Real Madrid’s search for a striker headlines the transfer gossip on Thursday, as we delve through the latest Premier League transfer rumours.
Here are the biggest transfer rumours involving Premier League clubs from January 11.
Real Madrid have made no secret of their desire to sign Kylian Mbappe, having tried and failed to sign the French forward in 2021 and 2022. The Spanish side remain scarred from Mbappe’s previous U-turn on a transfer, and with current radio silence from the 25-year-old are eyeing a big-name alternative.
AS are reporting that the conditions of a deal to sign Erling Haaland are being assessed by the Bernabeu board. The Norwegian’s reported release clause is stated to be ‘closer to €100m than €200m’ this summer.
Bournemouth have blocked a bid from Newcastle for Dominic Solanke, report the Telegraph. The in-form striker has catapulted himself into England contention after a 13 goals in 22 games this season. Eddie Howe, who signed Solanke for Bournemouth, is set to be disappointed in his hope of a reunion.
Elsewhere in the Telegraph, West Ham want a winger and are eyeing former Spurs stars Steven Bergwijn and Jack Clarke. The former has scored seven goals in 13 Eredivisie appearances for Ajax this season, while Clarke has rebuilt his promising reputation since signing for Sunderland.
The Evening Standard claim the Hammers will face competition for the latter from Brentford and Crystal Palace. West Ham also want Wolves captain Max Kilman, but the Mail say Gary O’Neil’s team are under no pressure to sell.
In other news, Brighton will rival Napoli for the signing of Udinese midfielder Lazar Samardzic, report Sky Germany. Fresh from signing the man who inherited Lionel Messi’s number ten shirt at Barcelona (Ansu Fati) in the summer, the Seagulls will now take on the Italian champions in the transfer market. These really are crazy times for the Premier League.
Finally, Manchester United’s hopes of offloading Anthony Martial appear slim. The Athletic are reporting the Frenchman has turned down moves to the Saudi Pro League and Fenerbahce this month. The forward, whose contract will not be renewed, would rather sit out the final six months of his deal on the bench than play actual football. There’s around 250,000 weekly reasons for that.