Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal step up Caicedo bid; Chelsea eye Nunes, Onana latest; Porro to Tottenham close


Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all fighting over major deals with the end of the January transfer window now in sight. With the deadline looming fast, Arsenal are looking for midfield additions and are eyeing a big-money swoop to beat Chelsea to the signing of Brighton’s Moises Caicedo. The Gunners are also favourites for Declan Rice and have been linked with ambitious moves for both Eduardo Camavinga and Rafael Leao.

Chelsea could also rival Arsenal for Amadou Onana, though interest in Everton team-mate Anthony Gordon has waned. The Blues are also ready to battle Liverpool for Wolves star Matheus Nunes, while they are revisiting their interest in Benfica’s World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez as well as pushing to sign Lyon right-back Malo Gusto.

Spurs are also kicking into gear at last, closing in on the signing of Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon after hijacking Everton’s move for Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma. Manchester United want Harry Kane and Liverpool are not giving up on Jude Bellingham. Follow all the latest January transfer news, rumours and gossip live below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Arsenal eye £75m Caicedo swoop

  • Chelsea to fight Liverpool for Nunes

  • Tottenham ‘really close’ to Porro deal

  • Chelsea step up Onana interest

  • Gusto has heart set on Stamford Bridge

Valladolid waiting on first Arsenal bid for Fresneda

15:12 , Alex Young

Real Valladolid are yet to receive a bid for Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund target Ivan Fresneda, the club have confirmed.

Reports in Spain claim BVB are closing in on the deal, but it situation now appears wide open.

“(Fresneda) has aroused the interest of many teams, but we have not received an official offer,” Real Valladolid sporting director Fran Sanchez told Diario AS.

“It is true that several clubs have contacted us and that interest of many clubs is real, but there is no official offer.

“We are not desperately trying to sell the player.”

Read more here: Real Valladolid yet to receive offer for Arsenal target Ivan Fresneda

Lyon tracking Spence

14:43 , Alex Young

Talking of Lyon and right-backs, Djed Spence is a loan target for the Ligue 1 side.

L’Equipe report that Lyon are interested in taking the defender for the rest of the season after Tottenham made the player available.


Chelsea told Gusto is staying put

14:22 , Alex Young

Chelsea have been told by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas of all people that Malo Gusto is STAYING at the club this season.

Lyon, we understand, are happy to sell the defender but only if he remains on loan until the summer.

Ball is in your court, Chelsea: accept those terms or move on to other targets.

Record spending once again

14:00 , Alex Young

The Premier League's dominance of the international transfer market has been highlighted again in a new FIFA report.

The world governing body's Global Transfer Report for 2022 found English clubs spent just under 2.2 billion US dollars (£1.78bn) on international deals in the January and summer windows last year, with Italian clubs a distant second with 673.3m US dollars (£543.6m) spent.

England's total spending accounted for just over a third of the global total for international deals, which FIFA put at 6.5bn US dollars (£5.25bn). This was an increase of 33.5 per cent compared to 2021 but still lower than the record mark of 7.35bn US dollars (£5.93bn) set in 2019.

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Danjuma shirt number revealed

13:50 , Alex Young

Talking of Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma has been handed the no16 shirt after putting pen to paper on a six-month loan deal.

Surprise deadline day signings at Spurs and Arsenal

13:39 , Alex Young

Deadline day could be very busy in north London, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Both teams are working on deals for Pedro Porro and Ivan Fresneda, respectively, but are actively searching the market for further new signings before Tuesday’s deadline.

Romano said on his YouTube channel: “Tottenham and Arsenal could be part of a deadline surprise.

"Tottenham are not done yet on the market. It doesn't mean they are 100 per cent signing a new player after [Arnaut] Danjuma and Porro, but they are still exploring the market, looking at opportunties and options.

"The situation is open around Tottenham and deadline day surprises are also for them and at Arsenal. Let's see what happens with Fresneda .. Arsenal are exploring midfield options, with Edu keeping an eye to find the right opportunity.

"Chelsea are also busy on many things."

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Duncan Ferguson appointed by Forest Green Rovers

13:31 , Alex Young

Duncan Ferguson has been announced at the new manager of Forest Green Rovers!

A surprise appointment, especially considering he's usually the man to step into the Everton dugout on an interim basis every 12-18 months after a manager is sacked.

But not this time! It's the first permanent gig for Big Dunc.

Onana does not want to join Chelsea

13:15 , Alex Young

Chelsea have been dealt a blow after Everton midfielder Amadou Onana rejected the club’s initial approach for his services, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The Blues have spent over £420million across two transfer windows and want to sign a midfielder before the January deadline on Tuesday.

Chelsea are interested in Moises Caicedo, but have been put off by Brighton’s reluctance to sell. They have not completely given up hope of landing the Ecuador international, but are looking at other possible options too.

One of those identified is Onana, however Chelsea have now had an initial approach turned down by the player. They could yet return and try to persuade him after further talks, but Everton are reluctant to sell anyway.

Read more here: Chelsea REJECTED by Onana with Nunes among Caicedo alternatives

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Porro to Spurs delayed

13:11 , Alex Young

Tottenham have agreed to let Pedro Porro play the League Cup final for Sporting against Porto on Saturday.

According to reports, Sporting insisted on one final hurrah for the right-back before his £39million move to Spurs.

Spurs have agreed to pay the asking price in four installments across two and a half years, rather than all up front.

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Saint-Maximin wants to leave Newcastle

12:54 , Alex Young

Allan Saint-Maximin wants to leave Newcastle United and has instructed his agents to offer him to AC Milan.

That's according to reports in Italy, which add that Milan are interested in the forward but their priority is Nicolo Zaniolo.

Saint-Maximin is a player who was pursued in the past by the Rossoneri but remains out of their reach financially.

