Hello and welcome to this Wednesday’s transfer rumours blog. The January transfer window is just around the corner, with teams already having some potential targets in mind, so we’ll bring you all the latest rumours and completed deals.
Transfer rumours LIVE
This is the start of our transfer rumours blog, with the most recent updates being the ones closest to the top.
10:30 GMT: Villa agree fee for Digne
Aston Villa have reached an agreement with Everton to sign left-back Lucas Digne for 25 million pounds, according to Sky Sports. He will travel to Birmingham today to undergo his medical.
10:00 GMT: PSG keen on Pogba
Paris Saint-Germain are keen on the idea of signing Paul Pogba on a free transfer next summer, which comes after their interest in the Manchester United midfielder last year.
09:30 GMT: Conte confident Lloris will stay
Hugo Lloris is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club as his deal with Tottenham Hotspur expires on June 30, but Spurs boss Antonio Conte is confident that the Frenchman will stay in north London.
“He knows Tottenham very well,” said Conte. “He loves this shirt and this badge. For me he is an important player and I am sure they will find a solution to keep him playing for Tottenham. I am very confident that this situation will be positive.”
09:00 GMT: PSG in for Rashford
Paris Saint-Germain have Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford high up on their shortlist as they look to find a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, according to the Times. The Englishman’s contract at Old Trafford expires in 2023, so he will be into the last year of his deal next summer.
08:30 GMT: Barcelona consider Grimaldo
Barcelona have been looking to find a quality back-up or replacement for Jordi Alba for years, and the popular Spanish TV show El Chiringuito state that they have made an enquiry to Benfica about signing Alex Grimaldo, who came through La Masia before making the move to Portugal.
08:00 GMT: Morata-Memphis swap?
Juventus have identified Barcelona forward Memphis Depay as a possible replacement for Federico Chiesa, who will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL. Sky Sport Italia claim that the Bianconeri will ask to loan the Dutchman, while Sport note that an agreement could be reached for Alvaro Morata to head the other way to the Camp Nou.