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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Ten Hag to complete Man Utd midfield by signing African star

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Ten Hag to complete Man Utd midfield by signing African star

Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie is a potential summer transfer target for Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag wishes to prop up his midfield line. The manager feels Kessie would fit the bill. However, with the 26-year-old Ivorian’s future in doubt, interest is high. Chelsea, Tottenham, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Napoli are also keen. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Messi to receive Ronaldo-like offer from Saudi Arabia

Al Hilal plan to offer Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi a deal worth €220 million a year.

The 35-year-old Argentina international is out of contract in the summer. Talks over a new PSG deal remain ongoing. Al Hilal hope to tempt Messi over to Saudi Arabia by offering similar pay to what Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys at Al Nassr. [Marca – in Spanish]

Man Utd prefer Victor Osimhen over Randal Kolo Muani

Gundogan & Xavi discuss Barcelona transfer

FC Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has spoken to Ilkay Gundogan about a summer transfer.

The 32-year-old midfielder’s deal at Manchester City runs out in the summer. He appears to be high up on Barcelona’s list of targets and may even accept a pay cut to join the LaLiga club. [AS – in Spanish]

Chelsea open to selling Loftus-Cheek

The Blues are open to selling Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old midfielder is out of contract in June 2024. He has featured in 18 of Chelsea’s 26 Premier League games this season, starting 16 times. Five unnamed English teams hold a ‘strong interest’, as do Italian clubs AC Milan and AS Roma. [Football Insider]

Marquinhos closes in on a new PSG deal

Newcastle to step up Mount interest

Newcastle United are ready to up their efforts to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.

The 24-year-old England international hasn’t agreed on a new contract with Chelsea. His current deal runs until June 2024. With talks failing to progress, Newcastle hope to swoop in and sign Mount in a cut-price deal. [Football Insider]