Transfer news LIVE! Luis Diaz to Tottenham; Arsenal’s Vlahovic alternative; Chelsea, Man United, Mbappe update

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Transfer news LIVE!

Tottenham have entered the race to sign Porto winger Luis Diaz, according to reports in Portugal.

Manchester United and Liverpool were both tipped to battle over the Colombian until an offer of around £37million was reported to have arrived from North London.

Neighbours Arsenal are turning their attention to Raul de Tomas after Juventus agreed a £63million deal to sign Dusan Vlahovic, with the Serie A giants now in advanced talks over the Fiorentina striker.

The Gunners are also looking at the likes of Alexander Isak, Jonathan David and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic another potential option up front and Georginio Wijnaldum a possible midfield addition.

Over at Chelsea, a potential move for Jules Kounde is back on the agenda with Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen all out of contract in the summer.

Manchester United seem to be focusing largely on outgoings, and Anthony Martial is set to complete his loan move to Sevilla after being pictured arriving in Spain. Jesse Lingard could also leave Old Trafford this week, with Newcastle making the midfielder their top priority.

Tottenham are confident of signing Adama Traore and could move for the likes of Franck Kessie, Mohamed Ali-Cho and Sofyan Amrabat as they desperately try to offload Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.

Liverpool and Manchester City have both reportedly held talks with PSV winger Cody Gakpo, who is a target for Bayern Munich too. Pep Guardiola’s side are also believed to be on the verge of securing a deal for River Plate striker Julian Alvarez.

Follow today’s latest transfer news, gossip and rumours with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Tottenham enter Luis Diaz race

  • Juventus seal Vlahovic agreement

  • Arsenal identifty alternative striker target

  • Chelsea go back in for Kounde

  • Martial on verge of Sevilla switch

  • Mbappe sets decision date

Done deal!

22:03 , Matt Verri

No surprise here, but Anthony Martial’s loan move to Sevilla has been officially confirmed.

The Frenchman will wear the number 22 shirt in Spain, and has joined Sevilla until the end of the season from Manchester United.

Read more about Martial’s move here.

Palace keen on Van de Beek

21:48 , Matt Verri

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek on loan before the transfer window shuts next week.

Van de Beek joined United from Ajax in the summer of 2020 but has so far failed to establish himself as a regular starter, with his situation not improving after interim boss Ralf Rangnick replaced the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this season.

The Dutch international is yet to make a Premier League start this term and is thought to be concerned about his lack of first-team football with a view to keeping his place in the Netherlands squad for the World Cup this winter.

You can read our full story on that one right here.

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Newcastle leading race for Bruno Guimaraes

21:08 , Matt Verri

Arsenal have been heavily linked with Bruno Guimaraes this window, as they desperately look to bolster their midfield options.

But Newcastle have now taken the lead in the race for the Lyon man, having tabled a bid of just over £30m.

The Gunners are still tracking the 24-year-old, but for now it’s the Magpies in pole position.

Done deal!

19:36 , Malik Ouzia

QPR, who are in Championship action shortly against Swansea, have started the evening by confirming the signing of Dion Sanderson on loan from Wolves.

Confirmed: Hodgson is new Watford boss

19:06 , Malik Ouzia

Roy Hodgson has completed a shock return to management after agreeing to take charge of Watford until the end of the season.

Watford have turned to Hodgson after last night sacking Claudio Ranieri, who managed just seven points from his 13 Premier League games in charge at the club.

The Hornets are currently 19th in the Premier League and they are on their third head coach of the season, after also sacking Xisco Munoz in October.

Hodgson, who is 74, will break his own record of being the oldest manager in Premier League history by taking charge at Vicarage Road.

Spurs make Tanner bid

18:30 , Malik Ouzia

Tottenham have made a bid for non-League starlet Ollie Tanner of Lewes FC, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

The 19-year-old winger has been training with Spurs’ development squad for the past fortnight, impressing coaches, while continuing to play for the Isthmian Premier Division club.

