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January transfer deadline day: The 15 deals that could get done featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham

The January transfer window will slam shut on Thursday but Premier League clubs still have time to shape their squads for the rest of the season.

This month has seen the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Dominic Solanke, Ryan Babel and Alvaro Morata complete big moves.

Ivan Perisic is wanted by Arsenal

But there are several top-flight clubs who still need to get their business done with a host of deals in the pipeline.

While the 2019 winter market hasn’t quite matched the big-spending windows of previous years, Thursday’s deadline day could see some major transfers be completed.

Here’s talkSPORT’s pick of the deals that may go through before the transfer window closes.

Arsenal are looking to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona


Ivan Perisic and Denis Suarez to Arsenal

Gunners boss Unai Emery confirmed this week that his side are looking to get two deals done before the deadline.

Inter Milan winger Perisic and Suarez of Barcelona have been linked with the north Londoners for several weeks and could both join.

Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich

Hudson-Odoi scored in Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, a goal that could be his last for the club.

Bundesliga champions Bayern want the 18-year-old but a move may have to wait until the summer.

Adrien Rabiot to Tottenham or Liverpool

French midfielder Rabiot wants to leave Paris St-Germain and has handed in a transfer request.

Bareclona are keen but Tottenham and Liverpool are also known to be big fans.

Adrien Rabiot is attracting interest from Tottenham and Liverpool
Monaco ace Youri Tielemans is wanted by Leicester

Youri Tielemans to Leicester

Monaco’s torrid season could see key midfielder Tielemans leave in the coming days.

Some of Europe’s biggest clubs have been linked with the 21-year-old but Leicester have opened talks with him as they look to pull off a coup.

Idrissa Gueye to Paris St-Germain

Everton do not want to sell Gueye but PSG’s financial power could see a deal done.

The Toffees have already rejected one bid from the Ligue 1 leaders and another offer will likely come soon.

Karlan Grant to Huddersfield

Grant has been in impressive form for League One side Charlton this season and looks set to make the jump up to the top-flight.

The Terriers are looking to complete a £2m deal for the 21-year-old and have planned his medical.

Bournemouth - Nathan Ake
Chelsea are looking at Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake
West Ham are keen on John Fleck

John Fleck and Maxi Gomez to West Ham

The Hammers want reinforcements this month amid a host of injuries at the club.

They are in talks over deals for Sheffield United midfielder Fleck and Celta Vigo striker Gomez.

Nathan Ake to Chelsea

The Blues are keen to re-sign the Dutch defender in a deal worth upwards of £40m.

The club have first refusal over the 23-year-old Bournemouth star and want him back at Stamford Bridge this month.

Cenk Tosun and Gary Cahill to Crystal Palace

Palace want to bolster at both ends of the pitch in their bid to avoid relegation to the Championship.

Everton striker Tosun and Chelsea veteran Cahill are both attracting interest from the south Londoners.

Everton striker Cenk Tosun is attracting interest from Crystal Palace

Charlie Austin could leave Southampton this month

Andreas Pereira to leave Manchester United

Pereira has struggled for consistent game-time at United this season and is wanted by clubs in Spain.

While the Red Devils say no-one will leave Old Trafford this week, Pereira’s desire for more minutes could result in a short-term loan.

Charlie Austin to Wolves

Southampton are listening to offers for Austin and Wolves are interested.

The striker has only scored three times this season and would be open to a move to revitalise his career.

Che Adams and James Tavernier to Southampton

With Austin possibly leaving, the Saints are keen to replace him with Birmingham striker Adams after his 14 goals so far this season.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are also light at right-back having loaned Cedric Soares to Inter Milan and are looking at Rangers full-back Tavernier.

Man United defender Antonio Valencia is being eyed by Newcastle
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Man City defender Nicolas Otamendi is on Barcelona’s radar

Rabbi Matondo to Schalke

Manchester City youngster Matondo looks set to become the latest British ace to leave for Germany.

The two clubs are discussing an £11m transfer and a deal is close.

Antonio Valencia to Newcastle

The Magpies are in desperate need of new players and Manchester United defender Valencia is on their radar.

The experienced Ecuadorian has struggled for minutes this season and could be set to leave Old Trafford after 10 years.

Nicolas Otamendi to Barcelona

Barca are on the lookout for extra defensive backup and have been linked with a move for Otamendi.

The Argentine has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City this season and would no doubt jump at the chance to head to the Nou Camp.

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West Ham transfer news: Latest updates on Maxi Gomez, Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and John Fleck

West Ham United’s start to 2019 has been tempestuous, to say the least.

