Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Man United considering Bale move.
Manchester United are entertaining the possibility of signing Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale on a short-term loan deal. The club are planning to sign the Welsh winger on an initial season-long loan with an option to extend the deal for a further year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping that now that Man United are back in the Champions League, they could benefit from having Bale, a seasoned winner of the competition, in the team. [The Sun]
Martinez on the verge of Arsenal exit.
Emiliano Martinez is close to completing his switch from Arsenal to Aston Villa as he seeks to find guaranteed first-team football. The Argentine goalkeeper has already agreed on personal terms with the Villains and is expected to earn around €65,000 (£60k) per week. His transfer, which could be worth up to €22 million (£20m), is now being finalized. [Evening Standard]
Spurs open talks for Milik.
Tottenham have made advancements in their pursuit of Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik. The London-based outfit have put forward a five-year contract worth €97,000-a-week (£90k) along with a €5.4 million (£5m) signing-on fee on the Polish marksman’s table.
Spurs are also considering signing Milik, who has entered the final year of his current deal, on a pre-contract agreement in January with the intention of avoiding paying any transfer fees to Napoli. [Football Insider]
Napoli show interest in Deulofeu.
Watford attacker Gerard Deulofeu is a subject of interest for Napoli. The Serie A side have been an admirer of the 26-year old winger for years now and are finally looking to act on their interest. A loan deal with an option for a permanent move is being considered.
Man City bid for Gimenez.
Manchester City have tabled an €88 million offer for Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez. The offer also includes a further €5 million in add-ons. However, Atletico do not seem interested in letting go of the 25-year old center-back, who has a €120 million buyout clause on his current contract which will run through to 2023. [AS]
Depay close to becoming a Barca player.
FC Barcelona is closing in on completing the signing of Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon. The Dutch winger has been heavily linked with a move to Camp Nou ever since the appointment of Ronald Koeman at Barca. The transfer could be made official in a week. [De Telegraaf]