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Friday’s transfer rumors – Ten Hag eyes €125m deal for a future Man Utd captain

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Ten Hag eyes €125m deal for a future Man Utd captain

Manchester United are ready to enter the transfer race for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag considers Bellingham a ‘generational talent’. He feels the 19-year-old can become a United captain one day. That said, United are yet to make a formal offer. Any potential bid may need to be at least €125 million. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Henry turns down France job offer

Thierry Henry has rejected a chance to become manager of the French women’s national team.

The 45-year-old Frenchman’s last role was as an assistant to Roberto Martinez for Belgium until last December. He appears to have an eye on the vacant USA men’s head coach position. [ESPN]

Julian Alvarez signs a new Man City deal until 2028

Vieira’s future as Palace manager is in question

Crystal Palace will take a decision over the future of manager Patrick Vieira during next week’s international break.

Vieira has endured a torrid start to 2023. Palace are yet to win a game, having lost seven of their 12 matches (D5). They are three points above the relegation zone in 12th place in the Premier League table. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Al-Ittihad eye Hazard as a Zaha alternative

If Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha won’t join, Al-Ittihad will try to lure Eden Hazard over to Saudi Arabia instead.

The 32-year-old winger is out of contract next June. Real Madrid may try to sell him this summer, rather than see him leave on a free transfer in 2024. [Ekrem Konur]

Declan Rice is a top summer target for Chelsea

Man Utd eye swap deal for Dumfries

Manchester United may offer Victor Lindelof to Inter Milan as part of a swap deal for Denzel Dumfries.

United couldn’t afford a move for Dumfries in the January transfer window. However, with Inter interested in Lindelof, a trade may be an ideal alternative. Inter need to reinforce their defense, especially as Milan Skriniar looks likely to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. [Football Insider]