The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Chelsea ‘contact Real Madrid for Benzema’
The Blues have allegedly made a transfer inquiry to Real Madrid over the asking price of Karim Benzema. The 33-year-old, whose contract expires in 2022, has stated he is happy in the Spanish capital. Rumors in Spain, however, claim he could leave if Erling Haaland arrives from Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea could make a surprise attempt to sign him, if rumors are to be believed, or Benzema could return to his native France or try his luck in Italy. [Diario Gol – in Spanish]
Traore’s return to Barcelona unlikely
Wolverhampton Wanderers will reportedly consider offers below the £70m asking price they set for Adama Traore last year. The 25-year-old’s poor form this season has convinced the club to cut their losses. A return to Barcelona, though, is unlikely.
The Catalan club’s limited finances mean a transfer bid for Traore will probably not happen. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]
Manchester United to rival Liverpool for Leeds winger?
Raphinha has impressed under Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa this season. The 24-year-old, a €18.5m transfer from French side Rennes in October, has managed five goals and assists in 21 Premier League games.
Liverpool have already reportedly expressed an interest, with Manchester United becoming the latest club to be linked with Raphinha [UOL Esporte – in Portuguese]
Tottenham target Rudiger set for Chelsea contract talks
Antonio Rudiger has won favor again at Chelsea following a lack of opportunities at the start of the season. The Blues now intend to begin contract talks with the 28-year-old defender, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2022.
If Chelsea cannot reach an agreement, Tottenham would be interested in making an offer for Rudiger. [Football Insider]
Manchester City & Everton to compete for Rabiot
Adrien Rabiot has Manchester City and Everton on his radar for a possible summer transfer. The former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is a regular starter at Juventus, but it appears he may not view his long-term future in Turin.
A Premier League move could be on the cards if he decides to leave Juventus. [Tuttosport – in Italian]