Transfer Talk: Barca identifies Iniesta replacement, United hits brick wall in defender's pursuit

Transfer Talk: Barca identifies Iniesta replacement, United hits brick wall in defender's pursuit

17 Jun 2018, 12:20

Barcelona is deep in the market looking for a replacement of departed legend Andreas Iniesta. So who is their latest target? Here are a recap transfer rumors across Europe.

Jack Wilshere is set to leave Arsenal after failing to agree on a long-term contract with Unai Emery's side. Juve is said to keeping a close eye on the Wilshere- Arsenal contract saga. Liverpool is also staying attentive in order to see if they can poach the midfielder from Emirates.

Although Leonel Messi is in Russia leading Argentina in search of their third global glory, reports in Spain claim the maestro has told Barcelona to Mo Salah. This comes after their long-time target Antoine Griezmann extended his stay at Atletico Madrid.

Still, Barca matters, Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has been Identified as a replacement for Andreas Iniesta who left the club at the end of last season. Reports in Germany have alleged that the playmaker is happy at Etihad but a move to La Liga champions is too tempting. Gundogan, 27, joined City from Borussia Dortmund for £20million in 2016.

Manchester United seem unlucky in their pursuit of a center back, for now, that is.  Thier bid of £60million for Milan Skriniar has been turned down by Inter Milan. City, Barca, and Liverpool are keeping tabs on the 23 three-year-old Slovakian defender. And again, United's offer has been rejected.

Manchester United and Juventus are reportedly locked in transfer talks involving five players. The English side has been linked with  Sami Khedira, MarioMandzukic, and Alex Sandro, while Juve is keen on Matteo Darmian and Anthony Martial. Paul Pogba refused to comment on the rumors linking him with a move back to Turin.

With Anthony Martial unsettled at Old Trafford, his club has slapped an asking price of  £75m for the 22-year-old. The amount is believed to keep off any club that might be interested in the Frenchman's services. Tottenham Hotspurs, Real Madrid, and PSG have all been enquiring whether the winger will be available this summer. But that amount though, seems too huge top ask for.


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