Barcelona put Chelsea ace on five-man transfer shortlist, Man United make Paul Pogba contract decision and more


Barcelona put Tammy Abraham on five-man transfer shortlist

Barcelona put Chelsea ace on five-man transfer shortlist
He has scored 15 and assisted six goals in 34 appearances so far this season

The Catalan giants have reportedly prepared a transfer shortlist of targets they’d try to sign if their pursuit of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez leads to nothing.

Barcelona have put Chelsea star Tammy Abraham on the five-man transfer shortlist of targets they’d pursue if they fail to sign Lautaro Martinez in the summer transfer window.

Mundo Deportivo claims that the priority of Barca remains Martinez, but they remain unwilling to meet Inter Milan’s €97m valuation of the Argentine striker.

As a result, they have identified five strikers including Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner, Alexander Isak, Victor Osimhen and Jonathan David as a potential Plan B to the 22-year-old.

That the Camp Nou side might pursue their prized asset might be worrying for Chelsea for whom the England international has scored 15 and assisted six goals in 34 appearances so far this season.

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Man United make Paul Pogba transfer decision

Paul Pogba transfer latest in today's Man United news

With rumors relating to Pogba linking the French World Cup winner to a summer exit to Real Madrid, Man United have made a transfer decision regarding the midfielder’s future.

The Red Devils have reportedly opted against activating a 12-month extension clause in the 27-year-old’s current contract with the club.

That means that should Pogba refuses to sign another contract, he’ll be entering into the final year of his ongoing deal with the Old Trafford giants in the summer.

Daily Star reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t take the risk of the midfielder leave on a free in more than a year’s time and the club would look to offload him in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Provided that indeed turns out to be the case, it might ignite a transfer battle between Juventus and Real Madrid as both sides are reportedly interested in acquiring the midfielder’s services.

Napoli contact Barca for Samuel Umtiti

According to Sport, the Serie A giants have inquired the Camp Nou outfit over the availability of the France international as they look to secure a potential replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly.

After being the heart of Napoli’s defense for years, the Senegal international might leave in search for more silverware with Premier League giants Man United touted as his next potential destination.

His potential departure from the club has reportedly convinced Napoli to search for a replacement, and they have identified the 26-year-old Umtiti as his successor.

Umtiti joined the Catalan giants in 2016 and has gone on to make 114 appearances for the club. His four-year spell at the Camp Nou has been marked with injuries, though, with the France international making only 31 appearances in the last season-and-a-half for his side.

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