Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal in Zubimendi bid, Kiwior and Fresneda update; Chelsea latest; Zaniolo to Spurs

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Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all looking to complete late deals as the final days of the January transfer window begin. Arsenal have signed Leandro Trossard and will today wrap up the shock £21m capture of Polish centre-back Jakub Kiwior, who has now passed a medical. A surprise loan move for Eduardo Camavinga has been dismissed by Real Madrid while they have also started talks with LaLiga stars Martin Zubimendi and Ivan Fresneda.

Chelsea have officially signed PSV Eindhoven star Noni Madueke in their sixth deal of the month. Moves to add a midfielder are continuing after failing to sign Moises Caicedo and Yves Bissouma.

Spurs are pushing to sign Nicolo Zaniolo from Roma and remain hopeful over an agreement for Sporting Lisbon wing-back Pedro Porro.Liverpool are eyeing a surprise move for Mason Mount while Manchester United want Harry Kane. Follow all the latest January transfer news, rumours and gossip live below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Kiwior set to join Arsenal today

  • Gunners bid for Zubimendi rejected

  • Spurs facing battle for Zaniolo

  • Arsenal to continue Fresneda talks

  • Dawson completes West Ham exit

ICYMI: Antonio Conte set to leave Tottenham

Monday 23 January 2023 07:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte will depart the club at the end of the season.

That is according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, who claims that the club have no intention of offering him a new contract past his current deal’s expiry in the summer.

The report adds that Spurs are unhappy with Conte’s regular public criticism and he will likely return to Italy.

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ICYMI: Kiwior completes Arsenal medical

Monday 23 January 2023 06:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are very close to announcing another new signing to follow hot on the heels of Leandro Trossard.

News emerged yesterday that the Gunners had agreed a shock €25m deal with Serie A side Spezia for Polish defender Jakub Kiwior.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the 22-year-old has now passed his medical in north London and will be announced as Arsenal’s newest player after signing a five-and-a-half year deal.

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ICYMI: Chelsea want Malo Gutso

Monday 23 January 2023 06:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Malo Gusto is on Chelsea’s wish list in their bid to sign a new right-back.

The Lyon defender, 19, is a serious target but the French club would prefer not to contemplate a sale this month, according to L’Equipe.

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ICYMI: Arsenal could still move for Vlahovic

Monday 23 January 2023 05:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Dusan Vlahovic is back on the agenda for several clubs after Juventus’ 15-point deduction.

According to 90min, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich want the Serbian striker.

A fee of £89m was quoted earlier in the window.

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ICYMI: Harry Maguire won’t be leaving Manchester United in January

Monday 23 January 2023 05:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay are off the menu this month.

Manchester United have vowed to reject any bids for the pair, in the hope they will be key members of the squad for potential trophy challenges.

West Ham want Maguire on loan with McTominay eyed by Newcastle, say The Times.

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Jose Mourinho confirms Tottenham target Zaniolo has asked to leave Roma

Sunday 22 January 2023 22:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Nicolo Zaniolo has asked to leave Roma amid links with a move to Tottenham.

Spurs have reportedly lined up an offer to sign the Italy international on loan for the rest of the season as Antonio Conte bids to strengthen during what remains of this month’s window.

Zaniolo was also linked with a move to north London over the course of the summer and could now finally be on the move having asked to leave the Italian capital.

Conte’s options up front have been undermined by a series of injuries this season, with both Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison missing chunks of the campaign.

Read the full story here!

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Spurs eye Rennes pair

Sunday 22 January 2023 13:56 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham are taking a look at Rennes duo Lovro Majer and Adrien Truffert.

Croatia international Majer, a central midfielder is also being watched by Manchester United and PSG.

Jeunes Footeux name young left-back Truffert as another option for Antonio Conte’s side.

The pressure is on Daniel Levy to get the chequebook out...

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Chelsea target heads elsewhere

Sunday 22 January 2023 13:37 , Marc Mayo

Josip Juranovic, previously linked with Chelsea, has sealed a £10m switch from Celtic to Union Berlin.

The right-back caught the eye with his World Cup displays for Croatia.

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Maguire a no-go in January

Sunday 22 January 2023 13:16 , Marc Mayo

Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay are off the menu this month.

Manchester United have vowed to reject any bids for the pair, in the hope they will be key members of the squad for potential trophy challenges.

West Ham want Maguire on loan with McTominay eyed by Newcastle, say The Times.

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How Spurs missed out on Trossard

Sunday 22 January 2023 12:50 , Marc Mayo

Leandro Trossard’s agent, Josy Comhair, has blamed Tottenham’s cautious approach for them failing to sign the new Arsenal star.

He told reporters: “Spurs were in contact with us for the last two weeks. But it was, ‘We want him, but wait this, wait that’.”

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Vlahovic back on the market?

Sunday 22 January 2023 12:33 , Marc Mayo

Dusan Vlahovic is back on the agenda for several clubs after Juventus’ 15-point deduction.

According to 90min, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich want the Serbian striker.

A fee of £89m was quoted earlier in the window.

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Ancelotti shuts the door on Arsenal

Sunday 22 January 2023 12:02 , Marc Mayo

Carlo Ancelotti has shut the door on Arsenal’s pursuit of Eduardo Camavinga.

Standard Sport broke the news on the Gunners’ interest a couple of days ago but Real Madrid will not do a deal.

He told reporters: “[Camavinga] is untouchable, like Kroos and Modric.”

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Spezia coach unhappy with Kiwior deal

Sunday 22 January 2023 11:43 , Marc Mayo

Luca Gotti has expressed his disappointment with Jakub Kiwior joining Arsenal.

“I am very happy for Kiwior and for the opportunity created,” he told reporters.

