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: Raphinha closing on Barcelona move?
The 25-year-old will reportedly sign a five-year deal at Camp Nou, and the Spanish outlet has revealed that he has already given his word to the Blaugrana's top executives ahead of a summer move.
Manager Xavi Hernandez has made Raphinha a priority signing to complete before the end of the season, with another offer being prepared by the LaLiga club that will be sent to Elland Road in the coming weeks.
While Leeds have previously rejected an offer of €35 million, Raphinha's agent -- former Barcelona star Deco -- is trying to persuade the Premier League club to accept the offer, with the two sides also discussing the possibility of including defender Oscar Mingueza as part of the deal.
Raphinha has been a key part of Leeds' relegation battle this season, contributing to 12 goals in 28 games for Jesse Marsch's side.
21.31 BST: Internazionale want a transfer fee of €70m if they are to agree to part ways with Lautaro Martinez this summer, reports Calciomercato. The 24-year-old forward's representatives received contact from Arsenal recently, and while the Serie A club are in no rush to lose him, they are not against allowing him to leave if the right offer arrives. The Argentina international has also been on the radar of Atletico Madrid.
20.58 BST: Brighton Hove Albion are keen to sign Motherwell star Bailey Rice, reports Football Insider. The 15-year-old forward has captained Scotland at youth international level, with his performances also capturing the attention of Manchester City. It is reported that the Seagulls are hopeful of landing him on a scholarship deal that would see him join their academy before turning professional when aged 17.
20.25 BST: Fulham are set to begin talks with Liverpool as they look to secure a permanent move for Wales international right-back Neco Williams, according to Ekrem Konur. The 20-year-old has enjoyed a successful spell at Craven Cottage since joining in January, contributing to four goals in nine games in the Championship. And with Fulham enjoying a 14-point cushion in the automatic promotion places, they are already preparing for next season with hopes of completing a return to the Premier League.
19.52 BST: Martin Braithwaite is set to leave Barcelona in the summer after being cast out of manager Xavi Hernandez's plans, reports Sport. While the forward is contracted at the Camp Nou until 2024, he's made just three starts in LaLiga this season, and the 30-year-old's representatives are already looking for a potential new home, with clubs in the Premier League keen to land his services.
18.46 BST: Bayern Munich midfielder Christopher Scott is in talks with Brentford and Celtic as negotiations over a new contract with the Bundesliga club continue to stall, according to Sky Sport Germany. It is reported that the 19-year-old's representatives met with Bayern with the club keen to tie him down to fresh terms, but with Scott wanting to play more minutes, he could now be set for an exit from the Allianz Arena.
18.13 BST: Internazionale have made Bremer a priority for the summer, reports Fabrizio Romano. The 25-year-old centre-back has been a standout performer for Torino this season, and that has seen a number of clubs begin to monitor his situation, but talks with Inter have been going on since January.
17.40 BST: Manchester United have held a new meeting with Mauricio Pochettino as they continue on to search for a new permanent manager at Old Trafford, writes Foot Mercato. It is reported that the Paris Saint-Germain manager is now in direct competition with Ajax's Erik ten Hag for the manager's job, though the latest suggests that the Red Devils are in no rush to make a decision before the summer.
17.07 BST: Real Madrid and Juventus are keeping tabs on AZ Alkmaar left-back Owen Wijndal, according to Calciomercato. The 22-year-old has been one of the most productive defenders in the Eredivisie this season, contributing to nine goals in 24 appearances. He is currently contracted until 2024 having recently signed a one-year extension with AZ.
16.34 GMT: Will Memphis Depay be a Barcelona player next season?
15.44 GMT: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed speculation that he could be approaching the end of his international career.
Ronaldo, 37, spoke at a news conference ahead of his team's playoff final against North Macedonia on Tuesday in Porto, with the winner of the game going to the 2022 World Cup.
When asked if this will be his last World Cup should Portugal qualify, Ronaldo said: "I'm starting to be asked the same question. The one who is going to decide my future is me, nobody else. If I feel like playing more, I'll play, if I don't feel like playing more, I won't. I'll decide, period."
