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Monday’s transfer rumors – Man City ready to sign Chelsea defender

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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.

Man City ready to sign Chelsea defender

Manchester City are ready to make a move for Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell in the summer transfer window.

Pep Guardiola wants a new full-back. The City manager admires Chilwell, and if Chelsea fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, he may become a feasible target. Furthermore, Chelsea are looking to sell some players this summer. [Athletic – subscription required]

Chelsea & Newcastle eye Barcelona’s Raphinha

Barcelona winger Raphinha is on Chelsea and Newcastle United’s list of potential transfer targets.

The Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on Raphinha’s situation. The 26-year-old winger joined Barcelona last summer from Leeds in a €58 million deal. Barca don’t intend to sell him, but do need to make some player sales. They’ll try to offload players who don’t play as regularly as Raphinha. [Sport – in Spanish]

Julian Alvarez will sign a new Man City contract

Diaby is on Arsenal’s transfer radar

Arsenal have ‘appreciated’ Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby for almost two years.

Bayer Leverkusen refused to sell Diaby last summer and in January. However, they may change their stance this year, depending on the transfer offers they receive. Diaby also has interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United. [Caughtoffside]

Mbappe is unlikely to join Real Madrid

Real Madrid appear to have cooled their transfer interest in Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.

The reigning European champions almost signed Mbappe last year. Everything seemed set before the 24-year-old did a u-turn and signed a new deal at PSG instead. So while Real Madrid still consider Mbappe a top talent, they feel his demeanor might not suit the club. [Marca]

Man Utd & Newcastle are watching Xavi Simons

Atletico Madrid enter the race for Firmino

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has struck interest from LaLiga club Atletico Madrid.

The 31-year-old Brazil international will be available for a free transfer once his Liverpool contract expires this summer. Many clubs, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr team, are interested. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]