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: Clubs circle as Dybala plots Juve exit
With the news that Paulo Dybala will not be signing a contract renewal at Juventus, there will be no shortage of clubs interested in signing the Argentina international as a free agent this summer and Calciomercato has offered an indication of the early contenders.
Atletico Madrid are looking for a replacement for Luis Suarez and see Dybala as a possibility, while Paris Saint-Germain see him as a viable option as they aim to make up for the potential loss of Kylian Mbappe and even Lionel Messi.
A separate Calciomercato report offers an indication of how Juventus are planning for life without Dybala. This begins with the mention of turning Alvaro Morata's loan spell from Atleti into a permanent transfer, but they want to spend €15 million rather than the previously agreed €35m.
The Bianconeri are also working to get out of their obligation to sign Everton's Moise Kean after his loan expires and land Sassuolo's Giacomo Raspadori instead. They also want AS Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo, while they hope for the return of Man United midfielder Paul Pogba (who is available on a free transfer this summer), but could go for Ajax Amsterdam's €35m-rated Ryan Gravenberch if that move doesn't materialise.
Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger and Torino's Gleison Bremer are wanted at the heart of their defence, while they reportedly hope to sign Raoul Bellanova -- who is currently on loan at Cagliari from Bordeaux -- to bolster their left flank.
20.15 GMT: Borussia Dortmund will not be making Reinier's loan move from Real Madrid permanent, reports Ekrem Konur. The Brazilian's two-year loan spell comes to an end in the summer but he has struggled to make any notable impact, playing just 317 minutes across all competitions this term without any goals. Last season, he played 339 minutes, providing a goal and assist.
22.00 GMT: Napoli could be set to move for Rubin Kazan winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who is valued at around €15m, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport. Gli Azzurri are still looking for a Lorenzo Insigne replacement ahead of his departure for Toronto, and it seems they will look to the 21-year-old who has previously gained interest from Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan.
21.25 GMT: Brentford have officially announced that Rico Henry has signed a contract extension to stay with the Bees until 2026, with the club holding the option for another year. The left sided player first joined the London club from Walsall in 2016 and has gone on to be a key component as they reached and have vied to stay in the Premier League, playing 26 league matches this term and scoring two goals.
21.00 GMT: Football Insider have suggested that Antonio Conte has given the green light for Tottenham Hotspur to move on Sergio Reguilon this summer, feeling the North Londoners need a better option at left-wing-back. Conte is now happy for him to leave to raise funds for incomings, with Ryan Sessegnon having been preferred over the 25-year-old at times since the Italian's arrival.
In 2020, the Spaniard joined from Real Madrid who have the option to re-sign him.
20.30 GMT: Due to questions surrounding Etrit Berisha and Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, Torino are looking to sign a new goalkeeper in the summer, reports Tuttosport, who have added that Napoli's Alex Meret is their preferred option. Il Toro are also looking at Berisha's fellow Albanian, Lazio's Thomas Strakosha, as well as Spezia's Ivan Provedel.
20.00 GMT: Inter Milan face various dilemmas regarding their defence, but one thing that remains certain is Torino's Gleison Bremer being their main target in the transfer window, reports Calciomercato. Stefan de Vrij and Milan Skriniar both have contracts that come to an end in 2023, while those of Danilo D'Ambrosio and Andrea Ranocchia culminate this summer, meaning there are plenty of decisions to be made.
19.00 GMT: Manchester City are monitoring the performances of 21-year-old Boavista centre-back Jackson Porozo, according to Ekrem Konur. The Ecuador international has made 18 appearances in the Primeira Liga this term, with Boavista currently sitting 13th out of 18 teams.
18.15 GMT: Jordan Veretout has turned down the offer of a contract extension at Roma and is set to leave in the summer, reports Nicolo Schira. The Frenchman's current deal runs until 2024, but he is no longer part of Jose Mourinho's plans -- having not started any of the last three Serie A matches -- with Roma asking for around €15m to move him on.
