LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United want Antoine Griezmann if Atletico-Barca impasse sees France forward moved

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: Man United ready to pounce on Griezmann uncertainty

Antoine Griezmann could be pushed into a January exit if Atletico Madrid cannot resolve their dispute with Barcelona over the terms of his loan deal, according to the Athletic. If that's the case, Manchester United will look to seize an opportunity and reinstate their interest in the 31-year-old after reportedly making an unsuccessful attempt in the summer.

The France forward is in the second year of a two-year loan spell from the Barcelona after returning to the Metropolitano last summer. However, he has not started a game for Diego Simeone's side this season and is yet to make an appearance off the bench before the hour mark, with Los Rojiblancos reportedly looking to avoid activating a clause that would make his transfer permanent for €40 million if he plays a certain number of minutes.

The Blaugrana are reportedly seeking legal action in response, as they continue to demand that their LaLiga rivals pay up, as previously reported by ESPN.

United, among a number of other Premier League clubs, will be keeping a watchful eye on the situation.


20.32 BST: Brighton have officially confirmed Roberto de Zerbi as their new manager.

The 43-year-old Italian replaces Graham Potter, who left the Seagulls earlier this month to take over at Chelsea. De Zerbi comes from Shakhtar Donetsk and has previous coaching and playing experience throughout his native country.

19.27 BST: Midfielder Nicolas De La Cruz will extend his contract at River Plate, according to TyC Sports journalist Cesar Luis Merlo.

The Uruguay midfielder is set to stay at in Buenos Aires as Los Millionarios eye a new deal that will increase their percentage of the player's sell-on clause, originally put in place with former club Liverpool of Uruguay.

A likely inclusion of Diego Alonso's side at the World Cup, De La Cruz has been previously linked with several sides in LaLiga.

18.20 BST: Newly signed Valencia striker Edinson Cavani said he won't shut the door at eventually joining Boca Juniors.

Speaking to Marca, the Uruguay star said he prioritized staying in Europe ahead of the World Cup but wouldn't rule playing for the Buenos Aires giants amid strong links during the summer.

"I was attracted by Boca's project, but the World Cup prioritized a future in Europe," he said. "No one knows what could happen in the future."

Cavani joined Valencia earlier this month, his first stint in LaLiga following Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Napoli.

17.59 BST: Three powerhouse clubs across Europe are keeping a close eye on Southampton defender Armel Bella-Kotchap, according to Fichajes in Spain. The potential suitors include Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid reportedly see the 20-year-old as a good fit with Eder Militao, Bayern Munich have been tracking him since he played for VfL Bochum from 2018 to this year, and Jurgen Klopp is said to view Bella-Kotchap as a potential replacement for when Virgil Van Dijk eventually leaves Liverpool.

17.00 BST: The Daily Telegraph reports that Brighton are close to appointing Roberto De Zerbi as their new manager to replace Graham Potter.

De Zerbi, 43, left his role at Shakhtar Donetsk in July after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, having previously managed the likes of Palermo, Benevento and Sassuolo in Italy.

The Italian boss is set to be appointed over the international break, with Bodo/Glimt's Kjetil Knutsen and Mainz's Bo Svensson also having been in the running after Potter left to join Chelsea.

16.10 BST: Stuttgart are set to sign defender Dan-Axel Zagadou, says Kicker.

Zagadou, 22, left Borussia Dortmund over the summer but has so far failed to find a new club, with West Ham, Roma, Inter Milan and Lyon all reportedly interested.

The France U21 centre-back is now set to remain in Germany, having spent five years at Dortmund after joining the club on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

15.25 BST: It's a day for the youngsters and The Sun claims Linfield FC's teenage midfielder Cole Brannigan is on the radar of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Leeds.

Brannigan, 16, has been scouted by top sides for months and the Northern Ireland midfield prospect could make a move in January.

14.28 BST: Fabrizio Romano says that Chelsea are set to reach an agreement on personal terms with FC Salzburg's Christoph Freund to become their new sporting director.

Freund played a role in developing world-class stars such as Erling Haaland and Sadio Mane at Salzburg, while Chelsea have seen new co-owner Todd Boehly take over from Marina Granovskaia on the transfer front after he bought the club from Roman Abramovich as part of a consortium.

Freund will work with new boss Graham Potter, who recently replaced Thomas Tuchel as manager.

13.51 BST: Arsenal's Ethan Nwaneri became the Premier League's youngest ever-player on Sunday, making history when he came on as a substitute in their 3-0 win at Brentford.

