LIVE Transfer Talk: Bayern Munich want to bring Lille's Renato Sanches back

Laurens: Dortmund have no chance of keeping Haaland (0:40)

Julien Laurens says Dortmund's loss to Hertha Berlin will push Erling Haaland closer to the exit door. (0:40)

The January transfer window is fast approaching and, naturally, all the gossip on who's moving where is heating up. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz as we count down to the 2022 winter window.

TOP STORY: Could Sanches go back to Bayern?

Bayern Munich are interested in Lille midfielder Renato Sanches, writes Calciomercato. The 24-year-old has publicly spoken about an exit from the Ligue 1 champions, with a number of clubs linked with a potential move.

Bayern are now said to be pursuing a return for the Portugal international, who played for the Bavarians between 2016 and 2019. In that time, he made 53 appearances, winning the Bundesliga twice, the German Cup and three German Super Cups.

Sanches then moved on to Lille in 2019 for around €20 million, becoming a key player with 74 appearances for the club. His deal with the club expires in 2023.

Both AC Milan and Arsenal have previously been linked with a move for the former Golden Boy winner.


22.00 GMT: Cesar Azpilicueta wants to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place despite Barcelona's interest being genuine, reports the Athletic.

Just like his fellow Blues defenders Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva, the Spain international's contract at Stamford Bridge runs out in the summer, meaning he could leave as a free agent. It is stated that he wants a new contract of more than one year, and despite the 32-year-old's intention being to stay, that he will have other options if that offer doesn't come.

21.27 GMT: Major League Soccer's latest expansion team Charlotte FC, set to begin play in 2022, have announced the signing of midfielder Alan Franco on a one-year loan from Brazilian giants Atletico Mineiro with the option to make it permanent. The 23-year-old has made 18 appearances for Ecuador since making his senior debut in 2018.

20.54 GMT: With Dusan Vlahovic's move away from Fiorentina seeming inevitable, the Viola are looking to sign Joao Pedro from Cagliari in January, Corriere dello Sport reports.

Bringing in the 29-year-old would allow them to wait until the summer to sign another of their targets, such as AS Roma's Borja Mayoral, Sassuolo's Gianluca Scamacca or Lazio's Felipe Caicedo. They are also interested in Agustin Alvarez, who could be signed and loaned back to Penarol until the summer.

20.21 GMT: Arminia Bielefeld have announced the signing of 34-year-old midfielder Gonzalo Castro. The former Borussia Dortmund stalwart had been without a club since July after leaving VfB Stuttgart, but has put pen to paper on a contract that runs until the end of the season with the option for an extension.

19.48 GMT: Paris Saint-Germain have their new contract proposal ready for Marquinhos, according to Fabrizio Romano, who adds that it will include a Champions League and Ligue 1 bonus. All that is left to be decided is whether the deal will keep the Brazilian at Parc des Princes until 2026 or 2027.

19.15 GMT: Anthony Martial would favour a move to Sevilla if he leaves Manchester United in January, reports Sky Sports. There has also been interest from the likes of Barcelona and Juventus, with all three clubs keen on an initial loan deal, but the Andalusian side offer the best chance of regular game time.

18.42 GMT: Marcelo Brozovic is asking for €7m a season to sign a new contract at Internazionale, reports Calciomercato, with him set to become a free agent in the summer. The Scudetto winners hoped that the Croatia midfielder would accept a wage below that, but do not want to lose another key figure after the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi to Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively, in the summer. Brozovic is reportedly happy to stay at Inter, so long as the terms are agreeable.

18.09 GMT: Chelsea are the frontrunners to sign Nice forward Deji Sotona, according to Football Insider. The 19-year-old left Manchester United to join the Ligue 1 side in October, but the Irishman could now move to Chelsea, with Patrick Vieira's departure to Crystal Palace playing a part in his frustrations in the French Riviera.

17.36 GMT: Sevilla and Benfica are both monitoring the situation of Juventus midfielder Arthur, reports Nicolo Schira. The 25-year-old could leave on loan in January, having played just 317 minutes in all competitions this season, with the Bianconeri being linked with various midfield targets in recent months.

17.03 GMT: Andre Onana will sign a pre-contract with Internazionale in January, reports Fabrizio Romano. The Ajax goalkeeper has long been linked with the Serie A champions, and will make his move to Italy in June 2022 as a free agent.

