The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Arsenal decide €100m January transfer priority
Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk is the priority for Arsenal ahead of the January transfer window.
The Premier League leaders have been tracking Mudryk since the summer, and with forward Gabriel Jesus injured, they are seeking alternative attacking options for the new year.
Last month, Shakhtar’s director of football, Dario Srna, publicly valued Mudryk at €100 million. [The Athletic]
Real Madrid shortlist Bellingham alternative
If Real Madrid cannot sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, they will turn their attention to Enzo Fernandez.
The 21-year-old has impressed in the Benfica midfield since his €12 million transfer from River Plate in July, managing three goals and five assists in 24 games. He is also part of the Argentina World Cup squad, despite only making his senior international debut in September. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]
No Arsenal return for Folarin Balogun
No discussions ongoing now between Arsenal and Reims for Folarin Balogun to be recalled in January — it’s quiet despite rumours. 🔴 #ADC
All parties expect Balogun to complete the season on loan at Reims, as things stand. pic.twitter.com/xc1GIRGpoE
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 12, 2022
Brazil want Ancelotti as their next manager
The Brazilian Football Federation want Carlo Ancelotti to replace Tite as the national team’s next manager.
Allegedly, Brazil made an informal approach for Ancelotti in October. The Real Madrid boss is under contract at the Bernabeu until June 2024 and has said that he will retire once his time at the club is over. [UOL Esporte – in Portuguese]
Man City enter the race for Gvardiol
Manchester City have entered the fray for RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol.
The 20-year-old’s profile has grown following his impressive displays at the World Cup. Manchester United and Chelsea were already interested, but it appears they’ll have some more competition in the transfer market from City now. [Footmercato – in French]
Harry Maguire backed to continue at Man Utd
Erik ten Hag has challenged Harry Maguire to bring his England form back to @ManUtd. “I’ve been asked many times if he is good enough [to play for me]. It’s clear he is good enough to play at the highest level.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) December 12, 2022
Gusto becomes the latest right-back target for Man Utd
19-year-old Lyon star Malo Gusto is the latest right-back on Manchester United’s transfer shortlist.
Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries and Bayer Leverkusen full-back Jeremie Frimpong are also on United’s radar, with current right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka expected to leave the club. [Sky Sports Germany]