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Premier League transfer news: Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Mesut Ozil

Could Man Utd swoop for Barcelona’s former Liverpool striker?

Premier League transfer news and rumours 

Suarez to Old Trafford?

Barcelona’s former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is being linked with a sensational move to Manchester United.

This is no April Fool’s joke, says ESPN, with the Suarez-to-Old Trafford rumours being reported by Diario Gol. The Spanish outlet says that United have “contacted” Barca about a potential deal for the 32-year-old Uruguay striker.

Citing Diario Gol’s outlandish report, the Manchester Evening News says it’s a “ridiculous” and “bizarre” tale of transfer gossip. 

Rakitic to Inter

Reports in Italy claim that Barcelona and Inter Milan are in talks over a transfer for midfielder Ivan Rakitic. The Croatian, 30, has recently been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea. (AS

Bale out, Hazard or Eriksen in?

Real Madrid could sell Gareth Bale this summer and use the Welsh international as a “bargaining chip” in a deal to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard or Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen. (Marca

‘Furious’ Hudson-Odoi wanted by PSG

Eden Hazard is not the only forward who could leave Chelsea this summer. Teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly “furious” with manager Maurizio Sarri after being left on the bench for the 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Manchester United. The 18-year-old was keen to leave Chelsea after being linked with a move to Bayern Munich and now Paris Saint-Germain are interested. (The Sun

Ozil’s future is ‘in his hands’

Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists that Mesut Ozil still has a role to play at the club but it’s up to the German to get his career back on track. Emery said: “First, the key in his hands. He’s working very well this week and I asked him in our conversation to be consistent, to be available for training. I said that when you can train with us consistently you can help us with your best performance in the games.” (The Guardian

Gunners bid for Under

Arsenal have reportedly made a £26m bid for Roma winger Cengiz Under. However, the Italian club want £35m for the 21-year-old Turkish international. (Calciomercato

Chelsea join Fernandes race

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes has this week been linked with Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton and today it’s reported that Chelsea are also interested in the 24-year-old. (Sky Sports via O Jogo) 

Man Utd wanted Almiron

Miguel Almiron’s agent Daniel Campo has said that Manchester United were interested in signing the Paraguayan before he joined Newcastle from Atlanta United in January. (Newcastle Chronicle

Six-year deal for Rashford

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is on the verge of signing a new six-year deal with the Red Devils. (The Guardian

Premier League fixtures and TV guide

Friday 22 February
  • Cardiff City vs. Watford (7.45pm) 
  • West Ham United vs. Fulham (7.45pm, live on Sky Sports
Saturday 23 February
  • Burnley vs. Tottenham Hotspur (12.30pm, live on Sky Sports) 
  • AFC Bournemouth vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3pm) 
  • Newcastle United vs. Huddersfield Town (3pm) 
  • Leicester City vs. Crystal Palace (5.30pm, live on BT Sport 1
Sunday 24 February
  • Arsenal vs. Southampton (2.05pm) 
  • Manchester United vs. Liverpool (2.05pm, live on Sky Sports)

Carabao Cup final

Chelsea vs. Manchester City
  • When: Sunday 24 February 
  • Where: Wembley Stadium, London 
  • Kick-off time: 4.30pm 
  • TV channel: live on Sky Sports

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