“It’s the club’s biggest sale ever and I probably think that the club is also happy, and hopefully we will be at the end of the journey as well.

“I'm not happy for myself...”

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Conte ‘set to leave Spurs'

Sunday 22 January 2023 11:14 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte will depart the club at the end of the season.

That is according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, who claims that the club have no intention of offering him a new contract past his current deal’s expiry in the summer.

The report adds that Spurs are unhappy with Conte’s regular public criticism and he will likely return to Italy.

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Roma target Ziyech as Zaniolo nears exit

Sunday 22 January 2023 10:51 , Marc Mayo

Roma are eyeing Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech to replace Nicolo Zaniolo.

The Italian winger is wanted by Brighton, Spurs and West Ham.

And Tuttosport say Ziyech is a prime candidate to head to Roma when Zaniolo is sold.

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Chelsea eye Gusto

Sunday 22 January 2023 10:29 , Marc Mayo

Malo Gusto is on Chelsea’s wish list in their bid to sign a new right-back.

The Lyon defender, 19, is a serious target but the French club would prefer not to contemplate a sale this month, according to L’Equipe.

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Arsenal to continue Fresneda talks

Sunday 22 January 2023 09:59 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal will resume talks over Valladolid full-back Ivan Fresneda next week.

Fabrizio Romano reports on the Gunners facing rival interest from Newcastle over the teenager.

But the Spanish club will need some more convincing as Arsenal look to continue their January spending, with Fresneda said to be open to moving to England.

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Done deal!

Sunday 22 January 2023 09:34 , Marc Mayo

Craig Dawson seals his £3.3m switch to Wolves from West Ham - who have stated their “reluctance” at selling the defender.

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Spurs facing battle for Zaniolo

Sunday 22 January 2023 09:12 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham face missing out on Nicolo Zaniolo to Brighton.

Il Tempo say a £21m bid is in the works as the Seagulls look to replace Leandro Trossard, himself a former Spurs target who joined Arsenal.

Zaniolo is up for grabs after pulling out of Roma’s squad to face Spezia today in a bid to force a move.

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New Arsenal signing expected today

Sunday 22 January 2023 08:54 , Marc Mayo

Polish defender Jakub Kiwior has passed his medical for a £20m transfer to Arsenal - so will he be confirmed today?

All signs point towards an unveiling at some point... perhaps on the pitch before their clash with Manchester United?

Watch this space...

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Arsenal miss out on Zubimendi

Sunday 22 January 2023 08:41 , Marc Mayo

Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi has rejected a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners informed La Real of plans to enact his release clause, worth £52m.

However, Cadena SER claim Zubimendi told Arsenal he will not leave this month amid reports of a summer move to Barcelona.

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Kiwior completes Arsenal medical

Saturday 21 January 2023 21:33 , George Flood

Arsenal are very close to announcing another new signing to follow hot on the heels of Leandro Trossard.

News emerged yesterday that the Gunners had agreed a shock €25m deal with Serie A side Spezia for Polish defender Jakub Kiwior.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the 22-year-old has now passed his medical in north London and will be announced as Arsenal’s newest player after signing a five-and-a-half year deal.

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Lyon interested in Spence

Saturday 21 January 2023 20:10 , Matt Verri

Lyon are believed to be considering a move for Tottenham full-back Djed Spence.

The 22-year-old has played a total of five Premier League minutes since his summer arrival, struggling to make any sort of impression under Antonio Conte.

The Daily Mail report that Lyon would be keen on loaning Spence for the rest of the season if they lose Malo Guston this month.

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Ivan Fresneda plays amid Arsenal links

Saturday 21 January 2023 20:03 , George Flood

It is worth noting, by the way, that Ivan Fresneda came on as a second-half substitute in LaLiga tonight.

Despite struggling Real Valladolid’s heavy 3-0 defeat away at Atletico Madrid, it seems the teenager gave another good account of himself with an accomplished display.

Might that have been his last game for the club owned by Brazilian icon Ronaldo?

A move to Arsenal appears to be calling very soon.

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Ziyech pushing for Chelsea exit

Saturday 21 January 2023 19:50 , Matt Verri

Hakim Ziyech is reportedly looking to secure a move away from Chelsea.

The winger has made just four Premier League starts so far this season, and that is unlikely to improve after the signings of Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke.

Sport claim that Ziyech has offered himself to Barcelona, as he looks to find a club to take him away from Stamford Bridge.

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Conte wants two key signings

Saturday 21 January 2023 19:25 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte believes Tottenham are actually relatively close to competing, feeling two key transfers could help transform the side.

That’s according to journalist Graeme Bailey, with it claimed that the signings of Nicolo Zaniolo and Pedro Porro would likely convince the Italian to sign a new contract.

Discussions continue over a move for Porro, while Zaniolo is keen on a move away from Roma.

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Man United with Pellistri decision

Saturday 21 January 2023 19:00 , Matt Verri

Valencia have made another attempt to sign Facundo Pellistri on loan.

The Manchester United winger is keen for more game-time and looks unlikely to get that, having featured for Uruguay at the World Cup. He only made his United debut this month.

The Daily Mail report that Valencia have made a second bid to take Pellistri to Spain for the rest of the season, but Erik ten Hag remains reluctant to let players leave in January.

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Kiwior meets Arsenal players

Saturday 21 January 2023 18:44 , Matt Verri

Jakob Kiwior was at Arsenal’s training ground this afternoon ahead of completing his £20m move.

GOAL report that the Spezia centre-back has been at London Colney putting the final touches on the transfer and meeting his new team-mates.

He will be the Gunners’ second signing of the window, following the arrival of Leandro Trossard from Brighton.

