Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal eye Mudryk AND Felix; Chelsea agree Fernandez fee; Tottenham latest

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Transfer news – LIVE!

The January transfer window is just around the corner and, once again, the Premier League is expected to lead the way in terms of spending. Indeed, Arsenal are now reportedly plotting moves to sign both Joao Felix AND Mykhaylo Mudryk in what would be a huge statement of intent from the League leaders. If they can get both, who know what can be achieved this season?

Elsewhere, Chelsea have already signed Davide Datro Fofana but could now follow that up with another huge addition. Argentina star Enzo Fernandez continues to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and reports now claim the club are ready to discuss terms with the midfielder after agreeing to pay his huge £105m release clause.

Over at Tottenham, meanwhile, Antonio Conte wants to bring in yet more attacking signings and claims in Spain suggest he is ready to move for Atletico Madrid’s Yannick Carrasco. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumours in our dedicated transfer centre below!

Transfer news and rumours

  • Arsenal want Joao Felix AND Mykhaylo Mudryk

  • Chelsea agree to pay £105m for Enzo Fernandez

  • Tottenham plot Yannick Carrasco move

  • Man United takeover latest

Chelsea offer Jorginho new contract amid interest from Barcelona, says agent

11:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jorginho has received the offer of a new contract at Chelsea, the player’s agent has confirmed.

The Italian international will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season and Standard Sport understands Barcelona retain an interest.

Newcastle United have also been tipped as a landing spot, while clubs in Italy could enter the fray.

Read the full story here!

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Shakhtar confirm Mudryk transfer stance in major boost for Arsenal

10:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Shakhtar Donetsk CEO Serhii Palkin has confirmed the club are open to selling Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The Ukraine international is Mikel Arteta’s top target ahead of the January transfer window as the club look to bring in at least a wide-forward to continue their Premier League title challenge.

A £55m offer has already been rejected, with Shakhtar publicly saying they were looking for the kind of money that took Jack Grealish to Manchester City in 2021 in order to sell.

Read the full story here!

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Charlie Patino among Arsenal starlets set to shine in 2023 despite major transfer push

10:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal have a strong track record of blooding academy players and they will look to continue that trend in 2023.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are shining examples for youngsters at the club who are desperate to follow in their footsteps.

Arsenal have shown how they are ready to spend big in the transfer market but, even if they splash the cash, these young stars could make an impact for the Gunners.

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Tottenham youngsters to watch in 2023 as Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr hope to convince Antonio Conte

09:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte has been reluctant to blood young players in his first team this season but the club has a number of promising youngsters on the fringes of the squad and in the academy.

Conte, to his credit, has always had the mantra that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough so Spurs’ young players will be hoping to be given more opportunities in the New Year.

Here are three Spurs youngsters to keep an eye on in 2023.

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Juranovic exit ‘all set up’ as Chelsea plot move for ‘Reece James back-up’

09:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Josip Juranovic could leave Celtic in January amid reported interest from Chelsea, claims Hoops legend Neil Lennon.

The Croatian starred at the World Cup and has since been linked with a number of top teams around Europe.

With Reece James struggling to stay fit, Chelsea have been credited with an interest in the 27-year-old, along with Barcelona.

Juranovic joined Celtic from Legia Warsaw in 2021 and has four years still to run on his contract with the Glasgow giants.

Read the full story here!

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Shakhtar looking for ‘Grealish’ money as Arsenal transfer talks continue

09:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

Shakhtar Donetsk executive Carlo Nicoloni insists the club are looking for the kind of money Jack Grealish generated if they are to sell Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The Ukraine international is Mikel Arteta’s top target ahead of the January transfer window and the Premier League leaders have already seen an opening offer worth around £55m rejected.

Read the full story here!

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Tottenham told only £39.7m would seal Pedro Porro deal

08:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sporting manager Ruben Amorim insists Tottenham target Pedro Porro will only be allowed to leave should his release clause be met.

Spurs have watched the former Manchester City youngster and are keen to strengthen at right-back, with neither Emerson Royal nor Matt Doherty proving overly convincing.

Djed Spence, meanwhile, has been handed only 26 minutes of competition action since his summer move from Middlesbrough.

Read the full story here!

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Manchester United takeover close?

08:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

It seems like an age ago now, but the Glazer family have confirmed they are ready to consider offers for Manchester United.

While takeovers, particularly of that magnitude, are usually protracted affairs, there may well be some developments in the offing.

According to David Ornstein, something could happen “very soon.”

“You will need to watch this space on a takeover because it could be coming very soon and it will be a seismic moment in the history of Manchester United because so many supporters have wanted a change in the hierarchy,” he told CBS Sports.

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No Newcastle interest in Jorginho

08:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is approaching the final six months of his contract and, as such, will be able to talk to foreign clubs in January.

While Barcelona are thought to be plotting a move, a team closer to home have been credited with an interest in the form of Newcastle.

According to The Daily Telegraph, however, the Toon will not be moving for the Italian international.

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Tottenham could sign Yannick Carrasco

08:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to Mundo Deportivo, Spurs are ready to pounce after Atletico Madrid put Yannick Carrasco up for sale.

It is though Antonio Conte is keen to strengthen his attacking line next month and could move for the Belgian international for a fee of around £35m.

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Chelsea to discuss terms with Enzo Fernandez

07:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Standard Sport understands Chelsea are interested in the signing of Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

Now, according to The Sun, there have been some fresh developments.

They claim the Blues have told Benfica they will pay the 21-year-old’s huge £105m release clause and will now meet with the player’s agent to discuss terms.

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Arsenal ready to sign Joao Felix and Mykhaylo Mudryk

07:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

This would be some statement of intent.

While Arsenal are expected to be busy, most of the talk has been around them signing one forward to replace the injured Gabriel Jesus and keep up their Premier League title challenge.

Still, according to David Ornstein, the club are ready to move for both Joao Felix AND Mykhaylo Mudryk this month.

