The summer transfer window is closed for Europe’s top leagues. However, with an eye on January, there is a lot of gossip about who is moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest news about rumors, comings, goings and of course deals!
MAIN STORY: Real Madrid eyes Benfica youngster Antonio Silva
Benfica youth Anthony Silva played only eight matches for the Portuguese club, but transfer market reports that Real Madrid are already eyeing the 18-year-old defender.
The Portugal under-21 international had never played for Benfica in the first team until this season, but has missed only one of nine matches since his debut.
This includes Wednesday’s impressive 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain, in which Silva played the full 90 minutes to help Benfica keep points level with Parisians top of their UEFA Champions League group.
The achievement came just months after he reached the UEFA Youth League final, where Benfica beat Salzburg 6-0.
White have shown a commitment to signing young talent who could make their mark at the Santiago Bernabéu for years to come, and the interest in Silva is evidence of this. This happened after Madrid signed Aurélien Chuameni for 80 million euros from Monaco in the last transfer window and Eduardo Camavinga for 31 million euros from Rennes a year earlier.
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19:50 Moscow time: Mikel Arteta suggests that Arsenal can still count on an extension Reiss Nelson contract instead of letting the winger go as a free agent in the summer, according to the Evening Standard. “Yes, 100 percent,” Arteta said when asked if that was the case. “That’s why he’s here, because we want to have this opportunity with him. He was ready to take this opportunity and once again he has to show it now on the pitch.”
19:15 Moscow time: “Internationale” will meet with Hakan Calhanoglu agent during the World Cup to start discussions on extending the contract with the Turkish national team player, reports Transfer Market. The attacking midfielder’s current contract runs until 2024, but the Serie A giants want a new contract before the end of the season to avoid any surprises when a player wants to stay put but requires a financial deal. In the summer, Nottingham Forest, Everton and Newcastle United showed interest in Chalkanoglu.
18:38 Moscow time: Everton scouts watched Saint Mohammed during the defeat of Ajax from Napoli with a score of 6: 1, Ekrem Konur reports. Despite a humiliating defeat, Kudus showed his ability in front of the net, scoring the first goal in the ninth minute.
17:54 Moscow time: According to CalciomercatoAC Milan are hoping to sign the Red Bull Salzburg striker. Noah Okaforwhose current contract expires in the summer of 2024. However, they will face competition from Leeds United, who signed Rasmus Christensen as well as Brendan Aaronson from an Austrian club in the most recent transfer window.
17:29 Moscow time: Chicago Fire signs midfielder deal Gaston Jimenez stay with them until 2025, as reported by Tom Bogert. The Paraguay international will no longer be classified as a designated player, giving Fire the opportunity to sign another DP over the winter.
16:22 Moscow time: Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic still linked with moves to Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
Vlahovic, 22, joined Juve from Fiorentina for €70m in January 2022 and has scored seven goals for Juve in the second half of last season before scoring six goals in all competitions in the current campaign.
transfer market claims that Chelsea and PSG are interested in the Serbian striker, while Vlahovic wants to start over.
Bayern Munich were also tied, but the report says an offer from the German side is unlikely in January.
15:32 Moscow time: Midfielder Chelsea N’Golo Kante – The Best of N’Golo Kante will not renew the contract, says footmercato.
Kante, 31, wants a four-year deal (see 10.12 BST) but doesn’t believe he can negotiate a stay at Stamford Bridge beyond 2023, when his current term expires.
The report claims that the French international wants to stay in London where he “feels good” and this actually means he could go to Arsenal or Tottenham if he wants to play in Europe.
February 15 Moscow time: Sevilla confirm appointment Jorge Sampaoli under contract until June 30, 2024.
Sampaoli, 62, is returning to the club to replace Julen Lopetegui, who left the club after losing to Dortmund in the Champions League last night.
Lopetegui, who has managed Sevilla for Sevilla in the Champions League each of the previous three years and won the Europa League in 2020, has come under pressure after a difficult start to the season.
Sevilla are 17th in La Liga with five points in seven games, one point above the relegation zone, and beat Atlético Madrid 2-0 at home on Saturday.
14:29 Moscow time: Midfielder West Ham United Lucas Pack told Sportzshala Brasil about his departure from French Lyon this summer.
