The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Arsenal eye another transfer deal from Man City
Arsenal could join Barcelona in their transfer pursuit of Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan.
The 32-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of this season. City manager Pep Guardiola wants him to stay, but Gundogan’s desire for a long-term deal may prove to be a stumbling block. This might see Arsenal make an offer. The club previously signed Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from the Citizens last summer. [Sport Bild – in German]
Kane & PSG hold transfer talks
Paris Saint-Germain football adviser Luis Campos has been in talks with Harry Kane’s reps about the potential of bringing the Tottenham striker to the team.
Big things are brewing in Paris. Players like Lionel Messi are expected to leave, with PSG intent on signing new talents. Kane is of interest. The 29-year-old striker has a year left on his Tottenham contract. Spurs face a difficult decision if he refuses to sign an extension – will they sell him this year or let him leave for free next summer? [Foot Mercato – in French]
Bayer Leverkusen in talks for Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka, set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. No negotiations over new deal and plan to part ways in June. 🚨⚪️🔴 #AFC
Bayer Leverkusen are in advanced talks to sign him — €15m fee.
Understand personal terms are almost agreed over four year deal — June 2027. pic.twitter.com/0MlyJwNwhm
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 16, 2023
Bayern Munich make their stance clear on Mane & Cancelo
The Bundesliga leaders are willing to part ways with Sadio Mane in the summer transfer window.
The 31-year-old winger has struggled to make his mark at the Allianz Arena. Following his much-publicized fall-out with Leroy Sane in April, his future has come under increased scrutiny. It’s also unlikely Bayern will fork out £60 million to turn Joao Cancelo’s loan deal from Manchester City into a permanent one. [Times – subscription required]
Ings appears set to stay at West Ham
Despite their ongoing search for a new striker, West Ham are unlikely to sell Danny Ings.
The 30-year-old has struggled to nail down a starting spot in the Hammers line-up. He has started just seven times since his £15 million arrival from Aston Villa in January. The same cannot be said for Michail Antonio though. The striker could leave in search of more regular football. [Football Insider]
Leonardo Bonucci will retire in June 2024
Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that he will retire at the end of the next season, in June 2024. 🚨⚪️⚫️ #Juventus
"When I will retire in a year, an era of the defense will be over. I'm really proud of what I did at Juventus", Bonucci confirms. pic.twitter.com/UZBtBgS6Uc
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 17, 2023
Neymar is unlikely to return to Barcelona
Despite Neymar being open to a summer reunion, Barcelona aren’t on the same page.
The Catalan club is NOT considering a move for the PSG forward. While Neymar is a superstar on the pitch, there are concerns about his injury-prone history and whether his mindset is truly focused on the team’s long-term success. [Relevo – in Spanish]