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Transfer News and Rumours of the day: 18 November 2015

Ezequiel Lavezzi
PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has been linked with Barcelona
Modified 19 Nov 2015, 17:00 IST

Oscar’s situation at Chelsea is being closely monitored by Football clubs around the world are keeping a close tab on their respective transfer targets as we fast-approach the opening of January transfer window. The clubs are steadily getting aware of the players who could add more quality to the existing squad. With the gradual progression of the 2015/16 campaign, the rumours are also coming thick and fast. Here are the rumours making the rounds in the transfer mill on Wednesday. 

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- Barcelona are preparing a summer move for AS Roma full-back Alessandro Florenzi, according to AS. Rumours coming from Spain suggest that Barcelona’ Sporting Director Ariedo Braida believes that the Italian would be the natural heir to Dani Alves at the Camp Nou.

The Spanish Champions were impressed by Florenzi’ s display against them in the Champions League match at Olympic Stadium especially after he scored a stunner from 56 metres. Even though Barcelona have still not made any official offer for the 24-year-old, their interest in Florenzi’s services is reportedly very strong.

- Luis Enrique will be looking to bolster his attack in the form of Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, whose contract with the Ligue 1 champions expires at the end of the season. A deal has been struck between the two parties and the Argentinian has reportedly agreed to move to Spain when his contract expires, as per the reports on Sport.

- According to ESPN, Spanish giants Real Madrid are prepared to sell either Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale at the end of the season. It is said that Bale is struggling to settle in at Madrid while Ronaldo’s working relationship with coach Rafa Benitez has broken down and the player is now hinting at a move away from the Spanish capital.

It has also been suggested that the club president Florentino Perez is getting irritated with Ronaldo’s talks of returning to England and is now considering selling the club icon.

- Reports on TalkSport have suggested that Valencia have joined the race with Arsenal and Chelsea for Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi. The 22-year-old was has been in remarkable goalscoring form for struggling Marseille, who are sitting 16th in Ligue 1 this season.


Batshuayi has scored 8 goals in 13 appearances and his recent form has grabbed the attention of Europe’s elite clubs. 

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Published 18 Nov 2015, 21:26 IST
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