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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal ready to move on from Bellerin

Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea, Hector Bellerin of Arsenal, Houssem Aouar of Lyon
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European sides to battle for ‘Next Zlatan’

17-year-old Wahid Faghir is being chased by clubs around Europe including AC Milan, Ajax, and Wolves.

Dubbed the ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ due to a mix of technical and athletic abilities, the teenager has been making waves in the Danish Superliga with Vejle Boldklub.

Faghir, a right-footed physically strong striker with fine technique, has emerged as one of the most exciting talents in Denmark. [CalcioMercato]

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Atleti after struggling Chelsea star

Atletico Madrid are showing interest in Hakim Ziyech, who has struggled for form and fitness during his short spell at Chelsea so far.

Ziyech has scored just twice ever since making the move from Ajax last summer and has only started two games since the managerial change at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues could cash in on their €40 million signing for less than what they paid for him, with the Moroccan also not too pleased with his situation at the club.

Atletico could sign Ziyech as a replacement for Vitolo, who is expected to leave the club this summer. [Fichajes, via Team Talk]

Blind set to commit future to Ajax

Ajax defender Daley Blind is close to putting pen to paper on a new contract with the club, according to De Telegraaf.

The contract extension comes as a reward by the Eredivisie champions for the 30-year-old, who has once again been putting in good shifts this season.

Arsenal line up Bellerin replacement

Tariq Lamptey is a transfer target for Arsenal as they seek to move on from Hector Bellerin, says Fabrizio Romano says on the Here We Go podcast.

One of the brightest prospects in the Premier League, Lamptey is enjoying a great breakthrough season. The 20-year-old has clocked up 11 league appearances this term, making four goal contributions.

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Serie giants preserve Aouar interest

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar continues to be a subject of transfer interest for Juventus.

Andrea Pirlo is keen on having quality options in the middle of the park, and the club are working to sign the 22-year-old Frenchman.

The Serie champions, however, will have to fend off competition from Manchester City and Arsenal to land him. [Calciomercato]