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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea revive interest in Lampard’s top target

Sunday's transfer rumors - Chelsea revive interest in Lampard's top target
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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.

Chelsea revive interest in Rice

Thomas Tuchel has endorsed a transfer bid for Declan Rice.

The West Ham midfielder was a top target for Tuchel’s predecessor, Frank Lampard. The former Chelsea boss recently admitted his interest in Rice, but added a deal could not be done last year for ‘various reasons’.

Nonetheless, Tuchel likes what he sees and plans to recommend Rice to club director Marina Granovskaia. [Telegraph, subscription required]

Tottenham rejected Manchester City’s bid for Kane

It turns out the Harry Kane transfer saga began a little earlier than previously thought.

Manchester City reportedly made an inquiry for the striker in January. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, however, quickly rebuffed them. But with Kane set to seek a summer exit, he may have to change his stance – especially if bids of over £100 million arrive at his doorstep.

Fellow Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United are also interested. [Daily Star]

Valencia confirm Eliaquim Mangala exit

The former Manchester City and Everton defender will leave La Liga club Valencia once his contract expires in June.

Keita to join Atletico Madrid?

Naby Keita is reportedly seeking an exit from Liverpool this summer.

A lack of regular opportunities and injury problems have marred his spell at Anfield. Therefore, Keita wants to change clubs in the upcoming transfer window.

His agent, who recently slammed Jurgen Klopp for misusing Keita, has approached La Liga champions Atletico Madrid to gauge their interest in his client. [AS – in Spanish]

Manchester United prepare bid Coman

The Red Devils will rekindle their interest in Kingsley Coman.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants new signings and a right winger is allegedly a top priority. Therefore, Manchester United are prepared to pay big for Coman by offering him £200,000 a week after tax. [Bild – in German]

Lautaro in contact with Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid

Lautaro Martinez’s representatives have been in contact with both Madrid clubs.

As Luis Suarez has the option to leave this summer, Atletico view Lautaro as a potential replacement. Real Madrid, on the other hand, see the 23-year-old as an alternative for top target Erling Haaland. [Marca]