LIVE Transfer Talk: Juventus eye USMNT's Christian Pulisic amid Chelsea's uncertain outlook

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Jurgen Klopp speaks about whether Mohamed Salah will extend his contract with Liverpool. (0:36)

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: Pulisic could land in Serie A

Amid uncertainty surrounding the future of Chelsea, Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Juventus are interested in as many as four players from the Blues in the summer -- with United States star Christian Pulisic on the list.

Any transfer business for Chelsea going forward could be complicated, though, as the club's owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK Government, freezing his assets including the team.

They will operate under a new "Russia Regulations" licence, allowing the club to continue footballing operations, but putting restrictions on certain things such as the ability to renew contracts or transfer players.

However, despite that fact, the Bianconeri are said to be eyeing a number of players for the summer if they can sign them from Chelsea.

The 23-year-old Pulisic, who was left out of the squad that beat Norwich City 3-1 on Thursday, is yet to secure a regular spot in the starting team, scoring four and assisting once in 14 Premier League appearances this season.

The USMNT attacker isn't the only one who is in Juve's sights, though, as Hakim Ziyech is also viewed as another signing in the striking department if Massimiliano Allegri can't land Nicolo Zaniolo from AS Roma.

Midfielder Jorginho is said to be a priority option to bring back to Serie A, with his deal expiring in 2023, while defender Antonio Rudiger is also a potential option as he is a free agent in the summer.

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21.44 GMT: Gazzetta dello Sport have offered a list of the players Lazio are hoping to sign this summer, which could be funded by a big departure such as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is being monitored by Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

In midfield they are looking to bring in Sassuolo's Maxime Lopez or Porto's Vitinha, with either signing likely to require a fee in the region of €25m to €30m. Maurizio Sarri is also keen on Alessio Romagnoli, whose AC Milan contract will end in the summer.

In addition, he wants Chelsea duo Emerson and Kepa Arrizabalaga, with the former on loan at Lyon. However, there will be complications when completing any deals with the Blues considering their present financial limitations, and Lazio could look at Sergio Rico in goal. The Spaniard is on loan at Mallorca from PSG and would be a cheaper alternative to Kepa.

21.11 GMT: Real Madrid are ready to extend Karim Benzema's contract by a season, until 2024, according to Ekrem Konur. The Frenchman showed how heroic his efforts can be for Los Blancos with his hat trick overturning their two-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

20.38 GMT: Lille are the frontrunners to sign Clermont Foot right-back Akim Zedadka when his contract ends in the summer, according to Foot Mercato. The 26-year-old is likely to come in as a replacement for Zeki Celik, who has long been linked with Atletico Madrid, but Lille will face competition from Marseille, Montpellier, Sevilla, AS Roma and Lazio.

20.05 GMT: Ismaila Sarr is considering leaving Watford at the end of the season, as reported by Ekrem Konur. Various Premier League clubs are said to be hoping to sign the Senegal international.

19.32 GMT: Napoli's move for Getafe defender Mathias Olivera is "a virtually done deal" ahead of the summer, according to Calciomercato. The Partenopei are hoping to make at least six signings during the summer transfer window and are thinking about Hellas Verona duo Adrien Tameze and Antonin Barak, even if there is likely to be Premier League competition for the latter, and the Naples club have also made contact with Empoli regarding Albania international Nedim Bajrami.

18.59 GMT: Fiorentina and VfL Wolfsburg have both shown interest in signing Alberth Elis from Bordeaux, while West Ham United have made enquiries, reports Foot Mercato. This comes with the former Houston Dynamo FC man having already scored nine goals and assisted another one in Ligue 1 after joining on loan from Boavista. That loan came with an option to sign the Honduras international permanently, which Bordeaux took up in the winter and they are hoping that he will stay longer.

18.26 GMT: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that talks about a contract renewal for striker Alexandre Lacazette will wait until the summer, despite the Frenchman's deal expiring at the end of the season. "We have discussed that, at the end of the season when we know where we are, we are going to make a decision together," the Gunners boss is quoted as saying by the Mail. "We agreed the decision is to do it in the summer and that's when we are going to do it."

