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: Bayern make Kane their No. 1 target
Kane, 29, wanted to leave the club to join Manchester City in 2021 but Spurs' valuation of £150 million was never met. City signed Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for €60m during the last transfer window and Kane has appeared happier under new manager Antonio Conte, despite the fact his contract expires in June 2024.
However, the England international could sign a new deal at Spurs, as he is chasing Alan Shearer's Premier League goal-scoring record and needs another 71 to reach the 260 total.
21.34 BST: Athletic Club are moving quickly to agree a new contract for forward Nico Williams, writes Marca. The 20-year-old Spain international, who is the brother of Inaki Williams, has a deal that runs through the end of the 2023-24 season, but his impressive form has seen the Basque club keen to reward him with a new long-term proposal.
21.01 BST: Chelsea centre-back Trevoh Chalobah has been identified by Internazionale as a potential replacement for Milan Skriniar in January, writes Calciomercato, with Paris Saint-Germain continuing their pursuit of the Slovakia international. The Nerazzurri are interested in a loan arrangement with an option to make the former England youth international's transfer permanent, but will face competition for his signature from within Italy by AS Roma.
20.28 BST: Everton have told striker Salomon Rondon to find a new club, according to Football Insider. Despite making four appearances for Frank Lampard's side this season as a cover option, the Toffees still intend to part ways with the 33-year-old Venezuela international whose contract expires this summer.
19.55 BST: Juventus are monitoring the contract situation of Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan Ndicka, reports Gazzetta dello Sport. The 23-year-old former France youth international has been a key performer for the Bundesliga side recently, but with his contract set to expire in the summer, the Bianconeri are weighing up a potential €10m move for his signature.
19.22 BST: Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot is hopeful of extending his stay at Old Trafford despite interest from a number of clubs across Europe, reports the Manchester Evening News. Barcelona and Juventus are among some of the sides tracking the 23-year-old Portugal international, but he wants to remain with United after enjoying success under new manager Erik ten Hag. Dalot's deal is set to expire this summer, and he could begin negotiations with overseas clubs over a pre-contract agreement in January.
18.49 BST: Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi has been offered a new contract by the San Sebastian side, reports Mundo Deportivo. La Real are keen to extend his stay amid interest from Barcelona, and they have proposed a new five-year deal that would make the 23-year-old among the club's highest earners and includes a €90m release clause.
18.16 BST: Former AC Milan and Bologna midfielder Andrea Poli is on the radar of Serie B side Modena, writes Nicolo Schira. The 32-year-old former Italy international is a free agent after featuring 28 times in the 2021-22 season for Antalyaspor, and he could now be set for his first spell in Italy's second tier after starring for more than a decade in Serie A.
17.43 BST: The race for Jude Bellingham is heating up, with Chelsea set to contest for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder's signature, according to the Telegraph. It is reported that the Blues fear falling behind their competitors in terms of overall squad strength, and will look to make a statement signing next summer. The 19-year-old England international is on the radar of Real Madrid and Liverpool, and the Bundesliga side are demanding a transfer fee in the region of £130m.
17.10 BST: Barcelona are keeping tabs on Valencia left-back Jose Gaya as he approaches the final six months of his contract, reports Sport. The Blaugrana are still on the lookout for a long-term future replacement for Jordi Alba, and having been linked with the 27-year-old Spain international last season, have maintained their interest in the Los Che academy graduate.
16.37 BST: Minnesota United FC have announced a new three-year contract for Designated Player Emanuel Reynoso that takes effect in 2023. The 26-year-old playmaker from Argentina has made 74 appearances for the Loons since joining from Boca Juniors in 2020, registering 18 goals and 21 assists in that period and earning an All-Star selection this summer.
16.04 BST: Tottenham are looking to replace No. 1 goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, says The Evening Standard.
Lloris, 35, is expected to leave when his contract expires in 2024, having played for a decade at the club already.
