The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Arsenal starlet ‘interested’ in Liverpool move
A transfer to Premier League rivals Liverpool could interest Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka.
Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, journalist Ian McGarry said: “We have reported on The Transfer Window Podcast that Liverpool are looking to the future with regards to the fact that they expect to sell at least two of their attacking players. Saka is someone who is a player who suits Liverpool’s style.
“My understanding is that there have been talks with his representatives with regards to giving him a contract upgrade at Arsenal.
Three new defenders are on Chelsea’s agenda
Wolfsburg’s Maxence Lacroix, Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, and Fenerbahce’s Attila Szalai are all potential targets for Chelsea.
The Blues could enter the transfer market for a couple of new defenders as Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Thiago Silva’s contracts will expire at the end of the season. [Calciomercato – in Italian]
Rangnick cools talk of January signings for Manchester United
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Morata to join Barcelona?
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez reportedly has his sights set on a surprise transfer for Juventus forward Alvaro Morata.
Liverpool make an offer to Kessie
The Reds have made a contract offer to AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.
The 25-year-old Ivorian’s current deal in Italy expires at the end of the season. Therefore, as of January 1, he can enter talks with foreign clubs about joining them on a free transfer for next term. He also has the option to sign a pre-contract agreement. [Ansa – in Italian]
Arsenal shortlist two new attackers
Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak and Lille’s Jonathan David are both possible transfer targets for Arsenal.
The Gunners intend to bolster their attack in the near future, possibly by next summer. By then, Alexandre Lacazette will be out of contract. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future is also under a lot of doubt, having recently been stripped of the captain’s armband at the Emirates. [The Athletic – subscription required]
Depay & Dembele not part of any Barca-Morata deal, De Ligt staying
To be clear, Matthijs de Ligt won’t leave in January – all Barça rumours around de Ligt for Jan window are denied. He’s staying at Juve.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 31, 2021
Alvarez’s agent to hold transfer talks with Manchester United
River Plate forward Julian Alvarez is open to the idea of making a transfer to Manchester United.
The 21-year-old has caught the attention of several top European clubs with his prolific form in Argentina, having managed 18 goals and seven assists in 21 league appearances this season.
His agent has now arrived in England to hold talks with the Red Devils about a potential deal. [Ekrem Konur]
Conte offers update on Tottenham’s transfer plans
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has admitted his squad needs new players ahead of the January transfer window.
Sevilla are determined to sign Martial
Julen Lopetegui’s side are keen to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.
At the moment, Sevilla are still a long way off a deal. The Spanish club’s chiefs have been unable to match United’s financial demands so far, although that could change in the coming days.
Sevilla’s sporting director, Monchi, believes the club needs a new striker, while Martial is very keen on a move to Andalusia. [L’Equipe – in French]