Transfer summary: Trippier is open to Bayern move, Al-Ettifaq wants Doucouré | Transfer window

Bayern Munich have confirmed their interest in Kieran Trippier, with the Newcastle defender apparently keen on a move.

Since Thomas Tuchel, the Bayern coach, is a die-hard fan and Newcastle is constrained by profit and sustainability rules, Trippier’s departure to join Harry Kane in Bayern is entirely possible.

Negotiations are on a permanent deal rather than a loan deal, although Bayern are also considering simultaneous interest in PSG’s 26-year-old Nordi Mukiele, also a full-back. PSG is currently not reacting to Bayern’s actions.

Trippier, 33, joined Newcastle two years ago this month as one of the first – and most important – signings of the Saudi-funded restart and has become a hugely popular player who is also captain of Eddie Howe’s team. However, this season has seen a significant decline in the former Manchester City, Burnley, Tottenham and Atlético Madrid defender’s high standards.

Meanwhile, Everton must fend off an approach from Al-Ettifaq, reduced to a midfielder following the departure of Jordan Henderson, and Abdoulaye Doucouré’s representatives are being approached by the Saudi Arabian club. Doucouré, who plays the attacking midfielder role, has been a key player for Sean Dyche’s team but the financial reality could be changing.

Elsewhere, Brighton have confirmed the signing of Valentín Barco from Boca Juniors on a four-and-a-half year deal until June 2028. The 19-year-old arrives after 35 appearances in the Boca first team.

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David Weir, the club’s technical director, said of the Argentine: “We have known Valentin for a long time and have been impressed by the progress he has made at national and international level.

“We are delighted to welcome him to the club and look forward to seeing how he progresses and develops under Roberto (De Zerbi). He played predominantly on the left side, as a full-back, full-back or winger, but also showed his versatility at Boca by playing throughout the midfield.”

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