Lewes are due to hold a board meeting on Thursday to discuss Spurs’ bid, with the Premier League club not yet thought to have met the teenager’s asking price.

There is widespread interest in Tanner from a host of other professional clubs, including Brighton. The Seagulls are understood to have had a bid rejected that would have seen Tanner remain at Lewes on loan for the rest of the season, an option which has not been proposed by Spurs.

Lewes boss Tony Russell recommended Tanner to Spurs academy chief Chris Powell, who has been at the Dripping Pan, Lewes’ home ground, to watch the forward for their last two home matches. Tanner is in the squad for tonight’s home game against Cray Wanderers.

Spurs have a vacancy on the wing in their U-23 squad after selling Dilan Markanday to Blackburn Rovers last week.

Tanner, who is a quick and technically gifted player with an eye for goal, had spells at Arsenal and Charlton as a schoolboy.

Villa unperturbed in Gomez hunt

18:00 , Marc Mayo

Aston Villa have not given up hope of signing Joe Gomez, so say The Sun.

Liverpool are intent on keeping the defender this month despite him being fourth choice at Anfield.

But the ambitious Villa and manager Steven Gerrard want to sign a new centre-back.

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Redknapp issues Conte warning

17:53 , Marc Mayo

Jamie Redknapp has warned Tottenham that Antonio Conte could QUIT if he does not get his way on transfers.

The former Spurs star told Sky Sports: “He needs to get players in quickly - two, three, four players in the window and he’s got nine days to do it.

“Daniel Levy is a difficult man to deal with, but if you don’t back Conte - looking at his history at Inter Milan - I think he’ll leave the club because you can’t promise and not deliver.

“Tottenham fans must be so frustrated because every year, they watch their team and everything is great with the stadium and training ground, but the team needs a bit of help right now. So back him, give him what he needs.”

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Mavropanos a ‘really good’ option for Munich

17:39 , Marc Mayo

Lothar Matthaus has urged Bayern Munich to consider Arsenal fringe player Konstantinos Mavrapanos for a summer transfer.

The defender is on loan at Stuttgart and has impressed the German football legend during his time in the Bundesliga.

Matthaus said: “There are some very interesting players in the Bundesliga. I’m thinking of Stuttgart’s Mavropanos, Leipzig’s [Josko] Gvardiol or Bochum’s [Armel] Bella-Kotchap.

“Everyone plays a really good role in the Bundesliga, would certainly be financially feasible for Bayern and could develop further under [coach Julian] Nagelsmann.”

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Porto REJECT Luis Diaz bid

17:29 , Marc Mayo

Portuguese newspaper Record are now reporting that Porto rebuffed Spurs’ £37million bid for Luis Diaz!

The club are said to want much closer to his £67m release clause, particularly given that 20 per cent of any fee would have to go to old club Junior Barranquilla.

A proper developing story, this...

Guimaraes remains on Arsenal’s agenda

17:24 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have not given up on trying to sign Bruno Guimaraes this month.

Sky Sports report on a £25million fee being enough to tempt Lyon into selling the Brazilian midfielder.

Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Tottenham are also said to be keen.

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More on Luis Diaz to Tottenham...

17:14 , Marc Mayo

TalkSPORT are reporting that Porto winger Diaz has a £67million release clause in his contract, while further backing up the claims that Tottenham have made an initial enquiry for the player.

It is even said that Porto will be willing to cut Diaz’s price for a January sale...

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Wenger: Clock is ticking for PSG on Mbappe

17:09 , Marc Mayo

Arsene Wenger believes the pressure is on Paris Saint-Germain as Kylian Mbappe ticks closer to his contract expiration date.

The former Arsenal boss told Canal+ in France: “PSG had a firm offer from Real Madrid. When you turn down €180million - even for PSG, that is still a huge sum.

“So, when they turned down this money, I think they said to themselves, 'We have to have a great season, we have [Lionel] Messi and we cannot afford to lose Mbappe, we will manage to convince him to stay.