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ICYMI: Liverpool sign Gakpo

07:00 , Alex Young

Liverpool yesterday confirmed the signing of Cody Gakpo from PSV.

He has signed a contract until 2028, and will cost an initial £37m.

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ICYMI: Arsenal want £100m Mac Allister and Mudryk

06:30 , Alex Young

Arsenal are ready to rival Chelsea for Alexis Mac Allister, another player who shone for Argentina at the World Cup and is currently at Brighton.

TyC Sports journalist Gaston Edul says Atletico Madrid are also targeting the 24-year-old but that Chelsea are currently frontrunners to sign him.

Mac Allister played a key role in helping Lionel Messi’s Argentina win the World Cup and his reputation soared with his performances in Qatar.

With Arsenal’s opening bid of around £55million for Mykhaylo Mudryk rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk, it is expected the pair would cost at least £100m.

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ICYMI: Chelsea sign Fofana

06:00 , Alex Young

Chelsea yesterday confirmed they have reached a pre-agreement with Molde to sign striker David Datro Fofana.

The 20-year-old Ivorian will move to Stamford Bridge on January 1 for a fee believed to be around £8million.

Fofana has scored 19 goals in 34 appearances for Molde in 2022.

A short Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea FC has reached a pre-agreement with Molde FK for the transfer of David Datro Fofana.

“The 20-year-old striker will join the Blues on 1 January 2023. We look forward to welcoming David to the club!”

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Lucas heading back to Brazil?

05:00 , Alex Young

Tottenham forward Lucas Moura could be heading back to Brazil.

According to Brazilian outlet Lance, the forward is in talks with Sao Paulo over a return.

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Exclusive: Fulham launch Cedric bid

Wednesday 28 December 2022 22:26 , Alex Young

Fulham are expected to make a formal offer for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares in the coming days, writes Simon Collings.

The west Londoners want to sign a right-back during the coming January transfer window and have identified Cedric as their preferred target. Both a loan, with an obligation to buy, and a permanent deal is being considered.

Cedric is a long-term target for Fulham with interest being driven by manager Marco Silva, who previously worked with the defender at Sporting eight years ago.

Fulham, though, face competition from both Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen for Cedric.

Read more here.

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Verratti signs new PSG contract

Wednesday 28 December 2022 22:09 , Alex Young

One you may have missed earlier. Marco Verratti has extended his contract with Paris Saint-Germain for two more years, now running until 2026.

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Done deal! Liverpool sign Gakpo

Wednesday 28 December 2022 21:05 , Alex Young

Liverpool love getting their business done quickly and early. Cody Gakpo is their first January signing.

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Arsenal told Mudryk price

Wednesday 28 December 2022 19:54 , Alex Young

Arsenal have been told by Shakhtar Donetsk to pay £85million to sign top target Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to Sky Sports.

That’s a big leap from their rejected bid of £55m, which was heavily incentivised.

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Barca tell Moukoko to force through move

Wednesday 28 December 2022 17:08 , Alex Young

Youssoufa Moukoko wants sign for Barcelona when his Dortmund deal runs out, according to Sport, but the Spanish giants are unwilling to get into a bidding war.

In an interesting tactic, Barca have reportedly told Moukoko that he will have to force through a move to Camp Nou over more lucrative offers from elsewhere, as they continue to struggle financially.

Eriksen: Man United have moved on from Ronaldo

Wednesday 28 December 2022 16:46 , Alex Young

Christian Eriksen insists football quickly moves on as Manchester United began life in the Premier League after Cristiano Ronaldo with a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

"First of all we are sad that Ronaldo is not part of it, his legacy and his name at any club is special, for me to be fortunate to play with him in my career was very nice," he said.

"The football goes on. You feel that the next game after, people will forget what it was like before and now our focus is really like he is not here.

"The atmosphere is good, we have a lot of people coming back from the World Cup, the last guys are coming back and everyone is coming together.

"The atmosphere is good. It helps winning games and also before we went away for the World Cup we had a few good games and good wins and it makes it easier to come back and start like this."

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ICYMI: Arsenal want £100m Mac Allister and Mudryk

Wednesday 28 December 2022 16:32 , Alex Young

Arsenal are ready to rival Chelsea for Alexis Mac Allister, another player who shone for Argentina at the World Cup and is currently at Brighton.

TyC Sports journalist Gaston Edul says Atletico Madrid are also targeting the 24-year-old but that Chelsea are currently frontrunners to sign him.

Mac Allister played a key role in helping Lionel Messi’s Argentina win the World Cup and his reputation soared with his performances in Qatar.

With Arsenal’s opening bid of around £55million for Mykhaylo Mudryk rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk, it is expected the pair would cost at least £100m.

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Chelsea spending begins

Wednesday 28 December 2022 16:23 , Alex Young

Chelsea aren’t messing around, much like in the summer.

Vasco da Gama’s 18-year-old midfielder Andrey Santos could soon join Fofana at Chelsea, while talks over a £35million deal for Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile remain ongoing.

Done deal!

Wednesday 28 December 2022 16:16 , Giuseppe Muro

Chelsea have confirmed they have reached a pre-agreement with Molde to sign striker David Datro Fofana.

The 20-year-old Ivorian will move to Stamford Bridge on January 1 for a fee believed to be around £8million.

Fofana has scored 19 goals in 34 appearances for Molde in 2022.

A short Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea FC has reached a pre-agreement with Molde FK for the transfer of David Datro Fofana.

“The 20-year-old striker will join the Blues on 1 January 2023. We look forward to welcoming David to the club!”

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Chelsea boost over Reece James injury

Wednesday 28 December 2022 14:39 , Giuseppe Muro

Chelsea’s January transfer plans could be altered by Reece James’ latest injury setback and it was reported today that the Blues could revive their interest in Celtic right-back Josip Juranovic.

But Chelsea appear to have been given a major boost with the news that James hopes to return in three to four weeks.

The Athletic report that the injured James suffered against Bournemouth yesterday “is not as bad as first feared”.

