The winter transfer window started on January 1. Top Mercato’s live stream allows you to read all the day’s information (rumors and official announcements) at a glance.
Transfer window information for this Saturday, January 7
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8:59 p.m.: the president of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, spoke about the extension of Didier Deschamps at the head of the France team. “How can I not send all my compliments to Didier Deschamps for what he has been doing for years? If we add up the number of matches won and the progress made by each player, hats off! He also has around him three men whom I would like to compliment, in the name of the whole room and of all of France. We are lucky to have them.”
8:37 p.m.: AC Milan has reached an agreement for an extension of Ismaël Bennacer. According to Sky Italiathe Algerian midfielder will return until June 2027 and receive an annual salary of 4 million euros.
8:00 p.m.: Cristiano Ronaldo has been registered by Al-Nassr, according to a source from the Saudi club relayed by theAFP. The Portuguese striker’s debut for the Saudis is expected on January 22.
7:23 p.m.: RMC Sports believes he knows the details of the offer sent by Olympique de Marseille for Ruslan Malinovskyi. The Marseille club offered 10 million euros excluding bonuses to Atalanta Bergamo for the Ukrainian attacking midfielder, expected via a loan with obligation to purchase.
7:01 p.m.: Borussia Mönchengladbach blocks Yann Sommer. The Swiss goalkeeper will not sign with Bayern Munich.
6:25 p.m.: Crystal Palace coach Patrick Vieira said at a press conference that he knew nothing about Wilfried Zaha’s future. The French coach wants to keep the English striker.
6 p.m.: Close to signing for Chelsea last summer, RB Leipzig’s Croatian centre-back Josko Gvardiol is dreaming of another Premier League club.
5:37 p.m.: Roger Schmidt, Benfica Lisbon coach, reiterated the Portuguese club’s desire to keep Argentinian midfielder Enzo Fernandez, Chelsea target.
5:11 p.m.: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta spoke to the media about the London club’s winter transfer window and the Mykhaylo Mudryk track. “There is no update. Ultimately, the players decide where they want to play.”
OFFICIAL – 4:40 p.m.: a new signing at Chelsea. The Blues attract Andrey Santos, a young midfielder from Vasco da Gama. According to Fabrizio Romano, the English club have lined up €12.5million for the 18-year-old Brazilian.
A Blue Brazilian: Andrey Santos signs! 🇧🇷
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 7, 2023
4:19 p.m.: at a press conference, FC Barcelona coach Xavi spoke about the situation of Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, at the end of his contract next June. “I do not know. In June, we will see.”
3:48 p.m.: Olympique de Marseille is approaching an agreement with Atalanta Bergamo for the arrival of Ukrainian attacking midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, according to RMC Sports and Provence.
3:21 p.m.: Manchester City are in turn interested in Jude Bellingham, according to brand. The English midfielder of Borussia Dortmund arouses the greed of Real Madrid and Liverpool.
3 p.m.: Portugal are close to finding their new coach. According to website information The Athletic, Roberto Martinez has reached a verbal agreement with the Portuguese Football Federation. The Spaniard has been free since leaving the Belgian team.
2:43 p.m.: disappointed with his situation in Nice, the Algerian striker Andy Delort is ready to go to the standoff with the leaders of the Riviera for a departure, we learn RMC Sports.
OFFICIAL – 2:22 p.m.: Chelsea offers the services of David Datro Fofana. The young striker from Molde has signed a contract with the Blues, until June 2029 with an option for an additional twelve months.
Chelsea Football Club has finalized the transfer of David Datro Fofana from Molde! 🤝
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 7, 2023
2 p.m.: Didier Deschamps reacted to the announcement of the extension of his contract on the bench of the France team, until 2026.
OFFICIAL – 1:37 p.m.: Ligue 2 club, Le Havre confirms the arrival of Oussama Targhalline, from Olympique de Marseille. The Moroccan midfielder has signed a three-year contract, plus an optional one, with the Norman club.
𝐂𝐞 𝐧’𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞…😅
The young midfielder, Oussama Targhalline signed up today with Ciel & Marine! 💙
— Haven Athletic Club ⚽️ (@HAC_Foot) January 7, 2023
OFFICIAL – 1:15 p.m.: Napoli announce the recruitment of Bartosz Bereszynski. The Polish defender from Sampdoria Genoa joins Luciano Spalletti’s Azzurri on a loan with an option to buy.
✍️ Welcome Bartosz 👋
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) January 7, 2023
12:50 p.m.: Everton coach Frank Lampard did not want to discuss his future at a press conference after his team’s defeat against Manchester United (3-1) in the FA Cup: “I don’t want to talk about my future, it’s not up to me”. The Englishman, threatened, is under contract until 2024.
12:34 p.m.: the president of the Brazilian club Corinthians said, for Globe, try to recover Coutinho (Aston Villa) on loan. The manager claimed that Aston Villa wanted “to sell” the Brazilian.
12:11 p.m.: according to information from The Teamthe young Parisian Ismaël Gharbi could go on loan this winter.
OFFICIAL – 12:02 p.m.: Finn Jere Uronen leaves Stade Brestois on loan to join Schalke 04. The German club has a purchase option for the end of the loan, in the summer of 2023.
Stade Brestois and FC Schalke 04 (@s04) have reached an agreement for the paid loan (with option to buy) of the Brest side, Jere Uronen, until the end of the 2022-23 season.
– Stade Brestois 29 (@SB29) January 7, 2023
OFFICIAL – 11:19 a.m.: Didier Deschamps has extended his contract with the French team until 2026.
The French Football Federation and Noël Le Graët, its president, are pleased to announce the extension of 𝗗𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘀 at the head of the French team until June 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟲 ✍️
— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) January 7, 2023
11:05 a.m.: According to information from Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham are thinking of right-back Pedro Porro. The Spaniard plays for Sporting CP, which expects 45 million euros.
OFFICIAL – 11:00 a.m.: Inter player Salvatore Esposito has joined La Spezia. The transfer would be 4M euros, according to The Team.
Welcome Salvatore! ⚡️⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/sJMNdZ2MCZ
— Spezia Calcio (@acspezia) January 6, 2023
10:43 a.m.: Bayern Munich full-back Benjamin Pavard has started talks with FC Barcelona, reveals Kicker.
10:11 a.m.: the Brazilian Marquinhos revealed this Friday, after the Coupe de France match against Châteauroux (3-1), that his extension at Paris Saint-Germain was advancing “very well”.
09:48: Toby Alderweireld made a foot call to Thierry Henry, tipped to become the next coach of Belgium. The defender said on the channel TRV in which the French would be “the ultimate solution” for selection.
09:25: OL would like to separate from Romain Faivre and Jeff Reine-Adelaïde, according to Foot Mercatowith the aim of recruiting a defensive midfielder and a right-back.
08:57: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi club Al-Nassr are reportedly interested in signing Eden Hazard next summer, says Foot Mercato.
08:33: the Angers player, Nabil Bentaleb, who revealed in The voice of the North have “an exit ticket”, made a foot call to an L1 club: “At present, I am still a player of SCO Angers. But one thing is certain, in France, LOSC is my favorite club. I have two with Tottenham in England. I particularly appreciate Lille, especially since my family is there.”
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