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: PSG, Juve hover as Pogba unsure over Man United future
The 28-year-old's deal at Old Trafford expires in the summer, with the France international reportedly ready to wait until the end of the season to make a decision over his future. PSG are keen to add Pogba to their star-studded squad should he become a free agent, but could face competition.
Pogba made the switch to United from Juventus for £89.3 million in 2016, winning two League Cups and a Europa League since. But the midfielder has struggled slightly this season, missing a portion of the campaign through injury.
Calciomercato claims that Juve are ready to lure Pogba back to Serie A as Max Allegri looks to rebuild the Bianconeri, having already spent €70m on striker Dusan Vlahovic and €5m on midfielder Denis Zakaria in January.
Pogba, who earns around £300,000-a-week, will have plenty of options, though his performances on the pitch and the results of Manchester United in the Premier League may have a big say on which club he plays for next season.
21.31 GMT: Leeds United are looking to begin talks with Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips over new contracts, reports Rudy Galetti. The two midfielders have become leading stars in Marcelo Bielsa's side, and with their deals set to expire in 2024, the club are keen to tie them down to new contracts as soon as possible. Raphinha, 25, has seen his performances from the right flank capture the attention of Champions League clubs this season, while 26-year-old Phillips was recently linked with Manchester United as a potential marquee signing in defensive midfield.
20.58 GMT: River Plate have tabled a new offer for New York City FC forward Valentin Castellanos, reports Cesar Luis Merlo. The new offer is reported to still be below the transfer fee that the MLS club wants in order to part with the 23-year-old, but negotiations could continue before Friday, with the 2021 MLS Golden Boot winner keen to make the switch to the Buenos Aires side.
The 25-year-old Real Betis academy graduate has been linked with an exit from Naples for some time, though Barcelona recently saw three approaches turned down by the Serie A club. With Ruiz keen to move back to his home country of Spain, however, it is reported that his representatives have spoken to both capital clubs, who would both be willing to sanction a move for him if they can reach an agreement with Napoli.
19.52 GMT: Armando Broja is open to leaving Chelsea in the summer, reports the Express. The 20-year-old forward is beginning to capture the attention of clubs in the Premier League after a run of impressive form while on loan at Southampton has seen him score eight times in 24 appearances, and with reports that Arsenal were keen on his signature, the latest suggests that he would be willing to make the switch to north London should Mikel Arteta's side make an offer.
19.19 GMT: Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are keen to sign Liverpool midfielder James Milner, according to Ekrem Konur. The 36-year-old former England international will be out of contract in the summer, and despite reports of ongoing talks between Milner and the Merseyside club, the pair of Premier League outfits are looking to see whether they can persuade him to make the switch with better prospects of regular first-team football.
18.46 GMT: Sevilla are beginning their search for potential replacements at centre-back should Jules Kounde leave in the summer, according to Fabrizio Romano. With Chelsea looking to restart their pursuit of Kounde, it is reported that the LaLiga club are scouting Italy for options in preparation to move quickly should the 23-year-old make the switch to Stamford Bridge.
18.13 GMT: AC Milan are set to continue talks with Pierre Kalulu as the club's hierarchy look to extend his stay at the San Siro with improved terms, writes Rudy Galetti. Kalulu, 21, has become a staple in the Serie A leaders' defence, making 22 appearances, and his representatives are set to restart talks with the Rossoneri over the next few days with hopes of striking a deal that rewards his recent form.
17.40 GMT: Nemanja Matic wants to hold talks over his future at Manchester United, reports the Star. The 33-year-old midfielder has started just four times since Ralf Rangnick was appointed as interim head coach in November, and with news that the Red Devils are in search of a world-class holding midfielder to bolster the squad, he is considering leaving in the summer as opportunities at Old Trafford continue to appear limited.
17.07 GMT: Arsenal are eyeing a deal for RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku as a potential replacement for Nicolas Pepe, according to the Mirror. The Gunners are ready to move on from Pepe, who's been on the fringes of the club since joining from Lille for £72m in 2019, and 24-year-old Nknunku's impressive performances this season (19 goals and 13 assists in 31 appearances across all competitions) have caught the eye of Mikel Arteta -- as well as Manchester United.
16.34 GMT: Sport1 claims Ajax full-back Noussair Mazraoui is a top target for Borussia Dortmund.
Mazraoui, 24, has a contract which expires in the summer and the Morocco international has been linked with Arsenal, Leeds, Barcelona and Roma.
"I think the chances of me remaining at Ajax are very small, maybe 5%," he told ESPN NL recently. "I am open for something new, I have played here for 16 years and I think it's a good moment to leave."
