Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Rashford, Redmond, Luiz, Icardi, Mata, Tuchel, Potter

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Rashford, Redmond, Luiz, Icardi, Mata, Tuchel, Potter

  • Manchester United are ready to open talks with English striker Marcus Rashford, 24, over a new contract after his impressive start to the season.
  • Fulham’s former Portugal winger Ivan Cavaleiro, 28, is closing in on a season-long loan move to Turkish club Alanyaspor.

 

  • Galatasaray have agreed a loan deal with Paris St-Germain for 29-year-old Argentina striker Mauro Icardi.

 

  • Former Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 34, is also set to join Galatasaray.

 

  • Everton are unlikely to move for a free agent goalkeeper with England’s Jordan Pickford, 28, facing a month on the sidelines after straining his thigh in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.

 

  • Barcelona have denied rejecting a bid from their 35-year-old former Spain defender Gerard Pique to buy a stake in Barca Studios.

 

  • Shakhtar Donetsk want more than £30m for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, amid interest from Everton and Arsenal.

 

  • Thomas Tuchel was shocked by his dismissal as Chelsea boss and pleaded with the club’s hierarchy for more time in the job.

 

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  • Chelsea’s sacking of Tuchel is set to cost the club about £15m, with the German getting a £13m pay-out and his backroom staff £2m.

 

  • Brighton will be due a £20m compensation package if Graham Potter takes over as Chelsea boss.

 

  • Chelsea are set to formally offer Potter the job on Thursday and the Englishman is expected to be in charge for Saturday’s Premier League game at Fulham.

 

  • Crystal Palace have offered Wilfried Zaha a new contract – with the Ivory Coast forward, 29, in the final year of his current deal.

 

  • Juventus are preparing a straight swap deal for Aston Villa’s 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, with Italy striker Moise Kean, 22, going the other way.
  • Luiz is expected to leave Villa as a free agent next summer when his contract expires.

 

  • Southampton’s 28-year-old English winger Nathan Redmond is set for a medical with Besiktas before the Turkish transfer window closes on Thursday.

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