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FC Barcelona scout Premier League duo worth £260 million and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 19th October, 2017

Sumedh Pande
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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 19, 2017: 

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FC Barcelona scout Premier League duo 

It is being reported by tabloids in Spain that FC Barcelona were scouting Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen during Tottenham Hotspur's 1-1 draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona's sporting director Robert Fernandez was in the director's box at Madrid and must be impressed by what he saw by the Spurs attackers. 

Signing the two won't be an easy task with the North London club valuing the duo at around £260 million. Eriksen is being seen as an alternative to Philippe Coutinho for the Catalans whereas Kane is being touted as a replacement for the under firing Luis Suarez. 

Karim Benzema happy at Real Madrid

According to the player's agent, Karim Djaziri, the French striker is happy with life at Real Madrid. Benzema has been linked with Arsenal amidst rumours of the Spanish giants looking for a new striker next summer. Squashing all the rumours, his agent told Sky Sports, "Karim Benzema is very happy at Real Madrid. He signed a contract extension last month and has absolutely no intention of leaving the club."

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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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