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Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Bellingham, Lindstrom, Dembele, Depay, De Jong, Locatelli, Messi

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

  • Chelsea and Manchester United are among five European clubs interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer, according to reports.

 

  • Arsenal have contacted Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, 22, over a £17m move for the Dane in January.

 

  • The two-year contract extension signed in July by Barcelona’s France midfielder Ousmane Dembele, 25, included a €50m (£43.7m) release clause, which will be valid from next summer. Dembele would receive half that fee after agreeing to waive a signing-on bonus.

 

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• ‘Inappropriate Messages’_Chelsea Sack Commercial Director Damian Willoughby

 

• Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Pulisic, Ramsey, Leao, Pochettino, Tielemans, Allan, Tchouameni

 

  • RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol has left the door open on a potential January switch to Chelsea, who reportedly bid for the Croatian’s services in summer without any success.
  • Aston Villa face a defensive injury crisis after Lucas Digne suffered an ankle injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for several weeks.

 

  • Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, says he “always wanted to stay at Barcelona” after refusing a £65m move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window.

 

  • Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 24, has been linked with a move to Arsenal. The Italian has failed to impress boss Massimiliano Allegri since a £30m switch from Sassuolo.

 

  • Memphis Depay has hit out at his lack of game time for Barcelona, claiming that ‘it is not enough.’
  • Arthur Melo has recruited a physiotherapist, a fitness coach and a nutritionist to work with him daily as he looks to impress Jürgen Klopp and forge a lengthy career at Liverpool.

 

  • Flamengo’s vice-president says there has been “no proposal” for Joao Gomes, 21, with the Brazilian midfielder linked with Liverpool and Manchester United.

 

  • Manchester United were reportedly interested in offering Belgium midfielder Andreas Pereira, 28, as part of a swap deal for Gomes in the summer, before Pereira joined Fulham.

 

  • Sergio Busquets looks set to call time on his 22-year career with Barcelona amid interest from David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari revealed bust-ups with Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka led to his sacking as Chelsea boss.

 

  • No club matched the asking price in the summer for PSV Eindhoven’s 23-year-old Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, who was linked with a move to Manchester United, Southampton, Leeds United and Arsenal.

 

  • Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson, a 19-year-old English academy product, has signed a new long-term contract at the club.

 

  • Manchester United could drive a wedge between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid’s feud by signing Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.

 

  • Barcelona have declared they will pursue legal action after details surrounding Lionel Messi’s contract talks were released in the Spanish press.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: De Jong, Dembele, Torreira, Tielemans, Neves, Raphinha, Gnabry,  Gibbs-White

  • Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough are both in Barcelona to try to finalise a deal for 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
  • France forward Ousmane Dembele’s contract at Barcelona expired this summer, but the 25-year-old is set to sign a new deal which will keep him with the Nou Camp side until 2024.

 

  • Juventus and Roma have shown interest in Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira after Fiorentina decided not to sign the 26-year-old Uruguay international permanently following his loan spell last season.

 

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• Erik ten Hag Reveals Why Harry Maguire Will Retain Manchester United Captaincy

 

• Juventus Confirm Signing Of Paul Pogba On Free Transfer

 

• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Lewandowski, Grimaldo, Azpilicueta, Kane, Silva, Ronaldo, Kluivert, Koulibaly, De Ligt

 

  • Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, and Wolves’ Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, are on Manchester United’s contingency plan if they fail to sign De Jong.
  • Barcelona have agreed to meet Leeds United’s asking price of £65m for Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, and the Spanish club’s priority will now be to sell De Jong to Manchester United.

