Transfer news LIVE! Fresneda to Arsenal boost; Chelsea fail AGAIN for Fernandez; Danjuma in Spurs medical

Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are pushing ahead with late deals as the January transfer window nears its deadline. Despite leading the Premier League, the Gunners have already snapped two players in the form of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior and are moving onto Ivan Fresneda and Chelsea target Moises Caicedo.

The Brighton midfielder has already been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelsea, who have again failed in a fresh push to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of an £87m offer from Stamford Bridge.

Over at Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma is set to join on loan after Everton’s loan move was hijacked and a fresh round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro are planned for this week, while links with Nicolo Zaniolo continue. Follow all of the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Arsenal in pole position for Fresneda

  • Chelsea fail in £87m bid for Fernandez

  • Danjuma set for Spurs medical after hijack bid

  • Arsenal to rival Chelsea for Caicedo

  • Spurs to negotiate Porro deal tomorrow

Latest on Arsenal’s Fresneda bid

22:45 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal hope to beat Borussia Dortmund to Ivan Fresneda’s signature.

ElDesmarque Valladolid detail how it was the German club to first bid for Spanish defender Fresneda.

A £9m offer was driven up by Manchester United and Arsenal joining the race, with the deal now set to cost around £13m despite a £22m release clause for the 18-year-old.

Fresneda’s agent have been spotted at Valladolid’s training ground this week as talks continue.

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Bakayoko finds new club

22:22 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko is heading to Turkey.

With AC Milan desperate to cancel his loan to avoid triggering an expensive purchase clause, he is set to join Adana Demirspor.

Transfer journalist Nico Schira reports on no transfer fee being included in the deal but Chelsea will insert a percentage sell-on clause.

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Latest on Conte’s future

21:56 , Marc Mayo

Antonio Conte has put discussions over his future to one side, for now.

That is according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who reports on the Tottenham boss wanting to return to Italy for his family.

After last night’s win at Fulham, Conte said: “I am really proud to be Tottenham manager. I had the possibility of being the manager of an important club, it makes me proud and this has to be clear to everybody.

“For this reason I want to fight until the end with my players. We are a team that works a lot and under this aspect I can’t tell anything about my players.”

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Onana on Arsenal’s midfield shortlist

21:43 , Marc Mayo

Amadou Onana is on Arsenal’s radar.

Everton only signed the Belgian midfielder for £33m in the summer but relegation could make him a cut-price option in the coming months.

Standard Sport understand Chelsea also see Onana as an option should they fail to land Enzo Fernandez.

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Chelsea discover Gusto price

21:20 , Marc Mayo

Lyon have told Chelsea to pay over £35m to sign Malo Gusto.

ESPN say personal terms on a six-and-a-half-year contract have already been agreed between the young full-back and Chelsea.

A key part of negotiations will be Lyon’s hope of keeping Gusto on loan until the summer, something the Blues are not keen on given Reece James’ injury problems.

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Arsenal linked with Chiesa

20:53 , Marc Mayo

Add another name to Arsenal’s rumoured transfer targets!

Juventus winger Federico Chiesa is the latest player to be linked with the Premier League leaders.

CalcioMercato claim the Italian is Mikel Arteta’s number one target.

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Arsenal given hope in Zubimendi chase

20:21 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have been given a boost in their bid to sign Martin Zubimendi.

After a £52million move was rejected by the Real Sociedad midfielder last week, he has reportedly opened the door to a summer transfer.

Cadena SER claim the Premier League is seen as more enticing to Zubimendi than an alternative switch to Barcelona.

The Spaniard wants to see out the season in San Sebastian before considering changing clubs.

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Chelsea eye Spurs target Porro

19:53 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham will hold crunch talks with Sporting CP tomorrow to determine Pedro Porro’s future.

The Lisbon club want the full £40m release clause for right-back Porro but Standard Sport understand a move will happen either now or in the summer.

Spurs could be hastened by Chelsea taking an interest in the Spaniard.