17.15 GMT: Tottenham Hotspur showed interest in Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres last summer and continue to keep an eye on the Spain international ahead of the next transfer window, according to Football Insider.
Antonio Conte sees the 25-year-old as one of the finest centre-backs in Europe, with the Yellow Submarine valuing him at around £50m.
16.10 GMT: Calciomercato reports that AC Milan forward Rafael Leao being tracked by both Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.
Leao, 22, has 24 goals in 106 games for the Serie A side, including 11 this season, after a €23m move from Lille in 2019.
Atletico are searching for a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, while Liverpool frontmen Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all around 30 years old, with Salah and Mane out of contract next summer.
A possible addition to this deal comes in news that Liverpool striker Divock Origi is reportedly closing in on a move to Milan.
The 26-year-old Belgium international has struggled to make an impact at Anfield in recent seasons and is set to move on once his contract expires in the summer.
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14.34 GMT: Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir is on the radar of Leeds United, says Fanatik.
Cakir, 25, is the Trabzonspor captain and Leeds scouts will reportedly be watching him in Thursday's 2022 World Cup qualifier playoff against Portugal.
Sevilla and Newcastle are also keen, while Cakir might be put off by the fact Leeds have an established No. 1 already in Illan Meslier.
14.03 GMT: Brentford defender Rico Henry has signed a new long-term contract until the summer of 2026, with an option for an additional year.
Henry, 24, has been with Brentford since the summer of 2016 and has played in 150 game for the club in all competitions.
"I am very pleased that Rico has signed another contract with us. He has had a top time here. He has been here a long time and we are pleased that he wants to continue to grow with us," manager Thomas Frank said. "Rico has seamlessly made the step up to the Premier League. Defensively he is fantastic, and you can see the way he defends one on one against some great attackers. He is also contributing up the field with the way he can arrive in the penalty area, as we have seen this season. There are bits to work on, but it is great that he will continue that development with us.
"We are pleased that we have a player here that can develop in to a good Premier League player. He can also be part of our development as a club. We are constantly aiming to be better. We think we can get to a higher level and think we can take Rico to a higher level as well. It is very good to have him here."
13.45 GMT: Manchester City are looking at a deal for Sporting CP midfielder Matheus Nunes, says A Bola.
With Fernandinho now 36, City need to look to the future and the 23-year-old Nunes has already impressed Pep Guardiola, while also being linked with Everton, Newcastle United and Wolves.
The Portugal international has a release clause of €60m, but the report says Sporting may be willing to accept around €40m.
City defender Pedro Porro, who has been on loan at Sporting with an €8.5m option to sign permanently, could also be included as part of the deal. Two other City players, Talles Magno and Ante Palaversa, have also been mentioned as possible options.
13.23 GMT: Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic is being watched by Arsenal and Everton, according to Marca.
Jovic, 24, signed for €60m from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019 but hasn't lived up to expectations and has netted just three goals in 49 games for the club.
The Serbia international is under contract at Real Madrid until 2025 but the club are willing to listen to offers and Jovic is also keen to move on.
12.32 GMT: Everton's relegation battle could see them lose star forward Richarlison in the summer, with Manchester United interested in signing him, according to Goal.
Richarlison, 24, has five goals and three assists in 23 games this season but hasn't been able to spark the club to success under new manager Frank Lampard.
With the Brazil international's contract expiring in 2024, Everton may consider offers of around £50m this summer if their form doesn't improve and they won't be short of suitors as former Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti would love to bring him to Real Madrid now he's in charge at the Bernabeu.
11.24 GMT: Real Madrid lost 4-0 without Karim Benzema, but do they have to start thinking about life after the France striker?
10.55 GMT: It will be "difficult but not impossible" for Barcelona to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, according to Enric Masip, an advisor to the Catalan club's president, Joan Laporta.
Manchester City are thought to be leading the race for Haaland, but Barca and Real Madrid remain keen on bringing in the Norway international.
Barca's hopes of signing Haaland have been hampered by their financial problems, with the forward set to command a €75m release clause before the commission for his agent, Mino Raiola, and his salary are even taken into account.
