Transfers

Transfer Rumours 01/03: Laporta Want Arteta to Replace Koeman, Real Madrid Want Salah, Eric Garcia to Move to Barca

By Amreen
Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool's Mohamed Salah
Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool's Mohamed Salah / Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images
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The winter transfer window is shut, but transfer rumours are still making the rounds ahead of the summer. The dates for the summer transfer window have not been announced yet, but with the Premier League slated to finish on Sunday, May 23, the transfer window is most likely to reopen on Monday, June 1.

Top clubs across Europe are still looking to boost their squad ahead of the new season, and clear out their wage bill as well. With that in mind, here's a look at the latest transfer rumours from around the world.



Laporta wants Arteta to replace Koeman

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta reportedly wants Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to replace Ronald Koeman at Camp Nou, according to RAC1.

Laporta has given the Dutchman his full backing this season, but the report claims that if he decides to leave the LaLiga giants, Arteta is one of the top names on the potential managerial shortlist. It has been a rough ride for the north London side this term, but Arteta has been repeatedly praised for the way he has looked to change the club's culture.


Liverpool to make move for De Paul

Liverpool are reportedly lining up a £26 million move for Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, according to Tutto Udinese.
The report claims that the figure is below Udinese's asking price, but Liverpool are leading the race to sign the talented Argentine. A number of other unnamed clubs are also interested in De Paul.


Real Madrid want Salah

Real Madrid reportedly want to sign Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, but would struggle to afford a deal for the Egyptian, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
The forward still has two years remaining on his current deal at Anfield, but has opened the door to an exit earlier this season, and expressed his admiration towards the Blancos and Barcelona when discussing his future.


Barcelona could sell Griezmann

Barcelona could reportedly be set to part ways with Antoine Griezmann in the summer for just £50million, according to a report from OKDiario.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the Frenchman in the past, and are reportedly still keeping an eye on his situation at Camp Nou.


Eric Garcia to move to Barca

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Eric Garcia will be playing for Barcelona next season. Garcia is expected to return to the Camp Nou on a free transfer, and the Manchester City boss was full of praise for his departing center-back.
“Eric Garcia is like a son," Guardiola said. He was a guy last season that after lockdown was our best central defender. He never made a mistake and played in the quarter-final of the Champions League. He’s going to play in Barcelona and that is not an average player - he is a top player. He was not selected in the last two games and it broke my heart. That is why it is difficult for all the managers when you have a squad. You cannot imagine what it means.”

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