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Agent Gerrard eyes Bellingham...

Saturday 21 January 2023 18:23 , Matt Verri

Steven Gerrard has joked he is willing to fly out to Dortmund to help Liverpool sign Jude Bellingham.

The Reds are desperate to sign the England midfielder, though face stiff competition from Real Madrid this summer. Gerrard has offered to do his bit to help Liverpool win the race.

“Bellingham is an obvious [target],” he told BT Sport. ‘I’m a huge fan and Liverpool lack this running number eight who arrives in the box and gets you a goal. Bellingham ticks all those boxes.

“Though Liverpool have been mid-table this season, Jude is bright enough to know they reach finals, have one of the best managers in the world and develop players.

“All he needs to do is send me his diary, I’ll fly to Dortmund and take him out to dinner and bring him back.”

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Ivan Fresneda to Arsenal latest

Saturday 21 January 2023 18:10 , George Flood

Interestingly, there were reports yesterday that Arsenal had practically already closed a deal for Ivan Fresneda.

Speculation from Spain claimed that Mikel Arteta had personally spoken to the teenager and convinced him to make the move to north London, with his arrival expected next week.

It was also claimed that Arsenal had ‘practically made’ a verbal agreement over Fresneda, who was expected to join in the coming days.

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Arsenal start talks over Fresneda deal

Saturday 21 January 2023 17:47 , George Flood

One player who could be arriving at Arsenal very soon is Ivan Fresneda.

The Gunners are known as huge admirers of Real Valladolid’s teenage defender, who is already forging quite the reputation in Spain.

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reports tonight that Arsenal have started talks to explore the signing of Fresneda, with discussions underway between club and agent.

However, there are said to be three or four other clubs also chasing the 18-year-old, who is on the bench this evening as Valladolid take on Atletico Madrid in LaLiga.

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Arsenal sent message over Camavinga

Saturday 21 January 2023 17:36 , George Flood

Arsenal’s hopes of completing that ambitious loan deal for Eduardo Camavinga look to have suffered another blow.

Standard Sport brought you the news yesterday that the Gunners were pondering a high-profile swoop for the France midfielder.

However, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Camavinga will not be leaving the Bernabeu in this transfer window.

“We will not let Camavinga leave, he’s untouchable — like Modric and Toni Kroos,” he said.

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Chelsea and Newcastle miss out on Moukoko

Saturday 21 January 2023 16:42 , George Flood

That new contract for Youssufa Moukoko at Borussia Dortmund is now official.

The rumoured Chelsea and Newcastle transfer target has committed his future to the Bundesliga giants until the summer of 2026.

“I was honoured by the interest of other clubs, but ultimately it’s a decision of the heart,” he said.

“The fans have always supported me, and I also want to give something back to them and the club”.

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Moukoko to stay at Dortmund

Saturday 21 January 2023 14:22 , Matt Verri

Newcastle and Chelsea were keen on signing Youssufa Moukoko this summer, with the Borussia Dortmund man out of contract at the end of the summer.

Fabrizio Romano reports that Moukoko has agreed a new deal with the Bundesliga side, one that ties him down until 2026.

He had a number of offers beyond those two Premier League sides, but is happy where he is.

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Anthony happy at Bournemouth

Saturday 21 January 2023 13:47 , Matt Verri

Jaidon Anthony’s agent has suggested the winger will not be leaving the club this month despite reported interest from Arsenal.

The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, leading to plenty of speculation ove his future, but agent Godfrey Torto has put that to bed for now.

He told The Daily Echo: “With Jaidon running into the last six months of his contract, it’s natural that clubs would be interested in a player of his talent and age.

“However, Jaidon has always indicated he’s happy at Bournemouth.”

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Man United want huge Garnacho contract

Saturday 21 January 2023 13:23 , Matt Verri

Manchester United reportedly want Alejandro Garnacho to sign a new eight-year-contract. Yes, eight. Todd Boehly would be proud.

The Mirror report the longest contract ever offered by the club is on the table for the winger, but Garnacho and his representatives do not want to commit for longer than four years.

There are also disagreements over wage demands, as the teenager enters the final 18 months of his current deal.

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Madueke on turning down Man United

Saturday 21 January 2023 13:00 , Matt Verri

Noni Madueke has become Chelsea’s latest signing of the January window, as the big spending continues.

The Blues were also interested in the forward when he left Tottenham as a youngster in 2018, but Madueke opted to turn down Premier League clubs and make the move to PSV instead.

“Chelsea, Manchester United, a lot of European clubs [made offers],” Madueke explained. “I came [to PSV] one time and as soon as I came I wanted to sign straight away.

“I knew going from Tottenham to United is pretty much the same thing. The reason I wanted to go was to progress quicker into the first team. PSV is a top European club. It made so much sense at the time.”

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Firmino wants to extend Liverpool deal

Saturday 21 January 2023 12:29 , Matt Verri

Roberto Firmino has suggested he wants to extend his Liverpool deal and remain at the club.

The Brazilian is out of contract in the summer and had looked likely to leave on a free transfer, but his response to Liverpool’s matchday magazine makes it clear he is not looking to leave.

“I’m happy here and I intend to stay here and help Liverpool FC,” the 31-year-old said. “It’s a dream for all players to win the Premier League and Champions League.

“It’s history, a huge legacy. When it happened, we felt tremendously privileged, grateful to God for having given this to us.”

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Porro focused on Sporting

Saturday 21 January 2023 11:59 , Matt Verri

Pedro Porro has insisted he is “happy” at Sporting despite Tottenham continuing to push for the wing-back.

Talks between the clubs are ongoing, with Sporting insisting the €45m release clause must be paid in full but Spurs hoping an agreement can be reached.

