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Monday’s transfer rumors – Man City to call off Kane move?

Monday's transfer rumors - Man City to call off Kane move?
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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 to call off Kane move?

After launching a £100 million transfer bid for Jack Grealish, Manchester City may have to do without Harry Kane.

The Premier League champions are closing in on a deal to sign Grealish from Aston Villa. The move hinges on whether the 25-year-old wants to join. If he does, a transfer should be possible.

Signing Grealish, however, means a deal for Kane will no longer be ‘financially viable’. The England captain, therefore, could stay put at Tottenham unless City make some significant player sales. [MEN]

Benitez shows James the door at Everton

Rafael Benitez has reportedly told James Rodriguez that he doesn’t fit into his plans and is free to leave Everton.

The 30-year-old recently admitted on Twitch that he is uncertain over his future but did rule out a return to Real Madrid.

Despite rating James’ abilities, Benitez allegedly feels the playmaker isn’t pulling his weight – especially as the club’s highest earner at over £200,000-a-week. The Blues boss also has concerns over his fitness and injury record. [Liverpool Echo]

Benzema set for new Real Madrid contract

Real Madrid are set to hand Karim Benzema a new one-year contract extension until 2023.

The 33-year-old striker, whose current deal expires in 2022, will put pen-to-paper on a new contract in the upcoming days. It’s understood he only wanted another 12 months added to his stay.

Benzema would be prepared to leave before the end of his contract if he isn’t performing to his usual standards. [ABC – in Spanish]

Cristian Romero to push for Tottenham move

A new twist is on the table for the Cristian Romero transfer saga.

The 23-year-old defender is aware of Tottenham’s interest and wants to act on it. He reportedly plans to tell the Atalanta board and manager Gian Piero Gasperini of his desire to head to London this week.

With Barcelona not a threat, Spurs are just waiting to hear back from Atalanta regarding their improved offer made last Friday. [Fabrizio Romano]

Cahill leaves Crystal Palace

Former Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill has ended a two-year stay at Crystal Palace.

The 35-year-old made 47 appearances in all competitions for the Eagles following his free transfer from Chelsea in 2019. However, he couldn’t agree on a new contract with the club after weeks of negotiations.