The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
€40m Barcelona target makes transfer decision
Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi reportedly favors a transfer to Borussia Dortmund instead of Barcelona.
Despite reports claiming Barca have offered Salzburg around €40 million, the 19-year-old isn’t keen on a move to Camp Nou. He feels a move to the Bundesliga would benefit his development.
Adeyemi is targeting a spot in the German national team for Euro 2024 and fears he might miss out on that target at Barcelona. [Sky Sport Austria – in German]
Arsenal youngster set for January loan exit
The Gunners appear set to allow Folarin Balogun to leave in the January transfer window on loan.
Despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reporting to the Gabonese national team next month for AFCON, Balogun could still be on his way out. The 20-year-old striker is understandably keen on regular first-team football. He has made just two Premier League appearances this season. [Express]
Caballero joins Southampton
Former Manchester City and Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has joined Premier League side Southampton on a short-term deal until January 5.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 6, 2021
Szalai‘s move to Chelsea is a ‘done deal’
Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai’s move to Chelsea is a ‘done deal’, according to his Hungary boss Marco Rossi.
Barcelona in ‘advanced talks’ with Chelsea star
The Catalan giants are reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta on a free transfer. If a deal goes through, Dani Alves will almost certainly leave in the summer.
The 32-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs out at the end of the season. He has an offer on the table to extend his deal, but he is yet to accept it.
Barcelona feel Azpilicueta could provide a short-term boost to their defense. Not only would the Spaniard be a decent right-back option, but his versatility also appeals to Xavi Hernandez. The manager also rates the Chelsea man’s vast experience as an added bonus. [El Nacional – in Catalan]
Jose Mourinho’s job at AS Roma is safe
José Mourinho’s job at Roma is not considered in danger. The owners and the board are fully supporting the Portuguese manager despite speculations around. 🇵🇹 #ASRoma
Mourinho’s under contract with AS Roma until June 2024. New signings are expected in January transfer window. pic.twitter.com/LskuOXJAGT
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 7, 2021
Messi’s doubts about Pochettino revealed
Lionel Messi and his entourage have allegedly begun to question whether Mauricio Pochettino is the right coach for Paris Saint-Germain.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner isn’t convinced by his fellow Argentine’s tactical nous, nor his ability to control the dressing room. [L’Equipe – in French]
Ziyech opens the door for Ajax return
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech says he ‘would love to’ return to former club Ajax at some point in his career.