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Transfer Talk: Real Madrid switch focus from Joao Cancelo to Diogo Dalot
The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, theres plenty of gossip swirling about whos moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course,done deals!
Real Madridare monitoring the situation ofManchester UniteddefenderDiogo Dalot, with the 23-year-old out of contract at end of the season, according to theSunday Mirror.
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Los Blancosboss Carlo Ancelotti is looking to sign an experienced full-back next summer and his first choice is reportedlyManchester CitysJoao Cancelo. However, with the 28-year-old unlikely to depart thePremier Leaguechampions, Madrid are now plotting a move for hisPortugalteammate instead.
Dalot has impressed under Erik ten Hag this season but he wont become available on a free transfer with the Red Devils having the option to extend his current deal by a year. However, Dalots agent has suggested that he will not sign a further extension beyond 2024 at this moment in time.
WithBarcelonaalso interested, its reported that Man United will look for 35 million to allow Dalot a move away from Old Trafford, which will place Real Madrid in a better position than their cash-strappedLaLigarivals to acquire the full-back next summer.
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Real Madrid are looking at Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot after giving up in their pursuit of Joao Cancelo.
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21.55 BST:Real Madrid are monitoring AC MilansFikayo Tomori,according to Calciomercato.
Los BlancoshaveEder Militao,David AlabaandAntonio Rudigerin defence, but are looking to strengthen the depth in the centre-back position.
Tomoris deal with the Serie A champions runs till 2027.
20.05 BST:Liverpool are leading the race to sign Borussia DortmundsYoussoufa Moukoko,reports Sport.
The 17-year-old German is impressing clubs across Europe, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG reportedly interested in him.
Moukoko, whose contract will finish at the end of the campaign, has played in 15 games this season.
18.52 BST:Newcastle United could rival Chelsea in the race to sign BrightonsLeandro Trossard,according to Express.
The 27-year-old Belgian is off to a strong start in the Premier League, bagging six goals and two assists in 11 games so far.
Trossards former coach at Brighton and now Chelsea manager Graham Potter is thought to be interested in bringing the winger to Stamford Bridge. Trossards current contract expires at the end of the season, and we might see him move in the January transfer window.
16.59 BST:Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are ready to lead the race forFrenkie de Jongshould the midfielder choose to quit Barcelona in January,sources have told ESPNs James Olley and Rob Dawson.
Chelsea are thought to have received encouragement that De Jong may reconsider his future after deciding not to leave Camp Nou in the summer, despite Barcas willingness to let the player leave.
United made the running for months and eventually agreed a deal worth an initial €65m, rising to around €85m including add-ons, before Chelsea made contact late in the window as De Jong stalled over a move to Old Trafford. However, the Netherlands international opted to stay in Spain despite huge pressure from Barcelona to force him out, as they sought to balance the books and comply with LaLigas salary cap.
15.50 BST:Gazzetta dello Sport reportsthatBrahim Diazcould return to Real Madrid from AC Milan next summer.
The 23-year-old is on loan at the San Siro fromLos Blancos, with the Serie A club having a €22m option to make it a permanent switch.
But in a bizarre twist to the deal, Real Madrid have the right to immediately resign the player for €27m -- giving Milan a €5m profit on the transaction.
Madrid could then to transfer Diaz to another club for a higher amount. However, another strange clause sees former club Manchester City due 40% of the fee if Real Madrid do a deal with arch-rivals Manchester United.
14.57 BST:Inigo Martinezhas been linked with a move to Barcelona over the last few months, but the player has rubbished stories linking him with a move away,reports Mundo Deportivo.
Martinez, 31, has moved into the final year of his contract at Athletic Club. That has alerted Barca, who feel the centre-back could be a value addition to their squad.
However, Martinez played down suggestions that he could leave Athletic.
There is a lot of blah blah blah and people talking without knowing, Martinez told the paper. Its in the hands of the club and my agent. Im happy here.
13.53 BST:With Manchester Uniteddesperate to offloadCristiano Ronaldoin January, speculation is starting to turn to who could arrive at Old Trafford in his place.
