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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal advance Kluivert talks

Sandro Tonali of Brescia, Justin Kluivert of AS Roma, Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona
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All the transfer rumors from around the footballing world, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and much more.

Liverpool plan massive clearance.

Liverpool are looking to go after Wolves’ Adama Traore and Ruben Neves this summer. The duo is expected to cost in the range of €120 million and Liverpool are preparing to offload six of their players in order to amass the funds.

Of those expected to leave Anfield are Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi, Dejan Lovren, Marko Grujic, and Adam Lallana. [The Sun]

Tonali ready to take career forward.

An exceptional breakthrough season with Brescia has seen Sandro Tonali become a subject of interest for European powerhouses. Tonali is aware of his demand and is reportedly ready to join ‘a big club’ this summer, says Federico Balzaretti.

Juventus, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and FC Barcelona are among a few clubs linked with the signing of the 20-year old. [Goal]

Arsenal step up Kluivert interest.

Talks between Arsenal and AS Roma over a potential transfer of Justin Kluivert have intensified in recent weeks. The Gunners are hopeful of signing the 21-year old winger and are willing to offer him double his current wages.

The Italian outfits value their academy graduate at around €40 million. And they are adamant about getting at least half that price even if they get Henrikh Mkhitaryan in return. [Calcio Mercato]

Messi set to commit with Barca.

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is preparing to pen down a new deal with the club. Expected to happen soon in the coming days, the two-year contract extension will see him pinned down to Camp Nou until 2023. However, the new contract will allow Messi the chance to terminate it if he decides to leave the club. No formal negotiations have begun yet but Barca are in constant talks with the Argentine’s agent. [Mundo Deportivo]

Inter put forward demands for Martinez.

Inter Milan won’t sell Lautaro Martinez to FC Barcelona unless they get €85 million in cash plus Junior Firpo. Barcelona, however, intent to go only as high as €65 million.

Barca are desperate to sign Martinez as they look to add firepower to their squad. Inter are well aware of the Catalans’ yearning for the striker and hence are unwilling to lower their demands. [Sport]