Whether a deal can be agreed remains to be seen but for now Porro remains a Sporting player, and he scored and provided an assist in their win over Vizela on Friday night. He pointed to the Sporting badge after scoring from the penalty spot.

Speaking after the match, the 23-year-old maintained he was not paying any attention to speculation surrounding his future.

“I’m not talking about the possibilities on the market - about staying nor about leaving”, Porro told SportTV.

“I’m focused on Sporting and I’m happy here.”

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Camavinga ‘very happy’ at Real Madrid

Saturday 21 January 2023 11:35 , Matt Verri

Eduardo Camavinga is not going anywhere this month, according to his agent.

Arsenal are keen on taking the Real Madrid midfielder on loan, but Joshua Barnett has told Fabrizio Romano that will not be the case.

He said: “There’s no truth. Of course every club in the world would want him, but he’s very happy in Real Madrid and Real Madrid are very happy with Camavinga.”

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Emery to let Chambers go

Saturday 21 January 2023 11:15 , Matt Verri

Unai Emery is expected to let Calum Chambers leave Aston Villa.

The Spaniard oversaw Chambers’ Arsenal exit when he was in charge at the Emirates, and Emery has once again decided the defender is not part of his plans.

The Mirror report Villa will sell Chambers if an acceptable offer comes in.

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Man Utd trio staying put

Saturday 21 January 2023 11:01 , Alex Young

Manchester United have decided to keep Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay this month.

According to reports, Erik ten Hag is happy with his squad for the remainder of the season with those three ready to contribute.

Loan offers for Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri will be considered.

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Rice impressed by Arsenal

Saturday 21 January 2023 10:35 , Alex Young

Declan Rice has been waxing lyrical about Arsenal ever since the club's interest in him became public.

According to CBS, Rice has been speaking in "glowing terms" about their progress under Mikel Arteta, hinting at eagerness to make the move.

Rice is expected to cost north of £70million this summer, with West Ham resigned to losing their captain to a Premier League rival - and likely London rival with Chelsea also keen.

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Spurs refuse to pay Porro release clause

Saturday 21 January 2023 10:11 , Alex Young

Tottenham are continuing to refuse to pay Pedro Porro's £39million release clause.

An interesting tactic to sign a player.

The Daily Express reports that interest remains in the Sporting right-back, but Spurs still hope to cut a deal.

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Danjuma agrees Everton loan

Saturday 21 January 2023 09:59 , Alex Young

Arnaut Danjuma is set to join Everton on loan.

Everton will have no option to sign the Villarreal winger permanently.

Danjuma was pursued by Southampton, Nottingham Forest and former club Bournemouth this month, though Frank Lampard has won the race.

He has scored 17 goals across 37 games in all competitions this season.

Kiwior medical today

Saturday 21 January 2023 09:52 , Alex Young

Jakub Kiwior will have a medical with Arsenal today before confirming his £21million move from Spezia.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports that the Gunners will wrap up their second January signing in as many days this afternoon.

He adds: "Arsenal and Serie A side Spezia have already signed documents yesterday afternoon."

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Liverpool monitor Mount talks

Saturday 21 January 2023 09:42 , Alex Young

Chelsea are intensifying contract talks with Mason Mount as Liverpool monitor the siutation.

Mount has 18 months left on his current £75,000-a-week deal, which The Guardian reports makes him among the lowest earners at the club.

Liverpool are planning a rebuild of their midfield and Mount's stuttering talks has given them hope of a sensational summer switch.

Mount wants Chelsea to prove they value him and Chelsea are ready to be as generous as possible.

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Roma baffled by Zaniolo decision

Saturday 21 January 2023 09:21 , Alex Young

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly baffled by Nicolo Zaniolo decision to withdraw from match duty this weekend.

Zaniolo has decided to steop away from the playing squad amid speculation over his future, namely interest from Premier League trio Tottenham, Arsenal and West Ham.

It is a decision which has caught the club by surprise, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, including Mourinho and General Manager Tiago Pinto with the club yet to receive a contract offer.

Man United want Kane

Saturday 21 January 2023 09:04 , Alex Young

Manchester United are interested in signing Tottenham talisman Harry Kane this summer, but will have to part with close to a club-record sum to do so.

The Mail report that Kane is open to moving to Old Trafford in the summer, by which time he will have 12 months to run on his Spurs contract, as manager Erik ten Hag targets a new striker as a transfer priority.

Spurs' only hope of keeping Kane would be qualification for the Champions League, which looks more remote by the week after a poor start to 2023, with contract talks not progressing.

So Spurs chairman Daniel Levy must decide whether to cash in or stand firm again. A £85m price tag is understood to be enough, though Levy could well bump that up for a Premier League rival.

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ICMI: Arsenal want Camavinga on loan

Saturday 21 January 2023 08:54 , Alex Young

Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga could be following Jakub Kiwior to north London if Arsenal get their way.

The club’s owners are ready to back manager Mikel Arteta in the transfer market as they bid to win a first Premier League title since 2004, having already added Leandro Trossard and soon to add the Spezia defender to their ranks.

Standard Sport understands Arsenal are interested in signing Camavinga on loan to bolster their squad for the rest of the season.

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Kiwior spotted en route to Arsenal

Saturday 21 January 2023 08:37 , Alex Young

Poland international Jakub Kiwior has been pictured en route to Arsenal for his medical ahead of a move to the Emirates Stadium.

In a deal which seemingly came out of nowhere, Kiwior is set to leave Spezia for around £21million to bolster Mikel Arteta’s defence.

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Zaniolo pulls out of Roma squad amid Spurs links

Friday 20 January 2023 22:59 , Marc Mayo

Nicolo Zaniolo chose to sit out Roma’s game this weekend, according to reports in Italy.

