Newcastle hold on to Phil Jones after Marc Overmars rejection, Man City want De Jong to trade Barcelona for Sterling, Vlahovic turn down Arsenal, Liverpool consider Bellingham alternative
The Premier League season may not be until early November, but that doesn’t mean the clubs aren’t planning their transfer deals for the coming window.
With just under two months left until the January market opens and with teams reflecting on how they kicked off the campaign, it looks like a number of entries and exits are already underway.
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The players will also take stock of their current situation with a lack of playing time or a return to form perhaps leading them to contact their agents before a possible move.
What are the latest rumors and headlines? talkSPORT.com takes a look …
Newcastle want to loan Manchester United and England defender Phil Jones after returning from injury, report the sun.
The Magpies have joined Watford as two Premier League clubs in the race to land the center-back – who hasn’t played since January 2020.
A slew of Championship teams are also excited, as is Wayne Rooney in Derby, but Pride Park’s finances would make a deal difficult to close.
Jones has two more years on a Â£ 130,000-a-week contract with United.
Ajax director of football has turned down the possibility of joining Newcastle, according to the Athletic.
The report adds that the Dutch giants were desperate to keep Overmars and the ex-winger gave them a huge boost by choosing to stay.
The 48-year-old has been highly coveted as one of football’s premier operators since his Ajax debut in 2012.
He was linked with a similar post at his former club Arsenal two years ago, but was not yet convinced to leave the champions Eredivisie.
Frenkie de Jong
The Dutch midfielder could be used as part of a superb Â£ 60million swap deal with Barcelona against disgraced Raheem Sterling.
Catalan outfit El Nacional claim Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of De Jong while England star Sterling is a long-term target at Camp Nou.
The report adds that the City Sterling winger – who has managed just two goals this season – would be an ideal fit in their system under new boss Xavi.
The 26-year-old is valued at around Â£ 43million at the Etihad, compared to Â£ 60million at Barca for De Jong, meaning a swap deal plus Â£ 17million could be considered .
Fiorentina striker set to refuse transfer to Arsenal in January, Italian news outlet says Football Italy.
The report adds that the 21-year-old Serb is awaiting further offers and will therefore join Manuel Locatelli and Joaquin Correa in snubbing the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s side have reportedly reached a tentative deal with Fiorentina on a Â£ 68.5million transfer in the winter window.
Liverpool have identified the former Newcastle midfielder as an alternative transfer to Jude Bellingham.
According to Fichajes.net, Jurgen Klopp is interested in merino because of its “versatility and dominant physique”.
It’s fair to say that the Spaniard struggled to make an impact in England and after sailing between Osasuna, Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle he ended up at Anoeta Stadium.
The Reds’ main focus in midfield remains Dortmund’s Bellingham, but the England international could prove to be impossible to sign due to his price.
Marc-AndrÃ© ter Stegen
Newcastle did the Barcelona and the German goalkeeper a transfer priority, according to the Spanish media El Nacional.
Ter Stegen has been seen as the Magpies’ first signing with Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow, both of whom are unlikely to be the club’s long-term No.1.
Camp Nou president Joan Laporta wants to keep Ter Stegen, but Newcastle are on the verge of giving new manager Eddie Howe a significant war chest.
The Toon are said to be willing to offer cash-strapped Barca â¬ 55m (Â£ 47m) for the 29-year-old – who is under contract until 2025.
Newcastle want to hijack Marseille transfer for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, Mercato on foot.
The Frenchman is currently on loan for a season with the Ligue 1 squad after being sent off from the Emirates by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
And Marseille appeared to be in pole position to make the deal permanent next summer, but Newcastle would try to ‘meddle’ in the transfer.
The Magpies would have a hard time convincing Guendouzi to return to the Premier League because he “feels particularly good in Marseille and does not think of a departure”.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho wants to reunite with Chelsea star Loftus-Cheek in Roma, Italian news outlet says Corriere dello Sport.
Loftus-Cheek, 25, worked under Special One at Stamford Bridge which gave the England international his Champions League debut in 2014.
Mourinho would also like another of his former stars, Harry Winks, to follow him from Tottenham to the Stadio Olimpico.
Moreover, the Portuguese manager is keeping an eye on Antonio Rudiger’s contract situation after trying to sign him at Spurs during his tenure.
Manchester United are reportedly stepping up their interest in Monaco midfielder AurÃ©lien Tchouameni and may move for him in January.
Football initiate claim United Scouts have been watching Tchouameni regularly in recent weeks.
And the Red Devils are said to be ready to make a deal for the 21-year-old if their talent watchers are impressed enough.
Football Insider adds that Tchouameni is being considered to replace Paul Pogba at United midfielder.
The former Bordeaux ace, who already has five caps in France, is under contract in Monaco until the summer of 2024.
The England captain is ready to abandon any plans to leave Tottenham after the arrival of Antonio Conte.
Kane, 28, believes the Italian’s appointment may help Spurs fight for the trophies, according to the sun.
The forward has had a rocky start to the campaign – scoring just one goal in nine Premier League appearances under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Kane has three more years on his current contract and has failed to force a summer stint at Manchester City.