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African All Stars Transfer News and Rumours: Kessie snubbed Real Madrid & PSG for Barcelona

4:19 PM GMT 07/03/2022
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Kessie snubbed Real Madrid & PSG for Barcelona

Franck Kessie's move to Barcelona is all but official.

The midfielder has come to an agreement to join the Camp Nou side this summer after telling AC Milan that he would not be signing a new contract.

But El Nacional reports that the Catalan team were not his only option, as Real Madrid approached him and Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham were also lurking.

Kessie was not convinced that Madrid were the right club for him, though, and overlooked all other suitors when he had his head turned by the Blaugrana.

 

Liverpool, Dortmund & Inter all monitoring Haller

Sebastien Haller's form for Ajax has caught the attention of a few top teams in Europe.

The Ivory Coast striker is currently being monitored by Borussia Dortmund, Inter and Liverpool, says Fichajes.

The German side is currently the main candidate to sign him, while Inter will consider moving for him if Lautaro Martinez departs soon and Liverpool are looking at him as a possible reinforcement as they prepare for life after Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane.

 

Arsenal join Osimhen race

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen - according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Newcastle, Manchester United and Tottenham have also been linked with the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at around €100 million (£84m/$110m).

Osimhen has emerged on Arsenal's radar as they seek a long-term replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who left the club in January before joining Barcelona on a free transfer.

 

Man Utd consider swoop for Sevilla keeper Bounou

Manchester United are considering a swoop for Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou - according to the Daily Mirror.

The 29-year-old is still under contract until 2024 and has a £25 million ($33m) release clause.

United have been tracking Bounou for some time, but could face competition for his services from his former club Atletico Madrid.

 

Roma among clubs interested in Chelsea's Musonda

Chelsea playmaker Charly Musonda has a host of clubs ready to sign him on a free transfer, with his 10-year spell at Stamford Bridge soon to end, as per GOAL.

The Zambia prospect is of interest to Roma and Hellas Verona after announcing in December that he would leave Chelsea.

Roma were previously interested in taking him on loan and Jose Mourinho is understood to have built a relationship with the Belgian.