Transfer News: Bayern Munich are in negotiations about the early return of goalkeeper Alexander Nubel, 26, from his loan spell at Monaco, rather than making a new signing to replace the injured Manuel Neuer.
Jefferson Lerma has rejected multiple contract offers at Bournemouth so the Colombian midfielder, 28, could leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.
Barcelona are interested in Boca Juniors’ Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, but Ajax and Benfica have also been in talks over signing the 21-year-old, who could be available for 15m eurps.
English winger Samuel Iling-Junior, 19, has agreed to sign a four-year contract extension at Juventus, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.
Ajax have agreed to let Netherlands defender Daley Blind, 32, leave the club on a free transfer in January.
Arsenal will attempt to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City in January, but believe a move in the summer, when the 25-year-old Belgium midfielder is out of contract, is most likely.
Fulham want to sign Arsenal’s Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 31, in January.
Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez, 21, will not be leaving Benfica unless an interested party meets the Argentina midfielder release clause of 120m euros.
Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag has been promised massive funds to rebuild his squad despite plans by the Glazer family to sell the club.
Manchester United are working on signing Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, from Inter Milan, which could open the door for Barcelona to sign United’s Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23.
Portugal winger Joao Felix, 23, is being offered to Premier League clubs as he seeks to leave Atletico Madrid in January, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Aston Villa potential destinations.
Manchester United and Arsenal seem the most likely options for Felix, with Atletico willing to listen to offers of more than 100m euros.
Leicester could be willing to pay as much as 45m euros to sign Azzedine Ounahi from Angers, although Barcelona have also been watching the Morocco midfielder.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 23, from PSV Eindhoven to succeed France striker Karim Benzema.
Chelsea face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko, but interested clubs will have to convince the Germany striker, 18, that he will not be signed to sit on the bench.
Borussia Dortmund hope Moukoko’s relationship with coach Edin Terzic will help convince the forward, who is out of contract to sign a new deal in December as English and Spanish clubs are ready to move when the January window opens.
Manchester United are set to make an enquiry about the availability of Benfica’s Portugal striker Goncalo Ramos, 21, although manager Erik ten Hag has been told it is not certain a striker will arrive in January.
Chelsea are looking to bring forward their plans to sign France striker Christopher Nkunku, 25, from RB Leipzig in the summer, despite the season-ending injury suffered by their Albania striker Armando Broja.
There’s a very real possibility Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, will leave Juventus in 2023, with a January exit not being ruled out. Chelsea are among the clubs who are in contact with his agent.