The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Barcelona eye a free transfer for Serie A midfielder
The Blaugrana could spring a surprise attempt to sign Napoli midfielder Stanislav Lobotka on a free transfer in 2023.
Lobotka is out of contract at the end of the season, making him available as a free agent next summer. The 27-year-old Slovakia international has, therefore, caught Barcelona’s interest. The club’s manager, Xavi Hernandez, likes him a lot. [La Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]
Could Pochettino replace Gerrard?
Former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino could be in the frame to replace Steven Gerrard as the next Aston Villa manager.
Gerrard enters the week with his future on the line. He has two games coming up against Fulham and Brentford that could decide his fate. If Villa decide his time is up, they’ll approach Pochettino. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Newcastle to offer Bruno Guimaraes a new deal
Newcastle are planning to offer Bruno Guimarães a new contract very soon, including salary increase as part of the negotiation as many top clubs are monitoring him after super performances. 🇧🇷 #NUFC
"We don't want to sell him", Dan Ashworth said in the last hours about Bruno. pic.twitter.com/4RgTt4uIpw
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 14, 2022
Felix’s agent eyes a potential Atletico Madrid exit
Joao Felix’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is exploring the forward’s transfer options for 2023.
The 22-year-old Portugal international has lost favor at Atletico Madrid. His minutes have dried up, causing him to become discontent in Spain. Atletico, however, insist he is not for sale. [Here We Go podcast]
Tottenham on red alert as Juve to allow McKennie exit
Juventus have reportedly decided to put midfielder Weston McKennie up for sale in 2023.
The 24-year-old United States international has played 13 times for the Serie A giants this season. However, while he remains a regular, Juve will consider offers for him in the January transfer window. Tottenham are apparently interested in a potential deal. [Calciomercato – in Italian]
N’Golo Kante & Chelsea still at an impasse in contract talks
There’s still no agreement between Chelsea and N’Golo Kanté to sign new contract. He’s happy in London — but there’s nothing agreed. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Feeling is that Kanté has serious chances to leave as free agent in June — also up to new directors.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 17, 2022
Thuram is on Bayern Munich’s transfer radar
Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram is on Bayern Munich’s transfer radar.
As things stand, Thuram will be available for a free transfer next summer when his Gladbach contract ends. Bayern are interested in the 25-year-old France international. However, they are not 100% sure about offering him a deal yet. [Florian Plettenberg – Sky Sport]