Should Zaniolo join Bournemouth, then Milan could revisit a deal for ASM.

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Gordon misses training yet again

12:46 , Alex Young

Anthony Gordon HAS missed Everton training again today.

A third day on the trot, according to Sky Sports, as he pushes to join Newcastle.

I wonder what Newcastle manager Eddie Howe thinks of this and his search for "the right characters"?

Howe said last summer: “It’s all about the person – and them committing to the club and team, It’s a feel you get from speaking to them and the agent. You’ll sense the commitment from the player very early. If you’re going to sign a player, they have to be committed to your club."

PSV want Gil on loan

12:30 , Alex Young

Tottenham are ready to let Bryan Gil again leave on loan following the arrival of Arnaut Danjuma.

PSV Eindhoven are one of the clubs interested in a short-term deal until the end of the season, according to the Daily Express, and could confirm their interest before the window closes next week.

Clubs in Spain are also interested.

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Gordon hands in transfer request

12:11 , Alex Young

Anthony Gordon has handed in a transfer request as Newcastle launch a January bid.

The Magpies failed with a summer move for the English forward but are now confident an agreement can be reached.

Gordon has skipped the last two Everton training sessions to force through a move but is expected back today.

Chelsea and Tottenham have previously been interested but are now no longer.

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Chelsea cool interest in Caicedo as Arsenal take lead

11:57 , Alex Young

Arsenal face a fight to sign Moises Caicedo before the January transfer window closes next Tuesday, with Brighton determined to hold onto the player.

The Gunners want to bring in a new midfielder before the deadline due to concerns around the fitness of Mohamed Elneny, who has been out since the middle of the month with a knee injury.

It is unclear when Elneny will return and Arsenal are interested in signing Caicedo as competition for Thomas Partey as they bid to maintain their Premier League title charge.

Brighton, however, are determined to keep hold of Caicedo this month and are under no financial pressure to sell after banking £26million by sending Leandro Trossard to Arsenal last week.

Read more here: Chelsea cool interest in Caicedo as Arsenal prepare for Brighton fight

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Bournemouth see Zaniolo bid accepted

11:45 , Alex Young

Bournemouth have had a £26million bid for Nicolo Zaniolo accepted by Roma.

AC Milan have already discussed personal terms with the player this week but are yet to meet Roma's asking price.

Zaniolo is now free to discuss a contract with Bournemouth or hold out for Milan in the final days of the transfer window.

Tottenham have previously shown interest in the player.

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Spurs confident of landing Porro

11:20 , Alex Young

Tottenham are finally closing in on the signing of their top January target Pedro Porro after being frustrated in negotiations for the Sporting full-back.

Talks for Porro have dragged on for most of the month, with the clubs set to resume negotiations on Thursday.

Having had at least one bid rejected, Spurs have indicated a willingness to meet Porro's €45million (£39m) release clause and believe Sporting are now dragging out negotiations. The structure of payments is still thought to be on the table, however.

The Portuguese side face rivals Porto in the Portuguese League Cup final on Saturday which may be a factor in their determination not to lose Porro before the weekend.

Read more here: Tottenham confident of signing Porro as final Sporting talks planned

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Chelsea get £30m reminder

11:01 , Alex Young

Chelsea youngsters Andrey Santos and Gabriel Slonina provided another timely reminder of their respective capabilities on international duty on Wednesday.

Seen as a potential star of the future, Santos has yet to make his senior debut for Chelsea, though continues to offer significant glimpses of that talent and promise by lighting up the 2023 South American Under-20 Championship in Colombia.

While Santos continues to thrive for Brazil at youth level, Blues team-mate Slonina was busy making history in senior international football.

Read more here: Santos and Slonina offer Chelsea timely reminder with international exploits


Spurs reject Brentford’s Spence bid

10:46 , Alex Young

Tottenham have rejected Brentford’s loan bid Djed Spence as the offer included a purchase obligation in the deal.

With Pedro Porro expected to join from Sporting before the end of the transfer window, Spurs have given the green light for Spence to leave the club on loan until the end of the season but they will insist that any deal does not include an option or obligation to buy the England U-21 international.

Southampton, Leicester and Ligue 1 side Lyon are also interested in Spence, who has been restricted to just four substitute appearances in the Premier League since joining Spurs from Middlesbrough in the summer, totalling less than 10 minutes.

Read more here: Tottenham reject Brentford bid for Spence as Premier League rivals circle

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Gordon returns to Everton training

10:31 , Alex Young

Anthony Gordon did the classic transfer window trick of not turning up to training earlier this week amid interest from Chelsea and Newcastle.

Chelsea are now less keen on the Everton man, though Newcastle remain confident they can sign him before the transfer window closes.

A deal would likely cost around £40million and, in the meantime, Gordon is expected back at training on Thursday.


Havertz ponders Chelsea exit

10:17 , Alex Young

Kai Havertz's future at Chelsea is in doubt, according to Sky Germany.

A January exit is unlikely but a summer move is possible, with discussions between player and club expected by June before the end of the season.

Havertz is desperate to play in the Champions League and a the Blues' failure to qualify could decide his fate.

Should Chelsea put the forward up for sale, he would be available for around £65million.

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Spurs to sign Porro ‘in hours'

10:06 , Alex Young

Tottenham could sign Pedro Porro “within hours”, according to reports.

Relevo report that discussions with Sporting has entered its final phase and there is confidence across all parties that a deal worth £39.5million.

Porro has already agreed terms on a contract until 2028.

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Bielsa or Dyche for Everton

09:45 , Alex Young

Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche are the leading candidates to become Everton’s new manager.

Sky Sports report that both have had meetings with the Everton board and impressed.

Further talks will take place today, the report states, ahead of a final decision and an appointment on Friday.

