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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal submit opening bid for Aouar

Sterling - Man City, Auoar - Lyon, Umtiti - Barcelona
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Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and more.

Sterling open to leaving Man City

Raheem Sterling is open to leaving Manchester City amid interest from Real Madrid, reports The Athletic.

The English forward has been in the limelight lately due to his performances at Euro 2020 and has managed to catch the attention of the Spanish giants.

Pep Guardiola, however, wants the player to stay at the Etihad while he is also in line for a contract extension.

Southampton keen on Man Utd full-back

Southampton are optimistic about securing the signature of Brandon Williams on a loan deal, claims The Athletic.

The Manchester United defender struggled for consistent minutes on the pitch last season, and he could be allowed for a temporary move away in search of regular game time.

Lazio working on two signings

Arsenal make move for Aouar

Arsenal have submitted an opening bid to Olympique Lyon for Houssem Aouar, according to Le10 Sport.

Discussion between the two clubs are understood to be “progressing well”, and the Ligue 1 side could be tempted to cash in on their star man should they receive an offer in the range of €20 million.

The 23-year-old has been a transfer target for Arsenal for a while now. Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, have also shown interest in him.

Premier League pair offered Umtiti

FC Barcelona have offered Samuel Umtiti to Arsenal and Manchester United, as per Daily Star.

Umtiti is refusing to rescind his contract with the Catalan giants, who cannot register new signings unless they get some of their players off the wage bill.

Barca, as a result, want to cash in on the French center-back or ship him out on loan so as to save €20million.

However, it appears both Arsenal and Man United are targeting other players this summer, with the former linked to Ben White and the latter to Raphael Varane.