Mbappe to Real stalling, De Ligt to Man Utd, new Chelsea signing spotted: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2024 21:57 GMT
  • 5 min read
Kylian Mbappe, PSG, 2023/24

Monday delivered plenty of intriguing transfer news as Kylian Mbappe's move to Real Madrid hit a roadblock.

Plus, Chelsea's first signing of summer 2024 has already been spotted training at Cobham and one of the Blues' biggest talents will definitely leave the club in the next transfer window. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in.

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Exclusive: Man Utd favourites for De Ligt

FootballTransfers has been told that Man Utd are the favourites to land Matthijs de Ligt, who is likely to leave Bayern this summer.

Mbappe to Madrid stalling

Influential people in Kylian Mbappe's camp are unconvinced by Real Madrid's contract offer.

This is good news for PSG, who had been considering signing a truly bizarre replacement for the Frenchman.

Kylian Mbappe
© IMAGO - Kylian Mbappe

Chelsea's first signing

Senegalese wonderkid Pape Diong is already training with the Chelsea first team despite the fact that he will officially join the club in the summer.

Maatsen's Chelsea career over

Ian Maatsen will definitely leave Chelsea in the summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

A replacement is already being lined up and Chelsea fans have every right to be excited about him.

Liverpool's defender search

Liverpool are in the market for a centre-back, but they're not the only ones keen on Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly.

The Reds are also eyeing another Premier League defender, but he would be well advised to snub them.

Mount's Man Utd place gone?

The emergence of Kobbie Mainoo spells bad news for Mason Mount, who would and should not get into the current Man Utd team.

Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some more transfer news from around the world. Despite Mykhailo Mudryk's struggles, Chelsea did not for one second consider Bayern's loan offer for him.

Joshua Zirkzee may be courted by Man Utd and Arsenal, but he's not the finished product yet, according to his coach.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly in the frame to replace Thomas Tuchel at Bayern - and he could sign several Chelsea players.

Jose Mourinho
© IMAGO - Jose Mourinho

Rasmus Hojlund's form is proof that Man Utd need to strengthen one area of the pitch (and it's not at striker).

One of the Red Devils' targets is reportedly tempted by the INEOS project.

Aston Villa should beat Arsenal to the punch by signing one of LaLiga's biggest talents.

Lastly, Khephren Thuram is being linked to the Gunners and Liverpool, but those clubs would not be ideal destinations for him, according to the data.

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