Almirón, 29, arrived at Newcastle in 2019 and has gone onto make over 160 appearances for the Premier League club.
He signed a five-and-a-half year deal and so his contract runs out this summer. Would it make more sense for Newcastle to sell him and benefit financially? Or to try and keep the midfielder at the club? Get in touch and let me know.
Newcastle is all anyone is talking about today but this time it is Miguel Almirón at the middle of a new rumour. It is being reported he is heading to Saudi Arabia:
A good piece from the weekend to sink your teeth into:
Joelinton reportedly will not extend his stay with Newcastle:
Chelsea forward Diego Moreira has been recalled to his parent club from his loan to French club Lyon.
He made nine appearances for Lyon since his temporary move following signing for the Blues from Benfica last summer.
Here are some of the reports from the WSL action, defending champions Chelsea remain top of the table after beating Manchester United 3-1:
Here is a round-up of the action in Europe:
“Others may be ahead of me here but, having failed in England since 1961, are Spurs now trying to win the Bundesliga by stealth?” Ian Davis has emailed. “Transfers since the summer (actual and mooted) would seem to suggest so.”
Bayern Munich have invested in former Spurs players. Harry Kane and Eric Dier have moved there and now the Trippier rumour. Maybe Kane just wants his friends to join him in Germany? I joke, of course.
Saturday was far from the first time that Mike Maignan suffered racist abuse inside a Serie A stadium. He had barely joined Milan when he heard supporters targeting him during a match away to Juventus in September 2021. After the match he posted a statement in three different languages on his social media account, questioning whether enough was being done to prevent such incidents from recurring. Read the story below:
A piece on Liverpool:
Who wants a round-up of the day’s biggest rumours? We have got you covered:
“Would you mind explaining how losing players on loan (Trippier, Wilson) could benefit Newcastle?” Peter Howarth has emailed. “Surely losing players on loan doesn’t help the club much financially, or am I missing something?”
I suppose it would depend on the deals but it is believed Newcastle would prefer a permanent move rather than a loan for around £15m. A benefit to loaning players, they may have more time to rest as well as play, Bayern would have more squad rotation whereas Newcastle have been hit with a lot of injuries this season. But it seems Newcastle do want to hold onto their players, so time will tell.
I am bringing you all of the stories from this window but we also have a page full of all the confirmed moves from the top leagues across Europe, for men and women’s football. You can catch up with all of those here:
This is a must-read from Suzanne Wrack:
Some more news from this past weekend’s Premier League action, Nottingham Forest are writing to PGMOL about Ivan Toney’s free kick. “The law is clear – every situation that leads to a goal must be checked,” Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo said. “It’s not even a matter of inches, [Toney moved the ball] almost a yard.”
Brentford won the match 3-2.
Aston Villa have rejected an offer from West Ham to sign Jhon Durán on loan with an option to buy.
David Moyes is looking for a forward this month but funds are limited because of financial fair play and profit and sustainability rules. West Ham have looked at the loan market and asked Villa about a deal for Durán, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea.
Read the full story:
“I think all this Trippier speculation is as mad as Newcastle thinking of dumping Eddie Howe – especially for the likes of the not-so-special-anymore-one,” Dean Kinsella has emailed. “Trippier has been outstanding at Newcastle and Howe is doing a great job, though hampered by a ridiculous injury list and the resulting fatigue of the uninjured players.”
I agree, I can see why Newcastle would want to keep him. Trippier himself seems to want the move but he isn’t going to force it, I could see him staying for now. Maybe a move in the summer?
A loan move for Kalvin Phillips is still in the works but not with Barcelona. The England international is looking to move away from Manchester City after failing to get many minutes. West Ham is still a possibility:
If you want more information on Trippier’s rumoured move to Bayern Munich, have a read of the piece below:
Before we dig into the rumour mill, here are the Premier League talking points in case you missed any action:
Hello and welcome to today’s transfer live. There are still a myriad of rumours in this window but the lead story at the moment is Kieran Trippier’s future at Newcastle.
The England international has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich but it is now thought the Premier League club do not want to sell him.
Another report suggests Bayern will try and tempt Newcastle into selling with an improved offer but the German club reportedly only want a loan deal and not a permanent move.
If there is any update on the move today I will bring you the news. Also if you have any thoughts on the window do get in touch via email or on X – @rendellx. Let’s dive into some more rumours shall we?