Welcome along to Monday’s transfer news live as we follow all the latest rumours, gossip and done deals from the Premier League and around Europe, as a January exodus brews with stars from Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and more looking to find first-team football away from the English top flight.
Dele Alli is pushing for a departure from Tottenham Hotspur and could get his wish with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this month, where his former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is in charge. Pochettino, who is currently isolating after testing positive for coronavirus, enjoyed a positive relationship with Dele during his time in north London and is reported to be keen to add the England international’s firepower to an already superb attack which includes Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe, while Dele searches for first-team football ahead of this summer’s rearranged Euro 2020.
Manchester United could also see a midfielder walk out the door as Juan Mata weighs up the possibility of a return to Valencia. Mata began his professional career at the Liga club as a teammate of David Villa, having come through the ranks at Real Madrid, but financial difficulties forced Valencia to sell their top stars and Mata has made a fine career predominantly in England with Chelsea and United. Now he could be returning to Spain, according to the Sun.
Mesut Ozil will be announced by Fenerbahce today after flying to Turkey to conclude the deal. Ozil has been pushed out by Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, excluded from the Premier League squad, and his seven-year stay in north London comes to ignominious end as he exits via the back door on a free transfer. Follow all the latest developments below.