Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Guimaraes, Lokonga, Maddison, Messi, Gundogan, Neves, Ronaldo, Milinkovic-Savic, Kovacic

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

  • Chelsea could make a bid to sign Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, from Newcastle, but the Magpies are hoping to fight off the interest by offering him a new club record contract.

 

  • Arsenal are willing to offer Belgium midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 23, as part of a deal to sign Lazio’s Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27.

 

  • Leicester’s English midfielder James Maddison, 25, and Bayer Leverkusen’s France winger Moussa Diaby, 23, are considered realistic January targets for Newcastle United.

 

  • Newly appointed Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick says he will use his “relationship” with former club Manchester United to bring in players on loan.
  • Paris St-Germain want to extend Lionel Messi’s contract by an additional 12 months. The 35-year-old Argentina forward’s current deal is set to expire in June 2023.

 

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  • Bayern Munich are considering a move for Manchester City’s 32-year-old Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan next summer.

 

  • Chelsea are keen to begin contract talks with Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 28, after the World Cup. His current deal has less than two years remaining.

 

  • England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, could yet decide to stay at Borussia Dortmund next summer, despite interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid.
  • Liverpool could use their Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 27, to secure a deal for AC Milan and Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali, 22.

 

  • Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim says everyone at the club “dreams” of Manchester United’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the club, however, the Portuguese side cannot afford the 37-year-old’s wages.

 

  • Ronaldo’s options of a move to the United States include Major League Soccer clubs Inter Miami, Los Angeles Galaxy and LAFC.

 

  • Manchester United are happy with the work being done by football director John Murtough amid speculation they are about to appoint former Liverpool director Michael Edwards in his role.
  • Arsenal have opened talks with technical director Edu over a new contract amid growing interest from European clubs.

 

  • Leicester City and Southampton are interested in signing 22-year-old Morocco forward Zakaria Aboukhlal from Toulouse.

 

  • Barcelona are in talks to sign Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, from Wolves, with a deal believed to be possible in January.

 

  • Chelsea want Brighton’s head of recruitment Paul Winstanley after bringing in technical directors Laurence Stewart, from Monaco, and Christopher Vivell, formerly of RB Leipzig, as well as ex-Southampton co-director of recruitment Joe Shields.
  • Manchester United are happy with the work being done by football director John Murtough amid speculation they are about to appoint former Liverpool director Michael Edwards in his role.

 

  • Lille striker Jonathan David, 22, says he would “go for” the chance to play for a “massive club”. The Canada forward has been linked with a possible move to Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United.

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