• Transfers

Friday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea ready to snap up Donnarumma

Friday's transfer rumors - Chelsea ready to snap up Donnarumma
Getty Images

The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Chelsea ready to make Donnarumma offer

Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to leave AC Milan on a free transfer once his contract expires in June. Several clubs, therefore, are bound to make moves. However, Chelsea appear to be favorites for the highly-rated goalkeeper

The Blues are reportedly ready to offer Donnarumma a contract worth €10.5m per season to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga. [Libero Quotidiano]

Napoli drop Koulibaly asking price

Napoli have allegedly reduced their asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly to €45m. The Senegalese center-back has emerged as a top transfer target in recent seasons.

Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Manchester United are all said to be interested. [Il Mattino – in Italian]

Could Konate become Arsenal’s latest target?

After offloading Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi in January, Arsenal want a new center-back. The Gunners have since shortlisted Ibrahima Konate, who has impressed alongside Dayot Upamecano at RB Leipzig.

This interest comes amid uncertainty regarding the long-term futures of David Luiz, Dinos Mavropanos, and Calum Chambers. [Standard]

Lazio don’t want Manchester United loan star

Andreas Pereira hasn’t won favor on loan at Lazio this season. The midfielder has only started four times across his 15 appearances in all competitions, making a permanent transfer deal in Italy unlikely.

Therefore, Manchester United have begun a search for an alternative club to sign Pereira in the summer. [Corriere Dello Sport – in Italian]

AC Milan to rival Leeds for Real Madrid star

Lucas Vazquez is out of contract at the end of the season. The winger has spent almost his entire career at Real Madrid, having only spent one campaign outside the Spanish capital with Espanyol in 2014/15.

But he allegedly favors a change of scenery in the summer, prompting interest from Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa. AC Milan, though, are also keen. The Italian giants are confident they can secure a deal to sign him. [Fichajes, via Sport Witness]