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Tuesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Virgil van Dijk, Erling Braut Haaland, Luka Modric

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Tuesday, October 27.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Tuesday, October 27.

Tuesday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Manchester United 'still hopeful of £68m Erling Braut Haaland deal in 2022'

Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring Borussia Dortmund's second goal against Borussia Monchengladbach on September 19, 2020© Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly still hopeful of signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland when his release clause drops to £68m in 2022.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with a move for Haaland during the January transfer window earlier this year, having seen the prolific frontman net 28 times in just 22 games for Red Bull Salzburg.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had previously managed the youngster at Molde too, making the 20-time champions of England one of the favourites to sign him for just €20m (£18.2m).

However, Haaland instead joined Dortmund, where he has since continued his free-scoring form with 23 goals in his 26 games across all competitions so far.

The Athletic reports that United still retain an interest in the Norway international, but are resigned to waiting until 2022 when a £68m release clause becomes active in his contract.

The inclusion of that release clause is understood to have been one of the main reasons why a switch to Old Trafford collapsed, with United unwilling to agree to those terms whereas Dortmund were prepared to do so.

Man United have the option of extending Edinson Cavani's stay for a further 12 months to take them through to 2022, when they hope to make a move for Haaland.

United have also been credited with an ongoing interest in Haaland's Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho and are lining up a £176m double deal for the duo in the coming windows.



Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric rules out Tottenham Hotspur return

Luka Modric looks devastated after Jose Luis Morales scores for Levante on February 22, 2020© Reuters

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has claimed that he is "too old" to ever return to Tottenham Hotspur.

The 35-year-old was linked with a second spell in North London during the summer transfer window at a time when Los Blancos were looking to reduce their wage bill.

While the Croatia international has remained at the Bernabeu, speculation persists regarding his future due to his contract expiring in the summer.

Although the veteran has indicated that he wishes to prolong his career, another spell at the Premier League outfit has been ruled out.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Modric said: "I'm too old to go back to Tottenham. I still have a year left in Madrid and then we'll see what happens.

"I feel good and I want to continue playing football for a few more years. I am focused on Madrid and the things we can achieve this season.

"Afterwards I will sit down to talk to the management, and we will look for a suitable solution for everyone.

"I have forged a good relationship with all the people of the club and no matter what happens there will be no problem."

Modric starred for Spurs between 2008 and 2012 before earning a £33m switch to La Liga.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Liverpool 'may not sign new centre-back in January'
Liverpool may reportedly opt against signing a new centre-back during the January transfer window. Read more.

Real Madrid want Liverpool's Roberto Firmino?
Real Madrid reportedly identify Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino as a possible target during their planned squad overhaul next summer. Read more.

Laurent Koscielny defends Mesut Ozil in Arsenal row
Ex-Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny jumps to the defence of his former teammate and Gunners outcast Mesut Ozil, claiming that the playmaker is a "phenomenon". Read more.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard 'to re-integrate Antonio Rudiger into first team'
Frank Lampard is reportedly prepared to re-integrate defender Antonio Rudiger back into the Chelsea squad over the coming weeks. Read more.

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde flattered by Manchester City interest
Sevilla defender Jules Kounde admits that he was "flattered" to receive interest from Manchester City during the summer transfer window. Read more.

Mikel Arteta 'wanted Houssem Aouar over Thomas Partey this summer'
Arsenal technical director Edu reportedly got his way with the summer signing of Thomas Partey, who was behind Houssem Aouar in Mikel Arteta's list of priorities. Read more.

Pep Guardiola: 'Man City could not afford new striker in summer'
Pep Guardiola said the striker could be sidelined for anywhere between 10 days and a month. Read more.

Shkodran Mustafi 'tells Arsenal he wants to leave after rejecting new contract'
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi reportedly tells the club that he wants to leave next year, having rejected the offer of a new contract during the summer. Read more.

Samuel Umtiti plays down talk of Barcelona exit amid Man United, Arsenal links
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti insists that he has no interest in leaving the club, despite recent speculation linking him with Manchester United and Arsenal. Read more.

Liverpool scouting Icelandic youngster Isak Bergmann Johannesson?
Liverpool are reportedly showing an interest in IFK Norrkoping youngster Isak Bergmann Johannesson. Read more.

West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi joins Saudi side Al-Ittihad on loan
The Egyptian made 104 appearances for the Baggies. Read more.

Leeds United to part ways with Conor Shaughnessy?
Leeds United are reportedly considering whether to offer Conor Shaughnessy the chance to leave Elland Road on a free transfer. Read more.

Henri Lansbury 'rejects offer to leave Aston Villa'
Midfielder Henri Lansbury reportedly rejected the opportunity to leave Aston Villa on a free transfer earlier this month. Read more.

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