Cowell attracting interest from Europe
San Jose Earthquakes 19-year-old forward Cade Cowell is attracting significant interest from Europe, with Italian giants Juventus and Milan the front runners for the youngster.
Qatari investors table 'substantial, debt-free' offer for Man Utd
Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani has tabled a 'substantial, debt-free' offer for Manchester United.
His intention to buy the club was confirmed in a statement that said the bid would focus on "investing in the football teams, the training centre, the stadium and wider infrastructure, the fan experience and the communities the club supports."
Andrey Santos won't play for Chelsea this season
🚨 Chelsea have not yet applied for Andrey Santos work permit. 18yo was not going to play for #CFC this season + has int’l duty so likely to join a Brazilian top-tier side on loan before getting permit in summer. Key part of midfield rebuild @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/RPZhnLrB21— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) February 17, 2023
Rodgers 'won't beg' Maddison to stay
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers won't beg James Maddison to stay amidst significant interest in the attacking midfielder.
Speaking before Leicester's clash with Manchester United Rodgers said: "“His contract is clear where it’s at. For me, it’s about making sure James is playing at the best level he can be. He’s staying available and fit.
“It’d be great (if he signed a new contract). He’s a top player in the league, he’s shown that in his time here gradually. You can see that development take place.
“We improve players and give them great conditions to work in. But I won’t be begging a player to stay. They get great support here and if they’ve been here, they understand what the club is about.”
Gattoni signs for Sevilla
Spanish side Sevilla have completed the signing of 24-year-old Argentinian centre-back Federico Gattoni on a four year deal. The defender signs from CA San Lorenzo de Almagro and will remain on loan at the club until June 30th.
Raphinha drops Arsenal and PSG transfer hint
Barcelona winger Raphinha:— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley) February 17, 2023
“A team I like outside of Spain? Arsenal & PSG.” pic.twitter.com/YcfRTmRx7j
Araujo finally arrives
📌 Acuerdo con LA Galaxy para el traspaso de 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗮́𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗷𝗼— Barça Atlètic (@FCBarcelonaB) February 17, 2023
✍ El jugador se incorpora al #BarçaAtlètic y firma hasta el 30 de junio del 2026
🙌 ¡Bienvenido, @julian__araujo !#ForçaBarça 💙❤ pic.twitter.com/r9vFXNJl3P
Inter to be sold soon?
As Per Italian outlet [ilGiornale,] Inter Milan are close to being sold to an unnamed US-based fund.
The outcome of negotiations is expected to become clearer over the next two weeks, with a significant turning point expected to come in the summer.
This could bring an end to the Zhang era.
Potter drops Mount contract update
Graham Potter on Mason Mount and his contract expiring in 2024: “It's always complicated [to comment on this]. It's best I leave it with Mason and the club” 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 17, 2023
“For sure Mount has been fantastic to work with, important player. I hope it gets resolved quickly”. pic.twitter.com/PnknX6GHpn
Man City keen on Rice
As per 90min, Man City have renewed their interest in West Ham captain and England midfielder Declan Rice.
Arsenal, Man United, and Chelsea have all also been linked with the 24-year-old. The report, however, notes that City are keen on the player as Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva may leave in the summer.
United appoint Harrison as their new Director of Football Operations
We are pleased to confirm the appointment of a new Director of Football Operations.#MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 17, 2023
Zidane wants to get back to coaching
Zinedine Zidane: “Now I have time… but I don't know for how long. I know I want to coach again”, he said during Alpine F1 event. 🇫🇷 #Zidane— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 17, 2023
“Maybe I will have time until June, but things can go very fast — for sure, to resume coaching remains my desire”. pic.twitter.com/7cqIBfgQgQ
Redknapp rubbishes Leeds' links
Harry Redknapp has brushed away speculations that he is eager to return to football and has offered himself to Leeds United.
“I would do it – but it coincides with Cheltenham week! I can’t miss Cheltenham. I’m up there on Thursday," Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“I don’t know where the link came from! Someone rang me yesterday and I said: ‘What are you talking about? It’s not April [Fools] is it?’ I would do it, I love it. I wouldn’t say no anywhere. But I would never get the Leeds job. Not a chance! Bonus for keeping them up, that’s the move!”
Villa might go for Bamba in the summer
Aston Villa are monitoring the progress of defender Ibrahima Bamba from Vitoria and might submit a bid for him in the summer, according to The Times.