“Time is against PSG. When you are in a situation like this, the longer it goes on, the more difficult it is to close it, given the experience I have.”

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United to delay fringe player decisions

17:02 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United will refuse any permanent transfer clauses in loaning out Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek this month.

French forward Martial is on the verge of a switch to Sevilla, which will see the Spanish side pay his wages in full.

According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, United want to ensure the incoming permanent manager has the final say over the fringe players’ future.

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Arsenal move on from Vlahovic

16:45 , Marc Mayo

Espanyol striker Raul de Tomas is Arsenal’s new target to improve their attack.

Spanish outlet AS detail the Gunners’ movements towards the 27-year-old, who has hit 12 goals in 21 matches this season.

West Ham, Leeds and Leicester are also named as monitoring the player, with only a permanent transfer considered by Espanyol. De Tomas’ release clause stands at £58million.

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Tottenham enter Luis Diaz race

16:38 , Marc Mayo

Reports in Portugal claim Tottenham are joining the pursuit of Porto winger Luis Diaz.

A bid of £37.5million has landed from the North London club as they look to bolster Antonio Conte’s attacking options, according to SIC.

Spurs are said to have given Porto 48 hours to respond, amid rival interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.

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Done deal!

16:26 , Marc Mayo

Sheffield Wednesday have snapped up Arsenal youngster Tyreece John-Jules on loan until the end of the campaign.

Chelsea face fight over defensive duo

16:19 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona are targeting Chelsea defenders Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta as part of the Catalan giants’ summer rebuild, writes Standard Sport’s James Robson.

Both players are out of contract in west London at the end of the season and are now able to talk to interested clubs.

Chelsea are determined to keep hold of the duo and are continuing negotiations in a bid to avoid losing them for nothing in the summer.

Read the full story.

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Magpies eye Brighton pair

16:03 , Marc Mayo

Newcastle are ready to break their transfer record and sign Brighton’s Yves Bissouma.

According to the Mail, a £50million bid would be necessary to convince the Seagulls to let their star midfielder go.

The Sun add that Seagulls defender Adam Webster is also on the Magpies radar.

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Eriksen returns to Ajax for fitness boost

15:43 , Marc Mayo

Christian Eriksen is training with former club Ajax.

The Dutch giants announced on Tuesday that their former midfield star had returned to Amsterdam for sessions with Jong Ajax, the club’s reserve side, aimed at maintaining his fitness ahead of a return to regular club football.

Ex-Tottenham playmaker Eriksen recently agreed to return to the Premier League with Brentford on a six-month contract with the option to extend for a further year, but the deal hinges on an extensive medical.

Read the full story.

Breaking news!

15:31 , Marc Mayo

Anthony Martial has arrived in Spain ahead of his loan move to Sevilla!

Villa scouts make a trip to Italy

15:18 , Marc Mayo

Aston Villa scouted prospective new signing Rodrigo Bentacur during Juventus’ recent game with AC Milan.

According to Tuttosport, the player sees the potential move as a great opportunity while his club are ready to do a deal.

Juve know they could do with selling stars to afford big players on the market themselves and, although Bentacur’s wage is not huge, the transfer fee he would command is seen as tempting.

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Aubameyang staying at home

15:01 , Marc Mayo

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not expected to be part of Arsenal’s squad for their trip to Dubai this week as interest in the forward grows ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline, writes Standard Sport’s Simon Collings.

Aubameyang has not played for Arsenal since last month, when he was stripped of the captaincy following his latest disciplinary breach.

Arsenal are still finalising the squad for their warm-weather training camp in Dubai, which starts on Thursday, but Aubameyang is currently not expected to be part of the group.

The 32-year-old has been working on his own at Arsenal’s London Colney training base and could now secure a move away before the transfer window shuts.

Read the full story.

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Fiorentina identify Vlahovic replacement

14:49 , Marc Mayo

Fiorentina are reportedly moving fast to sign up Dusan Vlahovic’s replacement.

