The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Man City make their move for €60m World Cup winner
Manchester City have begun transfer talks with Brighton for World Cup-winning midfielder Alexis Mac Allister.
City are willing to pay Brighton’s asking price of €60 million for Mac Allister this summer. Manager Pep Guardiola is a huge admirer of the 24-year-old Argentina international, who has scored five goals in 19 Premier League games this season. [Fichajes – in Spanish]
PSG face competition from Liverpool for Leao
Liverpool appear ready to rival Paris Saint-Germain for AC Milan forward Rafael Leao.
Allegedly, the Reds are prepared to include winger Luis Diaz as part of a swap deal for Leao. The 23-year-old Portugal international’s contract at Milan ends in 2024. He is in talks over a new deal, but has yet to sign anything. [Calciomercato – in Italian]
RB Leipzig sign Nicolas Seiwald from Salzburg for this summer
Welcome to Leipzig, Nicolas Seiwald! 🔴⚪
The 21-year-old will join RBL on a five-year deal from @FCRBS_en ahead of the 2023/24 season ✍️
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) February 26, 2023
Xhaka is in contract talks with Arsenal
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is in talks with the club over a new two-year contract extension.
The 30-year-old Switzerland international’s current deal runs until next summer. He is happy at Arsenal and eager to extend his stay at the club. Likewise, Mikel Arteta wants Xhaka to stay. The manager views him as both a key player and a leader in the dressing room. [Football Insider]
PSG ready to offload some star players
Paris Saint-Germain are open to offloading some of their star players in the summer transfer window.
The Ligue 1 club’s Qatari owners want to cut the wage bill by 30%. The decision may lead to the departure of ‘at least one’ of PSG’s star forwards. Lionel Messi, who is out of contract at the end of the season, could be the man to go. [Times – subscription required]
Dortmund are yet to open contract talks with Jude Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund director Kehl tells ZDF on Jude Bellingham: “I will try to extend his contract, yes”. 🚨🟡⚫️ #BVB
“We have not spoken with Jude and his family yet. The player is relaxed and focussed on football”. pic.twitter.com/tU7Dlfkqia
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 25, 2023
Barcelona will go ‘all out’ for Gundogan
The Blaugrana will go ‘all out’ for the free summer transfer of Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan.
The 32-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season. Manchester City want Gundogan to stay, but Barcelona will try to lure him over to Camp Nou. Manager Xavi Hernandez rates the player highly. [Football Insider]