Sport1 says Dortmund are in "concrete talks" with his agent Mino Raiola and that Sevilla are interested too.
16.00 GMT: Can Barcelona really land €75m Dortmund striker Erling Haaland?
15.11 GMT: Beating Real Madrid holds the key for Mauricio Pochettino's PSG future, with Man United hovering, writes Mark Ogden.
The PSG melodrama is usually enough of a distraction for any coach that has taken on the challenge of working under intense pressure at the same time as attempting to mould their individual stars into a properly functioning team, but Pochettino must also deal with the constant speculation linking him with a return to the Premier League as Manchester United's next permanent manager.
Sources close to Pochettino have told ESPN that a move to Old Trafford appeals to the Argentine, who is fully aware that coaching PSG can never be regarded as a long-term project. But while there is a high-profile opportunity to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at United this summer, he is under contract in Paris until the end of the 2022-23 season and has more chance right now of winning the biggest honours with the French champions than he would at United.
And, as reported by ESPN on Thursday, United's list of potential new managers extends beyond Pochettino, with Spain coach Luis Enrique and Ajax's Erik ten Hag also under consideration.
So the road ahead for Pochettino is a confusing one. There will never be any genuine job security at PSG, but the obvious route out could be taken by somebody else, so the only way to deal with his situation is to keep winning in Paris and hope that any success along the way enables him to decide what happens next, rather than have his fate taken out of his hands by failure.
14.48 GMT: Marca reckons that the future of Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has been complicated by the presence of a contract offer from Man United.
Araujo, 22, is keen to stay at Camp Nou but wants a hefty pay rise on his current deal, which expires in 2023.
The Uruguay international could earn a reported €10m-a-year if he joins United, while Barca are continuing to try and save money amid their €1.4 billion debts so may not be able to offer him a similar amount.
14.13 GMT: West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen has been attracting interest from Liverpool, but the club want him to sign a new contract, says The Evening Standard.
Bowen, 25, has had a wonderful start to the Premier League season where Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is the only player to have more goals and assists than him so far.
The forward has scored seven times in his last seven games in all competitions and has 3½ years left on his contract.
Bowen joined West Ham from Hull for £20m in January 2020.
13.55 GMT: Barcelona midfielder Nico Gonzalez is on the radar of Manchester City, according to Marca.
Nico, 20, has risen through the ranks to make his name in the first team this season and is under contract until 2024 with a release clause of €500m.
The midfielder has seen interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe but clearly his style has impressed City boss Pep Guardiola.
Barca won't want to lose Nico but with their financial situation, they might have to listen to offers.
13.10 GMT: Donny van de Beek is already impressing on loan at Everton from Man United.
12.24 GMT: Fabrizio Romano reports that Liverpool have offered James Milner a new one-year contract.
The 36-year-old's current deal runs out this summer but his versatility and experience are still important to Jurgen Klopp's side.
11.40 GMT: Newcastle are still looking to bring in some new faces and want to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, says Corriere dello Sport.
Ruiz, 25, has a contract which expires in 2023 and was linked with a January move, but the two clubs couldn't come to an agreement over the transfer fee.
The Spain international is reportedly only keen to move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, though the possibility of a long-term project like Newcastle could be interesting.
11.14 GMT: Barcelona are expected to execute a clause to sign Santos winger Angelo Gabriel for €35m when he turns 18, according to Diario Sport.
Barca secured a preferential option to bring Angelo to Spain for a fixed price as part of an agreement which allowed Santos to write off a debt owed to the Catalan club.
Angelo won't celebrate his 18th birthday until December, but according to the report Barca have already decided to exercise their clause due to the excellent reports they have on his recent performances.
Sport add they have also been forced to act quickly after several Premier League clubs contacted Santos with regards to signing the teenager. However, Barcelona have not yet decided what they will do with Angelo if they sign him. There are three options on the table: loan him out, let him move on for a profit or keep him.
Barca also have the same option on Kaiky Fernandes, an 18-year-old defender who has already played over 40 games for Santos' first team.
10.52 GMT: Chelsea want to bring former Barcelona sporting director Ramon Planes to the club, according to Diario Sport.
Planes left Barca at the end of 2021 following the appointment of Xavi Hernandez as manager. Planes left Camp Nou on good terms and with his reputation enhanced following the signings of Pedri, Ronald Araujo and Abde Ezzalzouli, among others.
ESPN previously revealed that Newcastle United held talks with Planes, with Sport now reporting that several Premier League clubs are keen to add his expertise and contacts within the game.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who celebrated his side's Club World Cup win in the United Arab Emirates last week, is said to want to improve recruitment at the London club. Planes is reported to have already held talks with the Chelsea hierarchy.
