The transfer window in the European leagues is open. Who goes where? Which transfers are fixed? What are the rumours? The news and rumors of January 12th.
The fact that FC Bayern Munich is currently looking for a goalkeeper could cause unrest at Eintracht Frankfurt. Recently there have been rumors that Kevin Trapp could be a possible replacement for Manuel Neuer. According to sports1 this keeps the club busy.
“It’s a story made up by the consultants, complete nonsense,” commented sports director Markus Krösche on the speculation about Trapp. That, in turn, is said not to have gone down well with Sports360, the agency that advises the goalkeeper. Krösche therefore rowed back a bit: “I can understand that he didn’t like the statements, I would feel the same way.” But they know each other and want to work together in the long term. Trapp’s contract expires in 2024.
When asked about the rumors at the training camp on Thursday, Trapp said: “I didn’t really deal with it. Of course I read it, it wasn’t possible not to read it.” He further joked: “The only thing that was hot was the sun on holiday. Of course, if something like that comes up, it’s a confirmation of my performance.”
He also emphasized that his side “certainly did not fake it”. “We don’t need that, but Markus has already made that clear.” In addition, a move to Munich makes no sense: “Manuel Neuer is injured, he hasn’t ended his career, and we all know what a goalkeeper he is… I wish him a speedy recovery and a speedy recovery.” With regard to an extension, all sides are “in good contact, everyone knows what they want. The club is successful. If I can continue to be a part of it, then I’d be happy to.”
Sofyan Amrabat has several transfer options in Europe after his strong performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. According to Foot Mercato the Moroccan international prefers a move to Atlético Madrid. The 26-year-old is very impressed with the style of play under Diego Simeone.
In addition to Atlético, Liverpool FC should also be interested. Fiorentina could be more inclined to sell to a Premier League club given the Reds’ financial strength. Amrabat’s contract runs until 2024.
AC Milan are optimistic that key player Rafael Leão will extend his contract. “It seems now that we are on the same page. Apparently he wants to stay,” said sporting director Paolo Maldini.
The Portuguese is one of the best attacking players in Serie A. Talks about extending the contract, which expires in 2024, have been going on for several weeks and months. But now a happy ending seems to be in sight for Milan.
Georginio Rutter will probably also officially leave TSG Hoffenheim in the near future. As the Daily Mail reported, the striker’s transfer to Leeds United should take place on Thursday. The decisive breakthrough came on Wednesday.
sky reported in the evening about the unity of the two clubs. TSG Hoffenheim should collect around 40 million euros for the deal. This would make Rutter the most expensive signing in Leeds club history. The 20-year-old only switched from Stade Rennes to TSG in winter 2021 for 750,000 euros.
Julian Weigl can very well imagine staying at Borussia Mönchengladbach. “I’m someone who craves continuity, I don’t want to play at one club this year and the next year,” said the 27-year-old.
Weigl is currently on loan from Benfica. According to table football the purchase option for Gladbach should be 15 million euros. Talks with the Portuguese are said to be already underway.
Timo Horn could soon leave 1. FC Köln. According to Sky, the goalkeeper has had a contract offer for weeks, which he does not want to accept. The reason is a severe salary cut to a mid-six-digit amount. Horn currently earns around three million euros per year.
Horn’s contract expires at the end of the season. He had to give up his regular place in Cologne to Marvin Schwäbe a long time ago. Ending his career is out of the question for him.
Stuttgart’s sports director Fabian Wohlgemuth has not ruled out the possibility of his top performer leaving in the winter, but he hopes that “he will join us next week”. SWR quoted at training camp in Marbella. Sosa had to take a break after the World Cup due to adductor problems and only trained individually in Munich.
Wohlgemuth further explained a change of the left-back, who is tied to VfB until 2025: . “One thing is certain, we’ve all learned that anyone who wants to categorically rule out something in football is already on the wrong track. In the end, all that counts is that we make VfB the winner with all our decisions. In this respect, we don’t rule out a transfer. Um but also to say this clearly right away: There is no concrete offer for any of the players mentioned.”
Rani Khedira can well imagine staying at Union Berlin. “There have already been talks. With me and with my management,” the midfielder explained table football: “These dialogues were very appreciative and I have often emphasized that I feel very comfortable in the club.” Khedira’s working paper ends in the summer. He played for the Irons in 14 of 15 Bundesliga games this season.
Former Barça coach Luis Enrique is apparently the new top candidate for the post of national coach of Brazil. That reports the Sports.
The 52-year-old enjoys great respect in the South American country, despite the recent disappointment with Spain at the World Cup in Qatar. There, the German group opponents had already failed in the round of 16 because of Morocco. The Spanish association then parted ways with Enrique and appointed Luis de la Fuente as his successor.
Chelsea pro Jorginho could leave the Blues on a free transfer at the end of the season. Again DailyTelegraph reported, this scenario is becoming increasingly likely. Accordingly, a return to Serie A should be a better option for the 31-year-old than staying in London.
Arsenal wanted to sign Raphinha last summer, but the Brazilian opted for a move to Barcelona. Now the Gunners are said to be hoping for a second try.
According to Daily Express is the interest still there? Raphinha is not having a particularly strong season at Barça, scoring just two goals in 20 games. The Spanish medium El Chiringuito reported that he could leave the Catalans again soon.
The Eintracht player on loan will return to BVB in the summer, and the SGE is interested in continuing to work. Knauff himself is “relaxed” with the situation, as he says table football said: “I’m fully focused on the second half of the season – anything is possible with this club. We’ve had an exceptionally good season so far and we want to end it exceptionally well.”
Financial factors are not his top priority: “The most important thing is the sporting aspect, which is also shown by the decision to go on loan. I’m at the beginning of my career and it’s no use looking at anything other than my sporting development.” Frankfurt and Dortmund are “both great clubs with fantastic fans and awesome stadiums. Whatever the outcome, I can only win.”