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Monday’s transfer rumors – Spurs lead Rakitic race

Sergio Reguilon of Sevilla, Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona, Dries Mertens of Napoli
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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.

Chelsea keeping tabs on Havertz.

One of the most sought after young players, Kai Havertz has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool. But Chelsea now have also started taking an interest and are monitoring the German midfielder’s development. [The Athletic]

Barca struggling to fund Lautaro transfer.

Barcelona have long been linked with the signing of Lautaro Martinez. However, the Catalans are facing a financial hurdle in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Martinez has a release clause of €110 million (£97m) and Barca are struggling to put together the amount. But they are willing to add their own players so as a deal with Inter Milan could be reached this summer. [Daily Mail]

PSG want Reguilon.

Paris Saint-Germain are planning to go after Sergi Reguilon in the summer as they look for a new left-back. The French champions are destined to lose Laywin Kurzawa who has gained traction from numerous Premier League clubs as of late. Reguilon is unsure of his future at his parent club Real Madrid and hence has emerged as a transfer target for PSG. [Marca]

Spurs eyeing Rakitic move.

Ivan Rakitic recently admitted he is considering his future at FC Barcelona and would only stay if he ‘feels wanted’. Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has urged the club’s hierarchy to launch a pursuit for the midfielder. However, Tottenham will have to battle Atletico Madrid, Juventus, and Napoli who are all interested in signing him. [Mundo Deportivo]

Chelsea hold talks with Mertens.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made direct contact with Dries Mertens in the hopes of convincing him to sign for the club. Lampard is keen on bolstering his attacking options for the next season. Mertens is yet to sign a contract extension with Napoli and could join the Blues in a free transfer this summer. [Daily Mail]

Koulibaly emerge as shock target for Newcastle.

Newcastle United have opened talks to sign Napoli defender ​Kalidou Koulibaly. The Magpies are nearing a big-money takeover and have reportedly lined up various summer transfers. Newcastle could offer Koulibaly a lucrative deal in order to fend off interest from Manchester United. [Foot Mercato]