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Monday’s transfer rumors – Al-Nassr try to sign a second Ballon d’Or winner

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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.

Al-Nassr try to sign a second Ballon d’Or winner

Luka Modric has rejected a lucrative transfer offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr to remain at Real Madrid.

The move would’ve reunited Modric with former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner, however, isn’t ready to leave Los Blancos. He is still a key part of the club, making 19 appearances in all competitions this season. His current contract ends in the summer. [Marca]

Chelsea & Monaco agree deal for Badiashile

Chelsea have agreed terms with AS Monaco to sign defender Benoit Badiashile.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has accepted personal terms for a long-term contract with Chelsea. He will soon undergo a medical. The Premier League club will pay Monaco a transfer fee of around €37-38 million. [The Athletic – subscription required]

Real Madrid have no buyback clause for Martin Odegaard

Elanga is a target for Everton

Everton are interested in signing Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga in the current transfer window.

The 20-year-old Sweden international has struggled to win over Erik ten Hag this season. He has made just six starts under the Red Devils manager. The lack of regular game time is frustrating him, paving the way for a potential January exit. [Football Insider]

Newcastle recall Dubravka from Man Utd

Newcastle have recalled Martin Dubravka from his Manchester United loan spell.

The 33-year-old goalkeeper spent the first half of this season at Old Trafford as cover for No.1 David de Gea. He made two appearances for United in the EFL Cup, keeping one clean sheet. [Newcastle United]

Alex Sandro is set to leave Juventus

Zakaria could stay at Chelsea on a permanent deal

Juventus may allow Chelsea to turn Denis Zakaria’s loan deal into a permanent one at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old midfielder has impressed under new Blues manager Graham Potter. His improved form has sparked talk of a permanent stay at Stamford Bridge. However, while Juventus would be open to talks, Chelsea may have to pay a transfer fee of around €28 million. [Tuttosport – in Italian]