Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal in Zirkzee bid; Wilson to Chelsea update; Olise to Man Utd latest

Transfer news – LIVE!

A quiet January transfer window is reaching its conclusion and business is expected to pick up. Chelsea, after all, are yet to sign anyone and that is something of a rarity during the Todd Boehly era at Stamford Bridge. Indeed, it may not be the case for long. That’s because despite long-term links with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Callum Wilson is reportedly tempted by the prospect of a move to the Blues - something Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has denied.

A new forward could also be on the agenda at Arsenal too. Bologna’s in-demand striker Joshua Zirkzee is said to be a target and reports claim the Gunners are now ready to launch a bid worth around £34m.

Over at Manchester United, one of the major names linked is Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise. Still, it is now suggested that the Frenchman has not yet decided on his landing spot this summer. Tottenham, meanwhile, continue to be touted as a destination for Conor Gallagher. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumours below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Arsenal to launch Joshua Zirkzee bid

  • Callum Wilson keen on Chelsea move

  • Michael Olise to Man Utd latest

  • Antonio Nusa twist

  • Tottenham could still move for Conor Gallagher

Spurs ace going nowhere


Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has no intention of leaving Tottenham during the January transfer window, according to his lawyer.

Lars Halgreen has spoken out against rumours linking the Dane with a move to Lyon.

"Despite the rumours and noise, the player has always kept focus on helping the team, coaches and Tottenham," he told Sky in Germany.

"The player never asked to leave now."

Read the full story!


Antonio Nusa twist

20:26 , Marc Mayo

Brentford looked to have secured a deal to sign Antonio Nusa ahead of Tottenham and Chelsea.

But The Athletic report on "complications" pushing the Club Brugge teenager's transfer back.

It is said that Nusa could well end up going nowhere this month, paving the way for a fresh auction in the summer.

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New name on Spurs radar

19:33 , Marc Mayo

Eintracht Frankfurt defender Willian Pacho is set to become a big target for Premier League clubs.

Tottenham are the primary name touted to take an interest in the Ecuadorian centre-back by transfer journalist Sacha Tavolieri.

Still early days in this one with the 22-year-old previously touted for Liverpool.

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Former Chelsea target put on the market


France international defender Jonathan Clauss could leave Marseille in January for as little as £8.5million, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 31-year-old right-back previously attracted interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Wolves in 2022 and Spanish giants Atletico Madrid last January.

He remains a regular starter for the French giants and is an active international despite the possibility of a move before deadline day on Thursday.

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Jacob Ramsey transfer verdict

18:01 , Marc Mayo

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery insists he wants to keep hold of "very important" Jacob Ramsey amid speculation over the midfielder's future.

It has been reported that Villa need to sell before strengthening their squad due to the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules.

Ramsey, 22, who has been linked with Newcastle, Tottenham and Bayern Munich, is currently recovering from a hamstring injury and remains doubtful for Tuesday night's home league game against Eddie Howe's Magpies.

Emery told a press conference: "Jacob Ramsey is a very important player. He grew up in the academy and his progression is getting better.

"His level is increasing a lot and I want to keep him here with us. Of course, there are movements (speculation) around him.

"Maybe there are teams involved in the possibility to sign him because he has a big, big potential at Villa and in England. I want to keep him here, 100 per cent."

Villa have also been reported to have had a third bid for 21-year-old Middlesbrough striker Morgan Rogers rejected and Emery said: "The club is working hard so some players can leave, then if we can we can add potentially."

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Antony agent denies Saudi talk

16:58 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United winger Antony has no interest in a move to Saudi Arabia.

The Brazilian has reportedly been offered to wealthy Pro League teams in a bid to end his subpar stint at Old Trafford.

But his agent, Pedroso, is quoted by Fabrizio Romano as saying: "We’ve not received any communication from Man United about Antony and a potential transfer for January or summer window.

"Antony has his head focused on doing his best for Manchester and improving his numbers."


Fresh competition for West Ham target

16:15 , Marc Mayo

Inter Milan's teenage midfielder Valentin Carboni is attracting lots of interest while on loan at Monza.

West Ham and Brentford have both been linked with him and reports in Italy say the Hammers saw a bid in the region of £11m rejected.

Now, Fiorentina are said to have entered the race. Carboni's agent was spotted by TMW at Inter's HQ today for talks...

Bayern hit out at Tuchel to Barcelona links

15:48 , Marc Mayo

Bayern Munich have hit out at suggestions that head coach Thomas Tuchel has touted himself as a replacement for outgoing Barcelona boss Xavi.

Xavi revealed in the wake of Barca's 5-3 home defeat by Villarreal on Saturday that he would leave the club this summer, sparking a frenzy of speculation over potential successors.

A day later, Tuchel spoke about his ambition to work in Spain one day at a fan event, prompting claims he was setting out his stall for the post soon to be vacated by Xavi, much to the annoyance of his current employers.

In a statement issued via Bayern's official website on Monday, chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen and sporting director Christoph Freund said: "Our head coach Thomas Tuchel was asked by supporters on Sunday as part of a fan club visit about his coaching career and his previous experiences abroad at Paris St Germain and Chelsea, and naturally provided information about this during the discussion.

"He also answered general questions from fans about Spain as a footballing country. He never spoke about Xavi Hernandez and his successor, as was falsely claimed afterwards.

"We will no longer accept such non-factual statements directed against our coach, which always come from the same source."

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Howe dismisses Wilson talk

15:08 , Matt Verri

Eddie Howe is confident Callum Wilson will still be a Newcastle player come the end of the window.

Wilson is believed to be available for around £18m, with Chelsea and Arsenal among the clubs interested as they consider strengthening in attack.

However, Howe said today: "Callum is 100 per cent committed just like Kieran [Trippier].

“That is why I was surprised by the noise about Callum. He is currently injured. From his perspective and our perspective, there is nothing in it.”

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Hojbjerg going nowhere

14:32 , Matt Verri

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has decided to stay at Tottenham.

The midfielder has already been linked with a move to Lyon this month, though it was reported he had rejected that.

And according to Sky Germany, Hojbjerg has decided after fresh talks today that he will not leave Spurs.

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Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool transfer news

14:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

It seems Jurgen Klopp may not be the only big name leaving Liverpool this summer.

Indeed, captain Virgil van Dijk has admitted he may not be a part of the future, either.

“That’s a big question — well, I don’t know," he told the Times. “The club will have a big job on their hands, many things will change. I am very curious which direction that will go in”.“We’ll see our situation."