It emerged earlier that the Tottenham target will not feature against Spezia on Sunday but it now has been claimed that he was behind the decision - not the club.

Talks over a new contract at Roma have collapsed and Spurs are eyeing a £31m deal.

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Nkunku warned over joining Chelsea

Friday 20 January 2023 22:33 , Marc Mayo

Timo Werner has warned Christopher Nkunku that playing for Chelsea is not like RB Leipzig.

The striker is set to seal a summer switch to the Blues, with his teammate in Germany saying: “I can tell him about positive and negative experiences should he change. At a club like this, you don’t play like you do at RB Leipzig because there’s more competition – not just on a sporting level, but also on a different level, mentally.

“You have to deal with that and everyone has to find their own way. That’s why it’s the wrong approach to give tips to others. Time has changed me a lot.”

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Arsenal target Fresneda signs

Friday 20 January 2023 22:06 , Marc Mayo

After Jakub Kiwior arrives tomorrow and Leandro Trossard signed earlier this afternoon, there are more deals on the way at Arsenal.

Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda has agreed to join the club, according to El Desmarque.

The 18-year-old has announced that he has put pen to paper… on a sponsorship deal with adidas.

Madueke speaks out

Friday 20 January 2023 21:54 , Marc Mayo

In his first comments as a Chelsea player, Noni Madueke has said: “I’m really pleased to sign with one of the best clubs in the world in Chelsea,” he told the club website.

“To return to England and play in the Premier League is a dream for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started.

“I am excited for what the future holds, the owner's vision for the future and to be at a club like this and winning at the highest level.”

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Done deal!

Friday 20 January 2023 21:34 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Noni Madueke from PSV.

The £30.5million deal is their SIXTH of the month - with still over a week left!

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Juventus hit with 15-point deduction

Friday 20 January 2023 21:23 , Marc Mayo

This could have huge ramifications on the January market!

After an investigation into allegations of false accounting relating to transfer dealings, the Serie A giants have been hit with a 15-point deduction.

Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici is among 11 current and former executives slapped with bans - the Italian being given a 30-MONTH punishment...

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Chelsea pursuit of Zakharyan ends?

Friday 20 January 2023 21:05 , Marc Mayo

Dynamo Moscow have denied holding further talks with Chelsea over Arsen Zakharyan.

The young midfielder’s move to west London was cancelled in the summer due to sanctions against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Dynamo chief Dmitry Gafin told Match TV: “I know that your colleagues in England, and beyond, are enthusiastic about Zakharyan at Chelsea.

“But officially we have not been given this information and there has been no contact with Chelsea in this transfer window.”

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Arteta reveals character reference for Trossard

Friday 20 January 2023 20:39 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg provided Mikel Arteta with key insight into Leandro Trossard’s character ahead of today’s £26m deal.

He had previously coached Trossard at Genk and the Gunners coach said: “We talked about everybody that we want to recruit because character is crucial.

“But as well to understand how they are going to be around the club, but as well personal conversations.

“Albert did [give a good reference for Trossard]. Not [only] for now, but for the last few years as well.”

Trossard was in Arsenal training for the first time today - check out our gallery!

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Madueke to Chelsea imminent

Friday 20 January 2023 20:15 , Marc Mayo

It’s a done deal for Noni Madueke as the new Chelsea winger was spotted in club colours this afternoon.

The young winger underwent a medical today - all that is left now is his official announcement!

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Another target for Chelsea!

Friday 20 January 2023 19:49 , Marc Mayo

Lyon defender Malo Gusto is wanted by Chelsea in their hunt for a new right-back.

Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries has also been targeted as they seek competition for Reece James, with Cesar Azpilicueta likely leaving when his contract expires in June.

L’Equipe say Lyon are determined to keep the 19-year-old until the summer, at least.

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Arsenal’s Kiwior fee to include add-ons

Friday 20 January 2023 19:22 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal will pay £22m to sign Jakub Kiwior from Spezia with the defender flying to England over the weekend for a medical.

TMW report on an agreement between the Gunners and the Italian club after lengthy negotiations.

A further £4.5m have been agreed as add-ons in the deal for the Poland international.

Standard Sport understand Juventus and AC Milan were also tracking Kiwior.

Read the full story!

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Man United plot Kane bid

Friday 20 January 2023 18:57 , Marc Mayo

Talking of shock swoops, Manchester United are ready to launch a bid for Harry Kane.

The Mail report on early plans being formulated inside Old Trafford to make a summer approach, when the Tottenham striker will have just 12 months left on his contract.

Kane is said to be open to joining United and Spurs will demand over £85m for his sale.

That figure will likely rise for a domestic rival, with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also keen.

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What Ancelotti has said about Camavinga

Friday 20 January 2023 18:37 , Marc Mayo

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has suggested that he’s been underwhelmed by Eduardo Camavinga of late - could that be music to Arsenal ears?

He told the club website: “The substitution against Valencia was a technical one. He played well, but I changed him so as not to risk playing with 10 players.

“He played well against Barcelona, but I switched him because I wanted to bring more players on up front.

“I really believe in him. Admittedly, I’ve taken him off a number of times at the end of the first half and I haven’t always been fair to him in this respect, but I have complete confidence in him and he’ll contribute to the team tomorrow just as he always does.”

Read the full story!

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The full story on Camavinga

Friday 20 January 2023 18:17 , Marc Mayo

This is one spicy meatball!

Arsenal now have to persuade Real Madrid to let Eduardo Camavinga join them for six months before they turn their attention to Declan Rice in the summer.

And the Gunners board are ready to provide the funds to get the deal over the line - and win the Premier League title.

Read Simon Collings’ full story...

