Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal wants Keiza and Onana the last. Spurs near Borough Breakthrough. Gusto to update Chelsea
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are vying to end their January transfer window with some big deals ahead of deadline day. Arsenal already acquired Leandro Trossard and Jacob Quewer but are now moving on to Federico Chiesa and Ivan Fresenda to bolster their wings with goals from Declan Rice, Amadou Onana and Moises Caicedo in midfield.
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 bid for Anthony Gordon.
At Tottenham, Arnaud Danjuma has now joined on loan after snatching up an agreed Everton deal. “Advanced” talks are taking place today regarding the possibility of signing first-choice Pedro Porro amid interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid, while relations with Nicolo Zaniolo continue to warm. Catch up on all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip below!
Arsenal Learn Caicedo Fee
Brighton would demand £75m to sell Moises Caicedo to Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta spoke today about his desire for a new midfielder, in the absence of the injured Mohamed Elneny.
The Telegraph report on the exorbitant fee required to land Caicedo, who is still being watched by Chelsea.
Tottenham are in “advanced talks” to sign Boro
Spurs talks with Pedro Boro have progressed “significantly”.
A deal to bring the full-back back to north London for £39m is very imminent, although no full agreement has been reached.
Journalist Bruno Andrade reported Tottenham’s rush to sign Boro due to their fear of Real Madrid signing him in the summer.
Chelsea and Liverpool compete with the star of Wolverhampton
Mateus Nunes will be in Chelsea and Liverpool’s summer squad.
That’s according to The Telegraph, who claim there was a fee of just £44m to sign the Wolves midfielder after costing him £38m in the summer.
Doesn’t seem to make much profit…
The latest in Fresnida’s hunt for Arsenal
Ivan Fresnida missed Valladolid training today due to an injury.
Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund continue to battle over the right-back, 18, as talks continue over his future.
However, his club have claimed that no transfer offers have been sent to their offices.
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Chelsea’s competition for Fernandez
Barcelona will compete with Chelsea for Enzo Fernandez.
Mundo Deportivo reports on Xavi’s desire for a new midfielder for Sergio Busquets’ upcoming departure in the summer.
But Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubemendi, who is also wanted by Arsenal, is Barcelona’s first target.
Spence to leave Tottenham if Boro signs
Spence will offer to grandfather Spence if he can secure a deal for Pedro Borrow.
The North London club are today in talks to try and sign Boro in a deal worth around £32m.
Should they be successful, Mel claims young defender Spence will be out on loan to gain first-team experience in the Premier League.
Brentford, Leicester, Southampton and Lyon (who are negotiating Malu Justo with Chelsea) are said to be keen.
Leon Lamptey appointed in Chelsea’s batch
A former Chelsea player could help the Blues get a Malo Gusto deal across the line.
The Lyon defender is keen to move to Stamford Bridge on personal terms already agreed because clubs incur transfer fees.
Chelsea want to sign Justo now but Lyon would prefer a summer sale for £35m.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the French club have looked at Cobham Brighton academy graduate Tariq Lamptey as a possible replacement.
Why Arsenal’s Onana target skipped coaching Everton
There was a lot of excitement among Arsenal fans yesterday when Amadou Onana missed training at Everton.
Standard Sport It is understood that Arsenal are keen on the Belgian as an alternative midfield target to Declan Rice and Moise Caicedo.
However, far from being pressured into a move away from relegation-threatened Everton this month, he was in fact attending a wedding in a previously agreed absence.
Arsenal want Keiza
Federico Chiesa emerged as Arsenal’s first target to take their attack to the next level.
Italian website Calciomercato says the Juventus winger is high on Arsenal’s agenda despite already signing Leandro Trossard this month.
Real Madrid is also watching Keiza and Liverpool previously linked.
Enzo Fernandez: Benfica is confident of keeping Chelsea’s goal
Chelsea are keen to sign Enzo Fernandes this month, even though he has had issues with Benfica.
Indeed, the Lisbon giants have often stressed that the Argentina star simply will not go anywhere unless his £106m release clause is paid in full.
To no one’s surprise, this message has not changed.