Transfer Rumor - Soccer Wiretap

Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, City Interested In Cengiz Under

Dec 6, 2018 10:39 AM

Roma winger Cengiz Under is being targeted by Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

A source close to the player told ESPN FC that Under is open to a Premier League move and that his representatives are growing increasingly frustrated with his contract situation.

Roma are in no rush to offer a wage increase as his current contract runs until 2022.

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Tags: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Roma, Tottenham Hotspur, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Fabinho Wants To Remain With Liverpool Despite PSG Links

Dec 5, 2018 9:20 AM

Fabinho publicly vowed his commitment to Liverpool despite rumored interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

Fabinho is remaining patient for opportunities following his €50 million transfer from Monaco.

"I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I'd like to leave Liverpool," Fabinho said. "I knew I would need to have patience to wait for my moment.

"I'm happy at Liverpool. There is no reason for me to leave."

Monaco was reluctant to sell Fabinho to PSG last summer.

Glenn Price/ESPN

Tags: Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

United Activates One-Year Extension In David De Gea's Contract

Nov 29, 2018 3:22 PM

Manchester United has activated their one-year extension on the contract of David De Gea.

De Gea is now under contract until 2020.

De Gea would have been free to talk to other clubs had they not triggered their clause.

At 28, De Gea could still have a future away from United, presumably in his native Spain.

Paul Wilson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Misc Rumor, Signing, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona To Target Adrien Rabiot, Frenkie De Jong In January

Nov 27, 2018 10:24 PM

Barcelona could look to replace Rafinha during the January transfer window.

Rafinha will undergo surgery next week for his injured ACL.

"It's something we have to analyse," Valverde said when asked if the club would look to sign a replacement for Rafinha in January. "The injury came as a surprise, because of how it happened. He was able to finish the game against Atletico, then on Sunday [we find out the extent of the problem].

"We will have to look at everything. The January transfer window is close, so we will have to look at the circumstances and see what we do."

Sources have confirmed to ESPN FC that Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot and Ajax's Frenkie de Jong are both being considered, while Manchester United's Paul Pogba has split opinion at the club.

Sam Marsden/ESPN

Tags: Ajax, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona Not Considering January Sale Of Ousmane Dembele

Nov 27, 2018 10:32 AM

Ousmane Dembele has not told Barcelona that he wants to leave in January and the club have no plans to sell him.

Dembele cost €145 million from Borussia Dortmund last year and has been in and out of Barcelona's lineup.

Barca officials met Dembele's agents during the international break, but general manager Pep Segura said it was a routine meeting.

Ernesto Valverde has called the 21-year-old "a huge talent who brings qualities which no-one else can."

Sam Marsden/ESPN

Tags: Barcelona, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Jose Mourinho Again Interested In Axel Witsel

Nov 26, 2018 10:18 AM

Jose Mourinho is revisiting his interest in Axel Witsel of Borussia Dortmund.

Mourinho told reporters on Friday that he had travelled to Brussels for the UEFA Nations League clash with Iceland in order to monitor Romelu Lukaku's fitness following a hamstring injury. 

Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of Witsel and had been keen to sign the former Benfica and Zenit St Petersburg player last summer.

United instead spent £52 million to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Mark Ogden/ESPN

Tags: Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Eden Hazard Calls January Transfer 'Impossibe'

Nov 26, 2018 10:04 AM

Eden Hazard said it is "impossible" for him to leave Chelsea in January, but is keeping his options open for the summer.

Chelsea are desperate to sign Hazard to an extension as he enters the final season of his contract. The club is prepared to make him the richest player in club history.

Hazard said in September that a move to Real Madrid was his "dream."

"Impossible. I don't see myself leaving in January, for the club, for the fans," said Hazard about leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid in January.

"It's possible [that he could leave in the summer], as I repeat every time, but it's also possible I stay at Chelsea for my whole career.

"For the moment, as I have already said, I'm focusing on Chelsea this year. I have a year on my contract after this year. If there is no contract extension, of course [he would be sold]."

Liam Twomey/ESPN

Tags: Chelsea, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

LA Galaxy Denies Report Of Zlatan Ibrahimovic Joining AC Milan

Nov 21, 2018 9:50 AM

The LA Galaxy have denied reports that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted an offer to join AC Milan.

Ibrahimovic signed a two-year contract with the Galaxy in March that won't expire until December 2019.

