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Friday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid prepare trade deal for Mbappe

Friday's transfer rumors - Real Madrid prepare trade deal for Mbappe
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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 to trade Vinicius for Mbappe?

Amid reports that Kylian Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain future hangs in the balance, Real Madrid prepare to make a transfer bid.

The 33-time Spanish champions are apparently prepared to offer Vinicius Junior in an attempt to sign Mbappe in the summer. [El Chiringuito, via Metro]

Man United could use Lingard to sign Rice

Jesse Lingard is a man reborn at West Ham and could stay in London on a permanent transfer. Nobody has confirmed or denied it so far. But it seems Manchester United already have a plan in mind for the summer.

The Red Devils are keen to sign Hammers midfielder Declan Rice and could explore the possibility of using Lingard as a makeweight to seal a deal. [Athletic – subscription required]

Leeds enter the race for Aguero

A new, and somewhat unexpected, bidder has come for Sergio Aguero in Leeds United. Despite the prospect of no European football for next season, the club’s manager Marcelo Bielsa hopes he can tempt the outgoing Manchester City star.

The Whites hope the club’s future plans and the passionate fanbase could entice Aguero into a surprise free transfer. [90min]

Boca Junior becomes more likely for Cavani

Edinson Cavani looks increasingly likely to leave Manchester United on a free transfer this summer. The Uruguayan is apparently “closer than ever” to joining 34-time Argentine champions Boca Juniors.

The club’s vice president, Juan Roman Riquelme, is handling the negotiations with Cavani. [ESPN]

Chelsea want BOTH Haaland & Aguero

Why have just one of them, when you can have both?

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to spend big to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. And with Sergio Aguero available on a free transfer, the Manchester City legend would make a splendid partner in crime for Haaland. [90min]

Dembele to sign new Barcelona deal

A “fiscal agreement” is all that is missing for Ousmane Dembele’s new contract at Barcelona.

The Frenchman has emerged as an integral part of Ronald Koeman’s set-up this season and now appears more likely than ever to commit his future to Barcelona. [Marca]