James underwent a scan on the injury this morning, following the game.

The 23-year-old posted on social media earlier and said 2022 has been the toughest year of his career.

“Just wanna thank you all for the support, none of you go unnoticed,” he said. “It’s naturally affected me mentally, I’m currently just tryna deal with the cards I’ve been dealt.

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Chelsea ready to trigger Fernandez £105m release clause

Wednesday 28 December 2022 12:34 , Giuseppe Muro

Big Chelsea news from Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.

Chelsea have communicated their willingness to pay Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez’s £105million release clause at Benfica.

The 21-year-old was one of the breakout stars at the World Cup and is highly sought after, with at least one other club said to be in the race sign him in January.

Chelsea officials have already informed Benfica of their interest in Fernandez during a meeting involving super-agent Jorge Mendes and Benfica president Rui Costa.

The Blues hope to steal a march on their rivals, with Manchester United and Liverpool keen on securing midfielders next summer.

Read the full story here.

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Spurs and Man United could battle to sign defender

Wednesday 28 December 2022 12:11 , Giuseppe Muro

Antonio Conte has made it clear he wants to upgrade his defence and Tottenham and Manchester United are set to battle it out to sign Inter Milan centre-back Stefan De Vrij, according to reports in Italy.

The Dutch international is out of contract at the end of the season and is said to be reluctant to sign a new deal, meaning he will be a free agent next summer.

And CalcioMercato claim Spurs and United will push to sign him.

Arsenal could target new defender

Wednesday 28 December 2022 11:25 , Giuseppe Muro

Arsenal’s No1 January priority is signing Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.

But the Gunners could also look at bringing in a midfielder and a left-sided centre-back.

Long-term, Arsenal want to bring in a left-sided centre-back to compete with Gabriel Magalhaes and they are fans of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka.

Read a full January transfer window guide for Arsenal here.

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Chelsea ready to accelerate Juranovic interest

Wednesday 28 December 2022 11:13 , Giuseppe Muro

While Chelsea await news of the extent of Reece James’ injury setback, the Blues could be ready to revive their interest in Celtic right-back Josip Juranovic.

Chelsea have held long-term interest in Juranovic and the Daily Mail report that another injury to James, who limped off in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth, could see them accelerate that interest in the Croatia international.

Juranovic was named in the World Cup team of the tournament after starring for Croatia as they finished third and the 27-year-old could cost as little as £8million.

Celtic have already agreed a deal to sign right-back Alistair Johnston from MLS club CF Montreal, which paves the way for Juranovic to move to the Premier League.

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Barcelona close in on Kante deal

Wednesday 28 December 2022 10:56 , Giuseppe Muro

Some potential bad news for Chelsea.

Spanish publication Sport say Barcelona director Mateu Alemany has three signings all-but secured for next summer: N’Golo Kante, Inigo Martinez and Youssoufa Moukoko.

Chelsea have been hoping Kante will sign a new contract, while the Blues also have interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Moukoko.

Martinez is a centre-back who plays for Athletic Bilbao.

Ten Hag has faith in United strikers

Wednesday 28 December 2022 10:52 , Giuseppe Muro

Manchester United are in the market to sign a striker following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

But Erik ten Hag has been adamant United will not buy for the sake of it in January and, after Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial scored in their 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest last night, he has expressed faith in the strikers he has at his disposal.

“I never spoke about that I have doubt about that on the counter side,” Ten Hag said. “We have (Alejandro) Garnacho, we have (Anthony) Elanga, we have numbers as well, but those four didn’t play two games together. I think only Everton.

“When we can play those front four often together there will be more routines and when we get more routines in we have more of a goalscoring threat and that is what you see tonight, we score three goals. I am quite happy with them.

“When you are critical – and I am – there is room for improvement because we should score more than three goals with the chances we create but I’m happy with creating all those chances.”

Al-Nassr president: No Ronaldo agreement yet

Wednesday 28 December 2022 10:29 , Giuseppe Muro

Al-Nassr president Musli Al-Muammar has denied the Saudi Arabia club have reached an agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo yet.

Ronaldo is in talks over a £173million-a-year deal to join Al-Nassr after leaving Manchester United before the World Cup.

Reports in Spain have claimed there is now a total agreement between Ronaldo and Al-Nassr.

But Al-Nassr chief Al-Muammar said: "[Reports on] Ronaldo are not right and most of what has been written and said in the media is a lie.”

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Arsenal plan fresh Mudryk talks

Wednesday 28 December 2022 10:02 , Giuseppe Muro

Arsenal’s opening bid of around £55million for Mykhaylo Mudryk rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk on Monday but the two clubs are now set for a fresh round of talks.

The Gunners have made Mudryk their top transfer target in January and the 21-year-old is keen on a move to Emirates Stadium.

Shakhtar have said publicly they want closer to £85m but Arsenal hope they will soften their stance over Mudryk, who posted on Instagram showing himself watching Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1 to move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League on Boxing Day.

Mudryk has emerged as one of Europe’s most sought-after young players since becoming a first-team regular with Shakhtar at the start of last season.

He scored three goals during the Champions League group stage this season, in which Shakhtar narrowly missed out on qualification to the round of 16.

Arsenal and Chelsea target Mac Allister

Wednesday 28 December 2022 09:53 , Giuseppe Muro

Alexis Mac Allister was another player who shone for Argentina at the World Cup and reports in Argentina this morning claim both Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in the Brighton midfielder.

TyC Sports journalist Gaston Edul says Atletico Madrid are also targeting the 24-year-old but that Chelsea are currently frontrunners to sign him.

Mac Allister played a key role in helping Lionel Messi’s Argentina win the World Cup and his reputation soared with his performances in Qatar.

Edul adds that a transfer is likely to have to take place in the summer, with Brighton keen to keep their star asset until the end of the season.

Brighton are well-placed to stave off the inevitable interest from Mac Allister after they tied him down to a contract until 2025, with a club option of a further year, shortly before the World Cup.

