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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea plot £50m bid for Haaland alternative

Sunday's transfer rumors - Chelsea plot £50m bid for Haaland alternative
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Chelsea eye £50m transfer swoop for Lewandowski

The Blues appear to have raised the white flag in their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland. Therefore, Robert Lewandowski is next up on the transfer list.

Bayern Munich want to extend Lewandowski’s contract, with his current deal to expire in 2023. But the 32-year-old would ‘relish’ trying his luck out in the Premier League. He wants new experiences before his career ends, prompting Chelsea to revive their interest.

Thomas Tuchel’s side reportedly plan to test Bayern’s resolve by making an offer worth of around £50 million. [The Sun]

Man United ‘offered’ Real Madrid star Vinicius

Real Madrid have allegedly ‘offered’ Manchester United a chance to sign Vinicius Junior.

The Spanish club’s president Florentino Perez needs to raise funds to make a move for his top summer target Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman is under contract at Paris Saint-Germain until 2022.

Signing Vinicius on loan with an option to buy him next summer could be United’s most likely move. The Red Devils are interested but are not prepared to match Real Madrid’s £68.5 million asking price. [Mirror]

Barcelona name their price for Braithwaite

The Blaugrana have slapped a €15 million (£12.9m) price tag on Martin Braithwaite amid interest from the Premier League.

Brighton could use the cash from Ben White’s potential sale to Arsenal to make an offer. Braithwaite, though, isn’t so keen on the club. The 30-year-old Dane would prefer West Ham or Wolves instead. [Diario Sport]

Kane to skip Tottenham’s pre-season training?

Harry Kane’s England teammates suspect the Tottenham striker could refuse to attend pre-season training to force a transfer to Manchester City.

Despite Nuno Espirito Santo planning to hold talks with Kane, the new Spurs boss has his work cut out. The player reckons he has a gentleman’s agreement with club chairman Daniel Levy should any bids arrive. And City, for one, could make an opening offer of £100 million. [The Telegraph – subscription required]

Lukaku won’t leave Inter Milan

Despite reports of a potential return to Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku is set to stay at Inter Milan.

The Belgian’s agent, Federico Pastorello, has suggested there are no plans for the striker to leave Inter despite the club’s financial issues.

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Griezmann & Coutinho set for exits from Barcelona

Barcelona aim to offload Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho to save around €100 million in wages.

Griezmann, who hasn’t always lived up to expectations at Camp Nou, could return to former club Atletico Madrid. Coutinho, meanwhile, has disappointed Barcelona’s hierarchy since his arrival from Liverpool in 2018. [Marca]