Arsenal have made Declan Rice their top transfer target. It comes after another January transfer window battle with one of their biggest rivals as they face down Tottenham for Leandro Trossard. Having already been beaten by Chelsea to Mykhaylo Mudryk, the Gunners remain intent on landing a new attacker this month.
Dusan Vlahovic is also on their radar but Juventus want £89million for the Serbian striker. Another expensive option could be Barcelona winger Raphinha while teammate Ferran Torres has also been eyed by Mikel Arteta. Over the road in north London, Spurs continue to hold talks over a deal for Pedro Porro.
Chelsea also want to revamp their flanks with a potential sixth signing in Denzel Dumfries. Standard Sport understand a wing-back is a priority for Graham Potter’s side, plus a new midfielder and forward. Moises Caicedo of Brighton is a £75m target while contact has been made over Marcus Thuram and Noni Madueke. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumors below!
Dortmund sets Moukoko at deadline
Borussia Dortmund have told young star Youssoufa Moukoko that he has a week to commit to a new contract or the club will sell.
The 18-year-old’s current deal is up in the summer, and both Newcastle and Chelsea are interested. The Magpies have spoken to the player ahead of a free transfer in the summer.
Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has confirmed the striker has been sent a “very attractive offer” and wanted an answer before Dortmund play Augsburg on Sunday.
Arsenal favorites to sign Rice
Arsenal are working on a deal to sign Declan Rice after moving ahead of both Manchester United and Man City in the race to sign the West Ham talisman.
Mikel Arteta’s Premier League leaders have long been admirers of the 24-year-old and made their interest first known during the World Cup in Qatar.
The Gunners have made Rice a major target for the summer and believe he can help take the club to the next level. Any deal is expected to cost between £80-100million, smashing the club’s transfer record.
Chelsea have been previously linked, but their interest is understood to have cooled.
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Hudson Odoi near Chelsea exit
Callum Hudson-Odoi could be allowed to leave Chelsea for a cut-price fee in the summer.
When he returns from a loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen, the winger will have just 12 months left on his contract in the capital.
The Athletic report on Chelsea having to accept Hudson-Odoi’s decision, if he decides to leave for regular football.
Spurs offered loanee wingers
Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign Arnaut Danjuma.
Villarreal only wants a £2.5m fee to let the winger leave on loan this month, with a £27m purchase clause.
Revelo claims the player’s agent is in England to find a new club for Danjuma, who has caught West Ham and Everton’s eye.
Arsenal make Rice their top target
Declan Rice will be Arsenal’s top summer transfer target.
That is according to The Times, who say West Ham will have to sell the midfielder at the end of the season for around £80m as he enters the final year of his contract.
Manchester United and Chelsea are set to also bid for Rice.
Chelsea shock striker bid rejected
Chelsea failed in a shock bid to sign Michail Antonio.
The Guardian claim the Blues enquired for the striker after Armando Broja’s season ended early through injury.
West Ham rejected the offer, although Antonio could still leave on a permanent transfer to Wolves.
Expensive Osimhen could push for transfer
Victor Osimhen has been slapped with a £125m price tag by Naples.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle are all monitoring the Nigerian hotshot, who has led the Partenopei to the top of Serie A.
The player has reportedly told his entourage to hold off on any transfer talk until June though, when he will seek a big pay rise at Naples and ask to leave if denied.
Caicedo also on Chelsea shortlist
Chelsea will have to pay £75m for Moises Caicedo.
The midfielder is seen as a top target after they missed out on Enzo Fernandez earlier in the transfer window and they are willing to fork out £65m.
But CBS Sports claim the Seagulls want an even bigger fee after selling Marc Cucurella to the west Londoners last year.
New name for Arsenal’s striker search
A new name has entered Arsenal’s radar in their search for attackers: Luiz Henrique.
The Real Betis star has caught the Gunners’ attention along with Manchester United, according to ABC Sevilla.
Scouts are taking in the 22-year-old’s displays with a summer move thought to be most likely.
Chelsea eye Dumfries to continue spending
Chelsea want two MORE signings in January.
A right-back, midfielder and forward are all on the Blues’ agenda, Standard Sport understand.
Denzel Dumfries, rated at £50m, is an option on the flanks with Marcus Thuram and Noni Madueke wanted up front.
But… fitting them all into Graham Potter’s Champions League squad would prove very tricky indeed.