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Chelsea make £115m Fernandez bid

Wednesday 28 December 2022 09:45 , Giuseppe Muro

January looks set to be a crucial month for Chelsea, who are plotting early moves once the transfer window opens.

Their latest target is Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez and reports in Portugal claim the Blues have made a £115million bid to sign the 21-year-old from Benfica.

Fernandez was one of the breakout stars of the World Cup and Chelsea need to overhaul their midfield, with Jorginho and N’Golo Kante out of contract at the end of the season.

A number of other Premier League clubs are interested in Fernandez, who starred for Argentina in Qatar, but Chelsea appear to have taken the first steps to sign him as they bid to see of competition from Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester United.

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IYCMI: Ajax want Brentford star David Raya

Wednesday 28 December 2022 07:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brentford could have to fight to keep their key players.

Ivan Toney has been linked with a major move away after taking to life in the Premier League oh so well, although Thomas Frank could soon be dealing with another exit.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Ajax are plotting a move for David Raya.

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IYCMI: Antonio Conte confirms Tottenham transfer stance

Wednesday 28 December 2022 06:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Spurs boss is keen to sign new players in January, although the club look to be trying to look at younger options.

Ah well, Conte is usually one to take these things in his stride...

“Tottenham want to invest on young players, as we did with Kulusevski and Bentancur. Talents but with accessible salaries. This is what we’ll try to do,” he told Sky Sports.

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ICYMI: Ten Hag breaks silence on Cody Gakpo to Liverpool

Wednesday 28 December 2022 06:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag refused to be drawn on Cody Gakpo but did confirm Manchester United were looking to sign a new striker in the January transfer window.

The PSV Eindhoven forward had been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford but will instead join rivals Liverpool, who reportedly stole a march on United.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit has left ten Hag light, despite the increasingly prolific form of Marcus Rashford.

Read the full story here!

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ICYMI: Liverpool pushing to sign Enzo Fernandez

Wednesday 28 December 2022 05:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool pushing to sign Enzo Fernandez

While Jude Bellingham has been the midfielder most often linked to Liverpool, Real Madrid are now thought to be his favoured destination.

Now, Marca claim, Jurgen Klopp is ready to turn his attention to another World Cup star.

Enzo Fernandez, who beat Bellingham to the Best Young Player Award in Qatar, is now said to be Liverpool’s priority option.

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ICYMI: Chelsea leading race to sign Alexis Mac Allister

Wednesday 28 December 2022 05:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister is on top of the world at the moment.

The Argentine starred at the World Cup, taking his impressive Premier League form to Qatar.

As a result, he’s been linked with a number of huge moves and, according to TYC Sports, Chelsea are leading the race to sign him.

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Ten Hag addresses Gakpo as Man United boss confirms transfer stance

Tuesday 27 December 2022 22:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag refused to be drawn on Cody Gakpo but did confirm Manchester United were looking to sign a new striker in the January transfer window.

The PSV Eindhoven forward had been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford but will instead join rivals Liverpool, who reportedly stole a march on United.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit has left ten Hag light, despite the increasingly prolific form of Marcus Rashford.

Read the full story here!

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IYCMI - Man United and Arsenal hold Joao Felix talks

Tuesday 27 December 2022 22:31 , George Flood

Joao Felix may be moving closer to a transfer to the Premier League.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been heavily linked with the Portuguese striker, who is desperate to leave Atletico Madrid in January.

Fabrizio Romano reports that both Arsenal and United have now held fresh talks with Felix’s agent Jorge Mendes in a bid to find a solution.

He reports that further discussions will be held over the coming days.

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Gakpo to undergo Liverpool medical tomorrow

Tuesday 27 December 2022 22:22 , George Flood

Cody Gakpo looks set to undergo his Liverpool medical tomorrow.

The Reds have beaten fierce rivals Manchester United to the signing of the Dutch World Cup star, who is set to move to Anfield from Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven in a deal worth an initial £37m.

According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool planned for Gakpo - who has already signed a six-year contract - to arrive in England tonight, with all the formalities to be wrapped up.

All being well, he will take part in the main tests from his medical on Wednesday.

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ICYMI - Arsenal prepare second Mudryk bid

Tuesday 27 December 2022 22:15 , George Flood

Arsenal have had their opening offer for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk rejected - but the Gunners are set to return with a new bid, writes Simon Collings.

Their opening offer was believed to be in the region of £55m, although part of that amount was due to be paid in add-ons.

Arsenal remain in talks with Shakhtar and are expected to return with a fresh offer for Mudryk.

The winger is Arsenal’s top target in January, but Shakhtar have publicly said that they want close to £85m for him.

Read the full article here

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ICYMI - Chelsea close in on £35m Badiashile signing

Tuesday 27 December 2022 22:11 , George Flood

Chelsea are in talks to sign Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile in a deal that could be worth around £35m, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the Blues’ primary targets for an early January move with fitness concerns surrounding both Wesley Fofana and Ben Chilwell.

The transfer has yet to be completed but Chelsea are immediately capitalising on the connections made by new technical director Laurence Stewart - who recently joined the club from Monaco.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is keen to add another left-sided defender to his squad and wants the France international, who has just 18 months left to run on his current contract in the principality.

Chelsea want to be similarly swift and decisive after already closing two deals for Molde’s 19-year-old striker David Datro Fofana and Vasco da Gama’s 18-year-old midfielder Andrey Santos.

Read the full article here

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Betinho responds to Man United squad list gaffe

Tuesday 27 December 2022 22:03 , George Flood

Betinho has responded in comical fashion after bizarrely being included on Manchester United’s squad list.

The little-known Portuguese striker, full name Alberto Alves Coelho, became the talk of football social media on Tuesday afternoon after somehow being included on the latest United squad list detailed on the Premier League’s official website before their meeting with Nottingham Forest, complete with the no11 shirt.

