Transfer information for Thursday 12 January

Transfer information for Thursday 12 January

Among the main information transfer window of the day, Saudi Arabia wants to reform the competition between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, OM have not received an offer for Guendouzi, Ajax want to strike hard for Balerdi, Wolverhampton are tracking a PSG striker, Manchester United has found its striker, Chelsea are not letting go of Marcus Thuram, Rennes could lose their captain…

Lionel Messi ready to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo?

Lionel Messi ready to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo? / Socrates Images/GettyImages

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could once again compete but this time in Saudi Arabia. According to The Chiringuito, the rival of the new club of the Portuguese star, Al-Hilal would like to offer Lionel Messi. To convince him, the Saudi leaders would be ready to offer him this summer, at the end of his contract in Paris, a salary of 300 million euros per year.

For Mundo Deportivo, Al-Hilal could even try to recruit him this winter. Difficult, however, to see the PSG separate from the world champion. According to The TeamMessi likes Paris and is still thinking of extending but has not yet given a final agreement to his leaders.

Leonardo Balerdi is Ajax's top priority.

Leonardo Balerdi is Ajax’s top priority. / Zed Jameson/MB Media/GettyImages

Leonardo Balerdi announced on Wednesday after the victory in Troyes that he wanted to stay in Marseille despite the insistence of Ajax Amsterdam. However, according to Footmercato, the Dutch leaders are not going to let go of the Argentine defender and could offer 20 million euros to OM and a big salary to the player. Discussions are underway with Balerdi’s agents who would welcome a departure. Pablo Longoria is currently reportedly not hot to sell him in January.

At the same time, Elche will break Pol Lirola’s loan. The Spanish right-back has only played nine games this season with one goal. The player should be loaned immediately to Monza in Serie A, according to Sky Italia. OM and the Italian club are finalizing discussions, particularly for the price of the purchase option.

Pablo Longoria has also indicated that no offer from Aston Villa has been made for Mattéo Guendouzi for the moment.

Memphis Depay should finally leave Barcelona.

Memphis Depay should finally leave Barcelona. / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

According to Sport, Memphis Depay has agreed to leave Barcelona and join Atlético de Madrid. The Dutch international could take the place of Joao Félix on loan to Chelsea until the end of the season. The two clubs are currently in talks and the Colchoneros are hoping to loan the out-of-contract player in July.

Depay could have given way to a return of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but according to RMC, Spanish football rules prevent a player from being registered three times in the same season. The Gabonese international played 8 minutes with Barça before leaving for Chelsea and therefore seems unable to return to Catalonia this winter.

Wout Weghorst is going well with Manchester United.

Wout Weghorst is going well with Manchester United. / ANP/GettyImages

After reaching an agreement with Burnley, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Besiktas for the Turkish club to break the loan of Wout Weghorst against a compensation of 4 million euros, according to the English press. The Dutch international striker traveled to Manchester on Thursday to undergo his medical examination and sign his contract. He will be loaned by Burnley until the end of the season.

Marcus Thuram remains on the Blues' radars.

Marcus Thuram remains on the Blues’ radars. /Julian Finney/GettyImages

Despite the arrival of Joao Félix, Chelsea have not given up on the trail leading to Marcus Thuram. According to Fabrizio Romanothe Blues could make an offer for the French international in the coming days with six months to the end of his contract at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

As a reminder, the Blues have already signed Christopher Nkunku for an arrival in June.

Hamari Traoré could leave the Breton ship in January.

Hamari Traoré could leave the Breton ship in January. / Seskim Photo/MB Media/GettyImages

The captain of Stade Rennais, Hamari Traoré, is out of contract in July and does not wish to extend for the moment. The right side could therefore leave the club this winter since Fulham is preparing to offer around 4 million euros to Breton leaders, according to Footmercato. It remains to be seen whether Rennes will want to recover a small compensation or keep him and see him go free in July. AS Roma would also be interested.

Pablo Sarabia could discover a new championship.

Pablo Sarabia could discover a new championship. / Sylvain Lefevre/GettyImages

Wolverhampton have reportedly made Pablo Sarabia their attacking priority. Julen Lopetegui, who quickly crossed paths with him in Seville before the Spanish international left for Paris, would like to do everything to recruit him in January, according to AS and Report. PSG should not retain him but would have refused the first offer received recently.

At the same time, Wolves are close to an agreement with Nice for the transfer of Mario Lemina against 10 million euros, according to Fabrizio Romano. Nice, for its part, would like to welcome the new Algerian international from the English team, Rayan Aït-Nouri.

Adrien Thomasson will try to leave Lens on the podium.

Adrien Thomasson will try to leave Lens on the podium. / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/GettyImages

As expected, RC Lens have officially strengthened their attack by signing French attacking midfielder Adrien Thomasson from Strasbourg. The 29-year-old signed for three and a half years for around 5 million euros.

Luis Enrique is expected to reunite with Neymar in Brazil.

Luis Enrique is expected to reunite with Neymar in Brazil. / Fantasista/GettyImages

Regarding the transfer window of the coaches, Luis Enrique seems to be the hottest track to take Tite’s place on the bench of the Brazil selection. The former Barca and La Roja would top the list ahead of Carlo Ancelotti, José Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane. He would be the first foreigner at the head of the Seleçao since the Argentinian, Filpo Nunez, in 1965.

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