🤑Transfer Gossip: Things heat up as window enters final week


We are into the final week of the transfer window – and things are really starting to heat up, Reelradio.com.ng reports.

Transfer story of the day 📰

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Manchester City seem set to make another exciting addition.

Several reports claim that they are now in the final stages of agreeing a deal to bring Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes to the Etihad Stadium.

They had an initial approach rebuffed by Wolves but have now returned to the table with an offer north of £50m which will be enough to secure his signature.

The player has already agreed on personal terms with the Premier League champions.

Fresh rumours 🥖

A new name has popped up in Manchester United’s left-back search, with the Daily Mail touting them with surprise interest in Rico Henry of Brentford.

According to Sky Sports, Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson remains Tottenham’s top target and they are in discussions over a deal but are lining up alternatives in the event that a deal cannot be agreed: namely Ansu Fati of Barcelona and PSV’s Johan Bakayoko.

Manchester United’s Scott McTominay is the subject of loan interest from Bayern Munich, who may allow Ryan Gravenberch to go in the opposite direction, Bild and Sky Germany state.

Despite Ajax staff and scouting reports preferring to see them move for Thiago Almada, De Telegraaf report that they will instead opt for Georges Mikautadze instead as a lower-risk option ahead of the deadline in their bid to replace Mohammed Kudus.

Fabrizio Romano claims that Rob Holding is set to follow Kieran Tierney out of Arsenal for Spain, with several Spanish sides interested in his services.

West Ham technical director Tim Steidten has flown to Brazil to hold talks with Corinthians for young striker Yuri Alberto, who has one cap for the Seleçao, per Sky Sports.

Sevilla are closing in on the re-signing of defender Clément Lenglet from Barcelona on loan, according to Mundo Deportivo but one man who won’t leave on loan is Marcos Alonso, with ESPN reporting that he has ‘no intention’ of considering a move to Manchester United.

L’Equipe report that Galatasaray remain in discussions with Spurs over their record signing Tanguy Ndombele and are hopeful of doing a deal this week, with the 26-year-old not part of Tottenham’s plans.

Latest updates 🆕

Romelu Lukaku has arrived in London to join Roma officials as they tie up his season-long loan move from Chelsea, which is expected to be rubberstamped in the next 48 hours.

The Manchester Evening News claim that Manchester United’s interest in Sofyan Amrabat is being ‘overstated’ by the media in Italy and that he is just one of 10 midfielders being tracked by the club ahead of the transfer deadline.

Eintracht Frankfurt playmaker Jesper Lindstrøm is set to fly to Italy this week to tie up a move to Napoli on an initial loan that will become permanent for a €30m fee as they aim to bounce back from losing out on Gabri Veiga, per Bild.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, he isn’t the only key player who may leave this week as PSG are refusing to give up in their pursuit of Randal Kolo Muani and in addition to the latest €80m offer they have submitted, Sky suggest that they may also allow Hugo Ekitike to move the other way in a separate €20m transaction.

From the horse’s mouth 🐴

Jürgen Klopp offered a brilliantly blunt response after Liverpool’s thrilling late comeback win over Newcastle on Sunday when quizzed on the rumours about Mo Salah’s future.

Sky Sports reporter: “The Salah to Al-Ittihad story hasn’t quite gone away has it?”

Klopp: “For me, it has!”

What you missed yesterday ⏪

Mohammed Kudus’ €41.5m move from Ajax to West Ham was completed on Sunday, adding to their attacking options.

Real Sociedad finalised the signing of Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney on a season-long loan, which does not include an option to make it permanent.

Nathan Tella swapped the Championship for the Bundesliga after Bayer Leverkusen swooped to sign him from Southampton.

Prior to their narrow loss to Manchester City, Sheffield United announced the signing of Aston Villa youngster Cameron Archer in a £18.5m deal.

Ianis Hagi, son of Romania legend Gheorghe, left Rangers to join Alavés on loan for the campaign.

Total spend this window 🤑 €5.65b

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