The report claims that Spurs manager Antonio Conte has spoken to managing director Fabio Paratici about replacing Lloris and that Oblak is of interest.
The 29-year-old Slovenia international has a contract until 2028 but could be available this summer for a lower transfer fee than his €120m release clause, with Manchester United also monitoring things as they look for a replacement for David de Gea.
15.07 BST: Barcelona vice president Eduard Romeu has said Lionel Messi's return to the club as a player would be financially possible next summer.
Messi, 35, is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and could potentially move back to Barca on a free transfer. The Argentina forward left the club for France in 2021 because they could not afford to renew his deal while remaining within their LaLiga-imposed spending limit.
"It would be possible financially because if he returned it would be as a free agent," Romeu told Catalunya Radio on Wednesday when asked if the club could afford to bring Messi back. "But it's a decision which has to be made by the coaching staff and the player. It doesn't correspond to me [to make those decisions], but it would be viable."
Barca president Joan Laporta opened the door to a sensational Messi return in the summer when he told ESPN the forward's "chapter" at the club is still "not over."
14.25 BST: Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez may not quite be having the same impact as fellow summer signing Erling Haaland, but says he is enjoying the experience.
Alvarez, 21, arrived from River Plate this summer for around €18m and has scored three times in eight appearances.
"It is difficult to realize that things have been improving, but I think that every day you learn something new," he told TyC Sports. "Whether it is watching or training with different players or having different coaches, you learn from everyone or incorporate many things, perhaps without realizing it. I work every day because that's the way it is and I am happy to continue progressing."
Alvarez scored for Argentina in their 3-0 friendly win over Jamaica but says he doesn't feel guaranteed a place in Lionel Scaloni's squad ahead of the World Cup.
"I'm very happy, there's still a while for it to arrive," he said. "The manager has to choose the 26 [squad players], but I'm going to continue working as I have done so far, as will all my teammates, to be available. You never know, you have to work day to day, because you don't know what could happen."
13.52 BST: Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is out on loan at Stade de Reims and is having a great time.
Balogun, 21, has five goals and two assists in his first eight league games for the Ligue 1 side, but his long-term future at the Emirates is unclear with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah operating up front for the first team.
Jeunes Footeux reports that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen to extend Balogun's contract and then extend his loan at Reims by another season unless they are relegated to Ligue 2.
12.55 BST: Greece international defender Kostas Manolas might be rethinking his move to UAE side Sharjah FC after they introduced their new signing next to a real lion.
UAE club Sharjah introduced new signing Kostas Manolas as a "Greek warrior" and part of his presentation theme included posing alongside an actual lion...not for the faint hearted. pic.twitter.com/67GUPRHIyv— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) September 28, 2022
12.33 BST: Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said Barcelona's asset sales in the summer to fund signings were "not fair" and suggested UEFA would investigate its legality.
Barca sold stakes in their domestic television rights and Barca Studios, an in-house production company, for over €700m to allow them to spend more than €150m on the arrivals of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde. Five other players arrived as free agents.
"Is this fair? No, it's not fair... Is it legal? I'm not sure," Al-Khelaifi said in an interview with Politico published on Wednesday. "If they allow them, others will do the same. UEFA of course have their own [financial] regulations. For sure they're going to look at everything."
Barca were forced to sell off the assets to be able to comply with LaLiga's strict regulations and register their new signings with the Spanish league.
By selling off 25% of their LaLiga media rights and a 49% stake in Barca Studios -- which will now branch out into web3 and blockchain projects -- they were able to increase their league-imposed annual spending limit from -€144m to over €600m.
While LaLiga have cleared the funding, Al-Khelaifi's comments hint that UEFA will delve further into the legality of the business.
12.12 BST: Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has come in for criticism recently.
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11.30 BST: Tottenham are set to sign Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent deal when his loan expires, says Fabrizio Romano.
