The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Barcelona name their price for Coutinho
The Catalan giants would accept transfer offers of around €20 million for Philippe Coutinho.
Tottenham want to sign the Brazilian playmaker for free. However, as Coutinho is under contract until June 2023, Barcelona hope to sell rather than lose him for nothing.
Reports have claimed Spurs’ fellow Premier League sides Arsenal and Everton could be interested in a deal for Coutinho as well. [El Nacional – in Catalan]
Manchester United ready to pay Alvarez’s release clause
The Red Devils are prepared to pay a €20 million release in Julian Alvarez’s contract at River Plate to sign the striker.
Despite interest from Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan, United have steered clear as favorites. Alvarez’s agent, Fernando Hidalgo, will hold talks in England with the club this week.
The 21-year-old Argentine is viewed as a suitable replacement for Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial at Old Trafford. [Sport – in Spanish]
Newcastle edge closer to Kieran Trippier deal
Deal in progress between Newcastle and Atletico Madrid for Kieran Trippier as said here yesterday. Talks ongoing, club still confident to sign him soon. ⚪️🏴 #NUFC
Waiting for the official, final bid ⤵️ https://t.co/TuhERcByec
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 31, 2021
PSG eye Dembele as a Mbappe replacement
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly planning a transfer move for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.
Dembele, who is out of contract in the summer, has yet to agree to an extension at Camp Nou. His situation has sparked talk of an exit. In fact, the Frenchman can sign a pre-contract agreement this month to join a foreign club for free next season.
PSG, who could lose star striker Kylian Mbappe this year, are eyeing a deal for Dembele. [Le 10 Sport – in French]
Piatek stirs interest from Galatasaray
Turkish giants Galatasaray are interested in a loan deal for Hertha BSC striker Krzysztof Piatek.
The former AC Milan star has struggled this season, having scored just one goal in nine Bundesliga games. Therefore, Galatasaray hope to tempt Hertha into loaning out Piatek. The two clubs remain locked in negotiations. [Rudy Galetti]
Real Madrid plot Mbappe & Haaland deals
Los Blancos have their sights set on a sensational double swoop in strikers Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland this summer.
Mbappe, who almost joined the club last summer, will be available as a free agent once his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires at the end of the season.
Real Madrid also feel confident they can fend off transfer interest from several elite European sides to sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. [ESPN]
Marsch to become the next Monaco manager?
AS Monaco have shortlisted former RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch as a potential candidate to become their next manager.
After sacking Niko Kovac on Thursday, Monaco have begun a long search for a replacement. The club’s sporting director, Paul Mitchell, is leading the search.
Club Brugge manager Philippe Clement is the favorite and is keen on taking the job. However, as the two clubs have failed to reach an agreement so far, Monaco could turn to Marsch. [ESPN]
Ronaldo’s agent responds to Manchester United exit rumors
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has dismissed rumors linking the forward with an exit from Manchester United.
Napoli open talks with Manchester United for Tuanzebe
The player has accepted to join Napoli and he's waiting to see what happens, as Aston Villa too.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 1, 2022
Aubameyang wanted back at Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne midfielder Bakary Sako is trying to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to return to the Geoffroy Stadium.
The Gabonese forward, who played for the Ligue 1 club between 2011 and 2013, is out of favor at Arsenal after losing the club’s captaincy.
Sako said: “I am trying to attract him, wouldn’t you like to see Aubameyang back at Saint-Etienne? We all feel the same. I am very serious when I tell him to come, even if it is in a joking tone. I don’t know if it is possible, but I hope he will respond favorably.”