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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal make contact with Chelsea star over free transfer

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Arsenal make contact with Chelsea star over free transfer

The Gunners have enquired about a possible free transfer for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Kante’s contract at Chelsea runs out in the summer. The 32-year-old would like to stay in London. He’ll likely sign a new Blues deal soon, but may end up playing in the Middle East in ‘two or three years’ time. [Le Parisien – in French]

Lars Stindl confirms he will depart Borussia Mönchengladbach

Gavi has not spoken with other clubs

The future of 18-year-old midfield sensation Gavi is up in the air. His contractual situation remains unresolved. He had signed a new deal, but Barcelona have been unable to register it with LaLiga.

So as things stand, Gavi will be available for a free summer transfer. There’s no shortage of suitors either. Major clubs throughout Europe are said to be circling, but no meaningful chats have begun. [Marca – in Spanish]

Palhinha is hot on Liverpool’s radar

Having dropped their interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, Liverpool are on the prowl for new midfield targets.

One of them is reportedly Joao Palhinha. Liverpool scouts have watched the 27-year-old Portugal international in action for Fulham several times this season. He has supplied three goals in 26 Premier League games and accumulated 10 yellow cards. [Football Insider]

Arsenal demand over €40m for Leipzig target Florian Balogun

Barcelona ready to step up Gundogan interest

Ilkay Gundogan may be a step closer to joining Barcelona.

The 32-year-old German’s performance in Manchester City’s 3-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich this week impressed Barcelona. With his contract up this summer, the prospect of a free transfer seems too good to turn down for Barca. [Sport – in Spanish]

Arsenal eye £40m-rated Premier League winger

Arsenal has set their sights on a summer acquisition of Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.

The 21-year-old has caught the attention of the Gunners and is valued at a whopping £40 million. Will Arsenal be able to secure this rising star for their team? Only time will tell. [Football Transfers]

Daichi Kamada will leave Eintracht Frankfurt