The summer mercato has been closed for a while, but many teams at home and abroad are already preparing for their plans during the coming transfer periods. It continues to rain news and rumors. VoetbalNieuws collects the most important of these every day in this Transfer Hour.
Bee Anderlecht they were already very active on the transfer market in the summer. However, that does not mean they will rest on their laurels in January. The priority for the winter mercato would even be known. At the very top of Sports CEO Jesper Fredberg’s wish list would be a left-footed central defender, as a double for Jan Vertonghen.
KV Mechelen would have found his new coach. The names of Bernd Hollerbach and Sven Vandenbroeck were on the final shortlist, but ultimately the choice would have been Besnik Hasi. The ex-Anderlecht coach returns to the Belgian competition after seven years. He would sign Malinwa on Wednesday or Thursday.
The buying frenzy of Chelsea is still not satisfied. The Blues still want a striker and they are said to have their sights set on that Victor Osimhen. They would even be willing to put more than 150 million euros on the table to poach the ex-Charleroi striker from Napoli.
Another old acquaintance from the Jupiler Pro League could also make a top transfer. Wilfred Ndidi was relegated last season with Leicester City from the Premier League, but he has now found his best level there. The former Genk midfielder has thus attracted the attention of Tottenham and FC Barcelona.
Many big names visited Saudi Arabia in the summer, including: Karim Benzema. The former Golden Ball surprisingly attracted Al-Ittihad and he would now have caused a trainer’s dismissal. The club put coach Nuno Espirito Santo on the street and that reportedly happened after a collision with his star player.