West Ham talks hit stalemate as Moyes remains keen to sign a winger

13:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham remain in the market for a new winger in the final days of the transfer window, but talks over a deal for Ibrahim Osman have reached a stalemate.

The Hammers had been in negotiations with FC Nordsjaelland throughout last week in the hope of reaching an agreement worth around £16million to sign the 19-year-old.

However, the Danish side are reluctant to sell at that price and West Ham are instead considering other targets, though the move could yet be revived before Thursday’s deadline.

Read the full story here!

Brentford closing in on £25m Nusa deal after Tottenham transfer hijack

12:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brentford are closing in on a deal for Antonio Nusa, after hijacking Tottenham’s move for the Club Brugge winger.

Spurs had been in talks over signing the highly-rated 18-year-old but he has decided that joining the Bees is the best next step in his career.

Brentford are working to wrap up a £25.6million transfer before the window closes on Thursday. That figure could potentially rise to £31.5m with performance-related add-ons.

Read the full story here!

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Marcus Rashford night out: Man United latest

12:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Marcus Rashford has now returned to Manchester United training after missing their FA Cup win over Newport, amid reports he went for a night out in Belfast...

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Bruno Guimaraes: Transfer news

10:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bad news, Chelsea and Liverpool fans!

Despite links with the two Premier League giants, The Daily Mirror claim Paris Saint-Germain are now confident of winning the race to sign Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes.

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Chelsea transfer news: Armando Broja latest

09:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fulham and Wolves are in talks over a late move to sign Armando Broja, with Chelsea ready to sell to the striker to help raise transfer funds for a big-money deal for a new No9, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Chelsea want £50million for Broja but both Fulham and Wolves hope to agree a fee below £35m and negotiations are likely to rumble on until deadline day on Thursday.

Any deal is likely to be an initial loan switch, before a permanent transfer in the summer based on performance-related criteria being met.

Read the full story here!

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Fulham unlikely to let Rodrigo Muniz leave during January transfer window

09:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Rodrigo Muniz would prefer to stay in Europe if he leaves on loan this week, but Fulham are now unlikely to sanction his exit.

Muniz started the season as Fulham’s third-choice striker, but he has since moved ahead of fellow Brazilian Carlos Vinicius to become Raul Jimenez’s main understudy.

He has made 16 appearances for the Cottagers this season, featuring in four of their last five league games.

Read the full story here!

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Chelsea transfer news: Jonathan David latest

07:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea continue to be linked with all manner of strikers.

Victor Osimhen and Callum Wilson have been linked and now a new name has emerged.

According to Telefoot, Lille's Canada international Jonathan David is of interest.

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Fulham and Everton involved in battle for Frank Onyeka

07:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brentford are weighing up multiple approaches for midfielder Frank Onyeka but will not let him leave on loan to a Premier League rival.

Girona, who are part of Manchester City's City Football Group, have joined Everton and Fulham in the race for the Nigeria international, who is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 26-year-old could help boost Girona’s bid to shock Real Madrid and Barcelona and win their first ever LaLiga title.

Read the full story here!

Spurs transfer news: Willian Pacho

07:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham could still be busy, despite already signing two players.

While Conor Gallagher has been linked, journalist Sacha Tavolieri has offered up something of a fresh name.

He claims Spurs are tracking a move for Frankfurt defender Willian Pacho.

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Ibrahim Osman: West Ham transfer news

06:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham had been hoping to follow up the loan signing of Kalvin Phillips with a move for Ibrahim Osman of FC Nordsjaelland.

Still, demands of £20m looked to have priced the Hammers out of it.

Still, according to The Sun, the Irons hope a resolution can still be found this month.


Conor Gallagher to Tottenham: Transfer latest

06:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

After a strong start to the window, things have seemingly slowed down at Tottenham of late.

Still, Spurs could reportedly still move for Conor Gallagher at Chelsea.

The Athletic's David Ornstein told Sky Sports News that a late move to sign the England international at Spurs cannot be ruled out.


Man Utd transfer news: Michael Olise latest

06:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Michael Olise is one of Manchester United's leading targets to lead the new Sir Jim Ratcliffe era at the club.

While there have been suggestions the Frenchman would be eager to move to Old Trafford, that may be jumping the gun somewhat.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Olise is yet to decide on his long-term future beyond the end of this season.

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Callum Wilson: Chelsea transfer news

06:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are another team linked with a major move for a striker.

Napoli and Nigeria star Victor Osimhen has been most strongly linked but the Blues could instead sign a striker closer to home during what remains of this month's window.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle's Callum Wilson would be keen to move to Stamford Bridge.

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Arsenal transfer news today: Joshua Zirkzee bid

06:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are yet to sign anyone this month but that could soon change.

While the Gunners have been tipped for a big move for Ivan Toney, it seems another striker is indeed on the agenda.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the club have informed Bologna of their intention to launch a £34m bid for Joshua Zirkzee.

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Brentford field Onyeka interest

Sunday 28 January 2024 22:50 , Alex Young

Brentford are weighing up multiple approaches for Frank Onyeka but will not let the midfielder leave on loan for a Premier League rival, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Girona, who are part of the City Football Group with Manchester City, have joined Everton and Fulham in the race for the Nigeria international, who is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Reims have also joined the race to sign Onyeka on loan until the end of the season amid a push to qualify for Europe in the French top flight.

Fulham and Everton are also interested, but Brentford are unwilling to help a domestic rival by allowing a cut-price loan deal while just six points above the relegation zone themselves.

Any interested Premier League clubs would need to make a permanent offer to sign the midfielder, who joined Brentford from Midtjylland in 2021.

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No West Ham move for Ibrahim Osman

Sunday 28 January 2024 18:03 , George Flood

It seems that Ibrahim Osman is unlikely to be following Kalvin Phillips to West Ham before Thursday night's January transfer deadline.

The Hammers have been pursuing a deal for the Ghanaian winger, who has caught the eye playing in Denmark with FC Nordsjælland.

However, The Guardian now report that the move is not happening as things stand due to the Danish club demanding too high a fee for the 19-year-old.

Summer battle for Roberto De Zerbi

Sunday 28 January 2024 13:11 , Matt Verri

Liverpool will have to fight hard if they are to secure one of their top managerial targets this summer.

With Jurgen Klopp announcing he will leave the club at the end of the current season, the focus has shifted to who will replace him.