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ICYMI: Fulham to sign Cedric - but there’s a catch

09:36 , Alex Young

Fulham are expected to complete the loan signing of Arsenal defender Cedric Soares this week, writes Simon Collings, but there is a catch.

The Cottagers have made a new right-back a priority this month and talks over the 31-year-old, who is now expected to join on a six-month deal with no option to make it a permanent move.

However, Fulham have already filled their allowed quota of two loans from Premier League clubs and will first need to send either Shane Duffy back to Brighton or Dan James back to Leeds. An alternative solution would be to sign one permanently.

Read more here: Fulham set to sign Cedric on loan from Arsenal - but there’s a catch

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Valldolid waiting on first Arsenal bid for Fresneda

09:19 , Alex Young

Real Valladolid are yet to receive a bid for Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund target Ivan Fresneda, the club have confirmed.

Reports in Spain claim BVB are closing in on the deal, but it situation now appears wide open.

“(Fresneda) has aroused the interest of many teams, but we have not received an official offer,” Real Valladolid sporting director Fran Sanchez told Diario AS.

“It is true that several clubs have contacted us and that interest of many clubs is real, but there is no official offer.

“We are not desperately trying to sell the player.”

Read more here: Real Valladolid yet to receive offer for Arsenal target Ivan Fresneda

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Chelsea youngsters to sign new contracts

09:06 , Alex Young

Chelsea are confident of renewing the contracts of both Charlie Webster and Malik Mothersille as they look to stave off fears of a youth exodus amid high spending in the first-team squad.

The two Under-21 stars in Mark Robinson’s table-topping Premier League 2 team had been fielding offers away from west London ahead of their current deals expiring in the summer.

Webster, 18, had significant interest from European clubs including Borussia Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven but is now set to remain at Chelsea.

The Blues made good financial packages available to the two youngsters but both needed convincing after the men’s team spent a world record £450million on senior players.

Read more here: Chelsea duo to sign new deals amid fears of youth exodus

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Spurs discussing final Porro details

08:49 , Alex Young

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Pedro Porro but could allow the right-back to play one final game for Sporting.

The Portuguese giants have the League Cup final on Saturday, which Porro could play in has his Lions farewell.

O Jogo claim the clubs are confident a full agreement with only "payment methods, commissions and third-party shares" left to discuss.

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Benfica issue Enzo Fernandez update

08:25 , Alex Young

Benfica manager Roger Schmidt believes Enzo Fernandez will not join Chelsea this month.

The Blues have revived their interest in their top target, who has a £106million release clause, after failing earlier in the summer.

But Schmidt expects Chelsea's new pursuit to also prove unsuccessful.

Asked if he expects Fernandez to be a Benfica player after the transfer window, the Benfica manager told reporters: "Yes, of course.

"When you see Enzo playing for Benfica you can tell he's in shape and happy. He's not thinking about anything else.

"I'm not expecting to lose any of our regular starters. I see the players concentrated and I hope this continues."

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Malo Gusto wants Chelsea move

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Chelsea’s next signing could come in the form of Malo Gusto from Lyon.

The Blues have made their move for the teenage Brazilian as they seek more cover and competition for the oft-injured Reece James at right-back.

According to French publication L’Equipe, Chelsea made an initial €20m bid for Gusto, around €10m less than Lyon hope to bank as negotiations continue. A potential loan back to Ligue 1 this season has been dismissed.

For his part, the 19-year-old is said to heavily favour a switch to Stamford Bridge after already agreeing a six-and-a-half-year deal and “cannot imagine” it falling through.

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Tottenham can sign Danjuma for £26.4m in summer

07:55 , George Flood

More details have now emerged on Tottenham’s deal for Arnaut Danjuma.

The former Bournemouth winger looked to be heading to Everton until Spurs dramatically swooped at the 11th hour to pull off their own deal yesterday.

Danjuma has signed on an initial loan deal until June that includes the option - not an obligation - for a permanent summer transfer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, that option is worth €30m (£26.4m) plus add-ons. Again, he reiterates the clause is not mandatory.

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Chelsea step up Onana interest

07:37 , George Flood

Chelsea and Arsenal could go head to head yet again in this transfer window for Amadou Onana.

Both clubs have been linked with the Belgium international in recent days as both Graham Potter and Mikel Arteta plot midfield additions.

After the battle for Mykhailo Mudryk and another potential fight looming over Moises Caicedo, who will win this particular scrap between the London rivals?

According to The Times, Chelsea are stepping up their interest in Onana, who only joined struggling Everton from Lille for £33m in the summer.

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Tottenham ‘really close’ to Pedro Porro deal

07:33 , George Flood

Tottenham’s January transfer business finally looks to be clicking into gear with just five days remaining until the deadline.

Yesterday, Spurs completed their hijack of Everton’s move for Arnaut Danjuma, signing the Dutch winger from Villarreal on a loan basis until the end of the season that includes the option for a permanent summer deal.

Now they look to be finally on the brink of welcoming long-term target Pedro Porro.

Per transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, a deal is now “really close” - with a fresh round of talks planned between Tottenham and Sporting Lisbon for today.

Apparently all parties are confident the transfer could be wrapped up in the next day or two.


Chelsea to fight Liverpool for Matheus Nunes

07:28 , George Flood

Chelsea appear to have locked onto another midfield target in Matheus Nunes.

The Portuguese has impressed since swapping Sporting Lisbon for Wolves in a £38m transfer back in August.

Liverpool were believed to be hot on the trail of Nunes, who could already be on the move from Molineux.

However, the Daily Telegraph now claim that Chelsea are prepared to fight Liverpool for the 24-year-old.

The Blues are looking for a major revamp of their midfield in the summer, with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both out of contract.


Arsenal eye £75m Caicedo swoop

07:23 , George Flood

Arsenal are looking to hijack Chelsea’s pursuit of Moises Caicedo.

