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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Man City patient in Messi pursuit

Ibrahima Konate of RB Leipzig, Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Aaron Ramsey of Juventus
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Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and more.

Arsenal after a new left-back.

Arsenal are looking to make an addition to their squad in the summer in the shape of a new left-back.

Cedric Soares has been operating at left-back lately, and the Gunners seek to provide cover for Kieran Tierney who is currently out injured. [The Athletic]

Man Utd target Leipzig defender.

RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has emerged as a top summer transfer target for Manchester United.

The 21-year-old Frenchman, who has a contract with the Bundesliga club until 2023, is viewed by the Red Devils, who are in search of a top-quality partner for Harry Maguire, as an alternative to Bayern Munich-linked Dayot Upamecano.

The Red Devils, however, will have to fight off competition from Liverpool and Chelsea for the signing of Konate. [The Independent]

Pato approached by MLS side.

Orlando City has made an attempt to sign striker Alexandre Pato, who is currently a free agent.

The former AC Milan, Chelsea, Villarreal, and Sao Paulo man is currently examining the offer made by the MLS outfit with his family. [Superdeportivo]

Man City still interested in Messi.

Manchester City have decided to wait until March or April to make a new approach for Lionel Messi.

Paris Saint-Germain is also being touted as the next destination for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, but the constant noise coming out of the club has irked FC Barcelona.

Messi is out of contract at the end of the season, and the Sky Blues will bide their time before enquiring about his situation amid growing uncertainty about the superstar’s future. [ESPN]

Fekir keen on joining Bundesliga.

Nabil Fekir is open to parting ways with Real Betis when the transfer market reopens.

The attacking midfielder desires to make a move to Bundesliga. However, his wage demands could prove a stumbling block as he wants a salary in the range of €6 million. [Estadio Deportivo]

Ramsey linked with Premier League return.

Tottenham are understood to be interested in bringing back Aaron Ramsey to the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho wants to bolster his midfield, and Tottenham could launch an €18 million bid for the former Arsenal man in the summer market.

Ramsey, tied to Juventus through to June 2023, has struggled to become a regular in the starting XI for the Serie A champions. [TodoFichajes]