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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona receive Haaland boost

Saturday's transfer rumors - Barcelona receive Haaland boost
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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.

Messi happy to take a pay cut so Haaland can join Barcelona

The Erling Haaland transfer saga takes a new twist.

It’s understood Lionel Messi has agreed to lower the salary in his new contract so Barcelona can pursue Haaland.

The Argentine is expected to put pen-to-paper on a new deal as long as the club show ambition in the transfer market and, of course, be competitive in Europe. [Eurosport]

Mkhitaryan to leave Roma?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be on his way out of AS Roma once his contract expires at the end of the season.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United midfielder can extend his deal by another 12 months due to having a clause that triggers an extension after 25 appearances this season, which he’s already reached.

But Mkhitaryan and his agent, Mino Raiola, haven’t triggered the extension. Therefore, they could seek a summer exit. [Calciomercatoin Italian]

Man City prepared to sell Sterling

The Citizens may sell Raheem Sterling in the summer in order to boost their transfer budget.

Manchester City allegedly hope to finance potential moves for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. [Football Insider]

Chelsea to compete with Barcelona for Rabiot

Despite featuring prominently under Andrea Pirlo, along with having two years left on his contract, Adrien Rabiot’s future is in doubt.

The Juventus midfielder could now be the subject of a two-way battle for services between Barcelona and Chelsea for around €20 million. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Napoli make €10m offer for De Ketelaere

Club Brugge midfielder Charles De Ketelaere could be set for a big-money transfer in the summer.

Serie A giants Napoli have reportedly made a €10 million bid for the 20-year-old Belgium international. [Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]