The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, there's plenty of gossip swirling about who's moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!
TOP STORY: Arsenal lead chase for Shakhtar winger Mudryk
The 21-year-old winger has found impressive form in the Champions League this season, scoring two goals and adding two assists in matches against RB Leipzig and Celtic, respectively. In light of his recent play, Igor Jovicevic's side are looking for a fee in excess of the €50 million that the club had set during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal are one of the clubs who have been tracking the Ukraine international closely, and it is understood that he is keen to move in January to test himself in one of Europe's top leagues. Newcastle United, Sevilla and Bayer Leverkusen are also interested in his services, while Everton
21.27 BST: The Philadelphia Union are among a number of clubs interested in second-division Louisville CIty centre-back Josh Wynder, according to MLSsoccer.com's Tom Bogert. The 17-year-old United States youth international is drawing interest from multiple clubs in MLS and "a lot" of European teams as well.
20.54 BST: Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton is expecting to leave the club next summer, writes the Athletic. The 22-year-old former England youth international is on loan at Millwall, who could be open to making his move permanent, but he's unlikely to feature at Elland Road again after seeing his minutes for the club reduced since they gained promotion to the Premier League.
20.21 BST: Real Madrid and Barcelona are monitoring Athletico Paranaense forward Vitor Roque, reports Mundo Deportivo. The 17-year-old Brazil youth international has been a standout player in the Copa Libertadores, while also registering four goals in eight Brasileiro Serie A starts, and that has seen interest begin to grow in his signature.
19.48 BST: A meeting will be held on Friday between the Juventus board of directors that will include discussions over the future of manager Massimiliano Allegri, reports Calciomercato. The Bianconeri have endured a slow start to the Serie A season so far, finding themselves in eighth place with just two wins from seven games, and it looks as though the experienced coach is now under pressure in his second spell at the Allianz Stadium.
19.15 BST: Manchester United are keen on Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos, according to the Sun. The Lisbon club are reported to be looking for a transfer fee in the region of £25m to part ways with the 21-year-old Portugal youth international, who has been in impressive form this season, contributing to five goals in six league appearances.
18.42 BST: Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Charles Aranguiz is attracting interest from two clubs in Brazil, writes Rudy Galetti. Flamengo and Palmeiras are both reported to be tracking the 33-year-old Chile international, who has mainly featured as a substitute this season, making seven Bundesliga appearances. Aranguiz, who played for Internacional in Porto Alegre before moving to Leverkusen, reportedly would be open to returning to the Brasileiro.
18.09 BST: Nottingham Forest have made goalkeeper Adnan Kanuric their 23rd signing of the season, reports CBS Sports' Ben Jacobs. The 21-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina youth international goalkeeper arrives at the City Ground as a free agent, and will provide cover for starter Dean Henderson.
17.36 BST: An agreement has been reached between Fabio Cannavaro and Benevento over the vacant head coach job, reports Fabrizio Romano. The former Ballon d'Or winner was identified as a key candidate for the role by the Serie B side, and after final negotiations took place on Tuesday, he is expected to sign terms on Wednesday.
17.03 BST: Barcelona are keeping tabs on AS Monaco right-back Vanderson, according to Sport. The Blaugrana remain on the lookout for a long-term right-back solution, and it looks as though they have identified the 21-year-old as a potential signing in January. The Brazilian is said to be looking to leave the Ligue 1 club after this season, and is also on the radar of Manchester United and Newcastle United.
16.30 BST: Brighton have made Roberto De Zerbi their new manager and two of the ESPN crew are happy about it.
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15.55 BST: Memphis Depay says he is looking forward to the international break with Netherlands, though doesn't regret opting to stay with Barcelona this summer.
"Of course this time I look extra forward to this week with the national team, I'm sure you can guess why," he told ESPN NL. "I played less than usual and it's not something I am used to. But here you know you are going to play so I am extra motivated and thankful."
Depay, 28, was linked with a move to Chelsea and Juventus in the transfer window, but opted to stay at Camp Nou with his contract expiring in 2023.
"Other clubs came and then you just look at your options," he added. "I decided to fight for my chance here. I was the top scorer of Barca with [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang. I love competition and I don't walk away from it. I enjoy being at Barca."
15.18 BST: Arsenal's Ethan Nwaneri only just became the Premier League's youngest-ever player (at 15 years and 181 days) by coming off the bench in his side's 3-0 victory against Brentford, and already he has some top clubs after him.
The Times claims that Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City are keeping tabs on the midfielder, who is still classed as a schoolboy and will not get a scholarship until the age of 16.
14.40 BST: Rennes won't let midfielder Lovro Majer leave for less than €60m, says Foot Mercato.
Majer, 24, has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Barcelona and PSG. The Croatia international only joined for €12m from Dinamo Zagreb in 2021 and impressed during his debut season in Ligue 1, with six goals and nine assists, which saw him named in the Ligue 1 team of the season.
13.24 BST: AC Milan forward Rafael Leao is Chelsea's top target, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Leao, 23, has three goals and six assists from eight games this season. The Portugal international was the subject of interest from Chelsea at the end of the summer window and new owner Todd Boehly is reportedly pushing to land him in January.
