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Monday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona’s top 3 targets for 2022 revealed

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Barcelona’s top 3 targets for 2022 revealed

Erling Haaland, Paul Pogba, and Dani Olmo are Barcelona’s main transfer targets for 2022.

Out of the three players, Olmo is the most feasible option. The Leipzig midfielder, a product of the club’s famed La Masia academy, had agreed to join Barcelona in the final days of the previous transfer window. A move, however, could not go through in time.

Signing Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, is a ‘dream’ that Joan Laporta hopes to make a reality. The Barcelona president also has eyes on a free transfer for Paul Pogba. The Frenchman’s contract at Manchester United expires next summer. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Pogba to become the highest-paid Premier League player ever?

As interest in Paul Pogba grows, Manchester United reportedly plan to send a tempting contract offer to the midfielder.

Pogba, who is out of contract next summer, could earn a whopping £400,000-a-week. Therefore, in the event this happens, he would become the highest-paid Premier League player of all time. [Express]

Manchester United want to hand 4 players new contracts

Jesse Lingard, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, and Luke Shaw could all get new contracts at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are currently locked in direct talks with Lingard for a new deal. The midfielder and Pogba are both out of contract next summer. [Fabrizio Romano]

How Juventus lost Donnarumma to PSG

The Bianconeri were set to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer from AC Milan in the summer, only for financial reasons to force them to pull out. This allowed Paris Saint-Germain to swoop in.

Juventus will instead rely on current No.1 goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, whose abilities have been called into question lately. [Goal]

Two new clubs enter the race for Rudiger

Juventus and Bayern Munich have reportedly thrown their hats into the ring for Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger.

The German defender’s future is up in the air as his contract expires next summer. Chelsea hope to convince him to sign an extension, although Juventus and Bayern are keeping tabs on the situation.

Reports have also linked Tottenham, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to Rudiger recently. [Calciomercato – in Italian]