Transfer news, rumors, and gossip. The January transfer window is open from January 1 to January 31. With fewer than three weeks until deadline day, the January transfer season is heating up.
Arsenal boss Edu is making attempts to give Mikel Arteta the centre-forward he craves, meeting with potential contenders to be the club’s next No.9 – at a time when Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Eddie Nketiah’s futures are all in jeopardy.
Chelsea have contract concerns on the other end of the pitch, and they are expected to make a serious push for long-term target Jules Kounde. They do, however, have a more acute need for a left winger, and are having difficulty bringing Emerson Palmieri back from Lyon.
Newcastle United are anticipated to be the busiest this month, having already signed Kieran Trippier and been connected with a number of other players, including Chris Wood of Burnley and Lille defender Sven Botman of Lille.
Meanwhile, Liverpool is still interested in Porto winger Luis Diaz, and Manchester United is looking to loan out rising star Amad, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from the FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa has caused some uncertainty.
FUTBALLNEWS will keep you up to date on all the latest transfer news and rumors.
Wijnaldum’s Feelings Clear Amid Arsenal Interest
Arsenal’s pursuit of Georginio Wijnaldum has allegedly accelerated, with the PSG star open to a move to the Premier League.
The 31-year-old joined the French side as a free agent from Liverpool in the summer, but he has struggled to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
He has three goals in 20 appearances for PSG, but the Dutchman has only made 10 starts in the middle of the park, where he competes with Marco Verratti, Danilo Pereira, Leandro Parades, Ander Herrera, and Idrissa Gueye for a starting spot.
According to Sky Sports, Wijnaldum is interested in returning to England to obtain regular playing time, with Arsenal and Newcastle among the teams interested.
Ronaldo Causes Confusion
Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from Manchester United’s FA Cup match on Monday has generated consternation among the club’s supporters.
When Aston Villa visited to Old Trafford, the Red Devils won 1-0 thanks to Scott McTominay’s early goal.
Ronaldo was left out of the matchday squad due to a slight hip injury, according to reports.
“I spoke with Cristiano yesterday before training, and he told me that he’s had some troubles for the last couple of days,” interim manager Ralf Rangnick stated before the game.
“We had little issues, but in the end, we thought that it was better to not take any chances in a game that could potentially last 120 minutes, so we just rested him rather than playing him at all.”
Supporters were not expecting to see Ronaldo upload a snapshot of himself in the sun and by a lake on social media on Tuesday morning, causing doubt about his location.
Sevilla Set to “Give Up” On Anthony Martial
Sevilla are apparently ready to call it a day on their pursuit of Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.
According to Spanish publication Marca, the La Liga club wants to recruit a striker in January, but luring the Frenchman away from Old Trafford is proving too difficult.
The Red Devils were believed to have rejected a loan bid from Sevilla at the start of the month because it did not include a buyout clause or pay Martial’s full wages.
Nketiah Negotiations Have Begun at Crystal Palace.
According to The Times, Crystal Palace has begun conversations with Arsenal over Eddie Nketiah, a player in whom they expressed interest earlier this summer.
The Eagles were looking for a striker and might yet use some help.
Nketiah’s contract is coming to an end – though Arteta claimed he was staying, and he will be free to go in the summer.
Depay Against EPL Return
Despite his circumstances at Barcelona, Memphis Depay has no desire to return to the Premier League, according to El Nacional.
After arriving on a free transfer from Lyon, the Dutchman has had a rocky start at the Nou Camp.
Depay, who had previously battled at Manchester United, has regained his name in France but will not seek a move to England.
Modric’s Contract at Madrid has been Extended
According to AS, Luka Modric has agreed to extend his contract at Real Madrid for another year.
In the Spanish capital, the Croatian, now 36, is working on a rolling 12-month contract.
However, with Los Blancos leading LaLiga, the two parties have decided to keep their partnership going.
Salah’s Demands are Not “Irrational.”
As he enters the final 18 months of his contract, Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has made his thoughts about his future at the club clear, maintaining that he wants to prolong his career at Anfield and disputing claims that he is making “crazy” demands.
The Premier League’s top scorer has been with the Reds since 2017, scoring over 100 league goals in four-and-a-half seasons, but if a new contract cannot be reached, he may go for nothing in 2023.
Gavi Shuns Manchester City
Despite discussions with Gavi’s agency, Man City will not sign him from Barcelona.
According to El Nacional, he has told City that he wants to stay at the Camp Nou after getting into the senior team.
Gavi’s fame is growing, but he wants to establish himself in Catalunya under Xavi’s leadership.
Chelsea is ‘Pushing’ for Dembele to Join Them
Chelsea has emerged as a surprise contender for Barcelona midfielder Ousmane Dembele.
The Frenchman has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool in recent weeks, but the Blues are ‘particularly pushing’ for his signature. He will be a free agent in June if he does not sign a new contract at the Camp Nou.
According to L’Equipe, Thomas Tuchel is eager to reunite with Dembele after their time together at Borussia Dortmund prior to the 24-year-£135.5 old’s million move to Barcelona in 2017.
Chelsea are currently ‘in the front of the queue’ for the winger and might sign him this month or in the summer.
Ronaldo and Messi Link Up
PSG might make a stunning move for Cristiano Ronaldo, bringing him together with Lionel Messi.
The Manchester United player has had a difficult time since his return to Old Trafford in the summer.
According to rumors in France, PSG is ready to step in if the striker indicates that it’s time to move on, paving the way for a Ronaldo-Messi partnership.
Future Discussions For Haaland
As Borussia Dortmund attempts to iron out Erling Haaland’s future, he will have showdown meetings with his agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge.
After a meteoric rise, the striker is in high demand across Europe.
The team wants a decision from the striker by the end of February, according to Sport Bild in Germany.
Diaz’s Price Isn’t Cheap
According to A Bola, Liverpool is one of the clubs ‘ready’ to pay a high price for Luiz Diaz, who has a £67 million release clause in his contract.
The Reds are reportedly willing to pay more than £58 million to capture the Colombian international, albeit his price tag has reportedly grown.
While Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are away at the AFCON, Liverpool could lose Divock Origi this month, albeit the latter’s contract problem persists.
So, here you have it. Transfer News, Updates and Gist from around the globe.