Transfer Rumours 09/03: ManUtd to Target Raphinha; Real Madrid to Sell Varane, Bale and Sign Mahrez This Summer

Mudeet Arora
Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale to be sold by Real Madrid this summer
Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale to be sold by Real Madrid this summer / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Some major rumours are starting to make the rounds ahead of the summer transfer window this year. The dates for the summer transfer window have not been announced yet, but with the Premier League slated to finish on Sunday, May 23, the transfer window is most likely to reopen on Monday, June 1.

Till then, we will continue to bring to you the top rumours from top clubs daily!

Here are the top transfer rumours of the day.

1. Man Utd and PSG target Raphael Varane could be available this summer

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Raphael Varane could be transferred out of Real Madrid this summer / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will be sold in the summer transfer window if he does not commit to fresh terms in the Spanish capital, according to the Daily Express.

His current deal expires in 2022 and Real Madrid are concerned they could lose the defender for nothing.

The Red Devils and Parisians have been heavily linked with him.

2. Barcelona expect Philippe Coutinho to leave

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Philippe Coutinho will leave Barcelona this summer / Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona expect Philippe Coutinho to leave Camp Nou in the next transfer window, claims AS.

Joan Laporta is eager to trim the wage bill in Catalunya and is actively inquiring for suitors for the Brazilian playmaker.

3. Real Madrid to sell players and try signing Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez has been targeted by Real Madrid for this summer's transfer window / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Real Madrid have reportedly identified Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez as a transfer target - according to Foot Mercato.

Zinedine Zidane will attempt to try to lure Mahrez into making the move to Madrid and might even offer some players as part of an exchange deal including defender Raphael Varane.

4. Manchester United set to target Leeds United's Raphinha

Raphinha has been targeted by Manchester United / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester United are set to make Raphinha a top transfer target this summer, according to the Daily Express.

At the moment the Red Devils are showing the most interest in the Brazilian with arch rivals Liverpool too in the fray.

5. Erling Haaland will have the option to choose his future from among the most elite clubs in the world

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Erling Haaland is being targeted by a host of top clubs / INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

Haaland will have the pick of Europe's elite sides to choose from this summer, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Juventus also interested in signing him, as reported by ESPN.