The Telegraph report that Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi is on the wishlist, but Manchester United are also interested in him, should Erik ten Hag be sacked, and Barcelona are also keen.

Xabi Alonso, flying at Bayer Leverkusen, won't come easy either, as Bayern Munich keep tabs on him.

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Antonio Nusa travelling to complete Brentford switch

Sunday 28 January 2024 11:55 , George Flood

Antonio Nusa will now travel to England in order to complete his shock move to Brentford.

That is according to Sacha Tavolieri, who says that the player will indeed remain at Club Brugge on loan for the rest of the season.

Nusa has apparently been offered a long-term contract until 2030 in west London, with a promise of guaranteed playing time apparently seeing Brentford trump Tottenham's bid.

We'll see if there are any more late twists in this transfer tale to come...

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Brentford agree £25m deal for Tottenham target Antonio Nusa

Sunday 28 January 2024 11:27 , George Flood

Fabrizio Romano is also now reporting on the Antonio Nusa to Brentford hijack.

The transfer guru claims that a package worth in excess of €30m (£25.6m) has now been agreed with Club Brugge by the Bees.

Crucially, Romano adds that Nusa has also green-lit the move to agree personal terms.

The 18-year-old will stay at Brugge for the rest of the season before moving to Brentford in the summer. Wow!

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Brentford hijack Tottenham move for Antonio Nusa

Sunday 28 January 2024 11:11 , George Flood

Speaking of Mr Tavolieri, he now has a very interesting fresh update on the Antonio Nusa front.

Tottenham have been pushing hard to sign Club Brugge's highly-rated teenage winger before the transfer deadline on Thursday night.

But now it's claimed that Brentford have jumped ahead of their London rivals in the race for Nusa, seeing a bid worth €30m for his services accepted by the Belgian outfit.

How will Spurs respond?

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Victor Osimhen chooses Chelsea as next club

Sunday 28 January 2024 11:05 , George Flood

Victor Osimhen has reportedly chosen Chelsea as his next destination.

The Nigerian striker is widely expected to depart Napoli at the end of the season for a big-money move elsewhere in Europe.

Chelsea have long been considered as among the leading contenders for Osimhen, who is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

According to Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, the player has now decided to move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

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Arsenal leading race for Kaoru Mitoma

Sunday 28 January 2024 10:48 , George Flood

Arsenal are leading the race to sign Kaoru Mitoma, reports suggest.

The Japan international has been sublime for Brighton over recent seasons and is now being targeted for a high-profile transfer elsewhere in the Premier League.

Spanish outlet Fichajes claims that Arsenal have now stolen a march on both Manchester United and Manchester City in the battle for Mitoma.

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Bayern Munich complete Sacha Boey deal

Sunday 28 January 2024 10:10 , George Flood

Sacha Boey will not be moving to Arsenal.

The French right-back had been strongly linked with the Gunners in the past, but is now firmly off Mikel Arteta's transfer radar after leaving Galatasaray.

Boey has officially now joined Bayern Munich in a deal worth around €35m, signing a four-and-a-half year contract until the summer of 2028.

“This is a dream come true for me. It’s an honour for me to get to play for such a big club like Bayern," he said.

Liverpool face Bayern Munich battle over Xabi Alonso

Sunday 28 January 2024 09:48 , George Flood

Liverpool appear to face a potentially serious threat to their hopes of appointing Xabi Alonso as their next manager.

The former long-serving Anfield midfielder is believed to be at the very top of the early shortlist to replace Jurgen Klopp, who announced his shock decision to step down at the end of the season on Friday.

However, the Sunday Telegraph now report that Bayern Munich could also move for current Bayer Leverkusen boss Alonso if they decide to part company with Thomas Tuchel during a difficult season at the Allianz Arena so far by their usual lofty standards.

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Tottenham step up move for Antonio Nusa

Sunday 28 January 2024 09:34 , George Flood

Tottenham have finally made formal contact with Club Brugge over Antonio Nusa, it is claimed.

Spurs have been chasing a deal for the teenage Norwegian winger since welcoming both Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin to north London early in the January window.

Progress has appeared slow, but Norwegian outlet TV2 now report that Tottenham have formally contacted Brugge over Nusa, who would apparently cost €30m to sign before likely being loaned back to Belgium until the summer.

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Man Utd handed huge Michael Olise transfer boost

Sunday 28 January 2024 09:23 , George Flood

Manchester United look to have received a huge boost in the race to sign Michael Olise.

The Red Devils are known to be targeting the Crystal Palace star as one of their statement early signings under the new guidance of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos.

Chelsea are also now believed to have revived their interest in a potential return to Stamford Bridge for Olise, having come close to sealing a deal in the summer.

But according to, the 22-year-old would prefer a move to Man Utd over a reunion with the Blues.

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(Evening Standard)

Chelsea and Man City eyeing Alphonso Davies

Sunday 28 January 2024 09:18 , George Flood

Chelsea are keeping their eye on Alphonso Davies at Bayern Munich, according to the latest reports.

The Canadian international has yet to reach an agreement over an extension to his current contract in Bavaria that is due to expire in the summer of 2025.

According to the Daily Mirror, Chelsea and Manchester City are both now monitoring Davies' contract saga with both sides still believed to be far apart in terms of financial expectations.

The report adds that Real Madrid also hold an interest in Davies.

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Arsenal take first steps to sign Joshua Zirkzee

Sunday 28 January 2024 09:11 , George Flood

Arsenal look to be finally making their move for Joshua Zirkzee.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with the Bologna forward over recent weeks as they search for an affordable option to boost their attacking firepower before Thursday night's transfer deadline.

According to Corriere dello Sport in Italy, Arsenal have now taken the first steps in their plan to beat Manchester United to the signing of the former Dutch Under-21 international, who has scored nine goals so far this term.

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Valentin Carboni to West Ham latest

Saturday 27 January 2024 16:10 , Marc Mayo

West Ham are keeping a good eye on Inter Milan talent Valentin Carboni.

The Argentine, 18, is on loan at Monza and reports in Italy say a bid worth £12m has been knocked back by the Nerazzurri.

Tuttosport now say they will place a price tag worth north of £25m for Carboni in the summer.

The player's father has been speaking about his future, too.

He told IFStv: “I hope that one day Inter will bring him back. He’s giving everything for Monza right now.

“But his dream is becoming an Inter player. And that’s something that very few can accomplish.”