After enjoying their best ever month in Premier League history in December, the Hammers confirmed Declan Rice had signed a new deal.

Manuel Pellegrini has endured a challenging couple of months at West Ham

However, just a fortnight later, the agent of star man Marko Arnautovic exclusively told talkSPORT his client wanted to leave the East End to secure a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.

A defeat away to Bournemouth soon followed, before an embarrassing FA Cup exit at the hands of League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon.

As if that wasn’t enough drama, Arnautovic then signed a contract extension to quash rumours of a move this month.

However, there are still two days left until transfer deadline day and the Irons are still being linked with moves for top players, with departures also a distinct possibility.


talkSPORT.com have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours involving the Hammers’ before the window slams shut at 11pm on Thursday.

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Maxi Gomez deal ‘close to breakthrough’

Gomez in action for Uruguay at the 2018 World Cup

Despite Arnautovic committing his immediate future to West Ham, a move for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez still appears to be close.

Sky Sports claim the club want to meet the Uruguay international’s £43.2million release clause and a deal could be done soon.

Gomez has scored nine goals in 19 La Liga games for Celta this season.

The club’s precarious league position at the wrong end of the table means a loan move back to Spain is being explored.

Javier Hernandez ‘expects’ La Liga move

Hernandez has not been as successful as anyone connected to West Ham will have hoped

Despite Manuel Pellegrini wanting the Mexico international to stay, Javier Hernandez appears to be closing in on a move to Valencia.

Having scored just 13 goals in 50 appearances, it’s safe to say the move has not been the resounding success David Sullivan thought it would when he told talkSPORT: “I think he is potentially the best player who has ever come to the club.”

According to the Daily Star, the striker ‘expects’ Valencia will make a bid for him before the end of the transfer window and is keen to leave.

A bid of £7million has been mooted, but the Hammers want £10million for a player they signed for £16million in the summer of 2017.

Hammers eyeing Championship star

Adams has scored 14 goals in 28 games for Birmingham this season

Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly interested in completing a deal for Birmingham City striker Che Adams, with a bid of £10million reportedly being readied.

According to the Daily Star, the east Londoners have scouted the Championship ace after he has grabbed 14 goals in 28 games this season.

Garry Monk is reluctant to sell his star forward this month, but a transfer embargo and financial restrictions may force the Blues to sell.

The Hammers are willing to gamble and wait until Deadline Day in order to force Birmingham’s hand.

Marko Arnautovic slammed by Hammers legend

Marko Arnautovic could well be set to leave in the summer, but a move in January is not happening

Tony Cottee has blasted the Austria striker for his attitude in the wake of his failed move to China.

Despite committing his future by signing a contract extension until 2023, Arnautovic did not play against Bournemouth or AFC Wimbledon as the Hammers slipped to defeat.

And Cottee told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast the 29-year-old should have ‘got on’ with his job.

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West Ham make second bid for John Fleck

Few expected West Ham to bid for the Scotland international

In a surprise turn of events, the Hammers have been linked with a move for Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck.

After having an initial bid of £4million rejected, The Sun claim West Ham are expected to return with an improved bid before Thursday.

Manager Chris Wilder is keen to keep the 27-year-old Scotland international, but could sanction a move if a replacement is found.

Fleck played for Blackpool and Rangers before joining the Blades in 2016 and has been a major part of the club’s push for the Premier League.

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Arsenal news: Gunners close in on loan signing of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez

Arsenal are on the verge of completing a loan deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, according to reports.

According to the BBC, the midfielder will sign for the Gunners for the rest of the season – but an option to buy him permanently in the summer has been included in the deal.

Suarez is set to complete a move to the Emirates

Suarez previously played under Emirates boss Unai Emery at Sevilla and the pair formed a good relationship with one another.

Although he is primarily a central midfielder, the 25-year-old can play on the flanks too and was used as a winger for Emery in the 2014/15 season.

The Spaniard has appeared 71 times for the Catalan giants since his move from Villareal in 2016 –  but he has struggled for game-time this season, having featured just eight times this term.


Emery had been looking to complete the move for the player earlier this month, but there were complications between the two parties over whether there should be an obligation rather than option for him to sign permanently.

Suarez is no stranger to life in England, he played for Manchester City from 2011-2013 but he only made two first team appearances before moving to Barcelona for the first time.

Emery has worked with Suarez before

Arsenal are also looking to complete a loan move for Ivan Perisic before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday.

The Croatian is keen on a move to the Premier League and Inter director Guiseppe Marotta confirmed he handed in a transfer request on Sunday.

