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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea name Silva’s long-term replacement

Sunday's transfer rumors - Chelsea name Silva's long-term replacement
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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 name Upamecano as a Silva successor

Despite a summer ladened with expensive transfers, along with a reported need to sell players, Chelsea are actively seeking a long-term successor for Thiago Silva.

The Brazilian has impressed since his summer arrival from Paris Saint-Germain alongside Kurt Zouma. But at 36 years old, he’s not a long-term option for the club. Therefore, Frank Lampard is ready to join the chase for Dayot Upamecano.

The RB Leipzig center-back, 22, has no shortage of suitors, including Manchester United, for the end of the season. And with a buyout clause of £40m (€44m), Chelsea won’t be the only team chasing Upamecano. [Mail on Sunday]

Lingard to join Inter Milan?

Jesse Lingard hasn’t played a single minute of Premier League football this season. The 28-year-old’s prospects at Manchester United are bleak and it appears to be a matter of when, rather than if, he’ll leave.

But a surprise reunion with former Red Devils teammates Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, and Ashley Young on loan at Inter could happen. Any potential deal, however, hinges on whether Inter can part with Christian Eriksen. [Sunday Mirror]

Pogba becomes Pochettino’s next target for PSG

Paul Pogba appears increasingly likely to leave Manchester United after his agent, Mino Raiola, announced he won’t sign a new contract.

Real Madrid and former club Juventus are the favorites to sign him in the summer. But Mauricio Pochettino intends to rival them for Pogba, whom he plans to make a key figure in his new Paris Saint-Germain team. [Daily Star Sunday]

Arsenal’s Torreira tipped for a Serie A return

Lucas Torreira’s loan spell at Atletico Madrid from Arsenal hasn’t gone to plan. The Uruguayan has only featured six times in LaLiga, making just two starts for Diego Simeone’s men in the process. Therefore, he could be on his way out this winter.

Now Fiorentina boss Cesare Prandelli wants to take over Torreira’s loan deal from Atletico. The former Sampdoria midfielder already has experience in the Serie A and appears open to a return to Italy. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Fernandinho could leave Man City

Fernandinho is out of contract at Manchester City at the end of the season after eight successful campaigns. The 35-year-old has made no announcement of his transfer plans. But his agent Giovanni Branchini, has revealed the midfielder has offers from his home country Brazil and across Europe. [Goal]