The Blues - along with Liverpool - have long held an interest in the Ecuador international, who continues to go from strength to strength with high-flying Brighton.

Chelsea had been considered the most likely destination for Caicedo, with one £55m bid already rejected.

However, Arsenal are in the market for a new midfielder after the additions of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior, with Mikel Arteta admitting yesterday that more cover is needed with Mohamed Elneny injured.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are also showing real interest in Caicedo, with Brighton demanding £75m.

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Sambi staying put

Wednesday 25 January 2023 22:41 , Marc Mayo

Mikel Arteta has turned down Monaco’s approach to sign Albert Sambi Lokonga on loan.

Arsenal are hoping to add a new midfielder this month, following Mohamed Elneny’s injury, meaning the Belgian will be staying put.

Amadou Onana, Weston McKennie and Moises Caicedo have all been linked with the Gunners.

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Arsenal agree Kiwior sell-on clause

Wednesday 25 January 2023 22:22 , Marc Mayo

Spezia technical director has confirmed the club agreed a sell-on clause with Arsenal as part of the deal for Jakub Kiwior.

Eduardo Macia said: “For Kiwior we have a percentage for a future sale, but it is confidential.

“I was lucky enough to work for eight years in the Premier League. Arsenal are among the top 10 teams in the world, in terms of management.”

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Bryan Gil future in doubt

Wednesday 25 January 2023 21:59 , Marc Mayo

Arnaut Danjuma’s move to Tottenham could lead to Bryan Gil leaving once again.

Sevilla are keen on a deal for the Spanish winger, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 21-year-old left the Andalusian club in 2021 to join Spurs for £21m.

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Thuram makes January decision

Wednesday 25 January 2023 21:35 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United and Chelsea will not sign Marcus Thuram this month.

That is because the French forward has opted to stick out the season with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Thuram will therefore leave in the summer as a free agent, Foot Mercato report.

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McKennie nears Premier League switch

Wednesday 25 January 2023 21:00 , Marc Mayo

Juventus are ready to cash in on Arsenal target Weston McKennie.

Leeds have joined the Gunners in being linked with the midfielder, who has reportedly caught the eye of Fulham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa.

McKennie is said to prefer an elite club and an initial fee of £17m, rising to £26m in add-ons, is said by Corriere dello Sport to be Juve’s preference.


Chelsea must up Gusto bid

Wednesday 25 January 2023 20:30 , Marc Mayo

Reports in France suggest Chelsea are way off in their transfer offer for Malo Gusto.

A £17m approach was first made by the Blues for the Lyon defender, so say L’Equipe.

A figure closer to £35m is being demanded by the Ligue 1 side, who also want to keep Gusto until the summer.

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Raphinha faces fight for future

Wednesday 25 January 2023 20:03 , Marc Mayo

Raphinha could be put up for sale in the summer if his form fails to improve.

Arsenal were linked with the Barcelona winger earlier in the January window but both the player and his club warned off a deal.

However, Sport detail talks between his agent, ex-Chelsea star Deco, and the Blaugrana in a bid to improve his performances.

Should he continue to struggle, Barcelona are confident they can recoup his £55m transfer fee.

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Chelsea ponder Ziyech future

Wednesday 25 January 2023 19:32 , Marc Mayo

Everton are ready to pay £25m for Hakim Ziyech.

The Chelsea winger is wanted by Roma and Newcastle but Sky Sports detail the Toffees plans to sign Ziyech.

The situation between the club and Anthony Gordon is heightening their desire for a new winger.

Standard Sport reported earlier today of Chelsea’s reluctance to send Ziyech to Newcastle in particular.

Read the full story!

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Spurs consider Meret

Wednesday 25 January 2023 19:26 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham face a battle to convince Alex Meret to join the club.

The Napoli goalkeeper is a target in Spurs’ plans to replace Hugo Lloris in the summer.

La Repubblica report on the Italian’s plans to stay at Napoli for now, with a contract to 2028.

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Arsenal learn Caicedo fee

Wednesday 25 January 2023 18:55 , Marc Mayo

Brighton will demand £75m to sell Moises Caicedo to Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta today spoke of his desire for a new midfielder with Mohamed Elneny out injured.

The Telegraph report on the heavy fee required to land Caicedo, who is still being watched by Chelsea.

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Tottenham in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Porro

Wednesday 25 January 2023 18:31 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham’s talks with Pedro Porro have advanced “considerably”.

A deal to bring the full-back to north London for £39m is very much in the offing, although no agreement has been fully reached.

Journalist Bruno Andrade reports on Spurs being hastened towards signing Porro due to their fear of Real Madrid signing him in the summer.

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Chelsea and Liverpool to duel for Wolves star

Wednesday 25 January 2023 18:11 , Marc Mayo

Matheus Nunes will be on Chelsea and Liverpool’s summer shortlist.

That is according to the Telegraph, who claim only a £44m fee will be required to sign the Wolves midfielder after he cost £38m in the summer.

Doesn’t seem like much of a profit...

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Latest on Arsenal’s Fresneda chase

Wednesday 25 January 2023 17:53 , Marc Mayo

Ivan Fresneda missed training today for Valladolid due to an injury issue.

Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund continue to tussle over the right-back, 18, with talks continuing over his future.

However, his club have claimed NO transfer offers have landed at their desk.

Read the full story!

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Chelsea competition for Fernandez

Wednesday 25 January 2023 17:30 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona will compete with Chelsea for Enzo Fernandez.

Mundo Deportivo report on Xavi wanting a new midfielder for Sergio Busquets’ upcoming departure in the summer.

But Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi, also wanted by Arsenal, is Barcelona’s top target.

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Spence to leave Spurs if Porro signs

Wednesday 25 January 2023 17:06 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham will loan out Djed Spence if they can seal a deal for Pedro Porro.

