The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
5 Barcelona players set for January exits
Martin Braithwaite, Carles Alena, Ousmane Dembele, Junior Firpo, and Samuel Umtiti may leave in January. Barcelona are keen to raise funds and neither player has won over manager Ronald Koeman. [Mundo Deportivo]
This turn of events may revive Manchester United’s interest in Dembele, having attempted to sign the Frenchman in the summer.
Haaland has a verbal agreement to leave Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke recently denied Erling Haaland has a buyout clause in his contract. But it turns out he may have a ‘verbal agreement’ to leave the club in 2022 instead. Manchester United, Liverpool, and Real Madrid have all been linked with moves. [AS]
Pochettino rejects Barca TWICE for Man United
November 19 will mark a year since Mauricio Pochettino was last in a job at Tottenham before the club elected to replace him with Jose Mourinho.
The 48-year-old has since been linked with a host of clubs across Europe, but Manchester United are apparently his favored destination. In fact, he rejected approaches from Barcelona twice in favor of heading to Old Trafford instead [Daily Star].
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure at the moment and, should United fire him, Pochettino is the rumored favored to replace the Norwegian.
Inter plot moves for Chelsea trio
Antonio Conte plans to raid his former club Chelsea by signing striker Olivier Giroud in January. The Inter Milan boss also has eyes on full-backs Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso as he targets a title challenge in the Serie A. [Football Italia]
Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik is also reportedly on Conte’s radar.
Arsenal’s interest in Szoboszlai confirmed
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is plotting a move for a Hungarian prodigy in Dominik Szoboszlai. The 20-year-old midfielder has impressed scouts with his performances for RB Salzburg, making him a January transfer target. In fact, Arsenal may consider him as a potential alternative to Houssem Aouar [Index].