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Saturday’s transfer gossip: Aubameyang, Antony, Ronaldo, Firmino and more

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Welcome to 101 Great Goals’ round-up of all the gossip for Saturday, 27th August.

Keep checking back to the site every day for all your transfers fix as we head into the final week of the window.

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Manchester United have once again rejoined the race to sign Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, after talks with Chelsea stalled [Gianluca Di Marzio]

Chelsea have agreed a deal for Wesley Fofana which could make him the most expensive ever defender should add-ons be met [CBS Sports]

Fofana will join the club after the two sides meet on Saturday, and will sign a contract until 2028 [Fabrizio Romano]

Leicester City are eyeing up Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Ajanki as a potential replacement for the Frenchman [Mail]

Liverpool will now target a midfielder in the last week of the transfer window, with Ruben Neves and Konrad Laimer both catching the eye [90 min]

Aston Villa are continuing to work on a deal for Jan Bednarek, which could take the shape of an initial loan deal with an option to buy [The Athletic]

Jorge Mendes has approached Napoli over a potential move for Cristiano Ronaldo [Sky Sports News]

Napoli would be open to doing a deal, provided Manchester United also stumped up 100m euros for Victor Osimhen this summer [Gianluca Di Marzio]

However, Osimhen’s agent has played down such rumours, revealing that ‘Osimhen’s Napoli player and he wants to play Champions League with Napoli, he’s proud of being in UCL’. [Fabrizio Romano]

Manchester United are also weighing up whether to go back for Antony after seeing a 90m euro bid rejected by Ajax [Telegraph]

However, Antony has made a ‘come and get me’ plea to the Red Devils, telling Ajax that he is desperate for the move [Fabrizio Romano]

Liverpool could hijack Juventus’ pursuit of Leandro Paredes by offering PSG Roberto Firmino in exchange for the Argentine [CalcioMercato]

Nottingham Forest are closing in on a loan deal for Atletico Madrid Renan Lodi that would also include a 30m option to buy the defender next summer [Fabrizio Romano]

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