News Update


Saturday rumors: Chalobah, Alvarez, Davies, Phillips, Osimhen, Davies, and De Paul

Victor Osimhen, 24, a great forward for Napoli, may be sold, according to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis. Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool are all interested in signing the Nigerian international. (Metro)

Osimhen is being considered by Liverpool as a potential successor for Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, who is 31 and has been heavily linked to a lucrative move to the Saudi Pro League. (Mirror)

Alphonso Davies, a 22-year-old left back for Bayern Munich and Canada, is being targeted by Real Madrid for a £35 million transfer when his contract with the German champions expires in 2024. (In German: Bild)

In January, Newcastle will have to fight off Bayern Munich’s offer to sign England international Kalvin Phillips, 27, who is currently playing for Manchester City on loan. (Sun)

Juventus is also interested in Rodrigo De Paul, a 29-year-old midfielder from Argentina who plays for Atletico Madrid, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, a 28-year-old midfielder from Denmark who plays for Tottenham. (In Italian: Gazzetta dello Sport)

To improve Carlo Ancelotti’s La Liga team, Real Madrid is considering a deal for 23-year-old Argentine attacker Julian Alvarez of Manchester City. (By mail, Sebastian Srur)

Trevoh Chalobah, 24, a former England Under-21 center-back, is being pursued by Tottenham and West Ham in addition to interest from Germany and Italy. (Teamtalk)

In an effort to develop its younger players, Chelsea plans to let Brazil’s Thiago Silva, 39, depart the team at the conclusion of this season when his contract expires. Soccer Insider

Despite having a small budget, Arsenal has a shortlist of four players for the January transfer window, with 27-year-old English striker Ivan Toney of Brentford being the top target. (Mirror)


Despite renewed interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal, Liverpool is still optimistic in its ability to capture 22-year-old Brazilian and Fluminense midfielder Andre. Soccer Insider

The clubs that are exploring a January transfer for Valencia’s 20-year-old Spanish midfielder Javi Guerra include Manchester United and Newcastle United. (In Spanish, “fichajes”)

With numerous Premier League and Serie A clubs interested in the attacker, Sporting Lisbon will not permit Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 25, to leave unless someone matches his 100 million euro release clause. (Listening in Portuguese)

Financial constraints, according to Barcelona’s sporting director Deco, prohibited Brazil striker Neymar, 31, from returning to the La Liga team in the summer before he switched from Paris St. Germain to Saudi Pro League team Al-Hilal. (90min)

Bruce Arena, a 72-year-old candidate to coach Major League Soccer team DC United, is a former manager of the USA. (Requires subscription; sports)

Arnau Martinez, a right back for Girona who has played for Spain’s Under-21 team, is 20 years old. Manchester City may compete with Barcelona and Real Madrid for his signature. (90min)

Cristiano Jnr, the 13-year-old son of Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, will join Al-Nassr’s team.


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