Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Felix, Thuram, Danilo, Weghorst, Pickford, Fernandez, Trossard, Busquets


  • Chelsea have blown Manchester United and Arsenal out of the water by meeting Atletico Madrid’s demands to sign Joao Felix on loan this month.


  • Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Borussia Monchengladbach‘s 25-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram, whose contract runs out in the summer, and the Blues are also considering a move for PSV Eindhoven and England Under-21s forward Noni Madueke, 20.


  • Nottingham Forest have launched £18m move for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo.


  • Arsenal have appointed former England Futsal player Hussein Isa, nicknamed ‘Tekkers Guru’, as a technical coach. The 34-year-old Spaniard, who has worked on TV adverts as a Lionel Messi body double, will start his role before the 2023-24 season.
  • Manchester United are still confident of landing Dutch forward Wout Weghorst on loan despite Turkish club Besiktas insisting no deal is in place.


  • Benfica boss Roger Schmidt says Chelsea’s pursuit of Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who has a release clause of about £106m, is “closed”.


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  • Leeds United will allow English forward Joe Gelhardt to go out on loan in January as the 20-year-old has been told he does not figure in manager Jesse March‘s plans for the rest of the season.


  • Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr want to sign 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, whose contract with Barcelona will run out in the summer.
  • Jordan Pickford has told Everton he wants to stay but the club are not prepared to meet the wage increase he is asking for.



  • West Ham have made a renewed approach to sign the Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri with the hope of signing him on loan for the rest of the season.


  • Brighton have rejected a verbal offer from Tottenham for Belgium forward Leandro Trossard and the Seagulls have no intention of selling the 28-year-old in January.
  • Roberto Martínez, the new Portugal head coach, will talk to Cristiano Ronaldo in the coming days to ascertain whether the country’s all-time leading goalscorer wants to continue playing international football.


  • Cristiano Ronaldo and his family are staying in a hotel in one of Saudi Arabia’s tallest buildings, at a monthly cost in excess of £250,000 a month.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip:  Santos, Allister, Busquets, Messi, Mbappe, Felix, Martinez, Ronaldo,


  • Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Vasco da Gama’s Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18.


  • Arsenal and Tottenham are both showing interest in Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister but appear to be prioritising positions other than midfield, which could leave Atletico Madrid in pole position to make their move.


  • Barcelona manager Xavi has convinced his captain, Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, to remain at the club until the summer, rather than push through a move to a Major League Soccer side in January.


  • Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has fuelled talk that Portugal striker Joao Felix, 23, is up for sale by saying “no-one is indispensable” at the club.


  • Leicester City would love to make a move for Angers and Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi if their transfer budget will allow it, but his potential £39m price tag and their interest in also signing Sassuolo’s Jeremie Boga could make that tough.
  • Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff now says midfielder Frenkie de Jong is one of the club’s “untouchables” ahead of the January transfer window.


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  • Raphinha, who made five appearances for Brazil at the Qatar World Cup, has been tipped for a possible return to the Premier League as the 26-year-old has failed to make an impact in his first season at Barcelona.


  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the “transfer window is an option” as he looks at ways of covering the loss of Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 25, to a knee injury.


  • Arsenal wanted Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez in the summer but the 24-year-old opted instead to reunite with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag at Manchester United.


  • Thomas Tuchel has left the United Kingdom and is, according to reports in Germany, upping his knowledge of Spanish in preparation for taking on his next role.


  • Al-Nassr’s offer of a £160m contract to Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is being backed by the Saudi Arabia government.


  • German club Eintracht Frankfurt have claimed they were offered the chance to sign Ronaldo by Manchester United before he left Old Trafford.
  • PSG will not let France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, leave in January and only sell him in the summer at the right price.


  • Manchester United are interested in signing 30-year-old Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez, who played a key role in helping Argentina win the World Cup.


  • Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has criticised Gianni Infantino‘s plans to reform the Club World Cup and expand the World Cup to 48 teams.


  • Gallagher Premiership clubs are at risk of “heading for disaster” with their collective net debt amassed over the last six years having reached £300m.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Gakpo, Gilmour, Kane, Ronaldo, Busquets, Bale


  • Manchester United are in contact with the agents of PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo over a move for the 23-year-old in January.


  • Cristiano Ronaldo missed Portugal training on Wednesday ahead of their final group game amid speculation over a record-breaking move to Saudi Arabia.


  • Manchester United could well have new owners by the end of the season, according to reports.


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  • Brighton and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, could move to Villarreal on a loan deal in January.
  • Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, is interested in joining MLS side Inter Miami when his Barcelona contract expires in June.


  • Bayern Munich are “working on” landing Tottenham striker Harry Kane in a blockbuster £90m transfer.


  • England are using a special net for penalty practice every day ahead of the World Cup knockout stages.


  • Barca’s sporting director of football Jordi Cruyff says the Spanish giants have been tracking 22-year-old Ghana and Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus.


  • Chelsea are reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to sign 18-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama, who could be set to become the second acquisition of the Graham Potter era at Stamford Bridge.


