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Friday’s transfer rumors – Man Utd make a move for €40m-rated defender

Axel Disasi
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Man Utd make a move for €40m-rated defender

Manchester United have approached AS Monaco about a potential transfer for Axel Disasi.

At this stage, only initial talks have taken place. Disasi is expected to leave Monaco in 2023. Prior reports have said the 24-year-old defender may cost around €40 million. United are interested, especially as Harry Maguire’s future is uncertain. The captain, however, is unlikely to leave in January. [Daily Mail]

Chelsea hopeful of beating Arsenal to Mudryk

The Blues are confident of doing a deal for Arsenal target Mykhailo Mudryk after positive talks with Shakhtar Donetsk.

While Mudryk favors a transfer to Arsenal, Shakhtar have rejected two offers from the Gunners. The bid was worth €65 million, but it was some way off Shakhtar’s €100 million price tag. Therefore, Chelsea are ready to make a deal happen for the 22-year-old winger. [The Guardian]

Daley Blind joins Bayern Munich

Barcelona line-up a free transfer for Bundesliga defender

Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan N’Dicka is on Barcelona’s list of potential transfer targets.

The 23-year-old Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and is unlikely to sign an extension at Eintracht. Therefore, Barcelona are considering a move to bolster their defensive ranks. [Fichajes – in Spanish]

PSG are keeping tabs on Olise

Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.

The Ligue 1 leaders have earmarked Olise as a potential future transfer target. They plan to watch the 21-year-old throughout the season. His contract at Palace runs until the summer of 2026. [Daily Mail]

Chelsea sign Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile for €38m

Ronaldo wants Pepe to join Al-Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked Al-Nassr to sign his Portugal teammate Pepe.

Allegedly, Ronaldo wants to ‘surround himself with some of his friends’ in Saudi Arabia. Pepe, who played with the forward at Real Madrid, is out of contract at FC Porto in the summer. Al-Nassr also have an eye on two more of CR7’s ex-Real Madrid teammates: Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric. [Marca]