 

  • Middlesbrough’s interest in Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle has cooled with chairman Steve Gibson reluctant to sanction a deal for the 32-year-old Englishman. (Football Insider)

 

  • Nathan Collins, 21, will become the most expensive Irish footballer in history when he completes a £20.3m move from Burnley to Wolves this week. (Irish Independent)

 

  • Arsenal made a £5.9m offer for Benfica’s Spanish full-back Alex Grimaldo, 26, after Scotland international Kieran Tierney lasted just 30 minutes on his return from injury.
  • Chelsea appear to be behind Barcelona in their attempts to sign Raphinha and the Blues could consider 26-year-old Bayern Munich and Germany forward Serge Gnabry instead.

 

  • Wolves have rejected a £25m bid for English midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, 22, from Everton. (Mail)

 

  • Fulham have got in touch with fellow London club Tottenham about signing their 24-year-old Wales defender Joe Rodon. (Football Insider)

 

  • Fulham are in advanced talks to sign Switzerland defender Kevin Mbabu, 27, from German club Wolfsburg in a deal worth an initial £5m. (Evening Standard)

 

  • Sevilla are interested in Tottenham’s 25-year-old Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon.

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Dembele, Bennacer, Ronaldo, Martinez, Brobbey, Paqueta, Ziyech, Raphinha

  • Barcelona boss Xavi wants to re-sign France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, who is a free agent after his contract at the Nou Camp expired. However, the club’s sporting director Mateu Alemany would prefer a move for Leeds’ Brazilian attacker Raphinha.
  • Arsenal are interested in re-signing Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer from AC Milan with the 24-year-old having left the Gunners to join Empoli in 2017.

 

  • Amid intense speculation over 37-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has recognised the need to strengthen his team’s attacking options, while the Dutchman remains keen on adding a right-back and centre-back.

 

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• Tottenham Squad: Confirmed Shirt Numbers For 2022/23

 

• Jovic: One Of The Worst Signings & Most Expensive Striker In Real Madrid’s History (List)

 

• Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Grimaldo, James, De Jong, Martinez, Lewandowski, Lenglet, Raphinha

 

  • Chelsea’s Moroccan playmaker Hakim Ziyech, who has been linked with AC Milan, has announced his decision to part ways with agent Nakhli Mondial after 12 years with the 29-year-old saying he wants to “take full control of my professional future”.

 

  • Roma are considering making a bid for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29.

 

  • Bournemouth are in talks to sign Tottenham’s 23-year-old English defender Japhet Tanganga, who has also attracted interest from Napoli and AC Milan.

 

  • Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo, 25, is close to joining Southampton from Rangers for an initial £6m.
  • Millwall have agreed to sign Leeds United’s English midfielder Jamie Shackleton, 22, on loan.
  • Southampton are interested in signing Manchester City and Burkina Faso defender Issa Kabore, 21, on loan.

 

  • Barca have submitted a ‘final offer’ of £47m for 25-year-old Raphinha, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal.

 

  • Manchester United have made an improved £43m offer for 24-year-old Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez in a bid to beat Arsenal to the Argentina centre-back’s signature.

 

  • Ten Hag hopes to foil his former club Ajax’s attempts to re-sign Dutch striker Brian Brobbey from RB Leipzig for £13m. The 20-year-old came through the Eredivisie side’s academy before joining the Germans in 2021, but returned to Ajax on loan for the second half of last season, scoring seven goals in 11 league games.
  • West Ham are weighing up a £13m move for Roma’s Netherlands forward Justin Kluivert, 23.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Bellingham, Salah, Martinez, Richarlison, Gordon, Dembele

  • England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, will be Real Madrid’s main transfer target next summer , although the Spanish club face competition from Chelsea and Liverpool. (AS, via Mail)
  • Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 30, is expected to leave at the end of the 2022-23 season as a free agent. Salah has scored 156 goals in 254 appearances since joining the Reds in 2017. (Mirror)

 

  • Arsenal have submitted a £35m offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez and appear to be leading Manchester United in the race for the 24-year-old Argentina international. (Mirror)
  • Tottenham want to sign Brazil forward Richarlison, 25, and English winger Anthony Gordon, 21, from Everton in a double deal. Chelsea are also interested in Richarlison. (Sky Sports)

