The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Chelsea favorites to sign record-breaking striker for FREE
Chelsea are the ‘closest’ club to signing Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko on a free summer transfer in 2023.
The 18-year-old has become one of Europe’s most in-demand youngsters. He is already a first-team regular at Dortmund and recently became the youngest German World Cup player in history. With his contract up at the end of this season, several clubs are interested. These include Barcelona, Manchester United, and Liverpool.
Chelsea lead the chase for Moukoko, having begun talks with the teenager and his representatives. [Sky Sport – in German]
Gordon is set to sign a new Everton deal
Everton are close to tying Anthony Gordon down to a new long-term contract.
The 21-year-old winger has struggled for form this season after a summer filled with speculation over his future, with reports linking him with a big-money transfer to Chelsea.
By resolving Gordon’s future, Everton hope he can focus on improving his performances. The Toffees also think the new deal will help ward off any potential suitors. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Samuel Iling Jr signs new Juventus deal until 2025
Samuel Iling-Junior extends his contract until 2025, and is promoted to the Juventus First Team ⚪⚫
Congrats, Sam! 👏
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 19, 2022
Kante is in advanced talks with Barcelona
N’Golo Kante is reportedly in advanced talks over a free summer transfer to Barcelona.
The 31-year-old midfielder’s contract at Chelsea expires at the end of this season. Therefore, he can sign a pre-contract agreement with a non-Premier League club at the beginning of January. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]
Bayern start talks with Neuer replacement
Bayern Munich are in negotiations with Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer over a January transfer.
The Bundesliga leaders need a new shot-stopper after Manuel Neuer broke his leg in a skiing incident. They hoped to recall Alexander Nubel back from his loan at Monaco. However, if that doesn’t happen, Sommer would be their preferred other option. [Sky Sport – in German]
AC Milan hopeful Rafael Leao will stay
AC Milan manager Pioli on Rafa Leão: “I advise him to sign a new deal and stay at Milan. I see Rafa very happy here”, he told Sky Sport. 🔴🇵🇹 #ACMilan
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 19, 2022
Busquets to hold talks with Barcelona
Sergio Busquets will meet with Barcelona chiefs in the coming days to discuss his future at the club.
The 34-year-old midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the season. Reports have linked him with a free summer transfer to the MLS. However, with Barcelona struggling to find a worthy replacement, the Blaugrana may attempt to convince Busquets to stay for one more season. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]