The transfer window opened at the beginning of January and speculation about possible transactions is increasing. Read the latest gossip below and see all the official appointments here.
TOP OF PAGE: Barcelona interested in Agüero
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is in the firing line for Barcelona if he is released next summer, according to The Sun.
Aguero, 32, has yet to sign a new deal in the final six months of his contract at City, meaning he is free to move to clubs outside England.
Despite his injury-plagued season, he remains one of the best strikers in the world and Barcelona could be looking for a replacement for Lionel Messi in the near future if the Argentina international carries out his threat to leave the Camp Nou when his own contract expires in 2021.
Agüero’s weekly wage of £240 could be a stumbling block, while PSG have also shown interest. The striker has always said he wants to return to Argentine club Independiente to end his career, but he may have a few years left in the European top flight.
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14:20 GMT: Manchester City have reportedly accepted a €5 million offer from Barcelona for Erik Garcia, who was due to move in January, reports the Mundo Deportivo.
The 20-year-old Garcia said he would not sign a new contract in the city. The defender’s current contract expires in the summer of 2021.
City had asked for around €20 million last summer, but the two clubs failed to reach an agreement and the price asked was reduced because the Spaniard could be granted a loan after six months.
Other big clubs were interested, but Garcia had always wanted to return to his former club Barcelona, and City would receive an additional €5 million. The agreement must be signed by the new president after January 24 – or all candidates must agree that the signing is possible given the exceptional circumstances….
13:55 GMT: Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho chose his words for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil yesterday.
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Jose Mourinho signed for Arsenal’s Mesut Özil after he said he would rather retire than sign for Tottenham.
13:26 GMT: Sky Sports reports that Nice may be willing to loan out another Premier League player – with Arsenal’s William Saliba already linked.
The report states: Jesse Lingard’s representatives had an initial discussion with Nice about the loan. A formal approach is expected next week. Manchester United have yet to decide whether Lingard should leave in this transfer window.
13:14 GMT: Bournemouth could be on the verge of signing Jack Wilshere.
Wilshere, 29, has been training with the club since being released by West Ham last summer. The former Arsenal midfielder spent the 2016/17 season on loan on the south coast.
He’s really enjoying his time here, so maybe we should discuss this next week or so, Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall said. If you let a player of Jack’s quality train with you, it would be foolish to say he has no chance of wanting anything.
12:52 GMT: Borussia Dortmund are drawing up a list of possible replacements for winger Jadon Sancho if he leaves the club in the coming months.
Sancho has been involved in a €120 million move to ManUnited on several occasions, and Dortmund have set their sights on Tanguy Coulibaly of VfB Stuttgart, according to France Football.
Koulibaly, 19, joined Stuttgart from PSG alone in 2019 and has scored two goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances for the club.
12:15 GMT: Moussa Dembele has signed a loan deal from Lyon to Atletico Madrid and the French club have found their replacement.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Leicester striker Islam Slimani has just completed his treatment, which should be announced soon.
11:34 GMT: Julien Laurens explains how PSG want to attract Barcelona star Lionel Messi to join Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Since taking over the French club in the summer of 2011, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has had only one dream: Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi to the Parc des Princes. He tried several times, but it never worked. However, he knows that Messi is very open this time and that the desire and determination to set up a plan to try and get him to Paris is very strong.
Messi leads Pele and Ronaldo as the tournament’s top scorer by one game. The Barcelona captain has not yet decided what he will do this summer. He will be able to leave Camp Nou for nothing, unlike last summer when he tried to force a move while still under contract. This time it will be different.
Will he end his 20-year love affair with the city and club that has given him everything? Some believe he definitely wants to leave because of the chaos at the club in recent years, poor results and a lack of direction. Others think that deep down he just wants to stay and finish his incredible career at Barcelona, and if he is convinced that the conditions for more success are right (new president, better team, Xavi is involved in some way…), he will stay.
But if Messi leaves, can PSG really sign him this summer? Yes, of course. Likely or realistic? It’s not safe. The priority in Paris is to extend the contracts of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Both contracts expire in June 2022, and the new long-term deals for the two strikers mean you can continue to build a highly competitive team around them and offer them value if they want to leave in the future.
10:59 GMT: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Paul Pogba is in good form after the midfielder’s goal against Burnley sent Manchester United to the top of the Premier League.
The Frenchman scored with a stunning volley to give United a 1-0 win at Turf Moor and give Solskjaer’s side a three-point lead ahead of Sunday’s crucial game against champions Liverpool.
