There is less than a week left in the January transfer window and all three of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are expected to be busy. Despite leading the Premier League, the Gunners have already dropped two players in Leandro Trossard and Jakob Kivier, but are now said to be interested in the midfielder.
Juventus star Weston McKennie has been linked but perhaps the bigger name is Brighton’s Moises Caido. The latter has already been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelsea, who are now pushing once again to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of an £87m offer from Stamford Bridge.
At Tottenham, a new round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro are believed to be set this week, while ties with Niccolò Zaniolo continue. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors below!
Liverpool enters the race for rice
According to Give Me Sport, Liverpool have entered the race for West Ham captain Declan Rice.
Arsenal are leading the race for the midfielder, with Manchester United and Chelsea also long-time admirers of a player whose fee is expected to be at least £70m.
Journalist Rudy Galetti said: “It is an open race. It is an emerging situation as Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in him. We will have to wait a few more weeks to better understand Declan Rice’s future.”
Chelsea working on Gusto deal
Chelsea are working on a deal to sign 19-year-old Lyon full-back Malo Gusto.
The France Under-21 international has agreed verbally with the Blues and is looking to move to Stamford Bridge this month.
Lyon want to keep Gusto until the end of the season, but Chelsea are now pushing to sign him, and are prepared to spend close to £500million since last summer.
Gusto is an attacking right-back, with athletic attributes similar to Reece James. He made his debut for Lyon in 2021 aged 17 and has made 15 appearances in Ligue 1 this season.
Chelsea have made it a priority to sign a new right-back to provide cover for James.
Read more here: Chelsea’s spending could reach £500m as club work deal to sign Gusto this month
Palace in Ahmada Varta
Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Stuttgart midfielder Noirou Ahmada.
Palace have yet to make a signing this month, but Patrick Vieira will be looking to strengthen his squad in the final weeks of the transfer window.
Midfield is a priority position and a deal for Conor Gallagher from Chelsea looks impossible. Ahmada is a 20-year-old box-to-box midfielder who has impressed for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga this season.
Palace are also looking to sign the right-back and were among a number of clubs in talks with Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma, who is set to join Everton.
Read more here: Crystal Palace in talks to sign Gallagher’s replacement Noirou Ahmada
Arsenal ready to launch Kaecido bid
Arsenal could battle Chelsea for Brighton midfielder Moises Caido in the summer after the Blues failed to agree a deal for the 21-year-old.
Caido wanted to move to Stamford Bridge but was unwilling to force a move from Brighton and Chelsea are increasingly resigned to missing out on the Ecuador international this month.
Arsenal are looking to sign a new midfielder for next season, with West Ham captain Declan Rice emerging as one of their top targets.
There is growing speculation that Rice will leave West Ham this summer and the 24-year-old is keen on moving to the Emirates Stadium to play under Mikel Arteta.
Read more here: Arsenal consider hijacking Chelsea moves for Kaicedo and Onana as battle heats up
Leeds open talks with Spurs target
Leeds United have opened talks with Juventus to sign Tottenham target Weston McKennie, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The 24-year-old American has also been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Aston Villa, although Leeds have followed up their interest with talks.
Juventus need to raise the cash and McKennie is an obvious player to capitalize on, and Leeds manager Jesse Marsh knows the player well from his time in America.
Injured Danny Ings faces spell on the sidelines after West Ham debut
Danny Ings faces a spell with New West Ham after suffering a knee injury on his debut against Everton on Saturday.
West Ham bought Ings for £12million last week to boost their goalscoring threat and his injury will be a huge disappointment for David Moyes, who looks set to be without the striker for at least a few weeks .
Ignas has been ruled out of next Monday’s trip to the FA Cup derby and is expected to miss the Premier League games against Newcastle on 4 February and Chelsea on 11 February.
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Gareth Bell to make PGA Tour appearance after retirement from football
Gareth Bale’s footballing career may be over, but his golfing may just be starting.
The former Wales, Real Madrid and Tottenham star, who announced his retirement earlier this month, has confirmed he will take part in the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Bell will join many other celebrities competing in the event at California’s famed Links, alongside some of the world’s top professionals.
Read the whole story here!
Moises Caicedo breaks silence after £55m Chelsea offer amid Arsenal transfer links
Moises Caicedo insisted that his focus remains only on Brighton.
The midfielder has been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelsea, while Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with recent moves.
Graham Potter, who has been working with the Ecuador international on the south coast, is keen to bring in a midfielder between now and the end of this month’s transfer window.
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harry kane latest contract
Harry Kane is reportedly ready to discuss a new deal at Tottenham, despite his relatively poor form of late.
One goal away from becoming the highest goalscorer in the club’s history, the England captain will discuss terms at the end of the season.
Of course, Antonio Conte is keen for him to stay.
Arsenal make £13m offer to sign Ivan Fresneda
Ivan Fresneda is a man in demand.
The Valladolid right-back has all been linked with Newcastle, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund this month, while the 19-year-old has not yet ruled out a stay in Spain.
However, Dortmund are considered to be leading the chase.
Nevertheless, the Daily Mail claim Arsenal have now matched their offer of £13million as the race to sign Fresneda heats up.
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