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: Barcelona eye Spurs' Reguilon
Barcelona are interested in a move for Tottenham Hotspur left-back Sergio Reguilon, according to Sport.
The former Real Madrid player has struggled at Spurs this season under Antonio Conte, battling it out with Ryan Sessegnon for a wing-back role. The 25-year-old has made 22 Premier League appearances, scoring twice and assisting three times.
Barcelona have been on the lookout for a left-back, with the likes of Alex Grimaldo (Benfica) and Jose Gaya (Valencia) linked. Reguilon is the latest, with a potential swap deal suggested in the report, with either Memphis Depay or Clement Lenglet free to leave if so.
Both Depay and Lenglet would fit the positions that Spurs have been linked with, as they search for another striker and centre-back ahead of a big summer for Conte in transforming his squad.
The fact that Reguilon is a former Real Madrid player may throw doubt over him joining the club for some, with a potential return to Los Blancos also on the cards. The Bernabeu outfit are said to have a clause in the full-back's transfer that could see him move back for €40 million if they wanted to.
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21.45 GMT: John Terry will attempt to help protect Chelsea's "history and heritage" by joining the True Blues consortium in their bid to buy a 10% stake in the Premier League club.
The consortium is comprised of ex-players, including Terry and former Chelsea women's team player Claire Rafferty, as well as British entrepreneurs and fans.
20.20 GMT: Liverpool are on the verge of signing highly-rated Celtic teenager Ben Doak, beating Chelsea for the 16-year-old's signature, according to the Daily Mail.
The Scotland youngster has had a rapid rise at Celtic, already appearing for senior squad and having played in the Old Firm derby against Rangers.
According to the report, the transfer cost will be £150,000 -- a deal considering the talent.
19.30 GMT: Inter Milan are eyeing Ajax striker Sebastien Haller, according to Football Insider.
Haller has rebounded nicely since landing at Amsterdam after struggles at West Ham in 2020, scoring 45 goals in 57 matches and impressing in Ajax's last-16 run in the Champions League.
Ajax will look to nab a transfer fee of €23m for the Ivory Coast, with Inter looking for another goalscorer should Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez depart San Siro.
18.15 GMT: Tottenham are looking to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.
With Harry Kane's future at Spurs still questionable, Antonio Conte is looking at Osimhem as a top replacement.
Osimhen has scored 23 goals in 54 appearances for the Serie A side having joining from Lille in 2020. The Nigeria star was also on the radar of Newcastle.
17.18 GMT: Xavi Hernandez says the door will always be open for Lionel Messi at Barcelona for as long as he is the coach.
Messi left Barca for Paris Saint-Germain last August because the Catalan club could not afford to renew his contract, while Xavi, Messi's former teammate at Camp Nou, returned as coach in November.
It's been a difficult first year for Messi in Paris, where he's scored just two league goals, which has led to him being jeered by his own supporters last weekend after the Champions League exit to Real Madrid.
"I think Messi's the best ever," Xavi said in a news conference on Saturday when asked about LaLiga president Javier Tebas' interview with ESPN in which he said he would like to see the Argentina forward back in Spain.
"The door will always be open and, while I am coach, if he wants to come every day to watch training or to speak with the manager, [then no problem].
"He's owed a huge homage from the club. That's how it should be because everything he has given us has no price. But he has a contract with PSG so I can't say much more."
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16.25 GMT: Sources have told ESPN that Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino are both among the candidates being considered by Manchester United as their next permanent manager (see 11.47 GMT), and both men have been speaking about their futures.
Tuchel's position at Stamford Bridge has been thrown into doubt since the club was frozen as an asset of owner Roman Abramovich by the UK government.
However, speaking ahead of Saturday's FA Cup quarterfinal trip to Middlesbrough (stream LIVE at 1.15 p.m. ET on ESPN+ in the U.S.), the German coach said when asked about reports linking him with an exit: "Actually no reaction at all. Do you feel me less committed to the club or less involved in the club? Absolutely not.
"I have said many times that I love to be here and this club has everything it needs to make me happy. There is no need. We have plenty of reasons to stay at the moment.
"I do my best and I've felt the support here in the club since day one. That makes me feel safe and then I do my best to play my role and push things forward."
Pochettino, meanwhile, has said he and his staff have what it takes to help the club win their first Champions League title one day, despite their recent collapse against Real Madrid.