And Porro is not in Sporting’s line-up to face Arouca in the Taca da Liga tonight…

Read the full story!

Arsenal to rival Chelsea for Caicedo

19:24 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are plotting a summer bid for Moises Caicedo.

Standard Sport understand the Brighton midfielder is seen as an ideal alternative to Declan Rice, who is Mikel Arteta’s No1 target.

Chelsea also want Caicedo and have seen a £55m bid rejected this month.

According to transfer journalist Duncan Castles, the Ecuadorian is rated at £100m by Brighton.

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Tottenham wanted Deulofeu before Danjuma deal

18:58 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham’s top target for the January window was ex-Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu.

With Arnaut Danjuma having a medical at Spurs tonight, TMW say Udinese’s Deulofeu was offered the switch – but the Italian team rejected the loan offer, demanding a permanent deal.

And the incoming signing has already explained why he’s a perfect signing for Antonio Conte…

Read the full story!

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Arsenal in pole position for Fresneda

18:31 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have overtaken Borussia Dortmund in the race to land Ivan Fresneda.

The Spanish right-back is mulling over offers from both clubs in a £13m switch from Valladolid, which will see him loaned back to the LaLiga club until the summer.

Football Insider claim Fresneda, 18, is leaning towards Arsenal, who are confident of completing a deal.

Newcastle and Juventus have also been linked while Chelsea’s move for Lyon’s Malo Gusto has reportedly inspired the French side to consider a bid.

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Benfica knock Chelsea back AGAIN

18:18 , Marc Mayo

Benfica continue to insist on Enzo Fernandez’s full £106m release clause.

Chelsea have once again looked to sign the Argentine midfielder for a reduced fee, as Standard Sport revealed yesterday.

But Record now report on Benfica refusing to sit around the table, demanding the full fee up-front.

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Lyon join Fresneda race

18:01 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have fresh competition for Ivan Fresneda.

Lyon are now rivalling both Borussia Dortmund and the Gunners for the Valladolid right-back as Chelsea are set to sign Malo Gusto in a £30million deal.

The French giants have asked Chelsea to keep Gusto on loan for the rest of the season but the Blues are reluctant, prompting Lyon’s interest in Fresneda.

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Man Utd cool Osimhen interest

17:58 , Alex Young

Manchester United have cooled their interest in striker target Victor Osimhen.

Napoli are demanding £87m (€100m) for their striker, according to Sky Germany, and United are unwilling to fork out that much.

Erik ten Hag wants a new striker in the summer, and Harry Kane is also reportedly of interest, but may not want to spend such a figure.

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Terms of Spurs’ Danjuma deal

17:48 , Alex Young

More on Tottenham’s move for Arnaut Danjuma from The Times.

Villarreal are asking for a loan fee of £2.5million with the option of a permanent deal for £27m.

Spurs are expected to agree to both as the player tonight undergoes a medical.

Kessie going nowhere

17:28 , Alex Young

Barcelona manager Xavi has ruled out selling Frank Kessie amid potential interest from Chelsea.

Tottenham and Arsenal have also been linked, but the midfielder is staying put until at least the end of his season.

Xavi said: “I’ve never considered Kessié’s departure. Kessié is a player I like, he gives us many variants in a game and he can be really important.”

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Gordon skips Everton training

17:10 , Alex Young

More on Newcastle United’s interest in Chelsea target Anthony Gordon.

talkSPORT reports that Gordon has missed Everton training today, seemingly in order to force through a move.

It’s been a tough week (season/year) for Everton.

Real Madrid’s HUGE Bellingham bid

16:53 , Alex Young

Real Madrid are ready to offer €100million and Eduardo Camavinga to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.

That’s according to Sky Germany, who add that Camavinga has no intention of leaving the club so will need some convincing.

Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea are all also interested in the player.

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Why Danjuma is perfect for Conte

16:27 , Alex Young

Tottenham target Arnaut Danjuma has already explained why he is the perfect player for manager Antonio Conte.

