The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Pochettino tells PSG to sign Chelsea star in £50m deal
Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants the club to sign Conor Gallagher from Chelsea in a £50 million transfer deal.
The 21-year-old midfielder has starred on loan at Crystal Palace, managing six goals and three assists in 17 Premier League games. His energetic displays have won praise from Palace boss Patrick Vieira and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
Now Pochettino has taken an interest in Gallagher, having urged PSG to seek a deal for the Englishman. [The Sun]
Newcastle make an approach for Aubameyang
The Magpies have approached Arsenal about signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan until the end of the season.
Aubameyang has fallen out of favor under Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after losing the captaincy. He hasn’t played in any of the club’s last seven games in the Premier League and EFL Cup. [Sunday Mirror]
Augsburg win the race for 18-year-old USA striker
Ricardo Pepi's today in Munich together with his agent in order to undergo medical tests and sign five year deal as new Augsburg player for $20m fee. Here-we-go to be officially confirmed soon 🤝🇺🇸🇩🇪 #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 2, 2022
Haaland drops a teaser on his future plans
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has told fans he will play in Spain amid transfer links to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Arsenal’s stance on Nketiah is unchanged
Despite the January transfer window opening, Eddie Nketiah is unlikely to leave Arsenal.
The 22-year-old forward can now discuss pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs as his contract expires at the end of this season.
Arsenal want Nketiah to extend his deal, but the Englishman hasn’t done so. He is set to leave as a free agent in the summer in order to join a club that offers him more game time. [Sky Sports]
Newcastle hope to complete Trippier deal soon
The Magpies hope to complete a transfer deal for Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier in the next few days.
Reports have claimed Newcastle have made a formal offer to sign Trippier from Atletico in January. [Luke Edwards on Twitter]
Icardi expected to join Juventus on loan
Juventus may sign long-term target Mauro Icardi in the January transfer window on loan.
The Argentine striker has lost favor at Paris Saint-Germain, having only started seven of the club’s 19 Ligue 1 games this season. Therefore, Juventus have emerged as an escape route for Icardi.
The former Inter Milan star is expected to join the Bianconeri on a six-month loan deal, with the option to make his stay permanent afterward. [Pedro Almeida on Twitter]
Xavi responds to Dembele rejecting Barca contract offer
Xavi on Dembélé contract: “It’s a negotiation, is normal – we’ll speak again with his agent. I am not disappointed with Ousmane. Let’s see what happens”. 🔴 #FCB
“We, the club, have a very clear position and I keep waiting for Dembélé to make a gesture to stay here at Barça”. pic.twitter.com/uGaNJPfnJn
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 1, 2022
Napoli set to sign Tuanzebe from Manchester United
Napoli and Manchester United have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ for Axel Tuanzebe to join the former on loan.
The loan fee will cost Napoli around €500,000. United wanted €1 million instead, but the Italian side was evidently able to talk them down.
Middlesbrough enter the race for Arsenal youngster
The Championship side could rival Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne and several other clubs for Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has granted Balogun to leave the Emirates in January to send the second half of the season on loan in order to get more first-team football under his belt. [Sky Sports]