West Ham man rejected Saudi switch

Saturday 27 January 2024 15:10 , Marc Mayo

Tomas Soucek has revealed he turned down the chance to move to Saudi Arabia - because he would never play in the Middle East.

West Ham's Czech star has insisted he only has interest in one day returning to his homeland or a fellow top European league.

He told "I immediately refused. A lot of people asked why but this is just not for me.

"Neither America nor China.

"I would rather return to the Czech league. If it was Slavia, it would be an even bigger plus."


Drama in the Championship

Saturday 27 January 2024 14:24 , Marc Mayo

Sunderland have issued a statement regarding midfielder Alex Pritchard.

It reads: "On Friday morning, Alex Pritchard informed the Club that he was no longer available for selection and he subsequently withdrew from today’s matchday squad.

"The midfielder also expressed his desire to leave SAFC with immediate effect."

Birmingham have been linked with the former Tottenham youngster, who has played 25 times this season for the Black Cats.

French clubs eye Arsenal man

Saturday 27 January 2024 13:44 , Marc Mayo

Fabio Vieira is wanted by a pair of Ligue 1 teams.

Monaco are named by Football Transfers as having enquired for the Arsenal man, along with an unnamed club.

The decision not to let Emile Smith Rowe leave has reportedly made it more likely that Vieira will be allowed to walk for the right price.

But a loan move is said to be more plausible at this moment.

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Arsenal eye Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall developments

Saturday 27 January 2024 12:58 , Marc Mayo

Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is being watched by Arsenal, Brentford and Fulham after a bid was knocked back by the Foxes.

Brighton saw an offer snubbed, according to The Athletic.

Leicester are said to want £30m for their academy product.

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Michael Olise makes summer transfer decision

Saturday 27 January 2024 12:10 , Marc Mayo

The race for Michael Olise will undoubtedly hot up in the summer.

A new release clause was agreed in the Crystal Palace winger's contract after he turned down a move to Chelsea last summer.

The Blues are set to throw their hat in the ring once again at the end of the season, along with multiple other teams.

But report on United being Olise's preferred destination at this time.

Earlier this month, we reported on the Red Devils eyeing him as a marquee signing to kickstart the INEOS era at Old Trafford.

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Hope for Callum Wilson bidders

Saturday 27 January 2024 11:44 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for Callum Wilson.

And Eddie Howe's comments on Newcastle's situation with regard to Profit and Sustainability rules hint at a chance of Wilson being sold.

Howe told a press conference: "[Wilson] is 100 per cent committed to Newcastle. We want two fit strikers and want to keep him, but obviously, some things are out of my control."

He added: "It's been a difficult window so far. It's the first time since I've been manager that we've been linked with players leaving. That creates an unsettling dynamic.

"We want to keep our squad intact and keep our best players, but I'm also aware of the club side and FFP is affecting all clubs. We're no different to any other club."

Read the full story!

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Done deal!

Saturday 27 January 2024 11:07 , Marc Mayo

Former Chelsea and Manchester United man Nemanja Matic has ended his nightmare at Rennes.

He's joined Ligue 1 rivals Lyon on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Florian Wirtz to become key figure in transfer market

Saturday 27 January 2024 10:51 , Marc Mayo

Xabi Alonso’s future at Bayer Leverkusen could be tied to one of Europe’s hottest properties.

Florian Wirtz has starred for the Bundesliga leaders and, should the coach jet off to Liverpool in the summer, the player may also be ripe for the plucking.

As things stand, Mundo Deportivo say Real Madrid, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are top of the waiting list for Wirtz - but could a Xabi-led Liverpool also throw their hat in the ring?

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Sacha Boey move could impact Arsenal

Saturday 27 January 2024 10:07 , Marc Mayo

Sacha Boey has landed in Germany to undergo his medical with Bayern Munich.

That means Arsenal could be about to field a bid from Galatasaray, Boey’s soon-to-be former club, for Cedric Soares.

Besiktas are also understood to be in for the Portuguese full-back.

Read the full story!

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Arsenal and Man Utd target's transfer clauses revealed

Saturday 27 January 2024 09:21 , Marc Mayo

Joshua Zirkzee’s transfer clauses have been laid bare by the Italian media this morning.

The Bologna striker, ahead of facing AC Milan in Serie A later on, is being watched by Manchester United, Arsenal, Inter and many more teams.

But Bayern Munich, the club which sold him to Bologna, hold the upper hand in any bidding war.

They not only hold a buy-back clause worth £34million, according to Corriere dello Sport, they also have the right to match any offer the Italian club receives.

Which basically means if Bayern want Zirkzee and Zirkzee wants Bayern, almost nothing can stop them!

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Real Madrid rubbish Karim Benzema links

Saturday 27 January 2024 08:49 , Marc Mayo

Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed reports that Real Madrid want to sign Karim Benzema.

The French striker only left the Bernabeu last summer, for a big-money move to Al-Ittihad.

Now seeking a loan move away from Saudi Arabia, Benzema has been linked with Los Blancos as well as Chelsea and Lyon.

When asked if he wanted to sign his old player in a press conference, Ancelotti stated: "That's a lie, we haven't talked about that."

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Arsenal take Martin Zubimendi lead

Saturday 27 January 2024 08:31 , Marc Mayo

Reports out of Germany suggest Arsenal are now running ahead of Bayern Munich in the race to sign Martin Zubimendi.

The Real Sociedad midfielder is set to be a big target in the summer, and he is available for a £53m release clause.

Bayern, according to Christian Falk, want Zubimendi but have been disrupted by Arsenal making a move of their own.

Mikel Arteta and his San Sebastian connections are said to be a vital tipping point towards the Gunners' favour.

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Victor Osimhen to Chelsea: Latest transfer news

Friday 26 January 2024 16:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed Chelsea transfer target Victor Osimhen will leave the club this summer.

Osimhen only signed a new deal at Napoli last month, which reportedly includes a release clause of around £112million, but earlier this week confirmed he was planning a "next step" and name-checked the Premier League.

Read the full story here!

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Vinicius Jr: Manchester United transfer news

Friday 26 January 2024 16:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Vinicius Jr may have to make way for Kylian Mbappe for Real Madrid, it seems.

According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United are plotting what would be a bold move...

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Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp reveals player reaction to shock exit

Friday 26 January 2024 15:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jurgen Klopp has revealed the Liverpool squad reaction to the bombshell news of his planned exit.

The German announced on Friday that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season after almost nine years.

