ith just over two weeks until the transfer window opens for business once more, clubs and managers are turning their attentions to potential New Year deals.
The number of injuries amid such a hectic 2020/21 schedule means we could see a much busier January market than usual as clubs scramble to bolster their depleted squads for the second half of the campaign.
Here are the latest transfer headlines and gossip across the Premier League, Europe and beyond…
Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is open to joining a MLS side when his contract at the Emirates Stadium ends in the summer, claims ESPN.
Sticking with Arsenal, another player struggling to get a look in this season in William Saliba looks set for a loan at another English club, reports The Athletic, rather than seal a return to France.
Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai will decide his future by today, December 15, as, despite having a £23million release clause in his Salzburg contract, the player wants his future resolved before the January window. RB Leipzig remain in pole position for his signature.
Gareth Bale wants one final season at Real Madrid when his year on loan at Tottenham ends, reports AS, though his wish could depend on head coach Zinedine Zidane’s own future.
The Daily Star report that former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is ready to snub a return to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Arsenal linked, and wait for overtures from Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea are weighing up promoting youngster Marc Guehi to their first-team squad after the 20-year-old centre-back continued to impress while on loan at Swansea City, claim The Athletic, with Europe’s top clubs now watching closely.
Paul Pogba is unlikely to leave Manchester United in January, says outspoken agent Mino Raiola, adding: “In England, they’re very sensitive when you talk about Pogba.”
The saga for Paulo Dybala’s future at Juventus continues as club president Andrea Agnelli has insisted the forward has been offered a new contract, despite claims on the contrary from the player.