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LIVE Transfer Talk: Ramos set to leave Madrid; Mbappe chase continues


The transfer window opened in early January, and speculation is heating up about potential deals. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here.

TOP STORY: Ramos set to leave Real Madrid as Mbappe chase continues

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos‘ future seems away from the Bernabeu, according to El Larguero.

Ramos, 34, is reportedly offended that Madrid aren’t making enough of an effort to renew his contract, which expires this summer. The defender had hoped to agree on a new deal before the end of January but things have not progressed.

Speculation that Madrid intend to sign Bayern Munich’s David Alaba as a free agent and that Ramos has an offer from PSG, appear to have cooled negotiations.

Meanwhile, Madrid want PSG striker Kylian Mbappe to make a sign that he is interested in joining them, according to Marca.

Mbappe, 22, is contracted to Paris Saint-Germain until June 2022 and has requested more time to consider his future in view of the financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PSG have reportedly offered the France star a contract extension but no deal has yet been reached. Madrid are among the clubs in the race to sign him in the summer, despite net debt of around €355m, and want to ensure they have the green light to make a move in excess of €100m should Mbappe decide not to extend his time in Paris.

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08.30 GMT: Fluminense striker Marcos Paulo will join Atletico Madrid this summer, according to AS.

Paulo, 19, will sign a five-year contract with the Rojiblancos but will continue at Fluminense until June 30, when his contract expires.

The Brazilian-born star, who has played for Portugal’s youth teams, was free to negotiate with Atletico after deciding not to sign a new deal with his club.

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Dortmund looking to sign Locatelli

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli, as has been suggested by Sport 1.

BVB have had other midfield targets in recent times, with one of those being Neuhaus, but it seems as though their attention has turned to Locatelli, who has also attracted interest from Juventus.

While things are far from confirmed, it is reported that Dortmund might look to Italy as they aim to freshen up their midfield.

Long close to securing loan move to England

New York Red Bulls and USMNT centre-back Aaron Long is close to completing a loan move to England, says Sky Sports.

The report suggests Long will follow in the footsteps of Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris, who just joined Swansea on loan, by making a temporary move to the Championship. This comes a year after West Ham United had a loan move rejected for Long.

The outlet adds that at least one side from England’s second tier has made an approach to bring in the defender, who has 18 caps for the U.S.

Premier League duo showing interest in Dzeko

Premier League duo West Ham United and Everton are looking into signing AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko, reports TalkSPORT.

The Bosnia & Herzegovina international has been told that he needs to train alone after falling out with Roma boss Paulo Fonseca.

Everton see him as backup for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while the Hammers are after a replacement for Sebastien Haller having let the Ivory Coast international leave for Ajax.

The report adds that the move for Dzeko could be either a loan or permanent signing.

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– Juventus are meeting with Sassuolo to discuss three possible moves, reports Calciomercato, with Gianluca Scamacca being top of the priority list. There will also be negotiations around the possibility of Nicolo Fagioli joining Sassuolo, with the valuation said to be between €10m and €12m.

AC Milan are adamant that they will sign Palmeiras’ Matias Vina, according to Calciomercato. The 23-year-old is set to play in the Copa Libertadores final, as Palmeiras face Santos on Saturday, with Milan looking to bring him in..

AS Monaco are hoping to sign Lucas Torreira, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid from Arsenal, reports AS. There are various clubs, with some from Serie A, who want to sign the Uruguay international, but it is Monaco who are reported to be the front-runners.





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