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Transfer Wrap: Barca interested in Pogba; Dortmund keen on Morata

FourFourTwo keeps you abreast with all the latest rumours and developments with the start of the summer transfer window.

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22 June

Barca interested in Pogba

Don Balon wrote that Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wants Manchester United’s Paul Pogba as the replacement for departed legend Andres Iniesta.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who is expected to cost €120 million, moved from Juventus to Old Trafford two years ago.

Besides the Frenchman, Valverde is also considering Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic or Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen as alternatives.

Dortmund keen on Morata

According to Talksport, Borussia Dortmund are keen to sign Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata to spearhead their attack.

The Spanish international striker, who cost £58 million, scored just 15 goals in total last season.

25-year-old Morata, who is the Blues’ club record signing, is expected to cost £45 million.

Juve lead Golovin chase

Tuttosport reported that Juventus are in the lead to sign CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin.

The Russian international, who has been in fine form at the World Cup, is the subject of a €20-million bid from the Serie A champions.

Besides Juve, Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona are all also interested in the 22-year-old midfielder.

Banega wants assurances before Arsenal move

According to the Mirror, Sevilla’s Ever Banega is almost ready to agree terms with Arsenal but for one thing.

The 29-year-old midfielder, who has worked with new Gunners’ boss Unai Emery at Valencia and Sevilla, wants clarification over his squad role and position before signing.

The Argentine international, who is expected to cost €12 million, is a two-time Europa League champion with the La Liga side.

PSG hope to land Lobotka

El Desmarque stated that Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Celta Vigo’s Stanislav Lobotka.

It is reported that Napoli and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the 23-year-old midfielder with the Serie A side tabling a €40-million bid.

The Slovak international, who can play in various positions in midfield, made 38 appearances for Celta last season.