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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona plot to sign two more Chelsea stars for free

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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.

Barcelona plot to sign two more Chelsea stars for free

After signing defenders Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso on free transfers this year, Barcelona plan to raid Chelsea for some more freebies.

N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are the targets that Barcelona have their eyes on. The Blues midfielders will be out of contract next summer. Chelsea want to extend their deals, but will only offer Kante a short-term contract that won’t come with the same £290,000-a-week salary he currently enjoys. [Evening Standard]

PSG name their asking price for Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain regard Kylian Mbappe as a ‘€300-350 million player’.

The Ligue 1 leaders, however, have no intention of selling Mbappe. The 23-year-old striker reportedly wants to leave PSG in the January transfer window, just months after signing a new lucrative contract until 2025. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Arsenal in contract talks with Gabriel Martinelli & Bukayo Saka

Details of Haaland’s alleged release clause emerge

Despite Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola denying one exists ‘for Real Madrid or any other team’, reports over an alleged release clause for Erling Haaland continue to steal headlines.

The latest report claims the 22-year-old striker has a €200 million buyout clause in his City contract. It becomes active in the summer of 2024 and only applies to clubs outside England. [The Athletic – subscription required]

Chelsea eye a move for Ligue 2 goalkeeper

Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Noah Raveyre has emerged as a potential transfer target for Chelsea.

The Blues are considering a move for Raveyre, who signed his first professional contract in the summer. The 17-year-old debuted for Saint-Etienne’s first team in August. He is a product of the Ligue 2 club’s academy. [Le10Sport – in French]

Andres Iniesta would ‘love’ a Barcelona return

A new potential Busquets successor emerges for Barcelona

Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez is on Barcelona’s transfer radar as a possible successor to Sergio Busquets.

The 21-year-old Argentina international joined Benfica from River Plate for €15 million in the summer. His performances as a holding midfielder have impressed Barcelona. In 17 appearances across all competitions, he has managed three goals and two assists for Benfica. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]