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Arsenal interested in Camavinga loan

Friday 20 January 2023 18:05 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are eyeing a shock move for Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga.

Standard Sport understands that the Gunners are keen on bringing the Frenchman to the Emirates on loan for the rest of the season, with the club hoping to take advantage of the 20-year-old’s lack of game-time under Carlo Ancelotti.

Martin Odegaard and Mesut Ozil have made the move from Real Madrid to Arsenal in the past... will the Gunners make it a hat-trick?

More to come on that shortly.

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Trossard can have ‘immediate impact'

Friday 20 January 2023 17:50 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta has backed Leandro Trossard to hit the ground running at Arsenal and keep their Premier League title charge on track.

Trossard joined Arsenal on Friday afternoon from Brighton, arriving as part of a deal that could eventually be worth up to £26million.

“We are really happy to have him, he’s a player we followed for a while,” said Arteta.

“The opportunity came and we had the necessity for a player in the frontline who is versatile enough to play different positions.

“He knows the league, he has enough experience here and I think he can have an immediate impact on the team.”

Read Arteta’s full comments here

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Moyes: Ings as good as it gets

Friday 20 January 2023 17:32 , Matt Verri

David Moyes has explained West Ham’s move to sign Danny Ings, claiming the forward is “as good as it gets” during the January transfer window and backing him to fire the Hammers clear of the drop.

Ings has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the London Stadium after completing his switch from Aston Villa in a deal worth £12million plus £3m in add-ons.

“We need someone who knows the league,” Moyes said of Ings, who has 68 top-flight goals in 188 appearances across the course of his career.

“We’ve been linked with a few players and we’ve looked at a few players to try and bring in to strengthen [us], but I wanted to bring in someone who wasn’t a risk, knew how to score.

“I think Danny Ings is as good as it gets and to be fair, at this time of the year, it’s not easy to pick up centre forwards. We’re really pleased to have him, he’s already settled in quite well this morning so we’re really pleased to get.”

Read more on that here

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Gordon ‘like gold dust’ for Premier League sides

Friday 20 January 2023 17:18 , Matt Verri

Stan Collymore has urged Arsenal and Manchester United to make a move for Anthony Gordon.

The Everton winger was strongly linked with a move for Chelsea in the summer but that move eventually fell through. Gordon has only scored three times this season, but Collymore believes he should still be a man in demand.

“Gordon is young enough that he still has time to develop, so if I were the technical director at the likes of Arsenal and United, I’d definitely have him on my list,” Collymore told CaughtOffside.

“Purely because you can never have enough players, especially homegrown, Premier League-proven ones, who are attack-minded and good at getting in the box. They’re like gold dust.”

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Man United duo available

Friday 20 January 2023 16:57 , Matt Verri

Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri are available on loan this month.

Sky Sports claim that Manchester United would be willing to let the duo leave the club in January, with Everton among the clubs interested in Elanga.

However, recent reports have suggested United would likely block Elanga moving to Goodison Park due to the toxic mood at the club.

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Liverpool interest in Mount as contract talks continue

Friday 20 January 2023 16:16 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are pushing to agree a new contract with Mason Mount, amid fears of Liverpool’s interest in the midfielder.

The Blues have to yet to meet the demands of Mount, who has entered the final 18 months of his currently deal and wants a significant pay rise form the £75,000-a-week salary he is on at the moment.

The Guardian report that Liverpool will make a move for the 24-year-old if Chelsea do not make progress in negotiations, but the Blues would be unwilling to sell to a rival and are confident an agreement can be reached with Mount.

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Madueke to Chelsea a done deal

Friday 20 January 2023 16:03 , Matt Verri

Noni Madueke has signed his Chelsea contract as his move nears completion.

Fabrizio Romano reports that official confirmation of the deal will soon follow, with the PSV man joining the Blues for a fee in the region of £30m.

That will take the spending under Todd Boehly to beyond £450m...

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Trossard debut this weekend?

Friday 20 January 2023 15:47 , Matt Verri

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton.

The 28-year-old arrives at the Emirates after signing a contract that runs through to 2026, with the option to extend for a further 12 months.

Arsenal will pay Brighton £21m up front for Trossard, with a further £5m coming in the form of add-ons.

The Gunners believe all the relevant documents were submitted before Friday’s midday deadline to have Trossard available for this weekend’s clash against Manchester United, but are waiting for official confirmation.

“It is good work from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro,” Mikel Arteta told the club’s official website.

Read the Arsenal manager’s full comments here

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Done deal!

Friday 20 January 2023 15:39 , Matt Verri

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Zaniolo not involved for Romo

Friday 20 January 2023 15:31 , Matt Verri

Roma will not include Nicolo Zaniolo in their squad for this weekend’s match against Spezia.

That’s according to Sky Sport, with it reported that the Serie A side are willing to sell the 23-year-old this month.

Tottenham want to sign the Italian and have held talks with Zaniolo’s agent, but any move would likely cost in the region of €40m.

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Skriniar makes decision

Friday 20 January 2023 15:19 , Matt Verri

Milan Skriniar is set to join PSG on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Chelsea and Tottenham are among the players to have been linked with the 27-year-old, who is out of contract at Inter Milan in the summer.

But L’Equipe report that it’s PSG who have won the race, with Skriniar expected to join the Ligue 1 side ahead of next season.

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Ings ready to make swift impact

Friday 20 January 2023 14:57 , Matt Verri

Danny Ings has been handed the No.18 shirt at West Ham after completing a £12m move to the club on Friday.

The striker has been registered in time to play in Saturday’s crunch Premier League meeting with Everton.

