Thursday’s transfer gossip: 14.09.2023

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5Times brings you the latest gossip on football transfers today from around the globe…

  • Ivan Toney, an English striker currently on an eight-month suspension for violating betting regulations, is a target for Chelsea. Although he won’t be able to play until January 17, 2024, the 27-year-old can resume training this weekend. 
  • Manchester United is looking to sell 26-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek to clubs in Turkey and Qatar, but right now it looks as if Van van Beek will certainly remain at Manchester United until January. 
  • Hannibal Mejbri, a 20-year-old midfielder from Turkey who plays for Manchester United, is wanted on loan by Besiktas.
  • After being released by Real Madrid at the age of 32, former Chelsea and Belgium winger Eden Hazard is thinking about retiring. 
  • Former Chelsea and Brighton manager Graham Potter, 48, rejected the position offer of manager at Lyon and Rangers. 
  • 30-year-old French midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract might be terminated if he is found to have violated anti-doping laws, is being replaced by Thomas Partey from Arsenal. 
  • Harry Maguire, a 30-year-old defender for Manchester United and England, was “extremely close” to signing a £30 million contract with West Ham this summer, according to Hammers coach Kevin Nolan. 
  • Manager Erik ten Hag and 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho are having issues, and Manchester United football director John Murtough and chief executive Richard Arnold are working on finding a solution. 
  • After hearing that the Glazer family planned to hold off on selling Manchester United until 2025, British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Qatari financier Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani decided to be patient in their pursuit of the club. 
  • Despite losing three of Newcastle United’s first four games of the season, chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan supports manager Eddie Howe. 
  • Since the Premier League wants to ensure that no regulations will be infringed, the potential purchase of Everton by an American investment group may take a while to complete.

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