"[Haaland] is difficult but not impossible," Masip told Cadena Ser. "A lot of things have to happen to be able to sign him. Despite the financial situation, the club are working on ways to keep making signings. "I'd highlight what Laporta has said: the club are going to sign, but for players to come, players have to leave. Barça must sign the best players. Haaland is a great player."
Masip added that, if Barca can't sign Haaland, he "would prefer not to see him join up with [Kylian] Mbappe in Madrid."
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Mbappe is expected to move to Madrid at the end of the season when his contract expires in France.
10.13 GMT: Barcelona want to sign Leeds United forward Raphinha to replace Ousmane Dembele this summer, according to Diario Sport.
Barca coach Xavi Hernandez has backed the move and the report adds the Catalan club have already held talks with Leeds about a transfer.
Raphinha, 25, is represented by former Portugal international Deco, who used to play for Barca and now works as a scout for the club in South America.
Since joining Leeds for €20m from Rennes in 2020, Raphinha has scored 15 goals in 59 appearances for the Premier League side.
The Brazil international has also played in Portugal, for Vitoria Guimaraes and Sporting Club, since leaving his homeland in 2016.
Barca are in the market for a winger this summer given the expectation that Dembele will leave for free when his contract expires. The Frenchman has previously rejected all the club's offers to renew but has been in fine form this season with nine assists in 12 games since being brought back into the side.
09.26 GMT: Calciomercato claims Arsenal are preparing a bid for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo.
Arthur, 25, almost moved to the club on loan in January but the two clubs couldn't agree on a deal.
The Brazil international has also attracted interest from Newcastle and Man United, and it seems he'll be leaving Turin in the summer.
08.48 GMT: Leicester City are the latest club to show interest in FC Salzburg forward Chukwubuike Adamu, the Daily Mail reports.
The 20-year-old is enjoying a breakout season at the Austrian club. He has scored three goals in his last seven appearances, including the opening goal in his side's Champions League round-of-16 tie against Bayern Munich.
The Mail reports that Leicester would face competition from Premier League rivals, Southampton as well as Ligue 1 clubs Marseille and Monaco for the Austria international's signature.
08.00 GMT: Manchester City have topped the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time as the world's highest revenue-generating club in a 2020-21 season affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previous leaders Barcelona dropped to fourth in the 25th edition of the table, the Spanish club's lowest position since 2013-14.
Abu Dhabi-owned City, with revenues of €644.9m and a number of sponsors linked to the owners, climbed six places.
The findings of the report will be a good sign for City as they aim to compete with some of Europe's biggest clubs this summer for the signature of Erling Haaland. The Borussia Dortmund striker's reported release clause of €75m is set to expire at the end of April, meaning clubs would potentially have to pay a much higher transfer fee for him if a deal is not agreed before that deadline.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
- Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool have all accelerated their interest in signing PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo, reports The Athletic. In January, Gakpo agreed to stay and extend his contract to run until 2026 despite receiving interest elsewhere, but while that deal doesn't include a release clause, it came with an understanding that PSV will cooperate if any suitable offers come in. This has led to increased interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.
- Arsenal are set to offer Bukayo Saka a new contract following his impressive performances this season and The Sun have gone as far as to say that the Gunners will quadruple his £30,000-per-week wages when they do so, reflecting his importance for the club.
- Villarreal will make an offer to sign Rayo Vallecano's Santi Comesana during the summer transfer window, reports AS. The midfielder has been a key figure for Rayo this season and will be affordable due to his current contract ending in 2023. With this in mind, Villarreal are willing to offer up to €4m to sign him.
- Nicolo Schira says Juventus and Federico Bernardeschi are some way apart in talks over a new contract. The Italy international wants four years on his current wage of €4.2m-per-season, while Juventus are suggesting three years on €3m-per-season. The two sides will need to come to an agreement if he is to play for the Bianconeri next season, as his deal culminates in the summer.