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Newcastle United agree club-record transfer of Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron as midfielder flies in for medical – reports

Newcastle United are closing in on the club-record signing of Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron, according to reports.

The Paraguay international is set to cost the Magpies a whopping $27million (£20.6million) which would mean they would finally break their club record transfer.

Almiron is on his his way to Newcastle for a medical

Sky Sports are reporting that Almiron is on his way to the UK for a medical in the hope that a deal can be done before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Although personal terms have not yet been agreed, the fact a deal is this close represents a huge step in the right direction.

At the start of the window, Atlanta valued the midfielder at close to £30million – seemingly pricing the Premier League side out of a move.

In 37 league appearances last campaign, Almiron managed to grab 13 goals and 11 assists for his side.


The Magpies held a rather unwanted record of not broken their own transfer record for longer than any other Premier League side.

The current club transfer record stands at £17million, which was the price Newcastle paid Real Madrid in 2005 for Michael Owen.

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Tottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino ‘not optimistic’ about January signings

Mauricio Pochettino admits he no longer expects Tottenham to sign anyone this month, despite being optimistic just a few days ago.

Last week, the Spurs boss confirmed the club were working on some potential incomings to help ease their current injury crisis, however the situation appears to have changed.

Mauricio Pochettino is not hopefuly of signing any new players

Tottenham often leave their dealings to the last minute, and while some late business remains possible, Pochettino is not getting his hopes up.

“You know how we work,” Pochettino said. “In the last minute everything can happen. Of course different players maybe will have the opportunity to leave the club.

“We’re going to see. Of course there’s not too much time.


“A few days ago I was very optimistic about some options to sign – realistic options to sign – but today no, I’m not optimistic.”

The club continue to be linked with Monaco’s Youri Tielemans, while striker Vincent Janssen could leave before Thursday’s 11pm deadine.

Pochettino insists he is part of the decision-making process and it will be a club decision if they do not bring anyone in.

Tielemans has been linked with Tottenham

“The most important thing is we decide as a club, every single decision is about the club, we share all the decisions,” he said.

“It is not me that has £100m to spend or I want to sign or I don’t want to sign, the decision is about about working with the club, with the resources we have.

“At the same time I need to take best decision for the club, for our fans, watching the big picture, not only today and tomorrow.

Vincent Janssen could be sold in the coming days

“That is my responsibility as a manager. If we don’t sign it is not because I don’t want to sign it’s because we are not capable to find player that will help us.

“Tottenham we have plenty of opportunity to sign, for different reasons it is difficult to explain to you that we can’t sign, not because we don’t want.”

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Newcastle transfer latest: Magpies on verge of Almiron signing, interest in Amadou, Samaris loan bid, Barreca move back on

Newcastle fans have made their feelings clear about owner Mike Ashley.

The business tycoon continues to be hammered by the St James’ Park faithful for his lack of investment in the club.

Benitez is battling to keep Newcastle in the Premier League

And fans of the Magpies have reason to be worried as their side sit just two points clear of safety in the Premier League.

But what late deals could happen at Tyneside? talkSPORT.com has all the latest transfer news surrounding the club.


Miguel Almiron

Newcastle are on the verge of signing Atlanta United striker Miguel Almiron, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Almiron has been one of the best strikers in America’s top division over the past two seasons and helped his side to MLS Cup glory last season.

In two seasons, the Paraguayan has recorded 21 goals and added a further 28 assists for his side.

His wage demands were seemingly a stumbling block for Mike Ashley – but a deal looks to have been agreed between the two parties.

Spurs were also reportedly interested in his services as a potential back-up to Harry Kane.

Almiron has agreed terms with Newcastle

Andreas Samaris loan

According to the Telegraph, Newcastle are closing in on the loan-signing of Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris.

The Greek international has made 96 Primeira Liga appearances for the Portuguese side and has become hugely decorated in Lisbon.


Samaris would be a welcome addition for Benitez due to his experience at the top level and his international pedigree, having made 33 appearances for his national side.

However, Porto are also reported to be keen on signing the 29-year-old.

Newcastle are set to seal the loan move of Benfica midfielder Samaris

Antonio Barreca loan

Newcastle are also keen on sealing a loan move for Italy Under-21’s player Antonio Barreca, according to the Telegraph.

Barreca, who plays as a full-back, was rated highly after breaking through the ranks at Torino and his good showings earned him a move to Ligue 1 side Monaco.

However, he has struggled to cement a starting place for the French side, even though they are struggling at the bottom of France’s top division.

His lack of game-time will be a worry for Benitez so the 23-year-old will need to hit the ground running in Newcastle.

