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Monday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona interested in Algerian goal machine

Baghdad Bounedjah, FC Barcelona
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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.

Barcelona interested in Algerian goal machine

Xavi Hernandez is interested in doing a transfer deal to sign Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah from former club Al-Sadd.

The Barcelona manager needs to reinforce his attack as Sergio Aguero is out long-term with a heart problem, while the injured Martin Braithwaite and Ansu Fati are still unavailable.

Xavi knows Bounedjah well from his time in Qatar and rates him highly. The 29-year-old has supplied 11 goals and 3 assists in only 9 appearances for Al-Sadd this season. [Sport – in Spanish]

Three clubs interested in Chelsea star Mount

Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich are all interested in Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.

The 22-year-old allegedly ‘does not feel appreciated’ at Stamford Bridge. Despite being in talks for a new Blues contract, he may not rule out a transfer exit. [Fichajes – in Spanish]

Manchester United’s No.1 managerial target revealed

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is Manchester United’s top target to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is apparently the club’s second choice.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Altidore to leave Toronto FC

Messi isn’t planning a Barcelona comeback

Despite Barcelona president Joan Laporta suggesting a reunion could be on the cards, Lionel Messi thinks otherwise.

The 34-year-old intends to honor his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, which runs until June 2023. He also has an option to extend that deal by another 12 months. His plan is to win the Champions League in France and head to the 2022 World Cup with Argentina in top shape. [AS]

Zidane not interested in Manchester United job

Zinedine Zidane has no interest in becoming the next Manchester United manager.

The Red Devils, who parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, have approached Zidane. The former Real Madrid boss, however, would be more open to taking charge of Paris Saint-Germain or the French national team. [BBC Sport]