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Friday, March 6
- Manchester United will press on with their summer plans despite links to Harry Kane
- Barcelona have ended their interest in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Liverpool will go all out for Timo Werner with Divock Origi failing to impress
Olivier Giroud wants Chelsea stay
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is now determined to stay at Stamford Bridge after nearly leaving the club in January for Inter Milan.
When asked if he would like to stay at Chelsea, he exclaimed: “Yes. Yes. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Of course.
“There are a few months to go, games to win and maybe another trophy, and after, you know, I think I have two (or) three nice seasons in front of me.
“It’s not the time to talk about contracts and everything but I will take a decision when it comes.”
Man Utd stance on Harry Kane transfer
Manchester United reportedly have not made Harry Kane their top transfer priority after it was claimed the Tottenham star wanted to move to Old Trafford this summer.
According to Goal, United will be pushing full steam ahead to sign Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish instead of Kane.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to find a new midfielder who can slot in next to Bruno Fernandes, who made the £47million move from Sporting Lisbon in January.
Grealish will likely be available for a fee around £50m as Villa are facing relegation back to the Championship.
Goal claim Kane is excited by United’s rebuilding project and wants to be part of returning the club to their former heights.
Barcelona end Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang interest
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claims Barcelona have withdrawn their interest in Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Instead, the Catalan giants are expected to push forward in pursuit of Timo Werner – who Liverpool are attempting to take to Anfield.
“I don’t expect Aubameyang to sign for Barcelona in the summer, Barcelona don’t want him,” Balague told GentingBet.
“They were looking for Timo Werner, Aubameyang or Rodrigo in January but now, they need to go for a top number nine, a top midfielder, a top winger and a top centre-back and Aubameyang is not a candidate.
“Now, I think [Mikel] Arteta wants to convince him to stay on, there are going to be changes in the summer for Arsenal and he should be an important player for them.
“They cannot lose these kinds of players, so I think he’ll stay.”
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Liverpool determined to sign Timo Werner
Liverpool will press on with their attempts to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig this summer. That’s because the Reds are not convinced with the form Divock Origi has shown in what was seen as a defining season for the forward.
The Germany international has impressed this season, netting 27 goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions.
Liverpool are desperate to sign Werner in the summer because of concerns over Origi, according to The Athletic.
The Belgian has failed to impress this season following his exploits in big games at the tail-end of the last campaign which earned him a new contract at Anfield.
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And Jurgen Klopp also knows he will be without Mohamed Salah because of the Olympics and Sadio Mane due to his participation in the African Cup of Nations at various points next year.
Origi is not seen as a viable backup with Xherdan Shaqiri also expected to leave the Merseyside club this summer.
That means Liverpool will go all-out to complete the transfer of Werner at the end of the season.
The Reds need just four wins to secure their first Premier League title in 20 years.
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