16.30 GMT: Newcastle have seen a €40m bid to sign Lyon star Lucas Paqueta rejected, says Le10 Sport.

Paqueta, 24, moved from Milan in September 2020 for around €20m and has 15 goals in 50 appearances for the club over two seasons. The Brazil international is open to a move away from Ligue 1 but both club and player reportedly rejected a transfer to Newcastle.

15.52 GMT: Can Dortmund keep star striker Erling Haaland in 2022?

15.27 GMT: Roma right-back Bryan Reynolds hasn't set the world alight since moving to the club and could be allowed to depart on loan in January, says Calciomercato.

Reynolds, 20, only signed permanently from FC Dallas this summer but hasn't played much under Jose Mourinho so far this season. Now the United States international has caught the eye of English Championship side Hull City and Belgian team Club Brugge.

14.50 GMT: Enzo Fernandez has committed his long term future to River Plater after signing a new deal until 2025, setting his release clause at €20m.

ESPN Argentina reports that River would like Julian Alvarez to follow the same footsteps and sign a contract, but negotiations with the 21-year-old forward won't be as easy as he is being chased by a number of European clubs including Man United, Juventus, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.

14.22 GMT: Sao Paulo are in advanced talks with Aston Villa over the loan signing of Wesley Moraes, according to ESPN Brazil.

The Brazilian forward joined Villa in the summer of 2019 but was sent on loan to Belgian side Club Brugge.

Palmeiras have expressed interest in his services, but ESPN Brazil reports that Sao Paulo are confident of winning the race for his signature.

14.02 GMT: Atlanta United forward Jurgen Damm has attracted interest from Liga MX sides Chivas, Toluca and Santos Laguna as he is struggling for regular playing time in MLS.

ESPN Deportes reports that at least two of these clubs have already approached Atlanta United to sound out the former Tigres star's availability.

Damm, 29, still has two years left his contract with Atlanta but could consider returning to Liga MX to increase his chances of making the World Cup 2022 squad.

13.30 GMT: Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic is going to be a superstar and will be attracting plenty of attention in January.

13.03 GMT: Diego Simeone has refused to comment on possible January deals at Atletico Madrid, backing his existing squad to turn the team's fortunes around.

Atletico -- who travel to Granada on Wednesday -- have lost their last three LaLiga games, the club's worst run in Simeone's decade in charge.

"At this moment the only thing that interests me is the game tomorrow," Simeone said in a news conference on Tuesday when asked about potential reinforcements. "I believe in my players. They're working hard and they've played well, although the results aren't showing it. If I have anything, it's patience."

Simeone also backed Luis Suarez, who hasn't scored in seven matches, to regain his form, saying "the team needs to put him in situations close to the box where he's at his best."

12.40 GMT: Real Madrid are willing to listen to offers for Eden Hazard in 2022, Cadena COPE reports.

Hazard, 30, started his first game in three months in Madrid's 0-0 draw with Cadiz on Sunday, and impressed in the second half.

According to the radio station, the Belgium international forward wouldn't be keen to move in the January transfer window and would prefer to decide his future next summer, although his €13m-a-year salary would be an obstacle for potential suitors.

12.06 GMT: New York City FC star Valentin Castellanos says he would like to play in Argentina one day but his priority is to make a move to Europe

Castellanos, 23, helped his side to their first MLS Cup triumph this season, scoring 22 goals. Asked whether he would return to his homeland to play one day, he told told ESPN Argentina: "Yes, I would. Obviously, it's a desire I have, because I've never played in Argentina. But I don't think the time is right now. I want to target European football. It's reality, it's my dream, I always wanted to be in football there. My focus is this. Today I have many offers from Europe."

ESPN reported last week that the forward is being chased by a number of Premier League clubs including West Ham.

11.43 GMT: Barcelona are still trying to move on Philippe Coutinho over the next transfer window, says Sport.

Coutinho, 29, is the highest paid player left at Camp Nou after a summer of exits to aid the club's battle with their €1.4bn debt.

One of his agents, Kia Joorabchian, has close ties with Arsenal so naturally the Gunners have been linked for months, while Newcastle and Everton are also looking for new blood in a central attacking area.

11.22 GMT: Kylian Mbappe's move to Real Madrid is "looking good" according to Zinedine Zidane's former No. 2 at the club, David Bettoni.

