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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, done deals!

TOP STORY: Jorginho to replace Busquets at Barcelona

Barcelona are eyeing a potential move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Jorginho, 30, is recently reported to have rejected a contract extension at Stamford Bridge. And, as the Italy international nears the final six months of his contract, the Blaugrana could look to tempt him to Camp Nou.

Barca boss Xavi Hernandez is on the lookout for a future successor to take the place of Sergio Busquets, who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season. The Catalans had also targeted Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi, but talks stalled between the two LaLiga sides and he recently signed a new deal.

Barcelona will aim for Jorginho to agree a pre-contract ahead of the summer but will also consider a January transfer for a small fee if he fails to sign new terms with Chelsea before the year's end.

He first joined the Blues from Napoli in 2018 for an initial transfer fee of £50 million, and he has since gone on to make 135 appearances in the Premier League.


21.46 BST: Valencia are in talks to extend the contract of centre-back Mouctar Diakhaby, according to the club's director of football Miguel Angel Corona.

"We are now in talks to extend Diakhaby's contract. Negotiations are ongoing," Corona is quoted as saying of the 25-year-old Guinea international's situation by Fabrizio Romano. "Diakhaby is now happy here and it's an important key factor."

21.13 BST: Uruguay No. 1 Fernando Muslera could make the switch to MLS next summer, writes Calciomercato. Galatasaray are preparing to lose the 36-year-old at the end of the season despite his deal not being set to expire until 2024, and they have identified Empoli star Guglielmo Vicario as a potential replacement.

20.40 BST: Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has axed striker Cristiano Ronaldo from the squad to face Chelsea on Saturday as punishment for his early exit during the win over Tottenham Hotspur. Sources have told ESPN that the club have backed the action taken by Ten Hag but insist the 37-year-old remains "an important part of the squad," despite the Portugal's ongoing desire to leave Old Trafford. Read the full story.

20.07 BST: Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain have begun talks over a new contract extension, reports Le10 Sport. It's been suggested that the 35-year-old Argentina captain won't make a decision on his future until after the World Cup, but the latest indicates that PSG have commenced the opening discussions, with the Ligue 1 club keen to keep him at the Parc des Princes.

19.34 BST: Vasco da Gama midfielder Andrey Santos has been on the radar of a number of European clubs recently, and now Barcelona are considering an attempt to sign him in January, according to Sport. Xavi Hernandez's side are said to be looking to persuade the Brazilian club to part ways with the 18-year-old by proposing a loan-back clause in any potential move that would see him remain in the Brasileiro until next summer. After signing a new five-year deal in September, the Brazil youth international is contracted at Vascao until 2027, with a release clause of €40m.

19.01 BST: Arsenal are optimistic of reaching an agreement over a new contract with Bukayo Saka, reports Fabrizio Romano. The Gunners consider a new deal for the 21-year-old winger a top priority, and talks that have been ongoing for months and are set to continue as they look to secure his future at the Emirates Stadium.

18.28 BST: In more Valencia news, the LaLiga would like to make the loan stay of winger Samuel Lino permanent, writes Mundo Deportivo. However, while the 22-year-old from Atletico Madrid has impressed managed Gennaro Gattuso, his arrangement doesn't include an option to make his move permanent, and Los Che are said to believe that the Spanish capital club won't entertain any offers to change that.

17.55 BST: Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili is on the radar of Juventus, reports Gazzetta dello Sport. The 22-year-old Georgia international is said to be considered as a potential successor to Wojciech Szczesny, who will enter the final 18 months of his contract in January.

17.22 BST: Bayern Munich have held talks with the representatives of midfielder Ryan Gravenberch amid concerns over playing time, reports Sport Bild. The 20-year-old Netherlands international is unsatisfied with his minutes under Julian Nagelsmann, having made just two starts for the Bundesliga champions since joining from Ajax in the summer.

16.49 BST: Bayern Munich centre-back Lucas Hernandez has 18 months left on his contract, and despite having missed nearly 40 games since joining the Bundesliga champions from Atletico Madrid in an €80m deal in 2019, the Bavarians have begun negotiations with the France international over a new deal, according to Kicker.

16.16 BST: AC Milan are in search of a striker to follow in the footsteps of Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Calciomercato reports that their No. 1 target is Chelsea starlet Armando Broja. The Rossoneri are said to have held numerous talks with the representatives of the 21-year-old England-born Albania international, and have even negotiated a €35m transfer fee with the west London club, but the Blues have yet to determine whether they'd be willing to entertain the departure of their blossoming academy graduate.

15.43 BST: Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot has a contract expiring at the end of the season. The Red Devils possess an option to extend that deal by another year. Mundo Deportivo writes that the Old Trafford hierarchy will open contract talks after the World Cup, with every intention of keeping the 23-year-old Portugal international at the club, but if he doesn't accept their proposal then they will trigger his one-year option, at which point Dalot could be on the move. Barcelona are aware of the intricacies of the situation, and are watching closely, waiting for an opportunity to snap up one of European football's most promising young full-backs.

15.10 BST: Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko is 36, his contract expires at the end of the year, and according to Gazzetto dello Sport, he could be on his way to MLS this summer. The report suggests that the Bosnia and Herzegovina international has always dreamt of ending his career in North America, and claims that Dzeko has a personal connection with Los Angeles, potentially paving the way for a free transfer to the LA Galaxy or LAFC, and notes that Inter Miami CF have a Gonzalo Higuain-shaped hole to fill in their forward ranks.

14.37 BST: Arsenal may be top of the Premier League table, but the Express reports that they're planning to strengthen their midfield and attack in the January window. The Gunners are said to be tracking Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby and Yeremi Pino of Villarreal to bolster the front line, while the Emirates outfit could revive summer efforts to recruit Aston Villa anchorman Douglas Luiz.

