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Transfer Talk: Bayern Eyeing De Jong, Olise Draws Interest from Chelsea and Man United

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As the summer transfer window looms on the horizon, clubs across Europe are already busy planning their moves in the transfer market. Here’s the latest buzz on potential transfers, rumors, and done deals.

Bayern Munich Interested in Barcelona’s De Jong

Bayern Munich have set their sights on Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong, according to reports from Sky Sports Deutschland’s Florian Plettenberg. The Bundesliga giants consider the 26-year-old Dutch international as an ideal solution to bolster their midfield, with ongoing monitoring of his situation as they evaluate their options.

De Jong, who is contracted with Barcelona until 2026, remains a key figure in manager Xavi Hernandez’s plans, despite the club’s financial challenges. However, his high salary could pose a stumbling block in negotiations, which Bayern would seek to overcome. Moreover, De Jong’s recent injury in El Clásico might also play a role in the decision-making process.

Paper Gossip

  • Chelsea and Manchester United Eye Crystal Palace’s Olise: Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested in Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise. Team Talk suggests that Chelsea have made initial contact with the Eagles as manager Mauricio Pochettino seeks to add a “creative spark” to his squad. However, they face competition from Manchester United, who are also keen on the 22-year-old following his impressive displays this season.
  • Al Nassr Pursue De Bruyne: Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr are preparing to make a move for Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. Rudy Galetti reports that De Bruyne is seen as a priority target for clubs in the Saudi league, with Al Nassr among the frontrunners for his signature. With De Bruyne entering the final year of his contract this summer, a potential move could be on the cards.
  • Modric Keen on Real Madrid Stay: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is interested in extending his stay at the club for another year. Despite speculation linking him with a move away, AS reports that Modric wants to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu after receiving increased playing time under manager Carlo Ancelotti.
  • Juventus to Extend Yildiz’s Contract: Juventus are set to offer forward Kenan Yildiz a new four-year contract extension amid interest from European clubs. Corriere dello Sport states that Liverpool, Arsenal, and Borussia Dortmund are monitoring the 18-year-old, whom Juventus see as a long-term prospect.
  • Bayern Monitoring Porto’s Varela: Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on FC Porto midfielder Alan Varela as a potential summer target. Despite not being their top priority, Sky Sports Deutschland’s Florian Plettenberg reports that Bayern see the 22-year-old as an option to strengthen their squad.

As clubs gear up for the summer transfer window, expect more speculation and movement in the coming weeks.