Transfer News & Rumours

Serie A Duo Target Olivier Giroud

Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan are preparing to make a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to Italian outlets Tuttosport (via football-italia) and Ilbianconero.com. Giroud joined Chelsea in January 2018, scoring 30 goals in 96 appearances since – an impressive record given a large percentage of those appearances would have been off the bench. He has won an FA Cup and a Europa League title at Stamford Bridge, scoring in the final of the latter. The Frenchman’s goalscoring form towards the end of the 2019/20 season was crucial, as his eight goals in 12 outings helped the Blues seal Champions League football. Giroud celebrates a goal on the final day of last season, helping Chelsea secure a top 4 spot However, the arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in the summer ha...

AC Milan Tracking Marseille Pair

AC Milan are eyeing up a double swoop on Ligue 1 side Marseille, as they target winger Florian Thauvin (Telefoot) and Boubakar Kamara (Calciomercato). The Rossoneri have made a flying start to the new campaign. Still unbeaten, Milan are five points clear at the top of the Serie A table, while veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the league’s leading goalscorer with ten in six appearances. Ibrahimovic has rolled back the years this season Nonetheless, manager Stefano Pioli is aiming to bolster his squad at both ends of the pitch in an attempt to win a first major trophy since 2011. In an interview with French outlet Telefoot, Milan’s former captain and technical director Paolo Maldini confirmed that the Italian side were keeping tabs on World Cup winner Florian Thauvin, who he labelled a “...

Barcelona Join Race for Erling Braut Haaland

Barcelona have become the latest club to express an interest in signing Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland, according to Spanish publication Sport. The Norwegian burst onto the scene last season, scoring 28 goals in 22 appearances for RB Salzburg, before continuing that form with 33 in 32 for Borussia Dortmund since his move in January. This has led to the Leeds-born striker becoming one of the most sought after assets in world football, with several elite clubs looking to secure his services. Haaland has quickly risen to stardom And now, as reported by Sport, Barcelona are the latest club to join the queue for Haaland’s signature. La Blaugrana suffer from a lack of natural strikers since the departure of Luis Suarez in the summer. Danish forward Martin Braithwaite is their onl...

Everton Linked to Samuel Umtiti

Everton have been linked with an audacious move for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, as reported by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo. Umtiti joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016. In his four seasons at the Camp Nou, he has made 116 appearances in all competitions, winning two league titles and two Copas del Rey. However, a series of injuries, coupled with the form of Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet, have seen the 27-year-old fall down the pecking order, and he is still yet to feature under new manager Ronald Koeman. Umtiti has fallen out of favour at Barcelona And now Everton are reportedly ready to offer the Frenchman a way out, according to Mundo Deportivo. The article states that Umtiti is a big admirer of Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti, who has won three Champions Leagues throughout h...

Report: Newcastle plotting January move for England international

According to the Daily Telegraph, Newcastle United are keen on bringing Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori to St. James’ Park on loan in January. The one-cap England international has played just 45 minutes of Premier League football for the Blues in 2020-21, with his other two appearances coming in the League Cup games against Barnsley and Tottenham Hotspur. He is finding it difficult to make manager Frank Lampard’s matchday squads in recent weeks, and Tomori will miss out on the Three Lions’ squad for next summer’s European Championships if he doesn’t get playing minutes to impress in the coming months. Newcastle are offering him the chance to prove himself all over again to Gareth Southgate during the second half of the season, though. The 22-year-old was close to joining Everton and the...

Tottenham Hotspur Turn Down Christian Eriksen Reunion

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he does not want to bring Christian Eriksen back to North London this January, according to Football Insider. Eriksen left Spurs for Inter Milan in January 2020 for a fee of approximately £17m. Unfortunately for the Denmark international, the move has not worked out, and the player has registered just one goal and two assists in Serie A over the past year. However, he was a superstar in the Premier League, scoring 69 times in all competitions, making PFA Team of the Year once, and winning Tottenham Player of the Year twice in his six-and-a-half-year spell in North London. Eriksen was a popular figure at Spurs The Inter Milan playmaker has been heavily rumoured to be on his way out of the San Siro in the upcoming January transfe...