 

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• Petr Cech Sets To Leave Chelsea Technical And Performance Advisor Role

 

• Cristiano Ronaldo Could Be Next Manchester United Captain

 

• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Eriksen, Jesus, Williams, Bellingham, Ward-Prowse, Gvardiol, Belotti, Danjuma

 

  • But Everton are not interested in selling Gordon, whose contract with the Goodison Park club runs until 2025, as part of any transfer involving Richarlison. (Liverpool Echo)

 

  • Spurs are also firm favourites to land Barcelona and France defender Clement Lenglet, despite interest from Roma in the 27-year-old. (London Evening Standard)
  • River Plate are waiting for a response from Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, 35, after making a proposal to sign the player when his Atletico Madrid contract expires at the end of the month. (Fabrizio Romano – Twitter)

 

  • Newly-promoted Fulham are confident of wrapping up deals for Shakhtar Donetsk and Israel winger Manor Solomon, 22, for £7m and Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 26, for £20m. (Mail)

 

  • Juventus are prepared to pay Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey €4m (£3.45m) to get him off their books, allowing the 31-year-old to become a free agent. (IBianconero.com – in Italian)

 

  • Juventus have also held initial discussions with Roma about signing their 22-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. (Goal)
  • Manchester United hope to conclude deals for Barcelona’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 30, and will then shift focus to an attacker, with Ajax’s Brazilian Antony, 22, their main target. (Times – subscription required)

 

  • A deal for Antony has been thrown into doubt with Ajax now wanting £70m for the forward. (Mirror)

 

  • Having opened talks with Manchester City about signing England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, Chelsea are also trying to sign Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 27, from the Premier League champions. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • Frenchman Christophe Galtier, who managed Nice last season, is close to being named the new Paris St-Germain boss, with Mauricio Pochettino on the verge of leaving the club despite winning the league title. (ESPN)

 

  • Barcelona will not improve their contract offer to France forward Ousmane Dembele, whose contract with the La Liga side ends on 30 June. The 25-year-old also has offers from Bayern Munich, Chelsea and PSG. (Marca)

 

  • Dembele is set to make a decision about his future in the next 72 hours. (Mirror)

 

  • Newcastle United are set to complete the £32m signing of Lille’s Dutch defender Sven Botman, 22, but are ready to move on from their pursuit of Reims’ French striker Hugo Ekitike, 20. (Mail)

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Lewandowski, Raphinha, Dembele, Antony, Ward-Prowse,  Cucurella

  • Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn says he expects Poland forward Robert Lewandowski, 33, to stay at the German champions this summer. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Leeds value Raphinha at £65m with Tottenham, Chelsea and Barcelona also interested in him. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

 

  • Barcelona manager Xavi is pleading with France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, to sign a new contract amid interest from Chelsea. (Goal)

 

Read Also: The Offers That Dembele Is Considering

 

• Sadio Mane Reveals He Is Now ‘Liverpool’s No. 1 Fan’ After Bayern Munich Move

 

• Mesut Ozil Insists He Will ‘Not Quit Football’ As He Hits Out At Fenarbahce Rumours

 

• Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Kounde, Ruiz, Lewandowski, Sterling, Ekitike, Eriksen, Pope, Spence, Haller

 

  • Ajax’s Brazil forward Antony, 22, is ‘determined’ to join Manchester United this summer. (Goal)

 

  • Manchester United’s English full-back Brandon Williams, 21, could be sold for £10m. (Sun)

 

  • Southampton have attempted to deter interest from Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and West Ham in 27-year-old England midfielder James Ward-Prowse with a £75m valuation. (Give Me Sport)

 

  • Manchester City are in in advanced talks to seal the signing of Brighton and Spain defender Marc Cucurella, 23. (Football Insider)

 

