Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Allegri, Haaland, Bellingham, Mbappe, Toney, Mount, Silva, Dalot

Football Transfer News: Summer transfer closed but, Clubs are still negotiating a possible move ahead of winter window .

  • Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has confirmed that Massimiliano Allegri will remain as the club’s manager despite the team slipping to a 2-0 defeat against Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League on Tuesday.
  • Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, 22, has a 200m euros release clause that kicks in from summer 2024. Manager Pep Guardiola said the Norway international did not have one “for Real Madrid or any other team” but the clause applies to any club outside England.


  • Jude Bellingham has been told that Arsenal could end up being a more attractive club to join than Liverpool by the time the summer transfer window rolls around.


  • PSG sporting advisor Luis Campos only joined the club in June but could be set to leave the Ligue 1 champions.


  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he would have bought Manchester United in the summer but the Glazer family would not sell.


  • Nottingham Forest have sacked two senior recruitment figures, George Syrianos and Andy Scott, following an inquest into the club’s summer spending.



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  • Wigan boss Leam Richardson is in the frame to become West Brom’s new manager after the Baggies sacked Steve Bruce.


  • Wolverhampton Wanderers’ hopes of appointing Julen Lopetegui have collapsed after the former Sevilla manager turned down their approach.


  • PSG will look to rival Chelsea for AC Milan star Rafael Leao as the Parisians seek out attacking replacements for Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, who could both leave the club in the summer.


  • Tottenham are monitoring Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney with Spurs having regularly watched the 26-year-old.


  • Chelsea have opened talks with England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, over a new contract.


  • Chelsea want to terminate the loan move of 25-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria from Juventus in January, and are also ready to listen to offers for Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29.


  • Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva, 38, says his family will have a say on whether he extends his contract at Chelsea, with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season.
  • France striker Kylian Mbappe will cost between 300-350m euros if any club wants to buy him, although Paris St-Germain have no intention of selling the 23-year-old after reports arose that he wants to leave them in January.


  • N’Golo Kante wants to stay at Chelsea but he wants assurances in the form of a long-term contract.


  • Harry Kane insists he is fully focused on Tottenham Hotspur after being linked with a move to Bayern Munich.


  • Fifa will distribute more than $200million to clubs whose players participate in the World Cup in Qatar this winter.


  • Former Manchester United transfer target Adrien Rabiot has broken his silence on penning a new deal with Juventus. The midfielder’s contract with the Serie A side expires at the end of the season.


  • Juventus want to sign Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot with the 23-year-old Portugal international keen to leave Old Trafford.
  • Barcelona intend to sell 28-year-old centre-back Samuel Umtiti in the summer. The France international is currently on loan at Lecce.

Kulusevski Explains Difference Between Juve And Tottenham, Allegri & Conte

Dejan Kulusevski says leaving Juventus and Italy was ‘the best thing’ he could do adding that he works harder at Tottenham under Antonio Conte.

The Sweden international moved to North London in the January transfer window.

It was a loan deal with an option to buy worth circa €45m.

The 22-year-old was not a regular starter under Max Allegri and left the club after just six months under the Tuscan tactician.


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Kulusevski asked What didn’t work for him at Juventus?

He said:

“I don’t know, sometimes in football things simply go well. I haven’t changed anything in these months.”

“I always go and always went to the pitch with the full commitment.

However, at Juventus, something didn’t work regardless of how much I worked.

“I like to look forward rather than backward.

Surely, I wasn’t ok at Juventus for many reasons and when you realise things don’t work, it’s hard to change direction in the same environment.

The decision to leave Italy was the best I could make in that situation.

“Everything is going better in England. On and off the pitch. Now I always want to play football and win for my team.”

How much credit does Conte deserve for his improvements?


“A lot. My body has changed here, especially thanks to working in the gym.”

“We work hard every day, more than I did in Italy.

I love the way we work here in London. Surely it is the coach’s merit. I am so happy to play for him.”

Is there much difference between the two coaches?

“Honestly, yes, I don’t want to say that one is better than the other, I respect Allegri and Conte.

They’ve both won so much in their careers, but their idea of football is different.

“At Tottenham, we work much more in the gym and the results are there.

My world has changed. I have to say that I’ve never met a person who is as motivated as Conte in my life.

When someone like him talks to you, enters your heart.”

Kulusevski has six goals and 11 assists in 29 appearances across all competitions with Tottenham.

He left Italy after scoring 15 goals in 94 appearances in Serie A, playing for Atalanta, Parma and Juventus.

He joined the Bianconeri in the summer of 2020 for circa €44m, remaining in Turin for one and a half years.

The Bianconeri boss says the Portuguese superstar is in “good condition” and expects the Argentine forward to be back to training on Tuesday
Massimiliano Allegri has delivered an optimistic update on Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, with the Juventus manager expecting his two star forwards to step up their pre-season preparations against Atalanta on Saturday.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner saw 45 minutes of action in the Joan Gamper Trophy clash with Barcelona on Saturday, with his Argentine colleague being forced to sit that contest out as he nurses a slight knock.

The intention is to have Ronaldo and Dybala raring to go for the opening day clash with Udinese on August 22.
What has been said?
Allegri told Sky Sport Italia after seeing his side beaten 3-0 by Barca: “He [Ronaldo] is training well and in good condition. He has made himself available to the team as always.

“Then Dybala will return as well. We will arrive at August 22 in the right conditions. Dybala is fine, he’ll be back on Tuesday. He will be available on Saturday, and I think he’ll play a part in the match.”

Are Juventus expecting to make more signings?
The Serie A giants have agreed a cut-price transfer with Santos for Brazilian teenager Kaio Jorge, but other business is proving tricky.

Efforts are being made to prise Euro 2020 winner Manuel Locatelli away from Sassuolo, but Allegri insists he is not waiting on Juve to put a deal in place that will return Miralem Pjanic to Turin from Barcelona.

He added: “It’s not like I’m waiting for him, the club controls the transfer market. We have evaluated: now let’s see what happens.
“The important thing is that the team are working and ready for August 22, then if two midfielders or three defenders arrive, I don’t know.

“I have an excellent squad, [Aaron] Ramsey played a good game in front of the defence. He must improve his management of the ball. [Federico] Bernardeschi had a good attitude, there are all the right prospects for a great year.”