I have always said that Paul is an important player for us, Solskjaer said. He’s a good character in the locker room, he’s always someone the guys look up to and he’s definitely a fighter of the world and I think he’s in the best shape right now.
United first topped the Premier League in January 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s team won the title. With the win at Burnley, there is an exciting match lined up at Anfield on Sunday.
10:22 GMT: Erling Haaland can make his choice of clubs if he wants to leave Borussia Dortmund, but where should he go?
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Casey Keller and Steve Cherendolo agree that the list of forwards for Erling Haaland is dwindling fast.
09.41 GMT : AC Milan are determined to keep midfielder Brahim Diaz off loan, Marca reports.
Diaz, 21, joined the Rossoneri on loan from Real Madrid in the summer and has since scored four goals and scored three more in 22 appearances in all competitions.
After making 21 appearances, including six at Real Madrid, since leaving Manchester City for over £15million in January 2019, Diaz could stay at Milan after the summer.
The Blancos have no intention of keeping Diaz permanently, but are willing to extend his stay at the San Siro for another season.
09.09 GMT : Luka Jovic’s loan move from Real Madrid to Eintracht Frankfurt was officially completed today.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s sporting director Fredi Bobic has confirmed that his club are on the verge of signing Jovic for the rest of the season.
Luka Jovic is poised to join the club before the summer, Bobic said. Some details still need to be worked out, particularly in the medical field. But if all goes well, he’ll be with us soon.
The Serbian international will return to the Bundesliga club on a six-month loan, with no option to buy. Jovic, who signed a six-year contract with Madrid in the summer of 2019 following his €60m deal, has had little time to play with the Blancos.
The 23-year-old has scored twice in five Madrid games this season. He did not travel with the team to Malaga for the semi-final of the Spanish Supercopa against Athletic Bilbao, having already missed Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Osasuna in Madrid.
Jovic has made a strong impression at Eintracht, scoring 27 goals in the 2018/19 season, helping Real Madrid earn the title last summer.
0830 GMT: The English Bundesliga contingent could increase this summer as Bayern Munich have been linked with a move from Reading defender Omar Richards. According to the Guardian, the 22-year-old broke his contract in the summer and is expected to sign a three-year deal with the German and European champions. The former England U-21 international will be up against left-back Alphonso Davies. Former Chelsea midfielder Jamal Musiala is also at Bayern.
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Casey Keller asks if the Bayern defense is fit to play in the top flight after conceding 24 goals in 15 games.
Bayern still wants Hudson-Odoi.
According to the Daily Mail, Bayern Munich remain interested in the signature of Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Oda.
The youngster may have signed a new contract that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2024, but the report says Bayern are keeping an eye on the amount of time he will spend under Frank Lampard this season.
Last summer, Chelsea rejected a loan offer of over £70m from the German champions, giving an idea of how much Bayern would have to pay to get his signature.
Arsenal for Salomon Push
The Guardian reports that Arsenal are hoping to make an offer for the Solomon Mansion from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer.
The Gunners have already made a number of changes in the January window, and manager Mikel Arteta is set to make major changes in the next few windows.
After several good performances in the UEFA Champions League, Salomon has become one of Arsenal’s most important players.
Wolves’ share of Origi and Giroud
The Wolverhampton Wanderers no longer want to bid for Divock Origi or Olivier Giroud, reports the Daily Mirror.
After Raul Jimenez’s skull fracture, it seemed that Nuno Espirito Santo would be looking for a new striker in the transfer market, but after bringing back Patrick Catrone from Fiorentina, this no longer seems to be the case.
Nuno was supposed to take on Chelsea’s Giroud or Liverpool’s Origi, but instead he is told to use the resources at his disposal as the small Wolves team continues to struggle.
– According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal and Chelsea are the two clubs planning to call on Bursaspor sensation Ali Ackman. The 18-year-old has already scored nine goals in 16 appearances for Turkey this season. Although Galatasaray and Salzburg tried to make an offer in December, they did not sign it, opening the door for Europe’s elite to prove themselves this season.
– Celtic have joined Rangers in the race for the title from Wigan Athletic star Kyle Joseph, reports the Daily Mirror. With the Latics in a difficult financial situation, it looks like their best players could be leaving the club very soon. Joseph will be available to both Scottish teams this summer as part of a pre-contract agreement. Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the player.