The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!
TOP STORY: Inter Milan return to Thuram after picking Correa instead last summer
The Serie A giants had actually been close to signing Thuram last summer, but the Frenchman suffered a knee injury 24 hours before an agreement was supposed to be finalized, ending those hopes.
This resulted in Inter moving for Correa, but they are dissatisfied with the Argentine’s output after 18 months, feeling there have been too many muscle injuries and not enough goals from him.
Unwilling to wait much longer for the 28-year-old to come good in a Nerazzurri shirt, Inter Milan have returned to Thuram as an option that they are seriously considering.
While Thuram’s Gladbach contract ends in the summer, meaning he would be available as a free agent, Inter could make an attempt to sign the France international in January after he has returned from the World Cup.
It is felt that this would be a complex deal for Inter to complete, although that does not necessarily mean it would be impossible. They would need to reduce their squad and bring in around €10m, with the possible departure of left-wing Robin Gosens a move that could help make it happen.
However, it is too early to outline how their January plans will work out and signing the forward in the summer is seen as an alternative approach. For now, Thuram is focusing on his World Cup campaign with France.
– Everything is set for RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku to join Chelsea in July 2023, according to Le10Sport. This update comes despite mixed reports about the status of the Frenchman’s potential move to London in recent months, with various clubs having been linked last summer before he eventually stayed put.
– Liverpool will be closely monitored West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice‘s performances at the World Cup, according to Football Insider, who state that the Reds want to see how he deals with the big-game pressure. The Premier League giants have been closely linked with him England partner and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellinghambut this report insists that Liverpool will be keeping an eye on both of them.
– Atlético Madrid want to sign a centre-back and will be watching Poland‘s Jakub Kiwior during the World Cup, as reported by AS. There will be plenty of other clubs keeping an eye on the Spezia defender, with Tottenham HotspurWest Ham United, Villarreal, Juventus and Roma also among the clubs that have shown an interest in the 22-year-old.
– Any statement from VfB Stuttgart suggesting that they won’t offload Borna Sosa is misdirection, according to Florian Plettenberg, so that the left-back’s valuation doesn’t drop. The journalist adds that the Bundesliga outfit needs the money Croatia international would bring in, with hopes that the fee will be around €15m to €25m.