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Tuesday Transfer Tales: Branthwaite linked to Madrid, Onana keen on Arsenal move, and more

In one of the biggest transfer headlines making news in the world of football, Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite is on Real Madrid’s radar ahead of a potential summer move.

The 21-year-old has had a stand-out season alongside James Tarkowski at the heart of Everton’s defence and has played himself into the reckoning for Gareth Southgate’s next England squad and earned a new contract that ties him to the club for another three years with the option of another year.

Several Premier League and foreign sides have taken note, Manchester United and Tottenham in particular, but it is the interest of Real that will excite the young Cumbrian.

In other news, Everton Midfielder Amadou Onana is keen on a move with the Belgian international expressing a strong desire to join Arsenal, and talks already underway. Manchester United have also entered negotiations with Onana.

Battle for David: United and Villa Compete for Lille’s Jonathan David; Manchester United and Aston Villa are in a race to secure the signature of 23-year-old Canadian forward Jonathan David from Lille.

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Carvalho’s Championship Loan: Liverpool’s Fabio Set for Hull City Move; Liverpool’s 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder, Fabio Carvalho, is poised to join Championship side Hull City on loan for the remainder of the season.

Henderson’s Uncertain Future: Al-Ettifaq Awaits Offers for England Midfielder; Al-Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia is reluctant to part ways with 33-year-old England midfielder Jordan Henderson, who is yet to receive any formal or informal offers this month.

Phillips Pursuit: Manchester City in Talks with Newcastle Over Kalvin Phillips; Ongoing talks between Manchester City and Newcastle involve the potential signing of 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Bergwijn on West Ham’s Radar: Former Tottenham Forward Linked with Ajax; West Ham is exploring the possibility of signing 26-year-old forward Steven Bergwijn, formerly of Tottenham and currently playing for Ajax.

Wolves Eye PSG’s Ekitike: French Forward Attracts Interest; Wolves are expressing interest in the 21-year-old French forward, Hugo Ekitike, currently with Paris St-Germain.

PSV Eyes Pellistri: Interest in Manchester United’s Facundo Pellistri; PSV Eindhoven has shown interest in acquiring the services of 22-year-old Uruguay forward Facundo Pellistri from Manchester United.

Brighton’s Defensive Move: Triggering Release Clause for Valentin Barco; Brighton is set to trigger a €10m release clause (£8.59m) to secure the signing of 19-year-old Argentine left-back Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors.

Bayern Munich Joins Race for Dragusin: Pursuit of Genoa’s Romanian Defender; Bayern Munich has entered the competition with Tottenham to sign 21-year-old Romanian defender Radu Dragusin from Genoa.

AC Milan’s Interest in Ngonge: Belgian Forward Linked with Move; AC Milan expresses interest in 23-year-old Belgian forward Cyril Ngonge from Hellas Verona, a player also linked with Aston Villa.

Mukiele’s Bayern Aspirations: Right-Back Targeted for Key Position; Nordi Mukiele is keen on joining Bayern Munich, pending Paris Saint-Germain’s decision on loan negotiations with a buy clause.

Schär Extends Newcastle Stay: Defender Commits Until June 2025; Fabian Schär has signed a contract extension at Newcastle, committing to the club until June 2025.

Moriba Joins Getafe on Loan: Former Barça Midfielder’s Move Confirmed; Former Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba officially joins Getafe on a loan deal from RB Leipzig, with Getafe covering his salary.

Watzke’s Farewell: Borussia Dortmund CEO to Step Down in 2025; An era concludes at Borussia Dortmund as CEO Hans Joachim Watzke decides not to sign a new deal, set to step down in 2025.

Carvalho’s Hull Move Confirmed: Liverpool Gives Green Light for Loan; Liverpool’s Fabio Carvalho is set to undergo medical tests at Hull City, with the loan deal finalized until June, excluding an option to buy.

Jean Onana Joins OM: Loan Deal Secured with Buy Option from Besiktas; Jean Onana’s move to OM is confirmed as he joins a loan deal with a buy option clause from Besiktas.

Juventus Secures Djaló: Agreement with Lille for January Move; Juventus and Lille agree on a €3.5m fee for Tiago Djaló to join the club in January, pending the player’s decision between Juventus and Inter.

Djaló’s Decision Looms: Juventus Closing In on Portuguese Defender; Juventus inches closer to a deal with Tiago Djaló, offering a four-and-a-half-year contract valid until 2028, awaiting final details from the player’s side.

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Monza’s Loan Request: AC Milan’s Bartesaghi and Jiménez in Spotlight; Monza seeks AC Milan’s Davide Bartesaghi on loan until June, while AC Milan is pleased with Álex Jiménez’s performances, considering the buy option clause.

Huijsen’s Juventus Extension: Deal Sealed Until June 2028; Dean Huijsen has signed a new deal at Juventus, extending his contract until June 2028. After an excellent debut at AS Roma, he will return to Juventus in June with one more year on his contract.



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