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Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 20th March 2017

A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.

Rumors 20 Mar 2017, 19:27 IST
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JANUARY 19:  Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona leaves the pitch after the warm up session prior to kick-off during the Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg match between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona at Anoeta stadium on January 19, 2017 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Andres Iniesta might leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season

Welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature FC Barcelona's shortlist to replace Andres Iniesta and much more. On that note, let's take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on March 20, 2017:

Barcelona shortlist three names to replace Andres Iniesta 

Iniesta is in the final few months of his current deal and has hinted that he won't renew his contract to stay at Camp Nou. Luis Enrique also recently made it clear that the Spaniard's future is in his own hands.

The club have identified three names to target if the legend decides to call it a day for his Barcelona career. Daily Mirror reports that Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool, Marco Verratti of Paris Saint-Germain and Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich are the names shortlisted by the club hierarchy to replace the midfield maestro, who is closing in on 700 appearances for Barcelona. 

Also Read: Barcelona sporting director talks about Andres Iniesta's future at the club

Chelsea target AS Monaco's midfield general 

MONACO - MARCH 15:  Tiemoue Bakayoko of Monaco wins posession from Fernandhino of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between AS Monaco and Manchester City FC at Stade Louis II on March 15, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
The 22-year-old has been stellar for AS Monaco

Tiemoue Bakayoko has been sensational for the French side this season and has reportedly attracted attention from a number of Premier League clubs. His brilliant run has been awarded with a first call-up to the senior French squad with the Mirror also reporting that Antonio Conte has earmarked him for the summer.

Bakayako also prefers a move to the champions-elect amidst interest from Arsenal and Manchester United as Chelsea see him as a long-term midfield partner for Ngolo Kante.

Also Read: Scout Report: Tiemoué Bakayoko - France's big hope in midfield

Tony Pulis makes a huge claim about Arsene Wenger's future

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 18:  Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal waves as he arrives prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on March 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Arsene Wenger might finally decide to stay with the Gunners

Amidst rumours of the Frenchman signing a new one-year deal at the club, West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has now revealed that Wenger told him that he will be staying at the Emirates for one more season. These claims might enrage the Wenger out brigade who have been vociferous in their demands to sack their manager. 

Pulis replied that he would be surprised if Wenger goes at the end of the season and also said that he is the best manager in the history of Arsenal football club.

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