Today’s fluff is hoping for a miracle

We start with news that Mikel Arteta may be set for a summer spent wrestling with clubs in La Liga who want to make off with his strikers. Not only will the Arsenal manager have to fend off burly folk from Barcelona who intend to woo Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, but reports in Spain suggest Atlético Madrid suits will try to whisk away Alexandre Lacazette too. Diego Simeone has unfinished business with Lacazette, you see. But don’t worry, he doesn’t mean the French striker any harm. No, he just really, really likes him and still hasn’t got over a move for Lacazette collapsing in 2017 because of a transfer ban at Atlético. He could also do with a few goals. Atlético have scored only 31 in the league this season, less than half of Barcelona’s tally, and even they haven’t been very good.

Barcelona also have an eye on Mill favourite Timo Werner, who has half of Europe chasing him, but a warm hug from Jürgen Klopp could still convince the Leipzig striker that his future lies not in Catalonia but with Liverpool.

Related: All players on Leipzig bench would play in my Spurs team, says José Mourinho

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