Transfer rumours: Partey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aubameyang, Ighalo

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Atletico Madrid want to swap their 26-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey - who is an Arsenal target - with Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 26. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, promised his grandfather before he died that he would play for Real Madrid. (Sun) external-link

The Gunners have also been dealt a blow in their pursuit of RB Leipzig's 21-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano after his agent said a big money move would be unlikely because of coronavirus. (Sport 1, via Metro)external-link

Liverpool could sign Lyon's 21-year-old French midfielder Houssem Aouar, as his club have allowed him to move. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Shanghai Shenhua expect Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, 30, to return from his loan spell at Manchester United in time for the start of the new Chinese Super League season, which is scheduled to begin in July. (Sky Sports)external-link

Meanwhile, United have revived their interest in 22-year-old Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez. (Sport, via Mail)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have had a boost in their pursuit of Brazilian midfielder Willian because the 31-year-old's contract extension talks with Chelsea are over. (

Chelsea will join the race to sign West Ham United and England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, this summer - if Real Madrid sign the Blues' France international N'Golo Kante, 29. (Mirror)external-link

Borussia Dortmund want to sign Chelsea's English midfielder Charlie Webster, 16. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City want to sign Paris St-Germain's 17-year-old French midfielder Edouard Michut. (Sky Sports)external-link

The father of Brazilian midfielder Gerson has claimed Arsenal and Spurs are both keen on signing the 22-year-old from Flamengo. (ESPN - in Portuguese)external-link

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admits it will be difficult for the club to keep hold of their star players this summer - amid reported interest from Chelsea in 23-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele. (Star)external-link

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