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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Messi to join Chelsea?

Sunday's transfer rumors - Messi to join Chelsea?
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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.

Arsenal ready to sell Pepe

Nicolas Pepe has struggled to make his mark since his club-record €80m transfer from Lille in 2019. Now Arsenal may cut their losses and sell if a suitable buyer is willing to take the winger off their hands. [Daily Star]

Real Madrid to prioritize Mbappe over Haaland

The Spanish champions have decided that Kylian Mbappe remains their top priority. Any bid to sign Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, therefore, will have to wait until 2022 at the earliest as Real Madrid plan to sign Mbappe from PSG in 2021. [AS]

Messi to join Chelsea?

Despite rumors that Messi might stay at Barcelona if Joan Laporta gets re-elected as president, a Premier League transfer cannot be ruled out. But instead of a Pep Guardiola reunion at Manchester City, how about a Chelsea move?

The Blues are apparently ‘in the equation’ to sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner should he leave Camp Nou once his contract expires next summer. [Guillem Balague, via Sunday Express]

Inter expect Eriksen departure

Christian Eriksen has been a shadow of his former self at Inter Milan and is struggling to win favor under Antonio Conte. The club’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has now suggested a January exit could happen. [Sky Sports]

Man City continue Martinez pursuit

Pep Guardiola is on the prowl for a Sergio Aguero successor. The club’s record goalscorer is out of contract next summer, and no announcement over anextension appears imminent.

Now it’s emerged that Manchester City have kept tabs on Lautaro Martinez for more than a year. The Inter Milan star has reportedly decided to leave his club this summer amid Barcelona interest. But a move to the Etihad is possible. [Mirror]