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Monday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea lead 3-way battle for Varane

Monday's transfer rumors - Chelsea lead 3-way battle for Varane
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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.

Chelsea move ahead in the Varane transfer saga

The Blues are now the reported favorites to win the Raphael Varane transfer saga.

The 28-year-old’s Real Madrid future is in doubt and several clubs are interested. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be among them. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Man United and Liverpool have eyes on Belotti

After another impressive campaign, Andrea Belotti has become a subject of transfer interest in the Premier League.

The Torino striker has caught the attention of Manchester United and Liverpool. The English giants, however, face stiff competition. Serie A leaders Inter Milan, Roma, and AC Milan are also keen.

Torino, meanwhile, have lined up Cagliari forward Joao Pedro as a potential replacement for Belotti. [Tuttosport]

Guardiola tips Garcia for Barcelona move

Pep Guardiola expects Manchester City center-back Eric Garcia to re-join Barcelona in the summer.

The 20-year-old, who wasn’t in the City squad that won the Carabao Cup on Sunday, will be a free agent once his contract expires in the summer. [Goal]

Bayern Munich begin talks for Nagelsmann

With Hansi Flick keen to vacate his role as manager, Bayern Munich have begun to search for a replacement.

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann is the reported favorite, and now Bayern have made their move.

Premier League club Tottenham, who recently sacked manager Jose Mourinho, are also interested in Nagelsmann. [Independent]

Azpilicueta to swap Chelsea for Atletico Madrid?

Cesar Azpilicueta has been tipped to end a nine-year spell with Chelsea in favor of a return to Spain.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is keen on a deal to sign the Blues skipper. He allegedly views him as an ideal replacement for Jose Maria Gimenez, who is expected to leave in the summer. [El Gol Digital – in Spanish]