The transfer window in the European leagues is closed, but the rumor mill is boiling. Who goes where? Which transfers are fixed? What are the rumours? The news and rumors of November 25th.
Football is currently all about the World Cup in Qatar. That doesn’t mean European clubs are resting on the side, though. Even during the break, they do everything to improve their squads. at SPOX there are the current rumours.
JUDE BELLINGHAM & DECLAN RICE
The two England internationals are said to be on Chelsea’s wish list. According to a report by telegraph the Blues are planning to sign the two midfielders for a horrendous sum in the summer: Bellingham (BVB) and Rice (West Ham United) are to be lured to Stamford Bridge for a total of £200m (about €233m).
Bellingham and Rice formed the central midfield of the title contenders in England’s successful World Cup opener against Iran. BVB star Bellingham opened the scoring at 6:2. Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was also in attendance in Qatar and was pleased with Bellingham’s performance.
Speculation has been circulating for several weeks that Chelsea have already contacted Bellingham’s advisors about a possible transfer next season. The 19-year-old is under contract in Dortmund until 2025. So far he has not publicly declared that he wants to leave BVB.
Before signing Erling Haaland, Manchester City was apparently thinking specifically about the transfer of another ex-Dortmunder: Loud The Athletic the Swede was a candidate for Sergio Agüero’s successor before the city bosses decided to start bidding for Haaland.
Isak, who was under contract with BVB from 2017 to 2019 and did not make the breakthrough, has developed splendidly at Real Sociedad in recent years and actually switched to the Premier League this summer. Instead of going to City, however, he went to Newcastle United for a fee of 70 million euros.
The Dutch international is believed to be for sale at Inter Milan. This reports the Corriere dello Sport. The financially troubled Nerazzurri decided to give up the right-back and thus improve the club coffers. Inter’s managers hoped for around 40 million euros as a possible transfer.
Will this also bring FC Bayern back onto the scene? The Munich team is said to have tried several times for the 26-year-old, but there was no transfer. Instead, Noussair Mazraoui, another player, came on the defensive right flank in the summer. In the medium term, however, there could be a need again at FCB, as Benjamin Pavard is toying with a departure.
After scoring in the Netherlands’ opener against Senegal, the 23-year-old is the man of the hour. After the game, he publicly flirted with thoughts of a change. “I think by the end of this season I’ll be ready to take the next step.”
He is happy about the interest of top clubs like Barça, Real, ManUnited or Liverpool: “It would be an honor to be able to play there. But I also have to pay attention to what kind of team suits me best.”
Spanish media recently brought FC Barcelona into play as a possible prospect. Countryman Erik ten Hag, current coach at Manchester United, is also said to be a big fan of Gakpo.
The Portuguese received a tempting offer from Saudi Arabia last summer, but CR7 turned it down and opted to stay at Manchester United.
Now that his contract with the Red Devils has been terminated, the topic could boil up again. Saudi Arabian Sports Minister Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal has faced off BBC Sports now commented on a possible CR7 signing: “Anything is possible, I would love to see Ronaldo play in the Saudi league. It would benefit the league and the sports ecosystem in Saudi Arabia and inspire the youth for the future. He is a role model for many children and has a large following.”