The summer transfer window for Europe’s major leagues has closed. However, focusing on January, there are a lot of rumors swirling around who is moving where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumors, comings and goings, and of course, completed deals!
Important story: Dortmund could lose Bellingham on deal fee
The England international is wanted by many of the biggest clubs in world football, a demand which was reflected in the £130m transfer fee requested by the Bundesliga club. Now, however, The Sun writes that any club looking to bring in the 19-year-old can do so for nearly £50m less than that figure, as long as it is paid up front.
Manchester City are sure they could be the team to sign the talented youngster, as they offer him the best chance of winning titles and the chance to reunite with his former Dortmund teammate. Erling HaalandHe scored 14 goals in 10 matches with City. Calvin PhillipsInitially, the signing from Leeds United left City out of the race in favor of the former Birmingham City prodigy, but Pep Guardiola still wants another top-tier player in midfield, and the Spaniard believes in Bellingham so much that he thinks he can fill Kevin De Bruyne in the end. shoes.
Liverpool have always had a keen interest in the player, and they also thought they were the favorites to sign him. Chelsea are also impressed with the midfielder, while Manchester United are keen to sign him but know they will need it. To secure the UEFA Champions League to have any chance of doing so.
Bellingham still has three years left on his contract with Dortmund, which does not contain a release clause.
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12.44 GMT: Cristiano Ronaldo He says he’s not going anywhere – not yet anyway. The 37-year-old Manchester United striker will be with Portugal in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November, but after that, he has also set his sights on the next European Championship, set to be held in Germany in the summer of 2024.
“It’s been a long way to go, but I would say my path is not over yet,” he said last week. “I am still excited and very ambitious. I want to be part of the World Cup and Europe finals [Championship] very. I’ll assume that right away.”
By then Ronaldo will be 39 years old and at the end of his 22nd season as a top-flight professional. His ability to keep fit and take care of his body is not in question – he’s played an average of around 50 games a season for club and country since he was a teenager – but there is still debate over where his club career will take next.
He was keen to leave Manchester United in the summer due to his desire to stay at the top for as long as possible and find the Champions League football on a regular basis elsewhere. The move did not materialize, and for now, he is still at Old Trafford, but there are question marks over his next move and what his future in football looks like.
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11.47 GMT: Former left-back for Tottenham and England Danny Rose In talks with Wigan Athletic Club about a free transfer deal, the sun reports.
He fired the Tottenham Rose in the summer of 2021 after spending 14 years at the club.
The 32-year-old, who was part of the England squad that reached the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and started the 2019 Champions League final, was sacked by Watford last month after making just nine appearances last season.
10.52 GMT: Having already spent an exorbitant sum over the summer on teenagers, Chelsea are preparing to hand out the money to the Fulham striker Luke Harrisreports daily mirror. The 17-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance with the Cooters, however their West London rivals are already poised to make an offer that includes a £30m transfer fee.
The Blues have set their sights on the Wales youth international since he scored a hat-trick against Chelsea in the under-21 match between the two teams earlier this year. Harris is the latest young star likely to be snapped up by a major Premier League rival, following in the footsteps of Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho, but the hierarchy at Stamford Bridge is targeting a player whose potential is said to outweigh those of miracles. who preceded him at Craven Cottage.
09.56 GMT: Manchester United is considering not extending the goalkeeper David de Geacontract as a way to reduce their payroll bill, and Daily Telegraph reports.
De Gea, who turns 32 in November, is out of contract in the summer but he has a clause in his deal that allows United to add another year to his long tenure at the club.
United announced this week that their wage bill rose 19.1% to £384m last year, while they also incurred a net loss of £115.5m.
De Gea signed a new contract worth £350,000-a-week in 2019, making them the highest-earning club ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford last season.
09.00 GMT: Monaco defender Axel Desase He confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain made contact with him this summer in an interview with RMC Sport. The 24-year-old has impressed the principality since joining from Stade de Reims in 2020, and his performance in the 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in August led Parc des Princes to explore a move for the centre-back.
“There was a connection, that’s right,” said Desasi. “It is true that it also intensified after the match in Paris.
“It’s always good to be associated with PSG. I am an ambitious person, PSG is a very ambitious club. After that, I was good in Monaco, we got to the end of the window, my coaches and managers have faith in me.”
Paper Gossip (by Danny Lewis)
– woman Reports Arsenal had scouts watching Rennes Stadium Louvreux Mager When he scored in Croatia’s 2-1 victory over Denmark in the UEFA Nations League on Thursday. The midfielder has also been impressed by Brienne since joining him just over a year ago, which has led to Ligue 1 claiming a £44m transfer fee, having spent just £10m to sign him.
Napoli close to agreeing a new goalkeeper contract Alex Merrittreports Calcircatowith the Italy international deal expiring in 2023. This decision ensures that they will not attempt to sign the PSG stopper. Keylor Navas in january.
Torino was unable to sign Dnipro 1 striker Artem Dovbek During the summer, but Tuttosport It is reported that the Serie A side will make another attempt to sign him in January. The hope is that his contract, which expires in 2024, will help advance talks around the move.
Lazio is in the process of renewing a contract Manuel Lazaréto me Corriere dello SportWith the wide man’s deal coming to an end in the summer of 2024. The Serie A club enters negotiations with the Italian international by offering him a contract to stay with them until 2027.