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Friday’s transfer rumors – Liverpool closing in on Thiago

Jude Bellingham of Birmingham City, Thiago of Bayern Munich, Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen
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Dortmund deal Bellingham deal.

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly won the race to sign Birmingham City’s Jude Bellingham. BVB have agreed to pay around €22 million (£20m) for the highly-rated midfielder.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with his signing in the last few weeks. But it appears Bellingham will follow in the footsteps on Jadon Sancho and try and make a name for himself in Bundesliga. [Bild]

Liverpool close to signing Thiago.

Liverpool are in advanced negotiations with Bayern Munich over the transfer of Thiago Alcantara. However, there is still slight disagreement between the two parties regarding his valuation with Liverpool unwilling to match Bayern’s €35 million asking price.

Jurgen Klopp is believed to be an admirer of the midfielder ever since he was in-charge of Borussia Dortmund. [Sport]

Premier League clubs lining up for Bailey.

A quartet of Premier League clubs are keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Everton are all planning on sending scouts to watch him this weekend.

The 22-year-old winger is valued at around €65 million. However, due to the coronavirus crisis, he is expected to cost almost half of that value. Bailey too is keen on moving to England. [Sky Sports]

Sevilla show interest in Kepa.

Sevilla are planning on approaching Chelsea to discuss a potential season-long loan move for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea are also willing to send Kepa out but his €166,000-a-week (£150,000) wages could be a problem.

A string of poor performances by the goalkeeper has prompted Frank Lampard to lose faith in him. Lampard feels a year away from the club would help him regain his confidence. [The Sun]

Chelsea earmark Digne.

Chelsea are on the lookout for Everton’s Lucas Digne. Frank Lampard is keen on strengthening the left-back spot this summer. And his side will move for Digne should they fail to prise Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.

Everton, however, have no intention of parting ways with the France international. Being under no financial pressure to sell him, they will most likely resist Chelsea’s transfer attempts. [ESPN]

Manchester giants enquire about Griezmann.

Both Manchester United and Manchester City have contacted FC Barcelona over the availability of Antoine Griezmann this summer. [Mundo Deportivo]

Arriving at Camp Nou on a big-money move just this season, Griezmann has struggled to find his feet so far. It is reported that Barca hence want to cut their losses and are willing to offload him when the market opens.