Report: Tottenham monitoring 28-yr-old as January target, Everton wanted him in summer

Tottenham are hoping to add some defensive depth to their squad when the transfer window re-opens in January and they are monitoring the Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari. According to 90min, the 28-year-old is one of the options Jose Mourinho is looking at. Currently, Tottenham have five centre backs at their disposal but Toby Alderweireld is sidelined with an injury. Joe Rodon is inexperienced and he is not considered ready for regular Premier League action just yet. Davinson Sanchez seems to have fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho and falling behind in the pecking ordre. Therefore, Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga are the only other options for the London club. Earlier this season, Jose Mourinho claimed that Tanganga is better suited to the role of a full back. It will be interesti...

Are Arsenal looking to sell Nicolas Pepe?

Arsenal are reportedly trying to offload club-record signing Nicolas Pepe (Daily Star). Pepe joined Arsenal in the summer of 2019 from Lille for a staggering £72m transfer fee. Since then, he has netted 12 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions, most recently opening the scoring in their 3-0 Europa League triumph over Molde. Since coming to the Emirates, the Ivorian has shown flashes of potential without ever consistently producing the goods. Last weekend’s red card against Leeds United has done little to keep the critics quiet. Pepe was sent off for a headbutt on Leeds’ Alioski Manager Mikel Arteta came out in support of his player after the win against Molde, claiming that he put in a “great performance”, while adding that he needs to “keep improving”. However, the Arsenal hierarchy...

‘There is dialogue with Ancelotti’ – Juventus star makes revelation amidst Everton link

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has admitted that he is open to moving to the English Premier League amidst rumours linking him with Everton. The German has played over 140 games for the Old Lady since joining from Real Madrid in the summer of 2015, but he is yet to feature for them in 2020-21 as he is currently not in the plans of manager Andrea Pirlo. Khedira has around six months left on his current contract at Juventus and is already thinking of his next move. Everton are reportedly keeping tabs on the 33-year-old, and the World Cup winner has revealed that he remains in touch with manager Carlo Ancelotti after their time together at the Santiago Bernabeu. “If the opportunity arises, the Premier League could be an option. I am a big fan of the Premier League,” he told German TV ZDF (v...

Arsenal revive interest in Ibrahima Konate

Arsenal have been linked to RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate once again, according to Spanish site TodoFichajes.com. The Gunners have not made an ideal start to life in the 2020/21 campaign, currently languishing in 14th place after ten games. Their last outing exposed some defensive frailties, as Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence struck to seal a 2-1 victory for Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates. Arsenal have been underwhelming this season In contrast, RB Leipzig have been rock solid at the back this term, conceding just six in the league – only Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad have let in fewer from Europe’s top five leagues. Konate himself has only been playing for a few weeks, having missed the start of the season with a hip problem. TodoFichajes.com reports that Arsenal ...

Four Barcelona Players Fighting to Stay at the Camp Nou

Spanish publication Marca reports that four players are fighting to prove their worth to Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman ahead of the upcoming January transfer window. It’s been a mixed return to the Camp Nou for Koeman. He has won four out of four in the Champions League, including an impressive 2-0 away victory against Italian giants Juventus. However, their La Liga form has not been so tidy, currently sitting in seventh place. It was a long summer of chopping and changing at Barcelona, with the likes of Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, and Arthur all being let go. Barcelona allowed Uruguayan star Luis Suarez to go to Atletico Madrid in the summer And this January could see several more depart, with Riqui Puig, Carles Alena, Junior Firpo, and Martin Braithwaite all supposedly nea...

Report: Man Utd eyeing potential January move for three-time EPL-winning centre-back

According to The Sun, Manchester United are keeping an eye on the contract situation of Leicester City centre-back Jonny Evans ahead of the January transfer window. The Red Devils want a new left-sided center-back as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his defensive ranks, and the 32-year-old is on his radar. Evans has around seven months left on his current contract at Leicester, and while he wants an extension, both parties haven’t been able to reach an agreement. He can leave the King Power Stadium for a fee in January or free next summer, and Man Utd have identified him as a possible cut-price transfer option should he become available on the market. The Leicester star spent 10 years at Old Trafford after coming through their academy, winning three Premier League titles &...