Prior to joining Barca in 2018, Planes worked for Getafe, Elche and Espanyol in Spain, among others. He also had a brief spell working alongside Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur.
10.20 GMT: Should Man United be focused on their manager before thinking about signing new players?
09.44 GMT: Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is in demand as his contract expires in the summer, but the Germany international insists the ball is in the club's court over a renewal.
Rudiger, 28, is on around £90,000-a-week and wants a raise to £225,000-a-week to stay, with Real Madrid, Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain interested if he departs.
"I feel great here, I have always said it. I think the way I play you can see that I'm happy here," he told The Athletic. "But there are also other people who have to make decisions."
09.24 GMT: Carlo Ancelotti says winger Gareth Bale will leave Real Madrid this summer.
Bale, 32, moved from Tottenham for €100m in 2013 and has spent nine years at the Bernabeu, though he has come in for criticism in recent years.
"I have a good relationship with him and the rest of the players," Ancelotti told a news conference. "Personal relationships are strong when everyone shows respect and he has always done that and has never let me down in that regard.
"In the past, he hasn't had great motivation, but he wants to end things here in a good way. Bale has helped this club to win the Champions League, Copa del Rey and signing off on a high here would be good for his career."
09.03 GMT: Brazilian club Atletico-MG are close to reaching an agreement to sell their rising star Savinho to City Football Group, according to Globo Esporte.
City Group will pay an initial €6.5m for the Brazilian winger, who will turn 18 in April. Atletico Mineiro will receive a percentage of his future transfer fee if he departs.
A Brazil under-20 international, Savinho made his debut with Atletico at the age of 16 and made four appearances last season for the first team.
Among his possible destinations are French club Troyes and Belgian second division side Lommel SK.
08.43 GMT: Manchester United have added Christopher Nkunku to their list of summer targets after interim manager Ralf Rangnick urged the club to step up their interest in the RB Leipzig midfielder, sources told ESPN's Mark Ogden.
United, who are aiming to hire a permanent successor to former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the season, have prioritised the midfield department for strengthening due to the expectation that Paul Pogba will leave Old Trafford as a free agent when his contract expires at the end of June.
Nkunku, 24, has scored 19 goals and registered 13 assists in 31 appearances at Leipzig this season and is regarded by many as one of the best emerging players in the Bundesliga.
His performances in Germany since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in 2019 -- when he signed for Leipzig while Rangnick was the club's director of football -- have attracted the attention of Europe's leading clubs including Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal.
But sources have said that United's interest has only emerged since Rangnick arrived at Old Trafford in December and reviewed the club's list of potential signings.
08.00 GMT: Crystal Palace are worried about Wilfried Zaha leaving at the end of the season as he has given no indication that he will sign a new contract, the Daily Mail reports.
Zaha, 29, has a deal at Selhurst Park that runs until the end of the 2022-23 season, meaning Palace may have to consider a transfer this summer if they are unable to convince their star player to extend his stay.
The Ivory Coast international has come close to leaving before, most notably in 2019 when Arsenal and Everton were both keen to sign him, only to be put off by the £80m transfer fee that Palace wanted.
Zaha has in the past made clear his desire to play Champions League football but, as he turns 30 in November, this summer could be his last chance to join a club competing in Europe's top competition.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Luke Thrower)
- Bayern Munich are set to open talks with Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer over new contracts, according to Nicolo Schira. The pair are out of contract in 2023 and are still regular first-team starters for the Bavarian side.
- Chelsea are eyeing a move for Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu, says Ekrem Konur. The Blues are set to lose Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta as free agents in the summer, with the 25-year-old viewed as a potential replacement. The Turkey international has been a consistent starter for the Foxes, playing in their FA Cup victory over Chelsea last season.
- Arsenal are scouting Atletico Mineiro wonderkid Savio, reports Ekrem Konur. The 17-year-old winger has recently broken into the first team and, with his contract expiring in 2023, the Gunners are said to be monitoring the youngster.
- Real Madrid are targeting Villarreal defender Juan Foyth in the summer, according to Calciomercato. The 24-year-old former Tottenham player has impressed for the LaLiga side, winning the Europa League on loan with the club last season. The Argentina international signed for around €17m in the summer, signing a deal until 2026.
- AS Roma midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to leave the club at the end of the season, reports Calciomercato. The former Manchester United and Arsenal playmaker is a free agent in the summer and the report claims that Jose Mourinho is unlikely to renew the 33-year-old's contract.