Arsenal linked with Liverpool transfer target, Huddersfield set to sign Man Utd keeper and more news


With only one year remaining on his Bayern Munich contract, the 29-year-old Champions League winner is set to leave Allianz Arena this summer.

Arsenal are among a number of clubs that have enquired about the availability of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, reports Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old midfielder has only one year remaining on his Bayern Munich contract and the Champions League winners are willing to cash in on him during the ongoing transfer window. Various reports have claimed that Hansi Flick’s side value the Spanish midfielder at €30m.

Liverpool are also interested in Thiago but are reluctant to pay Bayern’s asking price for a player who has just one year remaining on his contract and will turn 30 next year. The Reds are also aware that they can wait and negotiate a free transfer with the Spaniard from January.

Thiago was the lynchpin of the Bayern squad that annihilated several sides on its way to claiming the club’s 6th UEFA Champions League title last week. His poise on the ball and the ability to pick his fellow teammates without a fault helped the Bavarian outfit impose their pressing game on their opponents.

Bayern want bidding war for midfielder Thiago Alcantara
The 29-year-old is linked with a move to Liverpool Image Copyright: imago images / north photo

Top News 2: Huddersfield set to sign Manchester United goalkeeper on loan

Huddersfield set to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira on loan
The 24-year-old spent the last season on loan at Hearts (Image Copyright: imago images / ZUMA Press / xScottxHassex)
Following the return of Dean Henderson from his successful loan spell at Sheffield United, the 24-year-old has fallen further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Huddersfield Town are interested in signing Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira on loan for the 2020/21 season, as per The Sun [via Evening Standard].

The Championship side, which was relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2018/19 campaign, need two new goalkeepers to propel their push for promotion to the English top-flight.

Pereira fits the bill for Huddersfield having shown his mettle while being on loan for Scottish side Hearts last season. The 24-year-old has since returned to Old Trafford where the pedigree of the two goalkeepers above him in the pecking order might make it difficult for the Portuguese to get more game time.

David de Gea remains the undisputed number one choice for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite an error-strewn 2019/20 campaign. Dean Henderson, who recently returned from his loan at Sheffield United, is expected to be the Spaniard’s deputy going into next season.

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Top News 3: Aubameyang close to signing new Arsenal contract

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes Arsenal request
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The 31-year-old Gabonese international was the Player of the Season for the Gunners last term as his goals played a big part in Mikel Arteta’s side qualifying for the Europa League.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is close to signing a new three-year contract with Arsenal, as per Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

The journalist further claimed that both the parties are currently finalizing the terms of the new deal that will keep the 31-year-old striker at the Emirates until 2023.

Aubameyang signing a new contract with the Gunners would be a massive coup on the part of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta who is currently in the midst of building an Arsenal squad that could compete for silverware for years to come.

The North London outfit have already brought in Chelsea striker Willian on a free transfer and they have also turned the loan stays of both Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari into permanent ones. It is also expected that Arsenal would complete the signing of Lille defender Gabriel in the coming days.

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