The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Mbappe’s Real Madrid move in doubt?
Kylian Mbappe allegedly had a ‘turbulent relationship’ with Thomas Tuchel. Paris Saint-Germain’s decision to sack the coach, therefore, has sparked hope the striker will choose to stay at the club rather than join Real Madrid. [AS]
Apparently, PSG sporting director Leonardo and the club owners may have fired Tuchel as a ‘tactic’ to keep Mbappe.
Chelsea to sell 7 players to fund moves for star duo
Ross Barkley, Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Danny Drinkwater, and Victor Moses are all at risk of being sold.
The Blues have begun making plans for next summer’s transfer window and need to sell before signing anybody. The above-mentioned seven players could be sold to help allegedly fund moves for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and West Ham’s Declan Rice. [Sky Sport Italia]
Atletico Madrid target Arsenal & Chelsea stars
After Kieran Trippier’s worldwide 10-week ban from all football-related activities, Atletico Madrid are set to launch a search for a new full-back.
The Spanish league leaders are considering a January loan move for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who offers versatility in midfield and defense. [Mail]
Chelsea outcast Marcos Alonso, who has made just three appearances this season, is another left-back target for Diego Simeone. [El Chiringuito, via Football London]
Pioli hopes Calhanoglu will remain at AC Milan
Hakan Calhanoglu will be out of contract at the end of the season. The 26-year-old has been in sublime form for AC Milan, registering five assists in his last four league games alone.
Manchester United have naturally become interested in Calhanoglu in light of these performances. However, Milan boss Stefano Pioli still hopes his prized midfielder will agree on a new contract at the San Siro instead. [Goal]
Arsenal outcast Ozil close to Fenerbahce move
Mesut Ozil hasn’t played a minute of football since March and may finally end his Gunners nightmare by confirming a free transfer to Fenerbahce in January.
The 32-year-old may have to see out the rest of his Arsenal contract until the end of the season. But from next summer onwards, he will be a free agent.
Talks over a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce are now underway regarding a transfer, which could see him accept a £150,000-a-week salary – a £200,000-a-week drop from his Arsenal wages. [Bild, via Mirror]
PSG to rival Barcelona for Depay
Memphis Depay had agreed on personal terms ahead of a summer switch from Lyon only for Barcelona’s financial troubles to pull the plug on a potential deal. But with the winger’s contract to expire next year, talk of a Camp Nou move persists.
Rumors have since emerged claiming Lyon could accept cut-price deal for around €5m to sell Depay in the January transfer window.
But Barcelona may have some competition in the form of Paris Saint-Germain, who have made inquiries for Depay. [Mundo Deportivo, via Barca Universal]