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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona eye a free transfer for Serie A midfielder

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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

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

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]