The summer transfer window is closed for the big leagues in Europe. But with an eye on January, there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, deals!
TOP STORY: Ronaldo exit can give Man Utd transfer boost
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will be handed up to £100m to spend on transfers Cristiano Ronaldo going in the January transfer window, according to the Sun.
United spent £225m (€261m) on new signings this summer, notably on transfers of Antony and Lisandro Martinez from Ajax Amsterdam, as well Casemiro from Real Madrid.
Tten Hag will reportedly receive £70m for January transfers, but this could rise to £100m if Ronaldo leaves.
The 37-year-old striker is reportedly looking to leave Old Trafford this winter transfer window and has been linked with a number of teams over the summer. With the Portugal international earning £450,000 a week, his exit would give the Red Devils an extra £30m to invest in the side.
Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season (the 699th of his club career) on Thursday in United’s 2-0 win against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League group stage.
Ten Hag could revive his interest in Frenkie de Jong after a deal collapsed with Barcelona this summer. The 25-year-old Dutch midfielder’s future remains uncertain at Camp Nou, having started just two games under Xavi Hernandez in LaLiga this season.
It is reported that Ten Hag is looking for at least three more players to allow his squad to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League.
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– Internazionale has set a deadline for contract extension Milan Skriniar, as they hope to hold off the interest of Paris Saint-Germain, reports Calciomercato. After agreeing a new deal reportedly worth €5.5m a year at the end of last season, Nerazzurri are now preparing to offer the 27-year-old centre-back a more lucrative contract in a bid to keep him at the San Siro. With his current deal due to expire in June 2023, the Italian outfit could be forced to transfer the Slovakian international in January if they cannot reach an agreement by the end of October. The Serie A side will resume contract negotiations with the defender after the international break and are reportedly prepared to offer €6.5m plus add-ons, which would make Skriniar the second-highest paid player behind frontman Romelu Lukaku.
– After being attached to Nikola Maksimovic, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Jason DenayerAS Roma have decided to sign a free centre-back, according to Rudy Galetti. The Giallorossi will now prepare talks with Victor Lindelöf, Japhet Tanganga and Trevoh Chalobah ahead of the January transfer window, with Roma boss Jose Mourinho still keen to sign a key defender.
– Eddie Howe has given Newcastle United the green light to compete with Arsenal for Mykhailo Mudryk in January, according to Football Insider. Brentford had a bid rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk for the 21-year-old’s move this summer, and the Magpies are now reportedly among a number of teams looking to lure the Ukrainian star, who has two goals in as many Champions League appearances. League this season.
– Barcelona are still monitoring AS Monaco’s left-back Caio Henrique, according to Sport. The Catalan side could revive their interest in the 25-year-old, who has enjoyed a brilliant start in Ligue 1 this season, with four assists in five games for Monegasquesdespite Marcos Alonso, Alejandro Baldeand Jordi Alba currently fighting for the starting position at left back. However, it has been reported that this could change in January, with Alba tipped to leave the Camp Nou in the winter transfer window and 18-year-old Balde said to have several admirers from the Premier League. As well as Henrique, Xavi Hernandez’s side are reportedly eyeing the Valencia captain Jose Gayawith the 27-year-old’s current deal expiring next summer.
– Arsenal have left room for a free agent after finalizing their squad for the Premier League, according to the Mirror. There is a limit of 17 players over the age of 21 and not classed as home-grown players who can be named, and with the Gunners calling on 14, the report speculates there is a place for the former Lille midfielder Xeka to join Emirates as a free agent. Mikel Arteta wants to add a central midfielder to his side, with several attempts to sign him Douglas Luiz rejected by Aston Villa in the summer and after the recent injury to Thomas Partey.