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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal enter the race for in-demand 30 goal prodigy

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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 enter the race for in-demand 30 goal prodigy

The Gunners have taken a transfer interest in West Brom youngster Reyes Cleary.

The 17-year-old striker scored his 30th goal of the season on Monday to help West Brom’s U23 side eliminate QPR from the Premier League Cup.

West Brom have offered Cleary a professional contract, but the teenager is yet to sign. Arsenal have joined Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, RB Salzburg, Newcastle, Southampton, and Everton in staking an interest. [Daily Mail]

Andreas Christensen decides to join Barcelona

Newcastle enter the race for Rudiger

The Magpies are interested in signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

The 29-year-old German’s contract expires at the end of the season. He will, therefore, be available for a free transfer. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested in him. [Telegraph]

Haaland favors a move to Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland favors a summer transfer to Barcelona.

The rebuilding project at Camp Nou has enticed Haaland into joining the Blaugrana. He likes the young and improving squad, and also wants a chance to work under club legend Xavi Hernandez – who now coaches the team.

A deal for Haaland, however, will cost Barcelona around €250 million. This includes the transfer fee, commissions, and the player’s salary. [Sport – in Spanish]

Steven Gerrard wants Philippe Coutinho to stay at Aston Villa

British tycoon plans to make £2.5bn offer for Chelsea

British property developer Nick Candy hopes to submit a £2.5 billion bid to buy Chelsea by the end of the week.

The 49-year-old is a lifelong Blues supporter and is in talks with American investors about forming a consortium. He has plans to renovate the club’s stadium, Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s current owner Roman Abramovich has set a £3 billion price tag for the club. But given the Russian’s desire for a quick sale, Candy’s £2.5 billion bid ‘would be regarded as credible’. [Daily Mail]