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Man City hijack the deal for Barcelona's no.1 transfer target, Man Utd closing in on first summer signing and more: Transfer round-up, May 17, 2018

Sumedh Pande
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Hello people! Welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With the season now entering its final month, top clubs are keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets. 

And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. After scorching through papers and sources from all over Europe, we have managed to find transfer stories that made headlines on May 17, 2018:

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Manchester City enter Antoine Griezmann race 

In an astonishing turn of events, Manchester City have reportedly entered the market for Antoine Griezmann. Don Balon claims that Pep Guardiola is looking at Griezmann to lead City's attack next season alongside Gabriel Jesus. 

This may prove to be a huge disaster for FC Barcelona who were front-runners until now to sign the striker and for Sergio Aguero who now might be sold. City are ready to pay Griezmann's €100 million release clause in one go. 

Clement Lenglet on his way to FC Barcelona 

According to Mundo Deportivo, Sevilla's Clement Lenglet and FC Barcelona have agreed to personal terms for a transfer this summer. It is reported that Barcelona are ready to activate the French defender's €30 million release clause and will offer him a five-year deal.

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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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