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Sunday’s transfer rumours: Rutter, Thuram, Felix, Weghorst and more

All the gossip from around World Football

Welcome to 101GreatGoal’s daily transfer round-up for Sunday, January 8th.


Chelsea consider a move for Marcus Thuram this January a ‘big opportunity’, with the Frenchman out of contract this summer [Fabrizio Romano]

Leeds United are closing in on a deal for Hoffenheim striker Georginio Rutter, with the fee thought to be in excess of 30m euros [Fabrizio Romano]

Southampton have offered 10m euros for Academia talent Carlos Alcaraz, but the Colombian side are set to demand more to part ways with their star [CL Merlo]

Manchester United are planning to introduce a new policy to the club where no player is paid more than £200,000 per week in an attempt to curb rising wages [Mail Sport]

Arsenal remain in talks with Atletico Madrid over a loan move for Joao Felix, though they are looking to agree a 5m euros loan fee with a 70m euro option to buy the player [Ben Jacobs]

The Red Devils remain in talks with Burnley over a surprise loan move for Wout Weghorst this January [The Athletic]

Tottenham continue to target Everton’s Jordan Pickford as Hugo Lloris’ long term replacement in goal [The Mirror]

Vincent Aboubakar, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, is set to be released by Al-Nassr in order to free up space to sign Cristiano Ronaldo [Al-Riyadh]

Zinedine Zidane has turned down an offer to become new USA national team coach following Didier Deschamps’ contract renewal with France [L’Equipe]

Crystal Palace are ready to rival Southampton and Everton for the signing of Aston Villa striker Danny Ings, who will be allowed to leave this January [The Sun]


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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