The north London club are today in talks to try and sign Porro in a deal worth around £32m.

Should they be successful, the Mail claim young defender Spence will head out on loan to earn first-team experience in the Premier League.

Brentford, Leicester, Southampton and Lyon (who are negotiating with Chelsea over Malo Gusto) are all reportedly keen.

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Lyon eye Lamptey in Chelsea boost

Wednesday 25 January 2023 16:46 , Marc Mayo

A former Chelsea player could help the Blues get their deal for Malo Gusto over the line.

The Lyon defender is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge with personal terms already agreed as the clubs thrash out a transfer fee.

Chelsea want to sign Gusto now but Lyon would prefer a summer sale for £35m.

Fabrizio Romano reports on the French club taking a look at Brighton’s Cobham academy graduate Tariq Lamptey as a potential replacement.

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Why Arsenal target Onana skipped Everton training

Wednesday 25 January 2023 16:24 , Marc Mayo

There was much excitement among Arsenal fans yesterday when Amadou Onana missed Everton training.

Standard Sport understands the Gunners are keen on the Belgian as an alternative midfield target to Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.

However, far from pushing for a move away from relegation-threatened Everton this month, he was in fact attending a wedding in a pre-agreed absence.

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Arsenal want Chiesa

Wednesday 25 January 2023 16:10 , Marc Mayo

Federico Chiesa has emerged as Arsenal’s top target to take their attack to the next level.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato say the Juventus winger is high on the Gunners’ agenda even though they have already signed Leandro Trossard this month.

Real Madrid are also monitoring Chiesa and Liverpool have previously been linked.

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Enzo Fernandez: Benfica confident on keeping Chelsea target

Wednesday 25 January 2023 15:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are eager to sign Enzo Fernandez this month, though have run into problems with Benfica.

Indeed, the Lisbon giants have often stressed the Argentina star is simply going nowhere unless his £106m release clause is paid in full.

To no one’s surprise, that message has not changed.

A first look at Arnaut Danjuma at Tottenham

Wednesday 25 January 2023 15:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Look away, Everton fans!

Arsenal working on midfielder signing before January window shuts, Mikel Arteta confirms

Wednesday 25 January 2023 14:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta would like to add a midfielder to his squad before the January transfer window closes next week.

There are “concerns” around the fitness of midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who has been out since the middle of this month with a knee injury.

Arteta has not confirmed when Elneny could be back playing as he is still being assessed, but he is out of Friday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Manchester City.

Read the full story here!

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Tottenham confirm Arnaut Danjuma loan signing in first transfer of January window

Wednesday 25 January 2023 14:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Arnaut Danjuma on loan until the end of the season.

Danjuma had agreed to join crisis club Everton, but Spurs hijacked that deal for the Villarreal forward, who will boost Antonio Conte’s attacking options. The deal includes an option for Spurs to buy the 25-year-old in the summer.

The Netherlands international, who was not selected for the World Cup in Qatar, underwent a medical yesterday and will replace Lucas Moura in Conte’s squad.

Read the full story here!

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Brentford and Leicester keen on Djed Spence

Wednesday 25 January 2023 14:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Djed Spence has barely had much of a look-in at Tottenham this season and could now be on the move.

Spurs are pushing to sign Pedro Porro during what remains of this month’s transfer window, forcing Spence further down the pecking order.

As a result, the former Nottingham Forest defender may be allowed to leave with Brentford and Leicester said to be keen.

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Danjuma completes medical at Tottenham

Wednesday 25 January 2023 14:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fabrizio Romano has given it the here we go treatment!

Could Lucas Moura and Bryan Gil leave Tottenham?

Wednesday 25 January 2023 13:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

With Arnaunt Danjuma heading to Tottenham, what could that mean for some of Antonio Conte’s other attacking options?

In the immediate term, Danjuma’s signing could pave the way for Lucas Moura to leave this month or Bryan Gil to return to Spain.

Perhaps the biggest question, however, is whether Danjuma is truly an Antonio Conte signing or a piece of opportunistic club business. The Spurs boss has already demonstrated that buying players for him is risky, with Djed Spence, labelled a “club signing” by Conte, still waiting for his first start since a £15million summer move.

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Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal still want new signings

Wednesday 25 January 2023 13:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal have already signed two players this month but it seems they remain in the hunt for more signings.

Indeed, Mikel Arteta has confirmed the Gunners will still move for targets should the right deal present itself.

Where next for Frank Lampard? Sacked Everton boss faces big career decision

Wednesday 25 January 2023 13:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Frank Lampard became the latest fall-guy for Everton owner Farhad Moshiri when he was sacked on Monday night, but few Toffees fans hold the former Chelsea and England midfielder responsible for their precarious position or the civil war engulfing the club.

Lampard was, in fact, well-regarded for steering Everton clear of relegation last season and speaking openly to supporters about the club’s many shortcomings.

Read the full story here!


Brighton bid for Moises Caicedo replacement Amadou Haidara rejected as Chelsea and Arsenal circle

Wednesday 25 January 2023 13:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brighton have had an offer rejected for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, in a pursuit which could free up Moises Caicedo to move to Chelsea, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Leipzig do not want to sell Haidara this month because of the difficulty of finding a replacement.

Manchester United and Liverpool have previously shown an interest in the 24-year-old Mali international, who has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave in the summer for a Champions League club.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have had several approaches turned down for Caicedo, 21, who is deemed not for sale by Brighton.

Read the full story here!

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Arsenal make Chiesa top target

Wednesday 25 January 2023 12:46 , Alex Young

Arsenal have made Juventus star Federico Chiesa their No. 1 transfer target, according to reports in Italy.

Juve need to cash funds and the Euro 2020 hero is reportedly up for sale and Mikel Arteta said to be a huge fan.

