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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Man United plot a move for Upamecano

Wednesday's transfer rumors - Man United plot a move for Upamecano
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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.

Man United to move for Upamecano next summer

RB Leipzig warded off interest in Dayot Upamecano by tying him down to a new long-term contract. The defender has a €42m release clause, which will become active next summer onwards.

Several clubs in Europe, including Arsenal and Liverpool, have been linked with moves this year. But Manchester United plan to steal a march in the race by making their move next summer. [Times]

3-way battle for Iceland teen star

Isak Bergmann Johannesson has made a name for himself at Swedish club IFK Norrkoping. In fact, Liverpool have sent scouts to monitor the 17-year-old midfielder’s progress, but they’re not the only ones interested either.

Fellow European giants Manchester United and Juventus are also monitoring the Iceland Under-21 international. [Aftonbladet – in Swedish]

Fati to Juventus?

Ansu Fati’s brilliant start to the season has offered Barcelona hope for a future that may not involve Lionel Messi. The 17-year-old has chipped in five goals and two assists in his six games in all competitions.

So it’s no surprise Juventus were interested in Fati and even tried to sign him over the summer. However, Barcelona firmly shut the door on any such deal. [Calcio Mercato – in Italian]

Barcelona name their Depay alternative

Ronald Koeman made Memphis Depay his top target upon becoming Barcelona manager and nearly got his man. Personal terms were agreed on, but the club’s financial restrictions pulled the plug on a deal. Therefore, he remains a Lyon player to this date.

Should the Blaugrana not get their man, PSV Eindhoven star Donyell Malen is next on their list. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

PSG & Juve to rival Arsenal for Aouar

A lack of creativity in the midfield has been cited as Arsenal’s biggest problem in recent matches. Therefore, Arsenal could revisit their interest in Houssem Aouar. They came close to a deal in the summer, only for the Lyon man to decide to stay put in France.

The Gunners’ window of opportunity may have passed them now, with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain set to rival them now. [The Sun].