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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea ready to rival Barcelona for Bundesliga goal machine

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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 ready to rival Barcelona for Bundesliga goal machine

The Blues could make a move for Robert Lewandowski if Barcelona cannot do a transfer deal for the striker.

Lewandowski, who has a year left on his Bayern Munich contract, is eyeing a new challenge. Recent reports have claimed he has verbally agreed on a three-year deal with Barcelona.

Chelsea are paying close attention to the situation themselves. Head coach Thomas Tuchel is a ‘huge admirer’ of Lewandowski. Their hopes of a deal, however, are slim. First, Todd Boehly’s consortium must complete their takeover of the club and then Romelu Lukaku’s future needs to be resolved. [Guardian]

Kylian Mbappe set for a ‘final’ meeting

Dembele emerges as a target for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and has received an approach from Bayern. The Bundesliga champions want to sign a new forward. They want a player that ‘can make the difference in attack’. [Sky Sports]

 Elneny drops an update on his Arsenal future

 Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has reiterated his desire to stay at the club beyond the end of his current contract, which runs out in the summer.

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Could Gundogan leave Man City?

Manchester City have reportedly told Ilkay Gundogan that he can leave the club when the transfer window reopens.

The 31-year-old midfielder will enter the final year of his contract in June, and despite rumors of a deal, it now looks like he could leave the Etihad Stadium sooner rather than later. [Daily Mail]

Matthijs de Ligt set for new Juventus deal

Xavi wants Barcelona to keep De Jong

Despite transfer interest from Manchester United, Frenkie de Jong could still stay at Barcelona.

Head coach Xavi Hernandez has no desire to allow the 25-year-old midfielder to leave. United, however, are ‘trying everything’ to get a deal over the line. They have a financial package ready and talks have taken place. [Sky Sports Germany]