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It’d be fair to say the January transfer window is yet to spark into life, although things could well change between now and the end of the month.
Desperation naturally grows towards the end of the window with deals seemingly coming out of the blue. One of the headline rumours at the moment is that Cristiano Ronaldo has asked super agent Jorge Mendes to secure him a return to Real Madrid should he leave Manchester United at the end of the season.
Follow everything related to the January transfer window with Standard Sport’s transfer centre!
Latest news and rumours
Barcelona set to seal Adama Traore deal
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘asks’ for Real Madrid transfer
Arsenal keen on Douglas Luiz
Chelsea want Ousmane Dembele
Erling Haaland latest
Aston Villa complete Calum Chambers deal
20:18 , Jonathan Gorrie
Out of nowhere...
Welcome to Aston Villa Football Club, @CalumChambers95. ✍️
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 27, 2022
Liverpool snub Minamino offers
19:28 , Jonathan Gorrie
Both clubs are believed to have made moves for the Japanese international although Liverpool are not willing to let him leave this month.
In spite of the expression of interest from the Ligue 1 club and fellow Premier League side the PA news agency understands Liverpool have turned down both.
Arsenal ‘agree’ personal terms with Matt Turner
18:51 , Jonathan Gorrie
Could this now see Bernd Leno leave the club?
Arsenal are closing on Matt Turner signing from New England Revolution. Deal in place for summer move, @TaylorTwellman reports and club sources confirm. Fee expected to be around €7m plus €3m add ons. 🇺🇸 #AFC
Personal terms already agreed. Final details and then done deal. pic.twitter.com/4wjI8BIJKZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 27, 2022
Newcastle want to land Victor Osimhen
18:05 , Jonathan Gorrie
According to Italian journalist Carlo Alvino, Newcastle United have the money to move for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this month and will aim to convince the Serie A giants to sell.
“Let’s be clear, the English of Newcastle, as an ownership, can afford to buy Osimhen and all of Napoli put together,” he said.
“It’s a monstrous economic power, but it doesn’t seem to me that Napoli are thinking about a transfer of this kind.”
Erling Haaland speaks out
17:43 , Jonathan Gorrie
Erling Haaland has spoken out about the backlash his recent transfer comments have caused.
“I don’t really want to say too much about it, but I felt it was time for me to say something,” he said.
“A lot of others were speaking – so that was it. Now, I don’t want to say too much. I said what I said, and now we move on.”
Chelsea ARE keen on Ousmane Dembele
17:42 , Jonathan Gorrie
It’s turning into a bit of a saga now.
Although there has been talk that Dembele is keen to stay at Barcelona, The Athletic suggest Chelsea are keen to bring the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Thomas Tuchel previously worked with the forward at Borussia Dortmund.
Adama Traore to Barcelona a ‘done deal'
16:50 , Jonathan Gorrie
Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Wolves winger is set to return to his former club.
Adama Traoré to Barcelona, done deal and here-we-go. Loan with buy option [not mandatory] for €30m plus bonuses. Barça will cover 100% of the salary until June. 🔵🔴 #FCB
Deal to be signed on Friday, as per @David_Ornstein.
Enhorabuena a @martinezferran @gerardromero @sport 🤝 pic.twitter.com/QQCIVpnSrD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 27, 2022
Burnley ready to splash the cash
16:49 , Jonathan Gorrie
Having lost Chris Wood but gained £25m, Burnley are reportedly ready to splash the cash.
Talks are ongoing over a potentially eye-catching deal for Wout Weghorst of Wolfsburg as Sean Dyche desperately tries to bring more firepower into the side.
Rangers complete Amad Diallo deal
16:29 , Jonathan Gorrie
What a coup for Rangers...
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 27, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Real Madrid return
15:49 , Jonathan Gorrie
Spanish outlet Nacional claim Cristiano Ronaldo has asked for a return to Real Madrid.
