Monday 10am done deals, Chelsea get £48m boost to sign Erling Haaland, Aguero and more

Here are the latest transfer updates for Chelsea and other clubs across Europe and we can also confirm that there are some deals that have been completed.

Chelsea fans spot Erling Haaland transfer hint as Marina Granovskaia is handed £48m boost

Some Chelsea fans believe they may have spotted a hint that the club could sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

The Norway international, who has been in breathtaking form for the Bundesliga giants this term, has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent months as the Blues look to increase their goalscoring output.

Although the Blues were already being linked with a move for his services prior to Thomas Tuchel’s arrival towards the end of January, their interest has since soared because of the German’s connections with the Bundesliga and Dortmund.

Now, some Chelsea fans believe they have spotted a possible hint that they could be winning the race for his signature ahead of the summer, after some eagle-eyed Blues fans noticed that Haaland’s father – Alf-Inge – started following the club’s Instagram page.

Inter join chase for Barca target Aguero (Sun)

Argentine is also wanted by PSG

Inter are the latest club to join the pursuit of unsettled Manchester City star Sergio Aguero, reports the Sun.

The Argentine has struggled for first-team football this season and has been widely tipped to leave the Etihad Stadium, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly leading the race for his signature.

Aguero has entered the final few months of his contract and is set to leave on a free transfer at season’s end.

Aguero Manchester City 2021

Wilder to be offered West Brom job

Former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is top of West Brom’s list of managerial targets, claims the Daily Star.

Wilder will be offered the job if Sam Allardyce leaves his post over the summer, with the Baggies currently in dire relegation trouble.

Man Utd line up £50m Neto deal

Wolves star seen as Sancho alternative

Manchester United are considering a £50 million ($70m) approach for Wolves’ Pedro Neto, according to the Sun.

Neto, 21, fits the right-winger profile United are keen to cover in their squad, and has emerged as a serious alternative to Jadon Sancho after repeated efforts to sign the Borussia Dortmund star.

Benitez wants Premier League return

Rafa Benitez is looking to return to management in Europe, with his intentions set on the Premier League.

The former Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea boss told the Daily Mail: The priority is England because obviously I like the Premier League and my family is here. But I want to compete. Or to have a project which will allow you to go closer and then try to compete.

“I want to stay in Europe and I want to stay in England. If it’s the right one in England, we can do it tomorrow. But which is the right one? The project, the competitive team, it’s not there at the moment so we have to wait.

“I would like to wait for one or two months to find the right one.”

Sarri prepares for coaching return in Serie A

Maurizio Sarri will have no shortage of offers as he prepares to return to coaching in 2021-22, reports CalcioMercato.

Both Fiorentina and Napoli are considering approaches for the ex-Juventus boss, who is currently on a sabbatical year after parting compant with the Turin giants in 2020.

Roma, Inter & Milan interested in Musso

A trio of Serie A heavyweights are interested in Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso, reports CalcioMercato.

The Argentine has enjoyed a fine season in the Italian top flight and Roma, Inter and Milan are all said to be considering a bid over the summer.

Arsenal could land Coutinho thanks to £20m Liverpool clause (Express)

Barca want to offload before clause is triggered

Arsenal could be given a boost in their bid to sign Philippe Coutinho due to a clause in his transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona.

According to the Express, Coutinho is 10 games away from triggering a clause that would see Barca pay another £20 million ($28m) to Liverpool, after reaching 100 appearances.

Barca are keen to avoid this and it is widely reported Coutinho will be sold this summer.

Leicester rival Arsenal for Bissouma signing

Leicester have entered the race to sign Yves Bissouma from Brighton, reports the Irish Mirror.

Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move, with Mikel Arteta apparently keen to pair Bissouma with Thomas Partey in midfield.

However, Brendan Rodgers is also a fan and would like him to play alongside Wilfred Ndidi.

Wijnaldum agrees to join Barcelona (Sunday Times)

The Dutch midfielder will reunite with his former national team boss Ronald Koeman

Georginio Wijnaldum will leave Liverpool at the end of the season and join Barcelona, reports The Sunday Times.

The Netherlands international midfielder has agreed a pre-contract with Barca and will join as a free agent at the end of the season.

The 30-year-old will be the first signing of Joan Laporta’s second spell as club president.

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