It is news which has stunned English football fans and beyond, with the current longest-serving boss calling time on a trophy-laden spell which saw Liverpool reestablish their dominance over long-time rivals Manchester United and win a sixth Champions League.

Read the full story here!

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Daniel Munoz set for Crystal Palace medical as Adam Wharton talks continue

Friday 26 January 2024 14:22 , George Flood

Here is the very latest on Daniel Munoz from Standard Sport's Dom Smith....

Crystal Palace have agreed a deal to sign Daniel Munoz, who will become the club’s first signing of the January transfer window.

Belgian side Genk were holding out for £8.6million for the Colombian right-back, and Palace have now agreed to pay that total fee including add-ons.

Genk have allowed the 27-year-old to travel to England for his medical, and he is due to fly to London on Friday.

Munoz went on strike from Genk training this week, in a bid to push through the move to the Premier League.

Click here to read the story in full

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Chelsea break women's transfer record with Mayra Ramirez deal

Friday 26 January 2024 14:05 , George Flood

Chelsea have broken the world transfer record for a female footballer to sign Levante striker Mayra Ramirez, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 24-year-old joins to replace an injured Sam Kerr and boost Emma Hayes’s squad in her final season before she leaves to manage the United States.

Chelsea are expected to spend over £400,000 when performance-related bonuses are considered, surpassing the sum paid by Barcelona to sign England international Keira Walsh from Manchester City in 2022.

Ramirez, who has 30 senior international caps for Colombia, said: "I am very honoured to be a part of Chelsea. To be part of such a huge club is a dream come true and one I’ve had since I was a little girl".

Read the full story here

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Xabi Alonso responds to Liverpool job links

Friday 26 January 2024 13:47 , George Flood

The football world is of course still in shock following Friday morning's news that Jurgen Klopp will be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season.

The early frontrunner in the race to succeed the German is Xabi Alonso, the former long-serving Liverpool midfielder who is currently doing terrific work with Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Alonso was inevitably quizzed about a potential high-profile summer return to Anfield during a press conference held on Friday afternoon ahead of Leverkusen's clash with Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

"I was surprised by Jurgen's news," he told reporters. "I have huge respect for Jurgen and Liverpool.

"At the moment I am really happy here and enjoying my work. Each day and game is a challenge. We are in an intense and beautiful journey here at Leverkusen."

Alonso added: "Speculation is normal, but I have great respect and admiration for what Jurgen has done at Liverpool in the last nine years, and how he's done it.

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"He has a connection with the fans, he's done a great job, but my focus is here at Bayer Leverkusen.

"I have great motivation to do a good job here, I'm very happy with the team, with the club, with everything, so that's my focus.

"My focus isn't on May, it's on tomorrow ahead of our game against Gladbach and helping my players to be ready. But what I will say is it was surprising what happened at Liverpool with Jurgen leaving."

Antonio Nusa to Tottenham transfer update

Friday 26 January 2024 13:02 , George Flood

Club Brugge will seal a deal for Antonio Nusa to leave the club by the summer, amid talks with Tottenham.

That is according to manager Ronny Deila, who has stated his hope that he will keep the 18-year-old forward until the end of the season.

Spurs remain in talks with the Belgian team, as reported by Standard Sport, with a breakthrough still to be found over Nusa's transfer fee.

A deal worth around £26million is in the offing but reports suggest Brugge want to secure a fee of at least £31m, to match what AC Milan paid them for Charles De Ketelaere in 2022.

Chelsea are just one of the handful of rival clubs interested in landing Nusa.

Read the full article here

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Crystal Palace set to sign Daniel Munoz from Genk

Friday 26 January 2024 12:13 , George Flood

Daniel Munoz is set to join Crystal Palace from Genk, Nizaar Kinsella reports.

An £8.5m deal has now been agreed between the two clubs and the Colombian full-back has been granted permission to travel to London from Belgium and complete his move on Friday.

Munoz is expected to sign on at Selhurst Park until 2028.

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Jurgen Klopp reveals shock decision to LEAVE Liverpool in summer

Friday 26 January 2024 10:53 , George Flood

Some major, major breaking news to bring you from Anfield this morning.

Jurgen Klopp has revealed in a bombshell announcement that he will leave Liverpool at the end of this season.

"I can understand that it's a shock for a lot of people in this moment, when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it - or at least try to explain it," Klopp said.

"I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team, I love the staff.

"I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take."

Read the full story here


Eddie Howe: Kieran Trippier to Bayern Munich talk 'finished'

Friday 26 January 2024 10:28 , George Flood

While Callum Wilson could still leave Newcastle this month, it seems that Kieran Trippier is staying put after that prolonged pursuit by Bayern Munich.

"A few things to say on Kieran's situation," Eddie Howe said. "We hope he will stay and we're very confident he will be part of our long-term future.

"But I have to make it clear he has never asked to leave or even questioned his future here. We've had conversations in the last week and it's always been about Newcastle.

"It's important I make that clear. His commitment to Newcastle shouldn't be questioned.

"I don't think it has been a difficult week [for Trippier]. It's a huge compliment that a club like Bayern are interested.


"I want to keep our best players, I want to keep every player in our squad that is very thin on the ground now.

"His situation [with Bayern] is finished as far as everyone is concerned.

"I've been in football long enough to never say never because I don't want to look stupid but Kieran is fully committed."

Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd offered new Callum Wilson hope

Friday 26 January 2024 10:25 , George Flood

Eddie Howe has given a raft of transfer updates during a press conference held this morning in advance of Newcastle's FA Cup fourth round trip to Fulham tomorrow night.

First up, here's what the Magpies boss had to say on those latest links regarding Callum Wilson.

"It’s been a strange one. A lot of speculation and a lot of it unfounded," he said.

"From our side, he’s a huge part of what we do. We’re desperate to get our two strikers fit again.

"He’s nearing a return from injury and looks good. He’s getting there.

"There’s no part of me that wants to lose him."

However, Howe also added: "In every conversation, he’s 100 per cent committed. No part of him is looking elsewhere.

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"He’s got big ambitions and we want to keep him here. But some things are out of our control.

"The club is acting with the long-term interests of the club and they have to. Let’s see what happens."

Why Kalvin Phillips signing is a major coup for West Ham

Friday 26 January 2024 09:47 , George Flood

Among the raft of wholesome YouTube content produced by England in the Gareth Southgate era, a rather joyous clip of Declan Rice presenting Kalvin Phillips with the national team’s Player of the Year award sticks in the mind, writes Malik Ouzia.

