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Friday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea plot moves for 2 Bundesliga stars

Friday's transfer rumors - Chelsea plot moves for 2 Bundesliga stars
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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.

Could James Rodriguez leave Everton?

Despite a bright start at Everton, James Rodriguez is unhappy. Life under Carlo Ancelotti hasn’t gone the way the Colombian hoped, and he is reportedly eyeing a transfer back to Spain in the summer with Atletico Madrid. [Defensa Central – in Spanish]

The Rojiblancos have been linked with the former Real Madrid man on several occasions in the past.

Chelsea plot Bundesliga raid

Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule and Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Jonas Hofmann are on Thomas Tuchel’s radar.

Dayot Upamecano’s impending arrival from RB Leipzig in the summer has thrown Sule’s future in doubt. The 25-year-old’s uncertain future has alerted several top clubs. But Tuchel is allegedly very keen to bring him to Chelsea. [AZ – in German]

While Hofmann, who has managed six goals and 10 assists in 21 appearances across all competitions this season, also greatly interests the Blues manager. [Bild – in German]

Liverpool & Real Madrid are Mbappe’s 2 preferred new clubs

Kylian Mbappe’s heart is set on Real Madrid or Liverpool should he leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. The 22-year-old is out of contract next year and a final decision on his future looms.

PSG hope to tie him down to a new long-term contract. If things don’t go to plan, however, they may need to sell in the summer to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer in 2022. [L’Equipe – in French]

Juventus may try to re-sign Kean

Moise Kean has done a stellar job on loan at Paris Saint-Germain this season. The 20-year-old has scored 14 goals in only 25 appearances across all competitions, reigniting his reputation as one of Europe’s most promising youngsters.

His former side Juventus may now reportedly attempt to re-sign Kean from his parent club Everton in the summer. [Le 10 Sport – in French]

Real Madrid’s crafty plan to sign Haaland

Los Blancos may hold on to Martin Odegaard in a plot to tempt fellow Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland to Spain. The Borussia Dortmund striker’s reputation grows with almost each passing game. An exit from Signal Iduna Park is inevitable one day, but where would he go next?

Clubs from the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A have all been strongly linked. But in keeping Odegaard, who is on loan at Arsenal amid a lack of opportunities in Spain, Real Madrid hope it could sway Haaland into joining them. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]