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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea eye swoop for ex-Arsenal star as Raphinha 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.

Chelsea eye swoop for ex-Arsenal star as Raphinha alternative

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As Raphinha pushes for a transfer to Barcelona, Chelsea have turned their attention to finding an alternative for the Leeds United winger.

The player that interests the Blues is former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry. The 26-year-old German has one season left on his Bayern Munich contract. To sign him, Chelsea would have to pay around £34 million (€40m). [Telegraph]

Man Utd officials arrive in Barcelona for De Jong talks

Manchester United have stepped up their efforts to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

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Chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough are both in the Catalan capital. The pair hope to complete a deal with Barcelona for De Jong. Negotiations between the clubs will now enter a 10th week. [Manchester Evening News]

Barcelona ‘serious’ about 18-year-old Aston Villa prospect

Bayern make their first offer for De Ligt

Juventus have rejected Bayern Munich’s first offer for defender Matthijs de Ligt.

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Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic met his Juve counterpart Federico Cherubini in Turin on Monday. The transfer talks, however, reached an impasse. Juventus want at least €75 million plus add-ons for De Ligt. [Bild – in German]

Ten Hag insists Ronaldo is not for sale

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and is part of his plans for the upcoming season.

Read the full story here on Ace Football

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Andreas Pereira completes Fulham move

Man Utd hold talks for Bundesliga striker

Manchester United have held initial talks with Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic over a transfer to Old Trafford.

As Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club hangs in the balance, United are on the lookout for new attackers. Manager Erik ten Hag ideally wants to sign a versatile forward.

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Reports have also linked Kalajdzic with Bayern Munich as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski. [Sky Germany – in German]