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Reports: De ligt prefers a move to Bayern over Chelsea

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Reports: De ligt prefers a move to Bayern over Chelsea

According to German publication Kicker, Bayern Munich are keen on Matthijs de Ligt and the interest is mutual .

They report that while Chelsea are likewise in the competition to sign the centre back, De Ligt favors a transfer to Bayern right now.

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Bayern enjoy a benefit over Chelsea as they have kept in touch with De Ligt in spite of his transfer to Juventus in 2019. Bayern were keen on the centre back at the time as well yet he decided to go to Serie A.

Additionally, De Ligt would get the opportunity to rejoin with former teammates Noussair Mazraoui and Ryan Gravenberch, who are represented by a similar agent as he is.

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Bayern could likewise involve Juventus interest in Benjamin Pavard as an answer for move beyond the detailed €80m expense.

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Aubameyang clear the air concerning his future at Barcelona

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Aubameyang clear the air concerning his future at Barcelona amid Chelsea interest

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has clarified that he needs to remain at Barcelona this summer, as indicated by reports.

The 33-year-old has been intensely connected with a move to Chelsea with Thomas Tuchel quick to reinforce his forward line before the transfer window closes on September 1.

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Aubameyang has been referenced as a potential target, after he scored 68 Premier League goals for Arsenal in his four-year spell at the Emirates Stadium.

According to Toni Juanmartí, Barcelona have rejected a €14million bid from Chelsea for the experienced forward. The Catalan giants want €20m for the Gabon international, who only joined the club in January on a free transfer after Arsenal terminated his contract.

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However, it is understood Aubameyang does not want to leave Barcelona and is keen to fight for his place following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. Mundo Deportivo report that Aubameyang is happy in Catalonia and does not see his long-term future away from the club.

This is despite reportedly being told that he will have a ‘secondary’ role at Barcelona this season, with Lewandowski, Raphinha, Ousmane Dembele and Ferran Torres all ahead of him in the pecking order. Chelsea are prepared to make him their main man up front after Romelu Lukaku re-joined Inter Milan on loan.

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Barcelona are keen to sell Aubameyang as they see it as a way to free up funds to finance the proposed signing of Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. Xavi Hernandez considers the Portuguese international as a priority and believes he would give his squad an even greater leap in quality.

Source: Mirror

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Man Utd reach all agreement on personal conditions for Adrien Rabiot

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Man Utd reach all agreement on personal conditions for Adrien Rabiot
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As per RMC Sport writer Sacha Tavolieri, a level two source, Manchester United have agreed with Veronique Rabiot based on personal conditions for her son Adrien.

United have previously settled on an exchange with Juventus and were just trusting that Rabiot will green-light the arrangement.

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The 27-year-old was reportedly demanding a pay rise, a regular place in the starting XI and a signing-on bonus to move to Old Trafford. It’s unclear if United have agreed to all those demands.

Director of Football John Murtough flew to Italy on Friday to meet with Veronique and Adrien. It looks like the meeting was successful after all.

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Rabiot is expected to sign a contract till 2026 and will be in Manchester next week to complete his medical.

Source: Sacha Tavolieri @ Twitter | Tribuna

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Palace on chance to get Gallagher on loan if Chelsea hijacks De Jong from Man Utd

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Palace on chance to get Gallagher on loan if Chelsea hijacks De Jong from Man Utd

Crystal Palace hold out until near the end of the transfer window to see if they can pick up a bonus loan.

The inclination at the South London club is that there could be various exciting players accessible to acquire by then as the greater boys complete their own summer business.

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Conor Gallagher, for instance, is one Palace have their eye on should his game time be further impacted at Chelsea if Frenkie de Jong arrives from Barcelona.

England midfielder Gallagher, 22, shone on loan at Selhurst Park last season, netting eight goals and grabbing three assists in the Premier League.

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It is believed Eagles chief Patrick Vieira would be interested in borrowing him again should the chance arise.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another Chelsea player and former Palace loanee who may be of interest if the Blues are willing to farm him out.

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