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.
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.
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.