The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Saudi club plots world-record bid for Lionel Messi
Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi has become a transfer target for Al Hilal.
The record 18-time Saudi Pro League champions are prepared to offer Messi $300 million-per-year. They can’t pay the entire salary, but will receive financial support. This would eclipse the world-record $200 million-per-year deal Al Nassr have with Cristiano Ronaldo. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]
Arsenal revive Vlahovic interest
The Premier League leaders have reignited their interest in Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic.
In the previous winter transfer window, Vlahovic rejected a move to London in favor of joining Juventus. However, doubts over the 22-year-old’s future have surfaced recently, prompting renewed interest from Arsenal. Juve value him at €110 million. [La Repubblica – in Italian]
Benfica seal €14m deal for Nordsjælland star Andreas Schjeldrup
✍️ Bem-vindo, Andreas Schjelderup!
🇳🇴 🦅 Welcome!#EuAmoOBenfica || #AndreasSchjelderup pic.twitter.com/HKXJf1EDWb
— SL Benfica (@SLBenfica) January 12, 2023
Ronaldinho’s son is on trial at Barcelona
Joao de Assis Moreira, son of Barcelona legend Ronaldinho, is currently on trial at the Catalan club.
The 17-year-old is training with the younger squads and may stay on a permanent deal. Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Ronaldinho’s brother, Roberto de Assis, are in talks over a contract. The teenager attacker recently left Brazilian club Cruzeiro to pursue a career in Europe. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]
European clubs eye a move for Man City’s Cancelo
Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo has attracted transfer interest from clubs in Spain, France, Germany, and Italy.
The 28-year-old Portugal international appears to have lost favor under Pep Guardiola. The Manchester City manager has preferred Rico Lewis as his starting right-back instead. In fact, since the World Cup, Cancelo has made just one start for the Citizens. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Arsenal submit a new offer for Mykhaylo Mudryk
🚨 EXCL: Arsenal new official proposal for Mykhaylo Mudryk is close to €70m fee plus add-ons, submitted tonight as revealed earlier. ⚪️🔴🇺🇦 #AFC
Negotiations ongoing with Shakhtar Donetsk to discuss on the add-ons package.
No issues on personal terms, Mudryk wants the move. pic.twitter.com/AOaMEnV4Ub
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 12, 2023
Iqbal could leave Man Utd on loan
Manchester United youngster Zidane Iqbal is open to a loan move in the January transfer window.
The 19-year-old midfielder, a product of the club’s youth system, has struggled for first-team opportunities. He hasn’t made a single appearance under Erik ten Hag this season. The manager has left him as an unused substitute 11 times. [Sky Sports]