Basel forward Arthur Cabral will soon be the subject of an initial £12million bid from the Serie A side, according to reports in Italy.

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Toon ready to go the extra mile for Lingard

14:34 , Marc Mayo

Newcastle will pay Manchester United a bonus if they sign Jesse Lingard and avoid relegation.

That is according to talkSPORT, who claim the Toon are trying to sweeten the £3.5million deal to sign the midfielder ahead of the deadline.

Furthermore, Eddie Howe is said to want to sign Tottenham outcast Dele Alli as well, with initial talks beginning over his future.

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Rossoneri making moves

14:18 , Marc Mayo

AC Milan have agreed a deal to sign young Serbian forward Marko Lazetic.

The Italian club have also been in the market for a defender but Tuttosport outline plans to return to that area of the pitch in the summer.

Lille’s Sven Botman is the top target for Milan, amid links with Manchester United’s Eric Bailly.

Alvarez deal moving along for City

14:05 , Marc Mayo

Manchester City are moving forward in their bid to sign Julian Alvarez.

The River Plate winger is available for around £15million this month, due to a release clause in his contract.

According to Sky Sports, talks are progressing over a deal to sign Alvarez and send him back to Argentina on loan until the summer.

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Breaking news!

13:55 , Marc Mayo

Championship club Hull have sacked manager Grant McCann.

New club chairman and owner Acun Ilıcalı said: “Grant has done an excellent job for this football club in difficult circumstances, most specifically during the takeover process, and for that I offer my sincere thanks.

“These matters are never easy and are more often than not protracted. During the process, Grant has always remained professional and fully focused on the team, and will forever be a friend of the Tigers.

“However, now is the time for change and for me to start to build, in what I believe will be an incredibly exciting time for the club. I have a philosophy and a belief that our project should start as we mean to carry on and that involves having my team in place.”

Saliba open to Marseille stay

13:48 , Marc Mayo

French outlet La Provence report on William Saliba being happy to stay at Marseille past the end of the season.

The Arsenal defender is on loan in Ligue 1 and wants to stick around - if the team qualify for the Champions League.

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Kamara an immediate priority for Man United

13:31 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United want to sign Marseille anchor man Boubacar Kamara this month.

One of the many players out of contract in the summer, the Frenchman is said by Marca to be a big target for the Red Devils.

Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, West Ham and Newcastle are also reportedly in the mix but United have so far progressed the furthest with a potential deal.

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Bayern defender to become free agent

13:22 , Marc Mayo

Niklas Sule will become available as a free agent this summer.

The Bayern Munich defender’s contract expires soon and Sport1 in Germany claim that he has told the club he will not sign an extension.

Chelsea have previously been touted as his next destination.

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Ex-Arsenal prospect tracked by Hammers

13:00 , Marc Mayo

West Ham are competing to sign former Arsenal striker Stephy Mavididi.

The former England youth international is playing in France for Montpellier after a stint at Juventus.

Aston Villa are also tracking the 23-year-old, as reported by TMW.

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Vlahovic agreement reached

12:43 , Marc Mayo

Sky Sport Italia report on an agreement being reached between Juventus and Fiorentina for Dusan Vlahovic.

The fee is set at £63million...

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Haidara plans on summer exit

12:34 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United will have to wait to land midfielder Amadou Haidara.

The RB Leipzig star is a big favourite of Ralf Rangnick’s and yet, according to the Mail, he wants to remain in Germany until the end of the season.

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Forest consider Longelo bid

12:18 , Marc Mayo

Championship side Nottingham Forest have shown an interest in West Ham youngster Emmanuel Longelo, writes Standard Sport’s Jack Rosser.

The defender, 21, could move on a permanent deal this month.

Kounde boost for Blues

12:02 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are set to return to the negotiating table for Jules Kounde.

A summer transfer is high on Marina Granovskaia’s agenda, so say TMW.

A deal worth £46million plus £4m in add-ons is even said to be close…

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Mbappe sets decision date

11:53 , Marc Mayo

Kylian Mbappe will wait until after the Champions League tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid before revealing his decision over his future, according to GFFN.

