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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Tuchel’s top Chelsea target revealed

Wednesday's transfer rumors - Tuchel's top Chelsea target revealed
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

New Chelsea boss Tuchel wants Upamecano

Thomas Tuchel is wasting no time at all. The new Chelsea manager has already held his first training session and is drawing up a list of transfer targets. And his main priority appears to be Dayot Upamecano, who is expected to leave RB Leipzig at the end of the season.

The former Paris Saint-Germain boss’ fluency in French and reputation has bolstered Chelsea’s chances of signing the 22-year-old. [SportBild]

Di Maria to join Tottenham?

Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a reunion with Angel Di Maria. The pair previously worked with each other at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013. And with Di Maria out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, the Tottenham boss has made his move.

The move is somewhat surprising, as the Argentine once had a forgettable stint at Manchester United. [L’Equipe via Talksport]

Musacchio to swap AC Milan for Lazio

The 30-year-old has fallen completely out of favor under Stefano Pioli, despite recovering from an ankle injury. He has made just two appearances across all competitions this season. Therefore, with this in mind, a move to Lazio is on the table.

Mateo Musacchio is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday in the Italian capital to put an end to his three-and-a-half-year spell with AC Milan. [Calciomercato]

Arsenal plot to scupper Barcelona-Garcia reunion

Pep Guardiola has already thrown in the towel in his bid to keep Eric Garcia. The Manchester City center-back’s contract will expire in the summer and a free transfer back to Barcelona beckons – at least that’s what we thought anyway…

It turns out Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hopes to pinch Garcia from right under the Barcelona board’s noses. [Mundo Deportivo via Express]

Malcuit set for Napoli exit

Injury problems, along with a big suspension in the Europa League, have restricted Kevin Malcuit to just two appearances in Serie A. The right-back is now set to leave Napoli in search of regular football.

His next destination will be Fiorentina on a loan deal until the end of the season. An agreement has been reached, with Malcuit set to undergo a medical on Wednesday to complete the transfer. [Sky Italia via Football Italia]

Tottenham name a replacement for Alli

Dele Alli remains on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar for a possible January loan move. Therefore, Spurs are considering a potential move for Florian Neuhaus from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 23-year-old has developed into a key member of the Gladbach squad and still has another three years on his contract. [Mirror]