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: Man United planning Lewandowski move
The Poland international offered a reminder of just how lethal he can be during Bayern's Champions League second leg against FC Salzburg, scoring a record-breaking hat trick in the first 23 minutes of a 7-1 thrashing of the Austrian side.
However, Lewandowski's future at the Bavarian giants is not certain with contract extension talks on hold, something the Red Devils could look to take advantage of with his deal ending in little more than a year.
The report gives two reasons why Bayern are dragging their heels on giving Lewandowski a new contract. The first is that the Bayern want Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, whose release clause in the region of €75 million is active in the summer. The second is that Lewandowski is one of Bayern's top earners, making €25m-per-year -- a figure the Bundesliga leaders could look to get off the books.
It is unclear what the 33-year-old would ask for in negotiations or what Bayern would be willing to offer, especially with their financial constraints due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bayern will look to work on his deal in the spring and while there has been no official approach, Man United will be watching how things develop as they desperately look for a striker to lead their line in the 2022-23 season.
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21.30 GMT: Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is closing in on a move to Barcelona, according to Nicolo Schira. The Spain defender's contract in west London expires at season's end, allowing him to join the Catalan club on a free transfer in the summer, with the Blaugrana offering the 32-year-old a two-year contract with an option of a third.
20.57 GMT: Inter Milan are willing to move on attacker Alexis Sanchez at the end of the season, reports Calciomercato. The report suggests that the 33-year-old has a €4m release clause in his contract, although the Nerazzurri may be willing to negotiate in order to get the Chile international's wages off their books.
20.24 GMT: Wolverhampton Wanderers have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Pedrinho over a potential move, write Ekrem Konur. Foreign players of Ukrainian and Russian clubs have been allowed to temporarily leave as free agents, and Wolves as well as Corinthians, Flamengo and Sao Paulo are all interested in the 23-year-old Brazil youth international.
19.51 GMT: Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo could make a stunning return to Barcelona, where he came through the academy, according to O Jogo. The report suggests that with a renewal to the 26-year-old's contract unlikely to materialise, he could return to the Camp Nou, where the Blaugrana are also said to be monitoring Jose Gaya of Valencia and Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax.
19.18 GMT: Internazionale have made Torino centre-back Bremer their top target for the summer transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 24-year-old Brazilian has been key to the Turin club laying claim to the third-best defence in Serie A, and that level of performance has also attracted the attention of Bayern Munich.
18.45 GMT: The LA Galaxy have confirmed the signing of 29-year-old free agent centre-back Eriq Zavaleta, reuniting the El Salvador international with coach Greg Vanney, who managed Zavaleta and Toronto FC to an MLS Cup triumph in 2017.
18.12 GMT: Jose Mourinho has been linked with a number of Premier League players, having already signed Tammy Abraham and Ainsley Maitland-Niles for his AS Roma side, and now Calciomercato reports that the manager is interested in yet another talent from England in Manchester United's Diogo Dalot. The 22-year-old can play either full-back position and enjoyed a spell in Serie A while on loan with AC Milan in 2020-21.
17.39 GMT: After seemingly destined to sign a new contract just a few months ago, forward Paulo Dybala is now edging closer and closer to leaving Juventus, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The report suggests that the 28-year-old Argentina international is convinced that the Bianconeri no longer want him as he enters the final few months of his contract in Turin with no resolution regarding fresh terms.
17.06 GMT: Juventus are interested in signing Lille midfielder Renato Sanches, according to Goal. The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 champions, with less than 18 months remaining on his contract, but the Bianconeri will face competition for the Portugal international's signature in the form of AC Milan.
16.33 GMT: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the club are in no rush to sort out the future of Fernandinho.
The central midfielder, who will turn 37 before the end of the season, continues to be a vital player but is out of contract in the summer.
"We will see at the end of the season," Guardiola told BT Sport. "We still have two or three months ahead of us and the club are going to sit with him and his agent to reach the best decision for the club and for him."
He added: "I would love it if he stays, he's an incredible captain. Now I have the feeling he is getting better, the conditions at Peterborough [in the FA Cup] were so difficult. Freezing cold. At the end of the season, [football director] Txiki [Begiristain] and the club have to decide."
15.51 GMT: Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says the club will wait until the end of the season to discuss the future of Conor Gallagher.
Gallagher, 22, has been brilliant for Palace this season during a season-long loan from Chelsea. However, the uncertainty over the long-term situation at Stamford Bridge following UK government sanctions is sure to have an impact on Gallagher's position.
"His focus is to finish the season well and finish as well as he started," Vieira told a prematch news conference ahead of Monday's game against Manchester City. "We always say we will sit down at the end of the season with Chelsea and Conor and what will be next. We know we have him for a year then he goes back.
"We don't know. Nothing is going on, we know we have him for a year. We'll work with him for the year then he'll go back."
15.05 GMT: Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Lyon's Moussa Dembele being a being a potential option for Manchester United and how this interest came about.
14.21 GMT: Maxime Lopez has told Gazzetta dello Sport that he turned down the chance to join Liverpool as a 16-year-old, and also had interest from Barcelona.
Now 24, Lopez is making a name for himself in Serie A with Sassuolo and is being linked with a move to a bigger club.
The attacking midfielder was on the books of Marseille when Liverpool came calling in 2014, but he chose to sign a professional contract with his hometown club.
"I said no to Liverpool when I was 16 because I didn't feel ready to leave at such a young age," he said. "A few years later, Barcelona also seemed interested in signing me. It would have been a dream because I am a Barcelona fan, but things went differently."
