What could be better than a cup of coffee and the latest football transfer news? Tune in as CBS Sports brings you the latest news from around the world and what it means to your favorite teams. Bayern Munich intend to sign Yann Sommer from Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Inter Miami – Josef Martinez. Sevilla have been busy with the return of Lucas Ocampos from Ajax and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also completed the signing of Pablo Sarabia from Paris Saint-Germain. There is also news of Milan’s Rafa Leao, Atlético Madrid’s Yannick Carrasco and Juventus’ Adrian Rabiot.
Let’s move on to transfers:
In a six yard box
The loudest transfer stories of the day. These are deals that are happening, or at least on the verge of being made.
The former MVP, MLS Cup, MLS Golden Boot, US Open Cup and Campeones Cup winner has left Atlanta United after six seasons and is now on an initial one-year deal with Miami. The 29-year-old Venezuela international has had health issues but could be a game-changer for Phil Neville’s team.
The German champions needed a new stopper as Manuel Neuer was injured before the end of this season. The chosen replacement is the Swiss international, who will now move to the Allianz Arena on a deal through the summer of 2025 worth over $8.5 million with a potential total of over $10 million. The 34-year-old man is expected to undergo a medical examination in the near future.
The Argentine returned to Spain after spending the first half of the season on loan in the Netherlands, which did not work out for either the player or the club. Ocampos, 28, has returned to the club that helped win the UEFA Europa League in 2019/20 as they prepare for their La Liga relegation battle. The contract of the former Olympique de Marseille and Monaco player runs until 2024.
It has been in the works for the past few days and was finally completed and officially unveiled on Tuesday evening. The Spanish international joined the Premier League team for around $5.5 million and signed a contract until the summer of 2025 with Julen Lopetegui’s side.
Entrance to the penalty area
These transfers may be unavoidable, but there’s a lot of transfer fire in all the smoke these players and teams can blow.
The Italian champions want to extend the current deal with the Portuguese international as soon as possible, with further talks expected shortly. Leao’s contract runs until 2024 and the 23-year-old is one of Serie A’s top talents, with the Rossoneri now offering around $7.5 million in net salary per season with bonuses. Will it be enough?
Barcelona and Atlético Madrid could do winter business with super agent Pini Zahavi discussing a trade deal involving the two players: “The plan is to trade Ferreira Carrasco for Memphis Depay,” he said. “It’s not concrete yet, and I don’t know if it will happen. Negotiations are ongoing and we are talking. Yannick likes this idea.”
Building up the game
These steps may be speculative, but they need to be monitored.
The France international is expected to stay in Turin this month but will still leave the club this summer on a free transfer. Rabiot has been linked with a move to the Premier League and could have joined Manchester United last year. The 27-year-old unexpectedly played a major role for France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
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