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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea to swap Werner for Sane?

Timo Werner, Leroy Sane
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Chelsea to swap Werner for Sane?

As Timo Werner is a transfer target for Bayern Munich next summer, Chelsea would consider a swap deal involving Leroy Sane.

Bayern reportedly view Werner as a potential successor to Robert Lewandowski. The German has struggled to hit top gear in London and is now at risk of becoming surplus to requirements following Romelu Lukaku’s return.

Despite their Werner interest, Bayern have no interest in parting with a struggling Sane. [Todo Fichajes – in Spanish]

Everton to reignite Maitland-Niles interest

The Ainsley Maitland-Niles transfer saga will reignite in January as Everton plot another attempt to sign the Arsenal midfielder.

Rafael Benitez’s side almost signed Maitland-Niles this summer before Arsenal blocked a deadline day move, much to the player’s chagrin. [ESPN]

Fati ‘offered’ to several top European clubs

Ansu Fati’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is determined to earn his client a new lucrative contract before he returns from a long-term injury.

To ‘scare’ Barcelona into talks, Mendes has offered Fati to several top clubs in Europe. Manchester City were one of the teams, although Pep Guardiola quickly shut the door. The Citizens boss told the club’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain, to ignore Mendes’ mind games. [El Nacional – in Catalan]

Luiz is close to finding a new club after Arsenal exit

The former Arsenal and Chelsea defender has reached a verbal agreement to join Flamengo on a free transfer.

David Luiz will sign a one-and-a-half-year deal until December 2022. The veteran defender’s priority is to help Flamengo win the Brazilian Serie A title. [Fabrizio Romano]

Rudiger delays new Chelsea contract

Antonio Rudiger’s brother, Sahr Senesie, and Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, have held initial talks for a new contract.

Rudiger is out of contract next summer and is enjoying a fine run of form, sparking interest from ‘many top European clubs’.

The defender won’t rush into any decision, as he intends to take his time before deciding whether or not to commit to Chelsea. [Sport1 – in German]

Ndombele set to fight for Tottenham role

Despite failing to leave in the summer transfer window, Tanguy Ndombele hopes to play for Tottenham again next week.

The midfielder, who hasn’t made an appearance this season so far, aims to win manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s trust. He has trained all week and accepts he’ll have to work hard for game time this season.

Ndombele is eyeing a return for Spurs’ Europa Conference League match at Rennes next Thursday. [Evening Standard]