Monday's Transfer Gossip: Jesus, Courtois, Blind, Gakpo, Leao, Haaland, Kudus, Cunha, Felipe


  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will have £50m to spend in January but is not planning on signing a replacement for Gabriel Jesus after the Brazil striker, 25, was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a knee injury.


  • Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that it is difficult to refer to his team as a ‘golden generation’ when they haven’t won anything.


  • Daley Blind has said the Netherlands are drawing inspiration at the World Cup from Louis van Gaal‘s recovery from cancer.
  • Barcelona are keen on Mohammed Kudus but the Ghana midfielder, 22, is open to a move to the Premier League, with Ajax likely to ask for about £40m.


  • Gabriel Jesus has flown back to London and will find out the extent of his injury following a consultation with Arsenal doctors on Monday, with some reports suggesting he will be out for three months.
  • Everton and Leeds have joined Aston Villa and Wolves in the battle to sign Atletico Madrid‘s Brazil striker Matheus Cunha, 23.


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  • Wolves are also in talks with Atletico about signing Brazil centre-back Felipe, 33, in a potential “package” deal with Cunha for January.
  • Manchester United are ready to swoop in January to land Netherlands’ World Cup star Cody Gakpo – and PSV are willing to sell for £50m.


  • Leao was expected to join Real Madrid in the summer but he is now being lined up as a target for 2024 by the Spanish giants along with Manchester City‘s Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, and Palmeiras’ Brazilian forward Endrick, 16.


  • Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, is close to joining Roma on loan from Barcelona.


  • Barcelona want a long-term replacement for Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, and are interested in Leicester’s Youri Tielemans, who is out of contract at the end of the season, but they suspect the Belgium midfielder, 25, has already said he will join another club.
  • A joint Saudi-Qatari consortium is preparing a £3.2bn bid to take over Liverpool.


  • Luis Suarez has slammed Fifa for ‘blocking him from seeing his children’ after Uruguay were knocked out of the World Cup.
  • Tottenham have joined Aston Villa, Fulham and Inter Milan in monitoring the situation of Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, at Barcelona.


  • Atletico Madrid are hoping Joao Felix can increase his value during the World Cup before looking to sell the Portugal forward, 23, in January.


  • Watford are on the verge of completing the signing of Canada midfielder Ismael Kone, 20, from CF Montreal on a four-and-a-half-year deal.


  • Real Madrid are reportedly set to cut ties with Eden Hazard after his poor performances in the World Cup with Belgium.


Wednesday's Transfer  Gossip: Courtois, Gakpo, Kane, Dumfries, Mendy, Kepa, Ronaldo, Abraham


  • Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says that if Belgium discover who is ‘leaking’ information about alleged bust-ups within their squad then they will immediately be banished.


  • Former England midfielder Joe Cole says the Netherlands and PSV forward Cody Gakpo, 23, will be “on the databases for all the top clubs” after his starring role for his country at the World Cup.


  • Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn says his club will not be signing Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, in January following his departure from Manchester United.


  • The departure of Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli from the club is being seen as a serious blow to attempts to revive the European Super League.


  • Ex-Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is interested in the vacant Queens Park Rangers job after Michael Beale left the role for Rangers.


  • Inter Milan are considering making a bid to sign Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, next summer.


  • West Ham have told Irish midfielder Conor Coventry, 22, that he is free to find a new club ahead of the January window.


  • Juventus may be forced into a fire sale that would have Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal interested.


  • Manchester United and Brazil winger Antony has remarkably claimed that the air conditioning at World Cup stadiums has made him sick.


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  • Bayern Munich are working to bring Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, to the club in a deal that could cost between 80m and 100m euros.


  • Tottenham have made enquiries to Inter Milan over their 26-year-old Dutch international wing-back Denzel Dumfries.


  • Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 30, and Spain’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, 28, futures at Chelsea are in doubt as the club is considering bringing in a new first-choice goalkeeper next summer.


  • Christian Pulisic has been taken to hospital with an abdominal injury after hurting himself scoring the winning goal of the game for the United States against Iran.


  • Roma are willing to sell 25-year-old England striker Tammy Abraham in the summer.


  • Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is expected to stay in European football at least until 2024, despite reports he is close to agreeing a deal to join MLS club Inter Miami next year.

Thibaut Courtois Extends His Contract At Real Madrid

The Belgian goalkeeper has pen another   five-year contract at Real Madrid until the summer of 2026.

Courtois joined Madrid from Chelsea in summer 2018 for £35 million ($48m), having previously spent three years on loan with their city rivals Atletico.

He helped them to win the Liga title in the 2019-20 campaign, so far his only major trophy at Santiago Bernabeu.

The Belgian goalkeeper’s move to Madrid was long expected before he finally made the switch on the Premier League’s summer transfer deadline day in 2018, and was not without controversy as he had previously won the Liga title with Atletico, whose fans were especially unhappy at the deal.

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However, following that acrimony and a shaky start, Courtois has gone on to establish himself as clear number one for Los Blancos, making 130 appearances in all competitions and keeping 52 clean sheets.

As well as the 2019-20 Liga title – which Madrid subsequently lost to Atletico last season .

Courtois also helped his team to the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, while also making 89 appearances so far for the senior Belgium national side, including all five games at Euro 2020.

Last season however was especially disappointing for the 29-year-old – not only did one former club beat Madrid to the Liga title, they were also eliminated from the Champions League by another old side, eventual winners Chelsea.

Speaking about facing his old side before the Champions League semi last season,

“It will be very nice to see a lot of familiar faces and I wish there was public at Stamford Bridge because there was a lot of happy moments I had there.

“Even though maybe my departure wasn’t in the best way, or it was put that way, that it wasn’t the best way, I only have good memories.”

Courtois played in Madrid’s opening match of the Liga season on Saturday night, marking his 130th appearance for the club with a 4-1 win away to Alaves.

Much is expecting from the Belgian number one as he extended his stay at Santiago Bernabeu.