Ings, who scored 22 Premier League goals during the 2019-20 season, has vowed to hit the ground running in east London.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Ings said: “It’s important I settle in as quickly as I can do – and do the important stuff on the pitch for West Ham.

“We’ve got some massive games ahead of us – and I’ve come here to try and score as many goals as I can to help the team to get some positive results.

“I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

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Arsenal close in on Kiwior deal

Friday 20 January 2023 14:40 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are in advanced talks over a deal for Poland centre-back Jakub Kiwior, writes Simon Collings.

Negotiations are in the final stages and it is thought Kiwior will leave Italian side Spezia for a fee of around £20million.

As previously reported by Standard Sport, signing a new left-sided centre-back has been on Arsenal’s long-term list of priorities.

The Gunners have now swooped for Kiwior, who is left footed and will provide direct competition for Gabriel Magalhaes.

Kiwior fits Arsenal’s recruitment profile as he is only 22 and the club believe he has his best years ahead of him.

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Potter on possible Mudryk debut

Friday 20 January 2023 14:21 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter is ready to give Mykhailo Mudryk his Chelsea debut away to Liverpool this weekend, but has warned Chelsea plans to be patient with the £88.5million winger.

Mudryk arrived on an eight-and-a-half-year deal last weekend, but hasn’t played a competitive match for 59 days due to the break for the World Cup.

The Chelsea boss said: “He hasn’t played so much football recently but has been training well. There’s a chance [he could make his debut against Liverpool].

“We’ve got to help everybody understand that he is coming from a different league and has to adapt. He is a young player that has a lot of potential but has had good experiences already. He is an exciting player.

“He’s very happy to be here. He is looking forward to his career here and looking forward to getting started.”

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Raya in demand

Friday 20 January 2023 14:11 , Matt Verri

Brentford’s resolve will be tested this summer as several top clubs target goalkeeper David Raya, writes Malik Ouzia.

With Hugo Lloris’s form clearly in decline following a series of high-profile errors, including costly ones against Arsenal and Manchester City in the last few days alone, Tottenham are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper.

Chelsea are in the market, too, with one of Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga likely to be sold, while United are also thinking about the future beyond David de Gea, after loaning likely successor Dean Henderson to Nottingham Forest last summer.

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Klopp: Other clubs spending not a concern

Friday 20 January 2023 13:52 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool will need rush into the transfer market in response to the spending of other clubs.

Chelsea continue to be incredibly active this month, while Arsenal appear to be nearing two more signings after the arrival of Leandro Trossard.

Liverpool have added Cody Gakpo to their ranks, but Klopp believes the focus should also be on improving those already at the club.

“You don’t need to build a new team every year, you have to allow players to develop and we have a few of those players,” Klopp told reporters.

“It’s not worrying that other teams are spending, it’s a matter of fact. We have to react to that as well but not just to that.”

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Done deal!

Friday 20 January 2023 13:38 , Matt Verri

Memphis Depay was linked with Chelsea and Manchester United earlier this season, but he has now joined Atletico Madrid.

The Dutchman has left Barcelona to join Diego Simeone’s side, who were in the market for a forward after Joao Felix’s loan move to Chelsea.

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Trossard deal done before midday

Friday 20 January 2023 13:23 , Matt Verri

Leandro Trossard signed his Arsenal contract before midday.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, with it reported that the Gunners are hopeful the Belgian will be available to face Manchester United on Sunday.

Arsenal are waiting for official confirmation from the Premier League.

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Spurs optimistic over Porro deal

Friday 20 January 2023 13:08 , Matt Verri

Tottenham believe they can reach an agreement with Sporting Lisbon over a fee for Pedro Porro.

The Portuguese club have said the €45m release clause must be paid in full, but The Times report Spurs are increasingly confident they can pay less than that up front and make up the rest in add-ons and other incentives.

Tottenham have also offered the likes of Emerson Royal and Bryan Gil as part of the deal, while they could remove the 50% sell-on clause they have for Marcus Edwards to help get a deal over the line.

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Man United consider Reus move

Friday 20 January 2023 12:55 , Matt Verri

Erik ten Hag has reportedly held talks with Marco Reus’ representatives.

The 33-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with a potential move to the Middle East at the end of the season.

Caught Offside though claim that Ten Hag is a fan and discussed the possibility of a free transfer to Manchester United. It’s also suggested that Manchester City have deemed Reus too old and won’t make a move.

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Done deal!

Friday 20 January 2023 12:43 , Matt Verri

West Ham have completed the signing of Aston Villa forward Danny Ings in a deal worth an initial £12million.

Ings has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract as David Moyes searches for the goals to fire his side clear of a relegation scrap. The transfer fee could eventually rise to £15m including add-ons.

The paperwork was completed in time for Saturday’s crunch meeting with Everton.

The two sides are level on points in the relegation zone going into the crucial meeting, with both Moyes and Frank Lampard under huge pressure over their futures.

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Or not...

Friday 20 January 2023 12:32 , Matt Verri

Things are moving very quickly!

Arsenal are believed to be close to agreeing a deal for Ivan Fresneda, with Mikel Arteta convincing the player to join the Gunners.

Reports in Spain suggest Fresneda and his representatives have become fed up with Real Madrid’s uncertainty over making a move, and Arsenal have acted quickly to seal a deal.

It’s claimed Fresneda will fly to London in the coming days, though could stay in Spain for the rest of the season on loan.

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Competition for Fresneda

Friday 20 January 2023 12:24 , Matt Verri

The Gunners remain interested in bringing in a right-back this month too, with Ivan Fresneda linked with a move.

The Athletic report that Liverpool are also keen on the Real Valladolid teenager, but are not one of the favourites to land Fresneda.

Arsenal and Newcastle are both believed to be eyeing a move for the 18-year-old.