There is obviously no shock United move afoot for Betinho, with The Athletic reporting that the club referred what was described as a “technical issue” to the top-flight, who worked to get it fixed.

Still, that has not stopped the player himself from revelling in his new-found fame via Instagram Stories, screenshotting his unexpected place on the squad list along with the caption: “Thank you Manchester United. See you soon.”

Read the full article here

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ICYMI - Chelsea and Tottenham eye Pickford

Tuesday 27 December 2022 21:58 , George Flood

Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United all have an interest in Jordan Pickford, reports suggest.

The England No1 looked to have committed his long-term future to Everton before the World Cup amid reports that he had agreed a five-year contract extension.

However, the Daily Mail report that the Toffees have yet to sign off on that new deal, throwing Pickford’s future into doubt.

Chelsea, Spurs and United are all said to be watching the situation very closely, with Pickford’s current contract only having 18 months left to run.

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David Raya could leave Brentford

Tuesday 27 December 2022 19:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brentford could have to fight to keep their key players.

Ivan Toney has been linked with a major move away after taking to life in the Premier League oh so well, although Thomas Frank could soon be dealing with another exit.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Ajax are plotting a move for David Raya.

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Antonio Conte provides Tottenham transfer update

Tuesday 27 December 2022 19:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Spurs boss is keen to sign new players in January, although the club look to be trying to look at younger options.

Ah well, Conte is usually one to take these things in his stride...

“Tottenham want to invest on young players, as we did with Kulusevski and Bentancur. Talents but with accessible salaries. This is what we’ll try to do,” he told Sky Sports.

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Chelsea leading race to sign Alexis Mac Allister

Tuesday 27 December 2022 18:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister is on top of the world at the moment.

The Argentine starred at the World Cup, taking his impressive Premier League form to Qatar.

As a result, he’s been linked with a number of huge moves and, according to TYC Sports, Chelsea are leading the race to sign him.

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Chelsea, Man United and Tottenham interested in Jordan Pickford

Tuesday 27 December 2022 18:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Just how long Everton can hold onto England’s No.1 remains to be seen.

A key part of a relatively successful team at international level, Jordan Pickford must be keen to test himself higher up the Premier League.

Well, according to the Daily Mail, that could soon happen.

They claim Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea are all keen on a move for the 28-year-old, who has only 18 months to run on his deal at Goodison Park.

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Erik ten Hag confirms Manchester United transfer plans

Tuesday 27 December 2022 18:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Manchester United manager has confirmed the club are looking for an attacking player in January, amid links with a move for Joao Felix.

“Our squad is double occupied on most positions, but not up front. We are looking for an attacking player. I won’t tell you the profile. There are options, and we are working on a few options. If it meets our financial & sporting wishes, we will strike.”

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Liverpool pushing to sign Enzo Fernandez

Tuesday 27 December 2022 17:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

While Jude Bellingham has been the midfielder most often linked to Liverpool, Real Madrid are now thought to be his favoured destination.

Now, Marca claim, Jurgen Klopp is ready to turn his attention to another World Cup star.

Enzo Fernandez, who beat Bellingham to the Best Young Player Award in Qatar, is now said to be Liverpool’s priority option.

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Arsenal plotting quick fresh bid for Mudryk after £55m offer rejected

Tuesday 27 December 2022 17:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal have had their opening offer for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk rejected - but the Gunners are set to return with a new bid.

Their opening offer was believed to be in the region of £55million, although part of that amount was due to be paid in add-ons.

Arsenal remain in talks with Shakhtar Donetsk and are expected to return with a fresh offer for Mudryk.

The winger is Arsenal’s top target in January, but Shakhtar Donetsk have publicly said they want close to £85m for him.

Read the full story here!

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Bernardo Silva could leave Manchester City

Tuesday 27 December 2022 16:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Despite being a key player at one of the best teams in the world, Bernardo Silva is almost constantly linked with a move away from Manchester City.

Barcelona have consistently been touted as his eventual landing spot, although a deal has obviously never come to fruition.

According to The Athletic, however, City could now be tempted into accepting a big offer.

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Manchester United unlikely to land big striker deal

Tuesday 27 December 2022 16:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bad news, Manchester United fans.

Not only is Cody Gakpo bound for Liverpool, it seems United will not be landing a big striker in January.

The Guardian claim the club are expected to limit their activity to signing short-term fixes during the winter window.

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Djed Spence could leave Tottenham

Tuesday 27 December 2022 16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Djed Spence has hardly been given a chance at Tottenham despite a protracted summer move from Middlesbrough.

In fact, the defender’s time at Spurs could soon be over altogether.

ESPN claim there are a host of clubs in the Premier League and the Championship keen on a move.

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Chelsea pushing to sign Youssoufa Moukoko

Tuesday 27 December 2022 16:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

A number of clubs are said to be keen on signing Borussia Dortmund forward Youssoufa Moukoko, who is coming towards the end of his contract with the German giants.

Still, according to reports in BILD, it is Chelsea who are most keen on the teenager.

Indeed, they claim the Blues are prepared to try and land the striker in January, rather than wait until the summer.

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Cristiano Ronaldo to undergo medical at Al-Nassr

Tuesday 27 December 2022 16:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cristiano Ronaldo now seems all-but certain to move to Saudi Arabia, surely bringing an end to the high-level part of his career.

Whether or not that’s quite what he had in mind when he held that interview with Piers Morgan is the subject of debate but the money Al-Nassr are reportedly offering him certainly isn’t to be sniffed at.

According to CBS Sports, Ronaldo is set to undergo a medical in the Middle East.

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Chelsea in Badiashile talks as Atletico make Joao Felix offer

Tuesday 27 December 2022 15:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are in talks to sign Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile in a deal that could be worth around £35million, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the Blues’ primary targets for an early January move with fitness concerns surrounding both Wesley Fofana and Ben Chilwell.

The transfer has yet to be completed but Chelsea are immediately capitalising on the connections made by new technical director Laurence Stewart - who recently joined the club from Monaco.

Read the full story here!

