The coronavirus pandemic made the summer transfer market unlike any before it, but there were still plenty of deals done, and you can check out the major ones here. The window might be closed across the top leagues in Europe, but here are the best rumours from around the globe.
TOP STORY: Man United to ward off Barca, Real interest in Bruno Fernandes
There have been rumblings that Europe’s biggest clubs could be looking to prise Bruno Fernandes away from Manchester United less than a year after he moved to Old Trafford for around €80 million, but The Mirror reports that the club are set to double his wages.
Fernandes signed a five-and-a-half-year deal (with the option of another year) when he joined from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, but such has been his impact at United — with 22 goals and 14 assists in just 37 games — that club chiefs are set to begin talks that would see his weekly wage rise to £200,000-a-week.
The Portugal midfielder reportedly earns the same as squad player Jesse Lingard and No. 2 goalkeeper Dean Henderson and has attracted interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona as a result. But United are keen to tie him down and reward him for his performances since arriving in England.
11.06 GMT: Bayern Munich drew 3-3 with RB Leipzig and might have to move a few defenders on if things continue like that.
Jan Aage Fjortoft breaks down why Niklas Sule and Jerome Boateng let Bayern down in a 3-3 draw vs. RB Leipzig.
10.23 GMT: Ex-Tottenham winger Marcus Edwards was once tipped for the top but now finds himself at Portuguese side Vitoria Guiamares.
Edwards, 22, netted nine goals and assisted six in 36 appearances last season and is starting to fulfil his potential. Now TEAMtalk says that Premier League sides West Ham, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Fulham are keen to sign him.
But also Championship clubs Brentford, Bournemouth and Swansea; as well as FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon if he wants to stay in Portugal.
10.03 GMT: Jese Rodriguez is no longer a PSG player after his contract was terminated by mutual agreement.
Le Paris Saint-Germain et @JeseRodriguez10 se sont mis d’accord pour résilier le contrat du joueur, qui arrivait à expiration le 30 juin 2021.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) December 6, 2020
09.46 GMT: Arsenal need some defensive reinforcements after a poor start to the season and 90min says they are looking at Manchester City defender John Stones.
Stones is back in first-team contention but has Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake for competition and only has 18 months left on his contract.
The report states: “A source has told 90min that Stones may be offered a route out of Manchester, should interest from Arsenal come to fruition. Head coach Mikel Arteta is a big fan of the 26-year-old, and his comfortable demeanour on the ball and calmness stepping out of defence would certainly appear to align with the Spaniard’s footballing philosophy.”
09.00 GMT: ICYMI – Manchester United are willing…
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