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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Henry teases Mbappe-Real Madrid deal

Thierry Henry, Kylian Mbappe
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Henry teases Mbappe-Real Madrid deal

Kicking off the latest round of transfer gossip is an exchange in Spanish between Thierry Henry and Kylian Mbappe.

The media in Spain is convinced Mbappe will become a Real Madrid player next summer once his contract at Paris Saint-Germain has expired, and believe Henry has dropped a hint.

The Frenchman, who formerly played for La Liga rivals Barcelona, told Mbappe during an interview in Spanish: “See you later”. [Marca]

Two strikers on the radar at Arsenal

Lille forward Jonathan David and Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin are both on Arsenal’s transfer list.

The Gunners have tracked David for a long time and believe the 21-year-old, who is Ligue 1’s leading scorer on 10 goals in 16 games this season, fits the profile they seek in a striker.

Calvert-Lewin, who scored 16 goals in the Premier League last season for Everton, is also on the radar. The 24-year-old bagged three goals in three games this term before fracturing his toe. He has been sidelined with this injury since late August. [London Evening Standard]

RB Leipzig to decide manager’s future ‘soon’

Benitez’s Everton future in doubt

An eight-match winless run, which includes six defeats in the last seven games, has left Rafael Benitez’s future as Everton manager in serious doubt.

The club’s chairman, Bill Kenwright, has called for an emergency board meeting. The owner, Farhad Moshiri, will fly in from the United States to attend the meeting, which is set to be about Benitez. [Mirror]

Laporta makes Barcelona’s transfer position clear

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club’s financial position means they cannot make any signings as things stand.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Mendy enters contract talks with Chelsea

Chelsea have begun talks with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy over a new contract.

The Senegal international, whose current deal runs until 2025, has made a flying start to his Blues career since his €24 million arrival from Rennes in September 2020. [Football Insider]

De Jong won’t leave Barcelona