Nwaneri came on for Fabio Vieira in the 90th minute as Mikel Arteta's men cruised to a 3-0 win at the Brentford Community Stadium. Vieira had earlier struck a superb goal in his first start for the club, while William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus were also on target as Arsenal moved back to the top of the table.

13.00 BST: Xavi has changed Barcelona completely.

12.11 BST: PSV winger Cody Gakpo was close to a move to Manchester United over the summer.

Gakpo, 23, has scored nine goals in 12 games including seven in six Eredivisie outings but struggled mentally at the start of the season after transfer interest from United.

"Cody [Gakpo] has had a difficult preparation with us because he has spoken with Manchester United," PSV director Marcel Brands told Voetbal International. "They didn't come until mid-August and it didn't go through.

"I even think Cody wouldn't have left at the end of the transfer window if the right amount had been offered. There has been no bid that approached the lower limit of what we agreed with Cody."

11.37 BST: Looks like Arsenal have one for the future. Remember the name Ethan Nwaneri.

10.54 BST: Callum Hudson-Odoi says that Chelsea's new owner Todd Boehly made it clear to him that he still has a future at the club.

Hudson-Odoi, 20, moved on loan to Bayer Leverkusen over the summer, with the England forward keen to get more playing time.

"When a club is trying to get a player [on loan], they always want that option to buy at the end of the season," he told the Daily Mail. "Todd was saying: 'Listen, we want you back here. You're still on the radar of being wanted by the club.'

"The way he's trying to set it up, there are a lot of young players he's trying to buy for the next few years. It shows he wants to integrate the players into the team and help them develop."

10.25 BST: Liverpool are targeting Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes as an alternative to Jude Bellingham, says UOL.

Liverpool are struggling with injuries in midfield but signed Juventus' Arthur Melo on loan in the summer to add to Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.

Long term, sources have told ESPN that the club want to sign Borussia Dortmund and England international Bellingham, but the 19-year-old would cost upwards of €120m.

Nunes only arrived at Wolves this summer for around €45m and signed a five-year deal, so he may not come much cheaper after impressing at Molineux.

Benfica's Enzo Fernandez, 21, is another player reportedly on Liverpool's shortlist.

09.53 BST: Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby has a host of Premier League clubs on his trail, according to 90min.

Diaby, 23, is reportedly attracting interest from Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Leverkusenhave struggled this season, but the France international has stood out despite just one goal and two assists from 10 games so far.

09.19 BST: Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes has caught the eye of Liverpool and Manchester United, says Calciomercato.

Gomes, 21, is a defensive midfielder who is highly rated in Brazil and could come cheaper than some of the other young midfield options in the transfer market.

Last month, Gomes told ESPN Brasil: "Liverpool are a team I'd play for. I have the greatest desire to play. Playing in the Champions League is my biggest dream and that of my family, my biggest dream in football."

09.00 BST: Man City are looking to join the race for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, according to The Sun.

Skriniar, 27, has a contract which expires in 2023 and his future at Inter remains in doubt as he is yet to sign a new deal, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur keen.

The Italian side have previously rejected bids up to a reported €70m for the Slovakia international, but could now lose him on a free transfer next summer.


- Barcelona are interested in a free transfer for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, reports The Sun, as his contract expires in the summer. That leaves the Catalan side preparing a January approach the 30-year-old, when the Italy international -- reportedly seen as an ideal replacement for Sergio Busquets -- would be able to sign a pre-contract agreement.

- Arsenal, Liverpool and Sevilla are set to race for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in January, according to Calciomercato. The 21-year-old Ukraine international, who has made a blistering start to the Champions League with two goals in two games, is reportedly on the radar of several top European sides.

- Rennes will move quickly for free agent Xeka, with midfielder Baptiste Santamaria set for five months on the sidelines after sustaining an ankle injury, reports L'Equipe. The 27-year-old Xeka has been without a club since his contract ended with Lille in June, and after 144 Ligue 1 appearances with Les Dogues, the Portugal international is set for a return to the French top flight.

- Manchester City loanee Issa Kabore wants to stay at Marseille, reports Foot Mercato, with OM possessing a €20m option to make the move permanent. The 21-year-old right-back disclosed that he was subject to interest from various clubs this summer, but the Burkina Faso international chose to complete a move to France.

- Borussia Dortmund are interested in 18-year-old Australia striker Garang Kuol, according to Calciomercato. The highly rated forward has four goals and one assist in nine A-League appearances for the Central Coast Mariners, and the teenager is tipped to be part of the Socceroos' squad for the World Cup after being called up for friendlies against New Zealand next week.