Bayern will not target Bellingham, says Kahn
It has become a running theme that Bayern Munich target the talent on show at the other Bundesliga clubs. Many may expect them to throw their hat in the ring for Jude Bellingham next summer but Oliver Kahn, when speaking to Bild, said they will not be involved in the transfer battle.
“Of course, Jude Bellingham for me is an outstanding player," said the Bayern CEO. "However, with Kimmich, Goretzka, Sabitzer and Gravenberch, we’re very well equipped in this position. So we’re not thinking about that at all.”
PSV may be forced into sale of either Gakpo or Sangare
Cody Gakpo and Ibrahim Sangare were two players strongly linked with moves away from PSV in the summer. Although, both of them stayed, with the latter even agreeing a new contract.
Premier League interest is unlikely to dissipate next summer and the Dutch side might have to sell at least one of the two. That's according to Voetbal International (as per Soccernews) who claim that some balancing of the books will have to be done.
Maldini believes AC Milan is the best place for Leao
Despite being heavily linked with a departure from the San Siro, Paolo Maldini still hopes to keep Rafael Leao at AC Milan. He spoke to Amazon Prime Video before the Champions League clash with Chelsea.
“There is the will of the two sides [to agree a contract extension]. For him, for [Pierre] Kalulu and [Ismael] Bennacer: then we have to sit down and negotiate. Also for the complete development of Rafael Leao I think Milan is the best club.”
Alonso takes over at Leverkusen
Former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has been appointed boss of Bayer Leverkusen.
The World Cup winner has signed a contract until 2024 and takes over from Gerardo Seoane.
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Meret extends at Napoli
Napoli have confirmed that goalkeeper Alex Meret has extended his deal at the club until 2024 with the option for another year.
Meret has impressed at the club this season after a summer where Napoli were linked with moves for Kepa Arrizabalaga and Keylor Navas.
Southampton to sack Hassenhuttl
Southampton are "on the brink" of sacking manager Ralph Hassenhuttl, according to The Telegraph.
The Saints feels a change is required and want to bring in someone "who can help develop a model of younger, developing talents."
Everton can sign Coady for £4.5m
Everton signed defender Conor Coady on loan from Wolves in the summer transfer window but do have an option to land the England international permanently.
According to The Telegraph, the Toffees can land Coady, who has already captained the club, for just £4.5 million next summer.
Inter schedule new Skriniar meeting
Inter have scheduled a new meeting with Milan Skriniar and will offer a new contract, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season but talks are set to start next week, with PSG also "pushing" to sign the centre-back.
Arteta offers update on key trio
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has offered an optimistic update on the futures of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba.
The manager has confirmed the club are working on new contracts for the three players, who all have less than two years left on their existing deals.
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Steve Cooper to stay at Forest
Steve Cooper is to stay on at Nottingham Forest as manager for the time being, according to The Telegraph.
The manager has been under pressure but will be given more time to turn his team's fortunes around.
Luis Suarez set to join LA Galaxy
Former Barcelona and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is set to join MLS side LA Galaxy after the World Cup, according to RAC1.
The move will see the Uruguay international link up with former Barcelona team-mate Riqui Puig, who moved to the Galaxy during the summer transfer window.
Gakpo and Ramos on Man Utd wishlist
According to the Express, Manchester United are interested in Cody Gakpo of PSV and Goncalo Ramos of Benfica. The pair could cost the Red devils a combined £49 million if they are rought at their current valuation. It is belived there are seven players Manchester United could sell in order to und their transfers.
Windhorst wants to sell shares in Hertha BSC
After a scandal that emerged suggesting Lars Windhorst commissioned an Israeli spy to force x-Hertha President Gegenbauer out of office, the former has decided to sell his shares in the club.
A statement said: "After careful consideration and evaluation of the last three months, we unfortunately find that there is no basis and no perspective for a successful economic cooperation between the Tennor Group and Hertha BSC."
Ajax want Blind as technical director
Ajax want Danny Blind, father of Daley to be the technical director of Ajax. They are willing to wait until after the World Cup as he may be available then according to De Telegraaf.
Martins close to Hull job
talkSPORT has reported that Pedro Martins is close to becoming the new Hull manager following the sacking of Shota Arveladze last week. Martins had been under consideration for the vacant Wolves job, but it seems Julian Lopetegui is favourite for that position right now.
