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The 2022 January transfer window is closed, but there's still plenty of gossip swirling about who's moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Mane to leave Liverpool for Barcelona or Real Madrid?

Sadio Mane is open to leaving Liverpool in the summer should he receive an offer from Barcelona or Real Madrid, according to Goal.

The 29-year-old winger is celebrating winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, but as he nears the final year of a contract that expires in 2023, there has still been no official contact from the club over a new deal.

Mane is reportedly now beginning to think about the future. It is a childhood dream of his to represent one of the LaLiga giants and he has informed his agent that he wants to have the chance to make that dream a reality before he retires.

Since joining Liverpool from Southampton in the summer of 2016, Mane has gone on to become a Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup winner, while he could further add to his medal tally when Jurgen Klopp's side take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final later this month.

And with the Reds confirming the €45 million signing of winger Luis Diaz from FC Porto in January, it may now be an easier decision for Klopp to let of one of his star forwards leave.

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21.59 GMT: Juventus are nearing a contract extension for versatile winger Juan Cuadrado, writes Calciomercato. The 33-year-old will be a free agent come the summer, but both parties are hoping to extend his stay at the club, all that's holding the deal up is the length of the contract: the Bianconeri want a one-year deal with an option of an extra year, while the player's agents are working to secure two years with the option of a third.

21.26 GMT: Real Madrid may entertain offers for winger Rodrygo in the summer, according to Sport. The 21-year-old is yet to take off for los Blancos, and with the potential arrival of Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain, it may be tough for him to fit into the side in 2022-23.

20.53 GMT: Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto is expecting to leave the club in the summer, writes Mundo Deportivo. The 30-year-old is a free agent in the summer, and despite planned meetings over a potential renewal, contacts between the two parties have slowed down again, with the midfielder reportedly believing he will be looking for a new club at the end of the season.

20.20 GMT: Despite reports claiming Real Madrid have dropped out of the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland in the summer, AS reports that the Norway international is still of interest to los Blancos.

The Spanish capital club are already working to sign Kylian Mbappe on a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain, however the Champions League clash between the two sides has forced them to delay their approach. The 23-year-old World Cup winner with France is their priority, but Haaland is still on their wish list, despite the financial might required to sign both players.

19.47 GMT: Manchester United will look to sign Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans this summer, reports the Star. The Red Devils have been linked with the likes of Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips to help shore up their midfield, but they are said to have turned their focus to Tielemans, with the Belgium international's contract having just 18 months left to run.

19.14 GMT: Juventus are in talks to renew the contract of full-back Mattia De Sciglio, according to Nicolo Schira. The 29-year-old's deal is set to expire in the summer, but discussions are currently underway to extend his contract until 2025.

18.41 GMT: Further updates on Chelsea's back line come from Goal, which reports that the Blues may already have potential transfer targets lined up should pending free agents Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta all leave on free transfers this summer. The Stamford Bridge hierarchy are said to be considering a move for 21-year-old Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo, who has just 18 months left on his deal and has been frustrated by the slow progress in negotiations for a renewal of his own at the Camp Nou.

18.08 GMT: Bayern Munich believe they can meet the contract demands of Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, writes Ekrem Konur. The 28-year-old's contract expires after this season, and Bayern Munich are said to be one of a number of clubs interested in the Germany international, having lost pending free-agent defender Niklas Sule on a pre-contractual agreement to Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.

17.51 GMT: The Chicago Fire announced on Wednesday that they have completed the transfer of Lyon and Switzerland international midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, and signed him to a Designated Player contract. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but one source with knowledge of the transaction said that the Fire paid a transfer free of around $7.5 million. Read the full story.

17.35 GMT: Aston Villa are interested in a move for Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma this summer, reports the Athletic. The 25-year-old Mali international only has 18 months left on his deal at the Amex, with Villa boss Steven Gerrard reportedly hoping to make another attempt at the end of the season.

17.18 GMT: RB Leipzig have announced that 18-year-old attacker Caden Clark will return to the New York Red Bulls on loan for the 2022 season. The Minnesota native signed for the Bundesliga side last summer but remained with the MLS club on loan ahead of an expected move to Germany in January, but Lepzig have now decided that Clark's development would be best served by another year in New York, and have extended his contract through 2025.

17.02 GMT: Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that his side will make the loan move for defender Cristian Romero permanent in the summer.

"He's on loan but we have an obligation to buy," the Evening Standard quotes the former Internazionale, Chelsea and Juventus boss as saying. "We bought him!"

The clause in the 23-year-old Argentina international's contract will see Spurs pay a transfer fee of roughly £42.5m to Atalanta later in the year.

16.29 GMT: Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka is on the radar of Arsenal, says Bild.

Ndicka, 22, moved to Frankfurt from Auxerre in 2018 and has impressed in the Bundesliga. The France U21 international has also been watched by Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, but Arsenal are keen to bolster their defensive unit as they have only three centre-backs -- Ben White, Gabriel and Rob Holding -- with €30m signing William Saliba unlikely to want to stay at the club once his loan from Marseille ends in the summer.

