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Tottenham Shows interest in barca’s rakitic

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Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up the prospect of a potential move for Ivan Rakitic this summer.

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The Barcelona star enters the final year of his contract at the Nou Camp in June and the Spanish side are keen to recoup a transfer fee for him to help ease their financial concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Spurs are gaining traction above sides including Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan in the chase to land the talented Croatian midfielder.

Rakitic is entering the autumn of his career at 32-years-old and harbours desires to feature in the Premier League which the Spanish daily reports will satisfy his economic and sporting appetite above all other possible exits.

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However, Rakitic has also not ruled out staying at the Nou Camp despite being open to a move away.

Another possible destination for Rakitic appeared to be Arsenal due to his agent Arturo Canales having close ties with Arsenal football director Raul Sanllehi.

However, the Gunners’ lack of Champions League football and subsequent cost cutting measures in light of the coronavirus mean that a move to Tottenham’s bitter rivals looks unlikely at this stage.

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Such a deal for Rakitic heading to White Hart Lane could depend on the future of Tanguy Ndombele in north London.

Tottenham’s record £54million buy from Lyon last summer has struggled to adapt to the fitness levels required in the Premier League and has attracted Barcelona interest over a summer move.

Barca are unlikely to offer Spurs a full cash deal given their current financial state, and the option to offer players such as Nelson Semedo or Samuel Umtiti has already been muted.


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Bayern Munich,P.S.G and Juventus push for Ter Stegen’s Move

Targeted by Bayern Munich, Juventus & Paris saint-germain.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen is apparently a transfer target for Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

The Germany international is widely regarded as one of the very best goalkeepers in the world and he’s been vital to Barcelona’s success over the last five years, having arrived in a £10m move from Borussia Mönchengladbach.


Ter Stegen still has two and a half years left on his contract with Barcelona, but Mundo Deportivo claim that hasn’t stopped Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain from registering their interest in the goalkeeper.

Marc Andre Ter Stegen
The 27-year-old was linked with Bayern Munich before his move to Barcelona in 2014, but the club ultimately decided against signing ter Stegen as he would have spent a number of years as Manuel Neuer’s understudy.


As far as their apparent interest this time around is concerned, Neuer is still one of the top goalkeepers in European football and is rated very highly by the club’s top brass – although ter Stegen’s €100m asking price would make a deal almost impossible for Bayern Munich.

On top of that, Schalke 04 have already confirmed that goalkeeper Alexander Nübel will leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.

It doesn’t state what club Nübel will join, but it is expected to be Bayern Munich who get their hands on the promising shot-stopper.


For Italian champions Juventus, Mundo Deportivo claims that either Paulo Dybala or Adrien Rabiot – both former targets for Barcelona – could be used to sweeten a deal for ter Stegen.

Current first-team goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny only has 18 months left on his contract in Turing, while veteran Gianluigi Buffon will leave at the end of the season.


Gianluigi Buffon

Paris Saint-Germain aren’t quite as desperate for a new goalkeeper, but that hasn’t stopped their apparent interest in ter Stegen.

Keylor Navas has only recently joined the club from Real Madrid, while Thomas Tuchel’s side also signed Chelsea youngster Marci Bulka during the summer transfer window.


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