Transfer News

Transfer News: Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 25-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram, whose contract runs out in the summer, and the Blues are also considering a move for PSV Eindhoven and England UNder-21s forward Noni Madueke, 20.

Burnley’s Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst, 30, who is on loan at Besiktas, has offered to pay a compensation fee for the Turkish club out of his own pocket to force through a move to Manchester United, and could seal the switch by Tuesday.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris retires from international football.

Benfica boss Roger Schmidt says Chelsea’s pursuit of Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who has a release clause of about 106m pounds, is “closed”.

Atletico Madrid want to extend Portugal forward Joao Felix’s contract by one year until 2027 before the 23-year-old joins Chelsea on loan for the rest of the season.

Brighton have rejected a verbal offer from Spurs for Belgium forward Leandro Trossard and the Seagulls have no intention of selling the 28-year-old in January.

West ham United have renewed their interest in Sevilla striker Youssed En-Nesyri and hope to sign the 25-year-old Morocco international on loan for the rest of the season.

Leeds United are in advanced talks to sign French forward Georginio Rutter, 20, in a move worth up to a club record 35.3m pounds from German club Hoffenheim.

Leeds United will allow English forward Joe Gelhardt to go out on loan in January as the 20-year-old has been told he does not figure in manager Jesse March’s plans for the rest of the season.

Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign 21-year-iold Brazilian midfielder Danilo for 18m pounds plus add-ons from Palmeiras.

Gareth Bale retires from club and international football.

Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr want to sign 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, whose contract with Barcelona will run out in the summer.

Arsenal have appointed former England Futsal player Hussein Isa, nicknamed ‘Tekkers Gureu’, as a technical coach. The 34-year-old Spaniard, who has worked on TV adverts as Lioinel Messi body double, will start his role before the 2023-24 season.