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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Dortmund name a Sancho replacement

Sunday's transfer rumors - Dortmund name a Sancho replacement
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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.

Former Arsenal attacker to replace Sancho at Dortmund?

Jadon Sancho remains transfer-bound for Manchester United. Therefore, Borussia Dortmund have identified Donyell Malen as a potential replacement. The 21-year-old, who played for Ajax and Arsenal at youth level, has thrived for PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands. In fact, he has managed 45 goals and 21 assists in only 96 appearances for the club.

Despite reports linking Stuttgart youngster Tanguy Coulibaly to Signal Iduna Park, Malen is high up on Dortmund’s shortlist. [Soccer News, via Daily Star on Sunday]

Juventus plot to re-sign Pogba on the cheap

Paul Pogba appears increasingly likely to leave Manchester United after his agent, Mino Raiola, announced he won’t sign a new contract.

And with the Frenchman’s contract to expire next year, Juventus believe Manchester United will have to lower their asking price for them to re-sign Pogba. [Calciomercato, via Sunday Express]

Wijnaldum plans to reject Liverpool contract offer

It appears Georginio Wijnaldum has made a decision. The Dutch midfielder has allegedly planned to reject a new contract offer from Liverpool to fulfill a boyhood dream of playing for FC Barcelona in La Liga.

Blaugrana boss Ronald Koeman, who coached Wijnaldum for the Netherlands national team, is keen to reunite with the 30-year-old at Camp Nou. [Sunday Mirror]

Garcia’s return to Barcelona is off

Despite Pep Guardiola confirming Eric Garcia refused a contract offer, Manchester City didn’t sell the center-back. It was sort of surprising, as his contract will expire in the summer.

His former club Barcelona hoped to bring him back to Camp Nou for this season. But as the club’s presidential election is postponed until March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any hope Garcia had of a return to Catalonia appears over. Until the end of the season at least. [Manchester Evening News]

Lautaro set to sign a new Inter deal

Despite strong interest from Barcelona last summer, Lautaro Martinez appears set to commit his future to Inter Milan.

The 23-year-old attacker has continued his fine form this season, managing 10 goals and five assists in 24 appearances in all competitions. He’s now confirmed plans to extend his stay at Inter, with his contract to expire in 2023. [Sportweek, via Football Italia]