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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Man United’s hopes of landing £60m striker rest on one condition

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Man United’s hopes of landing £60m striker rest on one condition

The Red Devils hope to sign Benfica’s £60m-rated ($79m/€71m) striker Darwin Nunez in the summer transfer window.

Their chances of pulling off a deal, however, rest on qualifying for the Champions League next season. Manchester United currently sit four points outside the top four in the Premier League table.

A move to Spain, where Atletico Madrid have a long-standing interest, is the most probable option for Nunez at the moment. [Telegraph – subscription needed]

Kante rejected PSG approach

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante turned down an approach from Paris Saint-Germain in January.

The Ligue 1 giants wanted to sign Kante for next season, but the 31-year-old is happy at Chelsea. He has no plans to leave London unless the club want him to. [Le Parisien – in French]

PSV confirm Ruud van Nistelrooy on three-year deal

Dembele could stay at Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele remaining at Barcelona is back on the cards.

The 24-year-old Frenchman was set to leave Camp Nou at the end of his contract this summer. A revival under Xavi, however, has changed the tide. Barcelona plan to begin renewed talks over a new deal. [Marca]

Arsenal aiming to keep Lacazette

The Gunners could offer Alexandre Lacazette a new one-year deal at the end of the season.

The 30-year-old striker’s contract expires in the summer. Former club Lyon and Barcelona are interested in signing him on a free transfer. Staying in north London isn’t off the table, though. [L’Equipe – in French]

Bruno Fernandes’ new five-year Manchester United contract done

Neymar wants to stay at PSG

Contrary to speculation suggesting otherwise, Neymar is happy and wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.

The 30-year-old forward is under contract in the French capital until June 2025. A transfer to another club is unlikely, because of his salary demands. Therefore, he could run out the rest of his contract. [Goal]

Liverpool beat Real Madrid to Fulham sensation

The Reds have beaten Real Madrid to the signature of Fulham midfielder Fabio Carvalho.

The 19-year-old Portuguese has been on both clubs’ radars for much of this season. It looks like Liverpool have swooped in for his services, though, after almost doing a transfer deal in January. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Barcelona keeping tabs on Robert Lewandowski

Martial for Kane?

Manchester United could use Anthony Martial as a makeweight in a deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

The Red Devils want to sign a striker ahead of the summer transfer window. Kane is one option under consideration. Tottenham rate the 28-year-old England captain at over £100 million ($131m/€118m), although United hope to knock this price down by using Martial.

Spurs have enquired about Martial, who is on loan at Spanish club Sevilla, in the past. [ESPN]