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Football switch rumours: Marcus Rashford heading to Barcelona?


Football switch rumours: Marcus Rashford heading to Barcelona?


At the end, the games begin! Barcelona plays Manchester United in the Champions League next month, and the Spanish champions are already trying to get the psychological top hand. How else can we explain the whispers of Marcus Rashford heading to the Nou Camp for £100m this summertime? Fair play to Barça for forwarding questioning, too. There’s a chance they might face Liverpool in the semi-finals as nicely, which explains the tale about them going after one in all Jürgen Klopp’s stars. You can’t be too careful.

Anything to get beforehand? In his morning paper, Klopp might be gibbering damage while reading the one about Alberto Moreno to Barcelona. Busy instances at Barça, then. They also need Ajax’s Matthijs de Light and are equipped to dump Ivan Rakitic. The Croatian midfielder is a goal for Internazionale and United, who also track William Saliba, an 18-year-vintage defender at St Étienne. Arsenal and Juventus seek to trap Álex Grimaldo far away from Benfica. The left-returned won’t come cheap, probably why Arsenal is considering getting Mesut Özil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan off the salary bill.

Özil can come and write Mills if he likes. West Ham and Tottenham seek to signal Torino’s Soualiho Meïté for £17m. Athletics bowl or a real football stadium? Tough one! PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord need Arsenal’s Dan Crowley and Everton to like the look of Lille’s Portuguese forward Rafael Leão. Newcastle is interested in Hoffenheim’s Joe Linton. But the striker will cost £40m, so that’s that.

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