Transfer Talk Manchester City to block Real Madrid’s Haaland plan

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: Man City halt Madrid’s swoop for Haaland

Real Madrid want to sign Erling Haland from Manchester City using a release clause that will come into effect in 2024, but the Premier League champions will seek to thwart the plan.

According to El Chiringuito TV, The 22-year-old forward can be signed for €200m in 2024 as he negotiated a clause in his contract when he joined City from Borussia Dortmund.

However, Mundo Deportivo reveal Pep Guardiola’s side are already working on a move to give Haaland a new deal that would void the future clause. Given he’s in the region of £375,000 a week, the Citizens may have to make the Norwegian star their top earner if they are to persuade him to stay.

Haaland scored a hat-trick against Manchester United on Sunday and has netted 14 goals in just eight games so far, just six fewer than last season’s Golden Boot tally.

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PAPER GOSSIP

– Discussions about a possible swap deal between AC Milan and Chelsea for Rafael Leao could take place, so Calciomercato. That Rossoneri interested in both Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi, but it is reported they also want a €90m fee as part of a deal to send Leao to Stamford Bridge. Leao, 23, has contributed to eight goals in seven Serie A games this season and was on the Premier League radar towards the end of the summer transfer window.

– AS Roma are confident that he will sign Nicolo Zaniolo to a new long-term deal, reveals Gazzetta dello Sport. Interest in the attacking midfielder, 23, has seen Jose Mourinho quickly secure his future and it is understood they are now close to a full agreement on a new five-year deal that will see Zaniolo earn €4m -Season through 2027.

– The race for the Ajax Amsterdam star is heating up Mohammed Kudus, according to the picture. Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have all been linked with interest in the 22-year-old forward who has been in impressive form this season. Kudus has scored seven goals in five starts in the Eredivisie and Champions League and could be available for a transfer fee of around €10m.

Gael Kakuta wants to move to Amiens, according to Radio France. The 31-year-old Lens winger has struggled to play regularly in the first-team this season, making just three appearances in all competitions. Kakuta is said to have already reached an agreement with the Ligue 2 club, where he previously enjoyed success in the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season.

Victor Wanyama will leave major league soccer club CF Montreal at the end of the season Tom Bogert from MLSoccer.com. The former Tottenham midfielder has been a key contributor to the Canada side since joining in 2019.

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Emma Bowman

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