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Manchester United superstar offered to Real Madrid, Bundesliga superstar agrees deal with Barcelona and more: Transfer Roundup, 12 February 2019

Shambhu Ajith
FEATURED WRITER
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10.23K   //    12 Feb 2019, 22:18 IST

Will Florentino Perez take up this offer?
Will Florentino Perez take up this offer?

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. Today, we bring you some exciting bits of transfer news that involves some of the biggies of European football including Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Without further ado, let's dive right in and take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines on 12 February 2019.

Manchester United enter race for Adrien Rabiot

Adrien Rabiot is ready to move away from PSG
Adrien Rabiot is ready to move away from PSG

Manchester United are the latest entrants to the race to sign disgruntled PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to AS (courtesy: Sky Sports). Manchester United is the fourth Premier League team to have been credited with an interest in Rabiot after Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Rabiot has been forced to the sidelines after he refused to extend the contract with the Ligue 1 champions. Manchester United are looking for a tall, lanky midfielder who can physically dominate teams following the departure of Marouane Fellaini.


Paulo Dybala will be the subject of a £105m bid from Real Madrid

Real Madrid bound?
Real Madrid bound?

Real Madrid will move for Argentine attacker Paulo Dybala at the end of the season, according to AS. Los Blancos are looking revitalize their ageing squad and have identified the 25-year-old as the ideal man to reinvigorate their frontline.

Real Madrid are likely to offload Gareth Bale at the end of the season as he continues to struggle to fit into the squad and Dybala is seen as a long-term replacement for him.


Marcelo rubbishes Juventus rumours

Staying put at Madrid?
Staying put
at
Madrid?
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In an interview with Esporte Interativo (via AS), Marcelo opened up on links with Juventus and put them to rest. He said,

"I'd also like to know where are these rumours coming from because it's not normal. It's funny because they [the press] make pictures with a Juve shirt.
"Juve is a splendid team since the times of [Pavel] Nedved, I once played against them and he was there, it was amazing, I changed shirts with him.
"But I'm from Real Madrid, I have a contract with Real Madrid and the things that are being published, I don't know what they are [coming from], you don't know, many people don't know either and honestly, I'm a sincere man, you know it.
"If there was anything to be told, I'd say it - but nothing."

Luka Jovic agrees terms with Barcelona

Jovic is currently the top scorer in Bundesliga
Jovic is currently the top scorer in Bundesliga

According to The Guardian and BeIN Sports, Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic is ready to join Barcelona in the summer. The striker who is on loan from Benfica is currently the top scorer in the Bundesliga with 14 goals to his name.

Real Madrid and Chelsea were also reported to be in the race. However, it now turns out that Barcelona have agreed terms with the striker. They will now have to agree on a fee with his parent club Benfica and the 21-year-old will be free to move to the Camp Nou in the summer.


Mino Raiola offers Romelu Lukaku to Real Madrid

Romelu Lukaku is now the second choice at Manchester United
Romelu Lukaku is now the second choice at Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku hasn't had a solid sophomore season at Manchester United. He struggled under Jose Mourinho and hasn't turned it around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer either. Now, according to reports in Spain, his agent Mino Raiola has offered Romelu Lukaku to Real Madrid.

Florentino Perez has been on the lookout for a striker as Karim Benzema is not getting any younger. However, Perez believes Lukaku hasn't shown enough consistency to make him their priority. He remains a target but not a priority, as per the report.

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