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FC Barcelona and Arsenal looking to sign Manchester United forward and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 8th 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 8, 2017: 

Premier League 

FC Barcelona and Arsenal interested in Anthony Martial 

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial is in the news again! The Sun earlier in the day reported that Arsenal have identified Martial as the man to target after Alexis Sanchez leaves for greener pastures. And now, Mundo Deportivo has claimed that FC Barcelona are also keeping tabs on the Frenchman who has found it tough to start games for United this season. 

Barcelona have been impressed by Martial's performances from the bench but United still consider him a crucial part of their future and may play hardball in the negotiations. Sources believe that United will demand over £70 million for the 21 years old. 

Liverpool owners slap £1 billion price tag on the club 

After Amanda Staveley, who runs PCP Capital Partners, a company who has global assets worth £28 million, attended Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Newcastle United last week, speculations were rife about there being an interest in the club from the Middle East, an area where Staveley has close links.

Sunday Mirror report that Liverpool owners, the Fenway Sports Group has slapped a £1 billion price tag on the club for any party interested in buying stakes. FSG had bought Liverpool Football Club in 2010 for £300 million. 

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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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