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Thursday’s transfer rumours: Rice, Cucurella, Kounde, Saliba , Torres and more

Plenty of work still to be done this summer, according to reports


Welcome to 101′s daily round-up of the top transfer news and rumours for Thursday, July 21st.

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It is unlikely that Lingard will return to West Ham this summer, with David Moyes unwilling to break his wage structure for the Englishman [The Athletic]

Brighton have turned down Manchester City’s opening offer for Marc Cucurella, with the Cityzens unwilling to match the £50m asking price this summer [David Ornstein]

Despite rumours, Nuno Tavares is not a target for Brighton should they lose Cucurella this summer [The Athletic]

Barcelona look set to miss out on Jules Kounde, with Chelsea pushing for a move [Fabrizio Romano]

The defender has been training on his own as he looks to finalise his future in the coming days [Marca]

The Blaugrana have drawn up a list of alternatives, which includes Arsenal defender William Saliba [Gerard Romero]

They are also very keen on Villareal defender Pau Torres, and could be handed a clear run at the centre back with Manchester United and Juventus both having filled their left-centre-back roles already this summer [Marca]

Mikel Arteta has revealed that attentions will turn to outgoings following the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko [Fabrizio Romano]

West Ham have not received any offer for Declan Rice this transfer window, and have no intention of selling the Englishman until at least next summer [The Athletic]

Brentford are close to signing former Burnley defender Ben Mee on a free transfer after his contract expired at Turf Moor this month [The Guardian]

Southampton have agreed a 13m euro deal for Bordeaux striker Sekou Mara [Julien Maynard]

Contrary to former belief, Barcelona will not be obliged to sell Frenkie de Jong this summer should they activate a third economic lever [Gerard Romero]

Manchester United are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou [The Sun]

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