  • Liverpool have identified Former Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, who worked with Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, as a candidate to replace Julian Ward as sporting director at Anfield.
  • Argentina star Lionel Messi has received a grovelling apology from boxer Canelo Alvarez following a bizarre social media outburst.


  • Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the race to sign 15-year-old Scottish defender Jack Wylie from Rangers.
  • Los Angeles FC forward Gareth Bale, 33, will make a decision on his club future by February after telling Wales he is ready to continue playing with them.


  • Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has hit back at suggestions of a rift in the team’s camp at the World Cup and appeared to accuse the French media of trying to derail his side’s campaign.


  • The agent of Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, who moved from AC Milan to Barcelona in July, has ruled out a potential return to Italy amid reports of Inter Milan making a bid for the 25-year-old.


  • Liverpool are reportedly targeting a move for Sofyan Amrabat, who has been impressing at the World Cup for Morocco.

Saturday's Transfer  Gossip: Busquets, Diaby, Endrick,  Traore, Repay, Mount, Winks, Iwobi, Diaby, Arnautovic


  • Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has asked the club to extend the contract of 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets for one more season.


  • Manchester United are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen‘s 23-year-old France striker Moussa Diaby.


  • Chelsea and Real Madrid remain in the race for Palmeiras’ 16-year-old Brazilian striker Endrick despite Paris St-Germain making a bid.


  • The Premier League will not follow Fifa’s ultra-strict approach to stoppage time, which has meant some matches last more than 100 minutes, when the league resumes after the World Cup.


  • England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, rejected a new Chelsea contract worth more than £200,000 a week before the World Cup gland.
  • Real Betis are considering a move for 26-year-old Spain winger Adama Traore, whose contract at Wolves expires at the end of the season.


  • Napoli are interested in signing Wolves’ Traore on a free transfer next summer.


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  • Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, 41, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal to become manager of Championship side Wigan.
  • Manchester United have held talks about re-signing 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay from Barcelona, who may cancel his contract to get him off their books.


  • Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, wants to leave Atletico Madrid and has asked his agent to find him a new club.
  • John Terry is backing Harry Kane to eventually swap Tottenham for Real Madrid to win some trophies, although he admitted he would take “any chance to have a pop” at his former rivals.


  • Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, is set to sign a new three-and-a-half-year deal at Everton worth £100,000 per week.




  • Everton would be willing to allow Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 28, and Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 29, in January.


  • Bologna chief executive Claudio Fenucci insists Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, is not for sale.


  • West Ham are willing to sell 30-year-old Czech Republic full-back Vladimir Coufal in January and will accept offers of £6m.


  • Amancio Ortega, the owner of the Inditex empire that owns the fashion chain Zara, has no interest in buying Manchester United despite reports suggesting the 86-year-old was ready to make a bid.


  • Paris Saint-Germain have made a £34.3m bid to take ownership of their Parc des Princes home but the city’s urban department are understood to value the site at £300m which could mean owners Qatar Sports Investments seeking a new stadium site.


  • Sampdoria could cancel Harry Winks‘ season-long loan from Tottenham early. The 26-year-old England midfielder has not played because of an ankle injury.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip:  Busquets, Bellingham, Skriniar, Danilo, Lawrence, Ronaldo, Guimaraes, Dumfries, Hojbjerg



  • Barcelona hope to sign a replacement for 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets in January.
  • Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool want to sign Borussia Dortmund’s 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham.


  • Inter Milan president Steven Zhang says Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar – believed to be a target for Paris St-Germain – is not for sale and is “confident” the 27-year-old will stay.
  • Arsenal are planning a January transfer spree and are hoping to bring in Brazilian midfielder Danilo, 21, from Palmeiras for £26m, along with 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, and 21-year-old Villarreal and Spain winger Yeremy Pino.


  • Manchester City have signed highly rated 17-year-old midfielder Emilio Lawrence from Everton.


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  • Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Leeds’ 23-year-old United States midfielder Tyler Adams.


  • Napoli have been linked with Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, but the director Cristiano Giuntoli has ruled out signing the Portugal international.


  • Liverpool are the latest side to be linked with Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes but face competition from Chelsea and Real Madrid, unless Newcastle United can convince the 24-year-old to sign a new contract.


  • Jude Bellingham has insisted that he can strike up a perfect partnership with Declan Rice at the World Cup
  • Arsenal have held preliminary talks over a new contract with technical director Edu, who has been linked with similar roles in Europe.


  • Everton are interested in 27-year-old Portugal forward Daniel Podence, whose deal with Wolves runs until 2024.


  • Nottingham Forest are planning to spend between £50m and £100m in the January transfer window.


  • Chelsea are looking at Inter Milan and Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, 26, as they try to add more depth to their right-back position, which has been weakened by an injury to 22-year-old England international Reece James.


  • Tottenham are preparing to offer Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 27, an improved contract.


  • Tottenham could let Spain winger Bryan Gil, 21, and English defender Japhet Tanganga, 23, leave in January, while also loaning out 22-year-old English right-back Djed Spence.
  • Juventus are aiming to secure 19-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior on a new deal.