Transfer information for Tuesday 10 January
Among the main information transfer window today: Joao Félix to be unveiled by Chelsea, Atlético de Madrid target Depay to replace him, doors open for Mudryk at Arsenal, Manchester United dreaming of Kane, Blues eyeing Marcus Thuram this winter, Newcastle looking to strike hard for German football chunk, club England to bid for a taulier from Nice…
As announced yesterday, Joao Félix will be Chelsea’s new winter signing. According to the British and Spanish press, the Portugal international will even pass a medical and sign his contract on Tuesday. The player will first be extended with Atlético de Madrid until 2027 and then loaned to the Blues without a purchase option. A very expensive loan for a Londoner who will pay the Colchoneros 11 million euros plus the player’s full salary.
Based on Padlock Ser, Atlético de Madrid will make Memphis Depay a priority to offset the departure of Joao Félix. The Colchoneros have reportedly contacted their Barcelona counterparts to secure the Netherlands international on loan. Contact should resume within a week as Depay doesn’t appear to be the unwanted Xavi anymore Chiringuito.
Barça would prefer to part ways with three wingers and not least because Raphinha, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati will not be kept if there are good offers.
While Chelsea appear to be leading the way in this regard, the arrival of Joao Félix appears to have turned Mykhailo Mudryk’s future upside down. The Ukrainian nugget should see his dream of joining Arsenal come true. Based on ESPN, talks between the Gunners and Shakhtar have resumed and could accelerate in the coming hours. Mudryk is expected to join Arsenal this winter. The Londoners recently offered 40 million euros plus 20 million in bonuses.
Despite the arrival of Joao Félix at the end of the season and the one scheduled for Christopher Nkunku this summer, Chelsea have no intention of stopping strengthening in attack. According to our information, the Blues are still in contact with Marcus Thuram’s entourage for a January transfer. The France international is out of contract in six months with Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Blues hope to sign him quickly to develop him alongside the Portuguese.
Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona would be interested in taking Thuram this summer, according Mundo Deportivo.
According to our information, Manchester United is very confident with Besiktas’ swift agreement to terminate the loan with an option to buy Wout Weghorst. Already in agreement with Burnley, the Red Devils are awaiting the Turkish club’s agreement for the Netherlands international on loan until the end of the season. Besiktas discussed with former striker Vincent Aboubakar to replace him.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are already looking to find a top scorer for next summer and are reportedly making Harry Kane their top priority, according to ESPN. While Tottenham have often been tough in business, the Mancunian will also have Victor Osimhen in mind but also RB Leipzig’s Slovenia international Benjamin Sesko.
Courted by several European leaders including PSG and most notably FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund’s German nugget Youssoufa Moukoko is out of contract next July. If the German club were still hoping to extend the 18-year-old, Newcastle would have accelerated in this file.
Based on London Evening Standard, Magpies are ready to offer Moukoko the salary requested, which is around 8 million euros per year. Something to think about the striker trained at Borussia, author of 6 goals and 4 assists this season in the Bundesliga.
Southampton announced on Tuesday the arrival of a young and promising Argentinian midfielder from Racing Club, Carlos Alcaraz. The name of the world number one will bring 13.65 million euros to his former club.
Lastly in the Premier League, The Saints are still looking to strengthen and have shown interest in Belgium international from Rennes, Jérémy Doku, according to Footmercato. But the Breton club did not want to part with him, especially since the serious injury suffered by Martin Terrier.
Bayern Munich are still looking for a replacement for the injured Manuel Neuer until the end of the season. Bayern’s priority in this position, Yann Sommer is currently banned by Borussia Mönchengladbach. The German club will reject a 5 million euro offer for the Switzerland international goalkeeper and expect between 8 and 10 million, according to Picture. It remains to be seen whether Munich residents will accept this request or open other lines soon. The 34-year-old goalkeeper agrees with Bayern.
Based on Footmercato, Wolverhampton will be ready to offer OGC Nice around 10 million euros for Mario Lemina. It remains to be seen what will be the wishes of Nice’s leaders and new caretaker coach, Didier Digard. The former Marseillais has played at Fulham and Southampton.
While Porto Alegre is contemplating making an offer, Javier Pastore will continue his career in Qatar. Free following the termination of his contract at Elche, the former Parisian has officially signed for Qatar SC, Samuel Eto’o’s former club, Christophe Dugarry or Marcel Desailly.