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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey to join Bayern Munich – reports

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey looks set to join Bayern Munich next summer when his Gunners deal expires, according to reports. 

Gunners bosses had offered Ramsey a new four-year deal, and the Welsh international was set to sign it until the club suddenly withdrew the offer.

This means he is free to sign for another club in the summer – or a pre-contract in January.

There have been a number of clubs interested in Ramsey, including Premier League side’s Liverpool and Chelsea, but it seems Bundesliga champions Bayern are now in pole position, according to The Independent.

The newspaper reports there has been a breakthrough in talks and that the 27-year-old is set to sign a multi-year deal with them.

Bayern are looking for reinforcements after a terrible – by their standards – start to the season. They are currently in 5th place, 7 points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Ramsey would fit the bill and follow their recent strategy of high-profile free transfers, such as Leon Goretzka from Schalke last summer.

Liverpool and Chelsea in race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic

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Premier League title-chasers Liverpool and Chelsea are both considering making a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic this summer.

USA international Pulisic, 20, has not been a regular starter this season as Dortmund have stormed to the top of the Bundesliga, with Jadon Sancho providing him with competition for his place.

He is under contract with the German side until 2020, but has so far refused to open talks on extending his deal. This has led to speculation that he could be sold next summer, rather than risk losing him on a free the year after.

Pulisic has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. The Express say that Chelsea have shown most interested in signing him. Liverpool had an £11 million bid for him knocked back in 2016, but are thought to still be interested.

He has expressed a desire to play in the Premier League. “England, the Premier League, is a league where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play there.”

However, he added that he is happy in Germany at the moment. “As you can see we are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that.

“Then when the times comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, then that’s when those things happen.”

Tottenham Hotspur target £35 million rated Italian star Nicolo Barella in January

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Tottenham Hotspur are planning to splash £35 million on Caligari midfielder Nicolo Barella – dubbed ‘the new Steven Gerrard’ in January, according to reports.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino make look to enter the transfer market after midfielder Moussa Dembele suffered what appears to be a long-term injury against Wolves last weekend. Following a summer where the no signings were made, his squad is starting to look threadbare. Barella could be the man to slot in, according to The Sun.

Barella has been a stand-out player in a Cagliari side struggling in Serie A, and the 21-year-old has recently broken through into the Italian national side, winning 2 caps so far. He has been compared to Gerrard for his all-action box-to-box style. In 99 appearances for Cagliari, he has scored 7 goals.

It is thought Cagliari bosses are looking for a bid in excess of £30 million for the player, which is well within Spurs’ financial scope.

However, they are likely to face competition for his signature. While Italian champions Juventus are believed to have dropped out of the race, Liverpool are thought to be interested – although they too have gone quiet, having signed Naby Keita and Fabinho in the summer.

While Barella himself has said he is happy at Cagliari, he has also expressed his admiration for the Premier League. Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport recently, he said: “If I had to choose between Serie A and the Premier League, I’d go for England, because I like the way they approach the game.

“Plus everyone there is just as irritable and prone to fouls as me!”

Liverpool line up club record bid for Barcelona star in January

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Title-chasers Liverpool are plotting an £85 million bid for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele in January, according to reports.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wants to boost his forward line and sees the 21-year-old France international as the man to do that, a report in The Sun has said.

Dembele endured a frustrating first season at the Camp Nou after his £135 million move from Borussia Dortmund in summer 2017. A serious injury kept him out for months and he struggled to regain his best form after that. But this season has been better, and the forward has scored 6 goals and provided 2 assists so far.

However, there have been issues with discipline. Dembele was dropped from the Barca squad last weekend by boss Ernesto Valverde after missing training due to a “stomach bug”. There have also been issues with the player turning up late to training with France.

But Klopp has a long-standing interest in Dembele, having first publicly declared his interest last May, and he fits the profile of the sort of forward he looks for.

While Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have formed a terrific front 3 for Liverpool, Klopp wants to add more depth to his attacking line. Danny Sturridge has played well when called upon but is prone to injuries and Dominic Solanke is largely untried.

All the factz on Liverpool v Fulham, including which TV channel its on

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The first match of 4 in the Premier League today sees Liverpool take on struggling Fulham at Anfield. The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Liverpool are unbeaten in 26 PL matches at Anfield.
* Fulham have lost their past 5 matches in the PL. Another defeat will equal their PL record for consecutive losses.
* Liverpool are unbeaten with 8 wins in 11 matches in the PL. A win will take them top, at least for a few hours, depending on Chelsea and Manchester City’s results.
* Fulham’s problem is defending – they’ve let in 29 so far this season, the most of any team in the division.
* Liverpool on the other hand have conceded just 5 all season – only Manchester City have conceded fewer.