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Friday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid identify a replacement for Casemiro

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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.

Real Madrid identify a Casemiro replacement

As Casemiro contemplates a transfer to Manchester United, Real Madrid have identified a potential replacement in Bruno Guimaraes.

Los Blancos view the 24-year-old midfielder as an ideal candidate to replace Casemiro. However, Guimaraes only joined Newcastle United from Lyon in January for €42.1 million, so a summer exit appears unlikely. He is under contract at the Premier League club until the summer of 2026. [AS – in Spanish]

Ronaldo open to Dortmund move

Cristiano Ronaldo is open to joining Borussia Dortmund from Manchester United.

The 37-year-old forward’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has approached Dortmund about a potential transfer. But while the German giants have discussed whether to make a bid, a deal seems unlikely at this stage.

Ronaldo’s age and wage demands are the biggest obstacles to a move to Signal Iduna Park. [Bild – in German, subscription required]

Casemiro’s move to Man Utd is ‘a matter of time’

Barcelona eye move for ex-Real Madrid star

Former Real Madrid star Achraf Hakimi has become Barcelona’s latest right-back target.

After missing out on Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, Barca have identified Hakimi as a potential alternative. The 23-year-old currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France. He is under contract with the Ligue 1 champions until June 2026. [El Chiringuito TV]

Nice target moves for Pepe & Cavani

OGC Nice have eyes on a transfer for Nicolas Pepe, Edinson Cavani, and Ben Brereton Diaz.

The Ligue 1 club may sign Pepe on loan from Arsenal. There is also a concrete interest in Blackburn striker Diaz, while Cavani is available for a free transfer after leaving Manchester United this summer. [L’Equipe – in French]

Jurrien Timber signs new Ajax deal until 2025

Man Utd identify a potential backup keeper

Manchester United have identified Everton’s Asmir Begovic as a potential backup goalkeeper.

The Red Devils are on the lookout for a new No. 2 after Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan. Begovic is reportedly at the top of the club’s list. The 35-year-old will be available for a free transfer next summer when his contract at Everton expires. [Telegraph – subscription required]