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Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, of Borussia Dortmund, will decide by the end of April whether to join Real Madrid, Barcelona, or Manchester City this summer.
Haaland is a prolific goal scorer who is known for his speed, athleticism, and finishing skill. He is regarded as one of the top strikers in the world.
His contract continues through 2024, but he has a release clause that allows him to leave for a cost of 75 million euros in the summer of 2022. Given Haaland’s apparent skill and the current transfer market inflation, the 21-year-old is a modern-day bargain. (Spanish for sport)
Aston Villa will try to sign Leeds United England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, for £60 million this summer. (The Telegraph)
Leicester City are considering selling England midfielder James Maddison, who is 25 years old.
Arsenal may have just received a significant boost in the Champions League thanks to James Maddison. In the previous summer transfer window, the midfielder was extensively connected with a move to the Emirates Stadium, but nothing came of it.
Maddison could have been part of Mikel Arteta’s side to challenge for the top four this season, but he chose to stay at Leicester City, who have struggled this season, despite multiple injuries limiting Brendan Rodgers’ aspirations.
Arsenal are fourth in the Premier League table and, after a five-year absence, are on track to return to the Champions League next season. (Mail)
Manuel Akanji, a 26-year-old Swiss defender who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, wants to leave Borussia Dortmund and is exploring a move to the Premier League. (Sport1)
Barcelona has refused to fulfill Antonio Rudiger’s first financial demands, but the German defender, 29, will meet with the Catalan club again this summer to discuss a free transfer from Chelsea.
According to reports from his native Germany, the 29-year-old centre-back expressed an interest in renewing his contract with the Blues, which is set to expire at the end of the season. Rudiger had accepted personal terms on a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the 2021/22 season, according to Bild. (Spanish for sport)
Barcelona wants to extend Ronald Araujo’s contract, which has been offered by Manchester United, but the Uruguayan defender, 23, has taken exception to Barca’s pursuit of Rudiger and Chelsea’s Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, who is 25 years old. (Spanish for sport)
Gareth Bale, the 32-year-old Welsh forward, is one of several Real Madrid players who will be sold this summer. Bale signed a contract deal with Real Madrid in 2016 that will keep him at the club until June 2022, with a salary and bonus package worth up to $33 million per year. (Marca)
Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Lautaro Martinez, but Inter Milan will only sell the 24-year-old Argentina striker if a deal of more than 80 million euros (£67.3 million) is made.
Martinez’s contract with the Nerazzurri was extended from the end of June 2023 to the end of June 2026 earlier this season, with the Argentine’s contract being extended from the end of June 2023 to the end of June 2026. (Italian: Calciomercato)
Lukasz Fabianski, a 36-year-old Polish goalkeeper, will be given a new contract by West Ham for the coming season. (Mail)
Aston Villa will want to buy Anwar El Ghazi on a permanent basis this summer, but Everton have no plans to sign the 26-year-old Dutch winger when his loan period ends. (Source: Football Insider)
Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea are all interested in signing England youth international Jack Thompson, who is only 15 years old. (Sun)
Birmingham City expects Premier League and European clubs to be interested in England Under-18 midfielder George Hall, who is 17 years old. (Mail)
Newcastle are planning a £20 million summer bid for Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, 24, and are also interested in Watford’s Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 24. (Sun)
Despite the fact that Allan, a 31-year-old Brazilian midfielder, has another year left on his contract, Everton will let him leave in the summer. (Sun)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a former Armenia midfielder, is out of contract this summer, but Roma are ready to begin discussions with the 33-year-old this week after an uptick in form. After a year on loan from Arsenal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Roma in 2020.
Many people were unsure how things would turn out, especially since Mkhitaryan famously had a falling out with Jose Mourinho, who was now the manager of Roma.
Mkhitaryan has started and finished 103 games for Roma (scoring 27 goals and assisting 26), and he continues to start and finish matches for Mourinho.
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