“40,000 votes?” Phillips repeats, slightly stunned, as Rice surprises him with a BT-sponsored gold brick, recognition from England fans for a superb Euro 2020 campaign.

Had the proud Scotsman in David Moyes not prevented him from engaging in any such poll, it would surely have been 40,001.

Moyes had the Rice-Phillips partnership in mind when he made a club-record £50million bid to sign the latter from Leeds in January 2022, though his admiration by then was long-lived, the midfielder already on his radar by the time he returned for a second stint as West Ham boss late in 2019.

It has taken more than four years, a complete midfield revamp, the £105m sale of Rice and, for Phillips, a marked career downturn, but at last, Moyes has his man.

Read the article in full here

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Barcelona eyeing Thomas Partey deal

Friday 26 January 2024 09:21 , George Flood

Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey, reports claim.

The Ghana international resumed training at London Colney yesterday as he looks to return to the squad next week following more than three months on the sidelines with a thigh injury that required surgery.

Partey has entered the final 18 months of his current contract at Arsenal, with Spanish outlet Marca now claiming that Barcelona would be ready to move for the former Atletico Madrid star if he became available in future.

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Done deal! West Ham announce Kalvin Phillips loan

Friday 26 January 2024 09:04 , George Flood

Kalvin Phillips has joined West Ham on loan until the end of the season, bringing an end to the midfielder’s Manchester City nightmare, writes Malik Ouzia.

The agreement will see the Hammers cover Phillips’s wages, believed to be around £140,000-per-week, for the remainder of the campaign.

It was initially expected that an option-to-buy in the summer would be included in the deal but that has been shelved after the clubs failed to agree terms, though a permanent transfer at the end of the loan has not been ruled out.

Read the breaking story in full here

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd on alert over Callum Wilson

Friday 26 January 2024 08:36 , George Flood

In case you missed it yesterday, the race for Callum Wilson is heating up nicely.

AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have already both tried to sign the England striker so far this month, now Standard Sport understands that Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been alerted to the potential for an affordable late January swoop.

Newcastle could sell Wilson for just £18m before next Thursday's 11pm transfer deadline as they look to ensure that they stay in line with Premier League financial rules.

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Mbappe transfer: France superstar decides on next move

Friday 26 January 2024 08:12 , George Flood

Kylian Mbappe's transfer decision is now said to have been made.

The France superstar has long been linked with a blockbuster switch to Real Madrid, though Liverpool are among the teams to have hoped he could yet be persuaded to ditch Paris Saint-Germain for the Premier League this summer instead.

According to Sport Bild in Germany, Mbappe has indeed now agreed to head to Madrid in the summer after Liverpool apparently withdrew from the race due to the player's significant financial demands.


Man Utd get encouragement over Vinicius Jr chase

Friday 26 January 2024 07:38 , George Flood

Manchester United may just have been boosted in their ambitious pursuit of Vinicius Jr.

News emerged from Spain last week that Man Utd were targeting the Brazilian superstar as a statement early signing under Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS, rumours that were quickly shot down due to the mammoth asking price involved.

However, the Daily Mirror now report that Kylian Mbappe's expected summer switch from Paris Saint-Germain to the Bernabeu could yet lead to an exit for Vinicius.

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West Ham set to announce Kalvin Phillips arrival

Friday 26 January 2024 07:16 , George Flood

West Ham are expected to officially confirm the arrival of Kalvin Phillips this morning.

The England midfielder is believed to have undergone a medical in east London yesterday ahead of completing his loan switch from Manchester City.

Phillips will spend the rest of the season at West Ham, though it seems that reports of a £40m buy option may be wide of the mark.

According to Sky Sports, the final deal will actually just be a straight loan with the two clubs apparently unable to agree on the option.


Tottenham closing in on Antonio Nusa transfer

Friday 26 January 2024 07:10 , George Flood

Tottenham are continuing talks over a deal for Antonio Nusa, reports suggest.

Spurs have been pressing to make Club Brugge's Norwegian sensation their third January arrival after the early window signings of Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin.

The two clubs have been locked in talks for some time, with Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri reporting that negotiations are now progressing well.

The next few days are said to be crucial, with Nusa keen to join Tottenham and Club Brugge said to be looking to reach the same €36m price point that AC Milan paid them for Charles De Ketelaere in the summer of 2022.

It is thought that the 18-year-old will join Spurs at the end of the season after spending the remainder of the campaign at Brugge.

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Chelsea handed boost in Karim Benzema battle

Friday 26 January 2024 07:01 , George Flood

Is the path now clear for Chelsea to try and sign Karim Benzema?

A rumoured loan move to the Premier League remains the hot topic of conversation around the 2022 Ballon d'Or winner, who is rumoured to have asked to be allowed to leave Al-Ittihad temporarily after only six months in Saudi Arabia.

Chelsea are among the clubs to be mostly heavily linked with Benzema, along with top-flight rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.

However, the Daily Mail report that Man Utd and the Gunners have both now snubbed the chance to sign the Real Madrid legend, potentially leaving the door wide open for Chelsea to swoop unopposed.

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Man Utd enter race to sign Ivan Toney

Friday 26 January 2024 06:55 , George Flood

Manchester United look to have entered the race for Ivan Toney.

Arsenal and Chelsea have been most strongly linked with the prolific England striker, who last weekend made a goalscoring return for Brentford following his eight-month betting ban.

The Athletic claim that Man Utd are closely monitoring Toney's situation, possibly with a view to launching a huge move in the summer transfer window.

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Arsenal pushing for Martin Zubimendi deal

Friday 26 January 2024 06:49 , George Flood

Arsenal appear to be pushing hard in an attempt to sign Martin Zubimendi.

The Real Sociedad midfielder has long been on the transfer radar at the Emirates Stadium, with claims that Mikel Arteta has personally held talks over one of his top targets.

Per Bild's Bayern Insider Podcast, Zubimendi is open to a move to Arsenal, who are offering "serious competition" in a battle with Bayern Munich for the Spaniard's services.

Zubimendi has a release clause worth around £51m in his contract at Anoeta.

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Mauricio Pochettino speaks out on Chelsea striker rumours

Thursday 25 January 2024 22:40 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has urged Armando Broja to shut out the noise over his future as he looks to find form.

He said: “It is part of the business, part of football. If you want to be at Chelsea... When you perform well and score goals, you are there; if you're not scoring, you are there. If you play, you are there. But if you're not playing, you're there.

