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Arsenal looking to steal a move for Luis Enrique, Manchester City enter Marco Asensio race, and more: Transfer round-up, 12 February 2018

Sumedh Pande
11.12K   //    12 Feb 2018, 21:56 IST

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Who will Luis Enrique replace in London?

Though the January market is now closed, it has not stopped the clubs from looking at potential summer recruitments. 

And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. On that note, let's take a look at all the top transfer news that made headlines on 12 February 2018: 

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Luis Enrique reportedly wants a Premier League challenge

Arsenal looking to hijack a move for Luis Enrique 

The Sun understands that Luis Enrique has decided on managing a side in the Premier League this season and is looking for top clubs to approach him. He is reportedly Chelsea's top choice to replace Antonio Conte at the helm. 

But the English tabloid reports that Arsenal are also keen on landing the former Barcelona boss if Arsene Wenger does step down at the end of the season. PSG are also linked with Enrique but it is believed that the Champions League winning manager has set his sights on testing himself in the Premier League. 

Toby Alderweireld's Tottenham future in doubt 

Despite playing the full 90 minutes against Newport, Toby Alderweireld is reportedly left out of the Spurs squad that will travel to face Juventus on Tuesday. The Telegraph reports that this snub has put the central defender's future in doubt with his contract talks already proving to be a headache for the club. 

Alderweireld has a deal with Spurs until 2020 but has a release clause of £25 million for the summer of 2019. If the player decides against signing a new deal then Spurs will have to sell him at a better price this summer. Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Chelsea are linked with him. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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