The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Barcelona make a bid to sign three Chelsea players for FREE
The Blaugrana have made an audacious transfer bid to sign Chelsea defenders Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Because of sanctions placed on Roman Abramovich, Chelsea cannot offer the trio new contracts. Their current deals run out at the end of the season. Barcelona have, therefore, attempted to seize this opportunity. The LaLiga side have sent offers to sign all three players for free. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete joins Lyon
The 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder has signed for Lyon until the end of the season.
🦁 2️⃣0️⃣ 🦁 pic.twitter.com/brL5Z1S6g8
— Olympique Lyonnais 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@OL_English) March 31, 2022
Gareth Bale a summer target for Serie A giants
AC Milan are interested in signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid on a free transfer.
The 32-year-old winger will leave Real Madrid at the end of his contract this summer. Therefore, AC Milan have approached his representatives to understand his plans and salary demands. [Rudy Galetti]
Spain make a shortlist of Enrique replacements
Spain manager Luis Enrique is a reported target for Manchester United.
The former Barcelona boss’ contract with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) ends after the 2022 World Cup. He doesn’t want to leave before then.
Nonetheless, the RFF has drawn up a list of candidates to replace Enrique just in case. These include Athletic Club coach Marcelino Garcia and former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde. [ESPN]
Real Madrid to sign Vinicius Tobias
Brazilian RB Vinícius Tobías will sign a pre-contract for five seasons with Real Madrid in case the club will trigger the buy option in the next years. 🇧🇷 #RealMadrid
The agreement has been completed on player and clubs side – he’s joining Real from Shakhtar.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 31, 2022
Man City confident of beating Real Madrid to Haaland
Manchester City are confident of seeing off competition from Real Madrid to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer.
The Premier League leaders feel they have the financial muscle to cover the €75 million release clause in Haaland’s contract at Dortmund, the Norwegian’s salary, and other associated fees.
Angelino, Ferran Torres, and Jack Harrison’s departures for a combined €85 million have left City in a strong financial position. [ESPN]
Liverpool seal deal for Celtic teenager
Liverpool have reportedly signed 16-year-old Celtic winger Ben Doak for a compensation fee of around £600,000 ($787k/€711k).
Massimiliano Allegri rejected Real Madrid
Massimiliano Allegri 🗣
"I had already signed an agreement with Real Madrid but then, in the morning, I called Florentino Pérez and told him I wouldn't join because I had chosen Juventus. He thanked me for my words. I said no to Real Madrid twice." pic.twitter.com/k88G0OR4g2
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) March 31, 2022