Chelsea’s Jorginho could join Barcelona

The summer transfer window is closed for the big leagues in Europe. But looking ahead to January, there are a lot of rumors circulating about who is moving where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest in rumours, rumours, comings, goings and of course deals done!

TOP STORY: Jorginho replaces Busquets at Barcelona

Barcelona are eyeing a possible move for the Chelsea midfielder Jorginhoaccording to Mundo Deportivo.

Jorginho, 30, is reported to have recently turned down a contract extension at Stamford Bridge. And as the Italy international nears the final six months of his contract, the Blaugrana could lure him to Camp Nou.

Barca boss Xavi Hernandez is looking for a future successor to take his place Sergio Busquets, who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season. The Catalans had also targeted the Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendibut talks between the two LaLiga sides have stalled and he recently signed a new deal.

Barcelona are aiming for Jorginho to secure a preliminary deal before the summer but are also considering a January transfer for a small fee if he doesn’t sign new deals with Chelsea before the end of the year.

He first joined the Blues from Napoli in 2018 for an initial fee of £50m and has since made 135 Premier League appearances.

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16.49 CET: Central defender of FC Bayern Munich Lucas Hernandez has 18 months left on contract and although Bayern have missed almost 40 games since joining Bundesliga champions from Atletico Madrid in 2019 for €80m, Bayern have started negotiations with the France international for a new deal, according to Kicker.

16.16 CET: AC Milan are looking for a striker to follow in the footsteps of Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Calciomercato report their No.1 target is the Chelsea star Armando Broja. That Rossoneri are said to have held numerous talks with the representatives of the 21-year-old England-born Albania international and are even willing to pay a transfer fee of 35 million to endure the departure of their flourishing academy graduate.

15.43 CET: Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot has a contract that expires at the end of the season. The Red Devils have an option to extend this contract for another year. Mundo Deportivo write that the Old Trafford hierarchy will open contract talks after the World Cup, with firm intentions of keeping the 23-year-old Portugal international at the club, but if he doesn’t accept their proposal they will give his one-year option, at which point Dalot might be in motion. Aware of the intricacies of the situation, Barcelona are watching closely, waiting for an opportunity to snap up one of the most promising young full-backs in European football.

15.10 CET: Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko is 36 years old, his contract expires at the end of the year and according to Gazzetto dello Sport he could be on his way to MLS this summer. The report suggests that the Bosnia and Herzegovina international has always dreamed of ending his career in North America and claims that Dzeko has a personal connection to Los Angeles, possibly paving the way for a free transfer to LA Galaxy or LAFC levels, and notes that Inter Miami CF has a Gonzalo Higuain-shaped hole to fill in their forward ranks.

14.37 CET: Arsenal may be top of the Premier League table but the Express reports they plan to strengthen their midfield and attack in the January window. The Gunners are said to be chasing the Bayer Leverkusen winger Mussa Diaby and Yeremi Pino from Villarreal to bolster the front line, while the Emirates team could reignite summer efforts to recruit Aston Villa presenters Douglas Luis.

14.04 CET: Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a £200million transfer fund for next summer to persuade manager Antonio Conte to stay in north London, according to Calciomercato. The bulk of this money will be used to sign a new striker with the 23-year-old Victor Osimhen Napoli the favorite – although Spurs face competition from Manchester United and Bayern Munich for the Nigeria international – and the 25-year-old Argentina international Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan.

13.31 CET: That’s what El País claims neymar was ready to be loaned to Chelsea in the summer.

Neymar, 30, joined PSG from Barcelona for €222m in 2017 but was a teammate Kylian Mbappe is said to have asked that he be moved on.

The Brazil international would have joined Chelsea but Newcastle were the only club to make a serious loan offer.

12.00 CET: Erik ten Hag says he will ‘deal’ with it Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker went down the tunnel before the end of Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday night.

Ronaldo was called up on the bench but left his seat to return to the dressing room before the final whistle, despite coach Erik ten Hag still having two substitutions left.

Ten Hag refused to elaborate on the situation during his post-match media work, only saying he would raise the issue on Thursday.

“I don’t pay attention [to that] Today we take care of it tomorrow,” said Ten Hag when asked about Ronaldo’s behavior when he left the bench in the 90th minute. “The focus today was on a great performance from all eleven players.

“I have to correct myself, not just eleven players, but also the substitutes, that was a team effort. We’ll deal with that.” [Ronaldo] Morning. What we see today is 11 players defending and 11 attacking.”

