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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid identify a replacement for Luka Modric

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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.

Real Madrid identify a replacement for Luka Modric

Los Blancos have identified Jude Bellingham as a potential Luka Modric replacement for the summer transfer window of 2023.

The 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder is a man in demand. Aside from Real Madrid, Liverpool are also interested. But a transfer deal would cost either club around €100 million.

Bellingham is under contract at Signal Iduna Park until 2025. [Bild – in German]

Joan Laporta confirms Barcelona’s interest in Raphinha

Three Premier League clubs eye deal for Otavio

Manchester United, Liverpool, and Newcastle are interested in Porto midfielder Otavio.

The 27-year-old Portuguese has had a fine season, contributing 12 assists in 25 Primeira Liga games. He has also scored three times to help Porto go to the top of the league table and stay unbeaten. [A Bola – in Portuguese]

Rashford & Shaw set for new Manchester United deals

Manchester United plan to begin contract talks with forward Marcus Rashford and left-back Luke Shaw.

After agreeing on a new long-term deal for Bruno Fernandes, United will turn their attention to the England pair. Both players are currently under contract until June 2023. [ESPN]

Cristiano Ronaldo shuts down retirement talk

The only way Raphinha can leave Leeds

Leeds United insist the only release clause in Raphinha’s contract becomes active if the club get relegated from the Premier League.

The 25-year-old winger has emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona in recent weeks. [The Athletic – subscription requiered]

Bayern Munich identify a potential replacement for Gnabry

The Bavarians have identified Christopher Nkunku as a potential replacement for Serge Gnabry.

Having failed to agree on personal terms with Gnabry for a new contract, Bayern Munich have turned their attention to Nkunku. The RB Leipzig star has been in sublime form this season. He has contributed 41 goals in 39 matches across all competitions, supplying 26 goals and 15 assists overall.

Leipzig, however, may expect a transfer fee of around €70 million for Nkunku. [Sport1 – in German]

Barcelona tried to swap Griezmann for Felix

Dybala to Atletico Madrid?

Atletico Madrid want to sign Paulo Dybala on a free transfer this summer.

The 28-year-old Argentine’s contract at Juventus ends at the end of the season. Talks over an extension have broken down, paving the way for Atletico to swoop in. The club’s manager, Diego Simeone, has told the board of his desire to bring his compatriot to the Spanish capital.

Inter Milan are also reportedly interested in Dybala. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]