Danjuma in London ahead of possible Premier League move
Villareal winger Arnaut Danjuma has reportedly landed in London ahead of a potential return to English football according to David Ornstein.
The Spanish club has allowed the 25-year-old to travel to England in the hopes of securing a move. Both his old club Bournemouth and West ham are interested.
🚨 EXCL: Arnaut Danjuma has this evening flown into London after Villarreal granted permission for 25yo forward to hold talks with clubs over Jan loan move. May include option or obligation to buy. Interest from sides in PL and around Europe @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/U5OxfKsuY6— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 14, 2023
Mudryk medical set for Sunday
Chelsea have seemingly beaten Arsenal to the signing of Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk with Fabrizio Romano all but confirming the deal.
The 22-year-old is due in London for a medical on Sunday ahead of signing a reported seven-year deal.
Mykhaylo Mudryk to Chelsea, here we go! Documents are being exchanged between Chelsea and Shakhtar. Deal will cost €100m package as Ukrainian club always wanted. 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
Mudryk, arriving in London tonight.
Medical tests booked on Sunday then he will sign contract until 2030. pic.twitter.com/mVxODeLYqn
Pedro Porro agrees to join Spurs
Sporting's Spanish right-back has reportedly agreed to join Spurs as negations between the club are ongoing.
The Mirror reports that the 23-year-old has agreed to personal terms with the North London club but Sporting are reluctant to sell him for anything less than the €45 million release clause.
Exciting news for Leeds
❗️Excl. News #Rutter: Now it’s a done deal. It’s 100 %. Medical is already done! Total package of €40m with bonuses included. Contract until 2028. Rutter is a new #LUFC player! Announcement soon. @SkySportDE 🇫🇷🇲🇶 pic.twitter.com/Q3fXKeVLOY— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 14, 2023
Mudryk nearly done for Chelsea
FC Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov and Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali discussed Mykhailo Mudryk’s transfer to Chelsea FC today.— FC SHAKHTAR ENGLISH (@FCShakhtar_eng) January 14, 2023
Parties are very close to agree on player’s transfer to the club.#Shakhtar pic.twitter.com/IoHOaFRfn5
Everton man leaves on loan
Everton defender Niels Nkounkou has swapped a loan with Cardiff City for a move to Saint Etienne until the end of the season (via BBCSport ).
Having been recalled from his spell in the Championship, the left-back will now head back to his native France to finish the current campaign in Ligue 2.
Chelsea to hijack Mudryk deal?
While Arsenal seemed close to finally agreeing a transfer for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger, reports suggest the Blues will now try with a dramatic €100 million ($108m/£89m) offer.
Indeed, members of the board have supposedly even flown over to Poland in an attempt to hijack the Gunners’ move for Mykhailo Mudryk.
Inter target Musa stay with Valencia for now
USMNT star Yunus Musah, expected to complete current season with Valencia despite strong interest from many top clubs around Europe. ⭐️🇺🇸— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
Understand Chelsea tracking him for long time alongside Inter and Arsenal but summer move is the most likely solution. pic.twitter.com/L7Y3iOM67K
West Ham and Southampton set for bidding war?
According to L’Equipe (via Sports Witness) West Ham have only bid up to €15m so far but that won’t be enough to land striker Terem Moffi.
The Hammers' first offer was supposedly rejected by Lorient, and so €18m excluding bonuses is said to be the club's next bid.
However, the Ligue 1 side holding out for something in the region of €30m with Southampton also said to be keen on a possible move this winter.
Newcastle want Stoke youngster
Stoke City teenager Nathan Lowe is a target for Premier League side Newcastle United, as per The Daily Mail.
The club’s new youth recruitment chief Paul Midgeley has been keeping an eye on the highly-rated striker ahead of a possible move.
