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The January transfer window is fast-approaching and Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all expected to be busy. Mikel Arteta now looks a step closer to signing top target Mykhaylo Mudryk after Shakhtar Donetsk indicated their willingness to sell the player should the right offer emerge. The Gunners are reportedly also keen on Joao Felix, though Atletico Madrid’s asking price could be a problem.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are keen on Enzo Fernandez as they look to continue their aggressive spending, while there is also interest in Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.. A deal for Andrey Santos is now thought to be complete, with personal terms for Benoit Badiashile agreed.
Tottenham, meanwhile, may not be spending such big money but reports in Spain claim they have made a fresh offer for Barcelona star Franck Kessie, while there is also interest in Piero Hincapie, who impressed at the World Cup. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumours in our transfer centre below!
Transfer news and rumours
Arsenal still keen on Mudryk and Felix
Chelsea consider Caicedo swoop
Conte wants Tottenham to move for Hincapie
Blues get major Fernandez boost
Chelsea wrap up personal terms with Badiashile
Milinkovic-Savic open to Arsenal move
18:54 , Matt Verri
Arsenal have received a boost in their potential pursuit of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The midfielder’s agent has previously revealed that the Gunners were interested in the midfielder, but the Lazio star was reluctant to join a side without Champions League.
However, Il Corriere dello Sport report that Milinkovic-Savic would now be willing to join Arsenal, with the club in pole position to sign him should he leave in January.
Moyes insists Rice is going nowhere
18:25 , Matt Verri
David Moyes has dismissed talk of Declan Rice leaving the club, amid reports of Chelsea’s interest.
“There will be no chance Declan Rice leaves in this window,” Moyes confirmed.
The West Ham boss has also made it clear he is not expecting the club to be busy over the next few weeks.
“No, we’ve said we don’t think we’ll be doing an awful lot of business in January,” he said. “That could change but I don’t see us doing an awful lot of business, no.”
Chelsea consider Caicedo move
18:04 , Matt Verri
Chelsea’s hectic January transfer window looks set to continue... and it’s still December.
Ben Jacobs reports that the Blues are considering a move for Moises Caicedo, the Brighton midfielder who has worked with Graham Potter before.
The Seagulls want in the region of £75m for Caicedo, and have no need to sell in January. They will stand firm on a huge free after seeing Chelsea spend big when buying Marc Cucurella from them in the summer.
Arsenal keen on double move
17:43 , Matt Verri
Arsenal’s pursuit of Mudryk is no secret, and negotiations between the Gunners and Shakhtar continue to take place.
But it could prove to be a huge January window for Arsenal, with it suggested that they also remain keen on a move for Joao Felix if an agreement can be reached.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein has reported that the Gunners was to secure a loan move for the forward, who has been offered to a number of clubs, but the demands from Atletico remain too big as it stands.
Man United’s failed bid for Bellingham
17:30 , Matt Verri
Not for the first time in his career, Jude Bellingham is faced with a huge decision as he considers the next move in his career.
It looks increasingly likely that he will leave Borussia Dortmund in the near future, potentially in the summer, and reports suggest that it is Liverpool leading the race for Bellingham’s signature.
Manchester United will be among those in the hunt too, as they were when the teenager left Birmingham two years ago.
Former Birmingham City CEO Xuandong Ren has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was among those involved in attempting to persaude Bellingham to make the move to Manchester.
“Manchester United offered twice as much as the rest of the clubs, they even brought him together with Ferguson, Cantona and Solskjaer to convince him,” he told Mundo Deportivo.
Chelsea close in on Badiashile
16:59 , Matt Verri
David Datro and Andrey Santo done... Benoit Badiashile set to follow!
Chelsea are on the verge of completing their third signing of the winter according to Fabrizio Romano.
All parties believe the deal will soon be completed, with personal terms already done as Badiashile looks to seal his move to west London.
Real have Odegaard option
16:27 , Matt Verri
Real Madrid have first refusal on Martin Odegaard should he leave Arsenal.
