Transfers

Radja Nainggolan stayed at Roma ‘to win something’ despite Chelsea links

Edin Dzeko and Eden Hazard both scored a brace for their sides as the two top teams of Group C battle to a 3-3 draw. Edin Dzeko and Eden Hazard both scored a brace for their sides as the two top teams of Group C battle to a 3-3 draw. Chelsea let a two-goal lead slip against Roma before settling for a draw, while Benfica’s goalkeeping gaffe gifted Man United a win. The experts at the ESPN FC desk talk Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Roma as Antonio Conte’s men have let in five goals in all competitions since coming back from the international break. Radja Nainggolan says he stayed with Roma to win a trophy despite being linked with Chelsea. Belgium midfielder Nainggolan, 29, showed his quality in Roma’s 3-3 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday and — despite appearing to hint h...

Transfer Rater: Christian Eriksen to Barcelona, Christian Benteke to Chelsea

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. Christian Eriksen to Barcelona Scouts from Barcelona reportedly took the opportunity to visit the Bernabeu on Tuesday night, not to watch rivals Real Madrid, but to run the rule over two transfer targets: Davinson Sanchez and Eriksen of Tottenham. According to Spanish outlet Sport, the club’s technical director Robert Fernandez attended the game personally, and they believe that the Dane is an alternative to Phili...

Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik open to Chievo loan move as he continues recovery

Arkadiusz Milik has suffered injury problems since joining Napoli in 2016. Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik has said he will consider a loan move in January, with Chievo tipped to sign him until the end of the season. Injuries have blighted Milik’s time at the club, and he is currently recovering from a knee ligament problem. Earlier this week, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed that he had discussed a loan move with Chievo, and Milik said he would be open to that idea. “I won’t exclude it,” he told Polish television station WP. “It would be a way of recovering quickly and getting back to 100 percent fitness sooner.” Milik underwent surgery for the second time in a year on Sept. 23 and is expected to return to action in January. “I had ...

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 ...

Man United, Tottenham, Villa eyeing teenage keeper Bieganski – sources

Jose Mourinho touches on the speculation of his potential PSG move and the prospect of ending his career with Man United. Manchester United, Tottenham and Aston Villa are chasing Polish teenager Mikolaj Bieganski, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Skra Czestochowa goalkeeper Bieganski is regarded as one of the best young talents in Poland after impressing for club and country in recent months. The 15-year-old is currently plying his trade in Poland’s III Liga with Skra Czestochowa and is training with the first team. Bieganski came to the attention of a host of clubs across Europe after catching the eye for Poland’s under-16s side. Scouts from clubs in England have been keeping tabs on him and he has enjoyed training stints at United, Tottenham and Villa in the las...

Transfer Rater: Marcus Rashford to Real Madrid, Abel Ruiz to Arsenal

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. Kalidou Koulibaly to Chelsea Antonio Conte continues to seek strength in depth for his back three with Napoli’s French-born Senegal international reportedly high on his list of targets. The left-sided defender would slot perfectly into the Chelsea lineup, but is wanted by many of the top sides across the continent. Calciomercato report that Chelsea will have to shell out £53 million if they want to bring the playe...

Transfer Rater: Marcos Alonso to Barcelona, Jamie Vardy to Chelsea

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. Julian Weigl to Manchester City Borussia Dortmund midfielder Weigl is a Manchester City transfer target as Pep Guardiola looks for replacements for Fernandinho and Yaya Toure, who are both out of contract this summer. Spanish publication AS reports the Manchester club will do battle with Barcelona for the 22-year-old, who is already capped for Germany and operates primarily as a defensive midfielder. Marcos Alonso to Ba...

Manchester United scouting Espanyol defender Aaron Martin – sources

Get caught up on the weekend that was in the Premier League with the fastest 90 seconds (plus stoppages) in football! Manchester United are keeping tabs on Spain under-21 left-back Aaron Martin, sources have told ESPN FC. United scouts watched Martin, 20, play for Espanyol against Levante on Friday night and the club have asked to be kept informed of any developments regarding his future. Martin signed a new long-term contract in January that could keep him at Espanyol until 2022. However, sources have told ESPN FC there is a growing acceptance among officials at the La Liga side that they may not be able to keep the defender beyond the summer, or even the January transfer window. Manchester City are also reported to be interested in Martin and it is likely Espanyol will demand his full €4...

Naby Keita clause only reason for Liverpool move – RB Leipzig CEO

RB Leipzig handed Dortmund their first home Bundesliga defeat in over two years in an action-packed affair. Shaka Hislop believes signing Naby Keita a year early from Leipzig will turn in to very smart business from Liverpool. Peter Bosz discusses the tactical change he made at halftime of Borussia Dortmund’s loss to RB Leipzig. RB Leipzig would not have allowed Naby Keita a transfer to Liverpool had there been no release clause in his contract, the club’s CEO has told kicker.  Liverpool announced in August that they had agreed a deal to sign Keita, 22, next summer after having triggered a reported €55 million clause that only becomes active at the end of the current season, plus an additional fee to persuade Leipzig to sanction the deal early. Keita had only joined Leipzig fro...

Transfer Rater: Ryan Bertrand to Man City, David Alaba to Real Madrid

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. Cenk Tosun to Newcastle United The German-born Turkey international has been linked with several clubs this year. But Newcastle have emerged as the favourites to sign him. Tosun’s return of 20 goals in 33 league games for Besiktas last season alerted clubs across the continent to his ability and the continuation of that form into the new season — including in the Champions League — could convince Rafa ...

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 ...

Leicester give Adrien Silva No. 14 after missing transfer deadline by 14 seconds

Adrien Silva’s proposed summer move to Leicester missed the transfer deadline by just 14 seconds. He may still be unable to actually play for his new side, but Adrien Silva has at last been able to join the Leicester City squad to train alongside his teammates. Leicester signed Silva from Sporting Lisbon on deadline day but missed the registration deadline by just 14 seconds thus leaving the midfielder in a state of footballing limbo. The Foxes then appealed to FIFA to grant an International Transfer Certificate and thus allow the £22 million deal to go through only to see their plea rejected, leaving Silva unable to play for them (or anybody else) until January. Still, at least Silva has now been integrated into the group, and it would appear that, given the narrow margin by which h...