Next step for Jerome Boateng
News #Boateng: Good connection with Laurent Blanc and back after injury but he will leave #Lyon in summer. No contract extension. He doesn’t want to finish his career. His plan is to continue. Everything is possible. 🇺🇸, 🇸🇦, 🇩🇪… @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/KPnOEzg4DG— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 14, 2023
Newcastle enter race to sign Wolves star (Daily Mail)
Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves according to The Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old midfielder's current contract expires in the summer of 2024. Other than the Magpies, Arsenal and Barcelona are also keen on roping in the Portuguese international.
Everton show interest in Man Utd forward
Everton are ready to bid for out of favour Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga according to Football Insider.
Elanga, reportedly has grown frustrated due to lack of opportunities at the club and is ready to move out for more game time which Frank Lampard's side are ready to offer.
Newcastle join race to sign Roma star
Newcastle United become the latest club to show interest in signing AS Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo according to Calciomercato.
Other than the Magpies, fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur continue to remain interested in the 23-year-old player who will be a free agent in 2024.
Arsenal goalkeeper set to join Sturm Graz on loan
Austrian Bundesliga side Sturm Graz are closing in on loan deal for Arsenal third goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, now on loan at Crewe ⚪️🔴🤝🏻 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
First call @TheAthleticFC — been told deal is now almost done. Okonkwo, doing great at Crewe with 10 clean sheets and ready for new step. pic.twitter.com/rWXfslNQHZ
Brazilian full-back Abner set to join Real Betis
Brazilian LB Abner will join Real Betis to replace Alex Moreno. He’s now flying to Europe as Atletico Paranaense will get €7m plus add-ons. ⚪️🟢🇧🇷 #Betis— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
Abner has agreed personal terms on a long term deal — Atletico Paranaense will keep 30% future sale. pic.twitter.com/mBh3c4yZl9
Chelsea place bid for PSV winger
Chelsea have placed a €30 million bid for PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke according to ESPN.
The Blues have been tracking the 20-year-old winger for a long time and had enquired about his availability last week with the Dutch side but PSV are reluctant to let the player leave after Cody Gakpo left for Liverpool.
Man Utd won't let McTominay leave in January
Manchester United will dismiss all offers that come their way for midfielder Scott McTominay in the January window according to 90min.
Reportedly several Premier League clubs are interested in signing the 28-year-old Scotland international but Erik ten Hag is not willing to let him leave.
Man Utd duo might leave on loan
Manchester United might allow youngsters Alejandro Garnacho and Facundo Pellistri to leave on loan in near future according to Fabrizio Romano via Caughtoffside.
The journalist said, "Manchester United will make a decision on loan moves for Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri in the next few days. Everton are among the clubs interested in the former, but also clubs from other countries are exploring the situation."
Newcastle place bid for Lazio star
Newcastle United are interested in signing Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and have also reportedly placed a €60m bid for the midfielder according to Todofichajes.
The Magpies are in touch with the player's agent and have also offered a salary of €10m per year to Milinkovic-Savic. But Lazio are likely to ask a fee of around €100m for the Serbian.
Arsenal set to discuss with Shakhtar Donetsk over Mudryk deal
New direct contacts will take place in the next hours for Mudryk deal. Arsenal will discuss with Shakhtar about add-ons structure after €70m bid plus €25m ⚪️🔴🇺🇦 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
Arsenal want to get it done as soon as possible, player insisting too - personal terms already agreed. pic.twitter.com/7ksxDVNobX
Multiple clubs interested in signing Ounahi
After Georginio Rutter deal, Leeds will decide how to proceed on Azzedine Ounahi deal as initial talks took place days ago with player side and Angers 🇲🇦 #LUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
There are many clubs interested in Ounahi, including Napoli which offered €15m days ago. PSG will not sign him. pic.twitter.com/D4dSfU5I3u
Liverpool interested in signing Napoli's Piotr Zielinski.
Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski in January according to journalist Rudy Galetti via GiveMeSport.
Galetti said, "There are other names on their list including Amrabat, Merino, and Zieli?ski. But especially these last two names are possible targets for the summer. In this case, the situation will be clearer in the next few days, so let’s wait."
Messi does not have offer from Saudi Arabia
Lionel Messi does not have an offer from Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal as per journalist Guillem Balague.