The Portuguese, who has openly admitted the team are not competing how he expects them to, is said to have told agent Jorge Mendes to try and engineer a return to the Spanish capital this summer.
Saints in talks over Anjorin
15:11 , Malik Ouzia
Southampton are in talks with Chelsea over a deal for academy graduate Tino Anjorin, writes Jack Rosser.
The 20-year-old is in the process of cutting short his loan deal with Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow before moving again this month.
Southampton, who have become a home away from home for Chelsea graduates, signed Tino Livramento on a permanent and Armando Broja on loan from the Blues in the summer.
Both Livramento and Broja have been roaring successes on the south coast this season and the Saints are keen to make the latter’s loan permanent. Talks have been held this month in order to get ahead of other interested parties - including top four chasing West Ham - but a deal in the summer appears more likely.
Anjorin cannot join Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side on loan as they already have one Chelsea player on a temporary deal, but talks have been opened over the possibility of a permanent transfer before Monday’s deadline.
If that cannot be reached a loan to the Championship for the attacking midfielder, who is just about recovered from a broken metatarsal, is the most likely route with Southampton ready to return in the summer.
Talks are at an early stage and no fee as yet been agreed, though the Blues did include a £17million option to buy in the loan deal with Lokomotiv Moscow.
Juve consider Koulibaly move
14:13 , Marc Mayo
Kalidou Koulibaly is Juventus’ ideal replacement for Matthijs de Ligt, if the centre-back leaves in the summer.
Chelsea are one of several teams monitoring the Dutch defender but, having cost the Old Lady around £65million, they will expect a big fee for his services.
Napoli defender Koulibaly is Juve’s preference should he go, so say La Gazzetta dello Sport, with the hope being that he wants one more big move having turned 30 last June.
Could Dembele remain at the Camp Nou?
14:02 , Marc Mayo
Ousmane Dembele may not be finished at Barcelona just yet…
Despite the club hitting out at the player and his camp after contract talks collapsed, Spanish outlet Sport now claim there is a will from Dembele to stay at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona reportedly want to cash in on the Frenchman before the month is up.
Pulisic discusses ‘tough’ Chelsea demands
13:44 , Marc Mayo
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has admitted to finding it “tough” after being moved around the attack by Thomas Tuchel.
“It is tough,” he told reporters.
“I haven’t always been playing in the positions I want to play in. But I think it is a good quality to be versatile and able to play in all kinds of positions and have different strengths on the pitch.
“I’ve learned a lot and I’m ready to hopefully be in a spot over the next few games that I’m more comfortable in.”
Quartet enter Lingard battle
13:19 , Marc Mayo
Leicester, Burnley Everton and Aston Villa are all tracking Jesse Lingard after his move to Newcastle fell through.
The player is described by MEN as feeling distraught at how Manchester United have handled his future, with West Ham also out the picture due to their top-four rivalry.
A move overseas is also an option for the 29-year-old, with Juventus sounded out.
United reportedly reckon Lingard would be worth £50million, were his contract not expiring.
13:03 , Marc Mayo
Dutch side NEC Nijmegen have signed former Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony.
Having left Al-Ittihad in November 2020, the Ivorian spent time training with Newport County but now has sealed his return to the Eredivisie.
— N.E.C. Nijmegen (@necnijmegen) January 26, 2022
Southampton eye Anjorin
12:38 , Marc Mayo
According to multiple reports, Tino Anjorin is in talks with Southampton over a permanent move.
The Saints signed Tino Livramento and Dynel Simeu from the Blues in the summer, as well as Armando Broja on loan.
England youth midfielder Anjorin had a loan spell at Lokomotiv Moscow cut short earlier this season.
12:28 , Malik Ouzia
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) January 27, 2022
12:21 , Marc Mayo
Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick outlines the situation in North London, after Tottenham missed out on Adama Traore.
There remains hope of a deal for Luis Diaz, however.
