The transfer window may have slammed shut, but that doesn’t mean the rumors are closed! Speculation about summer moves is rife, so check out the latest gossip below and see all the official offers here.
Liverpool are looking for Neuhaus to strengthen their midfield.
Liverpool have joined Borussia Dortmund in the queue to sign Florian Neuhaus from Borussia Mönchengladbach, according to Kicker. However, Le Soleil reports that the Reds are also eyeing Rodrigo de Paul of Udinese.
Neuhaus has been praised for his performances in the Bundesliga and Liverpool is just one of many clubs, including Manchester City, interested in the 23-year-old. Juventus and Bayern Munich are also tracking his progress.
Liverpool have other options. The Sun reports that they could be tempted by Argentine midfielder Udinese De Paul. The Italians estimate the 26-year-old’s value at £30 million, but Leeds are also interested.
Leeds were on the verge of signing De Paul last summer and Liverpool are considering replacing Georginio Wijnaldum if he leaves the club at the end of the season when his contract expires.
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12.53 GMT: West Brom coach Sam Allardyce has confirmed that the club has ended its interest in Nigerian international Ahmed Musa. Musa, who is a free agent, trained with the Baggies but they could not afford to offer the striker a short-term contract.
“We bought four players, so it wasn’t in our budget,” Allardyce said. “I wish Musa had come earlier, because then with COVID he would have been one of the four we had, but because he was the fifth, that wasn’t possible.”
West Brom contracted Mbaye Diagne, Andy Lonergan, Robert Snodgrass and Okay Yokuslu in January in their desperate bid to stay in the Premier League.
12:15 GMT: Who will be at the top of Manchester’s wish list when the summer transfer window opens again? Mark Ogden has something to say about it.
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Mark Ogden has had his say on Manchester United’s potential transfer targets in the defense arena.
11.32 GMT: Fabrizio Romano reports that Arsenal’s first goal in January was Barcelona star Ricky Puig, before the Gunners finally signed a temporary deal with Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard.
On his Here We Go podcast, Romano said, “At the beginning of the window, Arsenal seriously considered getting Ricky Puig a loan with a purchase option, just like Odegaard.
The Daily Express reports that the Gunners have also investigated Amy Buendia of Norwich City and Julian Brandt of Borussia Dortmund.
10:40 GMT: Los Angeles Galaxy has increased its bid for Boca Juniors winger Christian Pavon, according to reports. The Galaxy has made an official bid of $7 million for 70 percent of Pavon’s sports rights. Pavon scored 14 goals in 35 appearances for the MLS club last season and new coach Greg Vanney is keen to bring the player back.
Negotiations between the two clubs are progressing as Pavone is outnumbered at Boca, with Sebastian Villa and Eduardo Salvio leading the way. Boca’s Pavon expires in 18 months and is open to a move in search of regular playing time.
09.57 GMT: More news from Chelsea now and Calciomercato reports that Hakim Ziyeh is being followed by AC Milan and Juventus. Ziyeh has struggled to adjust to life in the Premier League since leaving Ajax last summer and both Italian clubs will be watching closely if Chelsea decide to take his loss.
New manager Thomas Tuchel has not yet used Ziyecha in the Premier League. Although he was part of the FA Cup eleven for Thursday night’s win over Barnsley, he was replaced by teenager Faustino Anjorin in the 69th minute. If Ziyeh fails to influence Tuchel’s plans, he could be moved.
09.15 GMT: Manchester United will prioritize attracting a new centerback this summer if manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to solve his team’s defensive problems, Rob Dawson told ESPN.
Solskjaer is desperate to find a partner for captain Harry Maguire, who leaves Leicester in 2019 for £80 million. Jules Kunde of Sevilla, Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa, Rafael Varane of Real Madrid and David Carmo of Braga are all on his shortlist. RB Leipzig defender Diote Upamekano is also a target, but United’s recruitment team fear Bayern Munich are in the running for a signature.
08.30 GMT: Could Christian Eriksen be returning to London? With Chelsea? Calciomercato thinks he is on Thomas Tuchel’s radar and a summer deal could be struck. Eriksen had a disappointing first half at Inter Milan and was due to leave in January, but a dismal transfer market forced him to stay at the San Siro.
The report states that Chelsea could offer Jorginho a swap deal that would suit both clubs.
City near Kaika
Manchester City are about to sign a five-year contract with Brazilian prodigy Kaiki from Fluminense, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
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Romano reports that City has managed to fend off interest from several Spanish clubs – Shakhtar Donetsk and Shakhtar Ukraine – to acquire the 17-year-old, who will join the club’s academy in 2022 if the paperwork and permits go well.
Those in charge at Manchester City consider Flumian to be one of the best under-18 talents in South America and are therefore willing to invest 10 million euros in the youngster. The fee, which could rise to 17 million euros in the future.
Kaiki made comparisons to his countryman Neymar in terms of his playing style.
There are also rumors that City are interested in the signature of teammate Kaiki Metinho. Flumine president Mario Bittencourt is under pressure to ensure a solid return for Metinho and Kaiki after he was criticized for his handling of the transfer of another young star, Marcos Paulo, to Atletico Madrid.
The tracks battle for Damsgaard.
Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Sampdoria midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard, but the Daily Star reports that Spurs face competition from Southampton, West Ham United and Leeds United.
Damsgaard is in good form in Serie A and has contributed two goals and four assists this season, sparking interest in the 20-year-old across Europe.
Damsgaard can play in midfield as well as on the wings and has internationals to his name for Denmark.
Spurs asked to keep an eye on him, while Juve would also keep an eye on his progress. But today a large number of Premier League clubs are also keeping an eye on him.
Damsgaard signed for £5.2 million from Sampdoria last summer and the Italian would be willing to let him leave the club for around £15 million.
– Paul Pogba’s next move remains a source of mystery and his agent, Mino Raiola, has done little to dispel rumors linking the Frenchman with a move to Juventus. Pogba has one year left on his current contract until the end of this season, and Italian newspapers say Juventus are preparing a bid. However, according to Fabrizio Romano, Raiola does not want to talk about the situation. He says: “I will do what I have to do in front of you, but in the shadows, as I have always done.”
– According to Serbian newspaper Republic, Atletico Madrid wants to contract Andre Silva, and Eintracht Frankfurt wants to use the money to permanently bring back Luka Jovic from Real Madrid. Both Silva and Jovic are in good form. Silva has scored 17 goals, more than Erling Haaland, and Atletico could offer as much as 30-40 million euros. That could be enough for Frankfurt to lure Jovic away from Real Madrid for good.