Barreca has struggled for game-time at Monaco

Ibrahim Amadou

Another name who has been linked to Newcastle is Sevilla midfielder Ibrahim Amadou.

According to Spanish media outlet El Mundo Deportivo, the Magpies hierarchy have expressed an interest in the player.

Amadou is a defensive midfielder and recentlyy impressed as his side beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa Del Ray.

He is also appealing for his versatility as he can play in defence too.

Newcastle would need to be quick to make a deal with the Thursday deadline now looming large.

Amadou put in an impressive performance against Barca recently
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Ivan Perisic: Arsenal target was ‘really close to leaving Inter’ for Man United in 2017

Ivan Perisic was on the brink of leaving Inter for Manchester United in the summer of 2017.

The Arsenal target, who has handed in a transfer request at the San Siro, had a keen admirer in the shape of former boss Jose Mourinho, but eventually decided to stay at Inter.

Ivan Perisic has handed in a transfer request at Inter

The Croatia international – who scored in both the semi-final and final of the World Cup – admits he was flattered by the interest shown in him by Mourinho.

He told FourFourTwo at the end of November: “It’s true that an offer from Manchester United was on the table – I was really close to leaving Inter.

“Admiration from a coach like Mourinho is definitely something that flattered me.

“It’s confirmation of hard work and good performances.

“When you’re praised by a guy like Mourinho – the manager of a huge club like Man United – it’s difficult not to think about such an offer.

“I’m glad he has a high opinion of me. These things motivate me to work and train hard, to achieve the best performances.”

Perisic has revealed he came to close to signing for Manchester United – then managed by Jose Mourinho – in 2017

Perisic, 29, says it was the role of Luciano Spalletti which ultimately proved crucial as he opted to stay in Italy at that time.

He added: “When Luciano Spalletti arrived [in June 2017], he showed tremendous desire to keep me in the team and made it clear he didn’t want to lose me.

“That was very encouraging, and I haven’t regretted my decision to stay at Inter.

“In football, small details in these situations are key.”

The 29-year-old has gone on to make 130 appearances for Inter, after previously spending four years in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg.

And Perisic has admitted he harbours ambitions of playing in England one day.


“In football, you never say never,” he admitted.

“From the beginning of my career, I’ve had the ambition to play in as many big leagues as possible, and I still have that desire to test myself in other leagues.

“And I mean in the Spanish or English leagues.

“I hope Inter fans understand my point of view. I’m an athlete and a professional, I like challenges and this is my driving force.

“What the future will bring, I don’t know. Now I’m focused on Inter, as we try to make a bigger step forward from last season.”

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Aston Villa make loan offer for Burnley defender Ben Gibson – reports

Aston Villa have made an offer to sign Ben Gibson on loan from Burnley, reports claim.

The 26-year-old has made just one Premier League appearance for Sean Dyche’s side since his £12million move from Middlesbrough last summer.

Ben Gibson has only appeared four times for Burnley

According to Sky Sports News, Villa are hoping to strike a temporary deal with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

Gibson became Burnley’s record signing in the summer, but after two hernia operations, he has failed to make his mark at Turf Moor.

Villa chief executive Christian Purslow has publicly stated his reluctance to sign players on loan and return them to their parent clubs.


Burnley boss Dyche has admitted it is difficult for his club to do business this month and does not want to sell anyone before the window shuts.

The Clarets are currently three points clear of safety in 16th, while Villa sit four points adrift of the Championship play-off spots in their chase for promotion.

 

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Liverpool ‘open talks’ with Serie B side Brescia over deal for highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali

Liverpool have made an approach to sign Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali from Serie B Brescia, according to reports.

Tonali, 18, has been impressive in Italy’s second division this season, featuring in every match bar one for his side due to suspension.

The youngster has been dubbed ‘the new Pirlo’

Tonali plays as a central midfielder and has been dubbed ‘the new Pirlo’ for his passing skills and ability to control the tempo of the match.

Last week, Brescia chairman and former Leeds owner Massimo Celilino admitted the Reds had made their interest known to the club.

But it appears Anfield chiefs have stepped up their pursuit of the teenager, with Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira now claiming Liverpool have made a formal approach.

The reporter also claimed a Reds talent-spotter watched the player in action in Brescia’s 4-4 draw with Spezia – where he opened the scoring for his side.

Brescia reportedly value Tonali at around £30m – but Jurgen Klopp faces competition for his signature as a host of top Italian clubs are tracking his progress.


Roma, Juventus and both Milan clubs have shown interest in acquiring him and may make a move in the summer.

Tomali has been instrumental for his club this season, helping them into second place and picking up two goals and five assists along the way.

