Tuesday’s transfer gossip: Weghorst, Fernandez, Felix, Thuram, Trossard, Busquets

Wout Weghorst

Burnley’s Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst, 30, who is on loan at Besiktashas offered to pay a compensation fee to the Turkish club out of his own pocket to force through another move Manchester United, and could seal the switch by Tuesday. (Gokhan Dinc via Express)external link

Benfica says boss Roger Schmidt Chelsea’s the pursuit of Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who has a release clause of around £106m, is “closed”. (Mirror)external link

Atletico Madrid want to extend Portugal striker Joao Felix’s contract by one year until 2027 before the 23-year-old takes over Chelsea on loan for the season. (Marca – in Spanish)external link

Chelsea has increased interest in Borussia Monchengladbach The 25-year-old France striker Marcus Thuram, whose contract expires in the summer, and the Blues are also considering a move for PSV Eindhoven and England U21 striker Noni Madueke, 20. (Times – subscription required)external link

Brighton has declined a verbal offer from Tottenham for Belgium striker Leandro Trossard and the Seagulls have no intention of selling the 28-year-old in January. (Football Insider)external link

West Ham United has renewed interest in Seville striker Youssef En-Nesyri and hope to sign the 25-year-old Moroccan international on loan for the rest of the season. (Times – subscription required)external link

Leeds United are in advanced talks to sign French striker Georginio Rutter, 20, in a move worth up to a club-record £35.3m from German club Hoffenheim. (Sky Sports, via Sky in Germany)external link

Leeds United will allow England striker Joe Gelhardt to go out on loan in January, as the 20-year-old has been told he is not in manager Jesse March’s plans for the rest of the season. (Football Insider)external link

Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Danilo for £18m plus add-ons from Palmeiras. (Mail) external link

Saudi Arabian Club Al Nasr want to sign the 34-year-old Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, whose contract with Barcelona runs out in the summer. (ESPN)external link

Arsenal have appointed former England Futsal player Hussein Isa, nicknamed ‘Tekkers Guru’, as technical coach. The 34-year-old Spaniard, who has worked on TV commercials as a Lionel Messi double, will begin his role before the 2023-24 season. (Athletic) external link

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