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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea eye deal for two-time African Footballer of the Year winner

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Chelsea eye deal for two-time African Footballer of the Year winner

Bayern Munich winger Sadio Mane has emerged as a potential transfer target for Chelsea.

Mane, the winner of the past two editions of the African Footballer of the Year award, faces an uncertain future. Bayern will listen to offers after his infamous bust-up with teammate Leroy Sane. Chelsea are considering a bid as signing a new forward is a priority. [Football Insider]

De Gea replacement lined up at Man Utd

Manchester United want to sign Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic. They are prepared to pay his €10 million release clause.

David de Gea’s inconsistent performances of late have put United on red alert. While the 32-year-old is still expected to sign a new contract, the club feels a long-term replacement is necessary. Livakovic is open to moving to Old Trafford. [Jutarnji – in Croatian]

Caglar Soyuncu has signed for Atletico Madrid

Phillips to swap Man City for Liverpool?

Liverpool are set to make a stunning move by attempting to sign Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips for £35 million.

As their interest in Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham has waned, Liverpool want alternatives. A transfer for Phillips could be on. The 27-year-old midfielder has struggled at City since his arrival last summer. [Daily Star]

Raphinha out, Messi in? Barcelona weigh up their options

Barcelona are open to selling Raphinha if it helps them to fund a reunion with Lionel Messi this summer.

LaLiga has laid out the law for Barcelona. To register new players, they have two options: cut their wage bill or raise €200 million in transfer fees. Selling Raphinha should help with the latter option. The winger would command a hefty price amid interest from Arsenal, Tottenham, and Newcastle. [AS – in Spanish]

Udinese sign Brenner from FC Cincinnati for €10m

Morata is on AC Milan’s transfer list

AC Milan are in desperate need of a striker who can both bolster their attack and bring considerable experience to the table – making Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata an ideal choice.

The 30-year-old has put away 11 goals and 31 LaLiga appearances this season. He also has experienced Italian football before at Juventus. With reports suggesting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future is uncertain, it may now be time for the Rossoneri to act. [Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]