15.50 GMT: Manchester United wanted to sign Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, with Dean Henderson headed to St James' Park on loan in exchange, says The Manchester Evening News.

However, Dubravka, 33, was not willing to trade his place as Newcastle's No. 1 for sitting on the bench behind David de Gea at United.

15.33 GMT: Atlanta United have signed Thiago Almada from Argentine side Velez Sarsfield on a contract through 2025.

Almada, 20, scored 24 goals and picked up 11 assists in 100 matches for Velez across all competitions and he will be a Designated Player in Atlanta.

"After an extensive and in-depth due diligence process, we have exercised our exclusive option to permanently transfer in Thiago," Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. "He's a player we've been tracking for a long time and he's shown that he's one of the best young players in South America over the past few seasons. We feel that his abilities fit well with the kind of attacking soccer that we want to play at Atlanta United and we're confident that he will be able to play at a high level in Major League Soccer."

Last season, Almada had nine goals and six assists in 38 appearances.

"Thiago is a talented player who will add quality to our attack in the final third," Atlanta United head coach Gonzalo Pineda said. "He's very good at taking on defenders and creating chances for himself and his teammates. We're very happy to welcome him to the club and look forward to integrating him into the team as quickly as possible."

14.48 GMT: Barcelona have been making moves to sign players on free transfers, given how poor their financial situation is.

However, Sport claims that the Spanish club have pulled out of the race to land AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie after the Ivory Coast international made it clear he wanted to earn more than €5m-a-year in salary.

Tottenham, Man United and Juventus are all tracking Kessie ahead of the summer.

14.01 GMT: Manchester United winger Anthony Martial has revealed he rejected advances from Barcelona and Juventus to sign for Sevilla on loan in January,

"It's true. Juventus tried to sign me," he told Diario de Sevilla. "I was talking to my agent and told him I preferred to go to Sevilla. It was the best option for me and my family. FC Barcelona talked to my agent. But as I said, I spoke with my agent and told him: 'My priority is Sevilla'. And when I say something to someone, I don't change it, I keep my word.

"Both Sevilla and I have made an effort so that I could come. I have less salary, but I also know that paying my salary is an effort for the club. So both of us have made an effort. But I know that this effort will be good for both parties.

"For me, it was the right decision because I knew I was going to play and for me playing was the most important thing. Other big clubs tried to convince me but I preferred to come to Sevilla because I knew that Sevilla was a very good club. For me, it was the right decision."

13.28 GMT: Is Xherdan Shaqiri's transfer to Chicago Fire the right move?

12.45 GMT: Sebastian Giovinco has been presented as a Sampdoria player after signing a contract until the end of the season.

Giovinco, 35, was a free agent after his contract with Al-Hilal expired in August 2021 and he returns to Italy for the first time since leaving Juventus for MLS club Toronto FC in February 2015.

"It's all signed, I am very happy to be back in Serie A," Giovinco told reporters outside the Sampdoria headquarters. "I salute the Samp fans, I can't wait to get started with my first training session tomorrow.'

12.25 GMT: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta described himself as the "solution" in his relationship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after the Gabon striker said he left the Premier League club because the coach had a problem.

Aubameyang terminated his contract with Arsenal by mutual consent and moved to Barcelona this month, ending speculation around his future after Arteta stripped him of the captaincy due to a "disciplinary breach" in December.

The 32-year-old said last week that Arteta was not happy with him at Arsenal, which contributed to his decision to find a new club.

"That's his opinion, that's what he said and you have to respect that," Arteta told reporters on Wednesday. "I'm extremely grateful for what Auba has done and his contribution. The way I see myself in that relationship is the solution, not the problem.

"I've been the solution, 100%. I can look in the eye of anybody. I do a lot of things wrong for sure. The intention all the time is the best -- and not for me, it's for the club and the team."

12.03 GMT: L'Equipe reports that Paris Saint-Germain want to bring in Lyon's Lucas Paqueta and Manchester United's Paul Pogba, but have to make some sacrifices to do so.

One such is that the club won't extend Argentine winger Angel Di Maria's contract for an additional year,

Di Maria, 33, wants to stay in Paris for another year but PSG need to make room on the wagebill for new arrivals and will let him go.

Pogba is available on a free transfer, though has interest from Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona, while Paqueta could cost around €60m as he is contracted until 2025.

11.36 GMT: El Chiringuito host Josep Pedrerol claimed earlier this month that Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland "isn't in Real Madrid's plans right now" as they focus on signing PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.

But now AS claims that Madrid still want to bring in another striker and that player could be Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski.

Lewandowski, 33, isn't certain to sign a new contract in Munich and, given it ends in 2023, could move on for a new challenge this summer.

11.09 GMT: Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick wants to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji, says SPORT1.

Akanji, 26, is a close friend of United winger and former Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho, while he has entered the final 18 months of his contract.