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Pedro Porro to Tottenham latest

Tuesday 27 December 2022 15:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

Pedro Porro is perhaps the one player genuinely linked to Tottenham ahead of the January transfer window.

With Antonio Conte keen to strenghen at right-back, the Sporting star looks a good option, having impressed against Spurs in the Champions League.

The Athletic, however, suggest a deal could be difficult to do. The Lisbon giants simply do not need to sell mid-season, while it’s unclear as to how willing Spurs wil be to spend.

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Manchester United hold fresh talks over move for Joao Felix

Tuesday 27 December 2022 15:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

While Cody Gakpo was widely tipped to be on his way to Manchester United, Liverpool have now stolen a march.

As a result, the club appear to have been prompted into action as they attempt to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. Indeed, Fabrizio Romano claim the club have held fresh talks with Atletico Madrid about Joao Felix and a potential move this January.

The Portugal forward is expected to be allowed to leave the Spanish capital, initially on loan before a permanent exit in the summer.

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Chelsea plot immediate Theo Hernandez signing

Tuesday 27 December 2022 15:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are not wasting time.

In talks to sign Benoit Badiashile from Monaco, Graham Potter is reportedly looking at another option to increase the level of competition in his squad.

Indeed, Inter Live claim the Blues want to sign Theo Hernandez this month amid further interest from PSG and Real Madrid.

The World Cup winner could be up for sale at AC Milan as they attempt to raise funds and would provide top-level experience to a side pushing to finish in the top four.

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Arsenal to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk this week

Tuesday 27 December 2022 15:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal could enjoy a very productive start to 2023.

Sitting pretty atop the Premier League after beating West Ham upon their return to domestic duty following the World Cup, the club are actively making moves to ensure Gabriel Jesus’ injury does not impact their title push.

Mykhaylo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk is a target and the club have made an opening offer of around £85m. While that is likely to be rejected, however, there have been some developments.

According to Football Insider, the Gunners are hopeful of landing the winger THIS WEEK.

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Man United ‘have advanced’ Fernandez move

Tuesday 27 December 2022 13:36 , Giuseppe Muro

Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez was one of the breakout stars of the World Cup and Premier League clubs could be set for a transfer battle to sign the 21-year-old.

Fernandez returned to Portugal today following his World Cup break but he might not be at Benfica for long.

According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Manchester United “have advanced” a move for Fernandez with “new contacts and approaches” to convince Benfica to sell him in January.

The report claims Liverpool have made similar contact but that their deal to sign Cody Gakpo could end their move for Fernandez, given they are about to spend an initial £37million on Gakpo. Newcastle have also been credited with an interest in him.

The front page of Record claims Benfica are now waiting for an offer to arrive.

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Arsenal set out maximum Mudryk bid

Tuesday 27 December 2022 13:09 , Giuseppe Muro

Arsenal have reportedly decided their maximum bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk, with their opening offer of around £55million expected to be rejected.

Shakhtar Donetsk have previously said they want £88m for the Ukraine winger and are notoriously tough negotiators.

But, according to CBS Sports, Arsenal insist they will not pay over the odds for Mudryk and have set a maximum total package, including add-ons, at £61.6m.

Talks are expected to continue.

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Gakpo agrees six-year Liverpool deal

Tuesday 27 December 2022 12:12 , Giuseppe Muro

After Liverpool agreed to sign Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven for an initial £37million, the Netherlands forward is set to sign a six-year contract at Anfield.

Fabrizio Romano says Gakpo has agreed a deal with Liverpool until 2028 and that “contracts are being prepared” ahead of his switch to the Premier League.

PSV said last night that Gakpo was travelling to England to complete the deal.

Manchester United had been heavily linked with a move for Gakpo but Liverpool have made a move with forwards Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota facing lengthy spells out injured.

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Ajax target Brentford goalkeeper

Tuesday 27 December 2022 11:30 , Giuseppe Muro

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is a target for Ajax, according to reports in Spain.

AS claim Ajax have contacted Raya over a potential January move.

The 27-year-old has been in good form for Brentford this season and has 18 months left on his contract at the west London club.

Tuesday 27 December 2022 11:05 , Giuseppe Muro

Chelsea target Rafael Leao has said he would like to test himself in the Premier League in the future.

The Blues have targeted a move for Leao, who is in the final 18 months of his contract at AC Milan and has been linked with a move.

But the Portugal star insists “now I’m 100 per cent focused on AC Milan".

Leao, who helped Milan win the Serie A title last season, was asked by radio station RDP Africa whether he wants to test himself in the Premier League.

He responded: “Yes, in the future. But now I’m 100 per cent focused on Milan. I’m at a top club and I’m under contract. I also like the city of Milan.”

Leao also revealed his admiration for Arsenal, saying: “I’ve seen a lot of games this year. “I like Arsenal, I think they play very well.”

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Premier League interest in Spurs defender

Tuesday 27 December 2022 10:56 , Giuseppe Muro

Sticking with Tottenham, Djed Spence is attracting plenty of interest ahead of the January transfer window.

ESPN report a host of Premier League and Championship clubs are interested in the 22-year-old right-back, who has been marginalised under Antonio Conte since joining from Middlesbrough in the summer.

Spence was not in the Spurs squad for their 2-2 draw at Brentford on Boxing Day and could seek a move elsewhere in January.

Spurs eye swap deal

Tuesday 27 December 2022 10:50 , Giuseppe Muro

It is no secret that Antonio Conte wants Tottenham to make moves to strengthen his squad in January.

Spurs are targeting a move for France midfielder Adrien Rabiot and, according to reports in Italy, they are open to letting Emerson Royal go in a swap deal with Juventus for Rabiot.

Royal has struggled at Spurs this season and was dropped for their 2-2 draw at Brentford on Boxing Day.

CalcioMercatoWeb says Spurs are eyeing a swap deal involving Royal and Rabiot, but the report claims Juventus only want a cash deal for Rabiot.