  • Leeds United are looking at signing PSV Eindhoven’s Netherlandswinger Cody Gakpo, 23, this summer as a potential replacement for Brazil forward Raphinha, 25, who is an Arsenal target. (Foot Mercato – in French)

 

  • German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 29, ready for fresh challenge as he looks for a new club with his Liverpool departure imminent. (Sky Germany)

 

  • Real Madrid and Spain forward Marco Asensio, 26, is more interested in joining Liverpool rather than AC Milan. (Mail)

 

  • Chelsea are waiting on Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, to complete his loan move to Inter Milan before acting on their interest in Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 27. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Brazil forward Vinicius Jr, 21, says he will commit his future to Real Madrid despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain. (Mail)

 

  • Reims and Zimbabwe midfielder Marshall Munetsi, 26 could be brought in by Brighton as a replacement for Yves Bissouma, the Mali midfielder left the club for Tottenham. (Mail)

 

  • Ajax are set to make another offer for Tottenham Hotspur’s Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn, 24, but the Premier League club will not accept anything under £25 million (Sky Sports)

 

  • Nice are targeting a loan deal with Chelsea’s Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 27. (Foot Mercato – in French)

 

  • Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja, 20, would be open to a move to West Ham with a possible £25m bid incoming. (Express)

The Offers That Dembele Is Considering

Former Burussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele’s contract with Barcelona is coming to an end in a week’s time.

Dembele has received a contract renewal offer from Barcelona but has yet to give his response.

Meanwhile, there are three clubs who are interested in him and would be hoping to sign him on a free transfer.

These clubs are Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Renewal at a standstill

The situation with Barcelona has stalled.

Dembele wants to stay at the Blaugrana and Xavi Hernandez has been pushing for the board to make an effort to sign him.

However, the club has not made any more moves after the last renewal offer that was proposed to him.

Everything remains unchanged, with Barcelona waiting to see if they can secure the financial deals they have been negotiating.

These potential deals could offer the club more funds to clinch the Frenchman’s contract renewal.

 

The Tuchel factor

Thomas Tuchel and Dembele coincided at Borussia Dortmund and the German coach

wants to re-join forces with the France international at Chelsea, who are the favourites to sign him should he depart Barcelona.

There is also interest in Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and his potential signing could block that of the Frenchman.

However, Tuchel could sign both players because he can also use Sterling as a centre-forward.

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French connection

Although it is believed that Luis Campos‘ arrival as PSG advisor means that a move for Dembele should be ruled out, the Ligue 1 club are in contact with his agents.

Kylian Mbappe’s decision to stay put is not an obstacle, as Angel Di Maria’s departure made space in PSG’s squad for the acquisition of another forward.

Meanwhile, despite Bayern Munich’s interest having waned in recent days, Dembele is still on the Bundesliga champions’ shortlist.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Raphinha, Mane, Dembele, Eriksen, Jesus, De Jong, Salah, Mourinho

  • Liverpool have joined the race for Leeds and Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, after growing resigned to losing Senegalese attacker Sadio Mane, 30. (Sunday Mirror)

 

  • Mane is adamant he wishes to leave, with the forward, linked with Bayern Munich, having not asked for a new contract at Anfield. (Sunday Telegraph)

 

  • Chelsea are leading the race to sigh Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele, 25, who is available on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of this month. (Talksport)

 

  • Roma manager Jose Mourinho has emerged as a rival to Zinedine Zidane to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Paris St-Germain boss. (Mail on Sunday)

 

  • Nottingham Forest are ready to try their luck with a bid of around £12m for Burnley’s England keeper Nick Pope, 30, who is valued at £40m. (Sun on Sunday)

 

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• Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Wan-Bissaka, Origi, Kane, Raphinha, Lukaku, Chiellini, Bissouma, Cavani

 

• Top 10 Most Expensive Signings So Far (Photos)

 

