Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are pressing forward with late deals as the January transfer window nears its deadline. Despite leading the Premier League, the Gunners have already dropped two players in the form of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kivor and are moving on to Ivan Fresneda and Chelsea target Moises Caido.
The Brighton midfielder has already been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelsea, who have again failed in a fresh attempt to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of an £87m offer from Stamford Bridge.
At Tottenham, Arnaut Dajuma is set to join on loan after Everton hijacked a loan move and a new round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro are planned for this week, while Nicolo Zaniolo Relations continue. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!
Latest on Conte’s future
Antonio Conte has put aside discussions over his future for now.
That’s according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who reports the Tottenham boss wants to return to Italy to be with his family.
After last night’s win at Fulham, Conte said: “I am really proud to be Tottenham manager. I have had the opportunity to be manager of an important club, that makes me proud and that should be clear to everyone.
“That’s why I want to fight till the end with my players. We are a team that works very hard and under this aspect I cannot say anything about our players.”
Onana on Arsenal’s midfield shortlist
Amadou Onana is on Arsenal’s radar.
Everton signed the Belgian midfielder for just £33m in the summer but relegation could make him a cheap option in the coming months.
standard game Understand that Chelsea also look at Onana as an option should they fail to land Enzo Fernandez.
Chelsea discovered the price of Gusto
Lyon have asked Chelsea to pay more than £35million to sign Malo Gusto.
ESPN say personal terms have already been agreed between the young full-back and Chelsea on a six-and-a-half-year contract.
A key part of the talks will be Lyon’s hopes of keeping Gusto on loan until the summer, something the Blues are not keen on given Reece James’ injury problems.
Arsenal have been linked with Chiesa
Add another name to Arsenal’s rumored transfer targets!
Juventus winger Federico Chiesa is the latest player to link up with the Premier League leaders.
CalcioMercato claims the Italian is Mikel Arteta’s number one target.
Arsenal raised hopes in pursuit of Zubimendi
Arsenal have been given a boost in their bid to sign Martin Zubimendi.
After a £52million move for the Real Sociedad midfielder was rejected last week, he has reportedly left the door open for a summer transfer.
Cadena SER claims that the Premier League is seen as more attractive for Zubiemendi than an alternative switch to Barcelona.
The Spaniard wants to see out the season at San Sebastian before considering a club change.
Chelsea eyes Pororo
Tottenham will hold crunch talks with Sporting CP tomorrow to determine the future of Pedro Porro.
The Lisbon club want the full £40m release clause for right-back Pororo, but Standard Sport understands a move will happen now or in the summer.
Spurs could be quickened by Chelsea taking an interest in the Spaniard.
And Porro is not in Sporting’s line-up to face Arauca in tonight’s Taça da Liga…
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Arsenal battle Chelsea for Kaicedo
Arsenal are planning a summer bid for Moises Caicedo.
standard game Understand that the Brighton midfielder is seen as an ideal replacement for Declan Rice, who is Mikel Arteta’s No. 1 target.
Chelsea are also keen on Caicedo and have seen a £55million bid rejected this month.
According to transfer journalist Duncan Castles, the Ecuadorian is rated at £100m by Brighton.
Tottenham wanted Deulofeu before the Danjuma deal
Tottenham’s top target for the January window was ex-Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu.
With Arnaut Danjuma having a medical at Spurs tonight, TMW says Udinese’s Deulofeu was offered a switch – but the Italian team rejected the loan offer, seeking a permanent deal.
And the upcoming signing has already explained why he is the perfect signing for Antonio Conte…
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Arsenal in pole position for Fresneda
Arsenal have pipped Borussia Dortmund in the race to land Ivan Fresneda.
The Spanish right-back is considering offers from both clubs in a £13m switch from Valladolid, which would loan him back to the LaLiga club until the summer.
Football Insider claim the 18-year-old is being tipped by Arsenal, who are confident of completing a deal.
Newcastle and Juventus have also been linked, while Chelsea’s move for Lyon’s Malo Gusto has reportedly prompted the French side to consider a bid.
Benfica beat Chelsea again
Benfica continued to insist on the full £106 million release clause of Enzo Fernandez.
Chelsea have once again made an attempt to sign the Argentina midfielder for a low fee, Standard Sport revealed yesterday.
But The Record now reports that Benfica refuse to sit around the table, demanding the full fee.
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