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Monday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal target Saint-Maximin

Hector Bellerin of Arsenal, Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United, Ivan Rakitic of FC Barcelona
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All the transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and much more.

PSG interested in signing Bellerin.

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is a subject of interest for Paris Saint-Germain. With Cedric Soares’ permanent transfer putting his position in threat, Bellerin could be on his way out of Emirates this summer.

Bayern Munich and Juventus are also rumored to be interested in signing the Spanish right-back. [Express]

Arsenal make approach for Saint-Maximin.

Arsenal are keen on sealing the deal for Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin this summer. Although they are yet to submit any formal bid, the club’s representatives have already made initial contact with the player.

Newcastle value the 23-year old Frenchman at around €34 million. Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly monitoring him. [Le 10 Sport]

Rakitic set to quit Barca this summer.

FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is supposedly playing his final season at the club. Barca are open to starting negotiating with interested parties due to their financial situation. Sevilla are in the box seat to sign him, with Atletico Madrid also weighing up offers.

However, Sevilla demand the Catalans lower their €20 million asking price for the 32-year-old who has just a year left on his current contract. [Marca]

Mandzukic drops to free agent pool.

Mario Mandzukic has become a free agent after terminating his contract with Qatari side Al-Duhail. The forward moved to the club only in December last year after finding himself down low in the pecking order at Juventus. Recently, via his Twitter, the 34-year old announced that he has cut short his time in the Middle East by mutual consent.

Real Madrid reduce James’ price.

Real Madrid are willing to take a huge loss on James Rodriguez as they prepare to cash in on him this summer. Rodriguez has just a year left on his current contract. As a result, the club will be forced to sell him for a cut-price fee of €25 million.

The Colombian has quite a few suitors with Premier League sides Everton, Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolves all believed to be interested in him. [Marca]