The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Manchester United make an offer for Argentine sensation
The Red Devils have reportedly tabled a transfer offer for River Plate forward Julian Alvarez.
The 21-year-old Argentina has stirred interest from many top European clubs. He broke into the River Plate first-team in 2018 and has gradually developed into a key player under Marcelo Gallardo.
Aside from Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also allegedly interested. [Hernan Castillo on Twitch via mufcMPB]
Bale & Isco tipped for Real Madrid exits
Gareth Bale and Isco are the prime candidates to leave Real Madrid in the January transfer window. The pair are out of contract at the end of the season.
Mariano Diaz, Luka Jovic, and Eden Hazard remain a part of manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. That said, Real Madrid would listen to offers for any of the three players.
As for Marcelo, who has struggled for game time recently, the club board intend to respect whatever decision the Brazilian makes. His contract, like Bale and Isco’s, expires next summer. [Marca]
No change for Aubameyang at Arsenal
Arteta on Aubameyang:
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) December 26, 2021
Real Madrid ‘expect’ Rudiger to join
Players from within the Real Madrid camp expect Antonio Rudiger to arrive on a free transfer from Chelsea.
The German defender can begin talks for a pre-contract agreement in January as he enters the last six months of his Blues deal.
Torres is set for Barcelona medical
Manchester City forward Ferran Torres arrived in Catalonia on Sunday ahead of his €55 million move to Barcelona.
The 21-year-old will have a medical on Monday. Barcelona could confirm a deal on the same day and officially present their latest transfer coup to the fans on Tuesday. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]
Arsenal star to join Mourinho at Roma
Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles is on the brink of joining Jose Mourinho’s Roma side on loan. The Giallorossi want a buy option included, allegedly worth around €10 million.
18-year-old USA striker to join Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg are pushing to sign Ricardo Pepi. Bundesliga is the most likely destination for the USMT talent, as anticipated today ⤵️🌟 #Wolfsburg
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 26, 2021
Terry is on the verge of Chelsea return
Former Blues captain John Terry could return to the club to help out with youth development.
The 41-year-old is available after leaving his post as an assistant to then-Aston Villa boss Dean Smith in the summer to pursue a career in management. [Athletic – subscription required]
Corinthians eye moves for Cavani & Suarez
The Brazilian giants have their sights set on transfer deals for Uruguayan strikers Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.
Despite interest from Barcelona, Corinthians are prepared to outbid the Catalan club to sign Cavani from Manchester United.
Sylvinho’s side have also enquired about signing Suarez, but accept it seems unlikely they’ll be able to prize him away from Atletico Madrid. [AS – in Spanish]
Rangnick reveals what he told Martial in transfer meeting
The Manchester United interim manager has confirmed Anthony Martial’s wish to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
Real Betis are close to re-signing Ceballos
Dani Ceballos could seal a return to boyhood club Real Betis in the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old midfielder has not made a single appearance for Real Madrid since returning from a two-year loan spell at Arsenal, having spent the bulk of the campaign out injured.
Betis could seal a reunion with Ceballos this winter in a deal worth €10 million. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]
Boga and Ikone deals to be completed this week
Two deals will be signed and completed this week in Serie A. 🇮🇹⤵️
Jeremie Boga will undergo his medical and sign as new Atalanta player for €22m fee from Sassuolo.
Fiorentina will announce the signing of Jonathan Ikoné for €14m plus €1m add on plus 15% future sale to Lille.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 27, 2021