That’s according to football journalist Ramon Alvarez de Mon, who will be in pole position should a race for the midfielder develop in the future.
When, or if, Real get the opportunity to exercise it remains to be seen, with the Arsenal captain thriving in north London.
Tottenham in for World Cup star
16:00 , Matt Verri
Antonio Conte has reportedly told Tottenham he wants Piero Hincapie to be signed in January.
The Bayer Leverkusen centre-back impressed for Ecuador at the World Cup, and Fabio Paratici is considering making a bid for the 20-year-old according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
It’s believed a number of other clubs interested in Hincapie will not be ready to make a bid in the upcoming window, so this could be Tottenham’s best chance of landing the defender.
Chelsea get Fernandez encouragement
15:45 , Matt Verri
Benfica manager Roger Schmidt has suggested Enzo Fernandez could make a January move away from the club.
Chelsea are one of those linked with Fernandez, though Benfica remain adamant that they will not sell for less than the £105m release clause that is in place.
“These young people have opportunities, and it’s not just about Enzo,” Schmidt said via Record.
“If they have opportunities, they have to make decisions, and I respect them.
“I can advise them, but they only have one career. If I can convince them or influence them in a certain way, I try to do it, but I accept their decisions.”
Man United to focus on loans
15:12 , Matt Verri
Manchester United are not planning to spend big in January, with the focus instead on the summer.
That’s according to Sky Sports, who report that loan moves are more likely than permanent deals should any new arrivals be brought in at Old Trafford next month.
The club are prioritising the summer window as they look to strengthen the squad available to Erik ten Hag.
Liverpool transfer latest: Klopp hints at more signings
14:46 , Jonathan Gorrie
Cody Gakpo might not be the only arrival at Anfield!
Neil Lennon backs Josip Juranovic for Celtic exit amid Chelsea transfer links
13:35 , Jonathan Gorrie
Josip Juranovic could leave Celtic in January amid reported interest from Chelsea, claims Hoops legend Neil Lennon.
The Croatian starred at the World Cup and has since been linked with a number of top teams around Europe.
With Reece James struggling to stay fit, Chelsea have been credited with an interest in the 27-year-old, along with Barcelona.
Juranovic joined Celtic from Legia Warsaw in 2021 and has four years still to run on his contract with the Glasgow giants.
Enzo Fernandes to Chelsea: The latest
13:25 , Jonathan Gorrie
Tottenham told only £39.7m would seal Pedro Porro deal
13:13 , Jonathan Gorrie
Sporting manager Ruben Amorim insists Tottenham target Pedro Porro will only be allowed to leave should his release clause be met.
Spurs have watched the former Manchester City youngster and are keen to strengthen at right-back, with neither Emerson Royal nor Matt Doherty proving overly convincing.
Djed Spence, meanwhile, has been handed only 26 minutes of competition action since his summer move from Middlesbrough.
Porro, who played against Spurs in the Champions League, has excelled as an attacking full-back this season, registering nine assists in 20 club appearances.
The 23-year-old was on the books at City between 2019 and 2022 but did not make a senior appearance.
There is believed to be a release clause worth around £39.7m in his contract with the Lisbon giants.
Whether or not Spurs are prepared to match that remains to be seen but Amorim vowed to keep a hold of the player if the clause is not activated.
“With regard to Pedro Porro, we know that there are players in our team who, because of what they have done, are now wanted by other clubs,” he said at a press conference.
“We had this problem in the summer too.
“What I was told is that he can only leave if the clause is triggered. And if the clause is triggered, there is nothing we can do.
“He is playing really well. Like me, he is living one of the best moments of his career and he is only focused on Sporting.
“We are prepared for anything and we know that there are clubs who can pay the clause. But, until that happens, I think Pedro is safe.”
Three young Arsenal stars ready to emulate Saka despite transfer push
12:56 , Jonathan Gorrie
Arsenal have a strong track record of blooding academy players and they will look to continue that trend in 2023.
Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are shining examples for youngsters at the club who are desperate to follow in their footsteps.