  • Tottenham, Newcastle and Aston Villa are all interested in taking 28-year-old Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid. (Fichajes – in Spanish)

 

  • Tottenham are also interested in Newcastle’s 25-year-old French attacker Allan Saint-Maximin. (Football London)

 

  • Newcastle will need to pay £50m to sign Manchester City’s Dutch defender Nathan Ake, 27. (Sun on Sunday)

 

  • Crystal Palace are considering a move for Rangers and Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo, 25. (The Athletic – subscription required)

 

  • Wolves are close to a £30m deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Portuguese centre-back Goncalo Inacio, 20. (Mirror Online)

 

  • Arsenal are willing to offer Manchester City and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 25, a weekly wage of £190,000 to move to Emirates Stadium this summer. (Sun on Sunday)

 

  • Barcelona have told Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, 29, he can join them next summer. (Sunday Mirror)

 

  • Manchester United are hoping they can lure Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen on a free transfer with the 30-year-old’s short-term deal at Brentford at an end. (Sunday Mirror)

 

  • United also remain confident of signing Barcelona’s Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25. (Sport via Daily Star Sunday)

 

  • Wolves have also been linked with Benfica and Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic after manager Bruno Lage was pictured meeting the 30-year-old. (Semih Atlilar on Twitter)

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Mane, Garner, Leno, Dembele, Torres, Adamu,  Raphinha, Perisic

  • Liverpool’s Senegal international striker Sadio Mane, 30, will inform the club he wishes to leave this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Leicester City are interested in signing Manchester United’s English midfielder James Garner after the 21-year-old impressed while on loan at Nottingham Forest. (Mirror)

 

  • Arsenal have quoted Benfica £8.5m for German goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 30. (Sun)

 

  • Liverpool have made contact with the representatives of Barcelona’s French winger Ousmane Dembele, 25. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

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• Ralf Rangnick Set To Leave Manchester United With Planned Consultancy Role Cancelled

 

• Sadio Mane Bids Farewell to Liverpool After Champions League Final Defeat

 

• Sunday’s Transfer Gossip: Dybala, Richarlison, Kante, Dembele, Di Maria, Gallagher, Perisic, Gundogan

 

  • Dembele is also being pursued by Chelsea. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mirror)

 

  • Villarreal and Spain defender Pau Torres, 25, is edging closer to move to Manchester United after his agents travelled to England to continue discussions. (Cadena Ser, via Mirror)

 

  • West Ham and Southampton are monitoring developments with 20-year-old Red Bull Salzburg and Austria striker Junior Adamu. (Mail)

 

  • Tottenham have told Villarreal they want £17m for Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, 26. (Sun)

 

  • Spurs are closing in on a deal to sign Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 33, from Inter Milan. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Paris St-Germain are keen on signing Everton and Brazil forward Richarlison, 25. (Mail)

 

  • Barcelona are interested in either Sevilla and France’s Jules Kounde, 23, or Napoli and Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly, 30, as a new centre-back addition. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

 

  • Leeds United’s Brazilian forward Raphinha, 25, may favour a move to Manchester United over Barcelona. (Express)

 

  • Bournemouth and Rangers are interested in Crystal Palace and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 29. (Sun)

 

  • Aston Villa and Southampton are among a group of clubs chasing Peterborough’s English defender Ronnie Edwards, 19. (Sun)

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Dybala, Richarlison, Kante, Dembele, Di Maria, Gallagher, Perisic,  Gundogan

  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to beat former clubs Tottenham and Manchester United to the signing of Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 28, on a free transfer after he leaves Juventus this summer. (TyC Sports, via Express)

 

  • Paris St-Germain are keen to sign Brazil forward Richarlison, 25, from Everton this summer. (Fichajes – in Spanish)

 

  • Leeds winger Raphinha’s father says “possibilities exist” over his future as the 25-year-old Brazil international continues to be linked with Barcelona. (Express)

 