Chelsea suffer blow in Felix pursuit

Tuesday 27 December 2022 10:43 , Giuseppe Muro

It emerged yesterday that Chelsea are preparing a loan move for Joao Felix as they bid to bolster their attack to help them climb back into the Champions League places.

Felix is available when the transfer window opens on January 1 but this morning Chelsea appear to have been dealt a blow in their bid to sign the Portugal star.

Reports in Spain claim Manchester United are leading the race to sign Felix after they missed out on Cody Gakpo to Liverpool.

Spanish outlet Relevo say United are ahead of Chelsea in the fight for Felix, with Atletico willing to accept around £114million for the 23-year-old.

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Mudryk to Arsenal latest

Tuesday 27 December 2022 10:34 , Giuseppe Muro

Mykhaylo Mudryk wanted the world to know he was watching Arsenal last night when he posted a picture of himself viewing their 3-1 win over West Ham.

Arsenal have made an opening bid of around £55million for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger as they bid to strengthen their Premier League title bid.

Shakhtar have yet to respond publicly to the bid but they have previously stated they want closer to £85m and Fabrizio Romano claims they are holding out for “way more”.

Talks are set to continue. Mudryk is keen on a move to Emirates Stadium and Arsenal hope Shakhtar will soften their stance.

Mikel Arteta was asked about the bid for Mudryk after his side went seven points clear at the top.

Asked about the bid for Mudryk, Arteta said: “You know I never speak about players who are not with us. We said that we will try and find ways to strengthen the team if we find the right players and that is what I can say.”

On Mudryk watching the West Ham game, Arteta said: “The good thing in England is that you don’t have many other matches in other countries, we are the only ones playing through Christmas! So hopefully a lot of people watched our game and we gave them a good show.”

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Mudryk tunes into Arsenal win

Monday 26 December 2022 23:03 , Marc Mayo

Mykhaylo Mudryk watched on as Arsenal faced West Ham on Boxing Day, having reportedly been the subject of a first transfer offer from the Gunners.

A bid of £55m has been launched, as confirmed by Standard Sport.

Later the same evening, the 21-year-old posted footage of his entertainment to Instagram - watching Arsenal on his tablet.

Read the full story!

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Mudryk to Arsenal latest

Monday 26 December 2022 22:33 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have made a formal offer of around £55million for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Shakhtar are yet to respond to the offer which is partly made up of £20m in add-ons, but they have publicly stated they want closer to £85m for one of their star players.

Arsenal have made it their priority to sign a wide forward during next month’s transfer window in a bid to strengthen their Premier League title challenge.

Read the full story from Standard Sport’s Simon Collings!

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Gakpo fee agreed

Monday 26 December 2022 22:02 , Marc Mayo

The fee for Cody Gakpo is around £37million.

Penny for Manchester United’s thoughts...

Done deal!

Monday 26 December 2022 21:54 , Marc Mayo

PSV announce an agreement with Liverpool for Cody Gakpo!

Liverpool set to steal Gakpo

Monday 26 December 2022 21:13 , Marc Mayo

The Athletic report Liverpool are in advanced talks to snatch Cody Gakpo off Manchester United.

PSV Eindhoven are close to agreeing a deal for the Dutch striker.

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More on Mudryk

Monday 26 December 2022 20:38 , Marc Mayo

The Times reporting Arsenal’s Mykhaylo Mudryk bid was “in excess” of £45m.

Shakhtar Donetsk are sticking to their £80m demands, for now.

Rabiot to decide his next move

Monday 26 December 2022 20:18 , Marc Mayo

Adrien Rabiot’s future is in his own hands.

Tottenham lead Arsenal in the race for the French midfielder, according to TMW.

With Juventus ready to sell, his fate now depends on whether he wants a January or summer move, and to whom…

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Arsenal fail with first Mudryk bid

Monday 26 December 2022 19:25 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal’s initial £35m bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk has been rejected.

Fabrizio Romano details an extra £17m in add-ons from the Gunners but Shakhtar Donetsk want “way more”.

Talks will continue...

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Chelsea in Skriniar running

Monday 26 December 2022 18:38 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are set to join six other clubs in bidding for Milan Skriniar.

Out of contract in the summer, TeamTalk say Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, PSG, Manchester City and Newcastle want the defender.

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Door opens for Vlahovic

Monday 26 December 2022 17:56 , Marc Mayo

A bid of £80m is required to bring Juventus to the negotiating table over Dusan Vlahovic.

According to TMW, neither the club nor the player are desperate to do a deal in January.

But such a mega introductory offer would change things, with Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly keen.

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Live football!

Monday 26 December 2022 17:31 , Marc Mayo

Away from the transfer window, Liverpool’s Premier League game against Aston Villa is just kicking off...

Follow the action LIVE!

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Chelsa plot Felix bid

Monday 26 December 2022 17:01 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are set to make a loan bid to sign Joao Felix.

An initial temporary deal could involve an obligation to sign the Portuguese star permanently, depending on Atletico Madrid’s asking price.

Arsenal have also been linked with the striker, who is said to be available after falling out with Diego Simeone.

The Telegraph say Chelsea want to move swiftly to sign Felix and bolster Graham Potter’s attack.

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Scalvini staying put

Monday 26 December 2022 16:49 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham target Giorgio Scalvini will not move clubs in January.

The highly-rated Atalanta youngster is also being tracked by Manchester United and City, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, plus Juventus and AC Milan.

But TMW report on Scalvini not leaving Bergamo until the summer, when a likely bidding war will begin.

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Mudryk tipped to snub Arsenal

Monday 26 December 2022 16:11 , Marc Mayo

Former footballer Frank McAvennie reckons Newcastle are primed to beat Arsenal to the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk.

“I can see Arteta wanting someone like Mudryk in there but they are a young team,” he told Football Insider.

“Newcastle are going forwards. Somebody like Mudryk would be a great name for the north-east, they would absolutely love it.

