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Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are working hard to complete late deals as the January transfer window approaches the deadline. Despite leading the Premier League, Arsenal have already snatched two players in Leandro Trossard and Jacob Quewer and still want Ivan Fresneda and Chelsea target Moises Caicedo.
The Brighton midfielder was already the subject of a £55m bid from Chelsea, who again failed in a fresh bid to sign Argentine starlet Enzo Fernandes amid reports of an £87m bid from Stamford Bridge. The Blues are also ready to make another offer for Anthony Gordon after failing to sign him in the summer.
At Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma is set to join on loan after snatching up the agreed Everton deal, and a new round of talks over the potential signing of first-choice Pedro Boro is due this week amid interest from Chelsea, while links with Nicolo Zaniolo continue to grow. for along way. Catch up on all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip below!
Arsenal set a deadline for Fresenda
A deadline has been set for Arsenal to finalize the deal for Real Valladolid youngster Ivan Fresenda.
Arsenal must decide by Friday if they want to move forward with their interest in the right-back, who is expected to fetch a fee of £13m, according to Fabrizio Romano.
If they sign Fresnida, Arsenal are expected to bring the youngster back to Valladolid on loan for the rest of the season. Borussia Dortmund is also keen on that.
Fulham is close to loaning Cedric
Arsenal and Fulham are close to agreeing a loan transfer for Cedric Soares, according to ESPN.
After talks resumed 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-per-week – and will not have the option or obligation to make the move a permanent deal.
Tottenham pays Boro’s release clause
Tottenham have agreed to pay the £39m release clause for Pedro Boro, according to records.
Sporting have kept all transfer windows in exchange for the fee being paid in full, with Tottenham hoping to agree to lower fees and even offer players in return.
But with less than a week to go until the window closes, Tottenham are ready to cough up.
Boro has already agreed personal terms, so the transfer is now expected to be a formality.
Justo is desperate to join Chelsea
Chelsea’s second bid for Malo Gusto would be between £30-35m and is likely to be accepted by Lyon, reports L’Equipe.
The player, who has also been 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.
Chelsea are 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 explored the possibility of signing him to boost their Champions League bid.
But Chelsea are increasingly looking at Newcastle as a challenger after their resurgence since being taken over by the Saudi Public Investment Fund.
Chelsea owners Todd Bohle and Bagdad Eghbali are personal friendships with members of the Newcastle board and their position has been passed on to Ziyech.
Read more here: Chelsea are reluctant to promote rivals Newcastle amid Ziyech’s interest
Fulham weighs Willian extension
Nizar Kinsella writes that Fulham are open to renewing Willian’s contract to keep him at Craven Cottage beyond this season.
The 34-year-old Brazilian has less than six months left on his deal, but he is increasingly looking at West London as his home and wants to extend his contract for a further year.
Willian joined Fulham on a free transfer last summer and has been a key player in his impressive start to the season under Marco Silva. He has three goals and two assists in 14 Premier League matches.
Fulham have indicated they are willing to offer Willian a contract extension but talks will not begin until the transfer window closes, as the club prioritizes new signings to strengthen its squad.
Read more here: Fulham are balancing Willian’s new contract after an impressive comeback in the Premier League
Liverpool leads the race on Amrabat
Liverpool are tipped to make a move for Sofiane Amrabat in the summer.
Calciomercato reports that the Reds are keen to sign the Moroccan midfielder, but Fiorentina are refusing to make a deal during January.
Amrabat will command a fee of around £35m, which Liverpool will not want to part with this month, but he will be at the top of the waiting list at the end of the season.
There are no offers yet for Fresneda
The club confirmed that Real Valladolid has not yet received an offer to buy Ivan Fresenda, the target of Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
Reports in Spain claim BVB is closing in on the deal, but the situation now appears to be wide open.
“(Fressida) has interested many teams, but we have not received an official offer,” Real Valladolid’s sporting director Fran Sanchez told Diario AS.
“It is true that many clubs have contacted us and the interest of many clubs is genuine, but there is no official offer.
“We’re not trying too hard to sell the player.”
West Ham weighs Tite’s bid
Abduction transfers are the topic of this window as West Ham are now watching Leicester’s interest in Petite.
The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Lyon from Shakhtar, and has six goals in 17 appearances this season.
Shakhtar are ready to cash in on the player, with Lyon able to turn their agreement into a permanent deal for £17.5m.
Lyon will have to be persuaded to drop the candidate on loan this month in order for him to join another club.
Tottenham presents a new Boro offer today
Tottenham will again seek to sign Pedro Boro with new talks today, and could offer Sporting players in return, according to Fabrizio Romano.
“Tottenham will push back for Pedro Boro – they are ready to offer players to Sporting Lisbon, but they only want money,” he told CaughtOffside.
“The swap deal will not be easy, but Tottenham remain optimistic and will push back for this deal in the next 24 hours.”
Boro was a late substitute when Sporting beat Arauca last night.