  • Juventus have offered Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 34, a one-year contract after he decided to leave PSG at the end of this season. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

 

  • Manchester City’s Japanese defender Ko Itakura, 25, is attracting interest from Bournemouth and Fulham after an impressive loan spell at Schalke. (Sky Sports)

 

Read Also: Liverpool Vs Real Madrid 0-1 Highlights (Download Video)

 

• Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Mane, Suarez, Neves, Jesus, Nunez, Neymar, Soucek

 

  • Manchester United are considering a bid for Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 31. (Guardian)

 

  • Liverpool have made contact with France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, whose Barcelona deal expires this summer. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will hold talks with England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 22, before deciding on his future. He spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Another player who is set to discuss his position is Manchester City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 31. (90min)

 

  • Potential new Burnley boss Vincent Kompany wants to make English centre-back Taylor Harwood-Bellis, 20, his first signing at Turf Moor on loan from former club Manchester City. (TSun)

 

  • Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 35, says he has been left with a “bitter taste” in an open letter to Manchester United after departing the club. (Star)

 

  • Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, 33, is set to sign for Tottenham Hotspur from Inter Milan on a free transfer and the deal could be announced next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to beat former clubs Tottenham and Manchester United to the signing of Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 28, on a free transfer after he leaves Juventus this summer. (TyC Sports, via Express)

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Dembele, Lewandowski, Pogba, Botman, Timber, Messi, Dennis

  • Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club have offered France forward Ousmane Dembele a new deal but believes the 25-year-old is “tempted by other options he considers better”. (Catalunya Radio, via 90 Min)

 

  • Barcelona have set a budget of 35m euros to try to sign Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, from Bayern Munich and could offer 28-year-old Dutch forward Memphis Depay as part of any deal. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

 

  • Juventus have offered 29-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, who will be available on a free transfer when his Manchester United contract runs out this summer, a three-year deal worth and annual £6.3m. (Goal)

 

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• We Don’t Deserve To Play Champions League, Stay At Home – Xhaka Blasts Arsenal Stars

 

• Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Mourinho, Bale, Mbappe, Lewandowski, Dembele, Phillips, Bronze, Raphinha

 

  • Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 22, is close to signing a new contract until 2026 with Juventus. (Sky Sport Italia, via 90 Min)

 

  • Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 34, has agreed a one-year contract with Juventus and will join the Serie A side when his deal with Paris St-Germain runs out in the summer. (Goal)

 

  • West Ham are interested in signing 24-year-old Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis from Watford, who have been relegated from the Premier League. (Mirror)

 

  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring 33-year-old Nemanja Matic to the Italian club, with the Serbia midfielder available on a free transfer in the summer when his contract at Manchester United finishes. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

 

  • Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 34, will join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami in 2023 when his two-year deal with Paris St-Germain comes to an end. (Direct TV, via Marca)

 

  • Messi’s entourage have denied he will be moving to Inter Miami and say he has not yet decided what he will do when his PSG deal ends. (Diario Sport, via Mirror)

 

  • Manchester United have made a move for Lille centre-back Sven Botman as they attempt to beat AC Milan to the signature of the 22-year-old Dutchman. (Football Insider)

 

  • Ajax defender Jurrien Timber is also a target for Manchester United, with talks believed to be taking place between the two clubs for the 20-year-old Netherlands international. (Mirror)

 

  • Barcelona have decided to let France defender Samuel Umtiti leave at the end of the season and hope Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will reignite his interest in the 28-year-old. (Star)

 

  • Manchester City and Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir, 26, is close to a move to Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • England centre-back James Tarkowski will leave Burnley when his deal with them runs out in the summer and Newcastle United are in strong contention to sign the 29-year-old. (90 Min)

 

  • Arsenal, who have been linked with 25-year-old Manchester City and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, will prioritise signing a striker in the summer when they will invest heavily in their squad even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. (Telegraph – subscription required)