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Friday’s transfer rumors – 2 Serie A giants target Ziyech

Friday's transfer rumors - 2 Serie A giants target Ziyech
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

AC Milan and Juventus monitor Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech has had a mixed start to life at Stamford Bridge. The winger has shown promise, but he’s only featured in two of Thomas Tuchel’s first five games as Chelsea manager. Therefore, AC Milan and Juventus are keeping tabs on a surprise transfer swoop.

The Serie A giants will allegedly make a move in the summer should Ziyech’s relationship with Chelsea become strained. [Calciomercato]

Competition for Tottenham target Damsgaard heats up

Mikkel Damsgaard is a wanted man. The 20-year-old winger has enjoyed an impressive debut campaign with Serie A club Sampdoria since a €6.50m transfer from Danish side Nordsjaelland in September. Tottenham, for one, have been on high alert.

But Spurs boss Jose Mourinho could face some unwelcome competition from Leeds, Southampton, and West Ham for Damsgaard. [Star]

Modric offers pay cut to stay at Real Madrid

The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner is out of contract at the end of the season but is keen to remain. Modric, therefore, has told the Real Madrid board that he is prepared to take a pay cut to extend his nine-year association with the club.

While Modric may be 35 years old, he is still a regular under manager Zinedine Zidane. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Man United still ‘undecided’ on Cavani and Mata

The Red Devils are undecided on whether to activate one-year extensions on striker Edinson Cavani and midfielder Juan Mata’s contracts. The latter, in particular, has struggled to feature regularly for the club this season.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, meanwhile, is expected to leave Old Trafford once his contract expires in the summer. [Manchester Evening News]

Chelsea to swap Jorginho for Eriksen?

The Blues have reportedly proposed a surprise transfer deal to Inter Milan involving Jorginho and Christian Eriksen.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has eyes on Eriksen, who Inter are apparently willing to sell in the summer. Hence, the Nerazzurri could swap the Dane for Jorginho and pay an additional €20m to seal a deal. Talks between the clubs, however, are at a very early stage. [Calciomercatoweb]

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