14.52 GMT: Liverpool are tracking FC Porto midfielder Otavio, according to A Bola.
Otavio, 27, has done well this season and Liverpool's scouts believe he would fit in with Jurgen Klopp's system.
Porto winger Luis Diaz moved to Liverpool for €45m in January, so the Portuguese club may not be willing to let another of their top players depart for Anfield.
14.08 GMT: Louis van Gaal has told Erik ten Hag to steer clear of the manager's job at Manchester United.
Ten Hag has been interviewed as part of United's search for a new permanent manager. But asked whether the current Ajax coach should consider a move to Old Trafford, Van Gaal -- in charge at United between 2014 and 2016 -- says the 52-year-old should think twice.
"I think Ten Hag is a great coach; I said that multiple times," said Van Gaal, who returned as Netherlands coach last year. "A great coach is good for Man United. But Man United is a commercial club. Those are difficult choices for a coach. As a coach you should prefer a football club."
Van Gaal was critical of the United's preseason tour plans during his first summer in charge in 2014, complaining there was too much focus on making money and not enough on preparing the players for the new season.
13.28 GMT: Austria manager Franco Foda has announced he will resign after their match against Scotland on Tuesday.
Austria lost 2-1 to Wales in a World Cup playoff match on Thursday, and following his team's failure to qualify for Qatar 2022, Foda announced on Monday the game against Scotland would be his last in charge of the national team.
"After much deliberation after losing to Wales, I decided to retire from coaching after the game against Scotland," Foda said at a news conference. "Now I'm looking forward to the last game and the training sessions."
Foda took charge of Austria in 2018 and led them to the round of 16 at Euro 2020.
"We want to give the coach a perfect farewell game," Austria forward Marko Arnautovic said. "We are shocked to get this news. We were summoned today and we were told. We have to respect this decision. I wish him for the all the best for the future."
13.05 GMT: Manchester United are ready to open contract talks with Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw after agreeing a new long-term deal with Bruno Fernandes, sources have told ESPN's Rob Dawson.
Rashford and Shaw are considered part of a key group of core players that United want to keep at Old Trafford and they are keen to push ahead with negotiations despite uncertainty over the identity of the club's next permanent manager.
Fernandes has verbally agreed terms on a new five-year contract with an announcement expected after the international break.
Sources at Old Trafford have stressed the fresh deal is designed to bring the midfielder in line with the highest earners and reflect his contribution since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020 rather than as reward for a season during which the 27-year-old has suffered a dip in form.
Fernandes scored 28 goals in all competitions last season but has managed just nine so far this term.
12.32 GMT: Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has said every step he takes in management is engineered to help achieve his dream of becoming the club's manager one day.
The 36-year-old said in January that he turned down an interview for the manager's job at his boyhood club Everton while he continues his bid to save Championship side Derby County from relegation.
Rooney is United's all-time top scorer with 253 goals during his 13-year spell in which he won 16 major trophies including five Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup.
12.00 GMT: Should Man United give Bruno Fernandes a new deal?
Will Depay leave Barcelona in the summer?
Gab and Juls discuss reports suggesting that Barcelona are willing to let Memphis Depay leave.
10.54 GMT: Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio could be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, with Defensa Central claiming that Juventus are keen.
Asensio, 26, has 10 goals in 33 games this season but is considered a player who could be moved on for a sizeable transfer fee to free up funds for new arrivals.
Juventus have watched Asensio for years, but with his contract expiring in 2023 it might be finally time for him to depart.
10.10 GMT: Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said no exceptions will be made with potential new signings regarding wages.
The Catalan club, who have a negative €144m spending limit according to LaLiga, continues to work on cutting down spending.
However, Laporta said Barca are still intending to make "four or five reinforcements" during the summer transfer window.
"We are working on the financial issue and obtaining more resources to have the salary margin we need," Laporta told Mundo Deportivo. "And at the same time, we are working from the sporting management side to incorporate four or five reinforcements that we think the team needs to be increasingly competitive."
