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Friday’s gossip: Maguire, Olise, Lukaku, Vlahovic, Goretzka, Dembele, Ekitike

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Friday’s news on the transfer front is filled with exciting rumors and potential moves in the world of football.

First up, Everton seems to be in pole position to sign Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire. They have leapfrogged Tottenham and West Ham in the race for the 30-year-old center-back.

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui’s future at the club is uncertain as he considers his position as the manager of the Midlands club.

Chelsea and Manchester City are both keen on signing Crystal Palace’s talented French winger Michael Olise. However, there seems to be confusion surrounding a release clause in the 21-year-old’s contract with the Eagles.

Paris St-Germain is closing in on signing 22-year-old Benfica and Portugal forward Goncalo Ramos.

Barcelona is looking to offload France defender Clement Lenglet to Saudi side Al-Nassr. But Lenglet is determined to return to Tottenham, where he had a loan spell last season.

Chelsea’s hopes of swapping their forward Romelu Lukaku for Juventus and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic are facing a roadblock as the Italian club demands a £35m fee in addition to the player exchange.

Manchester United is monitoring the status of Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, who is reportedly not in manager Thomas Tuchel’s plans.

Aston Villa is willing to activate a £25m release clause for Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams and is awaiting the United States international’s decision on his future. Chelsea is also considering making a move for him.

Tottenham is in talks to sign Argentine forward Alejo Veliz from Rosario Central. Additionally, they are looking to offload several players, including goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, and winger Bryan Gil.

France forward Ousmane Dembele is set to undergo a medical before completing his move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain.

West Ham and Nottingham Forest are both interested in signing PSG’s 21-year-old French forward Hugo Ekitike.

West Ham’s move for Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is facing difficulties as the Hammers’ technical director opposes the transfer, despite manager David Moyes wanting the 28-year-old England international.

Southampton is looking to sign Norwich full-back Max Aarons to replace the departing Tino Livramento, who is set to join Newcastle.

Burnley has initiated talks to sign 21-year-old Danish forward Mohamed Daramy from Ajax.

Bournemouth is on the verge of signing 26-year-old Italian midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli from Fiorentina for 12m euros plus add-ons.

Nottingham Forest has made a bid of £21.5m for 24-year-old Brazil center-back Roger Ibanez from Roma.

Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie is close to making a £12.9m move from Barcelona to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli.

It’s an action-packed day of transfer news, and fans are eagerly awaiting the confirmation of these exciting deals.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about transfers

1. Which clubs are interested in signing Harry Maguire?

Everton has leapfrogged Tottenham and West Ham in the race to sign Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire.

2. What is the situation with Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui?

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui is considering his position as manager of the Midlands club, and his future at the club is uncertain.

3. Which clubs are trying to sign Michael Olise?

Both Chelsea and Manchester City are increasing their efforts to sign Crystal Palace’s French winger Michael Olise.

4. Which player is Paris St-Germain close to bringing to the club?

Paris St-Germain is closing in on bringing Benfica and Portugal forward Goncalo Ramos to the club.

5. Why is Clement Lenglet in the news?

Clement Lenglet is resisting Barcelona’s desires to sell him to Saudi side Al-Nassr, as he is determined to return to Tottenham, where he spent last season on loan.

6. What is the obstacle in the Lukaku-Vlahovic swap deal?

Chelsea’s hopes of swapping Romelu Lukaku for Juventus and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic in a player-plus-cash deal are being hindered by the Italian club’s demand of a £35m fee.

7. Who are the clubs monitoring Leon Goretzka?

Manchester United is monitoring the status of Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, who is not believed to be in manager Thomas Tuchel’s plans.

8. Which clubs are interested in signing Tyler Adams?

Aston Villa is willing to activate a release clause for Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams, and Chelsea is also considering making a move for him.

9. Who is Ousmane Dembele set to join?

France forward Ousmane Dembele will have a medical on Friday prior to completing a move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain.

10. Which clubs are chasing Hugo Ekitike?

West Ham and Nottingham Forest are both chasing PSG’s 21-year-old French forward Hugo Ekitike.

11. Why is the move for James Ward-Prowse off for West Ham?

West Ham’s move for Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is off as their technical director is against bringing in the player, despite manager David Moyes wanting him.

12. Who are Southampton looking to sign as a replacement for Tino Livramento?

Southampton is looking to sign Norwich full-back Max Aarons as a replacement for the departing Tino Livramento.

13. Which clubs are interested in signing Mohamed Daramy?

Burnley has opened talks to sign Danish forward Mohamed Daramy from Ajax.

14. Who is Bournemouth set to sign from Fiorentina?

Bournemouth is set to sign Italian midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli from Fiorentina.

15. Which player is Nottingham Forest targeting from Roma?

Nottingham Forest has offered £21.5m for Brazil center-back Roger Ibanez from Roma.

16. Where is Franck Kessie likely to move?

Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie is close to making a £12.9m move from Barcelona to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli.

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