The Premier League season might not be until October, but that doesn’t mean the clubs aren’t planning their transfer deals for the coming window.
With just over two months to go 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 in the works. Classes.
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 …
Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele is reportedly set to join Newcastle next summer.
The 24-year-old France international joined Barca on a £ 117million deal in 2017 but failed to make any real impact in Spain.
His contract will expire next June and Goal reports that he is interested in a free move to Newcastle.
It is said that Dembele is weighing his options regarding his future and that the Toons are “among the best candidates for his signing”.
Reports in Spain recently claimed that Dembele’s side had already had talks with Newcastle and that a potential deal of £ 250,000 a week over five years could be on the table.
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Chelsea are looking to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.
The 21-year-old striker has scored 70 goals in just 69 games for the Bundesliga team.
The likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona all follow Haaland’s progress.
And now Chelsea are excited too.
As reported by The Sun, Blues boss Tuchel said: “We talked about Haaland a few times in the transfer window as well. It seemed unrealistic and impossible to do.
“Of course we talk about him regularly because he is a fantastic player and a profile in Dortmund, who is a big rival for us in the Champions League.”
Tuchel has also hinted that Chelsea want to link Haaland to Romelu Lukaku at the top.
He added: “Sign Haaland with Lukaku? I have no problem talking about it. Let’s see what will happen in the next few weeks.
Haaland will have a £ 64million release clause at the end of this season, a good deal in the current climate.
Liverpool will have to pay up to £ 40million if they are to strike a deal for Karim Adeyemi.
Reports in Germany believe Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are also fond of Red Bull Salzburg’s talent.
The 19-year-old is considered one of the most exciting young players in world football and has proven his quality in domestic and European competitions this quarter.
Adeyemi has scored eight times in 10 Austrian Bundesliga appearances, while also scoring twice in the Champions League.
The England full-back has opened the door to a potential Premier League return.
According to The Mirror, the 31-year-old is set to return to England as his future continues to be discussed.
The Atletico Madrid star was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer, but no move has taken place.
Tierney has been a regular with Diego Simeone this term and started the game with Liverpool on Tuesday night and could yet return to English football where he last played for Tottenham before moving to Spain.
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The Aston Villa star is attracting interest from Italian giants Roma, according to Football Insider.
Anwar El Ghazi has struggled to find first-team opportunities under Dean Smith this term, but still managed three goals in five appearances across all competitions.
However, it looks like Jose Mourinho is considering a potential move to take him to the Italian side.
Reports claim Villa is said to be open to a move but would have to pay around £ 18million to secure the deal.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is reportedly demanding £ 400,000 a week to sign a contract extension at Anfield.
The 29-year-old Egyptian striker still has 20 months on his current contract.
He has been in talks about an extension for some time, but no deal has been reached, which has given hope to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
The Telegraph reports that Salah is ready to sign new terms, but only if he can double his current salary and become the Premier League’s best earner.
Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that Ramy Abbas, Salah’s agent, traveled to England for talks with the Liverpool hierarchy this week.
Manchester City are said to be willing to sell Raheem Sterling if a bid above £ 65million is made.
Marca report that the 26-year-old England forward is on Barcelona’s radar, but it would take a hefty bid to convince City to let him go.
Sterling, who has struggled for consistent playing time under Pep Guardiola recently, said he would consider leaving the Etihad and moving overseas.
He said: “If there was the possibility of going elsewhere [to play more regularly], I would be open to that right now.
“Like I said, football is the most important thing for me – challenges that I set for myself from a young age and dreams of playing abroad as well.
“As an English player all I know is the Premier League and I’ve always had something down [in me] that maybe one day I would like to play abroad to see how I would meet this challenge “
Chelsea are reportedly ready to make a new £ 50million offer for Sevilla star Jules Kounde.
The European champions are still on the hunt for a new defender after Kurt Zouma moved to London, rival West Ham over the summer.
They tried unsuccessfully to land at Kounde last summer, but Sport Italia claim the Blues will return with a new offer in January.
Meanwhile, The Sun claims Burnley hopes to sign Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley in January.
The 27-year-old is a marginal player at Stamford Bridge and could be on the move this winter.
The Bayern Munich striker’s agent reportedly claimed Manchester City was a “possible destination” for the Polish captain.
German media outlet Sport Bild says Lewandowski’s representative Pini Zahavi believes moving to the Etihad is a possibility.
The 33-year-old, who remains under contract at Bayern until the summer of 2023, has already expressed interest in a move to the Premier League.
City, meanwhile, remain on the lookout for a new striker after Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo failed in the final transfer window.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has a wishlist of England defenders he wants to target, according to Spanish media outlet Fichajes.
The Spaniard is expected to be after Lamptey of Brighton, 21, James Justin of Leicester City, 23, and Max Aarons, 21 of Norwich.
Arteta spent £ 50million on England international Ben White this summer while Nuno Tavares was also signed to bolster his full-back options.