The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Man Utd identify ‘ready-made replacement’ for Pogba
As Paul Pogba edges closer to becoming a free agent, Manchester United have set their sights on a transfer for Boubacar Kamara.
The 22-year-old midfielder will also be available for a free transfer next summer, as his contract at Marseille ends in June. Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus are all reportedly interested in him. [Daily Mail]
Aguero expected to retire
Widespread reports have stated that Sergio Aguero will announce his retirement in a press conference this coming Wednesday.
The Barcelona striker experienced chest problems and breathing difficulties in a 1-1 draw against Alaves on October 31, before being admitted to the hospital.
He may now need to end a glittering 18-year career because of a heart condition. [The Guardian]
Thomas Vermaelen leaves Vissel Kobe
The former Arsenal and Barcelona defender has ended a two-and-a-half-year stay at Japanese club Vissel Kobe.
— ヴィッセル神戸 (@visselkobe) December 13, 2021
Real Madrid are favorites to sign Rudiger
Los Blancos are favorites to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer.
It’s alleged that Real Madrid have held ‘positive talks’ with Rudiger about a summer move. The German is out of contract at the end of the season. Chelsea want to keep him, but talks over a deal are yet to make progress. [The Guardian]
Adeyemi’s agent offers final verdict on Barcelona interest
The agent of FC Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi has stated that a transfer to Barcelona is ‘no longer an option’.
Alli set to leave Tottenham
As Dele Alli has struggled to win favor under new manager Antonio Conte, Tottenham will allow the midfielder to leave in January.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will sanction Alli’s exit, ideally by selling him or on loan with a purchase clause included.
The 25-year-old wants to resurrect his career to bolster his chances of making England’s 2022 World Cup squad. [The Telegraph – Subscription required]
Haaland to hold Dortmund talks
Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund will hold talks to discuss the striker’s future.
With many European clubs hoping to sign Haaland, Dortmund have their work cut out to keep their prized asset. The German club intends to discuss with the Norwegian what will happen in the coming weeks.
Haaland has a reported €75 million release clause in his contract that can be triggered in the summer. [Kicker – in German]
Barcelona president meets Mino Raiola
Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, and director of football, Mateu Alemany, held a formal meeting with football agent Mino Raiola in Torino.
🔴 EXCL: Barcelona president Joan Laporta had a meeting with Mino Raiola in Torino today.
Laporta’s in Italy because of Pedri’s Golden Boy & he met with Raiola in a famous hotel.
The relationship is great since years. Haaland, Pogba and many other talents to keep an eye on. pic.twitter.com/KBlgPWrof5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 13, 2021
Could Aubameyang lose the Arsenal captaincy?
After missing the 3-0 win over Southampton at the weekend due to a disciplinary breach, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could lose the Arsenal captain’s armband.
It’s alleged that there are some ‘long-standing concerns’ about the 32-year-old’s ability to lead. These worries have grown over the past week. However, due to his influence in the dressing room, removing him as captain could ‘cause major disruption’. [Daily Mail]
AC Milan-Romagnoli contract talks going well
AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli appears set to turn down a chance of a free transfer in favor of staying at San Siro.
The 26-year-old defender and his agent, Mino Raiola, have held positive talks with AC Milan about a new contract, worth €3.5 million per season. His current deal expires at the end of the season. [Calciomercato – in Italian]