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Friday’s transfer rumors – Dortmund eye a Haaland replacement

Friday's transfer rumors - Dortmund eye a possible Haaland replacement
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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 Origi replace Haaland at Dortmund?

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has reportedly entered Borussia Dortmund’s radar. The German giants are seeking a new striker amid transfer rumors linking Erling Haaland with an exit, and believe Origi could be their man.

The 25-year-old, who has started only twice in the Premier League this season, could be available for around £12m. [Football Insider]

Tottenham won’t take up £36m option on Vinicius

Tottenham are uninterested in activating a £36m buy option for Carlos Vinicius. The London club will only pay £17m instead to keep the on-loan forward. It’s unclear, however, whether his parent club Benfica would accept the offer.

Spurs feel Vinicius, who has rarely played outside the Europa League and FA Cup, hasn’t justified his original value in their buy option agreement with Benfica. [Daily Mail]

Real Madrid find a replacement for Lucas Vazquez

Lucas Vazquez’s contract expires at the end of the season. The 29-year-old hasn’t agreed on fresh terms for a deal with Real Madrid so far. Therefore, the club’s transfer chiefs are eyeing up replacements for next season.

One name reportedly on the shortlist is Jorge de Frutos. The former Castilla winger has had an impressive first season at Levante, whom he joined last summer in a €2m transfer. However, Real Madrid retain 50% of his rights and have the first refusal, making a potential deal a relatively straightforward process. [Marca]

Manchester United set their sights on Emiliano Martinez

Amid doubts over David de Gea’s future at Old Trafford, Manchester United are considering a replacement. Back-up keeper Dean Henderson would be the most likely choice. But it seems the club may favor outside options.

The Red Devils are allegedly mulling over a transfer bid for former Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez, who has impressed at Aston Villa this season. [Football Insider]

Sevilla to lower Kounde asking price

It seems Sevilla are prepared to offload star defender Jules Kounde. The center-back’s €90m price tag, which has put off a lot of suitors, is set to be reduced to around €60m to reignite interest.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain have all reportedly expressed an interest in the past. [El Gol digital – in Spanish]