Football transfer rumours: Olise’s preferred move; Balde injury prompts Barca plan

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

Chelsea remain keen on Michael Olise but the French winger would prefer a transfer to Premier League rivals Manchester United. (football.london)

Arsenal have informed Bologna of their intention to sign striker Joshua Zirkzee but not until the summer transfer window. (Corriere dello Sport)

Victor Osimhen has chosen Chelsea as his next club once he leaves Napoli, despite Real Madrid‘s interest as they scout potential alternatives to Kylian Mbappe. (Sacha Tavolieri)

Barcelona could make space for a new midfielder by removing Alejandro Balde from their wage bill for the rest of the season. The young left-back isn’t expected to play again in 2023/24 after suffering a hamstring injury, but the Catalans feel they have enough depth in defence and want more cover in midfield. (Sport)

The Blues could attempt to scupper Newcastle and Arsenal‘s plans by moving for Amadou Onana if they sell Conor Gallagher to Tottenham Hotspur. (Sunday Express)

WILL THE JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW DELIVER?

It is becoming increasingly likely that Luka Modric will leave Real Madrid this summer after being relegated to a bench role. (Relevo)

David de Gea, who has been without a club since leaving Manchester United last summer, is in talks with Saudi Pro League side Al Shadab. The same team are keen to sign Newcastle United‘s Miguel Almiron. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal are preparing a ‘super offer’ for Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma and have moved ahead of Manchester City and Man Utd in the running. (Fichajes)

Ligue 1 strugglers Lyon remain keen on both Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and winger Arnaut Danjuma, currently on loan with Everton. (L’Equipe)

Bruno Guimaraes recently visited Paris with French giants PSG confident of signing the Brazilian midfielder in the summer. (Mirror)

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