Kudus attracting Bundesliga interest
Ajax's attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus is attracting interest from the Bundesliga ahead of a potential transfer out of Amsterdam. Borussia Dortmund are one club said to be interested in acquiring the Ghanaian's signature, but premier League sides Tottenham and Everton are also said to be keeping tabs on the 22-year-old.
Liverpool target Musiala if they fail to land Bellingham
The Mirror are reporting that Liverpool may chose to target Bayern Munich's 19-year-old German midfielder Jamal Musiala should they fail to land top target Jude Bellingham.
Musiala, who was eligible to play for England, has scored seven goals and assisted six in all competitions this season. He has gained plaudits from a host of former talent, including Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus, who likened him to Lionel Messi.
Benzema to be handed new Real Madrid deal
French forward Karim Benzema is set to be handed a new deal by Real Madrid after a stellar 18 months. The striker helped Los Blancos win the Champions League for the 14th time, scoring 44 goals and assisting 15.
He is also expected to win the Ballon d'Or for the first time in his career following on from his remarkable season last time out.
Griezmann permanent move to Atletico resolved
The permanent transfer of Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona is close to being resolved following discussions between the two clubs. The deal is believed to be in the region of €20 million, with €2 million in variables. Matteo Moretto suggested that Griezmann never considered leaving Atletico in the process of the deal.
Suarez in talks with several MLS teams
Luis Suarez is set to leave Nacional as a free agent after a short stint with his boyhood club. AS.com are suggesting the Barcelona legend is in contact with several clubs from MLS, including Los Angeles outfit LA Galaxy.
The Uruguayan has admitted that America is certainly an option as he ruled out returning to Europe following 16-year stint on the continent.
Ilicic returns to Maribor
Josip Ilicic has returned to Maribor after leaving Atalanta as a free agent. The Slovenian international played five games for the club in 2010 before moving to Italy and Palermo. He remained in the country ever since, playing for Fiorentina and Atalanta, but has now moved back to his national country.
Alonso in line to replace under pressure Leverkusen coach
After a 2-0 defeat in the Champions League to Porto last night, Bayer Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane may be starting to feel the pressure in Germany. His side sit 17th in the Bundesliga, winning just one game so far this season.
Kicker are suggesting that former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso may be in line to take the hot-seat should Seoane be relieved of his duties. He currently coaches Real Sociedad's B team, and it would mark his first venture into first team management.
Chelsea pondering swap deal for Leao
Chelsea and AC Milan are reportedly both considering a swap deal for the Portuguese winger Rafael Leao. The Italian champions are interested in Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic, but would still demand an £90 million fee in any deal to let Leao leave San Siro according to Calciomercato.com.
Martial wants game time promise before agreeing Man Utd contract
Fabrizio Romano - speaking to Caught Offside - has said that Anthony Martial is considered an important player to Erik ten Hag and, for that reason, Manchester United want to agree a new deal with him.
Although, the Frenchman wants a promise of regular game time before signing along the dotted line and, at present, that is the defining factor behind the standstill in negotiations.
Juventus-linked Zaniolo close to new Roma contract
Roma are also doing everything they can to tie Nicolo Zaniolo down to a new deal. There has been plenty of interest in the Italian attacker in the last couple of transfer windows but he remains a Roma player.
Calciomercato are claiming that he is close to agreeing an extension to his contract. However, the new deal may include a release clause of between €50m and €60m.
Mourinho could be handed Roma extension until 2026
When Jose Mourinho arrived at Roma, many football supporters believed the end of his career was drawing closer. However, he has had something of a resurgence at the Stadio Olimpico.
After winning the inaugural Europa Conference League, he is worshipped in Rome and the hierarchy at the club want to tie him down to a new contract, as per La Repubblica. That new deal could see him stay with the Italian giants until 2026.
Everton interested in triggering permanent Coady signing
There was some surprise that Everton were able to prise Conor Coady away from Wolves in the summer given his status at Molineux. He has played a key role in the best defence in the Premier League so far.
Such has been the quality of his performances, the Toffees are already considering triggering the option-to-buy clause in the loan deal, according to The Times. The fee that Everton would have to pay is reportedly less than £10m.
Rice still top of Chelsea's wishlist (90min)
Declan Rice continues to be regularly linked with moves away from West Ham. Chelsea are a team often at the forefront of those rumours and that is still in the case, more than a month after the transfer window has closed.
90min have claimed that the 23-year-old remains at the top of the transfer priorities at Stamford Bridge. A price tag of over £120m was quoted by David Moyes during the summer but that is likely to decrease as the length of his contract shortens.