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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Thiago on Liverpool radar

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal, Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich, Takefusa Kubo of RCD Mallorca
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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.

Juve join Aubameyang hunt.

Juventus are the latest club to start circling for Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Serie A side have made an inquiry about the availability of the striker at the end of this season.

Aubameyang, who is in the final year of his contract, has not yet shown any interest in extending his stay at Emirates. FC Barcelona and Inter Milan are also said to be closely monitoring his situation. [Le10Sport]

Liverpool weighing up Thiago move.

Liverpool have emerged as the leading candidates to secure the transfer of Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara. The Reds are preparing a bid worth close to €48 million for the midfielder.

It is understood that Thiago, who is out of contract at the end of next season, recently broke off contract negotiations with Bayern. This alerted Liverpool who are looking to add depth to their midfield. [Sport Bild]

PSG keen on signing Kubo.

Paris Saint-Germain are desperate to land Real Madrid’s Takefusa Kubo in the summer. PSG even made an offer for him only to see it get rejected by both the player and his parent club.

Additionally, ‘at least 29 clubs’ have their eyes on Kubo, who has had an impressive loan spell at Mallorca so far. Real Madrid, however, strictly do not intend to part ways with the Japanese international. [AS]

Arsenal after Sporting starlet Fernandes.

Arsenal have made contact with Sporting Lisbon over a potential transfer of Joelson Fernandes. The highly-talented 17-year old has generated much attention with his performances this season. FC Barcelona and RB Leipzig are also interested in signing the Portuguese wonderkid. [O Jogo via Daily Star]

Man City leading Koulibaly chase.

Manchester City are seemingly the most likely destination for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly this summer. Having shown defensive shortcoming this season, bringing in a center-back is a priority for the Sky Blues when the market opens.

Koulibaly’s future has been up in the air throughout the season. But the recent drop in his valuation, from north of €100 million to around €78 million, has made his exit more likely. [The Sun]