Deportes Cuatro reportsthat super agent Jorge Mendes is looking to do a double deal, that would take Ronaldo away from United (who knows where that will be) and seeJoao Felixmove to the club from Atletico Madrid.
Felix has struggled in spell at Atletico and could be ready to accept a new challenge under United coach Erik ten Had.
13.00 BST:The Sun reportsthat Manchester City are keeping tabs on Napoli starKhvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Kvaratskhelia, 21, has become one of the success stories of Serie A season since moving to Naples from Dinamo Batumi in the summer, scoring five goals in his first 10 league games..
The Georgia international, who has scored 10 goals in just 19 appearances for his country, has also impressed in the Champions League and shone in his teams 4-1 Champions League demolition of Liverpool last month.
The winger could follow in the footsteps of another Georgian, with Georgi Kinkladze a club legend at City.
Kvaratskhelia was on the books of Rubin Kazan, but quit the Russian club after the invasion of Ukraine. He then headed back to his homeland for a short spell with Dinamo Batumi before Napoli came calling.
11.56 BST:Mark Ogden explains why clubs are yet to show interest in takingCristiano Ronaldoon a free transfer from Manchester United.
Mark Ogden explains why clubs are yet to show interest in taking Cristiano Ronaldo on a free transfer from Man United.
10.53 BST:Calciomercato reportsthat AC Milan are hopeful of agreeing a new contract with defenderPierre Kalulu.
Kalulu, 22, has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, and talks over a new deal at the San Siro have been delayed while the player changed agents.
The France international has a contract which runs until the summer of 2025, so there is no immediate danger of the player walking away from the Serie A club. However, he is seeking a renewal which matches his contribution to the club, having helped them win theScudettolast season.
09.58 BST:Manchester United have received no interest inCristiano Ronaldodespite making him available on a free transfer since the summer,sources have told ESPNs Mark Ogden.
Ronaldo will miss Saturdays Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after being dropped by manager Erik ten Hag as punishment for refusing to play as a substitute in Wednesdays 2-0 win against Tottenham at Old Trafford.
Sources have told ESPN that the United hierarchy, led by American owners the Glazer family, have been willing to offload Ronaldo since he made it clear that he wanted to leave the club in the summer.
09.00 BST:The Sun reportsthat Manchester United are ready to battle with Liverpool for the signing of Chicago FiresJhon Duran.
Duran, 18, has a transfer of just 10m and could be seen as a value addition and a long-term prospect. He has scored eight goals and provided five assists in 27 games in the 2022 MLS season.
Duran is a winger who only made his Fire debut this year and has made such an impact that he was called into the senior Colombia squad for the first time last month, winning his first cap against Guatemala.
-Paris Saint-Germains search for a centre-back continues withAC MilansPierre KaluluandInter MilansMilan Skriniaron their shortlist, according toCalciomercato. PSG failed to secure a deal with theNerazzurrifor Skriniar during the last transfer window, but will reportedly revisit their interest in theSlovakiainternational in January.
- AfterGabrielsigned a new contract, Mikel Arteta is working to agree extensions withBukayo Saka,William SalibaandGabriel Martinelli, reports theSunday Express. Negotiations withEnglandinternational Saka are at the most advanced stage of the three, with the 21-year-old winger expected to commit to a long-term future at the Emirates soon.
-Ivan Moralesis contemplating an exit fromCruz Azuldue to a lack of playing time, reportsCesar Luis Merlo. The 23-year-old forward has featured 16 times for theLiga MXclub across all competitions this season, making half of those appearances as a substitute. It is reported that the Mexican side will agree to part ways with theChileinternational if they receive a reasonable offer.
-Valenciaare following 21-year-oldSaburtalo Tbilisiright-backGiorgi Gocholeishvili, according toEkrem Konur. The LaLiga side sent scouts to watch theGeorgiainternational in Saburtalos 4-2 loss toDinamo Batumi. The young full-back has four goals and four assists in 35 appearances this season.