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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Varane decides his Real Madrid future

Saturday's transfer rumors - Varane decides his Real Madrid future
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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.

Varane wants to leave Real Madrid

Raphael Varane thinks now would be a good time to quit Real Madrid for a new challenge. The 27-year-old, who has been at the club since 2011, will be out of contract in June 2022. Therefore, Los Blancos could sell the center-back in the summer transfer window rather than risk him leaving for free next year.

And while David Alaba is expected to arrive from Bayern Munich, Sergio Ramos’ future is also in doubt. [Sport]

4-way battle commences for £50m Rice

The COVID-19 pandemic could cause Declan Rice’s transfer value to drop to £50m (€56m). The West Ham midfielder is of interest to Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United at the moment.

The 22-year-old’s father, Sean, is helping him decide his future amid several tempting offers. And considering the drop in ticket sales and sponsorship income, West Ham may have to lower their asking price. [90 Min]

Van Dijk is Liverpool’s priority, not Salah

Mohamed Salah has assured everybody he intends to remain at Anfield for ‘as long as I can’. The Egyptian, whose contract runs until June 2023, has put the ball in Liverpool’s court over his future.

The Premier League champions, however, plan to focus on sealing a new deal for Virgil van Dijk first. The injured 29-year-old is also out of contract in two years’ time but could agree to fresh terms by the end of the campaign. [Eurosport]

Gomez to swap Atalanta for Sevilla?

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez could be set to end a six-and-a-half-year spell at Atalanta for a transfer to Sevilla. The Spanish club want to sign him on loan in January, with an €8m obligation to buy him in the summer.

It’s understood, though, Atalanta are holding out for €10m at this moment. Gomez, who has missed La Dea’s last seven league games through suspension, has reportedly fallen out with manager Gian Piero Gasperini. He has also trained away from the squad recently. [Tuttomercatoweb, via Football Italia]

Arsenal eye a new rival for Tierney

Kieran Tierney has pulled off several impressive displays and appears set for a big future. But Arsenal want to keep the Scot on his toes with some competition, having allowed Sead Kolasinac to join Schalke on loan.

Therefore, Ryan Bertrand is a transfer target. The Southampton left-back is out of contract in the summer, suggesting the Gunners could sign him in a cut-price deal. Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard could also arrive at the Emirates on a loan deal. [Evening Standard]