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 have signed Leandro Trossard and will today wrap up a shock £21m signing of centre-back Jakub Kiwior. A surprise loan move for Eduardo Camavinga could also be on the cards, though the Frenchman’s agent has downplayed talk of that.
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 wing-back 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!
Firmino wants to extend Liverpool deal
Roberto Firmino has suggested he wants to extend his Liverpool deal and remain at the club.
The Brazilian is out of contract in the summer and had looked likely to leave on a free transfer, but his response to Liverpool’s matchday magazine makes it clear he is not looking to leave.
“I’m happy here and I intend to stay here and help Liverpool FC,” the 31-year-old said. “It’s a dream for all players to win the Premier League and Champions League.
“It’s history, a huge legacy. When it happened, we felt tremendously privileged, grateful to God for having given this to us.”
Porro focused on Sporting
Pedro Porro has insisted he is “happy” at Sporting despite Tottenham continuing to push for the wing-back.
Talks between the clubs are ongoing, with Sporting insisting the €45m release clause must be paid in full but Spurs hoping an agreement can be reached.
Whether a deal can be agreed remains to be seen but for now Porro remains a Sporting player, and he scored and provided an assist in their win over Vizela on Friday night. He pointed to the Sporting badge after scoring from the penalty spot.
Speaking after the match, the 23-year-old maintained he was not paying any attention to speculation surrounding his future.
“I’m not talking about the possibilities on the market – about staying nor about leaving”, Porro told SportTV.
“I’m focused on Sporting and I’m happy here.”
Camavinga ‘very happy’ at Real Madrid
Eduardo Camavinga is not going anywhere this month, according to his agent.
Arsenal are keen on taking the Real Madrid midfielder on loan, but Joshua Barnett has told Fabrizio Romano that it will not be the case.
He said: “There’s no truth. Of course every club in the world would want him, but he’s very happy in Real Madrid and Real Madrid are very happy with Camavinga.”
Emery to let Chambers go
Unai Emery is expected to let Calum Chambers leave Aston Villa.
The Spaniard oversaw Chambers’ Arsenal exit when he was in charge at the Emirates, and Emery has once again decided the defender is not part of his plans.
The Mirror report Villa will sell Chambers if an acceptable offer comes in.
Man Utd trio staying put
Manchester United have decided to keep Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay this month.
According to reports, Erik ten Hag is happy with his squad for the remainder of the season with those three ready to contribute.
Loan offers for Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri will be considered.
Rice impressed by Arsenal
Declan Rice has been waxing lyrical about Arsenal ever since the club’s interest in him became public.
According to CBS, Rice has been speaking in “glowing terms” about their progress under Mikel Arteta, hinting at eagerness to make the move.
Rice is expected to cost north of £70million this summer, with West Ham resigned to losing their captaincy to a Premier League rival – and likely London rival with Chelsea also keen.
Spurs refuse to pay Porro release clause
Tottenham are continuing to refuse to pay Pedro Porro’s £39million release clause.
An interesting tactic to sign a player.
The Daily Express reports that interest remains in the Sporting right-back, but Spurs still hope to cut a deal.
Danjuma agrees Everton loan
Arnaut Danjuma is set to join Everton on loan.
Everton will have no option to sign the Villarreal winger permanently.
Danjuma was pursued by Southampton, Nottingham Forest and former club Bournemouth this month, though Frank Lampard has won the race.
He has scored 17 goals across 37 games in all competitions this season.
Kiwior medical today
Jakub Kiwior will have a medical with Arsenal today before confirming his £21million move from Spezia.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports that the Gunners will wrap up their second January signing in as many days this afternoon.
He adds: “Arsenal and Serie A side Spezia have already signed documents yesterday afternoon.”
Liverpool monitor Mount talks
Chelsea are intensifying contract talks with Mason Mount as Liverpool monitor the situation.
Mount has 18 months left on his current £75,000-a-week deal, which The Guardian reports makes him among the lowest earners at the club.
Liverpool are planning a rebuild of their midfield and Mount’s stuttering talks has given them hope of a sensational summer switch.
Mount wants Chelsea to prove they value him and Chelsea are ready to be as generous as possible.