"He's always said he'd like to play for Madrid," the coach -- who's now looking for a managerial job himself, with Zidane taking a break -- told newspaper Marca in an interview on Tuesday. "I'd say it's looking good. After that, I don't know what's going to happen, because he's at a great club that is fighting to win the Champions League.

"For Madrid he'd be a great signing. An attacking trio of [Karim] Benzema, Vinicius Jr. and Mbappe is one to dream about."

10.55 GMT: Borussia Dortmund want to meet with Erling Haaland to clarify his future plans, Diario AS reports, with the Bundesliga club hoping to convince him to stay until 2023.

Speculation about the star forward's next club has reached fever pitch in recent weeks after agent Mino Raiola said there was a "big chance" the 21-year-old moves next summer naming Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City as possible destinations.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke followed that last weekend by claiming Madrid are "very interested" in signing Haaland.

According to AS, the German club will offer Haaland a substantial pay rise to keep him at the club for one more year -- which would suit Madrid, who could focus their efforts on Kylian Mbappe next summer before moving for Haaland a year later.

10.13 GMT: Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko is a target for Newcastle, according to The Sun.

Dzeko, 35, has eight goals in 17 Serie A appearances and is still showing himself to be a key player even at the latter stage of his career.

The Bosnia & Herzegovina international has experience of Premier League football, having played for Man City from 2011-16, while Newcastle are looking for a goal scorer.

09.41 GMT: Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is on the radar of both Newcastle and West Ham, says Eurosport.

Alli, 25, impressed in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday but has struggled with his form over recent seasons and could be allowed to depart in January.

A stay in England is possible, though the report suggests that his agent is also looking at clubs abroad as well.

09.18 GMT: The PSG players were keen to show Kylian Mbappe how long they want him to stay at the club. Sign him up now!

08.52 GMT: Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has played down reports that the Nerazzurri are after River Plate striker Julian Alvarez.

Alvarez, who has also been linked with Real Madrid, has enjoyed an impressive season scoring 24 goals and setting up 15 more in 46 appearances in all competitions for the Argentine giants.

The 21-year-old, who has a contract with River until the end of 2022, recently revealed he doesn't know if he will continue at River Plate beyond January.

"There are many clubs interested in Julian Alvarez," former Argentina international Zanetti said.. "It's logical. He has had a great season. It's not easy to be the striker at River and prove what he is proving.

"We are complete in all our lines. The reports [of an Inter interest in Alvarez] are just rumours. Julian Alvarez has a big future ahead of him but Inter's present is elsewhere."

08.00 GMT: Bayern Munich have re-opened talks with Kingsley Coman over a new contract, reports SportBILD.

The 25-year-old winger's deal expires at the end of next season, and previous talks over extending his stay at the Allianz Arena past 2023 had broken down.

However, the Bundesliga champions and the player who scored their winning goal n the 2020 Champions League final are now reportedly back around the table discussing a new deal.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Luke Thrower)

- Barcelona are hoping to sign Edinson Cavani, according to Sport; however, it will depend on whether Anthony Martial leaves Manchester United. Cavani, 34, has struggled for minutes since Cristiano Ronaldo signed in the summer, but the Red Devils are only letting one striker move on in January, with Martial also linked with a move to Newcastle United that could keep the Uruguay international from moving to LaLiga.

- ESPN Deportes reports that a return to Liga MX could be in the works for MLS stars Jonathan dos Santos and Rodolfo Pizarro. While Chivas and Monterrey are the rumoured clubs that are interested in bringing Pizarro, Club America are apparently leading the chase for Dos Santos. The only stumbling block is the high salary of each player.

- Atletico Mineiro are eyeing a potential move for Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho, reports Ekrem Konur. The 36-year-old's deal at the Etihad expires in the summer after nearly nine years at the club, but the Brazilian outfit could make a move in January.

- Fiorentina are ready to activate a clause in midfielder Lucas Torreira's loan deal that would allow him to join from Arsenal permanently, according to Nicolo Schira.

- Napoli have joined Chelsea in the race for Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai, writes Calciomercato. The Blues have been rumoured to have interest in the 23-year-old centre-back; however, Napoli are hoping to add another defender in January to replace Kostas Manolas, who joined Olympiakos last week.

- Barcelona, AC Milan and Arsenal are interested in striker Yuri Alberto, reports Mundo Deportivo. The 20-year-old has impressed for Brazilian side Internacional, who would expect a transfer fee of around €15m, with a number of European clubs eyeing a potential move.