Barcelona eye Man City’s Bernardo Silva

The summer transfer window has closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with one eye on January, there are plenty of rumors swirling about who is moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, arrivals, departures and, of course, deals done!

TOP STORY: Barcelona target January signing of Man City’s Bernardo Silva

Barcelona are ready to return to the pursuit of the Manchester City star Bernardo Silvaaccording to Sport.

The La Liga side were linked with the 28-year-old throughout the summer, and they are now reportedly confident they have the resources to get a deal over the line. of Blaugrana are looking to make a number of January signings, and it is reported that manager Xavi Hernandez sees Silva as an important part of his long-term project at Camp Nou.

The Portuguese has remained an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s side this season, making 19 appearances in all competitions for Man City. That could create difficulties in negotiations as Barcelona try to convince the Citizens to part ways with a key player in the midst of a Premier League title race.

But after his retirement Gerard PiqueThe Catalan club now believe they have the resources to strike a deal during the opening of the winter window, while also looking to address options at centre-back and right-back.

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10.16 GMT: Barcelona is in advanced negotiations to extend it Marcos AlonsoHis contract is for two more seasons with terms set to expire next summer, sources told ESPN’s Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens.

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Alonso, 31, joined as a free agent from Chelsea at the start of September after his contract with the Premier League side was mutually terminated. The Spanish left-back only signed an initial one-year deal at the Camp Nou, but Barca have already expressed a desire to extend his stay for a further two seasons.

Alonso scored his first goal for Barca in the midweek win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League and has made 10 appearances in all competitions since signing. Some of those appearances have come at centre-back in recent weeks as Barca face a defensive injury crisis.

09:32 GMT: Wolverhampton Wanderers have appointed Julen Lopetegui as their new manager, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

Former Spain, Real Madrid and Sevilla coach Lopetegui replaces caretaker manager Steve Davis, who was put in charge of the team following the sacking of Bruno Lage last month.

The 56-year-old was Wolves’ first choice to replace Lage, but he initially pulled himself out of the running for the job due to personal reasons. However, weeks of talks resumed and he will take up the role after the club’s league game against Arsenal on November 12.

Wolves, 19th in the league with 10 points from 13 games, host Brighton & Hove Albion later on Saturday.

09:00 GMT: said Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag Donny van de Beek must improve when given the opportunity to prove his worth at the club, but has yet to give up on the midfielder.

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In his third season at United, Van de Beek is no closer to holding down a regular first-team place, having played just 19 minutes in the Premier League this season after spending the second half of last season on loan at Everton.

The 25-year-old was handed his first Europa League start of the season against Real Sociedad on Thursday night but was ineffective as United stuttered to a 1-0 win.

“He had a good pre-season and then got injured, now he’s back,” Ten Hag told a news conference ahead of United’s match with Aston Villa on Sunday.

“I think it was a good performance [against Sociedad] but he can do better. I know him very well [from Ajax].

“He gave what I expected in terms of positioning, pressing and in transition. I can only speak for him [at United] from my time here and I think he can do more.”

paper gossip (by Adam Brown)

– Chelsea is getting ready to finish Denis ZakariaThe January loan deal, Calciomercato understands. Despite impressing in his performance against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday night, it is reported that the Blues are still struggling to find space for him as a regular starter in Graham Potter’s squad and have no intention of activating the option permanent. clause worth 28 million euros.

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– AC Milan is keeping tight controls Jakub Kivior, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The Serie A champions have been keeping a close eye on the 22-year-old Spezia centre-back in recent weeks and the Rossoneri could be preparing a move to sign him in January. The Polish representative has made 12 appearances in Serie A this season.

– Arsenal and Aston Villa are interested in the Villarreal star Alex Baenawrite Ekrem Konur. The 21-year-old winger has been a standout player for the Yellow Submarine this season and it seems that has caught the attention of Premier League sides. He has scored four goals in 11 total appearances.

– New York City FC is looking to keep Santiago RodriguezREPORTS Cesar Luis Merlot. The 22-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder was a key player for the Pigeons during the regular season, contributing 18 goals in 35 games. It is understood that they are evaluating the possibility of buying him on a new loan deal before next season.

– Fiorentina midfielder Szymon Zurkowski is attracting interest from Bologna and Turin, Tuttosport understands. It is learned that the 25-year-old midfielder does not want to renew his contract in Florence and this could force the Violans to part with him in January in order not to lose him as a free agent in the summer. He is yet to make a Serie A start in the 2022-23 season.


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