Let’s see some of the transfer news around the football world.
Barcelona assessing the legality of re-signing Aubameyang
With regards to a potential agreement to re-sign Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang from Chelsea, Barcelona is in urgent need of legal clarification.
According to Telegraph, Barca reportedly wants to bring him back on a free transfer. Aubameyang may only play for Chelsea or Barcelona this year, per Fifa regulations.
The Catalan powerhouses worry they won’t be able to sign him. They were reminded of Dani Ceballos’ comparable predicament four years ago when he attempted to return to Real Betis from Real Madrid.
Ceballos moved the previous summer, although he only made four starts in the first half of his first season at the Bernabeu.
Betis was interested in a loan, but the Spanish FA’s (RFEF) licensing policy forbade players from signing with the same club again during the same season, as stated in Article 126.5 of the RFEF General Regulations.
With Aubameyang’s future at Chelsea under Graham Potter looking dubious, Barca is now examining whether this will also apply to him.
🚨🚨✅| CONFIRMED: FC Barcelona want to sign Aubameyang this month.@TeleFootball [🎖️]
— Managing Barça (@ManagingBarca) January 15, 2023
Joao Cancelo is attracting interest from European clubs
European teams are watching Joo Cancelo’s stint on Manchester City’s bench to see if the Portugal full-back may be available in the summer transfer market.
He has a long-term deal at the Etihad Stadium that extended a year ago until 2027. According to Telegraph, clubs in the Champions League in Spain, France, Germany, and Italy have kept an eye on his status.
As one of the greatest “inverted” full-backs under Pep Guardiola, who pushed him to shift into center midfield mid-match to dominate play, he would be anticipated to draw bids from Europe’s top clubs if he is permitted to transfer.
Cancelo has been on the bench more often than on the field since his return from the World Cup, where he was also one of the replacements for Portugal’s knockout games.
Bayern & Gladbach will start Yann Sommer talks next week
Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach will reportedly sit down for more talks this week over a deal for goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
After Manuel Neuer’s skiing injury over the holidays rendered him unable to play for the remainder of the season, Bayern is looking for a replacement.
This month, Sommer has been targeted by Julian Nagelsmann’s team as a potential short-term replacement for their current number one.
According to a report in STV on Sunday, talks between the Bavarian side and Gladbach will take place the following week, with a deal appearing imminent.
Sommer is rumored to be moving to the Allianz Arena for a price of €7 million, with add-ons making the contract possibly worth €10 million.
Sommer has played for the Foals on approximately 300 occasions in the Bundesliga since joining Gladbach in 2014.
❗️X News #Sommer: Movement now and decisive next days! Bayern and Gladbach are in concrete talks about Sommer. Gladbach is pushing for Omlin and got positive signals. Sommer & Omlin for both clubs the No. 1 choice – no hot alternatives! @SkySportDE 🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/nuWUjabken
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 15, 2023
Liverpool joins Ruben Neves transfer race
Ruben Neves, the standout player for the Wolves, will be up for transfer in 2023. Barcelona could face competition from another Premier League team.
La Blaugrana is reportedly interested in signing the Portuguese international in the coming months as part of their ambition to replace Sergio Busquets in Catalonia.
Previous reports from Mundo Deportivo claimed that Neves’ agent Jorge Mendes was negotiating a deal between Wolves and Barcelona, the latter of which demanded a €40 million transfer price for Neves.
However, according to recent claims from the Daily Mirror, Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, is also keeping an eye on the 25-year-old as part of his midfield reconstruction on Merseyside.
With veteran star James Milner and England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to leave the club in June, Klopp is looking to update his options at Anfield.