Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Valverde, Jorginho,  Raphinha, Messi, Bellingham, Kante, Saka

Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe is set to start again next summer after full details of his Paris Saint-Germain contract emerged.

  • Liverpool made a move to sign Federico Valverde just before the transfer deadline and were willing to pay Real Madrid £87m for the Uruguay midfielder, 24.


  • Jorginho has admitted that Chelsea’s players were at fault for Thomas Tuchel’s sacking as they prepare to embark on their new era under Graham Potter.


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  • Brighton’s shortlist of candidates to be their new manager includes Franck Haise of Lens as well as Bodo/Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen and ex-Shakhtar Donetsk coach Roberto de Zerbi.


  • Sampdoria president Marco Lanna says England midfielder Harry Winks “wants to prove that Tottenham made a mistake” after the 26-year-old’s move to the Serie A club on loan this summer.


  • AC Milan and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 40, has stated he has no plans to retire and “won’t give up” as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.
  • Paris St-Germain are planning to offer Lionel Messi a new contract and Barcelona are interested in re-signing the Argentina forward, but the 35-year-old will not make a decision on his future until after the World Cup.


  • Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19.


  • Watford’s Austria goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, 28, says Manchester United attempted to sign him in the summer transfer window.


  • Inter Milan are to open contract extension talks with Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 27, after interest from Paris St-Germain this summer.


  • Leicester City are looking to sign Lens and Belgium forward Lois Openda, 22, after his bright start to the season.


  • Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 20, has been asked to leave Manchester United because he is not a part of Erik ten Hag’s plans.


  • Jose Mourinho has demanded more from Tammy Abraham despite the fact the 24-year-old scored Roma’s winner against Empoli on Monday night.


  • Barcelona have denied they are close to agreeing to reduce the purchase clause on Antoine Griezmann’s loan deal with Atletico Madrid from £35m to £22m. Atleti have only been using the France forward, 31, as a late substitute so they do not trigger the clause.


  • Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has offered PSG’s sporting director Luis Campos £7m a year to join the Premier League club immediately.
  • A German club, a Spanish club and two English clubs are interested in signing N’Golo Kante if the France midfielder does not sign a new deal at Chelsea. The 31-year-old’s contract expires next summer.


  • Barcelona opted to sign Raphinha from Leeds United instead of fellow Brazil winger Antony, 22, because they felt the 25-year-old is a more complete player and would cost less.


  • Arsenal are trying to agree new deals with England winger Bukayo Saka, Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli and France defender William Saliba, who are all 21 and whose contracts run until 2024.


  • Liverpool’s most famous ball boy Oakley Cannonier has taken another step towards representing the Reds’ first team by scoring a hat-trick against Ajax for the under-19s in the UEFA Youth League.

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