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Friday’s transfer rumors – Man City prepare €100m Kane raid

Jules Kounde of Sevilla, Harry Kane of Tottenham, Marcel Sabitzer of RB Salzburg
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Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and more.

Liverpool sign two teenage defenders.

Liverpool have secured the signing of 16-year-old central defender Stefan Bajcetic and 15-year-old left-back Calum Scanlon.

Bajcetic joined from Celta Vigo for €250,000 while Scanlon arrived from Birmingham City for a fee of about €450,000.

The Reds beat off competition from Manchester United for Bajcetic who they have been scouting since 2019. [The Athletic]

Leeds rekindle interest in Draxler.

Julian Draxler was linked with a move to Leeds United over the summer and the player has once again emerged on the club’s radar in January.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is free to speak to other clubs with his contract set to expire in June 2021.

Leeds are one of a number of clubs wanting to sign the World Cup winner with a transfer interest also reported from Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Hertha Berlin. [Gazzetta dello Sport via TeamTalk]

Kounde on Man United shortlist.

Jules Kounde is one of the five central defenders on the January shortlist of Manchester United. 

The Red Devils will have to break the bank to land a player Manchester City failed to land in the summer with Sevilla, who have no desire to sell, unwilling to listen to offers less than €80 million.

Villarreal’s Pau Torres, Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu, Schalke’s Ozan Kabak, and Brighton’s Ben White are the other possible targets for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. [Mundo Deportivo]

Man City plot stunning Kane move.

Harry Kane could end up at Manchester City next summer with the club preparing a shock £90 million bid for the striker.

Kane, who has scored at least 20 goals in each of the past six seasons for Tottenham, is targeted by Pep Guardiola as he aims to bring in a replacement for the aging Sergio Aguero.

The England skipper is yet to win a silverware throughout his career and previously left the door open for an exit from Spurs. [Daily Mail]

London clubs to battle for Sabitzer.

RB Salzburg’s Marcel Sabitzer is a transfer target for both Arsenal and Tottenham.

26-year-old Sabitzer has been tracked by Spurs ‘for a few months’ and the Gunners have also become ‘very keen’ in acquiring his services.

The Austrian playmaker is valued at around £45 million but could be available for a slightly reduced fee in the summer with his contract expiring in 18 months’ time. [ESPN via Daily Mail]