De Jong move affects Jorginho
12:00 , Marc Mayo
Juventus are after a new midfielder in the summer with Jorginho on their radar.
Frenkie de Jong is another target, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, and Chelsea also want the Dutchman.
It is claimed that the Blues signing De Jong from Barcelona could facilitate Juve’s Jorginho move.
Big Traore development
11:43 , Marc Mayo
Well, who saw that coming?
Barcelona have moved in for Adama Traore, according to The Athletic.
Tottenham had hoped to sign the Wolves winger for around £20million but the Catalans, who raised Traore through their academy, have now outbid them with a loan-to-buy option worth £29m.
It leaves Spurs’ hopes dead in the water, with Traore said to not be keen about playing right wing-back under Antonio Conte.
Gosens nears Inter move
11:31 , Marc Mayo
Robin Gosens’ agent has revealed why the German wing-back is swapping Atalanta for Serie A rivals Inter.
He is quoted as saying: “Because it’s Inter. We hope it can be the right solution for him.”
Gosens is set to undergo a medical, alongside fellow new signing Felipe Caicedo, today.
11:11 , Marc Mayo
The Athletic report on Bruno Guimaraes being set for a medical at Newcastle this week.
The midfielder is in Ecuador as part of Brazil’s World Cup qualification schedule and is said to have been the subject of a £33.5million bid.
However, Lyon have so far publicly denied any agreement over the transfer.
Costa in no rush
10:49 , Marc Mayo
Diego Costa is not close to a move to Serie A side Salernitana, it has been claimed.
Following reports on the Brazilian’s next move after leaving Atletico Mineiro, the veteran is said by transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano to be biding his time before making a decision.
Douglas Luiz on Arsenal radar
10:19 , Marc Mayo
Arsenal are weighing up a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz as they look set to miss out on Lyon's Bruno Guimaraes, writes Standard Sport’s Jack Rosser.
Lyon were expected to decide on Thursday whether to sanction the £30million sale of Guimaraes to Newcastle, with the midfielder set to undergo a medical in South America in the coming days.
Everton move forward with Lampard
10:03 , Marc Mayo
Frank Lampard is set for a second interview for the vacant manager’s job at Everton.
The Telegraph report on the Toffees advancing their interest in the Chelsea legend, who has been out of work for just over a year since he was sacked by the Blues.
Vitor Pereira is another candidate and the Portuguese coach has vowed to win over fans despite protests at his potential appointment.
Osimhen going for a pretty penny
09:46 , Marc Mayo
Napoli will demand £63million for Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.
A summer move for the ex-Lille star is potentially on the cards following his run of nine goals in 16 matches this season.
La Gazzetta dello Sport name the Partenopei’s price due to the club’s strong reluctance to sell, with Newcastle reportedly one team monitoring his situation.
Everton of no interest to Ndombele
09:29 , Marc Mayo
Tottenham's hopes of offloading Tanguy Ndombele before the end of the month appear to rest on reaching an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain, with the Frenchman not interested in a move to Everton or Valencia, writes Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick.
As reported by Standard Sport on Wednesday, PSG are working on signing Ndombele on loan until the end of the season but want to downsize Mauricio Pochettino's bulging squad before bringing in new players.
Ndombele has also been linked with Everton and Valencia, with reports in the France saying the La Liga club have an agreement in place with Spurs for the unwanted midfielder.
But Standard Sport understands Ndombele has no interest in moving to Goodison Park or the Spanish club, with his heart set on a reunion with Pochettino in his homeland.
Two more wanted at Newcastle
09:08 , Marc Mayo
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe wants a “couple” more signings before the January transfer window shuts, with a new midfielder and striker linked with the club.
“A lot of hard work is being done back in England,” Howe told NUFC TV.
“I've got no news to tell anybody at the moment but I'm keeping regularly updated and fingers on the pulses as to what's happening but, as we know, it's a difficult window.
“We just hope we can get a couple more additions to boost the squad.”
