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

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.

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