14.04 BST: Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a £200m transfer fund for next summer in an effort to entice manager Antonio Conte to remain in north London, according to Calciomercato. The majority of that cash will be earmarked for the signing of a new striker, with 23-year-old Victor Osimhen of Napoli the favourite -- although Spurs will have to fight off competition from Manchester United and Bayern Munich for the Nigeria international -- and 25-year-old Argentina international Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan.

13.31 BST: El Pais claims that Neymar was ready to move on loan to Chelsea in the summer.

Neymar, 30, moved to PSG from Barcelona for €222m in 2017 but teammate Kylian Mbappe is reported to have requested that he be moved on.

The Brazil international would have moved to Chelsea, but Newcastle were the only club to put in a serious loan offer.

12.00 BST: Erik ten Hag says he will "deal with" Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker walked down the tunnel before the end of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday night.

Ronaldo was named on the bench but left his seat to return to the dressing room before the final whistle despite manager Erik ten Hag still having two available substitutions.

Ten Hag refused to expand on the situation during his postmatch media duties, saying only that he would address the issue on Thursday.

"I don't pay attention [to that] today, we will deal with that tomorrow," Ten Hag said when asked about Ronaldo's behaviour in leaving the bench in the 90th minute. "The focus today was on a magnificent performance from all the 11 players.

"I have to correct myself, not just 11 players but the substitutes who came on, it was a squad performance. We deal with that [Ronaldo] tomorrow. What we see today is 11 players who defend and 11 who attack."

10.59 BST: Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku looks set to stay with Inter Milan after his loan, says Gazzetta dello Sport.

Lukaku, 29, is back on a season-long loan at Inter after making an unsuccessful €115m move to Chelsea in 2021.

The Belgium international has struggled with injury though, and only has one goal from three games. However, new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly suggested to rapper Jay-Z -- a friend of his who owns Roc Nation, the agency which represents Lukaku -- that a permanent move to Inter "was the best solution for everyone."

09.40 BST: Valencia captain Jose Luis Gaya is thrilled to have signed a contract with his all-time club until June 2027.

Gaya, 27, whose previous deal was going to expire next summer, said: "I'm happy, excited and grateful. For me, the fact that I could have gone or made more money elsewhere is not the most important thing in my life right now. I'm happy here, I believe in the project and in the last three years I've played two finals.

"My ambition is to get Valencia back where it deserves to be. The fact of continuing to grow here has always been in my head because I have a lot of room for improvement, and I want to do it here. The dream for 2027 would be to return to the top positions and fight for important things, that's why I have renewed."

A Spain international, Gaya joined Valencia's youth teams at the age of 11 and was promoted to the first team in 2014. He has made six appearances for Los Che this season.

09.09 BST: Backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin insists he is happy at Real Madrid despite not being a starter.

Though he had offers to leave Madrid in the summer, Lunin decided to remain at the club knowing that he would continue to be an understudy for Thibaut Courtois, who was this week named the best goalkeeper in 2022 by France Football.

Lunin enjoyed a rare start in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Elche, with a back injury keeping Courtois out.

"I'm in the best club in the world," Lunin told DAZN. "It's the best place. My family and I are very happy. What I do is enjoy every day. I work with the best, very good teammates, the group, the atmosphere. The training sessions are high level."

The Ukraine international joined Los Blancos from Zorya Luhansk in 2019 but had loan spells at Leganes, Real Valladolid and Real Oviedo.

08.30 BST: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and an unnamed Premier League club are mobilising to sign Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix in the January transfer window, according to AS.

The Portuguese forward is reportedly pondering leaving Atletico in search of regular playing time. He began the season playing alongside Alvaro Morata in the Rojiblancos attack but has seen his playing time limited in recent weeks.

With Atletico coach Diego Simeone expected to remain at the helm next season, Felix is considering his options.

PSG, Bayern and Manchester United were unsuccessful in their attempt to sign Felix in the summer. Atletico reportedly turned down a €130m offer from Manchester United for Felix.

Felix, 22, has played 12 games for Atletico this season and set up three goals but has yet to find the back of the net. The former Benfica star is expected to be included in Portugal's World Cup squad.


- Enzo Fernandez is being tracked by Liverpool and Chelsea, reports Sport. The 21-year-old midfielder, who has shone at Benfica since joining from River Plate in the summer, is expected to part of Argentina's World Cup squad. Barcelona were also linked with his signature.

- Adrien Rabiot could leave Juventus, who are looking at prioritising a move for Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Rabiot has been in positive form this season for Massimiliano Allegri's side, but the Bianconeri are looking to replace him with the 27-year-old Serbia midfielder. Milinkovic-Savic has contributed to 10 goals in 10 Serie A games this season.

- Internazionale are continuing their search for a centre-back as they anticipate Milan Skriniar leaving the club, according to Calciomercato. Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah, 23, has been identified as one of the leading options for the Serie A side, but they are also keen on Jakub Kiwior, the 22-year-old Poland international who has been in positive form for Spezia this season.

- Barcelona are interested in Valencia defender Hugo Guillamon, reveals Mundo Deportivo. The 22-year-old has been a standout performer for Gennaro Gattuso's side this season, while also impressing on duty for the Spain national team. He is contracted at the Estadio Mestalla until 2026, and has a release clause in the region of €50m.

- Major League Soccer clubs have enquired about Brazilian centre-back Leo Coelho, understands Cesar Luis Merlo. Inter Miami CF and FC Cincinnati are both reported to be interested in the 29-year-old Nacional defender, who is currently on loan from Liga MX side Atletico San Luis. While Nacional have the option to sign him for $800,000, the latest indicates that the Uruguayan club are hopeful of negotiating a lower fee, and that could allow the two MLS sides to win the race for his signature.