With just a month to go before the January transfer window opens, there is a lot of gossip going on about who is going where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and of course, made deals,
TOP STORY: Barca want Gundogan to replace Busquets
whereas ilke gundogan and his Germany teammates will be going home from the World Cup after a second-straight group stage exit, Play report that barcelona want to Manchester City Midfielder to move to Catalonia. In addition to the right-back, manager Xavi Hernandez is keen to bring in a midfielder who can take on from up front Sergio Busquets in midfield.
Xavi reportedly believes Gundogan, 32, could be better suited to the role at the base of midfield and has asked for a report on how the former Borussia Dortmund Star is off the pitch. The manager is also said to see Gundogan as a very intelligent player who can play in a variety of positions.
His contract is due to expire at the end of the season, and while Pep Guardiola wants to give Gundogan another year, the City boss will not stop his player from leaving if that is his wish. That said, completing a January move would be almost impossible as Barca are likely to wait until the end of the season to make their move and sign Gundogan as a free agent.
Martin Zubimendi of real sociedad Also being considered, but a move for the 23-year-old once capped spain The international won’t be happening for now.
– with joao felix heavily associated with one step away, Atletico Madrid The forwards are demanding a €100 million transfer fee, report as, manchester united, Paris Saint Germain And Bayern Munich There are three clubs said to be most interested in the 23-year-old Portugal international.
, inter Milan Barcelona are considering a move for the midfielder frank caseyAccording to tuttosport, Inter manager Simone Inzaghi reportedly believes the 25-year-old former AC Milan Standout can help fill three different roles Nerazzurri midfield.
, RB Leipzig Centre back josco guardiol discussed possible steps Chelsea with athletic,
“About me and Chelsea? I don’t know,” The Croatia the international reportedly said. “You know what happened in the last few months. To be honest, I have no idea.
“It’s definitely a big club and, who knows, maybe one day I’ll be there. It’s really nice to see things like this, especially because there’s [Mateo] Kovacic, you’ll never know. I talk to him.”
– AC Milan want to sign the winger prince zeich On loan from Chelsea with an option to make the deal permanent, reports gazzetta dello sport, Serie A clubs are keen on the 29-year-old Morocco The international has been linked for some time, although his salary could prove to be a deterrent.
– Have met with representatives of Inter Milan borussia monchengladbach ahead marcus thurm in an attempt to sign the 25-year-old in Doha France international when his contract expires at the end of the season, reports calcium, They will face competition from the Premier League and Bayern Munich, with Thuram yet to decide on his next destination.
, benfica Are in advanced talks to extend the centre-back’s contract Nicolas OtamendiAccording to acrem konur, The 34-year-old has featured in all three of Argentina’s World Cup matches so far as he prepares to face Australia in the Round of 16 on Saturday.
, leeds united deal with the left-back Pascal Struijk That will keep him at Elland Road until 2027, reports Fabrizio Romano, 23 year old ex Netherlands The youth international will receive a pay rise that sees him recognized as a key player after an impressive start to the season.