17.53 GMT: Talks are ongoing for AC Milan to keep full-back Alessandro Florenzi on a permanent basis following his loan from AS Roma, according to Nicolo Schira. The 31-year-old wants to stay with the Rossoneri, who have the option to sign him for €4.5m, but a meeting is expected in the coming weeks with the Milanese side hoping to spend a little less than that to sign Florenzi through 2024-25.

17.20 GMT: MLS expansion side Charlotte FC have completed the signing of 23-year-old winger Kamil Jozwiak from Derby Derby, the club announced on Friday. The Poland international joins as a Designated Player on a contract that runs until 2025 with the option for another year.

16.47 GMT: Rival clubs are increasingly confident they can prise Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta away from Chelsea, amid the turmoil surrounding owner Roman Abramovich, sources told ESPN's James Olley.

In a dramatic intervention, the U.K. government imposed sanctions on Abramovich on Thursday, meaning Chelsea are effectively frozen as one of Abramovich's assets. The freeze means the sale of the club is on hold and they are unable to sign players to new contracts.

Sources told ESPN, however, that although a sale cannot go ahead as things stand, Abramovich could apply for a license to allow a sale, which the U.K. government would consider. Any such licence would not allow Abramovich to benefit from the sale of the club while he remains subject to sanctions, and no bids have met his £3 billion value of the club.

Several Chelsea personnel including manager Thomas Tuchel, female players Ji So-yun, Maren Mjelde, Jonna Andersson and Drew Spence and the men's trio, admitted this week there were doubts Christensen would stay.

The Danish centre-back has held talks with Barcelona and Bayern Munich among other clubs. Barcelona are also hopeful of landing Azpilicueta, who has attracted interest from Atletico Madrid, while Rudiger's suitors include Manchester United, Real Madrid and Newcastle United.

The government has issued a special license for Chelsea to remain operational, which includes playing fixtures, paying staff and enabling season-ticket holders to attend home matches. That will be kept under review and expires on May 31, or when Abramovich sells Chelsea -- whichever comes sooner -- and there is hope at Stamford Bridge that all three can be retained for next season and beyond.

Barcelona were already growing confident about attracting Christensen and Azpilicueta prior to Thursday's announcement and although Rudiger was thought to be increasingly likely to stay, his future is more unclear than ever.

16.01 GMT: Valencia have made an enquiry over renewing Tottenham Hotspur winger Bryan Gil's loan with the Spanish club for next season, according to the Daily Star.

Gil joined Tottenham last summer from Sevilla, who signed Erik Lamela from Spurs at the same time. But the 21-year-old is yet to make his mark in the Premier League, earning just a handful of minutes on the pitch over the course of nine substitute appearances.

However, Gil has seen his career reinvigorated since returning to LaLiga in January, starting six games for Los Che so far including three matches in their run to the Copa del Rey final.

The Star reports that Gil's loan deal does not include an obligation to make the deal permanent but, with the player not part of Spurs boss Antonio Conte's plans, he could stay at Valencia for the 2022-23 season.

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15.08 GMT: Barcelona may allow Brazilian goalkeeper Neto to leave the club for free this summer if they fail to make a suitable deal for a transfer, according to Sport.

Neto, 32, has a contract with Barca until June 2023. He has been an understudy of Marc-Andre ter Stegen and has made only three appearances this season.

With 23-year-old goalkeeper Inaki Pena expected to return to Barca this summer after his loan spell at Galatasaray (see 09.36 GMT), Neto is set to drop in the pecking order at Camp Nou. By allowing the experienced goalkeeper to leave in the summer, Barca would cut down on their wage bill.

Neto wanted to leave Barca last summer in search of playing time but, according to AS, Barca's €15m asking price proved a turn-off for interested clubs.

14.14 GMT: As well as the managerial situation at Manchester United (see 11.11 GMT), Doubts over key players are also adding to the uncertainty at Old Trafford, sources have told ESPN's Rob Dawson.

Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to make a decision on whether he will stay at the club next season, despite only reaching the halfway point of his two-year contract this summer. In his Friday news conference, interim coach Ralf addressed speculation Ronaldo is looking to leave Old Trafford and the 37-year-old's trip to Portugal last weekend while his teammates were enduring a 4-1 defeat at Manchester City.

