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: Juve, AC Milan, Barca eye Man Utd’s Dalot
There is a lot of interest in the Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot, and Calciomercato report that Juventus, AC Milan and Barcelona are keen to sign him.
Part of the appeal will be that the Portugal international, who has started every game for United this season, has entered the final year of his contract, meaning there is a chance he could leave Old Trafford as a free in the summer agent could leave .
However, the Red Devils have the option to extend Dalot’s contract for another year, with various outlets previously reporting that United are likely to take up that option.
Still, AC Milan hope they can sign the 23-year-old permanently after spending the 2020-21 season on loan with him Rossoneri.
Juventus are another club eyeing him, the report said, with Dalot likely seen as a replacement for him Juan Cuadradowhose own contract expires in the summer and is unlikely to be extended.
Finally, Barcelona are also interested in Dalot, despite the situation of the US full-back Sergino goal – on loan to AC Milan – could also feature in the player’s considerations Blaugrana.
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The Corriere della Sera report that the Serie A side have received “several informal offers” to sign the Leao in the summer, including Chelsea.
The 23-year-old Portugal international has been in superb form and the report claims that Milan will not accept less than €100m even if his contract expires in 2024.
11.44 CET: Juventus striker Dusan Wlahovic has made a number of top clubs interested in signing him, reports Il Bianconero.
Vlahovic, 22, only joined Juve in January 2022 for €70m and has since scored 14 goals in 30 games for the club.
Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in his services, while Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are also in the market for a No9 after the exit Robert Lewandowski.
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09.47 CET: Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli rejected interest from Manchester United in the summer, claims Sportmediaset.
Locatelli, 24, helped Italy to Euro 2020 success and has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal after impressing in recent years.
However, United reportedly made a move and the midfielder turned down the chance to move to Old Trafford as he wanted to prove himself at Juve.
09.24 CET: Valencia coach Gennaro Gattuso is confident that captain Jose Luis Gaya will remain with the club beyond next summer.
Gaya, 27, who will become a free agent in June 2023, has been offered a new five-year contract.
“I think Jose, our captain, is happy and I’m looking forward to his renewal because the club has made a lot of effort,” said Gattuso. “We have spoken and I think he will sign the extension. I hope he does because the club have put a lot of effort into the proposal to live up to his value.”
The Spain international was promoted to the Valencia first team in 2014.
08.53 CET: Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is among the candidates Sevilla should consider Julen Lopetegui be released, says Mundo Deportivo.
Sevilla have won one of their nine games this season and lost five and Lopetegui is under fire ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.
Benitez, 62, has been unemployed since being sacked by Everton in January. The former Valencia and Real Madrid coach has not coached in LaLiga since leaving Madrid in 2016.
Ex-Valencia coach Jose Bordalas and Javi Grace are reportedly also in the running during Jorg Sampaoliwho managed Sevilla in the 2016-17 season is also being considered.
08.25 CET: The Athletic reports that RB Leipzig is ahead Christopher Nunku has signed a letter of intent with Chelsea to join next summer.
Nkunku, 24, has been followed by top clubs in Europe – including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. And sources told ESPN last week that the France international was undergoing private medical tests in Frankfurt with a Chelsea orthopedist ahead of a planned transfer next year.
The Athletic report claim Chelsea will pay a transfer fee in excess of Nkunku’s €60m release clause to land their man before the rivals.
08.00 CET: Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag retired Cristiano Ronaldo sat on the bench in the team’s 6-3 defeat by Manchester City out of “respect” for the striker, he said.
Ronaldo was an unused substitute at the Etihad Stadium despite United trailing 4-0 at half-time.
Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Fred, Casemiro and Luke Shaw Everyone came off the bench before Ronaldo and Ten Hag afterwards insisted the 37-year-old didn’t deserve to be humiliated by Pep Guardiola’s champions.
“I wouldn’t get him out of respect for Cristiano and his great career,” said Ten Hag. “The other thing was the advantage I could bring to Anthony Martial. He needs the minutes, but I don’t want to emphasize that.”
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
– Romelu Lukaku Already looking ahead to the summer, he has decided he doesn’t want to return to Chelsea when his loan deal with Internazionale expires, as reported by Calciomercato. The Belgium international left Stamford Bridge in the off-season and will try to convince Todd Boehly and club executives to let him go. The hope is another loan spell could be an option given the amount of money Chelsea spent to sign him.
– Fabrizio Romano has reported that RB Leipzig and Chelsea are in talks over a transfer fee and payment terms for the striker Christopher Nunku‘s transfer. Chelsea want to trigger the Frenchman’s €60m clause in 2023.
– AC Milan and Juventus are looking at Spezia Jacob Kiwior and Eintracht Frankfurt Evan N’Dicka, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The former has impressed for both his club and Poland national team and has a contract until 2025, while the latter’s current contract expires in the summer of 2023, meaning he would be available as a free agent.
– Lazio signed Luis Maximiano from Granada in the summer but Calciomercato have suggested he could leave as early as the summer after failing to impress Maurizio Sarri. The 23-year-old was sent off six minutes in his debut against Bologna on the opening day and has not played since.
https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-transfer-talk/story/4760149/man-utds-diogo-dalot-eyed-by-juventusac-milanbarcelona Man Utd’s Diogo Dalot eyed by Juventus, AC Milan, Barcelona