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Friday’s transfer rumors – Ronaldo & Messi’s futures take a new twist

Friday's transfer rumors - Ronaldo & Messi's futures take a new twist
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Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

PSG keep tabs on Ronaldo

Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on Cristiano Ronaldo as a potential transfer target. The Portuguese star’s future is in doubt following another early Champions League exit, with Juventus reportedly planning to re-build the team in the summer.

Should Ronaldo leave Turin, PSG could make an enticing offer. [Le Parisien – in French]

Barcelona’s chances of keeping Messi ‘50-50’

The Lionel Messi transfer saga takes another twist. He’ll allegedly spend only two more seasons in Europe before packing his bags to link-up with David Beckham at Inter Miami in the MLS.

Joan Laporta’s return as president, however, has improved Barcelona’s chances of keeping Messi. As things stand, the club’s chances of keeping him beyond the end of this season are rated at 50-50. [Cadena Ser – in Spanish]

Chelsea eye potential Pulisic replacement

Kingsley Coman is the man to replace Christian Pulisic if the American leaves Chelsea in the summer.

Pulisic has fallen out of favor under new Blues manager Thomas Tuchel, and it’s not gone unnoticed by the club. The transfer chiefs are, therefore, keeping an eye on Bayern Munich winger Coman. [Mail]

Arsenal in the race to sign Scottish defender

18-year-old Scottish center-back Ibane Bowat is a wanted man. The teenager has impressed at youth level for Fulham, prompting interest from Arsenal, West Ham, Everton, and Brighton.

The four Premier League clubs, along with German side FC Koln, have reportedly begun talks over a transfer for Bowat, whose current deal at Fulham expires in June. [TeamTalk]

Haaland is Laporta’s top transfer target

Joan Laporta is a man on a mission. The newly elected Barcelona president has eyes on next season, where he hopes to build a more competitive side to compete for all major honors.

Erling Haaland is Laporta’s top transfer target. The president plans to build the team around the Borussia Dortmund striker and captain Lionel Messi. Other potential targets include David Alaba, Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay, and Eric Garcia. [Diario AS – in Spanish]