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Griezmann and Pulisic on Juventus’ wishlist

The summer transfer window is closed for major leagues in Europe. However, with one eye on January, there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: Asensio, Griezmann, Pulisic on Juve’s wishlist

Juventus have formed a three-man shortlist as part of their bid to secure a signing to bolster their attack in January, write Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Bianconeri have also been linked with Chelsea Christian Pulisic and now two La Liga stars – Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann and that of Real Madrid Marco Asensio – are on the Serie A side’s wishlist.

Like Pulisic, Griezmann and Asensio have struggled at their respective clubs and are looking to earn regular playing time. Griezmann, 31, started once in La Liga for Atletico while 26-year-old winger Asensio has played just 48 minutes in all competitions.

Griezmann is in the middle of a financial row between Atletico and Barcelona, ​​where he is loaned out on a two-year contract. Barca believe that since Griezmann played over 45 minutes in 30 of the 37 games he was available for last season, Atletico are now forced to sign him for €40m. Atletico, meanwhile, claim that Griezmann must play more than 45 minutes in 50% of the games he is selectable for more than two seasons, not just one, for the clause to take effect.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri wants to strengthen his squad after Paulo Dybala and Dejan Kulusevsky left earlier this year, and with Angel Di Maria out of contract in 2023, they have made progress in narrowing potential options.

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08:15 BST: The Daily Mail reports that Manchester City plan to hold talks with Bernardo Silva to see where he feels his future is.

The Portugal international has been linked with a move to Barcelona over the past transfer windows but so far no deal has materialised.

The 28-year-old has a contract that runs until the summer of 2025, but a transfer offer of around £80million is expected to seal his departure.

Discussions will take place over the next few months to avoid another summer of speculation. City want the midfielder to clarify whether he wants to stay in the Premier League or move to La Liga.

GOSSIP PAPER

– Inter Milan and Juventus discuss possible swap deal involving defenders Stefan de Vrij and Juan Cuadrado, according to Calciomercato. De Vrij, 30, and Cuadrado, 34, are both out of contract this summer, with the latest indicating the clubs could start talks when the winter transfer window opens.

– After reports suggested Martin ZubimendI was due to be offered a new five-year contract by Real Sociedad, Sport write that Barcelona could end their interest in the 23-year-old midfielder. The Catalans continue to search the market for a possible replacement for Sergio Busquetsbut with Zubimendi’s new deal said to include a €90m release clause, the Blaugrana may now need to look elsewhere.

– Negotiate a new agreement for Karim Benzema have reached the final stages, reports Nicolas Schira. The 34-year-old striker has been in talks with Real Madrid since his impressive campaign last season, with reports from the summer suggesting they intend to sign him on a new contract until 2024. He has scored three La Liga goals this season, despite being injured for most of September.

– Real Madrid are yet to close the door on a potential signing Kylian Mbappe Where Erling Haaland in the future, reports El Chiringuito TV. Haaland, 22, joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, while Mbappe, 23, refused to stay with Paris Saint-Germain.

– Arsenal to make third approach for Aston Villa star Douglas Louis, according to the Sun. The Gunners attempted to sign the 24-year-old on deadline day earlier this month but after Villa held off, firm reports now suggest Mikel Arteta still considers him a priority signing as he’s looking to bolster his midfield options.



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