Football transfer market: What are the latest rumours?

Who's looking to move on?

Thomas Atkinson
17th March 2023
Image: Twitter @FabrizioRomano
With the transfer window opening on 1st July, it’s time to take a look at some of the latest rumours and sagas that could play out through the summer.

Jude Bellingham

There really isn’t anywhere else to start. The 19-year-old England international is sure to be the most high-profile transfer of the summer window, with 3 European superpowers all interested in £130 million capture of Bellingham.

The Independent has reported that Liverpool are the best-placed Premier League club but Real Madrid are also making their pitch as they look to add to their new generation of future Galacticos. Of course, Manchester City cannot be discounted. They are routinely able to attract some of the best players in world football, similar to the coup of Erling Haaland last summer.

This race looks nowhere near decided yet and will definitely be one to watch in the coming months.

Harry Kane

Amid another trophyless season and major upheaval expected at Spurs this summer, the future of Harry Kane has once again come into question.

The Mirror reports that a battle is set to take place between Manchester United and Bayern Munich to try and lure Kane to their respective clubs over the summer. Moreover, The Sunday People say that United are prepared to make Kane the most expensive English player in history despite his age and are encouraged to do so by the success of the Casemiro signing in the summer.

With both Erik Ten Hag of United and Julian Nagelsmann of Bayern seeking long-term number 9’s this summer the battle for Kane’s signature could be fierce.   

David Raya

A story that has emerged in the last few weeks is that Brentford’s number 1 David Raya has declined two contract offers to stay at the club and is looking to leave this summer. Thomas Frank has joked that Brentford would have to qualify for the Champions League to keep the player, amid the Daily Mail reporting interest from three of Premier League’s “Big 6” – Man United, Chelsea and Spurs. The Bees’ boss has stated publicly that the keeper is likely to cost around £40 million this summer.

Roberto Firmino

The Brazilian forward “surprised” Jurgen Klopp and the Anfield faithful by announcing his intention to leave the club at the end of his contract this summer.

CBS journalist Ben Jacobs told TEAMtalk that the player has interest from the MLS, Brazil and other European clubs. Provided that he wasn’t a squad player at a Champions League-level club (something he has been reduced to at Liverpool this season) the that would be his preferred destination, with Atletico Madrid reportedly eyeing up a move for the 31-year-old.

After another record-breaking January window there looks to be no sings of slowing down for Europe’s biggest clubs this summer.

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