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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Koulibaly decides his next club after Napoli decision

Kalidou Koulibaly
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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.

Koulibaly decides on his next club after Napoli decision

Kalidou Koulibaly favors a transfer to Barcelona after deciding to not extend his contract at Napoli.

The 30-year-old defender wants to leave Napoli this summer before his current contract expires in 2023. Chelsea, Tottenham, and Juventus are all interested in doing a deal, but Koulibaly’s priority is Barcelona at the moment. The LaLiga club would have to pay around €35 million to sign him. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Could Lukaku rejoin Inter?

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku’s representatives have met with Inter Milan to discuss a reunion.

Both parties are trying to work out how a move could be possible. At the moment, a loan switch might be Lukaku’s only option. Any transfer deal would have to be completed by July due to tax advantages. [Sky Sport Italia – in Italian]

Aurelien Tchouameni wants Real Madrid move

 De Jong plays down reports of Man Utd move

 Frenkie de Jong has reiterated his desire to stay at Barcelona amid reports of interest from Manchester United.

 The Netherlands international insists he has no agreement to join Manchester United, adding he prefers to stay at Barcelona – his ‘dream club’.

Read the full story here on Ace Football

Pogba boost for Juventus

Paris Saint-Germain appear to have pulled out of the race to sign Paul Pogba.

The Manchester United midfielder has also turned down a transfer to Manchester City. This has left Juventus in pole position to sign him. The Italian club could offer Pogba a three-year deal, with a net salary of €8 million per season plus bonuses. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Giorgio Chiellini to join LAFC

Barcelona in talks with Neves

Xavi Hernandez has held talks with Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves about a potential transfer.

The Barcelona manager hopes to add Neves to his squad to provide competition for Sergio Busquets. The 25-year-old Portuguese is under contract at Wolves until 2024. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Lazio identify Chelsea man as Milinkovic-Savic or Alberto replacement

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the man Lazio would seek to replace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic or Luis Alberto if either of the players left.

Maurizio Sarri’s side may offer Loftus-Cheek a salary of around €4 million per year. Chelsea, however, are expected to demand at least €20 million for a transfer fee. This would make a deal difficult for Lazio. [La Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]