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Saturday Transfer Buzz: Sancho’s future, Napoli’s defensive boost, Sevilla’s swift moves and more

In a flurry of Saturday transfer activities, the football world is buzzing with speculations and official confirmations. Here’s a roundup of the latest moves and potential deals:

Jadon Sancho’s Uncertain Future with Dortmund: Manchester United are standing firm on the loan deal to Dortmund for Jadon Sancho with the club reluctant to include a buy option, emphasizing the assessment of the situation in the summer.

The club, along with new owners INEOS, opposes a cheap buy option, citing Sancho’s current market value and now all eyes are on June to determine the England forward’s fate.

Napoli Bolsters Defense with Mazzocchi: Napoli have secured Pasquale Mazzocchi from Salernitana on a €3 million deal, adding depth as a backup for Di Lorenzo in the fullback position. The move aims to strengthen Napoli’s defensive options.

Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolves Seal Kalajdžić Deal: Eintracht Frankfurt have reached a verbal agreement in principle with Wolves for Saša Kalajdžić. The deal, ready and awaiting formalities, involves a loan arrangement set to last until June.

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Inter’s Tactical Moves: Inter confirmed they have signed Canadian international Tajon Buchanan from Club Brugge on a €7 million deal plus add-ons. The player is set to fill in for the injured Juan Cuadrado.

Meanwhile, Sevilla have sent a formal proposal to Chelsea for David Datro Fofana to join immediately. The club actively works on finalizing deals for both Lucien Agoumé and Fofana, with Agoumé set to join on loan with a buy option from Inter.

Pep Guardiola’s Transfer Window Outlook:

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola downplayed the club’s involvement in January signings, stating, “I don’t think anything is happening now in the transfer window.” He leaves room for speculation, adding, “Maybe one, who knows…”

AC Milan Secures Filippo Terracciano: AC Milan have secured a deal to sign Italian talent Filippo Terracciano from Hellas Verona. The agreed-upon fee stands at €4.5 million plus €1 million in add-ons, with verbal agreements in place for both the transfer and personal terms.

Bayern Munich want Eric Dier: Bayern Munich considers Eric Dier as a potential new centre-back, exploring options after initial discussions last summer. Tottenham is open to letting Dier leave upon securing a new centre-back with eyes on Radu Dragusin as a potential replacement for the England defender.

Sevilla nears deal for Stanis Idumbo Muzambo: Sevilla is in advanced talks to sign Belgian midfielder Stanis Idumbo Muzambo from Ajax. The agreement is close to being finalized for a permanent deal, pending some details before the player’s journey to Spain.

Dean Huijsen’s Roman Adventure Begins: AS Roma have welcomed a new face as Dean Huijsen arrives in Rome alongside his agent, Alejandro Santisteban. The Dutch player is set to undergo medical tests as he joins AS Roma on loan until June from Juventus. The move comes with strong backing from José Mourinho, who personally reached out to Huijsen, emphasizing the significance of this acquisition for the club.

Arteta’s Stance on Left-Back Search: Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta has shed light on the team’s left-back pursuit. While expressing openness to explore options in the transfer market, Arteta emphasizes maximizing the potential of existing players. The club will collaborate to assess possibilities and evaluate if any attractive options align with their strategy.

Chalobah’s Bayern Speculations Dispelled: Recent speculations linking Trevoh Chalobah to Bayern Munich have been quashed by reliable sources. As of now, Chalobah is not on Bayern’s radar for the January transfer window. Although Bayern expressed interest in August, the landscape has shifted, with various other clubs now vying for the talented player.

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Tottenham’s Ongoing Talks with Genoa for Dragusin: Tottenham Hotspur continues negotiations with Genoa for Radu Dragusin. The discussions are expected to extend over the weekend, with personal terms already agreed upon. Genoa insists on a substantial €30 million guaranteed fee, and an official bid is anticipated in the near future.



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