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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid find a Jovic replacement

Saturday's transfer rumors - Real Madrid find a Jovic replacement
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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 already have a Jovic replacement lined up

Luka Jovic has returned to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan. The Serbian failed to live up to expectations in the Spanish capital after his big-money transfer. Therefore, Real Madrid have only Karim Benzema and Mariano Diaz as their main center-forward options.

But Zinedine Zidane could have an ace up his sleeve in Castilla youngster Hugo Duro. The 21-year-old, on loan from Getafe, has scored five goals in only seven games in the reserve team this season. He could make his first-team debut in a Copa del Rey third-round tie against Alcoyano next Wednesday. [Diario AS]

Man United to rival Chelsea for Rice

Declan Rice is a wanted man for this summer. The West Ham midfielder has been linked with a return to Chelsea, who released him as a teenager. It appears, however, the Blues have some unwanted competition from Manchester United.

The Premier League leaders are reportedly monitoring Rice and are prepared to rival Chelsea in a bidding war at the end of the season. [ESPN]

AC Milan want a buy option for Tomori

Fikayo Tomori has made just four appearances for Chelsea this season and appears set for an exit. AC Milan have begun talks over a loan deal for the 23-year-old, but the Serie A leaders also want a buy option included. They’re willing to pay a fee in the region of £26m (€29m). [Guardian]

But while Tomori is currently out of favor at Stamford Bridge, Blues boss Frank Lampard has said the defender is part of his long-term plans.

Militao to replace Alaba at Bayern Munich?

David Alaba is set to leave Bayern Munich once his contract expires at the end of the season. The Austrian defender is expected to join Real Madrid, who could see one of their own defenders head the opposite way.

22-year-old Eder Militao, who has made just three appearances in all competitions this term, could become Alaba’s replacement in Munich. Bayern have allegedly made an approach to Real Madrid [Goal]

Lacazette to leave Arsenal for Atletico Madrid?

Alexandre Lacazette is out of contract next year, leaving Arsenal in a tough spot. So, unless terms for an extension are agreed upon, the Gunners may have to consider selling the striker in the summer or risk losing him for nothing in 2022.

It’s now alleged Lacazette’s relationship with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is strained and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone remains keen on the 29-year-old. [AS – in Spanish]

Marseille to rival Juventus & Atletico Madrid for Milik

Despite interest from Juventus and Atletico Madrid, Marseille have entered the race for Arkadiusz Milik.

The Ligue 1 giants have begun talks with Napoli over a January transfer for the 26-year-old Pole and appear to be favorites. A price of €15m could be enough to wrap a deal. [Goal]