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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal close in on €100m target after Chelsea decision

Mykhaylo Mudryk
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Arsenal close in on €100m target after Chelsea decision

Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk are getting closer to agreeing on a transfer deal for Mykhailo Mudryk.

The Gunners have stepped up their interest as Chelsea close in on a loan move for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix. They will continue talks with Shakhtar this week. The two clubs are nearing an agreement over an initial fee, plus potential bonuses, for Mudryk. [Foot Mercato – in French]

Felix could extend his Atletico Madrid contract

Atletico Madrid want to extend Joao Felix’s contract by a further 12 months until June 2027.

Felix is on the verge of joining Chelsea on loan for the rest of the season. The Blues will pay the 23-year-old forward’s salary and hope to complete the deal soon. However, before sanctioning the move, Atletico want the player to sign a new contract. [Marca – in Spanish]

Man Utd working on a Wout Weghorst loan deal

Busquets becomes Al Nassr’s latest target

Al Nassr want to sign Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets in the summer transfer window.

The 34-year-old former Spain international is out of contract at the end of the season. Al Nassr are prepared to offer him around €13 million a year to join Cristiano Ronaldo and co in Saudi Arabia. MLS side Inter Miami are also in contention to sign Busquets. [ESPN]

Chelsea still chasing two more forwards

Despite the imminent loan acquisition of Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix, Chelsea are not done in the transfer market.

The Blues have stepped up their interest in Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram. The 25-year-old France international will be out of contract in the summer. PSV Eindhoven attacker Noni Madueke is another target, with the London-born 20-year-old having less than two years left on his contract. [The Times – subscription required]

Lucien Favre leaves OGC Nice

Leeds in ‘advanced talks’ for a club-record transfer

Leeds United are close to signing Hoffenheim’s 20-year-old forward Georginio Rutter for a club-record fee of up to €40 million.

The 14th-placed Premier League side are in advanced talks with Hoffenheim over a deal. They hope to arrange a midweek medical for Rutter. The club’s current record signing is Rodrigo Moreno, who joined Leeds in 2020 from Valencia for €30 million. [Sky in Germany – in German]

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