Calciomercatoweb claim Chiesa could be available for as little as €20million (£17.6m).

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Brighton see Haidara bid rejected

Wednesday 25 January 2023 12:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

A potential replacement for Moises Caicedo?

According to the Independent, Brighton have seen a bid for RB Leipzig’s Amaodu Haidara snubbed as Arsenal and Chelsea chase.

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Tottenham arrive for Pedro Porro talks

Wednesday 25 January 2023 12:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

It could be happening, Tottenham fans!

Pedro Porro is thought to be Spurs’ leading target this month and, according to reports in Portugal, there are now talks being held in Lisbon.

Anthony Gordon misses Everton training

Wednesday 25 January 2023 11:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Anthony Gordon could well be on the move this month.

Like during the summer, Chelsea and Newcastle have both been linked with moves for the Everton forward.

According to Sky Sports, Gordon has missed training for the second day in a row amid talks with Newcastle.

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Why Tottenham hijacked Everton deal to sign Arnaut Danjuma

Wednesday 25 January 2023 11:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Hijacking a deal from sinking Everton hardly screams ‘joined-up transfer strategy’ at Tottenham, but there is plenty to recommend Arnaut Danjuma.

Danjuma will join on a season-long loan from Villarreal, despite agreeing terms and completing a medical at Everton. The winger is believed to have got cold feet following the sacking of Frank Lampard, and Spurs pounced.

The Netherlands international, 25, was named in the Champions League team of the season last year, as Villarreal reached the semi-finals under Unai Emery.

Read the full story here!

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Fulham to sign Cedric - but there’s a catch

Wednesday 25 January 2023 11:13 , Alex Young

Fulham are expected to complete the loan signing of Arsenal defender Cedric Soares this week, writes Simon Collings, but there is a catch.

The Cottagers have made a new right-back a priority this month and talks over the 31-year-old, who is now expected to join on a six-month deal with no option to make it a permanent move.

However, Fulham have already filled their allowed quota of two loans from Premier League clubs and will first need to send either Shane Duffy back to Brighton or Dan James back to Leeds. An alternative solution would be to sign one permanently.

Read more here: Fulham set to sign Cedric on loan from Arsenal - but there’s a catch

Raya rejects Brentford contract offer

Wednesday 25 January 2023 10:48 , Alex Young

David Raya has rejected the latest contract offer from Brentford as Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United weigh up summer moves.

According to Relevo, the goalkeeper has little desire to extend his Bees deal as he looks to join a bigger club in six months time when his price will have reduced with his contract running until 2024.

Spurs want Raya to replace Hugo Lloris, who has been guilty of a number of recent mistakes, while Chelsea are ready to offload Edouard Mendy.

Raya sees leaving Brentford as key to his two career aims: playing in the Champions League and becoming Spain no1.

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Arsenal set Fresneda deadline

Wednesday 25 January 2023 10:40 , Alex Young

Arsenal have been set a deadline to wrap up a deal for Real Valladolid youngster Ivan Fresneda.

The Gunners must decide by Friday if they want to move forward with their interest in the right-back, who is expected to command a £13million fee, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Should they sign Fresneda, Arsenal are expected to send the youngster back to Valladolid on loan for the rest of the season. Borussia Dortmund are also keen.

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Fulham close in on Cedric loan

Wednesday 25 January 2023 10:18 , Alex Young

Arsenal and Fulham are close to agreeing a loan move for Cedric Soares, according to ESPN.

After renewed talks this week, a breakthrough has finally been reached and the defender is now expected to join for the remainder of the season.

Fulham will cover Cedric’s full wages - reportedly close to £100,00 a week - will not have the option or obligation to make the move a permanent deal.

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Tottenham to pay Porro release clause

Wednesday 25 January 2023 10:06 , Alex Young

Tottenham have agreed to pay Pedro Porro’s £39m release clause, according to Record.

Sporting have held out all transfer window for the fee to be paid in full, with Spurs hoping to agree a smaller fee and even offered players in exchange.

But, with less than a week to go until the window closes, Spurs are ready to cough up.

Porro has already agreed personal terms, so the transfer is now expected to be a formality.

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Gusto desperate to join Chelsea

Wednesday 25 January 2023 09:53 , Alex Young

Chelsea’s second bid for Malo Gusto will be between £30-35million and is likely to be accepted by Lyon, reports L'Equipe.

The player, is was also of interest to Manchester United, "absolutely wants to join Chelsea" before the window closes next week and has already agreed terms on a six-and-a-half-year deal.

Discussions with Lyon are ongoing, with the Ligue 1 club hoping to keep the player on loan for the rest of the season.

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Chelsea unwilling to let Ziyech join Newcastle

Wednesday 25 January 2023 09:44 , Alex Young

Chelsea are reluctant to allow Hakim Ziyech to join Newcastle on loan.

The Morocco international is open to leaving Stamford Bridge this month and Newcastle have looked at the possibility of signing him to boost their Champions League bid.

But Chelsea are increasingly seeing Newcastle as a rival following their resurgence since they were taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have personal friendships with members of the Newcastle board and their position on Ziyech has been relayed.

Read more here: Chelsea reluctant to strengthen rivals Newcastle amid Ziyech interest

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Fulham weigh up Willian extension

Wednesday 25 January 2023 09:34 , Alex Young

Fulham are open to renewing Willian’s contract to keep him at Craven Cottage beyond this season, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 34-year-old Brazilian has less than six months left on his deal but increasingly regards west London as home and wants to extend his deal by an extra year.

Willian joined Fulham on a free transfer last summer and has been a key player in their brilliant start to the season under Marco Silva. He has three goals and two assists in 14 Premier League appearances.

Fulham have indicated they are willing to give Willian a contract extension but talks will not start until the transfer window has closed, as the club prioritise new signings to strengthen their squad.

