Blog – Transfer Talk

Inter Milan plot winter move for Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal does not appear to be in Jupp Heynckes plans at Bayern Munich and could be set for a move. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: Inter plan move for Vidal Arturo Vidal is being tracked by Inter Milan, who could snap up the Chile international in the winter transfer window as Bayern Munich re-adjust after sacking Carlo Ancelotti. The former Juventus star’s most likely destination appears to be Inter, with the Nerazzurri likely to make a move following summer interest. Tuttosport believes Luciano Spalletti might have to sacrifice a “big” player to be able to sign the former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder though. Vidal is not valued as much ...

Scouting Spotlight: Aaron Martin, Leon Goretzka, Hirving Lozano

Manchester United have reportedly scouted Aaron Martin. Which players are attracting attention in Europe’s biggest leagues? Scouting Spotlight looks at three players each week whose performances are making headlines … Aaron Martin — Espanyol After making his debut in October 2016, Martin has earned a regular starting spot at Espanyol and attracted admirers across Europe with his impressive performances. The left-back has won three caps for Spain Under-21s but was overlooked for the European Championship squad in the summer. Playing style An agile, tenacious full-back, Martin’s tactical maturity has caught the eye at Espanyol. His positioning is sound, along with his awareness to provide cover for teammates, but there are occasions when he can leave himself exposed b...

Kevin De Bruyne agent to use Neymar pay as bargaining chip in contract talks

Juan Mata wants to stay at Manchester United and continue working under Jose Mourinho. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: De Bruyne’s agent eager to push City to offer pay-rise Kevin De Bruyne has been in sensational form for Manchester City, emerging as one of the elite playmakers in European football, and the Telegraph reports that the Belgium international’s representative will push for a pay increase to match his status. The 26-year-old has produced seven assists and scored two goals himself while pulling the strings as Pep Guardiola’s side have strung 10 successive wins together. De Bruyne is eyeing up a contract comparable to that of PSG s...

Juan Mata to turn down massive payday in China to stay at Man United

Juan Mata wants to stay at Manchester United and continue working under Jose Mourinho. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: Mata snubs big-money move to China The allure of a big payday from the cash-rich owners in the Chinese Super League can be tempting for the world’s top players, but Manchester United’s Juan Mata is having none of it. The Daily Mail reports that the former Chelsea player has been offered a £375,000-a-week deal to make a move to China. But Mata, who has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford, wants to stay and is actually seeking an extension to carry on with Jose Mourinho’s project. The 29-year-old has been first choice...

Barcelona, Man City keeping eye on Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl

Julian Weigl could be the subject of a bidding war between Barcelona and Manchester City this summer. Julian Weigl may have signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund in December, but that hasn’t stopped two European giants from keeping a watchful eye on the young midfielder. According to AS, Barcelona and Manchester City are both monitoring the 22-year-old, whose new deal continues through 2021. Barca believe that Weigl could fit their style of play and be a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets as the cornerstone of their midfield, the report states. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola has told director of football Txiki Begiristain to make Weigl a priority next summer with Fernandinho and Yaya Toure both out of contract. It’s not the first time that Weigl, who has made five appea...

Real Madrid plot £150m summer swoop for Spurs superstar Harry Kane

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane discusses how Harry Kane has evolved into a complete and important player for Tottenham. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. Madrid ‘set to make £150m swoop for Kane’ As Tottenham prepare to take on Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, star striker Harry Kane is increasingly being touted as a Bernabeu star of the future — and potentially the near future. With Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane having made his admiration of the England international clear, the Telegraph writes that “his goal-scoring feats have clearly registered” with the club’s powers that be and suggests the door has been left open...

Cristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid to chase De Gea, Courtois, Ter Stegen

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal of the season came late in the match to help Real Madrid secure a win at Getafe. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal of the season came late in the match to help Real Madrid secure a win at Getafe. Zinedine Zidane delights in seeing several key Real Madrid players returning from injury as they look to catch Barcelona. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: Ronaldo lists his keeper demands Cristiano Ronaldo has called on Real Madrid to sign a new goalkeeper next summer and has drawn up a three-man shortlist of options, Diario Gol reports. The 32-year-old has reportedly told Madrid president Florentino Perez that th...

Barcelona ramps up interest in Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk

Having missed out on the Southampton defender, Glenn Price argues why Liverpool should attempt to sign Van Dijk in January. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: Barca set to rile Liverpool by signing Van Dijk Barcelona will reignite their bitter feud with Liverpool after a failed attempt to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer by attempting to wrap up a deal to sign Virgil van Dijk, reports the Mirror. The Southampton star was determined to join the Reds last summer but the sour relationship between the Saints and the Merseysiders meant a deal was impossible. But the Dutch international could be willing to accept Plan B if it involves the Blaugrana, who could win out...

Dele Alli seeks pay rise with Tottenham as Real Madrid circle

Harry Kane believes Dele Alli’s Champions League ban will see him come back a better player. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: Alli seeking pay rise with Spurs Following talk this week that Manchester United are weighing up moves for Harry Kane and Danny Rose, Dele Alli is the latest Tottenham player to be the subject of growing transfer speculation. The 21-year-old has opened negotiations with Spurs over improving his £50,000-a-week contract, and it’s believed he is seeking more than double that figure to commit his future to the club. The Daily Mail reports that Spurs are relaxed about the situation — given that Alli’s current deal has ...

Manchester United have Tottenham on alert over Harry Kane interest

Mauricio Pochettino dismissed comparisons between Harry Kane and Messi and Ronaldo ahead of their Premier League match against Huddersfield. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: Kane tops Man United shortlist Tottenham hotshot Harry Kane is being lined up for a record-breaking £170 million move to Manchester United, according to The Sun. The report claims Jose Mourinho has been tracking the striker for some time and believes Kane could form a lethal partnership with Romelu Lukaku to fire United’s Premier League and Champions League ambitions over the next few years. Spurs are desperate to keep Kane, who has scored 11 goals in nine appearances this season, and...

Manchester United open to Anthony Martial-Ivan Rakitic swap deal

Steve Nicol and Alexis Nunes talk the position battle of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and which player has the edge early in the season. The crew answer your tweets on Man United’s young talent, the lawsuit against Neymar and the chances Lionel Messi leaves Barca. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: United eye shock Martial-Rakitic swap Anthony Martial’s name has graced the pages of Transfer Talk a number of times over the past few weeks. The Red Devils have been unable to offer Martial a permanent role due to the emergence of Marcus Rashford and investment in Romelu Lukaku. The France international has turned in a few eye-catching displays off ...

Transfer Rater: Lionel Messi to Man City, Olivier Giroud to Juventus

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Lionel Messi to Manchester City Fresh from scoring a hat trick to send Argentina to the World Cup, Messi has again been named as a Manchester City target with the club linked with a world-record move £357million move. The Barcelona star, whose contract renewal at the Camp Nou is still not signed, is wanted by City manager Pep Guardiola, according to the Daily Star. Barcelona have been adamant Messi will sign a new deal,...

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