are all interested in doing a summer transfer deal. [CaughtOffside]