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Monday’s transfer rumors – 5 clubs to rival Real Madrid for Haaland

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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.

5 clubs to rival Real Madrid for Haaland

Erling Haaland is all but set to dominate next summer’s transfer market as six top European clubs eye his services.

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in linking him up with Kylian Mbappe. It’s a dream pairing for Florentino Perez, but the club president faces some stiff competition for Haaland.

Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich, who have recently attempted to play down the Haaland links, are all expected to bid for the striker in 2022. [Diario Madridista – in Spanish]

Salah-Liverpool contract talks continue

Contract talks between Mohamed Salah and Liverpool remain ongoing.

Despite rumors over the weekend suggesting otherwise, Salah hasn’t requested as much as £500,000 per week. His current deal at Anfield expires in the summer of 2023.

Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Harvey Elliott, Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson have all accepted new contracts recently. [Liverpool Echo]

Is James Rodriguez off to Turkey?

Istanbul Basaksehir are reportedly interested in taking James Rodriguez over to Turkey.

The Colombian midfielder hasn’t made a single appearance under new Everton manager Rafael Benitez this season. In fact, he hasn’t played a competitive match since May. This turn of fortune has prompted talk of a summer exit, although nothing has materialized so far.

If James is to join Istanbul Basaksehir, the 30-year-old must do so before the Turkish transfer window closes on Wednesday. [Footmercato – in French]

Sturridge training in Mallorca

Despite leaving Turkish club Trabzonspor in March 2020, Daniel Sturridge remains eager to return to football. The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City striker is training with La Liga side Mallorca.

Elneny‘s wage demands block Arsenal exit

Despite Besiktas reaching a transfer agreement with Arsenal for Mohamed Elneny, the Turkish giants were unsuccessful in agreeing on personal terms with the midfielder.

Elneny reportedly seeks a four-year contract that includes a salary of €2.5 million per year. These demands have already forced Galatasaray to withdraw their interest. Therefore, Arsenal may have to wait until January to sell the 29-year-old. [Mirror]

PSG hopeful Mbappe will sign a new deal

Despite Kylian Mbappe’s desire to join Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer, Paris Saint-Germain haven’t given up on their prized striker.

The Ligue 1 giants hope to convince Mbappe to commit to a new contract during this season. [Athletic – subscription required]