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Friday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal & Newcastle eye moves for Championship goal machine

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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.

Arsenal & Newcastle eye moves for Championship goal machine

Arsenal and Newcastle United are monitoring Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old Serbian has produced a remarkable 40 goals and seven assists in 40 Championship games this season to help the newly promoted Fulham climb to the top of the standings. [Ekrem Konur]

Barcelona eye a move for Rashford

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is a potential transfer target for Barcelona.

The 24-year-old Englishman has endured a tough season. Injuries have limited his impact, forcing him to settle for five goals in 30 appearances across all competitions. His contract ends in 2023. Despite having the option to extend for another year, both player and club are open to a departure.

Barcelona, for one, maybe interested. The La Liga giants appreciate Rashford’s potential and versatility. But their financial problems could make a deal difficult. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Fernando joins RB Salzburg

The 23-year-old Brazilian striker will play for the Austrian side next season in a five-year deal from Shakhtar Donetsk for a €6 million fee.

Bale is in talks for an MLS move

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has resumed talks over a free transfer to MLS side DC United after a long pause.

The 32-year-old Welshman will leave Real Madrid at the end of his contract this summer. Despite talks with DC United initially breaking down, they’re back on the table. The MLS club is prepared to pay him more than what Wayne Rooney got in 2018. [Washington Post]

Lukaku to join AC Milan?

AC Milan could offer Romelu Lukaku an ‘escape route’ from his Chelsea nightmare.

The 28-year-old striker hasn’t scored a Premier League or Champions League goal in 2022. He has lost favor under Blues boss Thomas Tuchel and could be on his way out in the summer.

Due to Lukaku’s past record at local rivals Inter, AC Milan are interested in a deal. But the sheer cost of one complicates things, given the player’s £325,000-a-week wages and the transfer fee. [Goal]

Antonio Rudiger to decide his future soon

Leipzig expect Manchester United & Arsenal target to stay

RB Leipzig have again insisted Christopher Nkunku will still be their player next season.

The 24-year-old midfielder has caught the eye of Premier League sides Manchester United and Arsenal following another prolific campaign in the Bundesliga.

In 45 appearances across all competitions this season, Nkunku has supplied Leipzig with 30 goals and 20 assists. [Sky Sports Germany – in German]

Barcelona interested in signing Soler

The Blaugrana want to make a move for Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler.

The 25-year-old Spaniard has supplied 11 goals and five assists in 27 LaLiga appearances this season. His contract at Valencia runs out in June 2023.

Barcelona and Valencia have a good working relationship. The priority in a deal for Soler is to find an economic solution that suits both clubs. Reports have also linked Los Che left-back Jose Gaya with a transfer to Camp Nou. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

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