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Friday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona shortlist a big-name Lewandowski alternative

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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 shortlist a big-name Lewandowski alternative

Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku is the striker Barcelona have next in mind if they cannot seal a transfer for Bayern Munich frontman Robert Lewandowski.

Xavi Hernandez wants a quality no. 9 and Lukaku, four years younger than Lewandowski, is a player the Barca coach likes. Bayern and Inter Milan are also interested in the Belgium international. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Lyon plot their move for Arsenal man Lacazette

Five years on from selling Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal for €53 million, Lyon plan to re-sign the 31-year-old striker on a free transfer.

Lacazette’s contract at Arsenal expires at the end of this month, making him a free agent for this summer. [L’Equipe – in French]

‘Several teams’ are interested in Alvaro Morata

Three Man City players could leave

Striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Oleksandr Zinchenko could both leave Manchester City this summer.

Raheem Sterling is another player who could leave the Premier League champions, although the winger would only consider joining another elite club. [The Athletic – subscription required]

Marseille eye loan deal for Alvarez

The French giants would like to sign Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez on loan for next season.

Alvarez has impressed on loan at River Plate, supplying 14 goals and 4 assists in 17 appearances. The 22-year-old is due to link up with Man City for the first time in July. However, as Erling Haaland will probably be the club’s lead striker next season, a move to Ligue 1 could offer him some valuable game time. [Footmercato – in French]

Gennaro Gattuso to become the next Valencia manager

Antonio Rudiger completes Real Madrid move

Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer.

Read the full story here on Ace Football

Lenglet could leave Barcelona for Tottenham

Tottenham are in talks with Barcelona about a loan deal for defender Clement Lenglet.

Thanks to new rules preventing loan deals from going beyond one season, Barcelona are looking for ways to keep Lenglet – who is under contract until 2026 – in north London for a second year. [Diario Sport]