Transfers

Transfer Rater: Mesut Ozil to Man United, Yerry Mina to Barcelona

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. Mesut Ozil to Manchester United The Arsenal playmaker is a Barcelona transfer target but, according to reports in the Daily Mail, he prefers a move to Man United. The German international wants £300,000-a-week and that figure is not said to worry United. Ozil previously worked with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid and is open to being reunited with his former coach. United are in looking for some creative spark in the final...

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil could be answer to Man United’s No. 10 woes

Arsene Wenger has no fears that rumours linking Mesut Ozil to Man United will have any impact on the German’s performances. That Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho likes Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is not in dispute. He has said as much: calling his former playmaker at Real Madrid “the best No. 10 in the world” in 2013. But Mourinho’s admiration is likely to be growing with each passing day he stands on the sidelines at Manchester United’s Carrington training base. He already has two natural No. 10s in his squad, yet Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s form has been so dismal that he has not even made the bench in seven of United’s last eight games and Juan Mata is, more often than not, used on the right. Mkhitaryan was the designated No. 10 all the way th...

Mario Balotelli’s Nice stay may depend on European qualification – president

Mario Balotelli helped Nice finish third last season. Mario Balotelli could leave Nice in the summer if they do not qualify for European football next season, club president Jean-Pierre Rivere has said. Balotelli joined from Liverpool last year and signed a contract for a further year after helping Nice finish third in 2016-17. Although they lost to Napoli in a Champions League playoff this season, they remain in the Europa League but are 12 points adrift of the top four Ligue 1 spots that guarantee European football. Rivere told RMC the size of Balotelli’s salary meant Nice needed to maintain a revenue stream supported by European competition. “Balotelli is a very nice guy, and he’s incredible on the pitch. He’s changing his style of play, I think he’s improv...

Fabinho set to leave Monaco in summer amid Atletico Madrid, PSG links

Fabinho had seemed likely to leave Monaco before the start of the season. Fabinho has said he will leave Monaco next summer, with Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain reported to be among the clubs interested in him. Brazil international Fabinho had said he would welcome a move to Manchester United last summer, only for them to sign Nemanja Matic, and was then widely expected to join PSG. But the midfielder stayed at the Stade Louis II as teammates including Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Kylian Mbappe left. He told reporters on Wednesday that the club had given him their word that he could leave despite a contract that runs until 2021 and said: “Normally, it’s my last season at Monaco. I don’t think there’s the possibility to leave [before ...

Joe Corona joins Club America from Tijuana amid 38 MX draft deals

Monterrey was a sea of blue and yellow Monday morning as Tigres celebrated their Toreno Apertura title after beating Rayados. U.S. midfielder Joe Corona was brought in to reinforce Miguel Herrera’s Club America from Club Tijuana during the Liga MX draft on Wednesday in one of 38 deals completed. The 27-year-old rejoins former Mexico coach Herrera, who played Corona as a regular starter when both were at Xolos in the 2017 Clausura. Corona was one of three players from Club Tijuana to head to Club America, with striker Henry Martin and defender Emanuel Aguilera also part of a trade ahead of the 2018 Clausura. Paraguayan international center-back Pablo Aguilar headed the other way to rejoin Xolos. 2017 champions Chivas made the shock signing of the domestic transfer deadline when they a...

Angel Gomes signs first professional contract with Manchester United

Following the fracas at Old Trafford, the FC panel turn their sights on Jose Mourinho, his motives behind what he allegedly did and whether or not he has lost his touch. Former Man United defender Paul Parker hopes to see an expansive United approach against Bournemouth. Former Man United defender Paul Parker addresses whether or not he feels Luke Shaw has a future at Old Trafford. Craig Burley compares Manchester United to a small club playing a giant in the FA Cup in their loss to Manchester City. Angel Gomes has signed his first professional contract with Manchester United. The 17-year-old made his first-team debut in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at the end of last season and was also part of the England under-17 squad that won the World Cup. The forward had been linked with a move t...

