News Update


Watkins, Toney, Joelinton, Longstaff, Ndidi, Cancelo, and Sesko were the targets of Wednesday’s rumours.

Arsenal sporting director Edu has conducted negotiations with Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins’ agent regarding a move for the 27-year-old England international, with Chelsea also interested. (Transfers in Football)

Aston Villa are still in talks to extend Watkins’ contract and hope to have a new deal in place by January. (90 Min)

Arsenal and Chelsea are willing to give both players and money in their pursuit of England striker Ivan Toney from Brentford, who are expected to demand more than £75 million for the 27-year-old. (90 Min)

Marc Cucurella, 25, of Spain, has informed Chelsea that he wishes to depart in January after his summer transfer to Manchester United fell through. (Mirror)

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Newcastle United are expected to begin contract negotiations with Brazilian midfielder Joelinton, 27, and English midfielder Sean Longstaff, 25, to extend their contracts, which are slated to expire in June 2025. (Source: Football Insider)

Everton are hoping to sign Jarrad Branthwaite, a 21-year-old English defender, to a new deal. (Subscription required for The Athletic)

Barcelona are interested in signing Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 26, when his contract with Leicester City expires at the end of the season. (In Spanish) Sport

Following a terrible start to the season under Rudi Garcia, Napoli are monitoring former Paris St-Germain manager Christophe Galtier, while Marseille are also interested in the 57-year-old following former boss Marcelino’s surprising resignation. (In French: RMC Sport)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a British billionaire, is willing to renegotiate his bid to acquire Manchester United in order to achieve a deal with the club’s present owners, the Glazers. (Mirror)


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