Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal FC set Fresneda deadline; Chelsea want Gordon; Tottenham to confirm Danjuma; latest

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are working hard to wrap up late deals as the January transfer window nears its deadline. Despite leading the Premier League, the Gunners have already snapped two players in the form of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior and still want Ivan Fresneda and Chelsea to target Moises Caicedo.

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 after failing to sign him in the summer.

Over at Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma is set to join on loan after hijacking Everton’s agreed deal and a fresh round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro are planned for this week amid interest from Chelsea, while links with Nicolo Zaniolo continue to bubble along. Follow all of the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!

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Tottenham arrive for Pedro Porro talks

It could be happening, Tottenham fans!

Pedro Porro is thought to be Spurs’ leading target this month and, according to reports in Portugal, there are now talks being held in Lisbon.

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Anthony Gordon misses Everton training

Anthony Gordon could well be on the move this month.

Like during the summer, Chelsea and Newcastle have both been linked with moves for the Everton forward.

According to Sky Sports, Gordon has missed training for the second day in a row amid talks with Newcastle.

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Why Tottenham hijacked Everton deal to sign Arnaut Danjuma

Hijacking a deal from sinking Everton hardly screams ‘joined-up transfer strategy’ at Tottenham, but there is plenty to recommend Arnaut Danjuma.

Danjuma will join on a season-long loan from Villarreal, despite agreeing terms and completing a medical at Everton. The winger is believed to have got cold feet following the sacking of Frank Lampard, and Spurs pounced.

The Netherlands international, 25, was named in the Champions League team of the season last year, as Villarreal reached the semi-finals under Unai Emery.

Read the full story here!

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Fulham to sign Cedric – but there’s a catch

Fulham are expected to complete the loan signing of Arsenal defender Cedric Soares this week, writes Simon Collings, but there is a catch.

The Cottagers have made a new right-back a priority this month and talks over the 31-year-old, who is now expected to join on a six-month deal with no option to make it a permanent move.

However, Fulham have already filled their allowed quota of two loans from Premier League clubs and will first need to send either Shane Duffy back to Brighton or Dan James back to Leeds. An alternative solution would be to sign one permanently.

Read more here: Fulham set to sign Cedric on loan from Arsenal – but there’s a catch

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Raya rejects Brentford contract offer

David Raya has rejected the latest contract offer from Brentford as Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United weigh up summer moves.

According to Relevo, the goalkeeper has little desire to extend his Bees deal as he looks to join a bigger club in six months time when his price will have reduced with his contract running until 2024.

Spurs want Raya to replace Hugo Lloris, who has been guilty of a number of recent mistakes, while Chelsea are ready to offload Edouard Mendy.

Raya sees leaving Brentford as key to his two career aims: playing in the Champions League and becoming Spain no1.

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Arsenal set Fresneda deadline

Arsenal have been set a deadline to wrap up a deal for Real Valladolid youngster Ivan Fresneda.

The Gunners must decide by Friday if they want to move forward with their interest in the right-back, who is expected to command a £13million fee, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Should they sign Fresneda, Arsenal are expected to send the youngster back to Valladolid on loan for the rest of the season. Borussia Dortmund are also keen.

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Fulham close in on Cedric loan

Arsenal and Fulham are close to agreeing a loan move for Cedric Soares, according to ESPN.

After renewed talks this week, a breakthrough has finally been reached and the defender is now expected to join for the remainder of the season.

Fulham will cover Cedric’s full wages – reportedly close to £100.00 a week – will not have the option or obligation to make the move a permanent deal.

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Tottenham to pay Porro release clause

Tottenham have agreed to pay Pedro Porro’s £39m release clause, according to Record.

Sporting have held out all transfer window for the fee to be paid in full, with Spurs hoping to agree to a smaller fee and even offered players in exchange.

But, with less than a week to go until the window closes, Spurs are ready to cough up.

Porro has already agreed personal terms, so the transfer is now expected to be a formality.

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Taste desperate to join Chelsea

Chelsea’s second bid for Malo Gusto will be between £30-35million and is likely to be accepted by Lyon, reports L’Equipe.

The player, is also of interest to Manchester United, “absolutely wants to join Chelsea” before the window closes next week and has already agreed terms on a six-and-a-half-year deal.

Discussions with Lyon are ongoing, with the Ligue 1 club hoping to keep the player on loan for the rest of the season.

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Chelsea unwilling to let Ziyech join Newcastle

Chelsea are reluctant to allow Hakim Ziyech to join Newcastle on loan.

The Morocco international is open to leaving Stamford Bridge this month and Newcastle have looked at the possibility of signing him to boost their Champions League bid.

But Chelsea are increasingly seeing Newcastle as a rival following their resurgence since they were taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have personal friendships with members of the Newcastle board and their position on Ziyech has been relayed.

Read more here: Chelsea reluctant to strengthen rivals Newcastle amid Ziyech interest

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