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Monday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Erling Braut Haaland, Niklas Sule, Gianluigi Donnarumma

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Monday, February 22.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Monday, February 22.

Monday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Manchester United 'planning summer move for Erling Braut Haaland'

Erling Braut Haaland in action for Borussia Dortmund on February 2, 2021© Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a summer move for Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland.

The 20-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best young forwards in world football and has again been in impressive scoring form at club level this season, netting 27 times in 25 appearances.

A number of clubs, including Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Barcelona, are said to be determined to sign the Norway international, who will have a £68m release clause in his BVB contract next summer.

Dortmund's financial problems could see them sell Haaland in the upcoming market, with the German side facing the possibility of missing out on a spot in next season's Champions League.

United were strongly linked with the youngster before he moved to Signal Iduna Park from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020, and according to The Mirror, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are planning a summer bid, with the English club's head coach promised transfer funds by the owners.

Haaland has netted 17 times in 17 Bundesliga appearances this season, while he has also managed eight goals in five Champions League outings, including a double against Sevilla in the first leg of Dortmund's last-16 tie.

The forward previously worked under Red Devils boss Solskjaer at Molde.



Manchester United 'handed boost in Jules Kounde pursuit'

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde pictured in September 2020© Reuters

Sevilla have reportedly identified Feyenoord's Marcos Senesi as a possible replacement for Jules Kounde, with the Spanish club expecting to lose the centre-back during this summer's transfer window.

Kounde has been in impressive form for the Europa League winners this term, and Manchester United are believed to have identified the Frenchman as their leading defensive target ahead of next season.

According to La Razon, Sevilla have accepted that it will be difficult for them to keep hold of the 23-year-old this summer, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain also said to be interested in his services.

The report claims that Julen Lopetegui's side are already preparing for life after the former Bordeaux youngster and have identified Feyenoord's Senesi as the ideal replacement.

United, who are said to be searching for a long-term defensive partner for club captain Harry Maguire, are allegedly prepared to spend £61m on Kounde during this summer's transfer window.

The Frenchman still has more than three years left to run on his contract at Estadio Ramon.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Chelsea 'handed boost in Niklas Sule pursuit'
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits that a contract extension for Niklas Sule may not be possible if financial conditions prove to be a stumbling block. Read more.

Marcos Alonso 'wants to sign new Chelsea contract'
Spanish defender Marcos Alonso is reportedly open to penning a new contract with Chelsea. Read more.

Manchester United considering Gianluigi Donnarumma swoop?
Manchester United are reportedly considering whether to join the race to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Read more.

Chelsea, Liverpool to rival Manchester United for Ibrahima Konate?
Chelsea and Liverpool reportedly join Manchester United in the race for RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konate, who has a €45m (£39m) release clause in his contract. Read more.

Chelsea 'open talks with Niklas Sule'
Chelsea reportedly make contact with Bayern Munich regarding a potential deal for defender Niklas Sule. Read more.

Arsenal 'make Club Brugge's Odilon Kossounou a top transfer target'
Arsenal reportedly identify Club Brugge defender Odilon Kossounou as a priority target for the upcoming summer transfer window. Read more.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti rubbishes James Rodriguez exit rumours
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti insists that James Rodriguez is happy at the club following reports from Spain claiming that the playmaker was seeking an exit. Read more.

Manchester United 'to allow either Dean Henderson or David de Gea to leave this summer'
Manchester United will allow either Dean Henderson or David de Gea to leave the club this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United 'have not made contact with Sergio Ramos agent'
Manchester United are yet to make contact with the agent of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. Read more.

Erling Braut Haaland 'demanding £300k-a-week from potential suitors'
Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland is set to demand a five-year deal worth £78m - £300k a week - from any potential suitors in the summer transfer window. Read more.

Liverpool 'still interested in £40m Ben White'
Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Ben White remains a transfer target for Liverpool, according to a report. Read more.

Wolves to rival Arsenal, Milan clubs for Odilon Kossounou?
Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly join Arsenal and both Milan clubs in the race to sign Club Brugge centre-back Odilon Kossounou. Read more.

Manchester United 'put Jadon Sancho pursuit on hold'
Manchester United are reportedly reconsidering whether they should make another approach for Borussia Dortmund Jadon Sancho in the summer. Read more.

Liverpool to use Takumi Minamino in Lucas Ocampos swap deal?
Liverpool are reportedly prepared to use Takumi Minamimo in a part-exchange deal to sign Sevilla attacker Lucas Ocampos. Read more.

Florian Neuhaus refuses to rule out Liverpool move
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus refuses to rule out a transfer to Liverpool during the summer window. Read more.

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