LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea curious about Leao as he eyes Milan pay rise



The summer season switch window is closed for the most important leagues in Europe. However, with an eye fixed on January, there’s loads of gossip swirling about who’s shifting the place. Transfer Talk brings you all the newest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, in fact, finished offers!

TOP STORY: Leao seeks contract renewal at AC Milan, regardless of Chelsea curiosity

AC Milan ahead Rafael Leao is eager to signal new phrases at San Siro as Chelsea proceed to watch his state of affairs, in response to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 23-year-old Portugal worldwide ahead is at present contracted at AC Milan till 2024, however after Chelsea seemed to make a transfer for his signature in direction of the top of the summer season switch window, the Rossoneri have wasted no time in initiating contract talks over a brand new long-term deal.

Having contributed to eight targets in as many appearances throughout all competitions this season, it’s reported that Leao desires to succeed in an settlement earlier than the World Cup begins in November to keep away from potential distractions. The Serie A champions are keen to supply him a wage enhance on his present deal to a determine price within the area of €6 million per season, however it’s understood that he’s on the lookout for a complete nearer to €7m.

AC Milan have beforehand been reported to be on the lookout for a charge of €150m, his launch clause, earlier than they are going to enter talks over a potential switch.

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08.00 BST: Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio has remained tight-lipped over his future amid reports that Barcelona are curious about him.

Asensio, 26, has not signed a contract extension with Madrid along with his deal expiring subsequent summer season.

Asked if Barca had contacted him, Asensio instructed Cope: “I honestly don’t know. I’m focused on the present, on the now and I’m here to give everything to the national team and then with my club. I haven’t thought about it, I haven’t evaluated it. These are things that emerge.

“I had 200 messages from my buddies when that [Barcelona reports] got here out. I instructed them that I reside in a world the place there are a variety of rumours and it is regular. From January I can signal with any membership and it is regular that I might be linked with many different golf equipment.

“There’s always going to be news and that I cannot control.”

PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

Arkadiusz Milik is impressing whereas on mortgage with Juventus, who need to signal him on a everlasting foundation, says Calciomercato. The 28-year-old striker has scored three targets in three begins for the Bianconeri since becoming a member of from Marseille in the summertime, and the deal contains an choice that enables the Serie A membership to signal him for €7m.

– Arsenal have been linked with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Jesper Lindstrom of late, however SPORT1 reveals that there isn’t a launch clause in his contract that expires in 2026. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has been a key participant for Frankfurt since a breakout season within the 2021-22 marketing campaign, and it seems to be as if groups from throughout Europe might be monitoring his progress in January.

– Everton midfielder Allan is in talks with Al Wahda, writes Football Insider. The 31-year-old is but to make an look for Frank Lampard’s aspect this season, and with the switch window set to open till Oct. 4 within the UAE Pro League, they’re hopeful of touchdown Allan earlier than the deadline closes. The Brazilian joined Everton from Napoli for £21m in 2020.

– AC Milan are monitoring Ligue 1 winger Jeremy Doku, reveals Calciomercato. While the 20-year-old has been on the San Siro hierarchy’s radar for a while, they’re ready to see how he performs for Rennes this season. Doku contributed to 3 targets as Belgium defeated Belarus 8-0 again in March, however he has since discovered nearly all of his appearances coming from the bench.

– After ESPN reported that Nice had been curious about Mauricio Pochettino to take over the vacant supervisor’s job on Tuesday, The Daily Telegraph says that the Argentine coach shouldn’t be eager on returning to administration with the Ligue 1 membership. The former Tottenham Hotspur supervisor has been a free agent since he parted methods with Paris Saint-Germain in July.

– Former Lille midfielder Xeka is ready to signal with Rennes till 2024, experiences Nicolo Schira. Xeka had been a free agent since his contract with the Ligue 1 membership expired in the summertime, nevertheless it seems to be as if he’ll stay in France’s high flight after agreeing to phrases with Les Rennais. Reports beforehand prompt that the 27-year-old was provided to Arsenal.



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