Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Fernandez, Morata, Grealish, Boga, Bellingham, Mac Allister, Terrier, Leao, Felix


  • Chelsea are willing to pay the £105m release clause of World Cup star Enzo Fernandez in the January window as they look to beat Man Utd and Liverpool to his signature.


  • Atletico Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 30, is a loan target for Manchester United.


  • Manchester City are willing to offer AC Milan England midfielder Jack Grealish, 27, in exchange for 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao.


  • Newcastle United are redrawing their January transfer plans to include the search for a midfield playmaker with Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans of interest.


  • Bournemouth have joined Leicester City in expressing interest in Atalanta’s former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga, with the 25-year-old Ivory Coast international available on loan.
  • Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey needs to start two more matches to earn a one-year contract extension, but the 30-year-old is sidelined for up to eight weeks with a calf injury and has six months left on his current deal.


  • Leeds are closing in on a deal for RB Salzburg captain and Austria defender Maximilian Wober, 24, but Everton are also interested.
  • Real Madrid will prioritise a deal for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham in 2023, with the 19-year-old set to choose the Spanish side over Liverpool.


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  • Cody Gakpo revealed that Virgil van Dijk convinced him to sign for Liverpool after completing his £37 million move to Anfield today.


  • Fulham are expected to make a formal offer for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares in the coming days.


  • Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have reservations about meeting Atletico Madrid‘s £8m loan fee for 23-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Felix.


  • Tottenham have made an offer of £13m for Barcelona’s 26-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie.


  • Manchester United will focus on next year’s summer transfer window instead of spending in January.


  • Chelsea will be one of the busiest clubs in the January transfer window, with both short and long-term problems to solve at Stamford Bridge.


  • Liverpool, Juventus, Benfica and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Brighton and Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister, 24, who may be available for between £31m and £35m.


  • Talks between Arsenal and Gabriel Martinelli about a new contract are in the “final stages”, according to reports.


  • Manchester United and Tottenham have opened talks with Rennes over 25-year-old French striker Martin Terrier, who was valued at £34m over the summer.
  • Chelsea are monitoring Inter Milan‘s 26-year-old Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, who is also on Manchester United’s radar.


  • Newcastle United have ruled out signing 31-year-old Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho.


  • Juventus fans have been left confused and irritated by Paul Pogba sharing pictures of himself enjoying the slopes over the festive period – despite not having played for the club since re-signing in the summer.