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LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea monitoring Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli

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Hislop: Can't question how good Arsenal look in attack (0:40)

Shaka Hislop still has reservations about Arsenal's defence despite their impressive attacking play in their 3-1 win vs. Tottenham. (0:40)

The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, there's plenty of gossip swirling about who's moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Chelsea monitor Arsenal's Martinelli

The Daily Mail says Chelsea are monitoring the contract situation of Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli.

Martinelli, 21, has been a first-team regular this season and has three goals in nine games so far. The Brazil international has a contract which expires in 2024, though there is an option to extend it by a year.

Arsenal are looking to sign Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and William Saliba to new contracts. The young trio have impressed this season as the Gunners have jumped to the top of the table, but they have yet to commit their long-term futures to the club.

Man City have been linked with 21-year-old winger Saka, while Barcelona reportedly had defender Saliba on their shortlist before opting to sign Sevilla's Jules Kounde.

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21.50 BST: Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have made contact over a move for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, according to Foot Mercato. Both clubs are keen on agreeing a deal for the 24-year-old midfielder that would see him arrive in the summer on a free transfer.

21.17 BST: Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic has been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal recently, but neither are actively pursuing him at this stage, according to CBS Sports' Ben Jacobs. It is said that the Bianconeri aren't looking to move on from the 22-year-old who joined from Fiorentina for a £66m transfer fee in January, while the Gunners are pleased with the start to life that Gabriel Jesus has made at the Emirates Stadium and their London rivals are said to be close to agreeing a deal for Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig ahead of next season.

20.44 BST: Bayer Leverkusen are considering sacking manager Gerardo Seoane and are looking at appointing Xabi Alonso as his replacement, sources have told ESPN's Alex Kirkland and Rodrigo Faez. Seoane's future is uncertain after a poor start to the Bundesliga season with the club sitting 17th after picking up five points from eight games. Alonso has been out of work since leaving Real Sociedad B in May after a successful three years in charge, and sources told ESPN that he would welcome the challenge of turning around Leverkusen's season. Read the full story.

20.11 BST: Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri wants to keep midfielder Adrien Rabiot at the Turin club, according to Tuttosport. While the Bianconeri were looking to offload him in the summer amid a contract expiring in June and discussions with Manchester United, his performances this season have helped the Serie A side concede just once in the four league games he has featured in.

19.38 BST: Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has signed a new contract that will keep him at St. James' Park through the 2025-26 season, writes the Athletic. The 30-year-old has been a key player for the Magpies since joining from AFC Bournemouth in 2020, scoring 23 goals in 43 starts, and his new deal will reflect that, making him one of the club's highest earners.

19.05 BST: Bayern Munich attacker Jamal Musiala has been linked with Liverpool recently, but the 19-year-old forward has no plans to leave the Allianz Arena, according to Sky Sport Deutschland's Florian Plettenberg. The Germany international has caught the attention of clubs across Europe with his performances this season, contributing to eight goals in seven league matches for the Bundesliga champions, but the suggestion is that they will not consider any offers for his signature.

18.32 BST: Lionel Messi is set to decide his future in 2023, reports Fabrizio Romano. The 35-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward has recently been linked with a move back to Barcelona, and while the Blaugrana are interested in reuniting with him, the latest indicates that no decision has been made yet on his next move, with the French capital club hopeful of extending his stay at the Parc des Princes.

17.59 BST: In more news surrounding the situation at Nottingham Forest, Rafael Benitez would be interested in taking over as manager if the role becomes available, according to Marca. It is reported that he is ready to return to management after he parted ways with Everton in January, with the former Real Madrid and Liverpool head coach keen to continue working in the Premier League.

17.26 BST: Despite speculation suggesting that Nottingham Forest were preparing to sack manager Steve Cooper, Fabrizio Romano reports that he has been handed a chance to stay at the City Ground. It is said that he will be given one more opportunity to improve results after the Reds suffered a 4-0 defeat to Leicester City on Monday night.

16.53 BST: Paris Saint-Germain have not given up on signing Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar, according to L'Equipe, and will return in January with another offer for the 27-year-old. The Nerazzurri were demanding an €80m transfer fee in the summer for the Slovakia international, but now that his contract has little more than six months left to run, the French capital club are said to be preparing an offer worth between €25m and €30m.

16.20 BST: Liverpool are preparing to spend big to sign a world-class player in January, according to Football Insider.

Sources have told ESPN that Liverpool want to sign Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham to solve their midfield problems next summer. The 19-year-old England international is a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp and could cost around £100m.

Bellingham has attracted interest from around Europe, but Liverpool's recent financial results are healthy and could allow them to make a big move in mid-season once the window opens again.

15.25 BST: Brighton forward Leandro Trossard isn't shy to speak about his future and he has done so again.

Trossard, 27, scored a hat trick against Liverpool last month and has 23 goals and 13 assists from 11 games at the club since he joined in 2019. The Belgium international, who has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, seems open to a move if the chance arises.

"It's difficult to say anything about that now [a future transfer], it completely depends on which club would come," he told the BBC. "If I feel good and things are good on a private level ... but I also know how good I am at Brighton, also with new coach Roberto De Zerbi it looks promising.

"I'm a little higher up the pitch now, which gives me more chances to score a goal. And the more chances you get, the more you can score. I think that's the biggest difference from the last few years."

14.47 BST: Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio could leave on a free transfer if his contract expires in 2023 and he has a host of Premier League clubs after him, says Calciomercato.

Asensio, 26, has been struggled a bit for game time at Madrid and has been linked with a move away in recent months.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly leading the race to sign the Spain international for nothing, but Milan, Barcelona and Juventus have also been linked.