Gazzetta says Leao is keen to sign a new contract in Milan, with a large increase in salary, or he may consider leaving.
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11.28 BST: Chelsea are interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, says The Birmingham Mail.
Luiz, 24, was the subject of three bids from Arsenal on deadline day but the club fell short of Villa's £40m valuation.
The Brazil international has less than 12 months remaining on his Villa contract and could leave for free next summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea set to go head to head for his signature.
10.40 BST: Chelsea are continuing to pursue an agreement to appoint Christoph Freund as their new sporting director despite FC Salzburg's reluctance to allow him to leave, sources have told ESPN's James Olley.
The 45-year-old has held a series of talks with the Blues, who have identified several candidates including Bayer Leverkusen's Tim Steidten and Paris Saint-Germain's Luis Campos.
Sources have also told ESPN that former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards has previously distanced himself from the role.
Chelsea believe Freund, who is credited as the man who helped discover Manchester City forward Erling Haaland, while helping develop players including Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Dayot Upamecano, is willing to move to Stamford Bridge but the club have met strong resistance from Salzburg.
Sources suggest Salzburg are willing to make Freund, who has held the club's sporting director role since 2015, a counter offer to stay and would demand hefty compensation should he join Chelsea.
Blues co-owner Todd Boehly stepped in as interim sporting director to help lead the club's transfer strategy after lead negotiator and director Marina Granovskaia left the club, followed by technical and performance adviser Petr Cech.
09.51 BST: Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans has been speaking about his future, having been linked with Arsenal this summer.
Leicester are bottom of the Premier League with only one point from a possible 21 this season and the Belgium international is a bit frustrated.
"I'm happy to get a bit of fresh air here [with Belgium] because it's tough at Leicester right now," he said in a Belgium news conference. "It's clear that things are not going well at the club. We are doing everything we can as a team.
"At Leicester, the consecutive defeats have affected us as a group. We need to benefit from this break to recharge our batteries. It's hard to get it off my mind as it keeps running through my head. Only my kids sometimes prevent me from thinking about it."
Asked about his contract, which expires in 2023, he said: "I'm not going to speak too much about my contract situation at the moment. I didn't leave Leicester in the summer as I always said the project had to be the right one. Just because things are getting worse now at Leicester doesn't mean I should regret [staying]."
08.57 BST: Mauricio Pochettino is in talks with French club Nice to replace head coach Lucien Favre, according to AS.
Nice are considering making a coaching change during the international window, with the team 13th in the standings having won just two games and lost four of their opening eight league games.
Favre was appointed this summer after Christophe Galtier left to coach Paris Saint-Germain.
Pochettino was dismissed by PSG in July, just moths after guiding the club to the league title. The Argentinie moved to PSG in January 2021 after a spell at Tottenham Hotspur.
08.29 BST: Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos is on Manchester United's shortlist, says A Bola.
Ramos, 21, has scored eight goals in 12 games this season. The Portugal U21 international has been scouted by Newcastle and Bayern Munich, but United need to boost their strikeforce after injuries to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Benfica reportedly want at least a €30m transfer fee, with the striker having a release clause of €120m. He has a contract with Benfica through June 2026.
08.00 BST: Barcelona have announced profits of €98 million for the 2021-22 campaign and predict they will make another €271m in the current season.
Barca say revenue last year totalled €1.017 billion, which allowed them to turn a profit for the first time since the pandemic.
The Catalan club say they are expecting income to rise to €1.255bn this season, which is largely down to the sale of club assets during the summer.
Last season's accounts were also boosted by the sale of 10% of the club's domestic television rights to global investment firm Sixth Street at the end of June.
That deal was worth over €200m and was completed just before June 30, which is the deadline for the financial year.
Barca sold another 15% of their LaLiga TV rights to Sixth Street in July for over €300m and then two 24.5% stakes in Barca Studios for around €200m in operations, which are factored into revenue for the 2022-23 season.
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)
- As Marco Asensio's future remains unclear with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, Barcelona are keeping tabs on his situation, reports Mundo Deportivo. The 26-year-old winger has found himself out of Carlo Ancelotti's plans despite hoping for more minutes ahead of the upcoming World Cup in November. Xavi Hernandez's side could be prepared to sign him in January, at which time he will have just six months left on his contract.
- Ethan Ampadu's loan to Spezia does not contain a permanent option clause, reports Fabrizio Romano. Ampadu, 22, joined the Serie A club on loan from Chelsea, but it looks as though the Wales international centre-back will return to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2023 despite talks of a clause that would have allowed him to join permanently for €15m.
- Calciomercato reports that Robin Gosens is attracting interest from clubs in the Bundesliga. The 28-year-old wing-back was close to completing a loan move to Bayer Leverkusen before the summer transfer market closed, but after Internazionale decided to keep hold of him, the latest suggests they could be willing to let him go in January.
- Finally, a bit of manager news, as Fabrizio Romano reports that Italy World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro is close to being appointed as manager of Serie B side Benevento. The 49-year-old's name was floated as a key candidate after Benevento decided to part ways with Fabio Caserta, and the report adds that the former Ballon d'Or winner is keen to join the club. The final decision is set to be made on Tuesday.