Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are looking to cap their busy January transfer windows with some big deals before deadline day. The Gunners have already snapped up Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior but are now moving onto Federico Chiesa and Ivan Fresneda to bolster their flanks with Declan Rice, Amadou Onana and Moises Caicedo all targets in midfield.
The Brighton midfielder has already been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelsea, who have again failed in a fresh push to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of an £87m offer from Stamford Bridge. The Blues are also ready to launch another bid for Anthony Gordon.
Over at Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma has now joined on loan after hijacking Everton’s agreed deal. “Advanced” talks are taking place today over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro amid interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid., while links with Nicolo Zaniolo continue to bubble along. Follow all of the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!
Chelsea ponders Ziyech future
Everton are ready to pay £25m for Hakim Ziyech.
The Chelsea winger is wanted by Roma and Newcastle but Sky Sports detail the Toffees plans to sign Ziyech.
The situation between the club and Anthony Gordon is heightening their desire for a new winger.
Standard Sports reported earlier today of Chelsea’s reluctance to send Ziyech to Newcastle in particular.
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Spurs considered Meret
Tottenham face a battle to convince Alex Meret to join the club.
The Napoli goalkeeper is a target in Spurs’ plans to replace Hugo Lloris in the summer.
La Repubblica report on the Italian’s plans to stay at Naples for now, with a contract to 2028.
Arsenal learn Caicedo fee
Brighton will demand £75m to sell Moises Caicedo to Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta today spoke of his desire for a new midfielder with Mohamed Elneny out injured.
The Telegraph report on the heavy fee required to land Caicedo, who is still being watched by Chelsea.
Tottenham in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Porro
Tottenham’s talks with Pedro Porro have advanced “considerably”.
A deal to bring the full-back to north London for £39m is very much in the offing, although no agreement has been fully reached.
Journalist Bruno Andrade reports on Spurs being hastened towards signing Porro due to their fear of Real Madrid signing him in the summer.
Chelsea and Liverpool to duel for Wolves stars
Matheus Nunes will be on Chelsea and Liverpool’s summer shortlist.
That is according to the Telegraph, who claim only a £44m fee will be required to sign the Wolves midfielder after he cost £38m in the summer.
Doesn’t seem like much of a profit…
Latest on Arsenal’s Fresneda chase
Ivan Fresneda missed training today for Valladolid due to an injury issue.
Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund continue to tussle over the right-back, 18, with talks continuing over his future.
However, his club have claimed NO transfer offers have landed at their desk.
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Chelsea competition for Fernandez
Barcelona will compete with Chelsea for Enzo Fernandez.
Mundo Deportivo report on Xavi wanting a new midfielder for Sergio Busquets’ upcoming departure in the summer.
But Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi, also wanted by Arsenal, is Barcelona’s top target.
Spence to leave Spurs if Porro signs
Tottenham will loan out Djed Spence if they can seal a deal for Pedro Porro.
The north London club are today in talks to try and sign Porro in a deal worth around £32m.
Should they be successful, the Mail claim young defender Spence will head out on loan to earn first-team experience in the Premier League.
Brentford, Leicester, Southampton and Lyon (who are negotiating with Chelsea over Malo Gusto) are all reportedly keen.
Lyon eye Lamptey in Chelsea boost
A former Chelsea player could help the Blues get their deal for Malo Gusto over the line.
The Lyon defender is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge with personal terms already agreed as the clubs thrash out a transfer fee.
Chelsea want to sign Gusto now but Lyon would prefer a summer sale for £35m.
Fabrizio Romano reports on the French club taking a look at Brighton’s Cobham academy graduate Tariq Lamptey as a potential replacement.
Why Arsenal target Onana skipped Everton training
There was much excitement among Arsenal fans yesterday when Amadou Onana missed Everton training.
Standard Sports understands the Gunners are keen on the Belgian as an alternative midfield target to Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
However, far from pushing for a move away from relegation-threatened Everton this month, he was in fact attending a wedding in a pre-agreed absence.