The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Chelsea enter the race for €30m Stuttgart star
The Blues have joined Inter Milan in the transfer race for Stuttgart left-back Borna Sosa.
The 24-year-old Croatian was a target for Aston Villa, but talks fell through. Stuttgart want €30 million in compensation, a figure that doesn’t appear to have put off Chelsea or Inter. [Sky Germany’s Marc Behrenbeck on Twitter – in German]
Sevilla star pushing for Newcastle move
The representatives of Sevilla defender Diego Carlos are pushing for a transfer to Newcastle United.
They have arrived in Andalusia to convince Sevilla’s director of football, Monchi, into a sale. Newcastle want to pay around £30 million (€36m) for Carlos, although Sevilla may force them to double their bid to £60m (€72m). [90 min]
Eden Hazard to stay at Real Madrid
Ancelotti: “Hazard will be in the planning for next season.” pic.twitter.com/Uy01U7hxAl
— E. Hazard Tweets (@EHazardTweets) January 22, 2022
West Ham withdraw Traore interest
As Adama Traore edges closer to a Tottenham move, West Ham have pulled out of the race to sign the Wolves winger.
The Hammers were allegedly told that Traore is ‘signing for Tottenham’. [Football Insider]
Atletico Madrid eye a move for Chelsea full-back
The La Liga champions are keen on signing Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso in the summer.
The 31-year-old Spaniard is described as a ‘dream left-back’ for Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. [Marca]
Sardar Azmoun to join Bayer Leverkusen next season
The 27-year-old Iranian has signed a pre-contract agreement until June 2027 to join Bayer Leverkusen on a free transfer from Zenit Saint Petersburg for next season.
ℹ️ Azmoun will join the Werkself for the 2022/23 season and has signed a contract until 2027 ✍️
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) January 22, 2022
Arsenal close in on Arthur loan deal
The Gunners are close to sealing an 18-month loan deal for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo.
The 25-year-old Brazilian can leave Juventus in the January transfer window if Juventus can find a replacement. [Tuttosport – in Italian]
Guardiola to become the next Netherlands manager?
The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has allegedly offered Pep Guardiola a chance to become the Netherlands manager.
Plans are already in place to convince Guardiola once he leaves Manchester City. The 51-year-old is under contract at the Etihad until the summer of 2023.
The KNVB apparently first approached Guardiola before he signed a new two-year extension with City in November 2020. [Mirror]
PSG & Tottenham to resume Ndombele loan talks
Talks will continue in the next hours between Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain for Tanguy Ndombele deal. Spurs will only accept if PSG will cover 100% of the salary until end of the season. Negotiations ongoing. ⚪️ #THFC
PSG board now in direct contact with Ndombele agents.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 23, 2022
Barcelona plot move for Atletico Madrid forward
The Catalan giants are reportedly keen to add Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix to their ranks for some extra firepower in the attack.
Ranieri close to Watford sack
Claudio Ranieri faces the sack at Watford after just three months in charge.
The Hornets have lost 11 of their 14 games (W2 D1) under the Italian since his appointment last October. Friday’s 3-0 loss to Norwich, meanwhile, dropped them into the relegation zone.
Watford could make a decision this weekend, with the players not expected back at training until Tuesday. [The Telegraph]