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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea throw their hat in the ring for Bundesliga sensation

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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 throw their hat in the ring for Bundesliga sensation

The Blues are interested in joining the transfer race for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The 19-year-old England international has gathered interest across Europe following his impressive performances in Germany. He has scored in all four of Dortmund’s Champions League games this season and captained the club twice.

Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Liverpool are also reportedly keen on Bellingham. [Bild – Christian Falk]

Loftus-Cheek could become a target for AC Milan

AC Milan are interested in Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

After loan spells at Crystal Palace and Fulham, Loftus-Cheek has won favor at Chelsea. The 26-year-old has started in six of the club’s eight Premier League games this season alone.

Loftus-Cheek’s Blues contract, however, runs out in 2024 and AC Milan are keeping tabs on the situation. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Tottenham will sign Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent deal

No January exit for Man City star Ake

Manchester City have told a number of clubs that Nathan Ake is not for sale in the January transfer window.

The 27-year-old defender has started in six of City’s nine Premier League games this season after manager Pep Guardiola blocked his return to Chelsea during the previous transfer window.

Juventus, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain have enquired about Ake, who is under contract at City until June 2025. [90 Min]

Barcelona & Real Madrid to do battle for Rayo youngster

Rayo Vallecano midfielder Pablo Munoz could find himself at the center of a transfer battle between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Barcelona tried to sign the Munoz in the summer, but the 19-year-old chose to stay at Rayo. His decision was final when he signed a new contract at the club. However, Barcelona remain interested. The Catalan club, along with Real Madrid, could make another move soon. [Diario Sport]

Chelsea to appoint Joe Shields as new Director of Recruitment

Real Madrid staying out of the Mbappe drama

Despite Kylian Mbappe allegedly wanting out of Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid are keeping out of it this time.

Los Blancos tried to sign Mbappe on a free transfer earlier this year, but the 23-year-old forward rejected them. He instead signed a new lucrative contract at PSG until June 2025. However, only months later, he already wants to leave the French club. [Marca]