Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are right in the thick of it as the January transfer window heats up with deadline day in sight. Arsenal today completed a move for Leandro Trossard and are signing centre-back Jakub Kivor in a £20million shocker. A surprise loan move for Eduardo Camavinga could also be on the cards.
Chelsea have agreed to sign PSV Eindhoven star Noni Maduke, their sixth signing of the month, with personal terms now being discussed and a medical underway. 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 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!
Maduke imminent for Chelsea
It’s a done deal for Noni Maduke as the new Chelsea winger was spotted in club colors this afternoon.
The young winger had his medical today – all that’s left is to make an official announcement!
Another goal for Chelsea!
Lyon defender Malo Gusto is wanted by Chelsea in their hunt for a new right-back.
Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries has also been targeted as they seek competition for Reece James, who is likely to leave when Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract expires in June.
L’Equipe say Lyon are determined to keep the 19-year-old until at least the summer.
Arsenal’s Kivier fees to include add-on
Arsenal will pay £22m to sign Jakub Kivor from Spezia, with the defender flying to England at the weekend for medicals.
TMW reports an agreement has been reached between the Gunners and the Italian club after protracted negotiations.
An additional £4.5m has been agreed as an add-on to the deal for the Poland international.
Standard Sport understand Juventus and AC Milan were also tracking Keyvier.
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man united conspiracy kane bid
Speaking of shock swoops, Manchester United are set to make a bid for Harry Kane.
The Mail reports on initial plans being drawn up inside Old Trafford to make the summer approach when the Tottenham striker will have just 12 months left on his contract.
Kane is said to be set to join United and Spurs will demand in excess of £85million for his sale.
The figure is likely to increase for home rivals Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
What Ancelotti has to say about Camavinga
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has suggested he has been underwhelmed by Eduardo Camavinga of late – could it be music to Arsenal’s ears?
He told the club’s website: “The substitution against Valencia was a technical one. He played well, but I replaced him so as not to risk playing with 10 players.
“He played well against Barcelona, but I changed him because I wanted to bring more players to the fore.
“I really believe in him. Of course, I’ve got him out a couple of times at the end of the first half and I haven’t always been fair to him in that regard, but I have full faith in him and he’s back in the team tomorrow. Will contribute as he always does.
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Full story on Camavinga
It’s a Spicy Meatball!
Arsenal must now persuade Real Madrid to let Eduardo Camavinga join them for six months before turning their attention to Declan Rice in the summer.
And the Gunners are prepared to provide money to get the deal over the board line – and win the Premier League title.
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Arsenal interested in Camavinga loan
Arsenal are eyeing a surprise move for Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga.
standard game understands the Gunners are keen to bring the Frenchman to the Emirates on loan for the rest of the season, with the club hoping to take advantage of the 20-year-old’s lack of playing-time under Carlo Ancelotti.
Martin Odegaard and Mesut Ozil have made moves from Real Madrid to Arsenal in the past… Can the Gunners make it a hat-trick?
More on that to come soon.
Trossard can have ‘immediate impact’
Mikel Arteta has backed Leandro Trossard to hit the ground running at Arsenal and keep their Premier League title charge on track.
Trossard joined Arsenal from Brighton on Friday afternoon, arriving as part of a deal that could eventually be worth up to £26million.
“We’re really happy to have him, he’s a player we’ve followed for a while,” Arteta said.
“The opportunity came and we needed a player in the frontline who was versatile enough to play in different positions.
“He knows the league, he has enough experience here and I think he can make an immediate impact on the team.”
Read Arteta’s full comments here
Moyes: The better the better
David Moyes has explained West Ham’s move to sign Danny Ings, claiming the forward is “as good as it gets” during the January transfer window and backing him to fire the Hammers clear of the drop.
Ings has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the London Stadium after completing his switch from Aston Villa in a deal worth £12million plus £3m in add-ons.
“We need someone who knows the league,” Moyes said of Ings, who has 68 top-flight goals in 188 appearances during his career.
“We have been linked with a few players and we have looked at a few players to strengthen (us), but I wanted to bring in someone who was not going to take risks, knew how to score.
“I think Danny Ings is as good as he gets and to be honest it’s not easy picking a center forward at this time of year. We’re really pleased to have him, this morning he’s already settled in pretty well So we’re really happy.
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Gordon ‘like gold dust’ for Premier League sides
Stan Collymore has urged Arsenal and Manchester United to make a move for Anthony Gordon.
The Everton winger was strongly linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, but that move ultimately fell through. Gordon has only scored three times this season, but Collymore believes he should still be a man in demand.
Collymore told Cutoffside, “Gordon is young enough that he still has time to develop, so if I were technical director at the likes of Arsenal and United, I would certainly have him on my list.”
“Purely because you can never have enough players, especially domestic, Premier League-proven ones, who are attack-minded and good at getting into the box. They are like gold dust.
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