The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is open again. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world’s media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to/out of your club this month.
Unai Emery wants Ozil out to free up funds
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is ready to let Mesut Ozil leave the club in an attempt to bring in money for other signings, according to the Daily Mail.
The German was left out of the Arsenal squad this weekend as they lost 1-0 to West Ham at the London Stadium, and has been left out of matchday squads on a number of occasions this season.
Ozil’s £350,000 per week wages are one of the reasons they will want rid of him, as they look to free up space on the wage bill, but this will also deter potential buyers.
Emery will use the money to try to bring in players already identified by himself and Arsenal’s recruitment team.
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Santos president Jose Carlos Peres has revealed that his club has sent a formal request to Real Madrid asking them to allow the Brazilian wunderkind Rodrygo to remain with the South American outfit until December and for the player not to leave this summer.
The 18-year-old signed for Madrid last summer in a €45m transfer and is supposed to link up with the European champions in July.
“We have already asked Real Madrid, we are waiting to see what their thoughts are,” said Santos president Jose Carlos Peres as reported in Lance newspaper when asked about the possibility for Rodrygo to remain until December.
Rodrigo, who travelled to Spain during the winter break to see Madrid’s facilities and meet the squad, is currently on duty with Brazil’s U-20 side and will miss Santos’ preseason.
Could be a blow for Manchester United’s defence — though they seem to be going OK under their new boss now — as Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti has ruled out selling reported United target Milan Skriniar this winter, saying to Sky Italia: “Nobody’s got enough money to pay for Skriniar, he’s staying here — he’s a player who is out of reach for everybody.”
Paris Saint-Germain are stepping up their efforts to sign Idrissa Gueye from Everton, L’Equipe reports.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel talked to the midfielder last Wednesday, the paper claims, to discuss where he would fit into the French champions’ side. The Senegal international who was bought by Everton from Aston Villa for €8.5m in 2016, is likely to cost PSG around €30m, the equivalent of their entire winter transfer window budget.