The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Arsenal make first offer for €100m-rated January priority target
The Premier League leaders have submitted a transfer offer of around £55 million for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The 21-year-old Ukraine international is Arsenal’s priority for the January transfer window. The Gunners have kept tabs on him since the summer. They have now acted on their interest, offering Shakhtar £55 million (€62m) with add-ons included.
However, as Shakhtar’s director of football, Dario Srna, publicly valued Mudryk at €100 million last month, it remains to be seen if the Ukrainian club will accept. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Felix strikes interest from Chelsea
Chelsea are considering a bid for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.
The 23-year-old Portugal international may join the Blues on an initial loan in the January transfer window. The deal could include an option or obligation for Chelsea to buy him next summer.
Previous reports have suggested the loan fee for Felix will be around £8 million. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Liverpool set to sign Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven
PSV and @LFC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo.
The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England imminently where he will be subjected to the necessary formalities ahead of the completion of the transfer.
— PSV (@PSV) December 26, 2022
Barcelona won’t sell De Jong anymore
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong looks set to stay at the Catalan club.
Despite strong interest from Manchester United in the summer, Barcelona won’t sell De Jong. The 25-year-old Netherlands international has become a key part of the squad. With Sergio Busquets likely to leave in 2023, his importance will only grow in the coming months. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]
Mitrovic is a target for ‘multiple’ Premier League clubs
Multiple Premier League clubs are tracking Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The 28-year-old Serbia international has been in outstanding form this season, scoring 10 goals in 13 games to help Fulham climb into the upper half of the Premier League table.
Mitrovic, who joined Fulham from Newcastle for €24.7 million in 2018, is under contract at Craven Cottage until 2026. Aston Villa, West Ham, and Everton are all reportedly interested. [Ekrem Konur]
Chelsea & Monaco in ‘advanced talks’ for Benoit Badiashile
Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Benoît Badiashile from AS Monaco as new centre back. Official proposal has been submitted — negotiations now in progress 🚨🔵 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 26, 2022
Suarez edges closer to Brazil move
Luis Suarez is edging closer to completing a free transfer to Brazilian side Gremio.
Members of the club’s medical team plan to visit Suarez in Uruguay this week to speed the process up. The 35-year-old striker will put pen to paper on a two-year deal until December 2024. He last played for Uruguayan Primera Division side Nacional. [Cesar Luis Merlo – in Spanish]