09.35 GMT: Tottenham Hotspuir lead the race to sign Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, Mundo Deportivo reports.
Depay, who is Barca's top scorer with 10 goals this season, is under contract at Camp Nou until June 2023. With Premier League clubs monitoring Depay, Barca have yet to make a decision over a new contract for the Netherlands international.
The former PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United and Lyon player is happy at Barca and would like to stay, but Barca would be open to a transfer for a fee in the region of €45m as they try to lower their wage bill and bring in new revenue in order to reinforce their squad this summer.
08.43 GMT: Real Madrid's Luka Jovic is looking for a new club this summer in search of playing time, according to AS.
The Serbia forward, who is under contract with Madrid until June 2025, has played 17 games across all competitions for Madrid but only 473 minutes.
With Los Blancos expected to sign Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe as a free agent this summer and also in the race to land Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, Jovic knows his playing time will be even more limited next season if he decides to remain.
Madrid signed Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for €60m in the summer of 2019. The 24-year-old returned to Frankfurt in a six-month loan from Madrid in January 2021 but now the player is eager to leave Madrid on a permanent transfer.
08.00 GMT: Manchester United's Paul Pogba said the lack of trophies at the club in the last few years has been upsetting and that he wants to "play for something" in the future.
The France international re-signed for United in 2016 and won two pieces of silverware with the side in that first season -- the League Cup and Europa League -- but since then, United have failed to win any trophies. Their trophy drought will extend to five years this season, their worst run in 40 years, after being knocked out of the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Pogba has failed to impress on a regular basis at Old Trafford, but now on international duty with France, he has said the lack of results has been difficult.
"The truth has to be said -- there have been difficult times, especially when I was at Manchester," Pogba told Telefoot. "When I haven't played or when the results weren't there, coming here [the French squad] gives me a boost.
"It's difficult because a lot has happened, from the change in manager to my injury. We're no longer fighting for a title, so it's neutral.
"I want to win titles, I want to play for something. Whether it be this year or even the previous ones, we haven't won anything. That's what's sad, in the end."
When asked about his future, Pogba replied: "Nothing is decided on my future, nothing is done. I can decide tomorrow, just as I can decide during the transfer window. I want to bounce back and finish the season well."
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)
- Everton are considering moving Dele Alli on in the summer, according to the Mirror. The 25-year-old midfielder is yet to make a start for the Toffees this season, making six appearances from the bench for Frank Lampard's side. After joining as recently as in January, it looks as though the club could have already lost patience with the former Tottenham Hotspur star.
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin could also move on from Everton this summer, with the club prepared to listen to offers for him, according to Ekrem Konur. After an impressive 2020-21 campaign, the 25-year-old striker has failed to repeat his form under Lampard, scoring just three Premier League goals in 10 appearances so far this season. He has previously been linked with Arsenal.
- Just the final details remain for Paris Saint-Germain to confirm for Marquinhos' new contract, reveals Fabrizio Romano. The 27-year-old centre-back is discussing a potential five-year deal that would see him remain at the Parc des Princes until 2027. The Brazil international first joined PSG in 2013 and has remained a key player in the starting XI this season, starring 32 times this season for Mauricio Pochettino's side.
- Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Barcelona's Ronald Araujo, reports the Express. The 23-year-old centre-back has been unable to agree to new terms at Camp Nou since the start of the year, and that has seen interest begin to circulate in Europe. Talks are set to take place next week with Barca to see whether he will remain at the club, and the three Premier League sides waiting patiently to make their move.
- Juventus are looking at three Italy internationals to add to their squad this summer, reveals Gazzetta dello Sport. The Bianconeri are looking to acquire AS Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo, 22, and Chelsea's Jorginho, 30, as two midfield reinforcements, with hopes of also landing Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi. Massimiliano Allegri is looking to complete his rebuild with the trio of Italy stars as Juventus try to get back into the contention for the Serie A title, having found themselves seven points behind leaders AC Milan with eight games to go.