Sunday’s Transfer Rumors: Mbappe, Kane, Kudus, Osimhen, Lukaku, Zaha, Suarez, Gvardiol, Laporte
Chelsea and Saudi Arabian team Al-Hilal are making moves to acquire Kylian Mbappe, the 24-year-old French forward currently not participating in Paris St-Germain’s Asian pre-season tour. (RMC Sport – in French)
Al-Hilal proposed a similar deal to Mbappe as they did to Lionel Messi, promising 400m euros annually (£346.3m) till 2026, but Mbappe is supposedly heading towards Real Madrid as a free agent next summer. (Nicolo Schira)
Mbappe might not play for an entire season and instead opt for a free transfer away from PSG next summer after the club listed him for sale on Friday. (Sky Sports)
Harry Kane’s spouse was recently seen house and school hunting in Munich, possibly hinting at the 29-year-old English forward’s shift from Tottenham to Bayern Munich. (Bild – in German; subscription needed)
Chelsea is in talks with Ajax, showing interest in Mohammed Kudus, the 22-year-old Ghanaian attacking midfielder. (The Athletic – subscription needed)
Victor Osimhen’s contract talks with Napoli are at a standstill, giving Chelsea or Manchester United a chance to sign the 24-year-old Nigerian striker. (Corriere dello Sport, via Goal)
Inter Milan has ruled out Romelu Lukaku’s return from Chelsea after the 30-year-old Belgian forward reached out to AC Milan and Juventus for potential transfer. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)
Galatasaray has offered a deal worth £8m annually to Wilfried Zaha, the 30-year-old Ivory Coast forward who’s a free agent following his contract expiry with Crystal Palace. (Mail on Sunday)
Luis Suarez, the 36-year-old Uruguayan striker, is willing to finance his move from Gremio to join his ex-Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami. (ESPN, via Sport – in Spanish)
Villa secure Diaby
The French winger arrives for a speculated record fee
Manchester City must meet RB Leipzig’s full £87m asking price to secure 21-year-old Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol. (Sunday Mirror)
Crystal Palace might be interested in Manchester City’s unsettled Spanish defender Aymeric Laporte, 29. (Star Sunday)
Manchester United may extend the contract of English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, despite Palace’s interest in getting him back. (Sunday Sun)
Fulham plans to invest over £30m on two new centre-backs – Mohammed Salisu, the 24-year-old Ghanaian international from Southampton, and Calvin Bassey, the 23-year-old defender from Ajax with Nigerian roots. (Sunday Telegraph)
Michail Antonio, the 33-year-old Jamaican forward, is willing to leave West Ham for Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq this summer. (Football Insider)
Ivan Toney, the 27-year-old English striker, is contemplating changing agents, potentially indicating his desire to exit Brentford even before his betting rules violation suspension ends in January. (Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United think that Atalanta’s 20-year-old Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund is worth £50-60m. (Football Insider)
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi suggests a potential trade deal with Chelsea, using their 20-year-old English centre-back Levi Colwill to secure Brighton’s 21-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo. (Talksport)
Liverpool remains in negotiation with Southampton for 19-year-old Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, hoping to finalize the deal by July end. (Football Insider)
Southampton has rejected Newcastle’s renewed interest in 20-year-old England Under-21 right-back Tino Livramento. (Talksport)
Ismaila Sarr, Watford’s 25-year-old Senegal winger, seems to be nearing a move to Marseille, ignoring Everton’s interest. This won’t interfere with the French club’s chase of Sarr’s countryman, Sheffield United forward Iliman Ndiaye, 23. (FootMercato – in French)
Manchester United is about to declare the dual acquisition of twins Jack and Tyler Fletcher, sons of former United player Darren Fletcher, from Manchester City in a British record deal for 16-year-olds. (Fabrizio Romano)
Saturday’s transfer rumors
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Football Transfer Rumors
What clubs are interested in signing Kylian Mbappe?
Chelsea and Saudi Arabian team Al-Hilal are reportedly interested in acquiring Kylian Mbappe. However, Mbappe is rumored to be heading towards Real Madrid as a free agent next summer.
Is Harry Kane considering a move from Tottenham?
Harry Kane’s wife has been spotted house and school hunting in Munich, which might indicate a potential transfer from Tottenham to Bayern Munich.
Who is Chelsea showing interest in signing from Ajax?
Chelsea has expressed interest in signing Mohammed Kudus, a 22-year-old Ghanaian attacking midfielder, from Ajax.
Are there any speculations about Luis Suarez’s future club?
Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker, is reported to be willing to finance his move from Gremio to join his ex-Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.
Are there any potential signings for Manchester United?
Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli and they might also extend the contract of English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Furthermore, they consider 20-year-old Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund worth £50-60m. The club is also on the verge of acquiring twins Jack and Tyler Fletcher from Manchester City.
What moves are Crystal Palace considering?
Crystal Palace is reportedly considering a move for Manchester City’s unsettled Spanish defender Aymeric Laporte. They have also shown interest in re-signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Manchester United.
What significant signings have been made by Aston Villa?
Aston Villa has secured a French winger, Diaby, for a speculated record fee.
Is there a potential swap deal involving Chelsea and Brighton?
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has hinted at a potential trade deal with Chelsea, suggesting the exchange of their 20-year-old English centre-back Levi Colwill for Brighton’s 21-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo.