Jordan Henderson will be a free agent this summer and Liverpool are keen for him to stay. PSG, Atletico Madrid and Everton have all been linked with the midfielder.
The summer transfer season is open now that Euro 2023 and the Copa America are finished, giving Europe’s top clubs the opportunity to make an impact in the market. Check out the newest rumors below, then go here to view all of the official agreements.
PSG and Atletico Madrid are both interested in signing Henderson.
Jordan Henderson’s future at Liverpool is allegedly unclear due to delayed contract discussions, which may lead to a transfer from Atletico Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain.
According to reports in The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Daily Mail, contract negotiations between the two sides have fallen down for the time being, leaving the club captain’s future uncertain with two years remaining on his contract.
Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are both said to be watching the situation and may make a bid for the 31-year-old. Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool leadership are wary of another player departing on a free transfer like Georginio Wijnaldum, who left for PSG on a free transfer this summer after failing to reach an agreement on a contract extension.
Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of PSG, is said to be a fan of Henderson’s combative approach on the field. Les Parisiens’ ambitious recruiting this summer would be summed up by a deal for the midfielder, who would join the likes of Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and former Liverpool colleague Wijnaldum.
The talents of the England international would suit nicely with Diego Simeone’s system at Atletico Madrid. It may also mean a reunion with former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez at the stadium where Henderson won the Champions League with the Reds in 2019.
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Manchester United is closing in on a deal for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane at 17.00 BST.
Man United’s pursuit of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is discussed by Mark Ogden and Nedum Onuoha.
16.21 BST: According to Calciomercato, AC Milan is interested in Santos attacker Kaio Jorge.
Santos wants at least €10 million to sign Jorge, who has a contract that ends until December 2023.
The Rossoneri are said to have made a formal offer of €6 million plus add-ons, with Juventus keeping a close eye on the issue.
15.55 BST: According to Goal, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are discussing a loan move for Sergi Roberto.
Roberto, 29, only appeared in 15 games last season and may fall behind Sergino Dest and Emerson in the right-back pecking order this season.
The dynamic midfielder/defender, who made his first-team debut in 2010, may leave this summer, with the club eager to cut his salary if he extends his deal beyond 2023.
Bayern Munich are looking for a new right-back after Bouna Sarr has failed to impress since his arrival in October 2023.
15.17 BST: After his contract with Derby County ended, veteran goalkeeper Scott Carson has signed for Man City on a free transfer.
Carson, 35, came to the club in 2019 on a one-year loan from Derby, which was subsequently extended for another season.
“It’s a joy and a honor to be a part of the City system,” said the former Leeds, West Bromwich Albion, and Liverpool goalkeeper. “It’s great to be around Pep and his backroom team, and I feel like I’ve learned a lot since I started in 2019. I felt right at home with the guys right immediately, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of my two years here. It was a simple choice to commit for another year. I want to keep pushing the other goalkeepers here and make sure that my expertise rubs off on them.”
Chelsea may make a bid for Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic as a replacement for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, according to The Athletic.
Dortmund value Haaland, 20, at €180 million before a €75 million release clause kicks in next summer. Kalajdzic, an Austrian international who scored 16 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances for Stuttgart last season, might be a cheaper alternative.
His club values the 6-foot-7 attacker at approximately €40 million despite the fact that he is still just 24 years old.
Chelsea are also interested in Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Southampton’s Danny Ings.
13.49 BST: In case you missed it, LAFC is close to finalizing a deal to sign Millonarios striker Cristian Arango, according to a league source.
Official details have still to be agreed upon, but it is expected that the transaction will be completed by the end of the week. Over the last two years, Arango has scored 20 goals in 46 appearances for the Colombian club, where he is on loan from Benfica.
Arango is anticipated to be on the LAFC books utilizing Targeted Allocation Money and play at striker, mainly in between wingers Diego Rossi and Carlos Vela, if the move is completed.
Diego Rueda, a Colombian journalist, was the first to reveal the connection.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Sevilla and Tottenham are close to agreeing on a swap deal including Erik Lamela and Bryan Gil.
Lamela, 26, has fallen out of favor at Tottenham, but his contract expires in 2023, so he has to find a new club.
Gil, a 20-year-old Spain winger, is highly regarded, and Spurs are expected to spend €25 million plus add-ons, including Lamela, to sign him.
Do Manchester United need more in the transfer window to contend next season? 12.50 BST:
Manchester United, according to Craig Burley and Jan Aage Fjortoft, will slip to fourth place in the Premier League unless they make major roster changes.
12.11 BST: In case you missed it, Real Salt Lake star Rubio Rubin has signed a new contract with the MLS club that would keep him there until 2024, with an option to extend it for another season.
Since joining Salt Lake from San Diego Loyal in January, the 25-year-old striker has four goals and two assists in 12 games.
“Real Salt Lake has provided me with this chance, which I am grateful for. It’s been a long time since I’ve called a location home, and I’m excited to keep doing what I’ve been doing: scoring goals for this club and for the fans “According to Rubin, who made the news on Monday. “Finally, I want to assist the club in being successful and, perhaps, winning the MLS Cup one day. We share those objectives as a team, and I’m thrilled to have a job where I can work for a long time and enjoy the process of improving every day in order to achieve them.”
Lucas Pratto’s contract with River Plate was terminated at 11:55 BST, and he is now a free agent.
During the January transfer window, the 33-year-old striker was loaned to Feyenoord, although he did not play a game after sustaining a severe ankle injury during a 3-0 loss to Ajax on May 9.
Marko Grujic, a Liverpool midfielder who spent last season on loan at FC Porto, has completed a permanent move to the Portuguese club.
Porto, on the other hand, claims it’s a new loan. Who are we supposed to believe?
Rennes president Nicolas Holveck has said that the club is “open” to negotiating a summer move to unload Manchester United target Eduardo Camavinga.
According to ESPN, United is keeping an eye on the 18-year-position old’s at Rennes, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster his midfield.
Camavinga’s Rennes contract expires in a year, and the club president has said that he is ready to let the midfielder go for the appropriate price.
“Reducing the squad is one of the objectives,” Holveck told French radio station RMC. “There are still eight or nine guys that need to go.” There’s also Eduardo’s position to consider.
“Everything is still up for grabs, whether it’s a departure during this transfer window — if an offer satisfies everyone — or a contract extension for [Camavinga]. He won’t depart on the cheap; we’ve spoken about it a lot, but nothing is final in any manner.”
Wayne Hennessey, a former Crystal Palace goalkeeper, has joined Burnley on a free transfer.
Manchester United has announced the signing of Norway international midfielder Vilde Boe Risa on a two-year contract.
The 26-year-old was initially connected to United in February when Norwegian publication 2 Sporten reported that she was in discussions with the club, but no agreement was reached. Since her senior debut in 2012, Boe Risa has spent the bulk of her playing career in Norway and Sweden, with stops at Arna-Bjornar, Goteborg FC, and Sandviken. Her participation in the WSL will be her first.
Frank Onyeka has signed a five-year deal with Brentford after joining from Danish club FC Midtjylland for an unknown sum.
After agreeing to a transfer last month, Onyeka, 23, has obtained his work visa and can now join his new team.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank told the club’s website, “I am looking forward to having Frank in the building.” “We believe he’ll be a great addition to the team, and we’re excited to work with him.” He’s a player with a lot of energy.
“In our system, Frank plays as an eight, and he is extremely excellent at moving from box to box, so he will be useful to us when we don’t have the ball. He came from the Danish league, where he was one of the finest midfielders in the country. We believe he has the ability to grow much more. All of the instructors here are excited to work with Frank and push him to new heights.”
Luka Romero, the Argentine wonderkid, had a physical in Rome on Monday ahead of his transfer from Mallorca to Lazio.
The 16-year-old created news in Spain in June 2023 when, at the age of 15 years and seven months, he became the youngest player to make his La Liga debut, although Mallorca were relegated at the conclusion of that season.
Since then, Romero has struggled to establish himself in the starting XI for Mallorca, who were promoted back to La Liga last season, and has opted to seek fresh challenges overseas.
According to ESPN Brasil, AS Roma is in advanced talks to acquire Palmeiras defender Matias Vina in a deal for about €13 million.
After Italy’s Leonardo Spinazzola sustained a severe injury during Euro 2023, the Serie A team is seeking to add to their left-back alternatives.
Palmeiras are also on the lookout for a new left-back, according to ESPN Brasil, as they prepare for life without Vina.
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Borussia Dortmund has signed Abdoulaye Kamara, a 16-year-old Frenchman, from Paris Saint-Germain.
Kamara is the third player that Borussia Dortmund have signed from PSG’s academy, following Dan Axel Zagadou and Soumaila Coulibaly.
10.01 BST: According to El Larguero, Barcelona has all but ruled out a trade deal with Atletico Madrid in which Antoine Griezmann would return to the Rojiblancos and Saul Niguez would join them at Camp Nou.
Barca are not persuaded by Atletico’s requirements for the transaction to be completed and are considering other options.
Atletico do not want to pay Griezmann’s exorbitant salary, and there is also the question of the French forward’s transfer worth against Saul’s. Barca wants specific players included in the swap agreement, which Atletico is unwilling to discuss.
09.44 BST: According to El Transistor, Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola is contemplating a loan move to AC Milan. Last season, Odriozola made 13 league games for Real Madrid, but he has been informed that he would not see much action under Carlo Ancelotti next season.
Real Madrid would be prepared to accept an offer from AC Milan to loan Odriozola with a buy option included in the agreement. Odriozola moved to Madrid from Real Sociedad in 2018 and spent a season on loan at Bayern Munich before returning to the club in August 2023. Real Madrid has him under contract until June 2024.
Tottenham are closing in on a deal for Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, according to the. Gollini, 26, has been a standout performer for Atalanta in recent years, having previously played for Aston Villa in the Championship in 2016 and guiding them to third place in Serie A last season.
The Italy international missed out on Euro 2023 but may be the club’s first acquisition under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo. The deal is said to be a loan with a €15 million option to make it permanent at the end of the season.
09.02 BST: According to Sky, Bayer Leverkusen winger Demarai Gray may be on his way back to the Premier League with Everton.
Gray moved to Germany from Leicester in January, but he is close to returning to England following just five Bundesliga appearances and one goal in the second part of the season.
On Tuesday, the former England U21 international will have a medical examination. He may be available for a £1.5 million transfer fee with just a year remaining on his Leverkusen deal.
08.35 BST: Leicester City are optimistic that midfielder Youri Tielemans will sign a new deal with the club, according to the Daily Mail, despite rumours of interest from Liverpool.
Since joining the Foxes from Monaco in 2019, Tielemans has established himself as a vital player, first on loan and subsequently on a permanent deal for £40 million.
Last season, the 24-year-old etched his name in the club’s history by scoring the game-winning goal in the FA Cup final triumph against Chelsea.
Tielemans started four of Belgium’s five Euro 2023 matches, including the victory against Portugal in the round of 16.
8 a.m. BST: According to ESPN’s Rob Dawson, Manchester United is planning to find a solution to their interest in Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane before moving on to other targets in order to remain inside their budget for the summer transfer window.
After going into personal terms talks with Varane’s agents, United have been optimistic that a deal for the Frenchman is feasible. They will seek to initiate negotiations with Madrid over a price once an agreement has been reached, although sources have informed ESPN that finances are tight after spending £72.9 million on Jadon Sancho.
According to reports in Spain, Madrid would take approximately €50 million for the 28-year-old, who is in the last year of his contract, but there have been indications at Old Trafford that even that figure would be too expensive and that a compromise would be required.
Due to budgetary limitations, United will first evaluate what it would take to bring in Varane — the club’s top priority for Solskjaer and his recruiting staff — before determining if other targets can be pursued. Julien Laurens considers if Robert Lewandowski might join Manchester City.
GOSSIP ON PAPER
– According to writer Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are interested in acquiring talented left-back Nuno Mendes. This season, the 19-year-old made an impression for Sporting CP, earning him a call-up to Portugal’s Euro 2023 team in March. Sporting has allegedly set a €50 million price tag for the full-back, which City is unwilling to match, with their price tag hovering around the €30 million level.
– According to the Mirror, Everton have made winger Dwight McNeil their top transfer target this summer. The 21-year-old is one of many wide targets for incoming Toffees manager Rafa Benitez, who is seeking for players to back up Dominic Calvert-Lewin in attack. McNeil’s contract has three years remaining on it, therefore Burnley may ask for more than £30 million for the England Under-21 international’s services. Despite his age, McNeil has over 100 league games under his belt, with 23 goal assists.
– According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona is interested in loaning Manchester United midfielder Donny Van de Beek. Ronald Koeman’s team is said to be looking for a midfielder, with connections to Wijnaldum, Saul, and Renato Sanches in recent months. The 24-year-old hasn’t played in a United jersey since signing for €40 million in September last year, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that he won’t depart on a permanent basis, making a loan transfer more probable.
– If winger Lorenzo Insigne rejects a new deal this summer, Napoli has set a €30 million price tag for teams interested in signing him. According to Corriere dello Sport, Napoli are ready to offer a new contract to the 30-year-old, who has one year remaining on his current contract, but they have a backup plan to transfer him on if the offer is rejected. The Napoli captain scored twice in six games this summer to help Italy win Euro 2023. He is a long-time Napoli supporter, having progressed through the junior levels to skipper, so he may not want to leave.
– According to the Daily Mail, Atletico Madrid is considering a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Rafa Mir. The 24-year-contract old’s with the Midlands is up in a year, but his excellent play on loan at Huesca has piqued the interest of the Spanish champions, who are seeking for a backup striker. Mir scored 13 goals for Huesca last season, but hasn’t played for Wolves in the league in almost three years. Bruno Lage, the new Wolves manager, is prepared to let the player leave and sees Martin Braithwaite of Barcelona as a possible replacement.