In the ever-evolving world of football transfers, today’s headlines feature a potential clandestine deal between Carlo Ancelotti and the Brazilian national team, Khéphren Thuram’s sought-after talents, and Barcelona’s search for Gavi’s replacement.
### Ancelotti’s Alleged Secret Pact with Brazil
In a surprising twist reported by Sport, speculation is rife that Carlo Ancelotti may have already sealed an agreement to become the next head coach of the Brazilian national team. A source within the Brazilian Football Confederation has purportedly claimed that Ancelotti has formally committed in writing to lead the Seleção.
The source confidently asserts that despite conflicting reports circulating in Spain, the deal with Brazil is risk-free and already signed. However, the potential illegality of such an agreement looms large, considering Ancelotti’s existing contract with Real Madrid until June 2024. Theoretically, Ancelotti could only sign with Brazil in January. Meanwhile, Real Madrid is reportedly working diligently to extend his contract.
### Khéphren Thuram’s Market Buzz
Khéphren Thuram, a rising star in the football world, has garnered significant attention from top clubs in Serie A and the Premier League. The Corriere Dello Sport reports that Serie A giants Inter Milan and Juventus, as well as English powerhouse Liverpool, are vying for Thuram’s signature.
Interestingly, discussions might also involve a potential move to Real Madrid. Despite Serie A clubs being on the clock, with talks set to commence in the coming weeks, AS suggests that Oscar Damiani, former Juventus player and Lilian Thuram’s agent, has recommended Khéphren Thuram to Real Madrid’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti. However, Ancelotti appears on the verge of committing to Brazil.
### Barcelona’s Midfield Puzzle
Barcelona, in the quest to fill the void left by Gavi in midfield, is reportedly eyeing a promising candidate. According to Sport, Pablo Torre, currently on loan at Girona, is emerging as the frontrunner. Rumors suggest that Barcelona is contemplating recalling Torre to occupy the vacant midfield spot.
The move could offer an economically advantageous solution, at least in terms of numbers, although immediate imposition as a starter seems unlikely. Players like Fermin Lopez might also get an opportunity to showcase their abilities. Despite Torre’s limited playing time at Girona, his success with the Spanish U21 team, scoring two goals and providing two assists in four matches, has caught the attention of Barcelona observers.
### Bayern Munich Eyes Raphaël Varane
In the ongoing quest for a central defender, Bayern Munich has reportedly set its sights on Manchester United’s Raphaël Varane. Sky Sport Germany suggests that discussions regarding Varane’s potential move to Bayern have taken place within the club. However, the stumbling block could be Varane’s substantial annual salary of €20 million.
As the transfer rumors continue to circulate, football enthusiasts eagerly await official announcements and further developments in the dynamic landscape of player movements and managerial decisions.