Ibrahimovic scored 22 goals in 27 MLS games in 2018 but failed to lead the team to the MLS Cup Playoffs in what was a disappointing first season at the club.

Ibrahimovic scored 56 goals in 85 games during his time with Milan.

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Tags: LA Galaxy, A.C. Milan, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona Scouting Long-Term Replacement For Luis Suarez

Nov 20, 2018 8:45 AM

Barcelona are scouting potential replacements for Luis Suarez and have scouted Krzysztof Piatek, Nicolas Pepe and Luka Jovic this season.

Suarez remains a key figure with Barcelona but turns 32 in January and the club is thin at striker.

Suarez, who has nine goals this season, is relaxed about the club's plans to bring in another forward.

Sam Marsden/ESPN

Tags: Barcelona, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Bayern Unlikely To Keep James Rodriguez On Permanent Transfer

Nov 15, 2018 9:38 AM

Bayern Munich is unlikely to exercise their option to make their loan agreement for James Rodriguez into a permanent transfer.

James could join Bayern for €42 million.

James is out for the next few weeks with a ligament injury, but has struggled for playing time and is reportedly not getting along with Niko Kovac.

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

Tags: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Loan, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Marko Arnautovic Would Like To Leave West Ham To Play In UCL
Marko Arnautovic moved from Stoke to West Ham for 25 million in 2017.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Paul Pogba Rules Out Juve Return, Calls United 'Home'
Paul Pogba joined United's youth academy in 2009 and then went to Juventus in 2012 before returning to United in 2016.


United Could Sell Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo During January Window
Eric Bailly was a 30 million signing from Villarreal in June 2016.

Mark Ogden/ESPN

Raheem Sterling Agrees To Five-Year Extension With City
Pep Guardiola has made no secret of his desire to keep Raheem Sterling.

Jonathan Smith/ESPN

Jose Mourinho: United Must Spend To Rejoin Elite Status
United lost to Juventus 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Mauricio Pochettino Calls On Spurs To Sign Players In January Window
Spurs didn't add a single player during the summer window.

Ben Pearce/ESPN

Romelu Lukaku Open To Playing In Italy Someday
Romelu Lukaku is in his second season with Manchester United following his 75 million move from Everton.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Eden Hazard Rules Out Leaving Chelsea For Real Madrid In January
Chelsea is attempting to sign Eden Hazard to an extension.

Liam Twomey/ESPN

Real Madrid Interested In Transfer For Raheem Sterling
Real Madrid has yet to formally approach City on a transfer for Raheem Sterling.

Jonathan Smith/ESPN

Juventus Rules Out Trying To Bring Back Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba played for Juventus from 2012 to 2016.

Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Jose Mourinho Seeking Major Spending In January
Jose Mourinho was expecting to spend in the region of 100 million.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Eden Hazard Torn Between Chelsea, Real Madrid
Eden Hazard has made it clear he is happy at Chelsea, who hope to secure him on new terms worth around 300,000 a week.

Jacob Steinberg/The Guardian

Pep Guardiola Rules Out Report Of City Buying Kylian Mbappe
There have been reports of a potential 200 million transfer for Kylian Mbappe due to PSG's Financial Fair Play issues.

Jonathan Smith/ESPN

Barcelona Divided On Pursuing Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie de Jong are targets of Barcelona.

Sam Marsden/ESPN

Benjamin Mendy Facing Uncertain Future At City
Pep Guardiola has been annoyed by Benjamin Mendy's behavior.

Mark Ogden/ESPN

Paul Pogba's Agent To Hold Talks With United In November
Mino Raiola wants to meet the club to establish whether they would be willing to let his client go in January or next summer.

Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Jose Mourinho Tells Paul Pogba He Won't Captain United Again
Paul Pogba criticized Mourinho for a lack of attacking football in United's 1-1 draw against Wolves.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Mario Gotze Advised To Join Liverpool To Save Career
Mario Gotze returned to Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich in 2016 and has struggled with injuries and illnesses.

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

Ander Herrera Prefers To Remain With United Amid Interest From Barca
Ander Herrera played for current Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde at Athletic.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

PSG Contacts Real Madrid Over Constant Neymar Speculation
PSG has grown frustrated by the speculation of Real Madrid acquiring Neymar.

Robbie Dunne/ESPN