West Brom’s Alan Pardew suggests he’s open to Danny Ings signing

Alan Pardew says he needs to stay positive with his players if West Brom are to turn their fortunes around. West Brom manager Alan Pardew has hinted that he is interested in signing Liverpool striker Danny Ings. Ings, who has suffered two long-term knee injuries since joining Liverpool in 2015, has been limited to just two appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and has mainly featured for Liverpool’s under-23s. Pardew, who replaced Tony Pulis at West Brom last month, says he plans to talk with technical director Nicky Hammond to discuss their January transfer targets. “I’d be foolish to say I don’t like Danny Ings because I quite like him. It’s a shame about his injury — he’s had to battle back and everyone wishes him well,” Pa...

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng considering move abroad

Jupp Heynckes says Bayern Munich aren’t ready to celebrate anything despite their comfortable position at the top of the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has told Sport Bild that the idea of another transfer abroad “is always in the back of my mind.” Boateng, 29, joined Bayern from Manchester City for €13.5 million in 2011 after making 16 City appearances and has become an integral part of the Bundesliga champions’ team. However, the Germany international suffered a succession of muscle injuries last season and started only 10 games under former coach Carlo Ancelotti. Boateng has said he did not always see eye-to-eye with Ancelotti, but although he is happier under the returning Jupp Heynckes, with whom he won the Treble in 2013, he said: “Mov...

Willian happy at Chelsea despite Manchester United speculation

Antonio Conte doesn’t mince words about Chelsea’s title chances after his side temporarily reduced their gap with Man City to 11 points. Willian has told Chelsea fans he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge amid speculation of a possible reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Willian, 29, has not been a regular starter this season but marked his return to the side with a match-winning display in Tuesday’s 3-1 win at Huddersfield. “I’m happy here and the fans can be calm,” he said after Chelsea turned in a much-improved display at the John Smith’s Stadium. “I’m always happy here at Chelsea. I really like this club a lot with my heart. Yeah, I’m very happy.” Willian has been repeatedly linked with a move to U...

Transfer Rater: Nadiem Amiri to Man United, Jann-Fiete Arp to Tottenham

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. Nadiem Amiri to Manchester United – 2.5 After catching the eye for Hoffenheim and Germany’s Under-21 side, the Tottenham target has been linked with a £20 million move to Old Trafford. In 18 appearances, the midfielder has scored four times and added two assists for the Bundesliga club. If Jose Mourinho meets the asking price, Amiri, 21, could move to United in the upcoming window and provide competition for...

Racing Club’s Lautaro Martinez has talks with Atletico Madrid’s Simeone

Lautaro Martinez said Diego Simeone had told him what he needed to work on. Argentina under-20 striker Lautaro Martinez has spoken to Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone about joining the club next year. Martinez, under contract at Racing Club until 2020, will reportedly join Atletico next summer and sign a six-year deal. Atletico are set to pay the 20-year-old ‘s €9 million release clause, and he told TyC Sports: “Simeone didn’t call me just to tickle my ear, only to speak about his project. “He called me up and spoke to me about the projects he has, spoke about the club. “He told me about what role he sees me in and what I need to improve on. “He also spoke about the expectations they have because Atletico [representatives] were here and were ready to ...

Rumours rated: Joao Mario to Man United, Milinkovic-Savic to Liverpool

Stevie Nicol assesses the latest transfer rumours surrounding Mesut Ozil, Daniel Sturridge, Olivier Giroud and many more. With the January transfer window set to open, David Amoyal sorts through the speculation and rates how likely it is that these rumoured moves take place. Joao Mario to Man United: 40 percent The Portuguese international has lost his starting job at Inter after the arrivals of Borja Valero and Matias Vecino. Old Trafford could be a destination because of Jose Mourinho’s close ties to Inter, as well as the fact that they can afford the remaining amortized value of his previous transfer fee, which is around 30 million euro. Inter could also have interest in Matteo Darmian as part of the deal, given that Joao Cancelo and Dalbert have struggled to adapt to Serie A. Ser...