Read more here: Fulham weigh up new Willian contract after impressive Premier League return

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Liverpool lead race for Amrabat

Wednesday 25 January 2023 09:09 , Alex Young

Liverpool have been tipped to make a move for Sofyan Amrabat in the summer.

Calcio Mercato report that the Reds are keen to sign the Morocco midfielder, but Fiorentina are refusing to entertain a sale during January.

Amrabat would command a fee of around £35million, which Liverpool would be unwilling to part with this month but would be front of the queue come the end of the season.

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No bids yet for Fresneda

Wednesday 25 January 2023 08:49 , Alex Young

Real Valladolid are yet to receive a bid for Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund target Ivan Fresneda, the club have confirmed.

Reports in Spain claim BVB are closing in on the deal, but it situation now appears wide open.

"(Fresneda) has aroused the interest of many teams, but we have not received an official offer,” Real Valladolid sporting director Fran Sanchez told Diario AS.

“It is true that several clubs have contacted us and that interest of many clubs is real, but there is no official offer.

“We are not desperately trying to sell the player.”

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West Ham weigh up Tete bid

Wednesday 25 January 2023 08:30 , Alex Young

Hijacking transfers in the theme of this window as West Ham are now monitoring Leicester’s interest in Tete.

The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Lyon from Shakhtar, and has six goals in 17 appearances this season.

Shakhtar are ready to cash in on the player, with Lyon able to turn their agreement into a permanent deal for £17.5m.

Lyon would have to be persuaded to let go of their loanee this month in order for him to join another club.

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Spurs to make fresh Porro bid today

Wednesday 25 January 2023 08:13 , Alex Young

Tottenham will again push to sign Pedro Porro with fresh talks today, and could offer Sporting players in exchange, according to Fabrizio Romano.

“Tottenham will push again for Pedro Porro – they are ready to offer players to Sporting Lisbon, but they only want money,” he told CaughtOffside.

“A swap deal won’t be easy, but Spurs remain optimistic and will push again for this deal in the next 24 hours.”

Porro was a late substitute as Sporting beat Arouca last night.

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Chelsea want FOUR more

Wednesday 25 January 2023 07:57 , Alex Young

Chelsea have already spent close to £200million this month, but still want four more deals through the door before next week’s deadline.

Including the aforementioned Anthony Gordon, the Blues are also actively pursuing top target Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Tottenham target Pedro Porro according to various reports.

It’s been a bumper window already and looks likely to get even busier at Stamford Bridge and Cobham. Just under seven days to go!


Leeds winning McKennie race

Wednesday 25 January 2023 07:53 , Alex Young

Leeds are confident of winning the race to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Italian transfer guru claims McKennie, who has been linked with both Tottenham and Arsenal, has agreed personal terms with Leeds and now the club will look to settle on a fee.

McKennie could join permanently in January or on loan with an obligation to join permanently in the summer.


Chelsea and Newcastle want Gordon

Wednesday 25 January 2023 07:45 , Alex Young

Chelsea and Newcastle are battling to sign Everton's Anthony Gordon before the end of the transfer window, report the BBC.

Both clubs, and Tottenham, failed in bids for the 21-year-old last summer as the Toffees held firm over their £60million valuation, but there is confidence a deal can now be reached.

Everton need cash as they look to hire a new manager, but will not be able to demand £60m. Chelsea could loan Gordon back to Everton for the remainder of the season.

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Zubimendi tells Arsenal to wait

Wednesday 25 January 2023 07:37 , Alex Young

Arsenal are having no luck at the moment.

Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi has also turned down a move to the Gunners though is open to joinin in the summer, according to reports in Spain.

Mikel Arteta is understood to have greenlit the club triggering the midfielder's €60million (£52.6m) release clause at Real Sociedad.

But Zubimendi has made it clear he is unwilling to leave Real Sociedad during the season.

According to Cadena SER, the 23-year-old wants to evaluate all offers at the end of the season in light of interest from Barcelona, who consider him a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets.

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Arsenal miss out on Fresneda

Wednesday 25 January 2023 07:32 , Alex Young

Borussia Dortmund have beaten Arsenal to the signing of Ivan Fresneda.

That's according to Marca, who add that Dortmund are set to pay €10million plus €2m (£10.6m) in bonuses for the Valladolid right-back.

Mikel Arteta had earmarked the player as another January signing, but the route to the first team on offer at BVB has proved more attractive.

Fresneda will spend the rest of the loan at Valladolid.

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Spurs to sign Danjuma today

Wednesday 25 January 2023 07:12 , Alex Young

Good morning.

It’s time for Tottenham to enter the game as they are expected to confirm the signing of Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal today.

The winger was set to join Everton, having agreed terms and completed a medical and even reportedly conducted an interview, before Spurs launched a late, successful bid.

The 25-year-old’s arrival is expected to see Bryan Gil depart on loan for the remainder of the season.

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Latest on Arsenal’s Fresneda bid

Tuesday 24 January 2023 22:45 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal hope to beat Borussia Dortmund to Ivan Fresneda’s signature.

ElDesmarque Valladolid detail how it was the German club to first bid for Spanish defender Fresneda.

A £9m offer was driven up by Manchester United and Arsenal joining the race, with the deal now set to cost around £13m despite a £22m release clause for the 18-year-old.

Fresneda’s agent have been spotted at Valladolid’s training ground this week as talks continue.

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Bakayoko finds new club

Tuesday 24 January 2023 22:22 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko is heading to Turkey.

With AC Milan desperate to cancel his loan to avoid triggering an expensive purchase clause, he is set to join Adana Demirspor.

Transfer journalist Nico Schira reports on no transfer fee being included in the deal but Chelsea will insert a percentage sell-on clause.

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Latest on Conte’s future

Tuesday 24 January 2023 21:56 , Marc Mayo

Antonio Conte has put discussions over his future to one side, for now.

