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Paul Pogba wanted by Barcelona, Ilkay Gundogan ready to make up mind

It's hard to imagine any single player making Barcelona any better. Paul Pogba might be one of the exceptions.

All the latest and greatest rumours and tidbits on the transfer moves teams around the world will be making this summer and beyond!

Braida: 'Everyone wants' Pogba

Barcelona director Ariedo Braida is a master at overstating the obvious. "Everyone wants him," the man in charge of Barca's international transfer scouting said of Paul Pogba on Gazzetta TV.

To be fair, he's right. In recent months Transfer Talk has linked the Frenchman to clubs from Paris to Madrid to Manchester. And, of course, Braida's Barcelona.

It's almost sickening to imagine adding a talent the likes of Pogba to a team whose Champions League win over his very own Juventus secured their season Treble. Braida says Pogba would be a fit, calling him an interesting player who has already delivered on his championship potential.

Transfer Ins and Outs

ESPN FC TV's Mark Donaldson and Tommy Smyth dissect the latest round of transfer rumours.

Decision time for Gundogan

Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan is ready to make up his mind about his future.

That will be welcome news to interested parties Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal, and likely unwelcome news for his current team and their fans.

The 24-year-old, who has one year remaining on his BVB contract, took to social media to quiet rumours that he was biding his time to drive up his wages.

"What is important to me is that I'm not seen to be wagering financially or using delaying tactics," Gundogan wrote on Facebook. "What's next for me personally, I will reveal as soon as possible." But not before Germany's all-important, dare we say, must-win Euro qualifying match this weekend against Gibraltar.

Juve Show Faith

Former Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira reveals why he landed with Juventus. (Hint: It wasn't just the four-year deal.)

Wilshere downplays transfer noise

Jack Wilshere has had a "frustrating season," according to, well, Jack Wilshere. But the Arsenal Academy product is denying he wants to leave the club for Manchester City and says "he wants to be wanted by Arsenal."

But, he admitted in the Guardian, the season has brought more lows than highs. His failure to nail down a regular starting spot for Arsene Wenger has led some (possibly in Manchester) to question his future with the Gunners.

Wilshere's status as a homegrown player also makes him particularly enticing for a club like City, who've had challenges adhering to the Premier League rules regarding said players in recent years.

For now, Arsenal are unlikely to enter into any negotiations with Wilshere or another team as the 23-year-old still has three years remaining on his current deal.


- Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa said that Jackson Martinez informed the club he'd be leaving almost as soon as the Portuguese Liga season concluded. Today, Da Costa confirmed that departure saying, in part, "Jackson Martinez has chosen Milan. I want him to be happy." The move would cost AC Milan €35 million, which the Colombian's release clause stipulates.

- Rafael van der Vaart won't be coming to MLS anytime soon. The Netherlands star had been linked to a U.S. move, but a report in De Telegraf says the 32-year-old is instead headed to La Liga and Real Betis.

- Paris Saint-Germain won't have a big Swedish hole to fill in their attack if Zlatan Ibrahimovic is true to his word. The 33-year-old said he belongs at PSG and that reports linking him with a return to Milan are completely untrue.


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