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Friday’s transfer rumors – Dortmund duo tipped to join Manchester United

Dani Alves, Erling Haaland, Antonio Rudiger
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Dortmund duo tipped to join Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund stars Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland remain hot on Manchester United’s transfer radar.

There is ‘cautious optimism’ at Old Trafford that Bellingham will become a Red Devil. The 18-year-old has allegedly asked former Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho about the ‘set-up and vibe’ at his new club. United previously tried to add him to their midfield ranks last year.

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains keen on a reunion with Haaland. The Dortmund striker’s reported €75 million release clause becomes active next summer. [Indepedent]

Dani Alves completes Sao Paulo exit

Sao Paulo have confirmed the departure of Dani Alves after agreeing to end the full-back’s contract.

Alves, who was under contract until December 2022, left amid reports of a wage dispute. As a free agent, the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain defender can complete a transfer to another club without restriction.

Could Rudiger leave Chelsea?

Antonio Rudiger has reportedly stalled contract talks with Chelsea upon receiving an offer that fell below his expectations.

The 28-year-old, who currently earns £100,000 a week, had an offer worth around £140,000 per week on the table. But as his existing deal expires next summer, Rudiger plans to keep his options open. He can negotiate a free transfer for next summer with clubs outside England from January.

Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus are reportedly interested. [Times – subscription required]

Benitez sets Everton’s transfer priority

Despite a low-key transfer window in the summer, Rafael Benitez is already planning ahead for January.

The Everton manager’s priority is to add a top central defender to his ranks that can emulate the impact Virgil van Dijk has had at Liverpool, as well as Ruben Dias at Manchester City. [Football Insider]

Lacazette back on Juventus’ radar

Juventus are considering a move for Alexandre Lacazette in January following a slow start to the Serie A season.

The French forward is out of contract at Arsenal next summer and has only played 32 minutes this term. Therefore, Juventus could try to sign him in the winter or wait until he becomes a free agent in June 2022.[Calciomercato – in Italian]