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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal in talks for Tierney alternative

Tuesday's transfer rumors - Arsenal in talks for Tierney alternative
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Arsenal in talks for Tavares as Tierney understudy

The Gunners are in transfer talks with Benfica for Nuno Tavares as a potential back-up for Kieran Tierney.

A fee of around £7 million is reportedly under discussion between Arsenal and Benfica. Talks for Tavares are progressing between the clubs, although nothing is set in stone just yet. The 21-year-old full-back, who made 19 appearances last season, has struck interest from other European sides. [Goal]

Ramos has offers from three clubs

Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich have all reportedly made transfer offers to Sergio Ramos.

The former Real Madrid captain will officially become a free agent on Wednesday. He is currently considering the ‘pros and cons of each option’, especially in regards to how it affects his family. [ESPN]

Tottenham can’t extend Bale’s loan deal

Gareth Bale is all but set to return to Real Madrid as Tottenham don’t have an option to extend his loan deal for a second season.

The 31-year-old’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has confirmed Spurs have no such option on Bale. He also reiterated that his client remains under contract with Real Madrid for another 12 months. [Evening Standard]

Arsenal reject another Smith Rowe bid from Villa

Aston Villa have seen a second transfer bid for Emile Smith Rowe of around £30 million rejected.

After seeing an initial offer of around £25m come to nothing, Dean Smith’s side returned with an improved offer. Arsenal, though, have no interest in selling Smith Rowe whatsoever. In fact, the Gunners are in talks with the midfielder over a new long-term contract. [Sky Sports]

Brandt to stay at Dortmund

Despite alleged interest from Lazio and AS Roma, Julian Brandt appears set to stay at Borussia Dortmund.

The German club’s new manager, Marco Rose, likes Brandt’s style of play and seems keen to keep him for next season. The midfielder is also on board with the idea of continuing at Signal Iduna Park for another campaign. [Patrick Berger – SPORT1]

Could Sanches join Arsenal?

The Gunners have reportedly asked Lille to keep them in the loop regarding any transfer developments over Renato Sanches.

The 23-year-old has rebuilt his career in France and allegedly feels he has ‘unfinished business’ in the Premier League following a disappointing loan stint with Swansea City three years ago. Arsenal have enquired over his situation and price tag to Lille. [90min]