“I can see it happening – Mudryk is Eddie Howe’s kind of player. He would not be going there just for the money. I can understand any manager wanting to bring him in. I would love to see him in the Premier League.“

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Why Monaco are ready to sell Badiashile

Monday 26 December 2022 15:48 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea’s £35m talks to sign Benoit Badiashile from Monaco are being helped along by the Ligue 1 club’s desire to cash in on the defender.

That is according to Foot Mercato, who report on the player having only 18 months left on his contract.

Manchester United could gazump Chelsea’s bid, it is claimed, but are yet to submit a formal offer.

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Arsenal confident of Mudryk deal

Monday 26 December 2022 15:24 , Marc Mayo

Shakhtar Donetsk will accept a deal worth around £57m for Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk.

An initial price tag of £86m was set for the Ukrainian winger as interest in his signature grew.

According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are confident of Donetsk cutting that valuation in talks over the signing.

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Moyes: West Ham will fight to keep Rice

Monday 26 December 2022 14:48 , Matt Verri

David Moyes has warned that West Ham will not just “roll over” and allow Declan Rice to leave the club amid renewed links to Chelsea.

Rice has rejected numerous new contract offers from West Ham and his current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2024, only heightening speculation that his time at the London Stadium is nearing an end.

Recent reports have suggested that Chelsea are now ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign a long-term target whom they initially released from their own academy as a teenager back in 2014, reuniting him with long-time best friend Mason Mount.

“We’re not just going to roll over and let Dec walk out of the building, that is for sure,” Moyes said.

“It is going to be a big fight. I like it because he wants to challenge himself and he wants to play in the big games and be a top player.”

Read more on that here

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Battle for Skriniar

Monday 26 December 2022 14:28 , Matt Verri

Milan Skriniar’s Inter Milan contract expires at the end of the season, so it’s no surprise that many of Europe’s top clubs are interest in the centre-back.

PSG reportedly view Skriniar as one of their top priorities for next summer, while TEAMTalk claim that Liverpool and Tottenham also plan to submit contract offers.

Inter are still trying to convince the 27-year-old to sign a new deal, but they are running out of time before the defender can enter negotiations with other clubs.

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Klopp sends warning over ‘exceptional’ Bellingham

Monday 26 December 2022 14:09 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp has warned public discussions over the value of Jude Bellingham will do the teenager no favours.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was already one of Europe’s most in-demand going into the World Cup, and his stellar displays for England in Qatar have only increased his reputation.

Bellingham looks to have the pick of Europe’s top clubs when he decides to leave Germany, with Liverpool potentially leading the race for the 19-year-old if reports are to be believed.

Asked how much it would likely take for the Reds to land Bellingham, Klopp was full of praise for the teenager but had little interest in discussing a potential transfee fee.

“I don’t like to talk about money when you talk about a player like him,” Klopp said. “Everyone can see he is just exceptional.”

Read his full comments here

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Party time!

Monday 26 December 2022 13:43 , Matt Verri

Andrey Santos has something to celebrate!

His move to Chelsea is pretty much wrapped up, with the Blues set for an incredibly busy January.

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Kante to Saudi Arabia?

Monday 26 December 2022 13:25 , Matt Verri

All the talk around Al Nassr is of their bid for Cristiano Ronaldo, with the 37-year-old believed to be on the verge of completing his move to the Saudi club.

He could soon have company, with Footmercato reporting that Al Nassr want to sign N’Golo Kante when his Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season.

Recent speculation has suggested that a move to Barcelona is on the cards for Kante, but that could all change.

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Everton in for Elanga

Monday 26 December 2022 13:08 , Matt Verri

Everton are reportedly eyeing a January loan move for Anthony Elanga.

The Manchester United forward has made only five Premier League starts under Erik ten Hag, even with the likes of Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho missing significant chunks of the season.

The Athletic claim that the Toffees are considering a move for the 20-year-old, but their financial situation means they will be looking to make it a loan deal.

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Klopp hints at ‘very positive’ addition

Monday 26 December 2022 12:49 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp has suggested Liverpool could look to make a “very positive” signing in the January transfer window.

Luis Diaz was signed 12 months ago and made a flying start to life in England as he gave the Reds a real boost for the second half of the season. Klopp hopes Liverpool can find someone to have a similar impact this campaign.

“Last season we had Luis Diaz come in, which was very helpful for that part of the season, everybody would see that the same way,” Klopp said.

“But doing something again that is very positive - why not?”

Read the full story on that here

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Chelsea making progress in Badiashile pursuit

Monday 26 December 2022 12:27 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who reports that the Blues are now in advanced talks after submitting an official bid.

It’s believed a fee in the region of £35m is being discussed between the clubs, with the potentially being completed soon.

The 21-year-old made his senior debut for France earlier this season, featuring twice in the Nations Leagie.

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Vieira on Wan-Bissaka rumours

Monday 26 December 2022 12:16 , Matt Verri

Patrick Vieira believes Aaron Wan-Bissaka is “loved” by the Crystal Palace fans as he suggested it will be a busy January for the Eagles.

Wan-Bissaka left Palace in 2019 to join Manchester United, but has not had any sort of impact under Erik ten Hag and has been linked with a return to Selhurst Park.

“Listen, he is a Man United player,” said Vieira of Wan-Bissaka. “We have to respect that and there’s nothing more to say about that.

“He is a good player, there is no doubt about that. He’s related to this football club and I think he’s been loved by the fans. But again, he’s a United player. I hope we’re going to be busy [in January].

“We always work hard to try to improve the squad but we know how tough and difficult it is to find the players to improve the team. We are quite short on numbers but it is important to find the right players.”

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Ounahi on West Ham’s radar

Monday 26 December 2022 11:55 , Alex Young

West Ham are among several clubs monitoring Morocco World Cup star Azzedine Ounahi.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Sevilla, Leicester, Wolves, Napoli, Barcelona and Newcastle are all keen on the midfielder.

It is said Napoli are best placed to cut a deal worth £17m with French club Angers.

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