In a recent interview, Barcelona’s sporting director Erling Haaland stated that the club is still targeting next summer for his transfer. The Norwegian international has been linked with a move to Liverpool and other clubs in recent weeks.
Barcelona’s Erling Haaland move is still on next summer. The Catalan club has not given up hope of signing the Norwegian international in the summer transfer window.
Discover all of the key transactions and see how we rated the biggest acquisitions during the summer transfer season, which was unlike any other. Even if the window is closed until January, the rumors will continue to circulate. Here is the most recent rumor and gossip.
TOP STORY: Barca continues to view Haaland as a viable option.
According to Mundo Deportivo, despite their financial difficulties, Barcelona are contemplating a move for Borussia Dortmund attacker Erling Haaland next summer.
The 21-year-old has a €75 million release clause in his contract that expires in the summer. The article says that the price is affordable for the Spanish club, but the larger problem is the player’s salary demands.
Barca feel they have a chance to sign the striker after agent Mino Raiola visited Camp Nou last year for talks as part of a series of visits to other European teams.
Barcelona is said to have an additional €20 million to spend on new players in January, but they may have to save that money to sign Haaland in the summer.
Raiola is likely to want €20 million per year in salary for Haaland, a demand that they may be unable to fulfill until they move some more of their famous stars.
For approximately €20 million, the Norway international joined Borussia Dortmund from FC Salzburg in 2020 and has blossomed in the Bundesliga. He has seven goals and four assists in five games this season, giving him a total of 68 goals in 67 appearances for the club.
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14.07 BST: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his desire for midfielder Jesse Lingard’s contract to be extended.
Lingard will become a free agent in the summer if new terms cannot be reached, and sources have informed ESPN’s Rob Dawson that Barcelona and Milan are among the teams who have shown interest.
Last season, the 28-year-old had a successful loan stint at West Ham United, but Solskjaer says he sees his long-term future at United.
“Jesse’s started the season well,” Solskjaer said during a press conference on Friday. “He’s come in and scored a couple big goals for us, and we want to extend his contract because we view him as a key player for us.”
“It is up to him, and perhaps up to me, to give him more playing time because he is deserving of it. We’re hoping to work out a contract with Jesse since we truly like him.”
13.50 BST: Liverpool are interested in Leeds winger Raphinha, but his representative claims that the Brazil international is content at Elland Road.
Raphinha, who has three goals in seven league games for Leeds, made his first start for Brazil in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay, scoring a brace.
Raphinha’s agent, Deco, told GloboEsporte: “He’s young, he has many difficulties ahead of him, there are definitely many teams who like him, and Liverpool does like him, there were inquiries, but nothing formal.” Leeds wanted to re-sign him for a second season.
“Raphinha is content at Leeds, and the moment will undoubtedly come for him to take the largest move forward in his career. He has a three-year contract, but it does not specify the duration of his stay or prohibit him from transferring. Leeds is well aware that they will need to make a significant deal, and Raphinha will be forced to take a step forward in his career.”
Former Barcelona and Portugal great Deco said of Raphinha’s presence in Brazil’s squad: “In the Premier League, he stood out a lot, and Leeds isn’t exactly a household name. This attracted notice, and he deserves to be called up.”
Sources tell ESPN that Raheem Sterling wants to concentrate on regaining his position at Manchester City before choosing whether or not to prolong his contract at the Etihad Stadium.
Sterling’s contract expires in 2023, and although City would want to extend it, the England international will first guarantee that he continues to play a vital part for the club. Since joining City from Liverpool in 2015, the 26-year-old has won three Premier League championships, but has struggled for playing time after falling out of favor with manager Pep Guardiola, starting just two of City’s seven Premier League games this season.
According to ESPN, City’s coaching staff has been pleased by Sterling’s efforts in training to adjust to a new No. 9 position after Sergio Aguero’s departure and the £100 million summer acquisition of Jack Grealish. Despite City’s 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain, he received praise for his performance in the position.
12.06 BST: According to ESPN’s Moises Llorens and Sam Marsden, Barcelona fears a delay in extending Ousmane Dembele’s contract at Camp Nou is due to his agency seeking interest from Premier League teams.
Dembele’s contract with Barcelona ends next summer, and he has yet to sign a new one. The player has indicated a wish to remain longer, but negotiations with his agent, Moussa Sissoko, have not gone well.
From January 1, when he enters the last six months of his contract, the France striker is free to talk with other clubs, and insiders claim Barca sees similarities with Ilaix Moriba’s departure last summer. Ilaix’s contract was likewise coming to an end. When his representatives refused to extend his contract, Barca sent him to practice with the B squad and informed him that he would not be able to play for the club until he signed new terms. In August, the teenage midfielder joined for RB Leizpig for approximately €20 million, with his agents earning a sizable fee on the transaction.
Bayern Munich will not want to lose Robert Lewandowski until they can sign Erling Haaland, but Bild reports that Manchester City is a “potential destination.”
Lewandowski, 33, seems to be enjoying his time at Bayern, but the club may need to find a long-term successor for the Poland international.
Man City have been searching for a striker to replace Sergio Aguero and may make a summer move for Lewandowski if his agent Pini Zahavi can make it happen.
10.58 BST: Jesse Lingard is being pursued by Barcelona and AC Milan as his Manchester United contract expires, according to ESPN’s Rob Dawson.