West Ham reportedly paid an initial fee of £36.5m, with potential additional payments of £14.4m, for the Brazilian signing a five-year deal with a one-year option.
“After the game with Lyon” [in the two-legged Europa League quarterfinals in April] we talked about the team [West Ham]about the stadium,” he said. “To be clear, I am very grateful to Lyon and the fans. My time in Lyon was something unique and one I will carry with me in my heart. I never spoke about it, but I’m a little sad about how my departure happened… but now is not the time for that.
West Ham was the club that showed they wanted me on the project, you know? Include me in the project. This is good for any player. Not only as a player, but also to get recognition for your work and efforts.
West Ham showed it from the first conversation. Not to mention the support they provided in that game against us. [Lyon]without one player [down to 10 men] they fought and held on to the result [1-1 in the first leg] this may have been the difference in our elimination [4-1 on aggregate]. And the history of the club… Everything around the club… I think it was all…”
13:00 Moscow time: Lionel Messi starts to get closer to Kylian Mbappe as well as Neymar now at PSG.
12:18 Moscow time: Inter defender Milan Skrinjar is of interest to both Chelsea and Real Madrid, says transfer market.
The 27-year-old Skrinjar’s contract ends in 2023 and will be available free of charge next summer if Inter can’t agree on new terms.
In the summer, PSG came close to signing the Slovakian international for 70 million euros, but the two clubs were unable to agree on a deal. Tottenham have also been linked to him in the past.
11:44 Moscow time: Arsenal are interested in signing Porto striker. Mahdi TaremiHe speaks And she was.
Taremi, 30, has seven goals and six assists in 11 games this season and the Iranian is keen to move after the 2022 World Cup.
Chelsea have also been linked with a player who only joined Porto in 2020 for around €5m from Rio Avenue.
10:33 Moscow time: Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah started just one match this season – against Zürich in the Europa League – after signing a £45m contract. Gabriel Jesus.
Nketiah, 23, is set to play Thursday against Bodo/Glimt, but admitted he’s frustrated with the situation after signing a new five-year deal this summer.
“Yes, everyone wants to play football,” he said at a press conference. “The manager has made a difficult decision and I must continue to work when I have the opportunity, on the field or in training, to show why I have to play.
“I am sure that as the season goes on I will have opportunities and I have to use them. I will continue to insist on showing that I deserve more minutes – complaining will never get you anywhere.”
10.12 Moscow time: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante – The Best of N’Golo Kante wants a new four-year contract, according to daily mail.
Kante, 31, has recently struggled with injury and the club are only open to signing him on a two-year contract with an option for a third year.
The French international’s contract expires in 2023 and he could leave if negotiations don’t go well.
09:31 Moscow time: Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford of interest to Arsenal, Football insider.
The 24-year-old Rashford struggled in 2021/22, scoring four goals in 25 games and has already scored three goals in seven this season.
England’s contract expires in 2023, although United have the option of a one-year extension and Arsenal are monitoring the situation.
09:00 Moscow time: ICYMI – Sevilla sack head coach Julen Lopetegui after just one win in 10 games this season, the La Liga club announced.
Lopetegui’s 170th and final match under Sevilla was a 4-1 Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, leaving the Spanish team just one point away and bottom of Group G with Copenhagen after three games.
Sources told Sportzshala that the former Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli is in line to replace Lopetegui.
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08:26 Moscow time: Atlético Madrid are ready to sign an agreement with Barcelona. Antoine Griezmann permanently, multiple sources told Sportzshala, ending the stalemate in which the French striker started in just one La Liga game this season.
Griezmann, 31, returned to Atlético Madrid, from whom he left for Barcelona for €120m in 2019, on a two-year loan in August 2021 after struggling to adjust to life at the Camp Nou.
The terms of the loan agreement stated that Atlético would be required to pay €40m to sign Griezmann permanently if he played 45 minutes or more in 50% of the matches in which he was available over the two-year period.
Atlético were unwilling to pay the fee and the club ordered manager Diego Simeone to limit his use of Griezmann this season in an attempt to force Barcelona to negotiate.
This led to the awkward situation of Griezmann, who is the fourth highest goalscorer in Atlético’s history, repeatedly used as a substitute in the second half.
After protracted negotiations, sources told Sportzshala that…