14.00 BST: Gonzalo Higuain will be missed now he's retired from football.

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Gab and Juls pay tribute to 'class act' Higuain

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens praise Gonzalo Higuain, but ask if his career could have been even better after the striker announced his retirement.

13.07 BST: Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek is a reported target for Leicester, says Jeunes Footeux.

Van de Beek, 25, has struggled to assert himself at United and could be available in January, with Serie A side Inter Milan also interested.

The Netherlands international could move on a loan with option to sign permanently for around €15m, having cost United €40m in 2020 when they signed him from Ajax.

12.23 BST: Manchester United are braced for Cristiano Ronaldo to attempt to leave the club again in January if the striker can't win back his place in Erik ten Hag's team, sources have told ESPN's Rob Dawson.

Ronaldo was an unused substitute for the 6-3 defeat to Manchester City and has not started a Premier League game since the 4-0 defeat to Brentford in August. The 37-year-old was keen to leave Old Trafford in the summer and United are aware that he could look to move in January in a bid to find regular first-team football.

UEFA rules would allow Ronaldo to sign for a team in the Champions League in January and play in the knockout rounds in the new year despite making two appearances for United in the Europa League this season.

Sources have told ESPN that Ronaldo's attitude to training and games has been exemplary since it became clear he would have to stay beyond the transfer deadline but he is desperate to make the most of his last years at the top. He has scored one goal in eight games this season and has fallen behind Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the pecking order.

11.13 BST: Fabrizio Romano says that Bayern Munich remain optimistic over the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer as free agent in summer 2023.

Laimer, 25, had seemingly agreed a move to Bayern in August but the deal collapsed as the clubs couldn't agree a transfer fee.

The Austria international's contract expires at the end of the season and it's likely that he will head to Bayern then.

10.40 BST: Valencia midfielder Hugo Guillamon has extended his contract with the club until June 2026.

A youth product of Valencia, Guillamon, 22, has been a regular in Genaro Gattuso's starting XI this season, but his previous deal was due to expire next summer.

"To continue to be a part of this great club has always been my priority," he said. "I hope it's for many more years and we can achieve great things together."

09.48 BST: Sevilla have joined Roma and AC Milan in the race to sign Tottenham forward Lucas Moura, according to TNT.

Moura, 30, has made just two appearances for coach Antonio Conte this season and is being monitored by several European clubs. He is under contract with Spurs until June 2024.

The Brazil international arrived at Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 and has seen his playing time diminish in recent months.

09.03 BST: Torino right-back Wilfried Singo is being watched by Barcelona, says Sport.

Singo, 21, has impressed since making the breakthrough into the first team in 2019. The Ivory Coast international is now on Barcelona's radar as they look to replace United States star Sergino Dest and find a long-term option on the right side of defence.

08.27 BST: Chelsea are set for a few major moves in the summer, outside of their €60m raid for RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Blues want to sign Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, while it reports he has a release clause of around €50m in his current contract.

Midfield is on the agenda too, with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham and West Ham United's Declan Rice on the club's shortlist.

And the report claims Chelsea will also "assess the goalkeeping situation, with Edouard Mendy yet to sign a new contract and doubts still hanging over Kepa Arrizabalaga."

08.00 BST: Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez called for Lionel Messi to be left in peace as the Paris Saint-Germain forward continues to be linked with a return to Camp Nou.

Messi, 35, is out of contract with PSG at the end of the season and Barca vice president Eduard Romeu said last week it would be viable to bring him back to the club on a financial level.

Romeu's remarks came after president Joan Laporta opened the door to a sensational reunion with Messi in an interview with ESPN in the summer.

"With Leo, let's see, but it's not the moment to talk about it right now," Xavi said in a news conference ahead of Barca's Champions League game against Inter on Tuesday. You know the love I have for him. He is a friend and I will always wish him the best. Barca is his home, but we're not doing him any favours speaking about [his future], either.

"Let's leave him in peace to enjoy his time in Paris and wish him all the best."

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Is Messi really about to return to Barcelona?

Shaka Hislop discusses Lionel Messi returning to Barcelona after Vice President Eduard Romeu said it would be possible next summer.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

- Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of reaching an agreement over a contract extension for Lionel Messi, says Mundo Deportivo. While the 35-year-old forward has been linked with a Barcelona return or a move to Major League Soccer next summer, PSG see his future at the Parc des Princes and are preparing to open talks in January to allow him to focus on the upcoming World Cup with Argentina.

- Ismael Bennacer is attracting interest from both Liverpool and Chelsea, writes Calciomercato. The Rossoneri were keen to extend the 24-year-old midfielder's contract in the summer, but having so far failed to reach an agreement, it looks as though clubs in the Premier League are beginning to circle for his signature. He will enter the final 18 months of his contract at San Siro in January.

- Top clubs in Italy are keeping a close eye on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. It is reported that his contract status is being watched carefully, with the 27-year-old midfielder nearing the final 18 months of his deal with Lazio. He remains a key player for the Biancocelesti, having contributed to eight goals in as many Serie A appearances

- Eintracht Frankfurt have offered Evan N'Dicka and Daichi Kamada new deals, reports Sky Sports Germany. Both players have been offered three-year contracts until the summer of 2025 that will make them the highest earners in the squad, though it is understood that the Bundesliga club are keen not to significantly increase their offer if either decide to reject terms. AC Milan have been linked with N'Dicka after the 23-year-old centre-back impressed last season, while 26-year-old Kamada has contributed to six goals in seven Bundesliga appearances from midfield this season.