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Monday’s transfer rumors – Bayern bid for Liverpool target Koulibaly

Lucas Vazquez of Real Madrid, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, Julian Draxler of Paris Saint-Germain
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Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and more.

European heavyweights lining up for Locatelli.

Sassuolo star Manuel Locatelli is attracting interest from top clubs around Europe.

Real Madrid have become the latest side to be linked with the 23-year-old midfielder, who is also being courted by Juventus and Manchester City.

Sassuolo have set a €40 million price tag on their prized asset. [Calciomercato]

Vazquez hands Real renewal ultimatum 

Lucas Vazquez feels he has earned a pay rise at Real Madrid. The winger demands a four-year deal with a 15 percent increase in his salary in order to extend his contract, which expires in 2022.

Los Blancos, however, are reluctant to meet the Spaniard’s demands, especially considering a number of members of the first-team squad have agreed to salary reductions. [ABC]

Garcia’s next destination all but confirmed.

Pep Guardiola has all but confirmed that Eric Garcia is set to join FC Barcelona after this season.

Bayern make move for Koulibaly

Bayern Munich have launched a €45 million transfer offer to Napoli for  Kalidou Koulibaly.

The lawyer of the Senegalese center-back met with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis over the weekend to present Bayern’s offer.

While De Laurentiis’s valuation of the player significantly differs from the bid by the German and European champions, he may be forced to cash in on his prized asset during times of financial crisis. [Tuttosport, via Caught Offside]

Juve reignite Draxler interest

Juventus will are planning to go after Julian Draxler this summer, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian champions tried and failed to land the German midfielder in 2015 and will make another attempt to sign him when they explore the free agency market this summer.

Draxler’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the season. Having struggled for consistent playing time in the last few seasons, it is unlikely that he will sign an extension.

Lambert no longer Ipswich manager

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