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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Man United renew interest in Aarons

Saed Kolasinac of Arsenal, Max Aarons of Norwich City, Riqui Puig of FC Barcelona
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Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and more.

Emerson to return to Serie A?

Napoli are working on bringing in Emerson Palmieri on a temporary transfer from Chelsea.

The Italian full-back has struggled for game time at Stamford Bridge, playing just 418 minutes in total this season.

Napoli want to strengthen their relationship with Chelsea built after previous transfers involving Jorginho and Tiemoue Bakayoko and now want to sign Emerson on loan. [Corriere Dello Sport]

Arsenal after Inter outcast.

Christian Eriksen could return to the Premier League with Arsenal the one to make it happen.

The Danish playmaker has emerged on the radar of the north London side after falling out of favor under Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.

The Gunners, however, must first deal with the ‘Mesut Ozil problem’ and get the German international off their books before bringing in another midfielder.

Paris Saint-Germain could battle Arsenal in the signing of Eriksen, who is expected to quit Inter in January. [Gazzetta Dello Sport]

Kolasinac could rejoin Schalke.

Sead Kolasinac could seal a return to Schalke with the club keen on resigning the player.

The Bundesliga outfit are working on a loan deal for the 27-year-old Bosnian. Kolasinac spent six years at Schalke before joining Arsenal in 2017 and is now ‘desperate’ to move back. [Sky Sports]

Aarons on Man United radar.

Manchester United have set sights on Max Aarons as they seek to increase competition on the right side of the defense.

The Red Devils are considering a January bid for the English right-back after watching him ‘on several occasions’ this season.

Tottenham, Arsenal, and FC Barcelona were all interested in signing Aarons from Norwich over the summer. [Daily Express]

Barca make decision on Puig’s future.

FC Barcelona do not intend to send Riqui Puig out on loan when the transfer market reopens in January.

The Catalan giants instead, as Fabrizio Romano reports, plan to hand the midfielder a two-year contract extension until June 2023.

Puig’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the season. With five appearances and zero starts, it appears he is not rated highly by manager Ronald Koeman.