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Arsenal to sign £22m defender

Friday 20 January 2023 12:14 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are on the verge of completing a surprise move for defender Jakub Kiwior.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Gunners have agreed a £22m fee with Spezia for the centre-back, who will fly to London this weekend to undergo a medical.

That’s come out of nowhere!

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Van Nistelrooy: Mixed emotions on Madueke

Friday 20 January 2023 12:00 , Matt Verri

Ruud van Nistelrooy has been discussing the decision to sell Noni Madueke to Chelsea.

The attacker is close to completing his move to Stamford Bridge, after a £30.5m fee was agreed, and the PSV boss admits the club had to reluctantly accept selling Madueke.

“It’s mix of emotions, we lose a good player because of his departure,” Van Nistelrooy said.

“There was no turning back and there was a solid financial compensation. I can empathise with the interest of the club.”

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Liverpool want to keep Firmino

Friday 20 January 2023 11:39 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp is hopeful Roberto Firmino will sign a new Liverpool contract.

The Brazilian’s current deal is up at the end of the season, and there have been suggestions he could move to the Middle East as a free agent.

However, the Liverpool Echo report that Klopp wants Firmino to stay at Anfield, though any new contract is likely to see a reduction in salary with the forward currently one of the best-paid players at the club.

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Dawson set for Wolves move

Friday 20 January 2023 11:26 , Matt Verri

West Ham defender Craig Dawson is set to finally be granted his move to Wolves after a £3.3million deal was agreed between the clubs, writes Malik Ouzia.

Wolves tried to sign Dawson last summer, with the centre-back keen to move north in order to be closer to his young family in Cheshire.

The centre-back was offered a three-year contract but the transfer fell through on deadline day as West Ham failed to sign a replacement in time.

Read the full story here

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PSG monitoring Olise

Friday 20 January 2023 11:12 , Matt Verri

Michael Olise looked entirely unimpressed at his stunning equaliser for Crystal Palace against Manchester United, but he might be a bit more excited at reports linking him with a move to PSG.

The Daily Mail claim that PSG have been keeping a close eye on the 21-year-old and have been impressed by his development.

With Wilfried Zaha out of contract in the summer and likely to leave, Palace will be desperate to keep hold of Olise.

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Plenty of interest in Raya

Friday 20 January 2023 10:57 , Matt Verri

Manchester United and Chelsea are both set to join the race to sign David Raya.

Tottenham are also interested in the Brentford goalkeeper, as they look at replacements for Hugo Lloris, but The Telegraph report that they will face stiff competition.

Man United are looking for a goalkeeper with David de Gea’s future uncertain, while Chelsea... just like signing players.

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Summer scramble for Tielemans

Friday 20 January 2023 10:41 , Matt Verri

Youri Tielemans’ future remains uncertain, with the Leicester midfielder out of contract at the end of the season.

Arsenal were strongly linked with the Belgian in the summer but the Foxes kept hold of Tielamans, and recent reports have suggested they are still trying to get him to sign a new deal.

However, The Sun report that Tielemans has decided he will leave as a free agent in the summer. Going to be quite the battle for his signature!

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Spurs trio under fire

Friday 20 January 2023 10:29 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have been urged to sell three first-team players after last night’s defeat to Manchester City.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Gabby Agbonlahor claimed that Eric Dier, Hugo Lloris and Emerson Royal are all not good enough and have to be moved on. The former Aston Villa striker was particularly unimpressed with wing-back Royal.

“I’d fly him back to Brazil – if he’s Brazilian, I’m Spanish!” Agbonlahor joked.

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Chelsea players on Newcastle shortlist

Friday 20 January 2023 10:18 , Matt Verri

Newcastle reportedly have a nine-man transfer wishlist, including three Chelsea players.

Eddie Howe has prioritised Premier League experience for signings made this month, as the Magpies look to hold on to their place in the top four.

According to The Telegraph, Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all being considered, along with James Maddison and Youri Tielemans of Leicester.

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Arsenal in Trossard rush

Friday 20 January 2023 10:09 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are trying to wrap up a £26million deal for Brighton winger Leandro Trossard in time for Sunday’s clash against Manchester United, writes Simon Collings.

Trossard has agreed personal terms with the Gunners over a reported £90,000-a-week contract that runs until 2026 and contains the option for a further 12 months.

The 28-year-old is finalising the move on Friday and Arsenal are working hard to get it done by midday, so he could make his debut against United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

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Arsenal plot quick-fire Fresneda deal

Friday 20 January 2023 09:52 , George Flood

Arsenal want to sign Ivan Fresneda as soon as possible, according to the latest reports.

The teenage Real Valladolid defender has been earmarked as a potential star of the future and has plenty of clubs queuing up for his services already aged just 18.

Per Italian outlet TuttoJuve, Arsenal could offer €20m to beat Juventus and Borussia Dortmund to the signing of Fresneda.

That would surpass Valladolid’s record fee received for a transfer, when they sold Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu to Southampton for £10.9m in the summer of 2020.

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Chelsea sent new Caicedo message

Friday 20 January 2023 09:33 , George Flood

On Moises Caicedo, Roberto De Zerbi reiterated Brighton’s desire to keep him until the summer - but appeared to concede that is not certain.

Chelsea are pushing hard for the Ecuador international, who has also been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.

“Moises is very important for us,” De Zerbi said.

“It is difficult to change with another player now at this stage. I hope he finishes the season with us, but it’s always difficult to be certain. When big teams want our players, it’s good news for the club.

“The best solution is that he finishes the season with us and for him, in the summer, it’s better then if he changes teams. I don’t know if he will continue to play like this - the last games - it is possible he can leave for another team [in the summer].”

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