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Friday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona name top target to replace Sergio Busquets

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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.

Barcelona name top target to replace Sergio Busquets

Ilkay Gundogan is the man Barcelona believe can replace the outgoing Sergio Busquets. The Manchester City midfielder will be available for a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Manager Xavi Hernandez reckons Gundogan can adapt to Busquets’ role in the team. He views the 32-year-old German as an intelligent and versatile player, and he has asked for reports on his behavior off the pitch. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Josko Gvardiol won’t rule out a Chelsea move

Atletico Madrid name their price for Felix

The LaLiga giants would allow Joao Felix to leave in the upcoming transfer windows for around €100 million.

Felix, who joined Atletico in 2019 for a club-record fee of €126 million fee, has struggled to make his mark this season. The former Benfica forward has started just five of the club’s 14 league games, managing three goals and three assists.

Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich are all reportedly interested in Felix. [AS – in Spanish]

Messi set for PSG contract offer

Paris Saint-Germain plan to make a formal contract extension offer to Lionel Messi after the World Cup.

The 35-year-old forward’s current deal in France expires next summer, although he can extend it for another 12 months. However, while Messi has no concrete plans for an MLS transfer or to go back to Barcelona, PSG want to set things in stone by offering him a new contract. [Goal]

Franck Kessie doesn’t plan to leave Barcelona

No Endrick bid from Barcelona…for now

Barcelona are interested in Endrick, but won’t launch a transfer bid for the Palmeiras forward this season.

The 16-year-old Brazilian has attracted interest across Europe from clubs such as Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain. However, Endrick cannot move to Europe until he’s 18. [Marca – in Spanish]