The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Man United discover how much top Ronaldo replacement will cost
Manchester United have reportedly listed Napoli striker Victor Osimhen as a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement for this summer’s transfer window.
The 23-year-old Nigerian is United’s primary target to replace a 37-year-old Ronaldo. However, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has slapped a €100 million price tag on the star.
Despite missing two months of action due to a cheekbone injury, Osimhen has scored 11 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for Napoli this season. [Rai Sport – in Italian]
Real Madrid want to get Mbappe deal over the line
The Spanish giants want to get a deal done for Kylian Mbappe before pursuing their other transfer options or contract renewals.
As things stand, Mbappe will become a free agent in the summer. Paris Saint-Germain still hope to tie him down to a new contract, but Real Madrid are in a bullish mood. [Goal]
Leeds appoint Jesse Marsch as their new manager
The former New York Red Bulls, Salzburg, and Leipzig boss has replaced Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road on a two-and-a-year contract until June 2025.
💬 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗰𝗵: “We have all the tools here, I’m here to help this group" pic.twitter.com/WPkHOC9bgb
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 28, 2022
Laporta still hopes Dembele will stay at Barcelona
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has left the door open for Ousmane Dembele to stay at Camp Nou.
The 24-year-old winger didn’t renew his contract in January, meaning he can leave in the summer for free. But he continues to deliver on the pitch for Barcelona. Therefore, manager Xavi still wants him.
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress on Monday, Laporta said: “Dembele knows our proposal and we’ve always wanted him to stay. We’ll see if at the end of the season he thinks about it again.”
Could Ramos be on his way to the MLS?
LA Galaxy are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos.
The 35-year-old Spaniard has struggled with fitness issues all season since joining PSG from Real Madrid on a free transfer last summer. [Foot Mercato – in French]
Bukayo Saka is ‘really happy’ at Arsenal
Bukayo Saka's really happy with his Arsenal life. He loves the club, he's only focused on race for Champions League spot and that's why new contract talks won't take place immediately. ⚪️🔴 #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 28, 2022
Buffon signs new Parma deal
Parma goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has signed a new contract at the club until the summer of 2024.
By time his new deal runs out, the Italian World Cup winner will be 46 years of age.
Juventus hope to keep Morata
The Bianconeri hope to keep striker Alvaro Morata beyond his current loan spell from Atletico Madrid.
The 29-year-old Spaniard was close to a Barcelona switch in the winter transfer window. However, a deal was too difficult to close. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came instead, leaving Morata in Turin.
But Juventus still count on him and want to reduce the fee of their €35 million buy option with Atletico Madrid to complete a permanent deal. [Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]