"In the end, you can't escape. If we want all the benefits of being in this football club, Chelsea, we need to accept that it is a massive responsibility, and this can happen. You are always going to be judged. It is normal. It is our job."

Read the full story!

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Race for Bryan Gil hots up

Thursday 25 January 2024 22:09 , Marc Mayo

Brighton want to sign Bryan Gil from Tottenham, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian newspaper reports this on the basis that Lazio are also in the race for the Spaniard, along with another unnamed Premier League team.

With Manor Solomon and James Maddison back from injury, Gil could be available for a fresh loan move away from Spurs this month.

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Saudi league can be the best, says Romelu Lukaku

Thursday 25 January 2024 21:31 , Marc Mayo

Romelu Lukaku has claimed that Saudi Arabia could become the home to the world’s best league.

Despite rejecting a move to the Middle East last summer, the Roma forward reckons it could only take two years before their heavy investment pays off in a big way.

"In the next two years I see the Saudi Pro League becoming one of the best leagues in the world, if not the best,” he told Riyadiya TV.

“The clubs make a lot of effort to bring the great players there. They are improving a lot and it could become the best.”

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Emerson Royal going nowhere

Thursday 25 January 2024 20:43 , Marc Mayo

Ange Postecoglou has dismissed any talk of Emerson Royal leaving the club.

Al-Ittihad reportedly saw a £20m bid for the defender rejected earlier this month and the Spurs boss wants to keep him around.

“No one has asked me about Emerson, but he's been hugely important to us,” he stated this afternoon.

“Without Emerson and Ben [Davies] during this period, we would have really, really struggled. Not just playing at centre-back, but also filling in at right-back at times, left-back at times.

“He is a great guy to have in the group, he trains hard every day and is a quality player. He is in the Brazil national team so Emerson is an important part of what we're doing."


Man Utd eye new Argentina defender

Thursday 25 January 2024 19:59 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United are pushing ahead with a deal for a player dubbed the next Lisandro Martinez.

Aaron Anselmino of Boca Juniors has started to make a name for himself of late and, at the age of 18, is also wanted by Benfica and AC Milan.

Argentine journalist Jonathan Riniti has reported on Boca expecting a bid from United for the defender.

Likewise, they await Liverpool’s first offer for midfielder Ezequiel Fernandez - who has also been linked to Arsenal.

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Strasbourg snap up teenage star after Chelsea visit

Thursday 25 January 2024 19:31 , Marc Mayo

Senegal youth international Pape Daouda Diong has today put pen to paper on a move to Strasbourg following talks to join Chelsea.

The 17-year-old midfielder discussed signing for the Blues last month, when he watched their Carabao Cup win over Newcastle from the directors' box.

It was mooted that he could sign for Chelsea then head on loan to their BlueCo sister club Strasbourg, however he will instead move directly to French team this summer.

Diong was spotted playing for AF Darou Salam in his home country and will add to a long list of young stars under the BlueCo umbrella.

Read the full story!

Bayern to snap up Arsenal target

Thursday 25 January 2024 19:09 , Marc Mayo

Bayern Munich are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Sacha Boey.

The Galatasaray full-back has caught the Gunners’ eye and was linked with a move last summer.

But Bayern have swooped in as they search for a new right-back, with a bid for Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier knocked back.

Turkish outlet Bayez Football say an agreement has been reached for Boey to head to Germany for a transfer fee of £19.5m plus bonuses.

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Chelsea line up Thiago Silva replacement

Thursday 25 January 2024 18:31 , Marc Mayo

Speaking of Thiago Silva, reports in Portugal name Chelsea’s supposed ideal alternative.

Ousmane Diomande of Sporting CP is high on their list for a summer move.

The Lisbon club may drop their demand for the Ivorian’s full £71m release clause at the end of the campaign, when they will have more time to sign a replacement.

And Chelsea’s alternative to Diomande could be… Sporting centre-back Goncalo Inacio. At least Todd Boehly will save on his airfare!


Mauricio Pochettino responds to Thiago Silva speculation

Thursday 25 January 2024 17:57 , Marc Mayo

Mauricio Pochettino has brushed off talk of Thiago Silva leaving Chelsea.

The Brazilian defender hinted earlier in the week that this could be his last season at the Bridge, ahead of his contract expiring in the summer.

But Pochettino said today that he is not planning for life after Silva, before the club decides whether to offer him a new deal.

“We didn't talk about the next season,” he noted.

“This question is more for him than me. For him, it's to keep fit. With his age, he is doing fantastic. We are so happy with him.

“The future is about him and the club.”


Antonio Nusa to Spurs update

Thursday 25 January 2024 17:25 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham are yet to advance their bid to sign Antonio Nusa.

That is according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, following reports that the deal could be done today.

This fresh report notes that a transfer fee remains the main topic of negotiations for the Club Brugge teenager.

Competition remains high but Nusa is “close” to becoming a Spurs player, it is claimed.

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Wolves halt Chelsea deal

Thursday 25 January 2024 16:56 , Marc Mayo

The risk of falling foul to the Premier League's financial regulations has led to Wolves pausing their push to sign Armando Broja.

According to the Mail, the deal involved a £30million obligation to buy the Chelsea striker after a loan until the end of the season.

It's interesting to see how the rules are finally getting in the way of/catching up with Premier League teams' spending (delete as appropriate depending on your personal opinion!).

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Man Utd make January transfer decision

Thursday 25 January 2024 16:30 , Marc Mayo

It's not just Karim Benzema who Manchester United won't be signing this month.

News out of The Athletic that the Red Devils won't, in fact, be signing anyone!

There's no spare cash in the budget for even a loan signing, even with Anthony Martial ruled out for the next ten weeks after groin surgery.

All the focus on the summer from the boffins down at INEOS, then.

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New name in Callum Wilson race

Thursday 25 January 2024 16:07 , Marc Mayo

Callum Wilson was linked to Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal by our reporter Nizaar Kinsella earlier today.

To that list you can add West Ham, who The Guardian say are monitoring the situation.

The Hammers want a striker and Newcastle need to raise funds to avoid falling foul of financial fair play laws.

No bids or anything yet from them, with Wilson the sort of player Newcastle do want to hold onto… but could a deadline day auction force their hand?

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Man Utd turn down Karim Benzema

Thursday 25 January 2024 15:43 , Marc Mayo

The path has cleared somewhat for Chelsea to sign Karim Benzema, should they want to.