The Switzerland international could seek a transfer in the summer window, especially as Dortmund will be signing centre-back Niklas Sule from Bayern Munich on a free transfer.

10.32 GMT: Despite only re-joining the club in the summer from Juventus, is Cristiano Ronaldo coming to the end of his time at Manchester United?


Lampard 'not surprised' by Newcastle loss

Frank Lampard says there is "no magic wand" to fix Everton after their 3-1 loss to Newcastle.

09.55 GMT: Reims striker Hugo Ekitike turned down a €35m move to Newcastle in January but now has a host of clubs scouting him.

Ekitike, 19, has 10 goals in 22 games this season and could move on in the summer. 90min claims that pretty much every top team in Europe was there to see him play in a 5-0 win over Bordeaux.

The list of clubs who are reportedly interested reads: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham, Leicester, Newcastle, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Porto, Benfica, Paris Saint Germain and Lyon.


09.22 GMT: Borussia Dortmund boss Marco Rose has been speaking about the future of star striker Erling Haaland.

Haaland, 21, has a €75m release clause which comes into effect in summer 2022 and has Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Manchester City on his trail.

However, Dortmund haven't given up on convincing the Norway international to stay, as Rose told Bild: "I'm in contact with Erling every day and also have a feeling for this player and this person. Everything is on the table internally, everyone is honest with each other. He'll make a decision at some point and the club will prepare well for it. We all want him to stay for sure."

08.59 GMT: The wait for a new Messi is over.

Argentinian club Newell's Old Boys, where Lionel Messi began his playing career, have found another Messi: Joaquin Messi, who bears no relation to Lionel, plays for Newell's Under-20 side.

The 19-year-old came on as a substitute in his team's 1-0 defeat against Guarani in the Under-20 Copa Libertadores on Monday wearing the No. 10 jersey.

"I'm Joaquin Messi, a Newell's player and I'm playing with the number 10 jersey," he said. "Since I've arrived, many people have asked me if I have any connection with him [Lionel Messi]. It's simply coincidence because in the village where I live there are three families that have the Messi surname so it's normal, just like it is with other surnames in the rest of the world. I happen to share the same surname with him. Because I'm a footballer it has more relevance. I started at Newell's like him, I'm now wearing the No. 10."

Asked about the possibility that the two of them could play one day together at Newell's, Joaquin said: "It would be the most beautiful thing that could happen to me in my life. It would be something impressive."

Asked who would wear the No. 10 jersey if that happened, Joaquin said laughing: "No, he would. Give me any number, always give him the No. 10. As long as I play, I'll take any number."

08.30 GMT: Barcelona chief executive officer Ferran Reverter has resigned, with sources telling ESPN that the club's sponsorship deal with Spotify was the latest in a series of contentious issues between the CEO and president Joan Laporta.

Reverter had been seen as a key member of Laporta's management team since taking up the position in July, as Barca look to restructure their finances and deal with the club's €1.35 billion debt.

A statement on Barcelona's website on Tuesday cited "personal and family reasons" for Reverter's exit, which will come into effect as soon as a new CEO is appointed. However, sources told ESPN that Reverter had disagreed with Laporta over a number of issues ever since he took the job at Camp Nou.

The agreement with Spotify was seen as the last straw, sources said.


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PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

- Xavi Hernandez is pushing for Gavi to sign a new contract, according to Sport. After an impressive display against Atletico Madrid, the 17-year-old midfielder further displayed his importance to Barcelona's long-term project. The report suggests that Xavi will now step up talks to get the deal over the line, with the Camp Nou hierarchy prepared to offer their young star a new five-year extension until the summer of 2027.

- Tottenham Hotspur are keen on a move for Arturo Vidal, with manager Antonio Conte making contact with the 34-year-old midfielder's representatives. Chilean newspaper La Tercera writes that Vidal has already decided that he wants to leave Internazionale in the summer, and that the Premier League would be a dream destination for him. Vidal has made just one start in Serie A this season.

- Atalanta are looking for solutions after discovering that striker Duvan Zapata will require surgery. Calciomercato writes that they are considering making a move for Diego Costa, who is a free agent. The 33-year-old striker has recently been linked with Fenerbahce, with his goal-scoring form helping Atletico Mineiro to the Brazilian league title in 2021.

- A number of teams are looking to capitalise on the contract situation of Schalke 04 goalkeeper Martin Fraisl, reports the Daily Mail. The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and that has seen Norwich City and Rangers monitoring him for a potential pre-contract agreement ahead of the summer.

- It's good news for Arsenal fans as Fabrizio Romano revealed on the Here We Go podcast that they will head back into the market to acquire a striker this summer. Mikel Arteta's side were prepared to spend big in January, but there were a number of targets on the shortlist that clubs did not want to part ways with in the middle of the season. The Gunners are already considering a number of options to begin approaches for, and they will move quickly in the summer to land a marquee signing up front.