Transfer Talk: Alvarez weighs Man City exit amid Barca interest

The January transfer window may be closed across Europe, but clubs are looking ahead to the summer and there is plenty of gossip swirling. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Alvarez weighing up Man City exit?

Julian Alvarez is preparing to ask Manchester City to leave the club in the summer, according to El Chiringuito TV.

Pep Guardiola’s side have recently tried to sign the 23-year-old striker to a new contract, but with little guarantee of regular starting minutes ahead of Erling Haaland – who has scored 33 goals in all competitions this season – it looks as though Alvarez is now open to possible exits.

With the Argentina international already on the table to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium due to a wage issue, as Fabrizio Romano pointed out, the Premier League champions appear to be struggling to convince him amid interest from Europe.

TyC Sports reporter Cesar Luis Merlo reported on Sunday that Barcelona, ​​among other clubs from across Europe, had inquired about his services and that more interest could emerge the longer the contract impasse continues.

Alvarez has made 19 Premier League appearances this season, but with the majority of those coming from the bench, he has amassed just 707 minutes of action in them.

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– Barcelona are preparing to start talks with the midfielder Sergio Busquets, reveals Sport. The 34-year-old midfielder is out of contract in the summer, but manager Xavi Hernandez wants to offer him a deal that will keep him at Camp Nou for another season. If he decides to leave, Real Sociedad Martin Zubimenti is currently the Blaugranahis top target for a successor.

– Manchester United are still interested in signing the Tottenham striker Harry Kane, says Football Insider. Erik ten Hag is said to be prioritizing a move forward when the transfer window opens and the 29-year-old’s contract situation is being closely monitored. Kane will enter the final year of his contract in the summer, having signed a six-year deal in 2018. Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in his signature.

– Paris Saint-Germain and center back Marquinius are on the verge of announcing a new deal, reports Le 10 Sport. The 28-year-old Brazil international has reportedly signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him at the Parc des Princes until the summer of 2027, with his salary moving towards the club’s top five earners. PSG also continue to work on new deals for both Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi.

– Several Premier League sides are set to battle it out for the Arsenal defender’s signature Kieran Tierneywrites Ekrem Konour. Everton, West Ham and Newcastle United are said to be interested in the 25-year-old Scotland international, who is believed to be frustrated at the Emirates after a lack of first-team minutes. He has made just four Premier League starts this season.

– Juventus are working on a new deal for the defender Alex Sandro, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. Despite earlier reports that the 32-year-old was set to leave at the end of his contract in the summer, the latest reports suggest that the Serie A side are keen to sign him on a one-year extension. He has appeared 27 times for Massimiliano Allegri’s side this season.

– Roma striker Tammy Abraham he wants to stay at the club after next summer, he understands Calciomercato. While the 25-year-old has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League, the latest shows the former Chelsea man wants to win trophies with Jose Mourinho’s side and has reportedly made his priorities straight. Abraham has contributed to nine goals from 19 Serie A starts.

– Liverpool are closely monitoring the situation of the Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, says Football Insider. Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to revamp his midfield in the summer and with Chelsea yet to agree a new contract with the 31-year-old star, the Reds are waiting to see if they will be given the chance to make a move to sign him as free transfer. Graham Potter’s side are believed to be holding talks with Kante amid hopes of keeping him at Stamford Bridge for another season.

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