The Spanish journalist told BBC, "There hasn't been an offer (from Al Hilal). PSG and Messi are organising a meeting in the next few weeks to finalise the deal that will keep him in Paris. Right now, his motivation is to stay in Europe. He is favourite to win the Ballon d'Or, he is still in the Champions League, he has big targets after winning the World Cup. Not only does it make no sense to approach him with that offer. It hasn't existed."
Wolves close in on signing Pablo Sarabia
Wolves will complete documents for Pablo Sarabia deal in the next hours. €5m fee confirmed, add-ons agreed and Sarabia accepted all the conditions 🟠 #WWFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
Ruben Neves future will be discussed soon as many clubs are tracking him. pic.twitter.com/qP8PFjHRAv
Lucas Moura will leave Spurs next summer
Antonio Conte confirms Lucas Moura will leave the club on a free: “This is the decision of the club, his contract will not be extended” 🚨⚪️ #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 13, 2023
“This season is a difficult season for Lucas. Honestly in my mind when we planned this season Lucas was an important player for us”. pic.twitter.com/Uilyw0b15D
Chelsea remain interested in Enzo Fernandez
Chelsea continue to remain interested in signing Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica according to Dean Jones via GiveMeSport.
Despite their failure to sign the youngster earlier in the window, the journalist said, "I mean they obviously started by going after Badiashile, suddenly going for Mudryk, there’s been the Enzo Fernandez thing which might still come back to the table, Moises Caicedo in the background."
Nottingham Forest set to sign Danilo
Danilo to Nottingham Forest, here we go! Deal signed few minutes ago with Palmeiras, final fee around €20m 🚨🌳🇧🇷 #NFFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 13, 2023
Understand Danilo will fly to England on Saturday to undergo medical tests and sign long-term contract.
Big one for Forest. pic.twitter.com/rN7Reb7ZUq
Bournemouth head coach plays down Danjuma links
Bournemouth boss Gary O'Neil has played down links between the Cherries and Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma. The 25-year-old spent two years with Bournemouth before moving to Villarreal where he reached the Champions League semi-finals last season.
O'Neil said: “I've worked here with him before. He's a good player. I don't like to comment on any players that aren't our own, so, no comment on it, really.”
Fernandes considered Man Utd plan before signing contract
Bruno Fernandes has admitted he considered Manchester United's plan for the future before signing a new long-term deal with the Red Devils.
Speaking to the journalists, Fernandes said: "I want to know where we are going there a plan, is there a future? This was before I signed my new contract because I said to the club, obviously money is important, no one can hide that, it’s always important to earn more and more and more in football or life, whatever job you do, you always want to have the best for yourself."
Spurs in race for 18-year-old Israeli wonderkid
Tottenham are part of a host of elite European clubs keeping tabs on Maccabi Tel Aviv's 18-year-old starlet Oscar Gloukh. Israeli media is reporting that Roma, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona are all interested in securing Gloukh's services and a fee of £8 million (€9m/$9.7m) may be enough to do so.
Arsenal set to land Mudryk in time to face Man Utd
Arsenal are set to land £80 million-rated Mykhailo Mudryk in time to face Manchester United on January 22 according to The Times.
The attacker has been a long term target for the Gunners and his arrival will provide a boost to their squad following Gabriel Jesus' injury.
Thuram could join Chelsea for just £9m
Marcus Thuram could be set to move to Stamford Bridge for as little as £9 million (€10 million) according to Christian Falk. The France international's contract will be running out at the end of the season, and with Chelsea desperate for attacking reinforcements and Borussia Monchengladbach likely to want to cash in, a cut-price deal could be struck. He has 10 goals and three assists in 15 games in the Bundesliga this season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain faces transfer dilemma
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to leave Liverpool at some point in the next six months with his contract expiring in June. However, there is considerable interest in the midfielder now, giving him a decision to make according to the Daily Mail.
The 29-year-old could see his options in the summer significantly depleted with several other top quality players in the same position available for free as well.