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Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Thursday, December 5

  • Chelsea have held talks with the agent of Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele
  • Manchester City are also claimed to have held talks with the Frenchman’s agent
  • Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing RB Leipzig talent Karim Adeyemi
  • Erling Braut Haaland can reportedly be snapped up for a bargain £17million fee

Three-way battle

Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing RB Leipzig talent Karim Adeyemi.

Adeyemi, 17, is enjoying a profitable loan spell with Austrian second division side FC Liefering – netting 11 goals and providing nine assists in 17 appearances this season.

And his exploits haven’t gone unnoticed.

Barcelona are also scraping it out with the Premier League duo to sign the Germany Under-17 international.

Erling Braut Haaland release clause

RB Salzburg forward Erling Braut Haaland can reportedly be snapped up for a bargain transfer fee.

That’s according to German publication Bild, who claim the Norwegian talent has a £17million release clause in his contract.

Several European heavyweights are tracking the lethal 19-year-old striker, who has scored a phenomenal 27 goals in 20 appearances this season.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona have all been linked with Haaland, who was previously reported to be worth £85m.

Reinier Jesus interest

Barcelona have expressed interest in Brazilian sensation Reinier Jesus.

However, the Catalan giants fear he will be too expensive to land.

Reinier, 17, is considered one of the brightest prospects in world football despite scoring just four goals in 14 competitive appearances for Flamengo.

The attacking midfielder has a £30million release clause in his contract – but Barcelona think that’s too high for a relatively unproven teenager.

Sadio Mane snub

Liverpool star Sadio Mane was approached by Manchester United to join the club in August 2015, but decided against the move because he didn’t want to play under Louis van Gaal, reports have claimed.

According to ESPN, Mane turned down Manchester United because he didn’t want to work with the Dutchman, who replaced David Moyes at Old Trafford.

Instead, they opted to sign Anthony Martial from Monaco and the Frenchman made a real impression during his first season in the Premier League.

“I was really, really close because I even met up with them,” Mane said. “So I was coming, I was there and I spoke with the boss who was there before [Louis van Gaal].

“They made an offer, but in the same week, Jurgen Klopp called me. For me I think it was the right time as well. I said, ‘I am going to Liverpool.’”



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