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Rumor round-up: Aaron Ramsey, Ousmane Dembélé, Aleix Vidal, Munir

Silly Season continues!

Arsenal v Paris Saint Germain - International Champions Cup 2018 Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC

Barça want Ramsey for Dembélé?

We start with a ridiculous claim from the most ridiculous outlet on Earth: The Sun is “reporting” that Barcelona have told Arsenal they want Aaron Ramsey plus cash to let Ousmane Dembélé join the Gunners. They say the Blaugrana want to improve their midfield depth and Dembélé knows about Arsenal’s interest, but we all know Barça have made it publicly clear multiple times they will not sell the young Frenchman. Plus it’s The Sun saying this, so let’s just move on.

Vidal “very close” to Sevilla move

Multiple reports from multiple outlets in Spain are saying that Aleix Vidal is closing in on a return to Sevilla, the club he left to join Barça in 2015. Vidal was never able to become a key first team player and Ernesto Valverde has given the club the green light to sell him. The deal will be agreed for 10 million euros, and the announcement should come once the clubs finish their negotiations. Barça want 9 million up front plus another 1 million in bonuses, while Sevilla are looking for a 8+2 package, but that isn’t seen as big hurdle to clear. According to Mundo Deportivo, the transfer should be done in 48 hours.

Munir ‘waiting’ for Barça extension

Young Barça striker Munir El-Haddadi has been informed by Technical Secretary Eric Abidal that he is part of the plans for next season and will receive a new contract soon. Munir started preseason on a high with a goal and a solid 45 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur, and if Barça do sell Paco Alcácer this summer Munir is hoping for significant minutes as a backup to any player in attack, which is something Ernesto Valverde really values.

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