Chelsea prioritise Mudryk over Kvaratskhelia, Atletico open to Felix return: FootballTransfers Recap

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 3 Dec 2023 21:52 GMT
  • 5 min read
Mykhailo Mudryk, Chelsea
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The January transfer window opens in less than one month and clubs across Europe are starting to prepare what business they will conduct.

On a day that saw Joao Felix score - and celebrate - against parent club Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan batter Napoli and Tottenham Hotspur secure a late point versus Manchester City, there was plenty of major transfer news too.

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Below, FootballTransfers runs through the biggest transfer headlines from December 3.

Man Utd Transfer News

Manchester United flop Donny van de Beek will leave the club in January, as per multiple reports.

Spain international Unai Simon has his heart set on staying at Athletic Club for the foreseeable future, according to reports, while he has also rejected moves to Man Utd, Bayern Munich and Saudi Arabia.

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Erik ten Hag has spoken out following his spat with Anthony Martial during the first-half of Newcastle's 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Chelsea Transfer News

Chelsea are not in concrete talks with Napoli star Khvicha Kvarastkhelia and the presence of Mykhailo Mudryk has played a role in the club’s thinking regarding a move for the Georgia international.

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has explained why Chelsea loanee Andrey Santos is likely to head back to his club in the January transfer window.

Arsenal Transfer News

Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly “adamant” on staying at Arsenal, despite his limited involvement over the past year.

Emile Smith Rowe, Arsenal
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Arsenal are hoping to tie down Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu onto fresh contracts in the coming weeks.

Other Transfer News

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has admitted that Joao Felix would be welcomed back to the club if Barcelona don’t sign him on a permanent deal next summer.

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves has shut down links with a January transfer following reported interest from Newcastle United and Arsenal.

Christian Pulisic believes that his AC Milan team-mate Mike Maignan is the best goalkeeper in the world after the Frenchman provided the assist for Pulisic’s fifth goal of the season against Frosinone.

Mike Maignan, AC Milan
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Barcelona star Ronald Araujo has admitted that he doesn’t like playing at right-back, but has insisted that he is willing to perform that role when necessary.

Jack Grealish remains focused on Man City and is still a key member of their squad, as per Fabrizio Romano, despite his limited role since Jeremy Doku's summer arrival.

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Luis Enrique has claimed that Ethan Mbappe is the future of the club.

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