That is according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who reports on the Tottenham boss wanting to return to Italy for his family.

After last night’s win at Fulham, Conte said: “I am really proud to be Tottenham manager. I had the possibility of being the manager of an important club, it makes me proud and this has to be clear to everybody.

“For this reason I want to fight until the end with my players. We are a team that works a lot and under this aspect I can't tell anything about my players.”

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Onana on Arsenal’s midfield shortlist

Tuesday 24 January 2023 21:43 , Marc Mayo

Amadou Onana is on Arsenal’s radar.

Everton only signed the Belgian midfielder for £33m in the summer but relegation could make him a cut-price option in the coming months.

Standard Sport understand Chelsea also see Onana as an option should they fail to land Enzo Fernandez.

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Chelsea discover Gusto price

Tuesday 24 January 2023 21:20 , Marc Mayo

Lyon have told Chelsea to pay over £35m to sign Malo Gusto.

ESPN say personal terms on a six-and-a-half-year contract have already been agreed between the young full-back and Chelsea.

A key part of negotiations will be Lyon’s hope of keeping Gusto on loan until the summer, something the Blues are not keen on given Reece James’ injury problems.

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Arsenal linked with Chiesa

Tuesday 24 January 2023 20:53 , Marc Mayo

Add another name to Arsenal’s rumoured transfer targets!

Juventus winger Federico Chiesa is the latest player to be linked with the Premier League leaders.

CalcioMercato claim the Italian is Mikel Arteta’s number one target.

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Arsenal given hope in Zubimendi chase

Tuesday 24 January 2023 20:21 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have been given a boost in their bid to sign Martin Zubimendi.

After a £52million move was rejected by the Real Sociedad midfielder last week, he has reportedly opened the door to a summer transfer.

Cadena SER claim the Premier League is seen as more enticing to Zubimendi than an alternative switch to Barcelona.

The Spaniard wants to see out the season in San Sebastian before considering changing clubs.

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Chelsea eye Spurs target Porro

Tuesday 24 January 2023 19:53 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham will hold crunch talks with Sporting CP tomorrow to determine Pedro Porro’s future.

The Lisbon club want the full £40m release clause for right-back Porro but Standard Sport understand a move will happen either now or in the summer.

Spurs could be hastened by Chelsea taking an interest in the Spaniard.

And Porro is not in Sporting’s line-up to face Arouca in the Taca da Liga tonight…

Read the full story!

Arsenal to rival Chelsea for Caicedo

Tuesday 24 January 2023 19:24 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are plotting a summer bid for Moises Caicedo.

Standard Sport understand the Brighton midfielder is seen as an ideal alternative to Declan Rice, who is Mikel Arteta’s No1 target.

Chelsea also want Caicedo and have seen a £55m bid rejected this month.

According to transfer journalist Duncan Castles, the Ecuadorian is rated at £100m by Brighton.

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Tottenham wanted Deulofeu before Danjuma deal

Tuesday 24 January 2023 18:58 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham’s top target for the January window was ex-Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu.

With Arnaut Danjuma having a medical at Spurs tonight, TMW say Udinese’s Deulofeu was offered the switch - but the Italian team rejected the loan offer, demanding a permanent deal.

And the incoming signing has already explained why he’s a perfect signing for Antonio Conte…

Read the full story!

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Arsenal in pole position for Fresneda

Tuesday 24 January 2023 18:31 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have overtaken Borussia Dortmund in the race to land Ivan Fresneda.

The Spanish right-back is mulling over offers from both clubs in a £13m switch from Valladolid, which will see him loaned back to the LaLiga club until the summer.

Football Insider claim Fresneda, 18, is leaning towards Arsenal, who are confident of completing a deal.

Newcastle and Juventus have also been linked while Chelsea’s move for Lyon’s Malo Gusto has reportedly inspired the French side to consider a bid.

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Benfica knock Chelsea back AGAIN

Tuesday 24 January 2023 18:18 , Marc Mayo

Benfica continue to insist on Enzo Fernandez’s full £106m release clause.

Chelsea have once again looked to sign the Argentine midfielder for a reduced fee, as Standard Sport revealed yesterday.

But Record now report on Benfica refusing to sit around the table, demanding the full fee up-front.

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Lyon join Fresneda race

Tuesday 24 January 2023 18:01 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have fresh competition for Ivan Fresneda.

Lyon are now rivalling both Borussia Dortmund and the Gunners for the Valladolid right-back as Chelsea are set to sign Malo Gusto in a £30million deal.

The French giants have asked Chelsea to keep Gusto on loan for the rest of the season but the Blues are reluctant, prompting Lyon’s interest in Fresneda.

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Man Utd cool Osimhen interest

Tuesday 24 January 2023 17:58 , Alex Young

Manchester United have cooled their interest in striker target Victor Osimhen.

Napoli are demanding £87m (€100m) for their striker, according to Sky Germany, and United are unwilling to fork out that much.

Erik ten Hag wants a new striker in the summer, and Harry Kane is also reportedly of interest, but may not want to spend such a figure.

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Terms of Spurs’ Danjuma deal

Tuesday 24 January 2023 17:48 , Alex Young

More on Tottenham's move for Arnaut Danjuma from The Times.

Villarreal are asking for a loan fee of £2.5million with the option of a permanent deal for £27m.

Spurs are expected to agree to both as the player tonight undergoes a medical.

Kessie going nowhere

Tuesday 24 January 2023 17:28 , Alex Young

Barcelona manager Xavi has ruled out selling Frank Kessie amid potential interest from Chelsea.

Tottenham and Arsenal have also been linked, but the midfielder is staying put until at least the end of his season.

Xavi said: "I've never considered Kessié’s departure. Kessié is a player I like, he gives us many variants in a game and he can be really important."

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