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Transfer news and football gossip: Barcelona swap deal close, Arsenal’s huge offer for Chelsea ace Willian, T –

June 28, 2020
0 COMMENTS rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Barcelona star Arthur is close to finalising a £72.5million move to Juventus with Miralem Pjanic heading the other way. Both players have been regular starters at their respective clubs this season. Pjanic has been a long-term target for Barcelona, while Arthur is one of the game’s most promising midfielders. Personal terms with Arthur are almost agreed, with the Brazil international set to earn £4.5m-per-year in Turin.(Sky Sports)

Juventus have enquired about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s availability at Arsenal. The Gunners captain is in demand after scoring 61 goals in 100 appearances in north London. He is yet to commit his long-term future to Arsenal with just one year left on his contract. And Aubameyang could be persuaded to join Juventus to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo if Arsenal fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Mikel Arteta’s side are 11 points off fourth-placed Chelsea with seven games to go.(FULL STORY)

Bayern Munich will not join the race to sign Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham. The 16-year-old is being chased by Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund after impressing in the Championship this season. The midfielder has four goals and two assists to his name in 34 appearances for the Blues. Dortmund are believed to be the current favourites to sign the English wonderkid.(Sun)

Bellingham turns 17 next week and is regarded as one of England’s finest young players

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Bellingham turns 17 next week and is regarded as one of England’s finest young players

Wolves star Adama Traore ‘could demand a first-team place’ at Liverpool or Man City, says former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Molineux, scoring six goals and registering nine assists. It has seen him linked with the Premier League’s biggest clubs. But Wolves could demand in the region of £70m for Traore, who arrived for just £18m from Middlesbrough in 2018.(FULL STORY)

Arsenal were preparing to offer Willian a £250,000-a-week deal before the coronavirus pandemic hit the Premier League. The virus forced the UK football authorities to suspend top-flight matches for three months, with clubs affected financially. Willian, who will be a free agent once the current extended season ends, is reportedly being chased by Arsenal and Tottenham. The 31-year-old wants a new three-year deal at Chelsea, but, as it stands, Blues chiefs are only willing to offer him a two-year extension.(Mirror)

Willian has won two Premier League titles with Chelsea

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Willian has won two Premier League titles with Chelsea

Tottenham were chasing Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier before he joined Borussia Dortmund earlier this week. The Belgium international has signed for the German giants on a free transfer, penning a four-year deal. Serge Aurier is Tottenham’s only senior right-back at the moment, with Japhet Tanganga sidelined with a back injury and Kyle Walker-Peters on loan at Southampton.(Mirror)

Pedro will join Roma when his Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season. The Spaniard, who has been at Stamford Bridge since 2015, signed a short-term contract extension to complete the current campaign in west London. However, he has also agreed a two-year deal, with the option of a third year, with Roma. Pedro has struggled to hold down a regular starting place in Frank Lampard’s side this term.(Sky Sports)

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