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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid to sell 6 players

Wednesday's transfer rumors - Real Madrid to sell 6 players
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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 to sell 6 players to fund Mbappe move

‘Operation Kylian Mbappe’ commences as Real Madrid plan to raise over €100m in selling Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Luka Jovic, Isco, Dani Ceballos, and Brahim Diaz to finally sign their top transfer target.

Florentino Perez believes he has everything in check, including Mbappe’s lucrative salary, to pull off a deal. And with the Paris Saint-Germain striker out of contract next year, he is evidently in a confident mood. [AS – in Spanish]

Fosu-Mensah rejects Man United contract offer

Timothy Fosu-Mensah turned down a contract extension at Manchester United earlier this season. The 23-year-old defender now appears set to complete a £1.5m transfer to Bayer Leverkusen in January.

Fosu-Mensah reportedly hopes to prove his worth at the Bundesliga club after feeling ‘undervalued’ at Old Trafford. [Manchester Evening News]

Turns out Firpo will stay at Barcelona

Junior Firpo has struggled to make his mark at Camp Nou following his €18m arrival from Real Betis in 2019. In fact, he’s only made two starts across his nine appearances in all competitions this season.

The 24-year-old was expected to follow Carles Alena, who joined Getafe on loan, out of the club in January. But Barcelona have called off a potential exit due to a lack of cover for Jordi Alba in the left-back position. [Marca]

Giroud & Origi to Wolves a no go

Nuno Espirito Santo reportedly listed Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud and Liverpool’s Divock Origi as transfer targets. The Wolves manager is short on options to cover for the injured Raul Jimenez. But he’s been told to forget about any big-money signings.

Wolves have instead recalled Patrick Cutrone from his loan spell at Italian side Fiorentina to help fill the void. [Mirror]

Reading star Richards to join Bayern Munich?

The Bavarians may be kings of Germany and Europe right now, but they know it won’t last long without the next generation of superstars at their disposal. Several young promising players have already signed in the last few years.

And now 22-year-old Omar Richards is reportedly next in line. The Reading defender, who will be a free agent in the summer, is set to sign a pre-contract agreement with Bayern until 2024. Everton and West Ham were also allegedly interested. [Guardian]

Fernandinho could extend his stay at Man City

Fernandinho is out of contract at Manchester City at the end of the season after eight successful campaigns. The 35-year-old has made no announcement of his transfer plans.

His agent, Giovanni Branchini, recently disclosed the midfielder has offers from his home country Brazil and in Europe. But Fernandinho remains undecided, leaving the door open for an extended stay at City. [Telegraph – subscription required]