That is because Manchester United have snubbed the opportunity to sign him on loan.

The Mail say Benzema's mind-boggling £86m annual wage packet has put them off throwing their hat in the ring for a loan move from Al-Ittihad.

Lyon are reportedly plotting a move after he decided he wanted a break from Saudi football.

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Chelsea target Jhon Duran suffers injury blow

Thursday 25 January 2024 15:03 , George Flood

Speaking of Jhon Duran, I think his chances of securing a late January move away from Aston Villa have likely now been scuppered.

That is because Unai Emery has confirmed this afternoon that the Colombian striker is now facing weeks on the sidelines through injury.

“The last action against Everton he was injured," Emery said.

“For the next weeks he is not going to be available."

Duran has been linked with multiple clubs including Chelsea and West Ham.


Pochettino responds to Wilson and Duran links in Chelsea striker chase

Thursday 25 January 2024 14:50 , George Flood

Mauricio Pochettino has also been addressing the media this afternoon, with Chelsea in FA Cup action against Aston Villa tomorrow night.

The Argentine had this to say when asked about potentially signing a new striker before the deadline amid those latest links to the likes of Callum Wilson and Jhon Duran.

"I think there are too many rumours, players in, players out," Pochettino said.

"At the moment, there's nothing to say. We work really hard about different things in different areas.

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"But I think at the moment, there is nothing to communicate. We will communicate if something happens in the next few days."

Pressed on if he was desperate to make new signings, Pochettino added: "No, not really. Desperate to win the title but not to sign players.

"I am happy with the squad, I am so happy with the players we have.

"Of course if something happens – because you know very well that the last week is the most action week – and we need to be ready if something happens to the squad."

Man City won't sign Kalvin Phillips replacement

Thursday 25 January 2024 14:07 , George Flood

Manchester City will not sign a replacement for Kalvin Phillips in this window, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

The England midfielder is expected to join West Ham today on a loan deal until the end of the season that includes the option for a permanent summer transfer.

The Hammers will cover Phillips' £140,000 a week wages in full for the duration of his stay at the London Stadium.

"Hopefully he can play the minutes he deserves and I couldn't give to him. He's an exceptional human being," Guardiola told reporters this afternoon at a press conference held before tomorrow's FA Cup showdown with Tottenham.

"I don’t think we will replace Kalvin."

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Arsenal could still sign Amadou Onana this month

Thursday 25 January 2024 13:23 , George Flood

Arsenal could still sign Amadou Onana this month, reports suggest.

Everton's Belgian international has emerged as Mikel Arteta's No1 midfield transfer target, though financial restrictions were expected to delay any real pursuit until the summer.

Now Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri claims that while FFP is currently ruining Arsenal's move for Onana, that could yet all change if Arsenal make a late January sale.

Watch this space!

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Crystal Palace launch bid for Adam Wharton

Thursday 25 January 2024 12:42 , George Flood

Crystal Palace have had an £18.5million bid rejected for Blackburn midfielder Adam Wharton, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Blackburn are seeking at least £20m for the 19-year-old, who has impressed in the Championship. They also want to keep him at Ewood Park on loan for the rest of the season.

Wharton is an England Under-20 international and only signed a four-and-a-half year contract a month ago, so Blackburn are in a strong negotiating position.

Read the story in full here

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Done deal! Man City confirm Claudio Echeverri signing

Thursday 25 January 2024 12:14 , George Flood

Manchester City have now confirmed the long-awaited signing of Claudio Echeverri.

The teenage Argentine midfielder has joined the Treble winners from River Plate, where he will stay to continue his development for a further 12 months.

Echeverri has signed a four-and-a-half year contract at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2028 and will officially join City next January.

He will follow a similar path to that of current City and Argentina star Julian Alvarez.

It is thought that City have paid around £12.5m for Echeverri.

Tottenham want Antonio Nusa deal done TODAY

Thursday 25 January 2024 11:58 , George Flood

Tottenham could reportedly seal their third signing of the January transfer window later today.

Spurs have been locked in talks with Club Brugge over a deal for highly-rated young winger Antonio Nusa, having already welcomed both Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin to north London over recent weeks.

According to TEAMtalk, those negotiations are now progressing well with Tottenham aiming to complete all the finer details of a £26m deal by close of play on Thursday.

Spurs are said to be wary of any potential 11th-hour hijacks over Chelsea and Newcastle target Nusa, who is already said to have agreed personal terms but wants to stay at Brugge on loan for the remainder of this season.

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Arsenal announce major behind-the-scenes move

Thursday 25 January 2024 11:16 , George Flood

A massive change behind the scenes at Arsenal.

The Gunners have confirmed in the last few minutes that their current director of football operations Richard Garlick will step up to the role of managing director at the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

The former Premier League director of football and West Brom stalwart will take on his new job upon the departure of CEO Vinai Venkatesham, which was confirmed back in September.

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Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United alerted over Callum Wilson

Thursday 25 January 2024 10:45 , George Flood

Newcastle could sell Callum Wilson for just £18million in the final week of the January transfer window, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all alerted to his availability, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

All three clubs want to sign a striker and a proven Premier League goalscorer has now come onto the market.

Newcastle need to raise money to ensure they stay in line with Premier League profit and sustainability rules after spending around £400m since they were taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in 2021.

Wilson, who has scored 46 goals in 102 games for Newcastle, is a sellable asset and his availability could provide an intriguing story in the final week of what has been a quiet January window.

Read the full story here

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Jhon Duran to Chelsea latest

Thursday 25 January 2024 10:02 , George Flood

More now on Chelsea's rumoured pursuit of Jhon Duran.

Fresh reports last night claimed that the Blues were considering making a bid for the Aston Villa forward before next Thursday's transfer deadline.

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano says this morning that Chelsea are indeed discussing a possible move for Duran, which would be linked to the future of Armando Broja.

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Kalvin Phillips: West Ham transfer latest

Thursday 25 January 2024 09:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

At long last, it appears as if West Ham will be signing Kalvin Phillips imminently.

The England midfielder is, according to Fabrizio Romano, set for a medical with the Hammers today.

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Newcastle transfer news: Miguel Almiron latest

Thursday 25 January 2024 08:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Kieran Trippier is staying at Newcastle this month and it appears as if Miguel Almiron will be joining him.

According to the Daily Mail, the forward has told Al Shabab he has little interesting in joining.

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