Les Parisiens have offered their player a short-term extension amid longstanding interest from Madrid, who can sign him on a free this summer.

Real host PSG in the second leg of their last-16 clash on March 9.

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German giants lead race for Zakaria

11:33 , Marc Mayo

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are pushing hardest to sign Denis Zakaria.

The Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is out of contract this summer with the club confirming that a cut-price deal is on offer for a January move.

Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported that Liverpool will not take up that offer, whereas Manchester United are said to have contacted Zakaria’s camp with no formal proposal landing from Old Trafford yet.

Juventus and Arsenal have also been linked.

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Tottenham open loan talks

11:15 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham are in talks with Fiorentina over a loan move for Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, writes Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is desperate to bolster his midfield options, with Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alliall free to leave the club before Monday's transfer deadline.

Amrabat was a regular for Fiorentina last season after signing from Hellas Verona but has fallen out of favour this term, playing just 215 minutes in Serie A.

Read the full story.

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QPR near defender deal

10:55 , Marc Mayo

Movement in the Championship with Dion Sanderson set to sign for QPR today.

A new centre-back is high on the R’s wish list and the Wolves defender is said to have undergone a medical this morning.

The 22-year-old spent the first half of the campaign at Birmingham.

Done deal!

10:41 , Marc Mayo

Big signing in the WSL as Aston Villa snap up Manchester City veteran Jill Scott on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Fiorentina must hurry to sign Vlahovic replacement

10:27 , Marc Mayo

Marco Branca, former Inter Milan transfer chief and now an agent, believes Fiorentina will struggle to bring in a replacement for Dusan Vlahovic.

He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “If he succeeds, it’s a great deal, but I see many critical issues.

“Fiorentina must find a substitute and I don't think Sassuolo will immediately sell [Gianluca] Scamacca.”

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Morientes tips Mbappe for Madrid stardom

10:16 , Marc Mayo

Kylian Mbappe has been tipped to excel at Real Madrid by former Blancos star Fernando Morientes.

The Spaniard told TMW: “Mbappe is an excellent player, who also knows [Karim] Benzema very well.

“He is someone who can get into good spaces, I am convinced that he would adapt well to Real Madrid, also because he speaks perfect Spanish.”

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Wijnaldum to make Premier League return with Arsenal?

10:00 , George Flood

Georginio Wijnaldum is a very popular name during the latter stages of the transfer window.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle midfielder has endured a fairly miserable spell since leaving Anfield for PSG on a free transfer last summer.

He has been constantly linked with a return to the Premier League over recent months, though Fabrizio Romano insists he is not a factor in negotiations between the Parisians and Tottenham over Tanguy Ndombele.

Wijnaldum has also been linked with a return to Newcastle, while Sky Sports now say he could be back in the Premier League with Arsenal.

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Fulham not giving up on Liverpool target Carvalho

09:30 , George Flood

Fulham have not given up in their attempts to tie Fabio Carvalho down to a new contract amid interest from Liverpool, writes Jack Rosser.

Liverpool are just one of a number of Premier League teams keen on the 19-year-old sensation, with Southampton having long-held interest and West Ham also linked.

Carvalho has eight goals and two assists in 17 Championship appearances this season and is a firm favourite of manager Marco Silva.

However, the attacking midfielder rejected a new contract offer in November and will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Fulham face a fight to tie the youngster down, a battle made more difficult by the fact that Carvalho, who was born in Portugal but has represented England at youth level, has recently split from his previous agent and enlisted the help of super-agent Jorge Mendes.

Silva is desperate to see Carvalho stay at Craven Cottage as the west Londoners push for a return to the Premier League, but a move to an established top-flight side - or one pushing for the title - may be too hard to turn down.

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Turner closest to Arsenal move

09:17 , George Flood

Here’s a little Arsenal update from Standard Sport’s Simon Collings before the Gunners head out to Dubai for a spot of warm-weather training this week...