"I haven't asked him if he's happy in Manchester or at this club," Rangnick said of Ronaldo, who missed the trip to the Etihad with a hip injury. "He's fit again, resumed training yesterday and we shall see which formation we will line up with tomorrow.

Marcus Rashford also has reservations about his future. Rashford has a contract until 2023 with the option of another year but is in no rush to sign an extension. The 24-year-old is keen to win back his place in the team under Rangnick and nail down a regular position after being tried in a number of roles since breaking into the senior squad as a teenager.

Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are out of contract in the summer and nine first-team players have deals expiring in 2023.

13.27 GMT: AC Milan are among the club's monitoring Empoli midfielder Nedim Bajrami, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Bajrami, 22, is enjoying a breakout season at the Stadio Carlo Castellani, with his nine goals so far already more than his totals in either his loan stint at the club in 2019-20 or his first campaign as a permanent signing from Swiss club Grasshoppers last erm.

The Albania international has scored again both Milan clubs, Roma and Lazio already this season, putting on the radar of some of Serie A biggest sides.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Bajrami could be available this summer for €10m, and his contract runs until 2024.

12.39 GMT: Jurgen Klopp has called for patience regarding Mohamed Salah's future at Liverpool with the forward yet to sign a contract extension at the club.

Salah's existing deal at Anfield expires in June 2023 and he previously said he wants to extend his stay at Liverpool but claimed his future "is not in my hands."

The Egypt international has been one of the world's best players this season with 27 goals in all competitions and Klopp said he is relaxed about his contract situation.

"Mo expects this club to be ambitious," Klopp told a news conference on Friday. "We cannot do much more. It is Mo's decision.

"It is all fine from my point of view. Nothing happened further, no signing or rejection. We just have to wait, there's no rush."

12.02 GMT: Conor Gallagher has said he is yet to decide his future next season and remains focus on a strong end to his loan spell at Crystal Palace.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a fine campaign away from his parent club Chelsea, scoring eight goals and registering five assists to win Premier League Young Player of the Year at last week's London Football Awards.

Sources have told ESPN's James Olley that Palace boss Patrick Vieira is keen to keep Gallagher next season while Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel is understood to be open to reintegrating the midfielder into his first-team set-up at Stamford Bridge.

However, when asked whether he has thought about next season's plans, Gallagher told ESPN: "No, no, not at all. I just take every game as it comes to be honest. I've not thought too far ahead at all.

"I think in the stage we're at in this season and where Palace are at as a team, we can't afford to look too far into the future. We've got a very important end of the season, being in the quarter-final of the FA Cup now [against Everton] and needing to get points [in the Premier League] as well."

Sources have told ESPN that Vieira was in almost daily communication with Chelsea last summer in an attempt to lure Gallagher to Selhurst Park.

11.11 GMT: Manchester United chiefs are increasingly concerned that a chaotic end to the season is having a damaging impact on their search for a new permanent manager, sources told ESPN's Rob Dawson.

United have started the process of appointing their next manager with contact made through intermediaries to assess the availability of preferred candidates. However there are fears that a string of poor results and the risk of missing out on Champions League football, as well as doubts over the futures of senior players and reports of unrest within the squad, is hampering the process.

Sources told ESPN that at least one coach in the frame for the job has used his own contacts to gauge the mood in the dressing room and assess how committed key players are to remaining at Old Trafford in an effort to discover how big of a rebuild is required. Conversations with candidates have also touched on what would constitute short-term success at the club over fears it could take years for United to become realistic challengers in the Premier League and Champions League.

PSG's Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag are the frontrunners for the role but United remain committed to an extensive search that will include a number of candidates. Sources told ESPN the club are hopeful of making an announcement before the end of the season to ensure the new man can play a full part in the recruitment of new players in the summer. Managers at Old Trafford are given a veto on signings along with the recruitment department.

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10.24 GMT: A host of Premier League clubs are chasing the signature of Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz this summer, TEAMtalk reports.

Brereton has scored 20 goals for his club this season as well as netting in two World Cup qualifiers for Chile.

TEAMtalk reports that Everton, West Ham United, Leeds United and Crystal Palace are all interested in signing the 22-year-old, whose contract is due to expire in the summer although Rovers are able to trigger a one-year extension.

