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    Rumour Has It: Bayern Munich eye Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier

    Bayern Munich, Newcastle United and Chelsea are reportedly interested in promising Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Mellier.

    Melière, 22, arrived at Elland Road on loan at the age of 19 in 2019, breaking into a starting role as they won the championship and were promoted before the club made his contract permanent for £5m.

    Since then, he has become the youngest goalkeeper to make 50 Premier League appearances and the youngest goalkeeper to go 10 Premier League no-matches, while earning 11 caps for France under-21s.

    His exploits, including a season-high nine saves in a 2-1 win against Liverpool in October, have attracted the attention of some of Europe’s big sponsors and Leeds may be forced to make a difficult decision sooner or later.

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    According to RMC Sport, Bayern are looking at Mélière as a potential long-term successor to Manuel Neuer, although they need to get a boost as soon as possible due to Neuer’s injury at the end of the season.

    However, Leeds will be in talks as Mellier’s contract ties him to the club until 2026.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea and Newcastle have been impressed with his performance in the Premier League and would like to add him to their ranks.

    The Daily Mail reported two weeks ago that Edouard Mendy turned down a six-year Chelsea contract extension that would add fuel to the fire, with it unclear how Newcastle view Nick Pope in their long-term plans.

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    says Fabrizio Romano. Bavaria, Newcastle, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain everyone will run after the 21-year-old Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Manu Kone at the end of the season.

    — According to The Times, brentford are in the final stages of a deal to buy the 21-year-old Freiburg striker for £22m. Kevin Shade.

    Chelsea will force the 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk striker and Arsenal target to belatedly file charges Mikhail Mudrikby Fabrizio Romano.

    – Calciomercato reports on the 24-year-old Juventus midfielder. Weston McKenny refused to transfer Bournemouth and Aston Villa hoping to get into a bigger club.

    – According to The Athletic, Manchester United could still sell the right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka this month, despite having started in all three of United’s wins since the Premier League season resumed.

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