The transfer window may be closing around Europe, but teams are eyeing the summer and there is plenty of gossip going around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and of course, made deals,
TOP STORY: Barcelona in contact with Wertz
barcelona contacted representatives of bayer leverkusen attacking midfielder florian wurtzAccording to Play,
Xavi Hernandez’s team have been keeping a close eye on the 19-year-old’s progress since returning from an ACL injury in March 2022 at the start of this season, and he has reportedly informed them of his intention to find out whether they can sign him in the coming transfer window.
Wirtz was recently featured on ESPN’s February Hotlist of Most In-Form Talents In Europe’s top leagues aged 23 or under.
Wirtz has been impressive under Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso, who has also positioned him as a false No.9 this season. Germany The International has registered eight goals in the same number of matches since his return, and the latest indicates that Laliga The leaders see him as part of their future project.
Contracted at the BayArena until the summer of 2027, Leverkusen are under no pressure to move him without asking for a significant fee, but Wertz has previously considered Barcelona a dream destination, Blaugrana They will have an advantage if they decide to follow him in the summer.
– Barcelona are assessing whether they can make a move Manchester City wing back joao canceloReport Play, The 28-year-old is currently on loan Bayern Munichbut recent reports have indicated that he remains frustrated at the Allianz Arena. BlaugranaThose keeping an eye on his position are hopeful they can use their connections with their agent Jorge Mendes to bring him to the Camp Nou, although it may be difficult for Barcelona to meet City’s demands. Not likely to be able to, which is believed to be in the region of €65 million.
, Manchester United joined the race Chelsea midfielder mason mountreports Guardian, in teams Premier League Keeping a close eye on the 24-year-old’s situation at Stamford Bridge liverpool Has been linked recently, and it looks like there could be a contest for his signature if he doesn’t resolve his contract situation with the Blues. It has been reported that Chelsea are looking for a fee of £50m if they agree to part with him.
, wolverhampton wanderers Preparing to beat other Premier League players Bristol City midfielder Alex ScottAccording to Wire, Julen Lopetegui’s side were previously linked with the 19-year-old but decided against meeting Robins’ £25m valuation. It is understood that Wolves are now ready to return to the negotiating table, where they will table an offer of £20m for his services.
, Aston Villa willing to sign athletic club guard inigo martinezreveals acrem konur, With the Bilbao side unable to persuade the 31-year-old to sign a new deal, his contract is set to expire in the summer but are expected to face competition from the Villans to sign both on a free transfer Is. Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, who were tracking him earlier this season.
, Newcastle United interested in signing southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowseunderstands football insider, It is said that magpies are ready for war Tottenham HotspurThose have also been linked with the 28-year-old’s signature, with the belief that Southampton could be forced to move him if they are relegated from the Premier League this season.