Football transfer rumours: Mbappe rejects PSG contract; Arsenal & Tottenham eye Toney

90min rounds up the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world…

Kylian Mbappe has rejected Paris Saint-Germain‘s latest contract offer and still plans to leave the club as a free agent next summer to join Real Madrid. (Marca)

Tottenham Hotspur are locked in negotiations with Nottingham Forest over Welsh forward Brennan Johnson, whose £40m price tag is proving problematic. (Independent)

There is also interest in Johnson from Chelsea, where a number of club officials are known to be huge fans of the 22-year-old. (

Manchester City are preparing a second bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes after a £47m offer was rejected. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are in talks over sending striker Romelu Lukaku on loan to Roma but Barcelona and PSG could make rival bids if the Belgian is available on a temporary deal. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

There are still plans for Manchester United to sign another striker before the transfer window closes and 20-year-old Marcos Leonardo from Santos is high on the wish list. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney, who will be valued at £80m once his ban for gambling is lifted in January. (Times)

Liverpool are interested in bidding for Juventus winger Federico Chiesa and could offer €50m (£43m), but the Italian side are holding out for €60m (£51m). (TuttoJuve)


The deal to send Joao Cancelo on loan from Man City to Barcelona will be finalised imminently and is not expected to include an option for a permanent transfer. (Marca)

Crystal Palace are preparing a move for free agent Eden Hazard as he continues to search for a new club following his departure from Real Madrid. (Football Transfers)

Thomas Tuchel will not sign off on Benjamin Pavard‘s sale to Inter until Bayern Munich have signed a top-level replacement and is prepared to keep the Frenchman for the coming season if no alternative can be found. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

West Ham technical director Tim Steidten has flown to Bulgaria to try and finalise the signing of Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus, who scored a hat-trick in Thursday’s 4-0 Europa League win over Ludogorets. (Sky Sports)

Fulham are interested in signing Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata after letting Aleksandar Mitrovic join Al Hilal. (Mail)

Everton have opened talks with Udinese over a move for Portuguese striker Beto, but may have to meet his £30m release clause to get a deal done. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez will re-join Inter after ending a one-year stay at Olympique Marseille. (Fabrizio Romano)


On this edition of Talking Transfers, part of the 90min podcast network, Scott Saunders is joined by Graeme Bailey to discuss Liverpool signing Wataru Endo, Man Utd’s difficulty selling players and West Ham’s pursuit of Mohammed Kudus – and more!

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