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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona target cut-price deal for €100m-rated striker

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Barcelona target cut-price deal for €100m-rated striker

Villarreal star Gerard Moreno has emerged as Barcelona’s Plan B in the club’s transfer search for a new striker.

While Robert Lewandowski is Barca’s top target, a deal for the Bayern Munich frontman is difficult. Therefore, Moreno’s name has cropped up. The Spaniard is a proven talent in La Liga and has excelled in Europe, proving instrumental in Villarreal’s run to Europa League success in 2020/21.

Barcelona boss Xavi feels Moreno fits the bill, and while the 30-year-old has a €100 million release clause, Villarreal could accept a transfer fee of around €40 million instead.[Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Manchester City have denied rumors of a planned approach for Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka.

Saka has entered the final two years of his Arsenal contract, prompting speculation over his future. Liverpool have also been linked with the 20-year-old. [Mirror]

Renato Sanches agrees to personal terms with AC Milan

Tchouameni is set to join Real Madrid

Real Madrid have agreed to a deal worth €100 million euros with Monaco for 22-year-old French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

Read the full story here on Ace Football

Chelsea may subsidize Lukaku’s salary

The Blues could bankroll some of Romelu Lukaku’s wages to help the striker return to Inter Milan on loan for next season.

For a deal to go through, however, Lukaku must take a pay cut. Chelsea also need to bring in a new frontman to the fold. Manager Thomas Tuchel could give Armando Broja a chance to impress in the pre-season. The Albania international caught the eye following a spell on loan at Southampton. [The Evening Standard]

Saul Niguez to leave Chelsea

Di Maria-Juventus move could be off

Juventus are growing impatient with Angel Di Maria and have made it clear they won’t wait for long.

The 34-year-old winger will be available for a free transfer once his Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the month. Juventus want to sign him on a two-year contract. But Di Maria favors a 12-month deal instead, as he intends to return to his homeland, and is weighing up his options. [Calciomercato – in Italian]