10.04 BST: At the moment, Aurelien Tchouameni is the name on everyone’s lips. As the battle to sign one of Europe’s best talents heats up, scouts from Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Manchester City have all seen the Monaco midfielder in action this season.
According to ESPN’s Julien Laurens, a price of between €50 million and €60 million would be required to get Monaco to the negotiation table, with Tchouameni on United’s radar if a new contract for Pogba cannot be reached.
Chelsea had previously shown interest in the 21-year-old, and the Champions League champions are friendly with his agent Jonathan Kebe, who also represents Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.
09.38 a.m. BST: According to ESPN’s Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens, Barcelona is the latest team to be offered Manchester United’s Paul Pogba on a free transfer next summer.
Pogba’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, and his representative, Mino Raiola, is in contact with some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the hopes of finding him a new club.
Pogba has been contacted by Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and a number of Premier League teams. He may begin talks on January 1.
Pogba has not made a decision on his future and has not ruled out the possibility of staying at United, but he will investigate his other alternatives. As they seek to rebuild their team under new president Joan Laporta, Barca would consider acquiring the France international on a free transfer.
09.17 BST: Karim Benzema has expressed his wish to play with France colleague Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid, stating that “of course, one day” he would want the Paris Saint-Germain star to join him.
Since Benzema’s comeback to the national team earlier this year, the two strikers have proven they can play well together, and both scored in Sunday’s UEFA Nations League final victory against Spain (see the replay on ESPN+ in the United States).
“What’s to stop you? It’s something I’ve always said “When asked about the possibility of Mbappe coming to the Bernabeu, Benzema told Spain’s national network TVE on Thursday. “It’s something I’ve said before, and it’s something I’ll say again. Of certainly, at some point in the future.”
Meanwhile, the Madrid press seems unconcerned by rumors in France that PSG is planning a capital increase to assist the club enhance Mbappe’s contract renewal offer.
On Friday, AS writer and Real Madrid superfan Tomas Roncero cited a source as stating, “Mbappe has made a choice and money isn’t the most important thing.” “For all the money in the world, he won’t renew at PSG.”
Pedri, a young midfielder for Barcelona, has signed a new contract until 2026, with a release clause of €1 billion ($1.16 billion), the Catalan club said on Thursday.
Pedri’s previous contract was set to expire at the conclusion of the season, and after the summer transfer market closed, Barca made re-signing him a priority. The release clause for the Spain international has more than quadrupled (it was originally €400 million) to establish a new club record.
The previous record was set by Antoine Griezmann’s deal, which contained a €800 million buyout option. During his tenure at Camp Nou, Lionel Messi’s clause grew to €700 million.
He made 52 appearances for Barcelona’s senior squad in his debut season, becoming a fixture in midfield with Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong.
His performances brought him worldwide acclaim. In March, Spain coach Luis Enrique summoned him up for his first cap, and he went on to play a vital role for the national team in Euro 2020.
08.00 BST: First, some major Manchester City transfer news: Raheem Sterling has expressed an interest in leaving the Premier League club and moving overseas.
This season, the 26-year-old England international has fallen out of favor with City boss Pep Guardiola, starting just two of the team’s seven Premier League games.
“At this point in time, if there was a chance to move someplace else, I’d be open to it,” Sterling said at the FT Business of Sport US Summit.
“The Premier League is all I know as an English footballer. I’ve always thought that one day I’d want to play overseas and see how I would fare in that environment.”
When asked what languages he would want to learn, Sterling said, “I’d like to learn a lot of languages.” “I should be studying a variety of languages. I appreciate the French – and Spanish – accents.”
Raheem Sterling has said that he would consider leaving the Premier League to play in another league.
GOSSIP ON PAPER (by Luke Thrower)
– Barcelona will have to restart negotiations with Sergi Roberto over a new contract after talks between the two sides came to a stop. According to Mundo Deportivo, negotiations between the player’s agent and the club had come to a halt. The 29-year-current old’s contract ends next summer, and he will be able to negotiate with foreign teams in January.
– According to writer Ekrem Konur, Newcastle United are interested in Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale of Wales. Real Madrid are unlikely to extend Bale’s contract, which expires at the end of the season, making a return to the Premier League an appealing alternative. In terms of Ramsey, Juventus are considering a midfield rearrangement, with the 30-year-old seen as a possible transfer target.
– According to Calciomercato, Juventus is trying to beat their rivals by offering Weston McKennie in a possible deal for Aurelien Tchouameni. The AS Monaco midfielder has been connected with a number of big European teams, but the Old Lady will need to sell players in order to acquire anybody in the midfield, with McKennie being one of the players who will be free to go.
– Juventus winger Federico Chiesa has been linked with a move away from the club in recent weeks, and his valuation has risen to above €100 million. The Italian international is highly regarded by the club, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, little over a year after making his Serie A debut. The 23-year-old has previously been linked with Liverpool, Chelsea, and Real Madrid, with Juve still wanting to construct a future around the winger, who they must sign for €40 million this summer.
– According to AS, Real Betis are planning to extend the contract of teenager Rodri Sanchez. The 21-year-old offensive midfielder has excelled since getting into the first squad and is poised to sign a new contract with a €40 million release clause that will keep him at the club until 2026.
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