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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona eye Pjanic-Jorginho exchange

Jorginho - Chelsea, Pjanic - 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.

Arsenal target Lyon striker

Arsenal are interested in signing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, who is currently out on loan at Atletico Madrid.

Yet to find the back of the net since his loan move in January, Dembele has been unable to deliver up to the expectations at Atletico so far. As a result, Diego Simeone might not be too keen to sign him on a permanent basis.

A fee in the range of £25 million (€29m) would be required for the Gunners to land the 24-year-old Frenchman. [The Telegraph]

Two-way battle for Giroud

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is a subject of transfer interest for Inter Milan and Lazio, according to Calcio Mercato.

Inter’s interest in the World Cup winner is not new for they came close to signing last year. Their interest has been reignited but the Nerazzurri will have to fend off competition from a Serie A rival.

Giroud looks set to leave Stamford Bridge after this season with no news of a renewal despite his current contract expiring in June.

Aouar to Real Madrid?

Real Madrid are considering a swoop for Houssem Aouar, who was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal last summer.

Lyon are open to listening to offers around €30 million for the midfielder of whom Zinedine Zidane is a keen admirer.

“I have no doubt about this player, he is a great player. Maybe one day he could play for Madrid, ” Zidane said about Aouar last October. [Mundo Deportivo]

Pjanic no longer needed at Barca

Barcelona are ready to part ways with Miralem Pjanic, who arrived at the club only in the summer.

Sport claims the Catalan giants are looking to offer him to Chelsea in exchange for Jorginho, who is admired by the Barca hierarchy.

Jorhinho and Pjancic, however, have been in contrasting form this season and it is unlikely Chelsea could be persuaded into a swap deal.

Barcelona have another option for the out-of-favor Bosnian as Inter Milan is a possible next destination for him.

Milan considering Aurier swoop

Tottenham defender Serge Aurier is a transfer target for AC Milan, reports Calcio Mercato.

Stefano Pioli wants an “experienced player” as he looks to bolster his options on the right-hand side of the pitch, and the 28-year-old fits the profile.