Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all working hard to seal major new arrivals as the January transfer window heats up with the deadline in sight. Arsenal will complete a move for Leandro Trossard on Friday and are closing in on the shock £20m signing of centre-back Jakub Kiwior. A deal for Ivan Fresneda is also reportedly close.
Chelsea have agreed to make PSV Eindhoven star Noni Madueke their sixth signing of the month with personal terms now being discussed and a medical underway. 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 and Liverpool are optimistic of making Jude Bellingham the next Steven Gerrard despite Real Madrid interest. Manchester United, meanwhile, are on the trail of Denzel Dumfries. Follow all the latest January transfer news, rumors and gossip live below!
Zaniolo not involved for Romo
Roma will not include Nicolo Zaniolo in their squad for this weekend’s match against Spezia.
That’s according to Sky Sport, with it reported that the Serie A side are willing to sell the 23-year-old this month.
Tottenham want to sign the Italian and have held talks with Zaniolo’s agent, but any move would likely cost in the region of €40m.
Skriniar makes decision
Milan Skriniar is set to join PSG on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Chelsea and Tottenham are among the players to have been linked with the 27-year-old, who is out of contract at Inter Milan in the summer.
But L’Equipe report that it’s PSG who have won the race, with Skriniar expected to join the Ligue 1 side ahead of next season.
Ings ready to make swift impact
Danny Ings has been handed the No.18 shirt at West Ham after completing a £12m move to the club on Friday.
The striker has been registered in time to play in Saturday’s crunch Premier League meeting with Everton.
Ings, who scored 22 Premier League goals during the 2019-20 season, has vowed to hit the ground running in east London.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Ings said: “It’s important I settle in as quickly as I can do – and do the important stuff on the pitch for West Ham.
“We’ve got some massive games ahead of us – and I’ve come here to try and score as many goals as I can to help the team to get some positive results.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started.”
Arsenal close in on Kiwior deal
Arsenal are in advanced talks over a deal for Poland centre-back Jakub Kiwior, writes Simon Collings.
Negotiations are in the final stages and it is thought Kiwior will leave Italian side Spezia for a fee of around £20million.
As previously reported by Standard Sports, signing a new left-sided centre-back has been on Arsenal’s long-term list of priorities.
The Gunners have now swooped for Kiwior, who is left footed and will provide direct competition for Gabriel Magalhaes.
Kiwior fits Arsenal’s recruitment profile as he is only 22 and the club believe he has his best years ahead of him.
Potter on possible Mudryk debut
Graham Potter is ready to give Mykhailo Mudryk his Chelsea debut away to Liverpool this weekend, but has warned Chelsea plans to be patient with the £88.5million winger.
Mudryk arrived on an eight-and-a-half-year deal last weekend, but hasn’t played a competitive match for 59 days due to the break for the World Cup.
The Chelsea boss said: “He hasn’t played so much football recently but has been training well. There’s a chance [he could make his debut against Liverpool].
“We’ve got to help everybody understand that he is coming from a different league and has to adapt. He is a young player that has a lot of potential but has had good experiences already. He is an exciting player.
“He’s very happy to be here. He is looking forward to his career here and looking forward to getting started.”
Raya on demand
Brentford’s resolve will be tested this summer as several top clubs target goalkeeper David Raya, writes Malik Ouzia.
With Hugo Lloris’s form clearly in decline following a series of high-profile errors, including costly ones against Arsenal and Manchester City in the last few days alone, Tottenham are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper.
Chelsea are in the market, too, with one of Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga likely to be sold, while United are also thinking about the future beyond David de Gea, after loaning likely successor Dean Henderson to Nottingham Forest last summer.
Klopp: Other clubs spending not a concern
Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool will need rush into the transfer market in response to the spending of other clubs.
Chelsea continue to be incredibly active this month, while Arsenal appear to be nearing two more signings after the arrival of Leandro Trossard.
Liverpool have added Cody Gakpo to their ranks, but Klopp believes the focus should also be on improving those already at the club.
“You don’t need to build a new team every year, you have to allow players to develop and we have a few of those players,” Klopp told reporters.
“It’s not worrying that other teams are spending, it’s a matter of fact. We have to react to that as well but not just to that.”
Memphis Depay was linked with Chelsea and Manchester United earlier this season, but he has now joined Atletico Madrid.
The Dutchman has left Barcelona to join Diego Simeone’s side, who were in the market for a forward after Joao Felix’s loan move to Chelsea.
Trossard deal done before midday
Leandro Trossard signed his Arsenal contract before midday.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, with it reported that the Gunners are hopeful the Belgian will be available to face Manchester United on Sunday.
Arsenal are waiting for official confirmation from the Premier League.