10.59 CET: Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku plans to stay at Inter Milan after his loan, says Gazzetta dello Sport.

Lukaku, 29, is back on a season’s loan at Inter after an unsuccessful €115m move to Chelsea in 2021.

However, the Belgium international has struggled with injuries and has only scored once in three games. New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly suggested to rapper Jay-Z – a friend of his who owns Roc Nation, the agency Lukaku represents – that a permanent move to Inter was “the best solution for everyone”.

09.40 CET: Valencia captain Jose Luis Gaya is delighted to have signed a contract with his all-time club until June 2027.

Gaya, 27, whose previous contract was due to expire next summer, said: “I’m happy, excited and grateful. For me, the fact that I could have gone somewhere else or made more money is not the most important thing in my life. I’m happy here, I believe in the project and in the last three years I’ve played two finals.

“My goal is to bring Valencia back to where it deserves. The fact of continuing to grow here has always been on my mind because I have a lot of room for improvement and I want to do that here. The dream for 2027 would be it.” going back to the top and fighting for important things, so I renewed.”

A Spain international, Gaya joined Valencia youth teams at the age of 11 and was promoted to the first team in 2014. He has played six games for the national team Los Che this season.

09.09 CET: backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin insists he is happy at Real Madrid despite not being a regular.

Despite having offers to leave Madrid in the summer, Lunin decided to stay at the club, knowing he would continue to be an understudy Thibaut Courtoiswho was named best goalkeeper of 2022 by France Football this week.

Lunin made a rare start in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Elche, with Courtois sidelined with a back injury.

“I’m in the best club in the world,” Lunin told DAZN. “It’s the best place. My family and I are very happy. I enjoy every day. I work with the best, very good teammates, the group, the atmosphere. The training sessions are at a high level.”

The Ukraine international joined Los Blancos from Zorya Luhansk in 2019 but was on loan at Leganes, Real Valladolid and Real Oviedo.

08.30 CET: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and an unnamed Premier League club mobilize to sign Atletico Madrid Joao Felix in the January transfer window according to AS.

The Portuguese striker is He is reportedly considering leaving Atletico looking for regular play time. He started the season playing on the side Alvaro Morata in which Rojiblancos attack, but his playing time has been limited in recent weeks.

With Atletico coach Diego Simeone likely to remain at the helm next season, Felix is ​​evaluating his options.

PSG, Bayern and Manchester United failed to sign Felix in the summer. Atletico reportedly turned down a €130m offer from Manchester United for Felix.

Felix, 22, has made 12 appearances for Atletico this season and provided three assists but is yet to find the back of the net. The former Benfica star is expected to be included in Portugal’s World Cup squad.

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Enzo Fernandez is being pursued by Liverpool and Chelsea, Sport reports. The 21-year-old midfielder, who has shone at Benfica since joining from River Plate in the summer, is expected to become part of Argentina’s World Cup squad. Barcelona have also been linked with his signature.

Adrian Rabiot could leave Juventus who want to prioritize a move for Lazio Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Rabiot has been in positive form for Massimiliano Allegri’s side this season, but the Bianconeri want to replace him with the 27-year-old Serbian midfielder. Milinkovic-Savic has contributed to 10 goals in 10 Serie A games this season.

– Internazionale continue their search for a centre-back as expected Milan Skriniar leave the club according to Calciomercato. Chelsea defender Trevo Chalobah23, has been identified as one of the leading options for the Serie A side but they are also keen Jacob Kiwiorthe 22-year-old Poland international who has been in fine form for Spezia this season.

– Barcelona are interested in the Valencia defender Hugo Guillamon, reveals Mundo Deportivo. The 22-year-old has been a standout player for Gennaro Gattuso’s side this season and also impressed while serving for the Spanish national team. He is under contract at the Estadio Mestalla until 2026 and has a release clause in the region of €50m.

– Major League Soccer clubs have inquired about the Brazil centre-back Leo Coelhounderstands Caesar Luis Merlo. Inter Miami CF and FC Cincinnati are both said to be interested in the 29-year-old Nacional defender, who is currently on loan from Liga MX Atletico San Luis. While Nacional has the option of signing him for $800,000, the latest version suggests the Uruguayan club are hoping to negotiate a lower fee and it could allow the two MLS sides to be in contention for his signing to win.

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Emma Bowman

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