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Friday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid plot summer bid for Premier League goal machine

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Real Madrid plot summer bid for Premier League goal machine

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland is on Real Madrid’s list of summer transfer targets.

The reigning European champions believe Haaland can replace 35-year-old Karim Benzema. They’ve had a series of meetings with the player’s representatives, leaving them confident of doing a deal. They also have an eye on Haaland’s former Borussia Dortmund teammate Jude Bellingham. [Independent]

Could Raya replace De Gea at Man Utd?

Manchester United have entered the race for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.

The 27-year-old Spaniard appears likely to leave Brentford after rejecting a new contract. His current deal runs until June 2024. His situation has caught United’s interest, with the club seeking a keeper capable of competing against current No.1 David de Gea at Old Trafford. [talkSPORT]

Robert Lewandowski hopes to stay at Barcelona for ‘many years’

Guimaraes is set for a new deal at Newcastle

Newcastle United are close to agreeing on a new long-term contract with midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

The 25-year-old Brazil international’s current deal runs until June 2026. He has impressed immensely since his €42 million arrival from Lyon last year, prompting rumored interest from clubs like Real Madrid and Chelsea. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Wirtz emerges as Barcelona’s latest transfer target

Barcelona have approached the representatives of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz.

The 19-year-old German has shined since returning from a long-term ACL injury. In fact, his performances have been so good, Barcelona are now keen. The LaLiga leaders have kept close tabs on Wirtz and plan to explore a potential transfer deal in the summer. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Antonio Conte may leave Tottenham

Hudson-Odoi will likely return to Chelsea this summer

Bayer Leverkusen are unlikely to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

The 22-year-old winger has struggled to make his mark on a season-long loan in Germany. He has started just seven Bundesliga games, managing one goal and an assist in 20 appearances across all competitions. [Sky Sport – in German]