10 African stars rumoured for transfers

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While the transfer window closed last month, the rumour mill is already in overdrive, with various African stars, including Franck Kessie among many others, having already being linked with moves in 2022. 

Ivory Coast international Kessie is reportedly being considered by Manchester United as a replacement for the undecided Paul Pogba, with the Red Devils seemingly already preparing for a possible future without the Frenchman as he is down to the last few months of his contract, per the Daily Mail. 

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The 24-year-old AC Milan midfielder has reportedly also been attracting interest from various other clubs, including Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, and FC Barcelona. 

The highly-rated deep-lying playmaker is not the only Ivorian who could soon be on the move, though, with Foot Mercato recently reporting that Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon made an attempt to sign Manchester United defender Eric Bailly on loan before the latest transfer window slammed shut. 

Raphael Varane's arrival at Old Trafford has reportedly pushed the African centre-back further down the English club's defensive pecking order, with the likes of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof being preferred ahead of him.

Reports this week have suggested that Bailly is among seven players the Red Devils are willing to sell over the next few months, and it is believed that Lyon retain an interest in securing his signature.

Read: 7 Man Utd stars to leave from January? 

Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana has long been tipped to leave the Dutch giants, but following his ban from football last year, the Cameroonian has not featured since January. 

That long spell on the sidelines has seemingly not deterred potential suitors, however, with Inter Milan believed to be in an "advanced position" to sign the Barca youth product, per Corriere dello Sport – scroll through the gallery above to see some more African stars who are rumoured to be on the move soon! 

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