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Monday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea ready to launch £45m bid for World Cup star

Josko Gvardiol

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Chelsea ready to launch £45m bid for World Cup star

The Blues are prepared to test RB Leipzig’s resolve over Josko Gvardiol by launching a transfer bid of £45 million.

The 20-year-old defender’s stock has grown since an impressive run to the World Cup semi-finals with Croatia. Leipzig want to keep him until the end of the season at least. However, with Real Madrid interested in a summer move, Chelsea may attempt to get a deal done now. [Evening Standard]

Wan-Bissaka is a target for West Ham

West Ham United are eyeing a loan deal for Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old Englishman is out of favor with Erik ten Hag, playing just four minutes of Premier League football under the new manager. His contract at Old Trafford runs until June 2024. [Manchester Evening News]

Lionel Messi won’t decide PSG future until 2023

Barcelona eye another free summer signing

The Blaugrana are interested in doing a deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko.

The 18-year-old German is out of contract at the end of the season, and as things stand, will be available for a free summer transfer. Barcelona, who signed four players for free last summer, are keen. [Football Transfers]

Juventus could do a u-turn with Rabiot

Adrien Rabiot might not leave Juventus in the January transfer window.

The Bianconeri appear to have had second thoughts on cashing in on the 27-year-old midfielder before his contract expires in June. With Paul Pogba not ready to return from a knee injury, Rabiot could stay in Turin for now. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Arthur Melo will continue at Liverpool

Liverpool & Everton to compete for Birmingham youngster

Birmingham City midfielder George Hall is at the center of another Merseyside standoff between Liverpool and Everton.

The two Premier League clubs are interested in Hall. The 18-year-old is considered an excellent future prospect. He is already a first-team regular at Birmingham, making 18 appearances for the Championship side this season. Leeds United tried to sign him last summer. [Daily Mail]