The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course,!
TOP STORY: Newcastle to compete with AC Milan for Asensio
are set to face competition from to sign winger , reports .
Asensio first joined Real Madrid fromin 2015 but now seems destined to leave the Bernabeu, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
One of the most heavily linked clubs have been AC Milan, who could lose the Chelsea-linkednext summer. The Serie A side are not going to have things all their own way, though, and will need to shake off competition from Newcastle.
This comes with the 26-year-old Asensio struggling for meaningful game time, having managed just 104 minutes across nine appearances in all competitions so far this season.
The longest he’s been on the pitch in one match for Los Blancos is the 26 minutes when he scored against. Asensio came on in the 88th minute of .
08.00 BST: Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has, saying he was surprised by the news.
“I never asked for my departure in January,” Mbappe told reporters after PSG’sover Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday. “The information that came out on the day of the [Champions League match against Benfica], I did not understand it. I am not involved in this information neither directly nor indirectly.”
that the striker was fed up with unfulfilled promises by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and wanted to leave the capital as soon as possible.
“I was as shocked by this news as everyone else. People may think I’m involved, I’m not at all,” Mbappe added. “I was taking a nap, my entourage was at my little brother’s game. We were stunned when we found out.
“Afterwards, we had to deal with it, we had a match to play. I just wanted to say that it’s completely false, I’m very happy here.”
–are set to meet with ‘s agent about a contract renewal and are keen to have discussions closed by the time the World Cup kicks off, reports . The winger’s deal runs out in 2024, and the two parties are getting closer to reaching an agreement on wages, with Milan willing to guarantee him €6m per year, although there are also other factors to be sorted.
– Work is in progress to extend‘s contract — per , and ‘s owners, board and manager are all in agreement that doing so is a priority for the club. The international has scored twice for Chelsea and provided a further three assists in all competitions this term, and his deal runs until the summer of 2024.
–will push for to leave the club, reports , due to the €30m redemption obligation for his loan spell from . There has been loan interest from the Premier League in recent months, but they haven’t been enough to convince the striker to leave.
– AC Milan want to sign Chelsea midfielderin January after being impressed by the 26-year-old, reports . The two clubs have a positive relationship and are set to come together to discuss various situations soon, with Milan most interested in Loftus-Cheek.
– Bodo/Glimt forwardwill join Roma very soon, according to , which adds that he has a total agreement with the Giallorossi ahead of moving as a free agent in January. They have been able to pull off the deal because Solbakken preferred joining up with Jose Mourinho rather than moving to .