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Transfer news: Haaland to Barcelona, Liverpool latest – football gossip

By Tony Mogan

Published: 23:01, 13 January 2021

Manchester United target Erling Haaland is reportedly being urged to join Barcelona with Arsenal facing the possibility of losing one of their best young talents.

A queue of clubs are said to have made an offer to Gunners forward Folarin Balogun who has entered the final six months of his contract.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is also nearing the end of his deal at Anfield with Barcelona said to be confident of snapping up the midfielder.

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira meanwhile could be on the move again during the January Transfer Window with his loan spell at Atletico Madrid not going according to plan.

Raiola pushing for Haaland to join Barca

Source: Catalunya Radio

Mino Raiola could push for Erling Haaland to join Barcelona, according to reports.

The 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund star, perhaps the most sought-after striker in world football, is said to be a long-term target for both Manchester United and Real Madrid.

But according to Catalunya Radio, Raiola is eager to build a relationship with Barca and will urge Haaland to head to the Camp Nou in order to facilitate that.

Recent reports have suggested Haaland will join Barcelona should presidential candidate Emili Rousaud be elected later this year.

’15 clubs’ in for Balogun

Source: Fabrizio Romano

As many as 15 clubs are interested in signing Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun, according to reports.

The 19-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Emirates with talks to extend his stay in north London reportedly stalling.

First-team chances are thought to be the reason for considering leaving the Gunners with Fabrizio Romano reporting there are 15 clubs who have made an offer to sign Balogun as a free agent this summer – although RB Leipzig are not thought to be one of them.

Barcelona confident of signing Liverpool star

Source: Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is said to be confident of signing Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay on free transfers next summer.

Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum is now free to negotiate with foreign clubs over a move in the summer with Depay also expected to move on when his deal expires in July.

And Mundo Deportivo report Koman is confident both his compatriots will be in his Barca squad in time for the 2021-22 season.

Valencia make offer for Torreira

Source: AS

Valencia are ready to take Lucas Torriera on loan, according to reports in Spain.

Torreira joined Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan last year but has started just two league games for Diego Simeone’s side this term.

AS report Valencia are now ready to take the Uruguayan and have already made contact with Arrsenal technical director Edu over a new loan deal should the arrangement with Atletico be terminated.

Sevilla have also expressed an interest in the former Sampdoria star.