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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Man United make progress in Sancho chase

Houssem Aouar of Lyon, Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund, Hector Bellerin of Arsenal
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Four-way battle ongoing for El Shaarawy.

AS Roma, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain have all registered their interest in signing Stephan El Shaarawy. PSG are leading the race as they have already made contacts with the representatives of the 27-year old attacker.

El Shaarawy signed for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua last year but now wants to quit the Chinese Super League. [Telefoot]

Arsenal keen on Aouar move.

Arsenal have had their offer of Matteo Guendouzi as part of the deal for Houssem Aouar rejected by Olympique Lyon. The London side have been informed of the midfielder’s valuation, €60 million, and that no swap deal will be accepted.

Arsenal hierarchy, along with Mikel Arteta, is convinced of Aouar’s qualities. The Gunners are eager to make him one of their own, and the player also wants to play in the Premier League. [Fabrizio Romano]

Real Madrid desperate to offload Bale.

Real Madrid are willing to half of Gareth Bale‘s salary in order to encourage his departure this summer. The Wales international is no longer in Zinedine Zidane’s future plans for the team. Los Blancos are hoping that subsidizing 50 percent of Bale’s £600,000-a-week wages could pave the way for his return to the Premier League. [Telegraph]

Man United handed boost in Sancho pursuit.

Two of the major problems Manchester United have been facing in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho are agreeing to the player’s wages and agent fees and Borussia Dortmund’s transfer fee. One of those issues has been solved now as the club have reached an agreement with the 20-year old over his wages and player fees.

Negotiating a transfer fee with BVB is what remains now. Sources suggest the Bundesliga side are unwilling to reduce their €119 million (£108m) asking price. [BBC]

Barca make Bellerin inquiry.

FC Barcelona have approached Arsenal to explore the transfer availability of Hector Bellerin this summer. The Catalan giants have gained the information that an offer between €20 million and €25 million could be enough to seal the deal for the fullback. [Sport]