Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are right in the thick of it as the January transfer window heats up with deadline day in sight. Arsenal have signed Leandro Trossard and will today complete the blow of the £21m capture of Polish centre-back Jakub Kivor, who is undergoing a medical. A surprise loan move for Eduardo Camavinga could also be on the cards, while they have also started talks with Real Valladolid over Ivan Fresneda.
Chelsea have officially signed PSV Eindhoven star Noni Maduke in their sixth deal of the month. Brighton have had their latest bid for Moises Caido rejected, with Chelsea also showing a surprising interest in a deal for Tottenham midfielder Yves Bissouma.
Spurs are pushing to sign Nicolo Zaniolo from Roma and are hopeful of a deal for Sporting Lisbon wing-back Pedro Porro, while West Ham have announced the arrival of Danny Ings. Liverpool are eyeing a surprise move for Mason Mount while Manchester United want Harry Kane. Follow all the latest January transfer news, rumors and gossip live below!
leon is interested in spence
Lyon are believed to be considering a move for Tottenham full-back DZ Spence.
The 22-year-old has played a total of five Premier League minutes since arriving in the summer, having struggled to make any kind of impression under Antonio Conte.
The Daily Mail reports that Lyon would be keen to loan Spence for the rest of the season if they lose Malo Guston this month.
Ivan Fresneda plays amid Arsenal links
It is worth noting that Ivan Fresneda came on as a second-half substitute in LaLiga tonight.
Despite suffering a heavy 3-0 defeat to Real Valladolid at Atlético Madrid, it looks like the teenager gave another fine account of himself with a masterful display.
Could this be his last game for the club owned by Brazilian icon Ronaldo?
A move to Arsenal is calling too soon.
Ziyech pushing for Chelsea exit
Hakim Ziyech is reportedly looking to secure a move away from Chelsea.
The winger has made only four Premier League starts so far this season, and looks unlikely to improve following the signings of Mykhailo Mudric and Noni Maduke.
Sport claim Ziyech has offered himself to Barcelona as they look to find a club to take him away from Stamford Bridge.
Conte wants two key signings
Antonio Conte believes Tottenham are relatively close to actually competing, feeling two key transfers could help turn the side around.
This is according to journalist Graeme Bailey, with it being claimed that the signings of Nicolo Zaniolo and Pedro Porro will likely convince the Italian to sign a new contract.
A move to Pororo continues to be discussed, while Zaniolo is keen on a move away from Roma.
Man United with Pellistri decision
Valencia have made another attempt to sign Facundo Pellistri on loan.
The Manchester United winger is keen for more playing-time and having featured for Uruguay at the World Cup, it looks unlikely to happen. He made his United debut earlier this month.
The Daily Mail reports that Valencia have made a second bid to take Pellistri to Spain for the rest of the season, but Erik ten Haag is reluctant to let players go in January.
Kiwier meets Arsenal players
Jakub Kivor was at Arsenal’s training ground this afternoon ahead of completing his £20m move.
GOAL reports that the Spezia centre-back is finalizing a transfer to London Colney and meeting his new team-mates.
He will be the Gunners’ second signing in the window, following the arrival of Leandro Trossard.
Agent Gerard has his eye on Bellingham…
Steven Gerrard has joked that he would be willing to fly to Dortmund to help Liverpool sign Jude Bellingham.
The Reds are desperate to sign the England midfielder, although he faces stiff competition from Real Madrid this summer. Gerrard has offered to make his contribution to help Liverpool win the race.
“Bellingham is an obvious (target),” he told BT Sport. ‘I’m a huge fan and Liverpool lack this running number eight who comes into the box and scores you a goal. Bellingham ticks all those boxes.
“Although Liverpool have been mid-table this season, Jude is bright enough to know they reach the final, have one of the best managers in the world and develop players.
“She only needs to send me her diary, I’ll fly to Dortmund and take her out to dinner and bring her back.”
Ivan Fresneda latest for Arsenal
Interestingly, yesterday there were reports that Arsenal had already closed a deal for Ivan Fresneda.
Speculation from Spain claimed Mikel Arteta had spoken to the teenager in person and convinced him to fly to north London with his arrival expected next week.
It was also claimed that Arsenal had ‘practically’ reached a verbal agreement over Fresneda, who was expected to join in the coming days.
Arsenal open talks over Fresneda deal
One player who could be arriving at Arsenal very soon is Ivan Fresneda.
The Gunners are known to be big fans of the teenage Real Valladolid defender, who is already building quite the reputation in Spain.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reported tonight that Arsenal have begun talks to explore the signature of Fresneda, with discussions ongoing between the club and agent.
However, three or four other clubs are also said to be chasing the 18-year-old, who is on the bench against Atlético Madrid in Valladolid’s La Liga this evening.
Arsenal sent message on Camavinga
Arsenal’s hopes of completing that ambitious loan deal for Eduardo Camavinga have suffered another blow.
Standard Sport brought you news yesterday that the Gunners were making a high-profile swoop for the France midfielder.
However, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted Camavinga will not leave the Bernabeu this transfer window.
“We will not let Camavinga go, he is an untouchable – like Modric and Toni Kroos,” he said.
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