Monday 8:30am official done deals, Chelsea, €120m for Lukaku, Haaland, Rabiot, and more

Welcome to Monday Morning done deals and transfer updates for some clubs across Europe and some key players that have been trending for some time now.

DONE DEAL: BUSSELL RE-SIGNS FOR WOMEN’S TEAM

Alexis Bussell has re-signed for AFC Bournemouth Women’s team following a brief loan spell last season.

The forward previously linked up with Steve Cuss’ side, initially on loan from Yeovil Town Ladies, but the outbreak of Covid-19 prevented her from playing out the season.

Bussell previously spent five years with Mudeford Phoenix, before successfully trialling for the county and continuing her football with Dorset.

Done deal: Yoan loan extended

Yoan Zouma is staying with Altrincham for the rest of the season after Barrow agreed to a loan extension for the towering 22-year old defender.

Signed on an initial one-month loan at the beginning of last month, Zouma went straight into the starting line-up and made an impressive debut with a commanding performance in Alty’s 1-0 over Woking at The J.Davidson Stadium.

Erling Braut Haaland representatives ‘demand £17m each for Barcelona move’

Erling Braut Haaland’s main two representatives would reportedly want €20m (£17m) each as part of a proposed deal to take their client to Barcelona this summer.

The Catalan giants are one of several clubs believed to be keen to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward in the upcoming market.

The 20-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola and his father Alf-Inge Haaland are said to have met with Barca president Joan Laporta last week to discuss a possible switch to Camp Nou.

The report also claims that Haaland would demand that Lionel Messi stays at Barca to reject several clubs in favour of making the move to Ronald Koeman’s side.

Real Madrid Considering €120 Million Move For Romelu Lukaku

Real Madrid a reportedly pondering over a possible €120 million move for Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet El Gol Digital, Romelu Lukaku has emerged as a backup option for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland at Real Madrid. The reigning La Liga champions are even considering a move worth €120 million for the Inter Milan striker.

Lukaku joined Inter Milan from Manchester United in the summer of 2019 when his career was at a crossroads. Immediately after joining the Serie A heavyweights, though, the 27-year-old turned his fortunes around in a big way, playing a key role as the Nerazzurri challenged for the title last term.

Adrien Rabiot linked with Stamford Bridge switch

Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who played under Tuchel during his time at Paris Saint-Germain.

According to a report from Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, Juventus need to raise funds and Rabiot is named as a player who could leave, with Everton and Chelsea said to be interested in his services.

Chelsea are hoping to secure a top four finish this season in order to ensure that they will qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Blues currently occupy fourth place, having gone unbeaten in their first ten Premier League games under Thomas Tuchel.

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