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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Man City enter the race for top Arsenal target

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Man City enter the race for top Arsenal target

Manchester City are contenders to sign West Ham United captain Declan Rice in the summer transfer window.

Despite the persistent Arsenal and Chelsea links, Rice’s future remains unclear. West Ham may seek over £100 million for the 25-year-old midfielder. However, with Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, and Kalvin Phillips possibly on their way out, City would be able to take him. [TeamTalk]

Choupo-Moting agrees to a new Bayern Munich deal

Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has agreed to a new one-year contract extension at the Bundesliga club.

The 33-year-old Cameroon international’s current deal will expire at the end of the season. He has excelled this term, scoring 15 goals in 24 games across all competitions. His performances led to talk of a free transfer to the Premier League. [Sky Sport – in German]

Raheem Sterling wants to stay at Chelsea

Guimaraes captures Real Madrid’s interest

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is on Real Madrid’s radar.

The Spanish and European champions want to reinforce their midfield this summer. Jude Bellingham is one player high on their list. However, with Borussia Dortmund expecting around €150 million for the 19-year-old, Real Madrid may turn to Guimaraes instead. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Barcelona still keeping tabs on Silva

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva’s future is ‘not clear’ going into the final third of the season.

Barcelona continue to monitor Silva and plan to make an offer if the 28-year-old Portugal international, whose contract at City runs until 2025, is allowed to leave the Etihad. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Al Nassr working to sign Luka Modric

Giroud emerges as a target for Fulham

Fulham are keeping tabs on AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud.

Marco Silva’s side admire Giroud and plan to make a move if the striker doesn’t agree on a new contract at AC Milan. His current deal expires this summer. The 36-year-old has scored 11 goals in 31 games at San Siro this term. West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Brentford are also showing an interest. [Football Insider]