Here is the latest on football transfer news from Europe’s top five leagues
Global Watch football brings some of the latest on football transfer news from some of the top tier sources in Europe:
Ruben Neves is set to join Al Hilal after they reached an agreement with Wolves. The transfer fee is around €55m and the deal was sign until June 2026. Barca was initially interested in Neves but the deal broke down due to several complications [Fabrizio Romano] including Bara’s financial situation and the unwillingness of Ansu Fati to move to Wolves.
Following the departure of Karim Benzema, Real Madrid has been on the hunt for a new striker; they were initially interested in Harry Kane but the England International prefers to remain in England. Madrid has made a loan bid to sign Joselu from Espanyol. The deal has a €1.5m buy option; the loan deal itself cost Madrid €500k. According to other rumours, Madrid has no intention to sign any other player after Joselu.
While Brighton is keen on retaining Levi Colwill, Chelsea has insisted that they want to keep the player. Colwill spent a season long loan at Brighton, helping them to secure a Europa League qualification. According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has rejected a £30m bid from Brighton. Chelsea is counting on the departure of Koulibaly so that Colwill can get more playing time.
Al Hilal is reportedly interested in singing Kalidou Koulibaly after completing a deal for Ruben Neves. Koulibaly was reportedly wanted by Italian clubs with rumours speculating that he would be used in a swap deal for Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus.
Hakim Ziyech is closing in on a deal to Al Nassr, where he will get the opportunity to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Ziyech was initially set for a move to PSG during the winter transfer window, but the transfer collapsed due to delay in the finalizations. The deal is expected to be completed this week.
After being fired from his role as Spain coach, Luis Enrique has been linked with multiple jobs, including taking over at Tottenham and even Napoli. According to transfer Guru Fabrizio Romano, he is set to join PSG. Enrique has already accepted the deal and final stages of the deal is expected to be completed soon.
Brendan Rodgers has agreed to become the head coach for Celtic. Rodgers was fired as Leicester City coach following a poor run of games which ultimately led the club to relegation. This would not be Rodger’s first time of managing the Scottish side; from 2016 to 2019, he was the head coach for Celtic, before being appointed by Leicester City.
Thomas Partey could be set to leave Arsenal as the Gunners prepare for a younger squad to build the team. Arsenal has made it clear that they want Declan Rice in the holding midfield position, while there are talks ongoing about Romeo Lavia. According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal will only let Partey leave if they receive a concrete bid. The Ghanaian international’s contract is set to expire in 2025 and Arsenal has not opened negotiations over a new deal.
Manchester United is shifting their attention to Axel Disasi of AS Monaco incase they are unable to join sign Kim Min-jae. Kim is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich but as things stand now, the team with the bigger salary offer has a high potential of signing the South Korean Centre-back.
Sergio Busquets is on the verge of joining former teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami. Busquets announced his potential departure from Barcelona at the latter part of the season with no club in mind. Following the acquisition of Messi, Inter Miami is now trying to reunite him with his former teammate, Sergio Busquets. [Mundo Deportivo]