Barcelona Has Eyes on Ramsey Despite Ban
Barcelona are lining up over £50m raid for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, despite their transfer embargo.
The Catalans will have to wait until winter 2016 before they could sign a player, but are yet interested in signing their ninth player from Arsenal since 2000.
The Sun (subscription required) reports that the Spanish champions elect had scouts at old Trafford to watch the Welshman last week and will again continue to monitor the player when the Gunners take on Aston Villa at the FA Cup final a week tomorrow.
Liverpool Handed Mandzukic Transfer Boost
Atletico Madrid are already looking for a replacement for Mario Mandzukic and Liverpool are considered favorite to sign the Croatia international.
Atletico are keeping tabs on Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, according to reports by The Daily Star.
Brendan Rodgers is yet in the search for a striker following the club’s ideal on the forward line this season, which saw his forwards fail to live up to expectations.
Cavani Too Expensive for Juventus, Meaning Man United Could Now Pounce on Striker
Manchester United can now increase their interest in Edinson Cavani as Juventus director general Guiseppe Marotta has admitted the Paris St-Germain striker would be too expensive.
Cavani has in recent time been linked with a move away from PSG to Man United and Louis van Gaal has now been handed a leverage in his pursuit of the former Napoli forward.
Man United Can Now Keep De Gea as Real Madrid Switch Attention to Leverkusen’s Leno
Real Madrid have now contacted Bayer Leverkusen for their goalkeeper Bernd Leno, a move expected to quell their reported interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Marca reports.
Real have scouted the German on several times this season and have held talks with his representatives about a summer move.
The 23-year-old has a €23m (£16.3m) buyout clause in his contract and Bernabeu officials see him as a more realistic target than De Gea.
Tottenham to Decide Adebayor’s Fate Next Week
The Sun (subscription required) reports that Tottenham Hotspur will sit down next week to decide whether Emmanuel Adebayor has a role to play in the club’s immediate future.
Adebayor was granted a commpationate leave two days ago to attend to family issues back in his Togolese hometown.
The striker will therefore not be available for Spurs’ final game of the season at Everton. He will also miss the club’s tour of the Far East.
Adebayor published the latest in a series of lengthy Facebook posts this week in which he revealed he had contemplated suicide because of a family feud.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “This is a different problem. One problem is his private life, the other is the sports side and always we need to take a decision for the future of the club.
“No decision has been made about that yet. We need to take a decision next week.
“I don’t know when we might see him. We are very focused on Sunday and he is focused on sorting his problem.
“We have the chance to finish fifth and we need to put our energy into the match against Everton.”
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