The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Barcelona, Real Madrid & Man City handed chance to sign Serie A star
The European giants will reportedly have the chance to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window.
Koulibaly is allegedly open to leaving Napoli at the end of the season. The Senegalese’s preferred destinations are Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester City. [Fichajes – in Spanish]
Manchester City-Haaland agreement denied
Jan Aage Fjortoft, a former Norwegian forward who has close relations with the Haaland family, has denied reports of an agreement between Manchester City and Erling Haaland.
It was reported on Monday that City had agreed on personal terms with the Borussia Dortmund striker’s representatives. But Fjortoft insists this is not the case – so far. [Jan Aage Fjortoft]
Like I have reported for months, Erling Haaland could end up at Manchester City and Real Madrid.
The two favorites.
But NO agreement so far
— Jan Aage Fjørtoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 💛💙 (@JanAageFjortoft) April 19, 2022
Lacazette open to Arsenal exit
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has announced he is in talks with ‘a lot of clubs’ and is keen to join a Champions League side.
Former side Lyon are one of the clubs interested in the 30-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer.
Real Madrid to sign Reece James?
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has identified Chelsea full-back Reece James as one of his top transfer targets.
The 22-year-old’s performances in the recent Champions League quarter-final tie between Chelsea and Real Madrid impressed Ancelotti’s scouting department.
Los Blancos are believed to have watched James nine times this season in total. [Mirror]
Manchester United to complete Erik ten Hag deal soon
Erik ten Hag to Manchester United, here we go! Agreement on contract now set to be completed. Mitchell van der Gaag, priority candidate for coaching staff. 🔴🤝 #MUFC
Ajax & Man United in contact to discuss €2m clause – announcement timing depends on this [not today/tomorrow]. pic.twitter.com/byQvO8Pkn5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 18, 2022
Mourinho plots a move for Barcelona winger
AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to Barcelona winger Abde Ezzalzouli.
Despite impressing for Barca B this season, Abde has had little first-team action. Barcelona accept that they’re unlikely to give him the minutes he wants next season. Therefore, they are considering a sale with a buyback clause included.
Roma may be willing to offer around €10 million for the 20-year-old Moroccan. [Corriere dello Sport – in Italian]
Arsenal send a scout to watch two targets
The Gunners sent scout, Everton Gushiken, to a Paraguayan League match between Cerro Porteño and Libertad on Sunday, which ended 4-0 in favor of the home side.
Gushiken was there to watch central defender Alexis Duarte from Cerro Porteño and striker Julio Encisco from Libertad.
Cerro Porteño would reportedly expect over $4 million for Duarte, while Libertad may expect over $10 million for Encisco if Arsenal were to step up their interest. [Cronica – in Spanish]