The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Man Utd’s top summer targets revealed
Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Napoli frontman Victor Osimhen are Manchester United’s top summer transfer targets.
Erik ten Hag has prioritized signing a world-class striker. The manager must decide between a Premier League-proven shorter-term fix in Kane, or taking a chance on the younger Osimhen. The duo may cost United around £100 million each to sign. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Al Nassr make a lucrative offer for Busquets
The Saudi Pro League leaders have offered Sergio Busquets a two-year contract worth €18 million per season.
The 34-year-old midfielder’s contract at Barcelona is up in the summer. He remains undecided over his future, but can now negotiate a free transfer with non-LaLiga clubs. MLS side Inter Miami are another alleged option. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]
Will Andoni Iraola become the next Leeds manager?
Leeds United are considering Andoni Iraola as favorite candidate to replace Jesse Marsch. He’s not the only option as it’s 3 men shortlist — but talks are ongoing. 🚨⚪️ #LUFC
Rayo Vallecano coach, in Leeds list as Corberán will stay at West Brom. pic.twitter.com/ZhoKSbLUIr
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 8, 2023
Man City plan to rival Newcastle for Maddison
Manchester City will rival Newcastle United for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.
The 26-year-old England international has 18 months left on his contract. Leicester rejected a transfer offer from Newcastle last year, and a second approach in January. The Magpies are set to reignite their interest this summer. However, if Bernardo Silva leaves, City may attempt to replace the Portuguese with Maddison. [Northern Echo]
Barcelona monitor Serbia’s latest rising young star
Red Star Belgrade winger Stefan Mitrovic is a potential transfer target for Barcelona.
The LaLiga leaders are among several clubs tracking Mitrovic’s progress. Some made offers to Red Star recently. However, the 20-year-old Serbian couldn’t do a transfer, as he cannot play for three different teams in one year. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]
Juventus deny plan to sell Paul Pogba
Juventus Chief Football Officer Calvo on Paul Pogba: “We are not planning to terminate Pogba’s contract, I can deny these stories”. ⛔️🇫🇷 #Juventus
“He’s an important player for us, the injuries are part of the game but Paul is training well and we wait for him”. pic.twitter.com/1UMlCURvkk
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 7, 2023
Man City conflict may sink Bellingham hope
The Premier League’s FFP charges against Manchester City could end the club’s bid to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The reigning English champions hope to beat Real Madrid and Liverpool to Bellingham. However, with the Premier League accusing them of breaking over 100 FFP rules, they may have to raise the white flag. [Telegraph – subscription required]
Roberto is unhappy with Barcelona’s contract offer
Barcelona full-back Sergi Roberto is unhappy with the club’s latest contract offer.
The 31-year-old defender is out of contract in the summer, but wants to stay at Camp Nou. That will be easier said than done, though. Barca’s current proposal hasn’t met Roberto’s expectations. This may encourage Atletico Madrid, who want to sign him on a free transfer. [Marca – in Spanish]