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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona target £70m-rated Premier League star to replace Dembele

Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona
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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.

Barcelona target £70m-rated Premier League star to replace Dembele

Leeds United winger Raphinha is a reported transfer target for Barcelona.

The 25-year-old Brazilian is being lined up as a potential replacement for Ousmane Dembele.

Dembele, who is out of contract at the end of the summer, may leave the club on a free transfer to possibly Paris Saint-Germain. Therefore, Barcelona are looking at Raphinha in a bid worth £35 million (€42m). But Leeds will expect double that, leaving a final transfer fee at around £70 million (€84m) instead. [Daily Mail]

Juventus prepare a huge offer for Salah

The Bianconeri are preparing a huge financial package to tempt Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah into a transfer.

After another last-16 Champions League exit, Juventus want to strengthen their attack. Despite having already signed Dusan Vlahovic, they want Salah as well. The Egyptian’s future, of course, is up in the air amid a contract dispute with Liverpool. [La Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]

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Arsenal & Tottenham enter the race for Turkish winger

Arsenal and Tottenham are tracking Galatasaray winger Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Galatasaray, however, rate the 23-year-old Turkish star highly. They’ve already turned down a €15 million bid from Wolfsburg, preferring to wait for offers above €20 million instead.

Atletico Madrid and Lyon could also rival the Premier League sides for Akturkoglu, who has a contract with Galatasaray until June 2026. [Aksam – in Turkish]

Kessie completes Barcelona move

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie will join Barcelona on a free transfer this summer after accepting a four-year contract with the La Liga club.

Read the full story here on Ace Football

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Manchester United interview Ten Hag for manager’s job

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has interviewed for the Manchester United manager’s job.

The search for a new permanent manager gathers pace. United talked to Ten Hag, who is the bookies’ favorite, on Monday. Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique, and Julen Lopetegui are also candidates. [Daily Mail]

Dembele or Traore, what will Barcelona do?

In other Ousmane Dembele news, Barcelona may have to choose between the Frenchman and Adama Traore.

Traore, on loan from Wolves, can stay at Camp Nou on a permanent deal next season. Barcelona, however, would have to pay Wolves €30 million. Keeping Dembele instead would be a cheaper option, and the winger – whose contract ends in the summer – is open to the idea of staying if the offer is correct for him. [Marca]