The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Rudiger enters talks with four top European clubs
Antonio Rudiger’s representatives have opened transfer talks with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, and Juventus.
The 28-year-old German defender has entered the final six months of his Chelsea contract. Therefore, since the start of last weekend, he can now sign a pre-contract agreement to join a foreign club next season for free. [Sky Sports]
Dembele’s wage demands to Barcelona revealed
Ousmane Dembele’s priority is to continue at Barcelona, but only under his terms.
The Frenchman reportedly wants a salary of €20 million per season to continue at Camp Nou. He is still far from signing a contract extension, with his current deal to expire in the summer.
Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on Dembele’s situation. [Loic Tanzi – RMC Sport]
Thiago Silva signs a new deal at Chelsea until 2023
Pen to paper, and taking the pen! 😂 pic.twitter.com/LSwD3Z592G
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 3, 2022
Roma make an offer for Arsenal star
The Serie A giants have submitted a loan offer to Arsenal for midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, which includes an option to buy in the summer.
Christensen-Chelsea contract talks delayed again
Contract talks between Andreas Christensen and Chelsea have stalled again.
The 25-year-old Danish defender is out of contract in the summer and his situation has stirred transfer interest from Barcelona. [Gianluca Di Marzio – in Italian]
Juventus ‘prepared’ to keep Morata
Juventus board and Massimiliano Allegri met with Álvaro Morata today to tell they're prepared to keep him until the end of the season if they can't find a new striker on loan. ⚪️ #Juventus
Juve priority is a top young striker in June – still nothing advanced for Mauro Icardi. pic.twitter.com/eQTfOop4dq
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 3, 2022
Suarez eyes Messi reunion in the MLS
Luis Suarez eyes a reunion with former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi at the David Beckham-owned Inter Miami in the MLS.
The 34-year-old Uruguayan striker allegedly plans to quit Atletico Madrid once his contract ends at the end of the season.
Messi, meanwhile, is contracted to Paris Saint-Germain until June 2023, but has an option to extend the deal by another 12 months. [El Nacional – in Catalan]
Six Manchester United players will be out of contract in 2022
The Red Devils have some tough decisions to make this year with six players out of contract in the summer, including Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.
Coutinho gives the green light for Barcelona exit
Philippe Coutinho is prepared to leave Barcelona in the January transfer window.
The Brazilian playmaker wants to return to the Premier League amid reported interest from Arsenal and Tottenham. If he leaves Camp Nou, it will likely be on an initial loan deal. [Sport – in Spanish]
Ricardo Pepi joins FC Augsburg
Ricardo Pepi joins FC Augsburg from FC Dallas of MLS.
The forward has signed a contract to June 2026 with an option for an additional year. pic.twitter.com/iwcBNCDAYt
— FC Augsburg (@FCA_World) January 3, 2022
Arsenal handed Isak boost
The Gunners have been given a boost over Barcelona in the transfer battle for Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak.
La Real don’t want to sell the Swede to a direct La Liga rival in Barcelona. They would rather to a deal with a club away from Spain, which suits Arsenal just fine. The English side would be willing to offer money upfront for Isak to sweeten negotiations. [El Nacional – in Catalan]
Dest linked with a move to another La Liga club
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have registered a transfer interest in Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest.
The 21-year-old may leave Catalonia in January, having struggled to make his mark. The return of Dani Alves, who will be re-registered as a Barcelona player this week, could limit his game time. [El Chiringuito – in Spanish]
Lukaku won’t leave Chelsea in January
Been told Romelu Lukaku explained to Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea board that he has no intention of leaving the club in January. 🔵 #CFC
Anyway, Chelsea won’t allow any discussion with other clubs over loan on permanent move. Romelu also had very good training session yesterday.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 4, 2022
Gabigol to join West Ham?
Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa, nicknamed ‘Gabigol’, has held transfer talks with West Ham United.
The Hammers have him listed as one of the strikers they could try to sign in January. Barbosa, meanwhile, is keen on a move to England. He likes what he sees from West Ham and hopes a Premier League move would boost his chances of leading Brazil’s attack in this year’s World Cup.
Three other unnamed Premier League clubs are also interested in ‘Gabigol’. [Sky Sports]