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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – AC Milan name their asking price for Rafael Leao

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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.

AC Milan name their asking price for Rafael Leao

The Rossoneri will only consider transfer offers of around €120 million for Rafael Leao.

The 23-year-old forward drew interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid after his impressive performances last season. AC Milan dismissed inquiries for him at the end of the summer transfer window. Their stance was clear: Leao was not for sale.

Based on this latest report, however, AC Milan would be open to discussions should interested clubs return with a suitable offer in the future. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Wolves shortlist Costa alternative

Bruno Lage’s side will consider a move for Andy Carroll if a deal for Diego Costa falls apart.

The 33-year-old former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker, like Costa, is available for a free transfer after leaving West Brom at the end of last season. He would qualify as a ‘homegrown’ signing for Wolves.

Costa, meanwhile, has been denied a work permit. The ex-Chelsea man didn’t automatically qualify for one as he hasn’t played a professional football game since December 12, 2021. He is scheduled to do a medical at Wolves on Wednesday. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Mauro Icardi is set for Galatasaray loan move

Man Utd & Chelsea will keep tabs on De Jong

Despite failed bids to prize Frenkie de Jong away from Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea have not given up.

The Premier League clubs plan to monitor De Jong’s situation over the upcoming months. The 25-year-old midfielder, however, is happy at Barcelona and is focused on winning silverware. [CaughtOffside]

Mendy rejects Chelsea contract offer

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has rejected an initial contract renewal offer.

After tying Reece James down to a new long-term deal, Mendy is one of Chelsea’s next priorities. The 30-year-old Senegalese, however, has turned down the first offer. It would’ve earned him less money than the £190,000-per-week deal second-choice Blues keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga enjoys. [Evening Standard]

RB Leipzig could sack manager Domenico Tedesco

Pjanic is set to call time on Barcelona career

Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has agreed to a transfer to United Arab Emirates side Sharjah FC.

While Barca manager Xavi Hernandez wanted to keep Pjanic, the 32-year-old has opted to leave. He wants more game time and, therefore, has accepted a three-year contract with Sharjah FC. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]