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Friday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal & Spurs linked with a FREE transfer for Chelsea star

N'Golo Kante
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Arsenal & Spurs linked with a FREE transfer for Chelsea star

The north London clubs could vie for N’Golo Kante if the Chelsea midfielder becomes available for a free transfer next summer.

Kante is out of contract at the end of the season. Talks for a new deal between the 31-year-old and Chelsea have reportedly stalled. The player wants a long-term agreement, but Chelsea won’t play ball. The Blues have instead proposed a  two-year deal, with an option for a further 12 months included.

Regardless, Kante wants to stay in London and that could open the door for a transfer to either Arsenal or Tottenham in 2023. [FootMercato – in French]

Barcelona & Atletico Madrid set to settle Antoine Griezmann fee

Isaksen is on AC Milan’s radar

FC Midtjylland winger Gustav Isaksen has emerged as a potential target for AC Milan in the January transfer window.

The Rossoneri view Isaksen as cover for the injured Alexis Saelemaekers and Junior Messias. The 21-year-old Dane has scored two goals in three Europa League games this season. He is under contract at Midtjylland until June 2024. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Juventus need a new full-back

A new full-back could be on Massimiliano Allegri’s wishlist for the January transfer window.

The Juventus manager has shifted Danilo into central defense regularly this season. The 31-year-old Brazilian has impressed and, therefore, could play the role more permanently going forward. This development may prompt Juve to seek a new wide player in the winter. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Jorge Sampaoli returns as Sevilla coach until 2024

Ronaldo offered Man Utd escape route

Galatasaray could offer Cristiano Ronaldo an escape route from Manchester United.

Despite reports claiming Ronaldo rejected a summer transfer to Galatasaray, the Turkish giants remain keen. The club’s chief, Erden Timur, has said he is in regular contact with CR7’s representatives. [Fotomac – in Turkish]

Lopetegui to hold talks with Wolves

Wolves plan to meet Julen Lopetegui to discuss replacing the fired Bruno Lage as head coach at Molineux.

Lopetegui is a free agent after losing his job at Sevilla on Wednesday. Therefore, Wolves will hold formal talks with the Spaniard in the next few days about becoming their next manager.

Lopetegui previously rejected Wolves in 2016 in favor of coaching the Spanish national team. [The Athletic]

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