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Friday’s transfer rumors – Haaland or Mbappe? Real Madrid name their top priority

Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid
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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.

Haaland or Mbappe? Real Madrid name their top priority

Erling Haaland is Real Madrid’s top transfer priority, not Kylian Mbappe.

Despite Mbappe’s alleged desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January, Real Madrid have other ideas. Carlo Ancelotti’s side want a long-term successor for Karim Benzema. They feel Haaland fits the bill. The Manchester City striker could be available for a transfer to non-Premier League clubs in 2024 for a €200 million fee. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Tuchel is open to the England job

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel would be open to replacing Gareth Southgate as the next England coach.

Southgate, who is under contract until 2024, has faced doubts over his future amid a series of recent lackluster displays from the English national team.

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Marcelo Gallardo will leave River Plate

Felix won’t leave Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have no plans to sell Joao Felix in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old forward has become frustrated with his bit-part role in recent weeks. This has prompted suggestions he could try to leave Atletico this winter. The Spanish giants, however, won’t play ball. They are adamant the player is going nowhere. [Relevo – in Spanish]

Jorginho prefers Chelsea stay over Barcelona move

Despite interest from Barcelona, Jorginho would prefer to stay at Chelsea beyond this season.

The 30-year-old midfielder’s contract is up next summer, meaning he will be available for a free transfer. Barcelona are keeping tabs on his situation, as well as that of his Blues teammate N’Golo Kante. [Evening Standard]

Lazio want €120m for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Xhaka & Arsenal to begin contract talks

Arsenal and Granit Xhaka are set to hold contract talks after the World Cup.

Xhaka has thrived in a more advanced midfield role this season, contributing to five goals in nine Premier League games. Manager Mikel Arteta is keen to keep the 30-year-old, whose current deal runs until June 2024. [Football Insider]