Ghana boss sacked
08:51 , Marc Mayo
Milovan Rajevac has been sacked as the manager of Ghana after their shock group-stage exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.
“After considering three reports and engagements with key stakeholders, the GFA has decided to end its relationship with coach Milovan Rajevac,” a statement said.
“The GFA will soon announce the reconstituted technical team and management committee after due engagement with all relevant stakeholders.”
Lingard would jump at West Ham chance
08:40 , Marc Mayo
Former West Ham star Trevor Sinclair believes that Jesse Lingard is very keen on returning to London Stadium, with a deal more likely in the summer.
“I don’t think he’ll go to West Ham this window,” he told talkSPORT.
“I think he would go [if he had the choice]. West Ham would take him. But I don’t think Man United would pass him over to a rival for the top four.
“I actually think he’s going to run his contract down. Whether he goes out on loan for three or four months and then goes to West Ham…”
Herrera snubs Tottenham
08:27 , Marc Mayo
Ander Herrera has turned down the chance to sign for Tottenham.
Talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a swap deal for Tanguy Ndombele led to the suggestion of the Spaniard moving back to England, according to The Athletic.
However, Herrera stated that he would only return to the Premier League if former club Manchester United came in for him.
City set to sign Hungarian talent
08:10 , Marc Mayo
Manchester City are on the verge of securing another top young talent.
Zalan Vancsa, a 17-year-old winger from MTK Budapest, is set to join the Premier League leaders following rival interest from Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Sevilla.
Fiorentina wrap up replacement
07:54 , Marc Mayo
Should the Vlahovic deal come off as planned, Fiorentina have already identified their replacement.
Quotidiano Sportivo state that the deal to sign Basel striker Arthur Cabral is complete, pending an announcement from the Serie A club, for around £12million.
Vlahovic crunch talks
07:47 , Marc Mayo
It’s a big day in the race for Dusan Vlahovic as Darko Ristic, the Serbian’s agent, arrives from Belgrade to thrash out a deal with Juventus.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, all that remains to discuss are the final details and commisions between the player’s camp and Juve.
No problems are expected however, with a loose agreement in place over the past few days.
Wijnaldum hints at PSG future
07:29 , Marc Mayo
Georginio Wijnaldum has discussed his Paris Saint-Germain situation amid reports he is about to leave to sign for Arsenal.
He told his Twitch channel: “My integration went well. I arrived at a new club, a new league.
“I learn every day from my teammates and the staff. They all helped me a lot to fit in.
“We get to know each other a little more every day. I'm learning French too, it's important for my integration.”
Lingard to Newcastle all-but over
07:23 , Marc Mayo
The Mail claim Newcastle have “given up hope” of signing Jesse Lingard this month.
The midfielder has been the subject of a £2.5million loan bid from the Magpies, who would also reportedly cover his £100,000 weekly wages if moving to Tyneside on a six-month deal.
But Newcastle have baulked at a £12.5m relegation bonus owed to the Red Devils if they stay up.
And Lingard is said to prefer a loan move now, which would allow him to sign a bumper free transfer contract elsewhere in the summer.
Haaland speaks out
07:16 , Marc Mayo
Erling Haaland has revealed why he claimed Borussia Dortmund were putting the pressure on him to make a decision on his future.
Earlier this month, the Norwegian sparked panic at his club when hinting at his frustration amid a huge few months for his career.
Haaland told Sky: “I don't really want to say too much about it, but I felt it was time for me to say something.
“A lot of others were speaking - so that was it. Now, I don't want to say too much. I said what I said, and now we move on.”
Trio fight for Luis Diaz
07:11 , Marc Mayo
Tottenham’s rejected £37million bid for Luis Diaz has put Liverpool and Manchester United on high altert.
According to Jornal de Noticias in Portugal, a potential deal with Porto could run well into Monday’s deadline day.
The club want closer to the Colombian’s £67m release clause.
07:08 , Marc Mayo
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