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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal want an upgrade on backup Runarsson

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United, Neto of FC Barcelona, Radamel Falcao of Galatasaray
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Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and more.

Milan close to signing Meite.

AC Milan have reached an agreement over personal terms with Torino midfielder Soualiho Meite.

The 26-year-old Frenchman is expected to join the Serie A leaders this week on a loan deal with an option to buy. [Fabrizio Romano]

Jovic set to quit Real Madrid

Luka Jovic is set to return to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan until the end of the season, reports Fabrizio Romano.

Zinedine Zidane allowed the striker, who failed to impress ever since his €60 million transfer to the Spanish capital, to rejoin his former club with Real Madrid agreeing to pay part of his salary.

Lingard in talks for Man Utd exit.

Jesse Lingard’s representatives have held initial discussions with Ligue 1 outfit Nice over a potential loan move in January.

The 28-year-old midfielder has been largely struggling for regular game time, playing only thrice across all competitions this season, and could be on the cusp of departing Old Trafford.

Man United, however, are undecided on whether to let go of Lingard in this transfer window. [Sky Sports]

Arsenal eye Barcelona’s Neto.

Arsenal are plotting a summer move for FC Barcelona goalkeeper Neto.

The Gunners want to sign the Brazilian on loan with an option to buy, hoping he could challenge Bernd Leno for the starting spot in goal.

Runar Alex Runarsson was brought in to compete with Leno for minutes. The Iceland international, however, has not impressed in the limited chances afforded and Arsenal are ready to move on from him. [Sky Sports]

Falcao to join the MLS?

Radamel Falcao’s agent informs that the striker has been approached by a Major League Soccer team other than Inter Miami.

There exists a ’60 to 70 percent chance’ that the 34-year-old will quit Galatasaray in the near future, the agent added. [Ajansspor]

Milan make move for Mandzukic.

AC Milan have acted on their transfer interest in Mario Mandzukic, who has been a free agent ever since leaving Qatar side Al-Duhail in July 2020.

Keen on bringing back the former Juventus striker to Italy, the Rossoneri were in contact with his agent over the past 24 hours. [Football Italia]