Kulusevski, 22, has impressed in the Premier League with six goals and 11 assists in 29 games, after moving from Juventus for a €10m loan fee in January 2022.
The Sweden international could sign on a permanent basis for €35m if he plays in 50% of the team's Premier League matches for at least 45 minutes, or Spurs qualify for the Champions League. Otherwise there is another option for a higher fee.
10.47 BST: Chelsea striker Armando Broja is on the radar of AC Milan for next summer, says Calciomercato.
Broja, 21, impressed on loan at Southampton last season and almost moved to West Ham in the transfer window, but signed a new contract at Chelsea until 2028.
However, the Albania international hasn't played much -- with no starts or goals in six games so far -- and could move on for €30m.
10.07 BST: Newcastle are busy today and The Times claims they are ready to make a third bid for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.
Maddison, 25, was the subject of two bids of £40m and £45m in the summer, which were turned down. But the England midfielder might be keen to push for a January move now Leicester are struggling at the bottom of the Premier League table.
09.52 BST: Newcastle United have agreed a deal in principle with Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners to sign forward Garang Kuol, says Sky Sports.
Kuol, 18, made his international debut for Australia against New Zealand on Sunday and has reportedly agreed terms on a move to the Premier League in January.
The forward could be part of the Australia squad at the 2022 World Cup, which would help him qualify for a U.K. work permit, though he may be immediately sent on loan to gain more experience.
09.00 BST: Cristiano Ronaldo's mother has promised Sporting CP fans that either her son or grandson Cristiano Jr. will play for the club in the near future.
During an event in Lisbon, Ronaldo's mother, Dolores Aveiro, a big fan of Sporting CP, said in quotes reported in Record: "If Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't come [to Sporting], his son, Cristianinho, will come. It's a promise. If it's not this year, it will be the next."
Ronaldo, 37, began his playing career at Sporting before joining Manchester United in 2003, then moving to Real Madrid and Juventus, before heading back to Old Trafford in 2021.
Dolores added that she has no doubt that her son will continue to play until he is 40. "He has the will and will work until he is 40," she said.
Cristianinho is 12 and plays for Man United's youth teams.
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
- Juventus are planning to reduce their wage bill next summer, with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that Adrien Rabiot, Juan Cuadrado, and Angel Di Maria are among the players who are expected to leave. Cuadrado, 34, permanently joined Juve permanently from Chelsea in the summer of 2017, having previously been on loan.
Next on the list is Di Maria, who joined from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and only signed a one-year deal. Rabiot was strongly linked with Manchester United in the summer and has missed the last three Serie A matches due to injury. Two other players are mentioned in the report, defender Alex Sandro and goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio. Sandro joined from FC Porto in 2015 and has gone on to make 278 appearances for the Serie A club. Pinsoglio has made five appearances in his two spells with Juventus and been sent out on various loans.
All five of the players have contracts that expire in 2023 so they will be available as free agents.
- With AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho keen to sign another centre-back, Calciomercato reports that Ajax's Jurrien Timber is their No. 1 target. However, the Serie A club are likely to face competition from Bayern Munich and Manchester United, and could struggle to meet Timber's €30m transfer valuation. The Giallorossi are also looking at Eintracht Frankfurt's Evan N'Dicka, who is set to be a free agent in the summer and has received interest from Juventus.
- As reported by Marca, Atletico Madrid are continuing their negotiations with Barcelona regarding Antoine Griezmann, as they hope to permanently sign the Frenchman for €20m-€25m, rather than the €40m clause in his loan deal that will be activated if he plays 45 minutes in half of their matches. Atleti are also asking Griezmann to take another pay cut after he had already accepted a reduction to re-join them.
- Roma are working with Bryan Cristante's agent to extend the Italy international's contract past its current expiration in the summer of 2024, as reported by Calciomercato, with his new deal set to last until 2027. Roma want to send a clear message to Juventus and AC Milan that the midfielder is not available.