The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Chelsea eye a move for a rising Arsenal star
The Blues are reportedly among the list of clubs tailing Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli for a potential transfer.
The 21-year-old Brazilian has drawn admiring glances from a few of Arsenal’s Premier League rivals this season. His pace and directness have made him one of the most important players in Mikel Arteta’s squad. He is under contract at the Emirates until June 2024. [Daily Mail]
Ronaldo has permission to leave Man Utd
Manchester United will allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave in the January transfer window.
Despite Ronaldo’s desire for a summer exit, Erik ten Hag wouldn’t play ball. The manager wanted to include the 37-year-old striker in his plans for this season. He has failed to do so though, with CR7 no longer a regular starter at Old Trafford. Therefore, Ten Hag won’t stand in his way any longer. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Gonzalo Higuain will retire at the end of 2022 MLS season
“Llegó el día de decir adiós al fútbol.” – Gonzalo Higuaín pic.twitter.com/cTTsYleesG
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) October 3, 2022
PSG plan to begin Messi contract talks in January
Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to begin talks with Lionel Messi over a new contract in January.
So far, there is no change in stance from Messi. The 35-year-old forward intends to focus on this season and, more importantly, the upcoming World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year. PSG understand his desire and plan to wait until January before approaching him over a new deal.
Messi’s current deal at the Parc des Princes expires at the end of the season, but includes an option for a further 12 months. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]
Saliba confirms Arsenal contract talks
Arsenal defender William Saliba has confirmed his representatives have spoken to the club about a new contract.
After three seasons out on loan in France, Saliba is now thriving in north London. The 21-year-old is a starting regular in Mikel Arteta’s defense and his performances have drawn rave reviews. His current deal at the Emirates runs until June 2024. [90 Min]
Man City strike contract agreement with Phil Foden
Manchester City have reached an agreement in principle with Foden and his agents in September: new five year deal considered ‘almost ready’. 🚨🔵 #MCFC
Final details remaining about image rights, discussions ongoing to get it sealed very soon.
Foden will stay: untouchable. pic.twitter.com/bq8u2IPuwI
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 3, 2022
Ten Hag tells Man Utd to not offer any new contracts
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has told the club board to not offer any new contracts to his players.
Ten Hag wants the opportunity to spend more time with the squad and work out which of his players deserve new deals. [Telegraph – subscription required]