Technical director Edu and director of football operations Richard Garlick are planning to stay in the UK this week to work on possible transfer deals. If new players do sign, Arsenal will try and get them out to Dubai to join the squad.

Arsenal are working hard to bring players in, but at present New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner is the furthest along of any possible deal. His arrival would surely pave the way for Bernd Leno to leave.

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Tottenham enquire over Amrabat

08:54 , George Flood

Dusan Vlahovic is not the only Fiorentina star attracting interest from north London in this transfer window.

Tottenham are on the lookout for a new midfielder as they desperately try to offload the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso.

According to the Daily Mail, they have lodged an enquiry regarding Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat.

Amrabat - reported to have struggled to settle in Italy since a move from Club Brugge in 2020 - is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Morocco, which could make any deal difficult to complete.

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Tottenham make Ali-Cho offer

08:45 , George Flood

Tottenham have been offered a deal to sign forward Mohamed Ali-Cho.

Sky Sports suggest Spurs now may even have made an offer for the ex-Everton teenager, who now plies his club trade in France with Angers.

Ali-Cho - a French Under-21 international - is said to be valued at around the £16.8m mark and has also been linked with Borussia Dortmund.

Hodgson set for Watford job after Ranieri sacking

08:21 , George Flood

Roy Hodgson looks set to imminently succeed Claudio Ranieri as manager at Watford.

Ranieri was sacked by the Hornets last night following a dismal 3-0 loss to relegation rivals Norwich on Friday that saw them drop into the bottom three.

Watford are already looking for their third head coach of the season in a bid to avoid an immediate return to the Championship and are poised to turn to 74-year-old Hodgson.

According to the Daily Mail, a deal to take the vastly experienced former Crystal Palace boss and assistant Ray Lewington to Vicarage Road is close and should be completed in the next 24 hours.

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Martial to complete Sevilla loan

08:13 , George Flood

Anthony Martial is on his way to Sevilla.

As reported in multiple outlets late last night, the LaLiga outfit have agreed a deal to take the Frenchman on loan from Manchester United for the rest of the season.

Sevilla are believed to be paying Martial’s salary in full for a straight loan that includes no option for a permanent transfer in the summer.

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Barcelona offer Azpilicueta contract

08:04 , George Flood

Barcelona are trying to sign Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

That line comes courtesy of Fabrizio Romano, who backs up reports from Spain that the LaLiga giants are working on a deal to bring in the veteran defender on a free transfer in the summer.

Barcelona have offered a contract until 2024 that includes the option for a lengthier stay and are said to be waiting for Azpilicueta’s decision.

The 32-year-old skipper has been at Chelsea since 2012, though is free to discuss pre-contract terms with foreign suitors with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season.

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Man United tracking Luis Diaz

07:55 , George Flood

Manchester United could be set to battle Liverpool for Luis Diaz.

Portuguese publication O Jogo reports that United had scouts watching the Colombian winger - who got on the scoresheet - during FC Porto’s Primeira Liga win over Famalicao on Saturday.

Diaz has scored 14 goals in 18 games so far this term, attracting interest from a whole host of clubs including Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

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Juventus make Vlahovic move

07:50 , George Flood

Juventus now look to have moved definitively ahead of Arsenal in the race for Dusan Vlahovic.

According to Italian transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, talks have been ongoing between Juve and Serie A rivals Fiorentina.

An official bid is imminent, with previous reports suggesting that Vlahovic does favour a move to Turin.

Romano adds that such a deal could also revive Barcelona’s pursuit of Alvaro Morata.

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Arsenal eye Jovic deal

07:37 , George Flood

Arsenal’s search for a new striker this month could lead them to Luka Jovic.

The Sun reports that the Gunners could seek a short-term loan move for the Real Madrid striker, who could be available in the final week of the January window.

Jovic is an international team-mate of Dusan Vlahovic, who may now be set to join Juventus this month, rather than Arsenal.

More on that in a moment!

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