The 20-year-old has a contract with the Portuguese side until the summer of 2026.
Nottingham agree to sign Woods on a permanent deal from Newcastle
Chris Wood completes permanent move to Nottingham Forest from Newcastle as buy obligation clause has been triggered after 3 appearances. 🌳🔴🤝🏻 #NFFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 17, 2023
Newcastle will receive £15m fee — it was never in doubt and already agreed in January. pic.twitter.com/py6khm8tNj
Mings extends with Villa
Aston Villa is delighted to announce that @TyroneMings has signed a new contract with the club! 🙌— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) February 17, 2023
Neymar put up on sale by PSG
Neymar has been made available for a number of Premier League clubs, as reported by 90min.
The Brazilian has a contract until 2025 but the Ligue 1 outfit is open to listening to offers for him at the end of the season. It has been reported that intermediaries have had a word with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle informing them of his potential availability.
Barcelona is Gundogan's no.2 option after Man City
Ilkay Gundogan's contract with Manchester City comes to an end in the summer and the German midfielder is yet to sign an extension. He has been linked to a move to Barcelona but Christian Falk claims that with Pep Guardiola's renewal, City continues to be a priority for the player.
“Manchester City remains a priority for Ilkay and he can imagine staying, especially now that Pep Guardiola has signed a new contract. But, Barcelona is Ilkay’s No.2 option, which sets the scene for a bit of poker between City and Barca. City will have the advantage if the club wants to keep Ilkay and makes it financially worth his while," Falk wrote in his column for CaughtOffside.
Al-Nassr approach Busquets
Al Nassr have approached Sergio Busquets for June as potential target, after MLS clubs already trying months ago including Inter Miami 🇪🇸 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 17, 2023
Busquets has to decide whether he wants to stay and continue at Barcelona or try new chapter in another country. pic.twitter.com/z4k4DlH7fJ
Neymar not on Chelsea's wishlist
Neymar is not on Chelsea's radar and the supposed meeting between Todd Boehly and PSG did not take place, claimed Christian Falk for CaughtOffside.
“I have to disappoint Chelsea fans – I’ve been told there’s nothing in this, it’s not true. It’s too expensive. It’s a nice idea but it’s not going to happen. PSG would like to find a solution but, at the moment, there’s no available suitor who can pay a salary of nearly €37m a year," he revealed.
Madrid plot Dalot move
Real Madrid are keen to sign Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot, according to AS.
They are looking for a replacement for Dani Carvajal and they think that the Portuguese full-back is the perfect fit whose contract runs until the summer of 2024.
Di Maria set to continue at Juventus despite Galatasaray links
Sources deny any chance for Ángel Di Maria to join Galatasaray in the final days of the Turkish transfer window ⛔️🇦🇷🇹🇷 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 16, 2023
Di Maria’s expected to complete the season as Juventus player — there’s no change or update despite rumours circulating in the last hours. pic.twitter.com/W2vcnmLovv
Galtier's job under threat at PSG
Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier is facing an uncertain future at the Parc des Princes, as reported by Get French Football News.
The coach must improve results and performances by the time the return leg against Bayern Munich in the Champions League rolls around on March 8.
If results do not improve then PSG could consider firing Galtier and bringing in Zinedine Zidane as his replacement.
Di Maria NOT moving to Galatasaray
Angel Di Maria will not move to Galatasaray and will instead finish the season with Juventus, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Argentina international has been linked with the Turkish side but there is "no chance" of a move currently.
Dalot wanted by Real Madrid
Real Madrid are considering a move for Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot, according to AS.
Los Blancos want a replacement for Dani Carvajal and could make a move for the defender who is yet to extend his contract at the Camp Nou.
Chelsea planning to swap Mount for Felix (Marca)
Chelsea are keen to keep hold of Joao Felix and plan to offer Atletico Madrid midfielder Mason Mount in exchange, according to MARCA.
The Blues want to make Felix's loan deal permanent and have already spoken with the club. The conversation including offering Mount to the Rojiblancos as part of a deal to land Felix permanently.
PSG players unhappy with recent transfers
Paris Saint-Germain players are unhappy with the club's recent dealings in the transfer market.
L'Equipe reports that senior players in the dressing room do not understand why players such as Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye and Julian Draxler were offloaded and replaced by Vitinha, Fabian Ruiz and Carlos Soler.
The signing of Hugo Ekitike has also left players unimpressed, as they believe the club could have used homegrown forward Arnaud Kalimuendo instead.