Here’s your daily round-up of the latest transfer gossip from World Soccer.


There’s no doubt that Kylian Mbappe is one of the most valuable footballers around at the moment. According to former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder and current club ambassador Youri Djorkaeff, via Goal, the 21-year-old plans on winning the Champions League at PSG before moving on to a ‘big club’.

Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe reacts during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Angers (SCO) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on October 2, 2020.

There was a considerable amount of speculation a week or so ago that Juventus were plotting an ambitious move for Mbappe, but it’s well-known that the forward has a lot of admiration for Real Madrid. If he was to move anywhere next summer, the La Liga giants seem to be the most realistic possibility.


It’s fair to say that Manchester United have struggled defensively at times this season, most notably in their heavy defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did boost his defensive options by signing left-back Alex Telles from Porto, but still lacks options at centre-back.

Dayot Upamecano of Leipzig in action during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and RB Leipzig at BayArena on September 26, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany.

One of the best centre-backs around at the moment is RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano. According to The Sun, The Red Devils missed out signing the 21-year-old because of a row over £200,000 five years ago. Upamecano is now valued at about £55 million and has been linked with a host of massive clubs across Europe.


Mikel Arteta was delighted to bring Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey to Arsenal on Deadline Day a few weeks ago. However, Partey wasn’t the only midfielder The Gunners were chasing throughout this summer’s transfer window.

Lyon’s forward Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal from the penalty-kick during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and AS Monaco at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, south-eastern France, on October 25, 2020.

They were also keen on signing Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, but they weren’t able to get a deal over the line. That being said, according to Tuttosport, The Gunners are still keen on signing the 22-year-old, but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.