Barcelona eye Man City’s Bernardo Silva

The summer transfer window is closed in Europe’s big leagues. However, with January in mind, there is a lot of gossip about who is moving where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest rumours, comings, goings and of course the deals that have been made!

TOP STORY: Barcelona are looking to sign Man City’s Bernardo Silva in January

Barcelona are set to return to their pursuit of the Manchester City star Bernardo SilvaAccording to Sport.

The LaLiga side have been in contact with the 28-year-old throughout the summer and are now reportedly confident they have the resources to get the deal over the line. The Blaugrana are looking to make a number of signings in January and it has been reported that manager Xavi Hernandez sees Silva as an important part of his long-term project at Camp Nou.

The Portugal international has remained an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s squad this season. He has played 19 matches for Man City in all competitions. This could cause difficulties in negotiations as Barcelona try to convince the Citizens to part with a key player in the middle of the Premier League title race.

But after retirement Gerard Piquethe Catalan club now believe they have the resources to get a deal over the line when the winter transfer market opens, while looking to address options at centre-back and on the right.

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11.03 GMT: Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira says the speculation around Wilfried Zahathe future is not becoming a distraction.

Out of contract in the summer, Zaha has made no secret of his desire to play for a Champions League contending club in the past and has been linked with a number of Premier League big sides in recent seasons.

‘It is not [a distraction] for him and also for the football club,” Vieira said ahead of Sunday’s match against West Ham. “We know how important it is for us and again, he knows how much the fans, the club love him and we know how much he loves the football club.

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“So the decision has to be his decision and we’ll do everything we can to keep him because he’s an important player for the football club, but then we’ll see. “At the moment he’s playing well, he’s performing well and that’s all that matters at the moment.”

Zaha, who turns 30 next week, has scored five goals and provided one assist in 11 league games so far.

Vieira added: “If you take any player in the Premier League and you mention those names to those players, of course it has an impact.

“And when big teams like that have been mentioned, obviously for all the Premier League players, it creates excitement.

“It’s his decision. Me as the leader and us [as a club] We will do everything we can to convince him to stay with us and to make him understand.

“The next couple of years could be really exciting for the football club and obviously we want him to be a part of that. It’s about where we want to go next.”

10.16 GMT: Barcelona has advanced in further negotiations Marcos AlonsoHe is under contract for two more seasons, with terms set to expire next summer, sources told ESPN’s Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens.

Alonso, 31, joined as a free agent from Chelsea at the start of September after his contract with the Premier League side was terminated by both sides. The Spanish left-back only signed a first-year contract at the Camp Nou, but Barca have already expressed their desire to extend his stay for a further two seasons.

Alonso scored his first goal for Barca in Wednesday’s win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League and has made 10 appearances in all competitions since signing. Several of those appearances have come at centre-back in recent weeks as Barca overcome an injury crisis in defence.

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09:32 GMT: Wolverhampton Wanderers have appointed Julen Lopetegui as its new head coach, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

Former Spain, Real Madrid and Sevilla coach Lopetegui replaces assistant coach Steve Davis, who took over after Bruno Lage was sacked last month.

The 56-year-old was Wolves’ first choice to replace Lage, but initially pulled out of the job for personal reasons. However, negotiations continued for several weeks and he will take over after the club’s league match against Arsenal on the 12th. November.

Wolves, who are 19th in the league with 10 points from 13 games, host Brighton & Hove Albion later on Saturday.

09:00 GMT: Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag said Donny van de Beek must improve when given a chance to prove his worth at the club, but not giving up on the midfielder just yet.

In his third season at United, Van de Beek is no closer to an established first-team place, having played just 19 minutes of Premier League football this season after spending the second half of last season on loan at Everton.

The 25-year-old got his first Europa League start of the season against Real Sociedad on Thursday night but was ineffective as United cruised to a 1-0 win.

“He had a good pre-season and then got injured, now he’s back,” Ten Hag told a news conference ahead of United’s match against Aston Villa on Sunday.

– I think it was a good performance [against Sociedad] but he can do better. I know him very well [from Ajax].

“He delivered what I expected in terms of positioning, pressure and transition. I can only speak highly of him [at United] while I’m here and I think he can do more.”

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PAPER GOSSIP (Adam Brown)

– Chelsea is getting ready to finish Denis Zakarian loan deal in January, understands Calciomercato. Despite the impact of his performance against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday night, it has been reported that the Blues are still struggling to find a place for him as a regular starter in Graham Potter’s side and have no intention of activating a permanent option. 28 million euro clause.

– AC Milan is watching Jakub KiwiorAccording to Gazzetta dello Sport. The Serie A champions have been monitoring the 22-year-old Spezia centre-back closely in recent weeks and the Rossoneri could be preparing a move for his signature in January. The Pole has played 12 matches in Serie A this season.

– Arsenal and Aston Villa are interested in the Villarreal star Alex Baenawrite Ekrem Konur. The 21-year-old winger has been a standout player for the Yellow Submarine this season and it seems that has caught the attention of Premier League sides. He has scored four goals in 11 matches.

– New York City FC wants to hold on Santiago Rodriguezreports Cesar Luis Merlo. The 22-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder was a key player for the Pigeons during the regular season, scoring 18 goals in 35 appearances. It is understood they are evaluating the possibility of signing him on a new loan deal before next season.

– Fiorentina midfielder Szymon Zurkowski arouses interest from Bologna and Turin, understands Tuttosport. It has been reported that the 25-year-old midfielder does not want to renew his contract in Florence, which could force the Viola to part ways with him in January to avoid losing him as a free agent in the summer. He has yet to start in Serie A in the 2022-23 season.



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