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Monday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona plot moves for three Chelsea stars

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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 plot moves for three Chelsea stars

Chelsea stars Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Christian Pulisic are on Barcelona’s radar ahead of the January transfer window.

The three players are not happy at Stamford Bridge. Therefore, Barcelona are exploring the possibility of signing either of them on a permanent or loan deal.

The Catalan giants recently re-signed Dani Alves and reportedly hold an interest in reuniting with Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara. [Catalan Daily Sport, via AS]

Van de Beek set to leave Manchester United

Donny van de Beek remains committed to giving his all for Manchester United. However, unless he gets more game time, an exit is inevitable. [Fabrizio Romano]

Tottenham have emerged as the favorites to sign Vlahovic

Despite reported interest from several clubs, Tottenham reportedly head the race for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Manchester United eye Maguire replacement

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is back on Manchester United’s transfer radar.

The Red Devils seek a replacement for Harry Maguire as Raphael Varane’s central defensive partner. Sevilla are resigned to losing Kounde. However, the Spanish club still want the €80 million fee from the Frenchman’s release clause. [Todofichajes – in Spanish]

Barcelona eye Simons reunion

Xavi Simons is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and appears set for an exit.

The 18-year-old midfielder’s agent, Mino Raiola, reportedly raised the possibility of Barcelona re-signing their former academy star in a meeting with the club’s president, Joan Laporta.

Simons left Barcelona for PSG in 2019 after spending nine years in the club’s youth setup. [Cadena Ser – in Spanish]