However, Brighton & Hove Albion are hopeful that they will steal a march on their rivals by offering to include players as part of the deal.

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09.36 GMT: Barcelona football director Mateu Alemany has confirmed that goalkeeper Inaki Pena, who had a starring role against Barcelona in Thursday's 0-0 draw at Camp Nou, will return to the club in the future.

The Spanish goalkeeper joined Galatasaray on a six-month loan deal from Barca in January, and made several fine saves in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-16 tie on Thursday.

"We are very happy with Inaki Pena," Alemany said. "He is a Barcelona asset and will return. He was brave to go out on loan and acquire experience and this spell will do him well."

Peña, meanwhile, said after Thursday's game that he is ready to return to Barca.

"Yes I see myself prepared to play at Barcelona," he said. "I've had to leave [the club] to be able to prove it. I knew that I wanted to play and add minutes. Here [at Galatasaray], they have given me that confidence. I did the right thing to leave [Barcelona]."

08.51 GMT: Celtic coach Ange Postecoglou has said that "there will always be an open door" for former Bhoys captain Scott Brown to return to the club.

Brown, 36, left Parkhead after 14 years at the club last summer to join Aberdeen in a player-coach role, but announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving them after just nine months and 33 appearances to focus on his coaching development.

"From my perspective, I don't think anyone should be in any doubt that there will always be an open door here for Scott Brown," Postecoglou told reporters. "The guy is one of the legends of this football club and will go down as one of the greatest ever.

"In terms of what he wants to do with his future, he's best placed to answer that. He's obviously made a decision right now and then after that, it's up to him.

"From my perspective, he's a guy who I've admired from afar but having been here for the last nine months and hearing about him and the kind of person he was -- as much a footballer -- he's left a massive legacy here at the football club. From that perspective, whatever he does in the future I'm sure there will always be a welcome place for him here."

08.00 GMT: ESPN's James Olley explains what the sanctions imposed on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich mean for the club, including their ability to sign players in the summer transfer window

"Chelsea will have been planning for the summer despite the transfer market currently being closed, but no new transactions can be agreed while the club is frozen. Outstanding payments on existing deals -- for example, players already at the club signed on deals where the cost was spread over a number of years -- will continue as normal, assuming the cash exists in the club to meet those obligations. Sources have told ESPN that this includes payments relating to the deals for Ben Chilwell from Leicester City and Timo Werner from Red Bull Leipzig."

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PAPER GOSSIP (by Luke Thrower)

- Four clubs are said to have emerged as interested parties in a deal for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to Tuttomercato. The 28-year-old is a free agent in the summer, despite claims earlier in the season that he would sign a new contract to stay at the club longer. The situation has changed, with an exit looking more likely. As a result, four clubs are said to be interested, with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Tottenham all listed.

- Manchester United are monitoring a move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in the summer, says the Daily Mail. The 25-year-old has scored nine goals with two assists in just 19 appearances Ligue 1this season, having struggled in the early stages due to an injury. He has since returned and the Red Devils are said to be scouting him as a potential option to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani up front.

- Arsenal and Leicester City are interested in a move for Sassuolo winger Domenico Berardi, according to Calciomercato. The 27-year-old's deal with the Serie A side lasts until 2024, and his performances have impressed. The Italy international has 12 goals and 14 assists in 25 league appearances this season, attracting interest from the aforementioned Premier League clubs.

- A number of teams are monitoring a potential deal for Ajax full-back Noussair Mazraoui, reports Calciomercato. Mazraoui confirmed that he intends to leave the Eredivisie side at the end of the season, with his current deal expiring in the summer. That has led to speculation over his next move, with a host of clubs interested. Barcelona, AC Milan, Arsenal and Leeds United are all said to be eyeing a move.

- Centre-back Joe Gomez has struggled to force his way back into the Liverpool team this season after injury, making just five appearances behind Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate in the pecking order. As a result, 90min says that the 24-year-old is looking to force a move away in the summer, with potential interest across the Premier League. Tottenham, Newcastle United, Leicester and West Ham United are listed as leading the way for making a potential offer.