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Monday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid pick out a Benzema replacement

Ferland Mendy, Karim Benzema, Kalvin Phillips
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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.

Real Madrid pick out a Benzema replacement

Rayan Cherki has emerged as a potential transfer target for Real Madrid as a long-term successor to Karim Benzema.

The 18-year-old can play in multiple positions across central midfield, on the flanks and as a striker. He is yet to become an automatic starter for Lyon or establish himself on the big stage.

But Cherki appears to have done enough to have captured Real Madrid’s interest and could form part of a double Ligue 1 swoop if he and PSG star Kylian Mbappe head to Spain next summer [Fichajes – in Spanish]

Phillips becomes a target for Manchester City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has listed Kalvin Phillips as a target in next summer’s transfer window.

Phillips impressed last season as Leeds returned to the Premier League for the first time since 2004. The defensive midfielder’s performances won him a spot in the England national team, as well as interest from Guardiola himself. [Fichajes – in Spanish]

Barcelona among four clubs interested in Olmo

Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich could all rival Barcelona for Dani Olmo.

The 23-year-old was close to a sudden Barcelona move this summer, only for RB Leipzig to pull the plug. The German club felt it was too late in the transfer window to find a replacement. But as interest in Olmo grows, better financial offers could arrive on their doorstep next summer. [Marca – in Spanish]

Manchester United chiefs agree on next target

Manchester United’s technical department, which consists of John Murtough and former midfielder Darren Fletcher, believes Declan Rice can help take the club to the next level.

United, as well as Chelsea, were interested in signing the 22-year-old this summer. But West Ham rate their midfielder highly and reportedly value him at an eye-watering £100 million. [The Sun]

Mendy to replace Sandro at Juventus?

In an attempt to bolster an aging defense, Juventus could try to sign Ferland Mendy.

The Bianconeri are considering a bid for the Real Madrid left-back to replace Alex Sandro. After a nightmare start to the new season, they feel an improved and younger backline is necessary. [Calciomercato – in Italian]