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Friday’s transfer rumors – Manchester United offer €15m a year contract to Bundesliga star

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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.

Manchester United offer €15m-a-year contract to Bundesliga star

The Red Devils have reportedly made a transfer offer for Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji.

The 26-year-old Swiss has a four-year deal worth €15 million a year on the table. He is keen on a move to England. Dortmund may expect a transfer fee worth around €25-30 million, a figure Manchester United would be able to match. [Bild – in German]

Lukaku to fight for his Chelsea future

Despite links of a rumored return to Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku intends to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea.

The 28-year-old striker has endured a difficult return to Stamford Bridge, scoring just five goals in 17 Premier League games this season. [Mirror]

Andreas Christensen rules out move to Premier League rivals

Manchester City lead the Haaland race

Pep Guardiola’s side have emerged as the alleged favorites to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

The 21-year-old Norwegian has stirred transfer interest from fellow European giants Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, and Real Madrid.

Real Madrid want him to stay at Dortmund for one more season before signing him. [SER Deportivos – in Spanish]

Arsenal to stall contract talks with Lacazette

The Gunners have put talks over Alexandre Lacazette’s future on hold until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old French striker is into the final six months of his current deal at the Emirates. He is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs. However, Arsenal are fine about that. The club’s priority is to focus on qualifying for the Champions League this season. [Standard]

Barcelona consider move for Saul Niguez

The Blaugrana are considering a move for Saul Niguez in the summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old Spaniard is set to return to Atletico Madrid after his loan spell at Chelsea. He has struggled to make his mark in the Blues midfield, making just six Premier League appearances to date. [Sport – in Spanish]