Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all right in the thick of it as the January transfer window heats up with the deadline in sight. Arsenal completed a move for Leandro Trossard today and are closing in on the shock £20m signing of centre-back Jakub Kiwior. A surprise loan move for Eduardo Camavinga could also be on the cards.
Chelsea have officially signed PSV Eindhoven star Noni Madueke in their sixth deal of the month. Brighton have rejected their latest bid for Moises Caicedo, with Chelsea also showing surprise interest in a deal for Tottenham midfielder Yves Bissouma.
Spurs are pushing to sign Nicolo Zaniolo from Roma and remain hopeful over an agreement 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!
Zaniolo pulls out of Roma squad amid Spurs links
Nicolo Zaniolo chose to sit out Roma’s game this weekend, according to reports in Italy.
It emerged earlier that the Tottenham target will not feature against Spezia on Sunday but it now has been claimed that he was behind the decision – not the club.
Talks over a new contract at Rome have collapsed and Spurs are eyeing a £31m deal.
Nkunku warned over joining Chelsea
Timo Werner has warned Christopher Nkunku that playing for Chelsea is not like RB Leipzig.
The striker is set to seal a summer switch to the Blues, with his teammate in Germany saying: “I can tell him about positive and negative experiences should he change. At a club like this, you don’t play like you do at RB Leipzig because there’s more competition – not just on a sporting level, but also on a different level, mentally.
“You have to deal with that and everyone has to find their own way. That’s why it’s the wrong approach to give tips to others. Time has changed me a lot.”
Arsenal target Fresneda signs
After Jakub Kiwior arrives tomorrow and Leandro Trossard signed earlier this afternoon, there are more deals on the way to Arsenal.
Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda has agreed to join the club, according to El Desmarque.
The 18-year-old has announced that he has put pen to paper… on a sponsorship deal with adidas.
Madueke speaks out
In his first comments as a Chelsea player, Noni Madueke has said: “I’m really pleased to sign with one of the best clubs in the world in Chelsea,” he told the club website.
“To return to England and play in the Premier League is a dream for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started.
“I am excited for what the future holds, the owner’s vision for the future and to be at a club like this and winning at the highest level.”
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Noni Madueke from PSV.
The £30.5million deal is their SIXTH of the month – with still over a week left!
Juventus hit with 15-point deduction
This could have huge ramifications on the January market!
After an investigation into allegations of false accounting relating to transfer dealings, the Serie A giants have been hit with a 15-point deduction.
Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici is among 11 current and former executives slapped with bans – the Italian being given a 30-MONTH punishment…
Read the full story!
Chelsea pursuit of Zakharyan ends?
Dynamo Moscow have denied holding further talks with Chelsea over Arsen Zakharyan.
The young midfielder’s move to west London was canceled in the summer due to sanctions against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Dynamo chief Dmitry Gafin told Match TV: “I know that your colleagues in England, and beyond, are enthusiastic about Zakharyan at Chelsea.
“But officially we have not been given this information and there has been no contact with Chelsea in this transfer window.”
Arteta reveals character reference for Trossard
Arsenal assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg provided Mikel Arteta with key insight into Leandro Trossard’s character ahead of today’s £26m deal.
He had previously coached Trossard at Genk and the Gunners coach said: “We talked about everybody that we want to recruit because character is crucial.
“But as well to understand how they are going to be around the club, but as well personal conversations.
“Albert did [give a good reference for Trossard]. Not [only] for now, but for the last few years as well.”
Trossard was in Arsenal training for the first time today – check out our gallery!
Madueke to Chelsea imminent
It’s a done deal for Noni Madueke as the new Chelsea winger was spotted in club colors this afternoon.
The young winger underwent a medical today – all that is left now is his official announcement!
Another target forChelsea!
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, with Cesar Azpilicueta likely leaving when his contract expires in June.
L’Equipe say Lyon are determined to keep the 19-year-old until the summer, at least.