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Arsenal set sights on Barcelona star, Man United battle with Madrid for Brazil star - Football rumours from the media

Denis Suarez is the subject of transfer speculation.

Barcelona’s Denis Suarez has been linked with a move (Mike Egerton/PA)
Barcelona’s Denis Suarez has been linked with a move (Mike Egerton/PA)

Barcelona are determined not to sell Denis Suarez to Arsenal this month, the Daily Mirror reports. The paper says the Gunners have approached the 25-year-old’s representatives about a £20million deal, but the Spanish giants are making it clear they do not want to lose him just yet.

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Manchester United are reportedly prepared to pay Kostas Manolas‘ £32million release clause as they look to bolster their defence. The Metro says reports in Italy suggest the club are in talks to sign the the 27-year-old centre-back from Roma.

Could Roma’s Kostas Manolas, left, be heading to Manchester United? (Martin Rickett/PA)

Arsenal’s pursuit of Roma star Cengiz Under appears dead in the water, according to the Daily Star. The Gunners failed with an initial £35million bid and are unlikely to return with a higher offer for the £45million-rated player, the paper says.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have been linked with a big-money move for James Rodriguez, the Daily Mirror reports. The paper says speculation is mounting that the Premier League club have had a £63million offer accepted for the Colombian, who is on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid.

Manchester United are said to be battling Real Madrid to sign Brazil right-back Eder Militao. The Porto player has impressed this season and has also attracted the attention of Liverpool, The Sun says. The 20-year-old has a £42.5million release clause in the contract he signed only last summer, the paper adds.

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Edinson Cavani: Chelsea are reportedly lining up a £50million bid for the Paris Saint-Germain player. The Daily Express says Maurizio Sarri is keen on the Uruguayan to help them solve their goal-scoring problems.

Antonio Candreva: West Ham have reignited their interest in the Inter Milan winger, according to reports. The Hammers were linked with a move for the Italian international last summer, and reports in Italy suggest Manuel Pellegrini could go back in for him, The Sun says.

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