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Monday’s transfer rumors – Man City eye shock deal for Real Madrid superstar

Karim Benzema, Luka Modric
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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.

Manchester City eye shock deal for Real Madrid superstar

Kicking off the latest round of transfer gossip is Manchester City’s alleged interest in signing Karim Benzema.

Citizens boss Pep Guardiola hopes to add the Real Madrid striker to his ranks, but a deal is more likely to happen in the summer than in January.

Benzema, who is under contract at Real Madrid until 2023, remains highly rated at the club. It would command a sizeable transfer fee to lure him away from the Spanish capital. [El Nacional – in Catalan]

Bayern Munich & Barcelona eye Marseille star

Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara has stirred interest from Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has already rejected four contract offers from Marseille. His current deal expires at the end of the season, meaning he’ll be available for a free transfer next summer. [Footmercato’s Santi Aouna – Twitter]

Gerrard targets January move for Liverpool defender

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard wants to sign Liverpool defender Joe Gomez on a loan deal in January.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Dembele rejects latest Barca contract offer

Ousmane Dembele has rejected another offer from Barcelona to extend his contract.

The 24-year-old forward has turned down Barca’s latest deal as he apparently has better offers from clubs outside of Spain. His current contract at Camp Nou expires at the end of the season. [Sport – in Spanish]

Modric to leave Real Madrid for Manchester City?

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is reportedly open to the idea of joining Manchester City next summer.

The 36-year-old Croatian’s Real Madrid contract runs until the end of the season. Therefore, as things stand at the moment, he will be available for free in next summer’s transfer window.

Despite interest from Newcastle and former club Tottenham, Modric is tempted by City. The prospect of a Premier League return and later joining sister club New York City in the MLS appeals to him. [SuperDeporte – in Spanish]

Barcelona ask for Martial

While Manchester City star Ferran Torres is Barcelona’s top target for more firepower, Anthony Martial can’t be ruled out either.

Barca sporting director Mateu Alemany enquired about the French attacker’s situation during his recent trip to Manchester.

Martial has fallen out of favor at Manchester United this season following the summer arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. [Sport – in Spanish]