Arsenal have shown how they are ready to spend big in the transfer market but, even if they splash the cash, these young stars could make an impact for the Gunners.
Chelsea offer Jorginho a new contract
12:42 , Jonathan Gorrie
Jorginho has received the offer of a new contract at Chelsea, the player’s agent has confirmed.
The Italian international will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season and Standard Sport understands Barcelona retain an interest.
Newcastle United have also been tipped as a landing spot, while clubs in Italy could enter the fray.
Chelsea are committed to more spending next month and have communicated a willingness to Benfica to meet Enzo Fernandez’s £105m release clause.
The Argentina midfielder has been linked with a number of top clubs following a successful World Cup but the Blues are eager to steal a march on the likes of Manchester Untied and Liverpool.
England pair Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham are long-term targets too, though the club are open to extending Jorginho’s time at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to TuttoMercatoWeb, Joao Santos said: “Jorginho’s contract expires on June 30, we have a renewal proposal and we give priority to Chelsea.
“Napoli represented our home in Italy, [Napoli sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli greatly appreciates the boy, for us it is a special club. If there was a new interest, we would be happy, but at the moment Napoli have not had contact with us.”
Fulham to make Cedric bid as Arsenal anticipate bidding war
12:12 , Jonathan Gorrie
Fulham are expected to make a formal offer for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares in the coming days.
The west Londoners want to sign a right-back during the coming January transfer window and have identified Cedric as their preferred target. Both a loan, with an obligation to buy, and a permanent deal is being considered.
Cedric is a long-term target for Fulham with interest being driven by manager Marco Silva, who previously worked with the defender at Sporting eight years ago.
Josip Juranvovic: Chelsea transfer latest
12:00 , Jonathan Gorrie
Chelsea have yet to make a move for Josip Juranovic. Any interest for the Celtic full back remains internal at this stage.
Man United lead chase for Joao Felix
11:55 , Jonathan Gorrie
Joao Felix is able to leave Atletico Madrid in January, first on a loan deal before an £86m permanent move.
Naturally, a number of clubs have been linked with a move for the Portugal star, who remains a top talent despite his recent struggles.
According to Marca, Manchester United lead the race to sign him ahead of Arsenal.
Tottenham launch offer for Franck Kessie
11:53 , Jonathan Gorrie
Tottenham are in the market for more signings in January as they look to keep Antonio Conte happy.
Spurs haven’t convinced this season but remain in a strong position in both the Premier League and the Champions League, so it stands to reason that more signings will help push up their hopes.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Spurs have made a bid for Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie.
Andrey Santos to Chelsea a done deal
11:50 , Jonathan Gorrie
Enzo Fernandez is the name on Chelsea fans’ lips but it seems like another South American is about to join.
According to Fabrizio Romano, a deal to take Andrey Santos to Stamford Bridge is now 100% complete.
Shakhtar confirm Mudryk transfer stance in major boost for Arsenal
11:48 , Jonathan Gorrie
Shakhtar Donetsk CEO Serhii Palkin has confirmed the club are open to selling Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The Ukraine international is Mikel Arteta’s top target ahead of the January transfer window as the club look to bring in at least a wide-forward to continue their Premier League title challenge.
A £55m offer has already been rejected, with Shakhtar publicly saying they were looking for the kind of money that took Jack Grealish to Manchester City in 2021 in order to sell.
Mudryk himself hinted he would be open to a move to the Emirates Stadium by watching the Gunners in action against West Ham.
Joao Felix is another to have been linked with a move to the Premier League and Standard Sport understands Atletico Madrid would be open to his exit, though Arsenal’s interest in Mudryk dates back to the summer window.
The 21-year-old has scored ten goals while registering eight assists in 18 club appearances this season as talks between the two clubs continue.
In comments published on Shakhtar’s official website, Palkin said: “Negotiations are continuing. We receive offers, but they are not the ones we would like to see on our table.
“Now, literally in 5 minutes, I will have a phone conversation with Arsenal. We are open to negotiations, ready to exchange ideas and figures. If we will agree, then let it be so.
“If we will not, then let it be another time.”