PSG won the first leg of their round-of-16 tie 1-0 at home before losing 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the return leg, another remarkable failure following past meltdowns against Barcelona and Manchester United.
"We are competitive by nature," Pochettino told a news conference on Saturday ahead of Sunday's Ligue 1 trip to Monaco. "This kind of challenge is an exciting one to take on... To give the possibility to fight again for this [Champions League] title, it's exciting.
"Beyond the sadness, to give PSG the possibility to fight to fulfil their objectives is always a great challenge. And yes, we feel capable of it. Afterwards, it's a question of exchanges. We will have to sit down with the club to exchange. To find the best formula. To see the vision, the future, the ideas, the project."
Whether Pochettino will be the coach leading PSG to another bid for the Champions League title is uncertain, though, as speculation is mounting that he could be replaced at the end of the season.
15.28 GMT: Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says he is relaxed about the prospect of Philippe Coutinho's performances attracting attention from other clubs.
Coutinho has scored four goals and registered three assists since arriving at Villa Park on loan from Barcelona, who will be hoping to move the Brazil international out of the club permanently in the summer to ease their financial woes.
"There were a lot of eyebrows raised but I think we have got him moving in a good way," Gerrard said ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Arsenal. "I want him to play at a level where he is impressing everyone that watches him.
"That was always going to be the case if we got him moving and got him to the place and level where we all know he can be. I take it more as a compliment about where he is at and the performance and numbers that he is putting in his game. If that brings a lot more interest to the table, it is what it is. The opposite to that, is he doesn't play well and people think he can't get to the level and no one is speaking about him. I would probably rather be in the position I am sitting in right now."
14.32 GMT: Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are both keeping an eye on Paulo Dybala's situation at Juventus, Diario AS reports, with the Argentina forward out of contract this summer.
Dybala and Juventus reached an agreement on a new deal back in November but the club delayed putting pen to paper -- and are now, according to AS, set to make him a new, smaller offer.
The 28-year-old had been keen to renew but his relationship with the Serie A club has deteriorated, the newspaper says, as he has played a reduced role in the team this season.
Atleti and Inter are both monitoring developments, with the chance to sign a player of Dybala's quality on a free transfer too good to miss.
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13.38 GMT: Cristiano Ronaldo is not seeking to leave Manchester United this summer despite the club potentially missing out on Champions League football next season, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Ronaldo, 37, signed a two-year contract when he returned to Old Trafford early in the the 2020-21 campaign. However, this week's elimination from Europe at the hands of Atletico Madrid, coupled with Arsenal holding the advantage in the race to finish fourth in the Premier League this season, has led to speculation that Ronaldo may seek an exit if United do not qualify for the Champions League.
Ronaldo has played in Europe's top competition every year for the past 20 years, ever since his breakout season at Sporting CP.
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12.41 GMT: Jorginho's agent has been speaking about reports that the Chelsea midfielder with a move to Juventus.
Maurizio Sarri brought Brazil-born Italy international Jorginho with him from Napoli to Chelsea when he took over as manager in 2018, and the duo have been linked with reuniting once more at Juve.
"Since Sarri was there, we talk about Juve, but at the moment Chelsea can't move anyone in the transfer market," Joao Santos is quoted by Calciomercato as telling Radio Marte. "We have to see what happens.
"Obviously Juventus are an important team at European level, we have to see.
"He arrived in Italy when he was 15, obviously he would like to return one day. But now he is focused on the national team because he has to go to the World Cup, let's hope for the best. "
11.47 GMT: Manchester United will use the international break to press ahead with their search for a new manager with club chiefs hopeful of being able to make an announcement before the end of the season, sources have told ESPN.
Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag remain the leading two candidates for the job at Old Trafford and United have been encouraged to push forward with talks after both Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax were knocked out of the Champions League.
Sources have told ESPN that United are also monitoring Thomas Tuchel's situation at Chelsea but have so far been given no encouragement he could be available in the summer. The uncertainty at Stamford Bridge, caused by UK government sanctions placed on owner Roman Abramovich, has thrown Tuchel's future into doubt but it is likely any new owner would want to keep the German coach, who helped Chelsea win the Champions League last season.
United have sounded out both Pochettino and Ten Hag about becoming their next permanent manager but were keen to keep negotiations informal while their clubs were still in the Champions League. United, PSG and Ajax all failed to make the quarterfinals ahead of the two-week break from club football. United are keen to have a manager in place before the end of the season to allow the new man time to influence the summer recruitment plans.
Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui are also being considered while Carlo Ancelotti has been identified as a candidate, but only if a short-term appointment was necessary.
10.51 GMT: Manchester City are set to hand midfielder Rodri a contract extension as they search for a long-term replacement for club captain Fernandinho, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Rodri, 25, has a deal at City which runs until 2024, but the reigning Premier League champions want to secure the Spain international's future at the club where he has become a vital first-team player.
The Telegraph reports that Fernandinho, 36, could yet sign a new one-year contract to replace the one that expires this summer. While City are keen to sign a long-term successor to the Brazilian, with Monaco's Aurelien Tchouameni on their radar, they are prioritising their efforts and resources on signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer.
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09.56 GMT: Dani Alves has said Lionel Messi does not look happy at Paris Saint-Germain and called on his former teammate to return to Barcelona and play alongside him again.
Messi left Barcelona last summer to sign a two-year deal with PSG. However, since moving to France the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored only two goals in Ligue 1 and five in the Champions League. He was on the team that gave up a two-goal advantage to lose to Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 and was then booed during the next game, against Bordeaux.
Alves, who is in his second spell with Barcelona and has helped revitalise them under the management of Xavi Hernandez since rejoining in November, questioned Messi's mindset.
"Messi is not enjoying himself," Alves told ESPN in an interview that took place before PSG's Champions League elimination against Real Madrid. "For me, he's out of place. Right now, Leo is out of place there. Leo always said to me: 'Where could I be happier than here?'
"I'm proof of that. There's nowhere better than here. For whatever reason, Leo isn't here today but I hope he can come back."
09.00 GMT: Pep Guardiola has refused to be drawn on Manchester City's attempts to sign Erling Haaland but said "many things are going to happen" when the transfer window opens this summer.
Sources have told ESPN that City are leading the race to sign Haaland, who has a €75 million release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract, ahead of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
City are expecting to know more about Haaland's next move after the international break, although sources have told ESPN the release clause does not have to be activated before April 30. Guardiola was asked about the Norwegian striker at a news conference on Friday but remained tight-lipped about the club's transfer plans.
"Since I am here, every month or two months people say we are going to sign 50 players," Guardiola said. "Right now, listen, it's impossible that I am going to talk about some guy who is not here.
"He's a Dortmund player and we've an incredible run ahead of us. At the end of the season it is the transfer window and many things are going to happen.
"Maybe I speak about this club needing a striker for next five, six, seven years maybe once in the last 12 months. I'm not going to be the guy saying we are a success or not a success because we didn't have a striker."
PAPER GOSSIP (by Luke Thrower)
- Aurelien Tchouameni has impressed at AS Monaco, starting nearly every Ligue 1 game this season. And at just 22, a number of clubs have been linked with a move. According to Marca, the France international is opting for a move to the Premier League. Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are all interested in the midfielder, while Real Madrid and Juventus are also monitoring him, but may be out of the running.
- Philippe Coutinho has made an impact on his return to the Premier League, joining Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona in January. Journalist Nicolo Schira reports that Villa have been impressed with the playmaker and are working to sign him permanently from the Blaugrana once his loan expires. The 29-year-old's deal at the Camp Nou runs until 2023 and despite his loan move including a clause that could see him join, Villa may look to reduce the valuation.
- Moise Kean's future at Juventus is in doubt as he has failed to convince the club this season, says Calciomercato. The striker is currently on loan with the Bianconeri from Everton, making 23 appearances in Serie A with four goals but rarely starting. The 22-year-old's loan includes a permanent signing if conditions are met, meaning he would join for €28m, but there is uncertainty over whether that option should be taken.
- AS Roma are looking to reinforce their attack in the summer and Calciomercato reports that they are interested in a move for Goncalo Guedes. The Valencia winger has been a regular for the LaLiga side, with Roma monitoring a potential move for back in January. The 25-year-old's 10 goals and five assists in the league have impressed, with a valuation of €30m set.
- Internazionale are eyeing Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic as a replacement for Stefan de Vrij, reports Gazzetta dello Sport. De Vrij, 30, is out-of-contract in 2023 and has featured in 22 games in Serie A this season, however there are doubts over whether he will continue at the San Siro. As for Milenkovic, 24, he has been a regular for La Viola and he is also a free agent in 2023 which offers the Nerazzurri a chance to sign him.