He has also represented the Italy Under-19’s – but if he continues his fine form he could be in line for a debut for the Azzuri senior team in the coming months.

The highly-rated midfielder certainly looks like Pirlo
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Transfer deadline day: The 15 deals that could get done featuring Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham

The January transfer window is coming to an end but Premier League clubs still have time to shape their squads for the rest of the season.

This month has seen the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Dominic Solanke, Ryan Babel and Alvaro Morata complete big moves.

Ivan Perisic is wanted by Arsenal

But there are several top-flight clubs who still need to get their business done with a host of deals in the pipeline.

While the 2019 winter market hasn’t quite matched the big-spending windows of previous years, Thursday’s deadline day could see some major transfers be completed.

Here’s talkSPORT’s pick of the deals that may go through before the transfer window closes.

Arsenal are looking to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona


Ivan Perisic and Denis Suarez to Arsenal

Gunners boss Unai Emery confirmed this week that his side are looking to get two deals done before the deadline.

Inter Milan winger Perisic and Suarez of Barcelona have been linked with the north Londoners for several weeks and could both join.

Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich

Hudson-Odoi scored in Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, a goal that could be his last for the club.

Bundesliga champions Bayern want the 18-year-old but a move may have to wait until the summer.

Adrien Rabiot to Tottenham or Liverpool

French midfielder Rabiot wants to leave Paris St-Germain and has handed in a transfer request.

Bareclona are keen but Tottenham and Liverpool are also known to be big fans.

Adrien Rabiot is attracting interest from Tottenham and Liverpool
Monaco ace Youri Tielemans is wanted by Leicester

Youri Tielemans to Leicester

Monaco’s torrid season could see key midfielder Tielemans leave in the coming days.

Some of Europe’s biggest clubs have been linked with the 21-year-old but Leicester have opened talks with him as they look to pull off a coup.

Idrissa Gueye to Paris St-Germain

Everton do not want to sell Gueye but PSG’s financial power could see a deal done.

The Toffees have already rejected one bid from the Ligue 1 leaders and another offer will likely come soon.

Karlan Grant to Huddersfield

Grant has been in impressive form for League One side Charlton this season and looks set to make the jump up to the top-flight.

The Terriers are looking to complete a £2m deal for the 21-year-old and have planned his medical.

Bournemouth - Nathan Ake
Chelsea are looking at Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake
West Ham are keen on John Fleck

John Fleck and Maxi Gomez to West Ham

The Hammers want reinforcements this month amid a host of injuries at the club.

They are in talks over deals for Sheffield United midfielder Fleck and Celta Vigo striker Gomez.

Nathan Ake to Chelsea

The Blues are keen to re-sign the Dutch defender in a deal worth upwards of £40m.

The club have first refusal over the 23-year-old Bournemouth star and want him back at Stamford Bridge this month.

Cenk Tosun and Gary Cahill to Crystal Palace

Palace want to bolster at both ends of the pitch in their bid to avoid relegation to the Championship.

Everton striker Tosun and Chelsea veteran Cahill are both attracting interest from the south Londoners.

Everton striker Cenk Tosun is attracting interest from Crystal Palace

Charlie Austin could leave Southampton this month

Andreas Pereira to leave Manchester United

Pereira has struggled for consistent game-time at United this season and is wanted by clubs in Spain.

While the Red Devils say no-one will leave Old Trafford this week, Pereira’s desire for more minutes could result in a short-term loan.

Charlie Austin to Wolves

Southampton are listening to offers for Austin and Wolves are interested.

The striker has only scored three times this season and would be open to a move to revitalise his career.

Che Adams and James Tavernier to Southampton

With Austin possibly leaving, the Saints are keen to replace him with Birmingham striker Adams after his 14 goals so far this season.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are also light at right-back having loaned Cedric Soares to Inter Milan and are looking at Rangers full-back Tavernier.

Man United defender Antonio Valencia is being eyed by Newcastle
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Man City defender Nicolas Otamendi is on Barcelona’s radar

Rabbi Matondo to Schalke

Manchester City youngster Matondo looks set to become the latest British ace to leave for Germany.

The two clubs are discussing an £11m transfer and a deal is close.

Antonio Valencia to Newcastle

The Magpies are in desperate need of new players and Manchester United defender Valencia is on their radar.

The experienced Ecuadorian has struggled for minutes this season and could be set to leave Old Trafford after 10 years.

Nicolas Otamendi to Barcelona

Barca are on the lookout for extra defensive backup and have been linked with a move for Otamendi.

The Argentine has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City this season and would no doubt jump at the chance to head to the Nou Camp.

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