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Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte could be on his way Barcelona, Spain’s Mundo Deportivo reports. The 25-year-old defender is under contract for 2025, but Barca – keen for another central defender – hope he will ask for a transfer due to City’s Champions League ban.
Manchester City, meanwhile, could be eyeing a likely replacement for Laporte in the form of Milan Skriniar, according to Italy’s Calciomercato. The Inter Milan and Slovakia defender has had only a moderate season, but is said to have been unsuited by Inter’s three-man defence. City would face competition from Real Madrid and Paris St Germain for his signature.
Arsenal and Liverpool are in the market for Eintracht Frankfurt’s Evan Ndicka, according to Sky Sports. The 20-year-old French defender was being monitored by both clubs before the season was suspended due to coronavirus. Valencia, Sevilla and both Milan clubs are also keen on the left-footed centre-back.
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Fabian Ruiz: Liverpool are keen on the 23-year-old Napoli midfielder but face competition from Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Kai Havertz: Liverpool’s interest in the Bayer Leverkusen 20-year-old has waned owing to his price tag, the Daily Express says.
Jose Maria Gimenez: The 25-year-old Atletico Madrid central defender could be another target for Liverpool, according to Spain’s AS.