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Friday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid reignite Kante interest

Achraf Hakimi of Borussia Dortmund, N'Golo Kante of Chelsea, Jude Bellingham of Birmingham City
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All the latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue, and much more.

Inter in for Bellerin.

Inter Milan are planning to launch a transfer offer for Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin in the summer.

Bellerin is unwilling to commit his future at the Emirates, although he is tied to the club until 2023. Inter are looking to use the contract uncertainty between the two parties in order to lure the Spanish right-back to San Siro. The Gunners value Bellerin at around €30 million. [Daily Mirror]

Premier League triplet trailing Hakimi.

Manchester City, Chelsea, and Tottenham are the English teams reportedly interested in signing Achraf Hakimi. The trio have also made inquiries with Borussia Dortmund about his availability this summer.

On loan from Real Madrid, the 21-year old Moroccan has established himself as one of the finest fullbacks during his spell in Bundesliga. [90min]

Kante made available to Real Madrid.

Chelsea are open to selling N’Golo Kante to Real Madrid at the end of this season. Despite having already added to their ranks, the London-based side are planning on further strengthening their squad. Although they are in a good position financially, the Blues still need funds from player sales in order to facilitate changes. Kante, hence, could be one of the players sacrificed.

Real Madrid have been made aware of the situation and they have registered the world cup winner back on their radar. [AS]

Bellingham to ditch Man United in favor of Dortmund

Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham is resolved on signing for Borussia Dortmund. The 16-year old’s stunning performances this season has seen him get linked to a host of big European names. Manchester United looked keen on signing the teenage sensation, inviting him to their training grounds, and setting up a meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, according to Sport Bild’s Head of Football Christian Falk, Bellingham has decided on joining Dortmund. [UtdReport]

Van Dijk to sign new bumper Liverpool deal.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is set to sign a contact extension in order to fend off unwanted interest. The new contract will be worth around €245,000 a-week (£220k), making him the highest-paid player at Anfield, and extend his stay by five more years. [The Sun]

Barca not giving up on signing Pjanic.

FC Barcelona remain in talks with Juventus over a potential swap deal involving Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo. Barca identify Pjanic as one of their primary summer targets but the recent financial crisis means they have to restrict their transfers to swap deals.

Arthur earlier was unwilling to part ways with the club. But recent developments suggest he can be persuaded to join Juventus. [Independent]