Lopez joined Sassuolo at the start of the 2020-21 season, initially loan before moving on a permanent basis.
13.40 GMT: The Guardian reports that Luke Shaw is prepared to sit down and discuss a new contract with Manchester United.
Shaw, 26, joined United from Southampton eight years ago and is about to enter the final year of his contract -- although the Red Devils hold the right to extend through to 2024 which they would be sure to do to protect his transfer value.
12.53 GMT: Aston Villa will make England international Kalvin Phillips a major summer transfer target if Leeds United are relegated, reports The Athletic.
Phillips, 26, was named England's Player of the Year for 2021 after the country finished as runners-up at Euro 2020. However, the central midfielder has been hampered by injury for much of the season, a major reason why Leeds face a fight to stay in the division.
Leeds find themselves just two points above the relegation zone with more games played than the two teams below them. Leeds will need Phillips to add to his 12 Premier League appearances if they are to stay up, though he is not yet ready to return to action.
Brighton's Yves Bissouma is also named as an option if Phillips, who is sure to have other suitors, isn't signed.
12.10 GMT: Goal reports that Sevilla increased the release clause of Diego Carlos to €80m, which proved to be shrewd after Newcastle United tried to sign the player in January.
Newcastle, who have now pulled away from the Premier League relegation zone and are beginning to plan their summer business, did not meet Sevilla's valuation of the 28-year-old in the winter window. Had the LaLiga club not revised the defender's contract last year, they would not have been in such a strong negotiating position.
"We renewed Diego Carlos and [Lucas] Ocampos 14 months ago," director of football Monchi told Mucho Deportes. "We didn't announce it for strategic reasons."
11.32 GMT: The Evening Standard says Arsenal will look to sign two new strikers this summer as Mikel Arteta's rebuilding job continues.
The Gunners are now favourites to earn a return to the Champions League next season, sitting fourth in the Premier League. But their performance have often been hampered by a lack of a clinical edge. Indeed, midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is their top scorer despite netting several times from the substitutes' bench.
The report says that Arteta also wants a winger, a left-sided centre-back and a right-back.
The shortlist of forward options is said to feature Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Lille's Jonathan David, Borussia Dortmund's Alexander Isak and Benfica's Darwin Nunez.
10.43 GMT: Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is desperate for the club to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a permanent basis, but the Daily Telegraph says the player's wages could be a major issue.
Coutinho, 29, has been a revelation since joining Villa on loan in January with three goals and three assists in seven appearances.
But the Brazil international is on a contract worth £480,000-a-week at Barca, which Villa are only partly paying during his loan.
Villa have an option to sign the player for a transfer fee of £33.4m, but there's no way they could pay him anything close to his Barca wage.
10.00 GMT: Could Cristiano Ronaldo be about to leave Manchester United after just one season back at Old Trafford? The 37-year-old missed Sunday's Manchester derby defeat with a supposed hip injury after being told he would be on the bench, instead taking an unsanctioned trip to Portugal while his team were being thrashed 4-1.
The Sun reports that Ronaldo has held talks with his agent, Jorge Mendes, and he wants out this summer.
09.14 GMT: Former Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu could be set for a return to the Premier League, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Deulofeu, 27, has been playing for Udinese for the last two seasons, having moved to the club initially on loan from Watford following their relegation to the Championship.
Having also played for Everton, he could be set for a third spell in English football with West Ham United.
The report says Udinese will look for a transfer fee of €20m.
08.30 GMT: Tuttomercatoweb reports that Club Brugge star Charles De Ketelaere is on AC Milan's shortlist for the summer.
De Ketelaere, 21, has broken into the senior Belgium squad and seen as one of the most promising young forwards in Europe.
Milan are also said to be interested in another Club Brugge striker, the 22-year-old Dutchman Noa Lang, but would prefer to sign De Ketelaere due to his versatility.
De Ketelaere, who has two years remaining on his contract, has scored 12 goals and provided seven assists this season.
- Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo, reports Diario Sport, with Chelsea and Manchester United having also looked into signing the Uruguay international. The 23-year-old's deal runs until the summer of 2023 and if he doesn't sign an extension, Barcelona could be forced to move him on. They are working on an extension, but the first offer was for a net sum of €3m-per-season, which would keep him as one of the lowest earners in the squad. That offer has since been raised.
- Bayern are interested in signing Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, but Calciomercato is reporting that the Bundesliga giants could face competition from Juventus. The Serie A club are looking to get in ahead of the Bavarians by making a first official transfer offer of just over €25m when bonuses are taken into account. Ajax are demanding more than that sum, though.
- Real Sociedad had been confident of extending Adnan Januzaj's contract before it ends in the summer, but AS is now reporting that the winger could be set to join Napoli. The Serie A outfit needs a replacement for Lorenzo Insigne after the Italian confirmed he would move to Toronto FC in the summer, and have reportedly offered Januzaj a more lucrative deal.
- Juventus are open to signing Alvaro Morata permanently from Atletico Madrid, but want to do so for €15m after already spending €20m on loan fees for the 29-year-old, reports Corriere dello Sport. This would represent a large discount on the €35m quoted when the Spaniard was first loaned out two years ago. The striker has openly stated that he wants to stay at Juventus.
- Calciomercato has compiled a list of six free agent strikers that AC Milan are looking at ahead of the summer window, with the Serie A club likely to commit most of their transfer spending on signing Sven Botman and Renato Sanches from Lille. The list featured Torino's Andrea Belotti, Napoli's Dries Mertens, Liverpool's Divock Origi, Arsenal pair Alexandre Lacazette and Edward Nketiah as well as Besiktas' Cyle Larin.