The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Lyon demand €50m for Arsenal target Aouar
Houssem Aouar has been a man in demand all year, with several clubs having reportedly expressed an interest. But it appears Arsenal are leading the chase for him after making an alleged €36m bid. Lyon, though, rejected the offer and plan to demand an asking price of €50m instead. [RMC Sport]
Rudiger & Rice to swap clubs?
West Ham may want to hold on to Declan Rice, but Chelsea allegedly believe that is no longer an option. The Blues believe their London rivals need the capital gained from the sale of their prized asset, and plan to launch a £40m (€43.8m) bid. [Sun on Sunday]
The same outlet also claims the Hammers hold an interest in Antonio Rudiger, who has slipped down the Chelsea pecking order this season, and would like to sign him on loan. [Sun on Sunday]
Barcelona reject €125m offer for Fati
An unnamed club, possibly Manchester United as per reports, launched a €125m bid, plus €25m in adds-ons, to sign Ansu Fati. The player’s new agent, Jorge Mendes, tipped Barcelona off regarding the alleged offer. However, the Blaugrana immediately rejected the proposal
17-year-old Fati has already won favor in the Barca first-team and is expected to sign an extension on his contract, which expires in 2022, before the end of the year. [Marca]
Eintracht Frankfurt not interested in Jovic reunion
Luka Jovic made a rare start in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Real Betis on Saturday night, playing up to 71 minutes in total. It appears, though, he’s still set for another campaign on the sidelines. Thus, the Serbian is open to leaving the Spanish capital on a season-long loan deal.
After a chat with Zinedine Zidane, the pair agreed a loan move was in everyone’s best interests. Jovic hoped former club Eintracht Frankfurt would be his next destination, but the German side are not interested. [Diario AS – Spanish]
Race to sign Gotze heats up
Mario Gotze remains a free agent after leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season. The World Cup winner has been linked with several clubs around Europe, but staying in his native Germany may prove tempting.
But while Hansi Flick has ruled out a return to Bayern Munich, Hertha Berlin sporting director Arne Friedrich has confirmed their interest in Gotze. [Bild – German]