The summer transfer window is closed for Europe’s top leagues. However, with an eye to January, there is a lot of gossip about who will be moving where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest rumors on rumours, comings and goings and of course closed deals!
TOP STORY: Juve, AC Milan, Barca eye Man Utd’s Dalot
There is a lot of interest in the Manchester United side Diogo Dalot, other calcium mercato reports that Juventus, AC Milan and Barcelona are interested in signing him.
Part of the appeal will be that the Portuguese international, who has started every game this season for United, has entered the final year of his contract, meaning there is a chance he could leave Old Trafford as a free agent. in summer. .
However, the Red Devils have the option to extend Dalot’s contract for another year, with multiple outlets previously reporting that United are likely to take that option.
However, AC Milan are hoping to be able to bring the 23-year-old on permanently after he spent the 2020-21 season on loan with the Rossoneri.
Juventus are another club eyeing him, the report states, with Dalot likely to be seen as a replacement for John Squarewhose own contract expires in the summer and is considered unlikely to be renewed.
Finally, Barcelona is also interested in Dalot, although the situation of the American side fate sergin — on loan at AC Milan — could also influence the mindset of the blaugrana.
12:28 BST: Chelsea have been linked with a move for the AC Milan striker raphael leo and, with two clubs meeting in the Champions League on Wednesday, the story is back.
Corriere della Sera reports that the Serie A side “received a number of informal offers” to sign Leao over the summer, with Chelsea being one of them.
The 23-year-old Portuguese international has been in excellent form and the report states that Milan will not accept less than €100m, even with his contract expiring in 2024.
11.44 BST: juventus striker Dusan Vlahović has a host of major clubs interested in signing him, reports The Bianconero.
Vlahovic, 22, only joined Juve for €70m in January 2022 and has since scored 14 goals in 30 appearances for the club.
Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in his services, while Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are also on the market for a No. 9 after the departure of Robert Lewandowski.
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09:47 BST: juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli snubbed interest from Manchester United over the summer, claims sports media set.
Locatelli, 24, helped Italy to success at Euro 2020 and had been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal after impressing in recent years.
However, United reportedly made a move and the midfielder turned down the opportunity to move to Old Trafford because he wanted to prove himself at Juve.
09:24 BST: Valencian coach Gennaro Gattuso trust the captain Joseph Louis Gaya He will remain at the club beyond next summer.
Gaya, 27, who becomes a free agent in June 2023, has been offered a new five-year deal.
I think José, our captain, is happy and I look forward to his renewal because the club has made a great effort. Gattuso said. “We have talked and I think he is going to sign the renewal. I hope it does because the club has made a great effort in the proposal according to its value”.
The Spanish international earned promotion to Valencia’s first team in 2014.
08:53 BST: Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez He is among the candidates that Sevilla should consider Julen Lopetegui get fired says Sports world.
Sevilla have won one and lost five of their nine games this season and Lopetegui is under fire ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.
Benítez, 62, has been out of work since Everton sacked him in January. The former coach of Valencia and Real Madrid has not trained in LaLiga since his departure from Madrid in 2016.
Former Valencia coaches Jose Bordalás other javi grace are also reportedly in the running while jorge sampaoliwho guided Sevilla in the 2016-17 campaign, is also in the spotlight.
08:25 BST: the athletic reports that the RB Leipzig striker christopher nkunku has signed a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea to move next summer.
Nkunku, 24, has been followed by top clubs in Europe, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. And sources told ESPN last week that the France international underwent private medicals in Frankfurt, with a Chelsea orthopedist present, ahead of a proposed transfer next year.
The Athletic report claims that Chelsea will pay a transfer fee in excess of Nkunku’s €60m release clause to put their man ahead of their rivals.
08:00 BST: Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has left Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench during the team’s 6-3 loss to Manchester City out of “respect” for the striker, he said.
Ronaldo was an unused substitute at the Etihad Stadium despite United finding themselves 4-0 down at half-time.
Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Fred, Casemiro other luke shaw all came off the bench ahead of Ronaldo, with Ten Hag insisting afterwards that the 37-year-old did not deserve to be humiliated at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s champions.
“I wouldn’t bring him out of respect for Cristiano, for his great career,” Ten Hag said. “The other thing was the advantage that I was able to bring to Anthony Martial. He needs the minutes, but I don’t want to put it like that.”
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
– Romelu Lukaku He is already looking towards the summer and has decided that he does not want to return to Chelsea when his loan with Internazionale ends, according to reports calcium mercato. The Belgium international left Stamford Bridge in the off-season and will seek a way to persuade Todd Boehly and club executives to let him leave again. The hope is that another loan spell could be an option considering the amount of money Chelsea spent to sign him.
– Fabricius Romano it has been reported that talks are taking place between RB Leipzig and Chelsea over a fee and payment terms on the striker. christopher nkunkutransfer of . Chelsea intends to activate the Frenchman’s €60 million clause in 2023.
– AC Milan and Juventus look at those from Spezia jakub kiwior and Eintracht Frankfurt Evan N’Dickaaccording to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The former has impressed both his club and Poland and has a contract that runs until 2025, while the latter’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023, meaning he would be available as a free agent. .
– Lazio signed louis maximian of Granada in summer, but calcium mercato He has suggested that he could leave in the summer after failing to impress Maurizio Sarri. The 23-year-old was sent off six minutes into his debut against Bologna on opening day and has not played since.