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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona plot to sign Real Madrid star for FREE

Marco Asensio - Real Madrid
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Barcelona plot to sign Real Madrid star for FREE

The Blaugrana have an eye on signing Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio on a free transfer next summer.

The 26-year-old Spaniard appears set to leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season. He remains out of favor under Carlo Ancelotti, with the 2022 World Cup just around the corner.

This has stirred interest from Camp Nou. Barca believe Asensio’s age, level of skill, and tactical flexibility make him an ideal fit for their system. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Chelsea to swap Lukaku for Kane?

New Chelsea manager Graham Potter reportedly wants to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Potter’s interest in Kane is so high that Chelsea would be prepared to offer Romelu Lukaku to Tottenham in exchange for the 29-year-old England captain, who is out of contract in 2024.

Lukaku, who joined the Blues last summer for a club-record fee of €115 million, is on loan at Inter Milan after a disappointing 2021/22 campaign at Stamford Bridge. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Dan-Axel Zagadou joins Stuttgart on a free transfer

Ten Hag wants January signings, Man Utd say no

The club’s transfer policy has caused a split between the coach and boardroom.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants to sign new players in January, but Richard Arnold does not. The Red Devils chief executive wants to wait until the end of the season. [The Athletic – subscription required]

Suarez will leave Nacional

Luis Suarez will leave Nacional at the end of the year, the club’s president has confirmed.

The former Liverpool and Barcelona striker rejoined his boyhood club in the summer on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid. He has scored four goals in 14 appearances across all competitions in Uruguay.

Suarez’s contract with Nacional will expire on December 31, 13 days after the 2022 World Cup final. [ESPN]

Valencia sign goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili

Shakhtar to raise asking price for Mudryk

Shakhtar Donetsk want a transfer fee of around €50 million for Mykhailo Mudryk.

The 21-year-old Ukrainian winger’s stock has grown in recent weeks following an impressive start in the Champions League. He has supplied two goals and two assists in as many matches.

Reports have linked Arsenal, Newcastle United, Everton, Sevilla, and Bayer Leverkusen with Mudryk recently. [CBS]