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Manchester City and FC Barcelona set to battle it out for German superstar and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 17th October, 2017

Sumedh Pande
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Pep Guardiola looking to beat his former side to a signing

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest update on some of the major happenings in world football which may change the complexion of a few clubs. So let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on October 15, 2017: 


Manchester City and FC Barcelona eyeing Julian Weigl 

FC Barcelona are looking at Borussia Dortmund's Julian Weigl as a successor to Sergio Busquets. Weigl is one of the most highly rated players in his position and will command a huge transfer fee.

But AS reports that Barcelona are not the only club interested in the 22-year-old with former manager, Pep Guardiola also entering the race for Weigl. Manchester City are looking at Weigl as a long-term replacement for both Yaya Toure and Fernandinho with both the midfielders being out of contract next summer. 

It will be a direct battle between City and Barcelona for Weigl who is set to command a transfer fee of around €70 million. He currently has a contract with Dortmund until 2021. 

Bayern Munich enter Thomas Lemar race 

Kicker has claimed that Bayern Munich are the latest club to take an interest in AS Monaco's Thomas Lemar. The Frenchman was a transfer target for both Arsenal and Liverpool last summer and are expected to resume the negotiations for Lemar in the next transfer window.

But they will now face stiff competition from the Bavarians who are looking to sign Lemar at around €90 million as a direct replacement for the ageing Franck Ribery. 

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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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