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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Juventus set to release five players in 2023

Angel Di Maria
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Juventus set to release five players in 2023

Angel Di Maria, Adrien Rabiot, Juan Cuadrado, Alex Sandro, and Carlo Pinsoglio could all leave Juventus on free transfers next summer.

The Bianconeri hope to lower their wage bill in 2023 and the five above-mentioned players will be out of contract at the end of the current season. [La Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]

Newcastle prepare a third bid for Maddison

The Magpies are ready to lodge a third bid for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

Leicester have already rejected two transfer offers of £40 million and £45 million from Newcastle United. Maddison is under contract at the King Power Stadium until June 2024. [The Times – subscription required]

Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni signs new deal until 2026

Keita is on Dortmund’s radar

Borussia Dortmund are keeping tabs on Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita.

The 27-year-old Guinea international will be available for a free transfer next summer once his Reds contract expires. He has played just one game all season due to a hamstring injury. [Daily Star]

Chelsea sack head physio

Head physio Thierry Laurent, who had been at Chelsea for 17 years, was informed of his dismissal in a short zoom call on Tuesday. Medical director Dr. Paco Biosca will also leave Stamford Bridge after 11 years.

Chelsea’s new owners have also parted with manager Thomas Tuchel, chairman Bruce Buck, director Marina Granovskaia, technical and performance advisor Petr Cech, head international scout Scott McLachlan, commercial director Damian Willoughby, and communications director Steve Atkins. [Daily Mail]

Folarin Balogun remains part of Arsenal’s future plans

Fabian Delph retires from football

Former Manchester City and England midfielder Fabian Delph has announced his retirement.

The 32-year-old left Everton in the summer transfer window at the end of his contract after an injury-plagued spell. He made over 200 Premier League appearances and won the league title twice at City, along with three EFL Cups and the FA Cup. [Fabian Delph – Instagram]