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 a surprise £21million deal for centre-back Jakub Kivier. A surprise loan move for Eduardo Camavinga could also be on the cards, although the French agent has played down talk of this.
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 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!
Firmino wants to extend Liverpool deal
Roberto Firmino has suggested he wants to extend his Liverpool deal and stay at the club.
The Brazilian is out of contract in the summer and looked likely to leave on a free transfer, but his response to Liverpool’s Matchday magazine makes it clear he is not looking to leave.
“I’m happy here and I want to help Liverpool FC by staying here,” the 31-year-old said. “Winning the Premier League and the Champions League is every player’s dream.
“It is history, a great legacy. When it happened, we felt very blessed, grateful to God for giving it to us.
Porro focused on sporting
Pedro Porro has insisted he is “happy” at Sporting despite Tottenham’s continued push for the wing-back.
Talks are ongoing between the clubs, with Sporting insisting that the €45m release clause must be paid in full, but Spurs remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached.
Whether a deal is agreed remains to be seen but for now Pororo remains a Sporting player, and he scored and provided an assist in their win over Vizela on Friday night. He pointed to the sporting badge after scoring from the penalty spot.
Speaking after the match, the 23-year-old said that he is not paying attention to the speculations surrounding his future.
“I’m not talking about market prospects – about staying or leaving,” Pororo told SportTV.
“I am focused on Sporting and I am happy here.”
Camavinga ‘very happy’ at Real Madrid
According to his agent, Eduardo Camavinga is not going anywhere this month.
Arsenal are keen on taking the Real Madrid midfielder on loan, but Joshua Barnett has told Fabrizio Romano that will not happen.
He said: “There is no truth in this. Of course every club in the world would want him, but he is very happy at Real Madrid and Real Madrid is very happy with Camavinga.
Emery to let Chambers go
Unai Emery is expected to let Callum Chambers leave Aston Villa.
The Spaniard oversaw Chambers’ Arsenal exit when he was in charge at the Emirates, and Emery has once again decided the defender is not part of his plans.
The Mirror reports Villa will sell Chambers if an acceptable offer comes through.
Man Utd trio stalled
Manchester United have decided to keep Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay this month.
As per reports, Erik ten Haag is happy with his team for the rest of the season and all three are ready to contribute.
Loan offers for Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri will be considered.
Rice impressed with Arsenal
Declan Rice has been waxing lyrical about Arsenal ever since the club’s interest in him became public.
According to CBS, Rice has been speaking in “glowing words” about his progress under Mikel Arteta, indicating his eagerness to make the move.
Rice is expected to be worth north of £70million this summer, with West Ham resigned to losing their captain to a Premier League rival – and with London rivals Chelsea also keen.
Spurs refuse to pay Pororo’s release clause
Tottenham continue to refuse to pay Pedro Porro’s £39 million release clause.
An interesting tactic to sign a player.
The Daily Express reports that interest in the Sporting right-back remains, but Spurs are still hoping to cut a deal.
Danzuma agrees Everton loan
Arnaut Danjuma is set to join Everton on loan.
Everton will have no option but to sign the Villarreal winger permanently.
Danjuma was chased by Southampton, Nottingham Forest and former club Bournemouth this month, although Frank Lampard has won the race.
He has scored 17 goals in 37 games in all competitions this season.
Kiwior Medical Today
Jakub Kivier will have a medical with Arsenal today before confirming his £21million move from Spezia.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reports that the Gunners will make their second January signing this afternoon.
He adds: “Arsenal and Serie A side Spezia have already signed the documents yesterday afternoon.”
Liverpool monitor Mount talks
Chelsea are intensifying contract talks with Mason Mount as Liverpool monitor the situation.
Mount has 18 months left on his current £75,000-a-week deal, which The Guardian reports makes him the lowest earner at the club.
Liverpool are planning to rebuild their midfield and Mount’s stuttering conversation has given him hope of a sensational summer switch.
Mount wants Chelsea to prove that they value her and Chelsea is prepared to be as generous as possible.
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