Transfer Rumours 21/10: Barca make Sterling top priority, Madrid lose ground in Haaland chase

By Amreen
Barca have reportedly made Sterling their top priority
Barca have reportedly made Sterling their top priority / BSR Agency/GettyImages

The summer window may have shut, but the air is still thick with transfer rumours as clubs continue to monitor targets, already looking forward to the January window.

Some big names could be on the move in the coming few months, and we're here to keep you posted on the latest transfer rumours.

With that, here are the top transfer rumours of the day.

Barca make Sterling top priority

Barcelona have reportedly made a loan deal for Raheem Sterling a priority in the January transfer window, according to SPORT.
Manchester City have reportedly slapped an €80m price tag on Sterling, according to reports from Marca. And while the LaLiga giants can't afford to make an offer for the England international at this time, they will look to make a loan offer for him.

Madrid lose ground in Haaland chase

Real Madrid are reportedly losing ground in the chase for Erling Haaland, according to AS.
Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the Borussia Dortmund star, and Madrid are unwilling to enter into a bidding war with the financially-superior clubs.

United to offload five players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly planning a major haul at Manchester United which could see as many as five players leave the club during the January transfer window.
According to SPORTbible, who quote the Sun, players like Donny van de Beek, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, and Jesse Lingard could be on their way out of the club. The rumours have begun making the rounds following the weekend's 4-2 loss to Leicester City, where both Lindelof and Lingard struggled against the Foxes.