Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Real Madrid seriously considering Romelu Lukaku

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Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Real Madrid seriously considering Romelu Lukaku

Barcelona's €100m plan to bolster Xavi's squad

AS claim that Barcelona have prepared €100m in order to capture two players that head coach Xavi is keen on adding to his squad.

Those two main targets are said to be Juan Foyth of Villarreal and 18-year-old forward Vitor Roque, who still plays his football in Brazil with Athletico Paranaense. La Blaugrana are keen on providing competent rotation for Robert Lewandowski.

Ramos set to extend PSG stay

French outlet AS report that Sergio Ramos is set to sign new terms at Paris Saint-Germain that will keep him at the club for another season.

After a difficult start, the Spaniard has bounced back in a much more positive 2022-23 campaign. His current deal expires in June.

Real Madrid considering shock Lukaku transfer (Fichajes)

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Real Madrid seriously considering Romelu Lukaku

In a bid to support Karim Benzema in attack, Real Madrid are seriously considering a move for Romelu Lukaku, who's future remains uncertain heading into the summer.

That's according to Fichajes, which claims that Carlo Ancelotti is a fan of the Belgian and believes he could aid the Los Blancos attack. Lukaku is set to return to Chelsea at the end of the season, with Inter not willing to pay the buy option included in his current loan deal.

Salary demands holding up Messi PSG renewal

Lionel Messi's financial demands have changed since winning the World Cup, which has caused contract discussions with Paris Saint-Germain to stall, according to MARCA.

Despite having not yet reached an agreement, the report claims that Messi is paying no attention to interest from Saudi Arabia.

Both parties are scheduled to meet again and discuss the deal imminently.

Interest from England and beyond in Loftus-Cheek

With his contract up in 2024, several sides are showing interest in Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to Football Insider.

Milan and Roma are leading the way, with as many as five Premier League sides also in the hunt.

Palace to decide Vieira future next week
Crystal Palace will make a decision on Patrick Vieira's future as manager early next week, report The Telegraph.

The Eagles have failed to win any of their 12 matches in 2023 and currently sit just three points above the relegation zone, leaving Vieira on the cusp of potentially being sacked.

Henry rejects France women offer in favour of USMNT

Thierry Henry has turned down the opportunity to become head coach of the France women's national team, the French federation have confirmed (via ESPN), in favour of potentially becoming USMNT boss in the future.

The Stars and Stripes are without a head coach after Gregg Berhalter's tenure expired after the World Cup, while France are also in the hunt for a replacement after Corrine Diacre was dismissed last week.

Liverpool rival Arsenal for Brandt

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Real Madrid seriously considering Romelu Lukaku

Liverpool have entered the race to sign in-form Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Brandt, according to 90min.

The Germany international has racked up nine goals and five assists in 32 games across all competitions this season, which had initially sparked the interest of Arsenal.

Manchester City and Newcastle are also monitoring Brandt's situation, while Dortmund are thought to be trying their best to tie the 26-year-old down to a new contract.

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