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Friday’s transfer rumors – Man Utd put four defenders up for sale

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Man Utd put four defenders up for sale

Manchester United are planning a defensive clear-out for the summer transfer window.

Captain Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles, and Brandon Williams are up for sale. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot also face uncertain futures. This comes amid reports linking United with Jeremie Frimpong. They are said to be in talks with the Bayer Leverkusen defender’s agent. [Daily Mail]

Barcelona prepare an offer for Messi

The Blaugrana are preparing to make Lionel Messi an offer to rejoin the club this summer.

The 35-year-old forward can leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer. After much debate, Barcelona will finally make their move. They will send their proposal to LaLiga first for approval, before presenting it to Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Chelsea approach Mauricio Pochettino

Man City plot a deal for a Chelsea player

Manchester City want to sign Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Despite persistent transfer links with Borussia Dortmund ace Jude Bellingham, City are exploring alternatives. One of those is Kovacic. The 28-year-old may serve as a potential replacement for Ilkay Gundogan. [GiveMeSport]

Napoli name their asking price for Osimhen

The Serie A leaders want offers of around €150 million for striker Victor Osimhen.

That said, Napoli would prefer to keep Osimhen. The 24-year-old Nigerian has been in sensational form this season, leading to a host of clubs chasing his signature. Manchester United, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain are among those interested. [Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]

Felix Passlack will join VfL Bochum on a free transfer

Kessie for Brozovic? Barca & Inter discuss a swap deal

Barcelona and Inter Milan are discussing a swap deal involving midfielders Franck Kessie and Marcelo Brozovic.

Brozovic is a player of interest. Barcelona like the 30-year-old, but feel an exchange deal – not a transfer – is the only option. They hope to use Inter’s interest in Kessie to wrap up a potential agreement that may suit both parties. [Sport – in Spanish]