The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Liverpool’s 3 emergency AFCON transfer options revealed
The Reds could make some short-term transfer moves in order to compensate for the losses of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita.
The three players will leave Anfield in January to represent their national teams in the Africa Cup of Nations. Therefore, Liverpool must find a way to deal with their absences. One solution is to sign some cheap temporary replacements.
Former PSG and Barcelona midfielders Hatem Ben Arfa and Paulinho are available as free agents, as is ex-Guangzhou attacker Ricardo Goulart. [Liverpool.com]
Ibrahimovic wants to ‘play for AC Milan forever’
Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his contract expiring in June: “No, I feel as if my contract never expires! Let's put some pressure on AC Milan board for the renewal [smiles] – I hope to stay and play for Milan forever”, he told Italian show ‘Che tempo che fa’.🤝🇸🇪 #ACMilan pic.twitter.com/YCWsFNgXyb
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 6, 2021
Mbappe makes honest admission about future
Kylian Mbappe has not ruled out staying at Paris Saint-Germain amid transfer links with Real Madrid.
Salah wants Liverpool stay
Mohamed Salah wishes to continue at Liverpool, but says ‘the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to solve this issue’.
The Egypt international is in contract talks with the club, with his current deal to expire in the summer of 2023. [MBC Masr TV, via Liverpool Echo]
Atletico Madrid won’t sack Simeone
Despite a lackluster start to their title defense in La Liga, Atletico Madrid have no plans to part with manager Diego Simeone.
The Argentine has been at the helm since 2011 and has overseen many memorable titles. Therefore, while aware 2021/22 could be a bad season, Atletico will stand by their head coach. [AS – in Spanish]
Marcel Brands leaves role as Everton director of football
The Dutchman has ended a three-year spell as director of football at Goodison Park following the club’s dip in form.
"This decision has taken some time and some consideration and was one of the most difficult I have faced in my career."
A statement from Marcel Brands.
— Everton (@Everton) December 5, 2021
Barcelona set Dembele a deadline
Ousmane Dembele has until December 31 to decide if he is going to commit his future to Barcelona.
The 24-year-old winger’s current deal expires at the end of the season and he is yet to sign an extension. [Sport – in Spanish]
Dries Mertens hopes to continue at Napoli
The 34-year-old Belgian attacker hopes Napoli extend his contract for a 10th campaign. His current deal expires in the summer.
He told Sky Sport Italia: “The contract extension option is in favor of Napoli. I hope they will activate it, but we’ll see what happens. If not, I will thank Napoli for allowing me to play here for so many years.”
Manchester United eye a move for De Jong
The Red Devils have cast an eye on a transfer move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.