Juventus’ Paulo Dybala to leave, listen to offers


The January 2022 transfer window is open (find out when it closes here), and there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: Dybala to leave Juventus, listen to offers

Juventus forward Paulo dybala will not extend his contract, which expires in the summer, and will instead listen to offers from other clubs, according to TyC.

Dybala, 28, has had extension talks with Juve since 2020 and, although a deal has been reached, the Italian club have reportedly changed the terms of the deal. This prompted Dybala to make the drastic decision to go on a free transfer after seven seasons at Turin, and there will be plenty of contenders.

The Argentina international, who has scored six goals and added three more in 15 league appearances for Juve this season, was a reported target for Manchester United, Barcelona and Tottenham in previous transfer windows. He is now in a position to negotiate a pre-contractual agreement with clubs outside Italy to switch to a free transfer in the summer of 2022.

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09.16 GMT: Everton left-back Lucas Digne transferred to Aston Villa for an amount of around £ 25million.

Digne, 28, fell out with Everton boss Rafa Benitez and requested a transfer, with the former Paris Saint-Germain, Roma and Barcelona defender quickly recovered by Villa.

Villa boss Steven Gerrard said: “When Lucas became available we jumped at the chance to bring him to the club. Signing a player of his pedigree and quality in the January window is a great addition to our squad and his arrival excites me and everyone associated with Aston Villa. « 

09.11 GMT: Corinthians president Duilio Monteiro Alves has said that while it is next to impossible for his club to sign the Manchester United contract Edinson Cavani now he will keep trying.

Cavani, 34, is free to negotiate with other clubs, his contract with United ending this summer, and the Brazilian side want him to lead his charge in the Copa Libertadores. However, the Uruguayan striker would prefer a move within Europe.

« Cavani still has six months on his contract, » Monteiro Alves said at a press conference. “For me it’s something very difficult, but I have to try. Today I think it is practically impossible, Manchester will not release him, they have the coach’s word, the club’s position, but we are continuing our search. Corinthians players can be sure that at the right time, with great responsibility, we will bring a Corinthians level No.9. « 

Monteiro Alves has also denied reports that the Corinthians cannot afford to sign a big name.

“No one is irresponsible,” he said. “The numbers are there. It is possible to do so. We have to improve a lot, but the start has already been made… And that allows us to dream with Cavani, (Luis) Suarez, Diego Costa. « 

09:00 GMT: Newcastle have finalized the striker’s signing Chris Wood de Burnley for his £ 25million release clause.

08:30 GMT: Mikel Arteta said Arsenal can still attract the best players in the world despite a five-year absence from the Champions League.

The club’s last appearance was in 2017 and this campaign marks the first time in 25 years that they no longer have European football after finishing the Premier League last season in eighth place. However, Arteta is undergoing a major rebuild after spending £ 140million on five new signings last summer and is looking to make further additions this month.

“Historically this club has always targeted the best players in the world and the best players in the world have always been interested in coming here and I can say the situation has not changed,” Arteta said at a press conference.

“Every time I spoke to a player he was so willing to come. I have not been confronted with any other situation and it is one of our greatest powers. Our ability to get the attention of people coming to our club is something that’s a benefit to us. « 

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Cristiano Ronaldo told ESPN Brasil that « anything is possible » when it comes to the prospect of playing in Brazil. In an exclusive interview, Ronaldo – who has recently been linked with a estrangement from Manchester United – says he has a lot of respect for what he calls a ‘brother country’. The 36-year-old is rumored to be unhappy with United’s performance, and therefore a move to Brazil, where he could live near his sister, is not impossible.

– Newcastle United remain active in January as they look to strengthen their squad for the upcoming relegation battle, and the Jason Burt of the Daily Telegraph reports that the Magpies have made a new offer to Sevilla for Diego Carlos. Report follows signing of Newcastle forward Chris Wood Burnley for £ 25million, and it is hoped that 28-year-old defender Carlos – whose transfer could cost £ 40million – can help close the gaps in Newcastle’s defense. In a bid to strengthen their squad, Newcastle are also said to be interested in Todd cantwell of Norwich City. The 23-year-old midfielder would cost around £ 15million, according to Rudy Galletti.

– Newcastle would also launch a bold bid to sign RB Leipzig contract Amadou Haidara under Manchester United’s noses, according to the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old central midfielder has been linked with Ralf Rangnick’s side but Newcastle have reportedly hit Leipzig’s asking price of £ 80million. Haidara is currently playing for Mali in the Africa Cup of Nations.

– Genoa is approaching a movement for Nadiem Amiri of Bayer Leverkusen, according to Nicolo schira. The Germany international tested positive for COVID last Friday, and it could be that he will move to Italy at the end of his quarantine period, rather than return to action for the Bundesliga. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder last played in Leverkusen’s 2-2 draw against FC Union Berlin last week, and he’s played 12 times in total this season, scoring once.

– Italy’s Udinese side continue to be busy in January transfer window and reportedly close to signing Pablo Mari loaned by Arsenal, reports Fabrice Romano. Mari had drawn admiring glances from Sampdoria, but now it is Udinese who are considering loaning the Spaniard for the remainder of the season.

– In addition to loaning out the aforementioned Husband, Arsenal are also looking to make room in their squad for new faces that could include the Juventus midfielder Arthur melo and Leicester City star Yuri Tielemans. That’s according to Objectif, who believes there have been talks between the Gunners and Juventus over a loan deal that would see Arthur, 25, join until the end of the season. Meanwhile, Arsenal have also reportedly spoken to Tielemans’ agent about a possible transfer. The 24-year-old Belgian has another 18 months of contract at King Power Stadium and he is not expected to sign an extension.



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