Spurs are closing in on a loan deal for the Villarreal winger, having successfully hijacked Everton’s own bid despite the player agreeing terms and undergoing a medical.

Danjuma is now expected to become Tottenham’s first January signing as Conte looks to bolster his squad ahead of the return of Champions League football and a tough race to finish fourth.

Danjuma is extremely hard-working and has a deep desire to win, as he revealed to the Guardian last year, which is a requirement when part of a Conte team.

Read more here: Danjuma has already told Tottenham why is a perfect signing for Conte

Chelsea’s second Gusto bid revealed

15:58 , Alex Young

Chelsea’s second bid for Malo Gusto will be between £30-35million and is likely to be accepted by Lyon, reports Footmercato.

The player, is was also of interest to Manchester United, only has eyes for Chelsea.

Discussions with Lyon are ongoing, with the Ligue 1 club hoping to keep the player on loan for the rest of the season.

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Newcastle close in on Gordon

15:50 , Alex Young

Newcastle United are leading the race to sign Chelsea target Anthony Gordon from Everton, reports the Telegraph.

The Magpies saw a £35million bid for Gordon rejected last summer but there is now renewned confidence they will land the player in the next few days.

There remains work to be done on meeting Everton’s asking price, but the club need to sell. An agreement could even be met this evening.

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Tottenham close in on Danjuma signing

15:26 , Alex Young

Tottenham are set to sign Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma on loan until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old was set to join Everton in a similar deal, having agreed terms and reportedly even underwent a medical.

But Spurs sensed an opportunity and have successfully swooped in with an 11th-hour bid. Danjuma is now en route to London to undergo a medical at the club’s training base.

Read more here: Tottenham close in on Danjuma signing after hijacking Everton loan bid

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Dortmund lead Fresneda race

14:38 , Alex Young

Borussia Dortmund are leading the race for Arsenal target Ivan Fresneda and are now “close” to reaching an agreement with Valladolid.

That’s according to Relevo, who insist that the Gunners are still in the race with nothing yet finalised.

Valladolid are happy to wait for the best offer, with the right-back valued at around £13m.

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Tottenham launch late Danjuma bid

14:33 , Alex Young

Tottenham have launched a late bid to sign Everton target Arnaut Danjuma, according to Football Insider.

Everton were confident of wrapping up a deal for the Villarreal forward, arriving on loan for the remainder of the season.

Danjunma is understood to have completed a medical and agreed terms on the move to Goodison Park, but Spurs believe there is enough time to turn his head.

Danjuma has Premier League pedigree, having spent time with Bournemouth before his £21m move to La Liga in 2021.

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Tottenham target Zaniolo rejects West Ham move

14:02 , Alex Young

Nicolo Zaniolo has been linked with Tottenham for almost a year now and the Italian is seemingly keen on the idea of a move to north London.

In fact, the attacking midfielder could have already endeared himself to Spurs fans.

That’s because, according to Get Italian Football News, the Roma star has rejected London rivals West Ham in an effort to force a move to Spurs over the line.

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ICYMI: Chelsea make £87m offer to sign Enzo Fernandez

13:31 , Alex Young

Chelsea have reportedly made an offer of £87m to sign top target Enzo Fernandez.

The club’s move to sign the Argentina star looked to have broken down earlier this month but there appears to have been a U-turn.

Benfica midfielder Fernandez is the club’s top target, though the Lisbon giants have long-insisted he will not leave for less than his £106m release clause.

Portuguese outlet Record, however, claim Chelsea have now bid £87m PLUS two players in return for the 21-year-old.

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Fulham move on from Cedric

13:09 , Alex Young

Fulham are sounding out alternative right-back options after a move for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares stalled.

Talks over Cedric have reached a stalemate over his £65,000-a-week wages, which Fulham do not want to pay in full.

Fulham manager Marco Silva wants more depth at right-back behind Kenny Tete.

The Cottagers have opened talks with a number of other options, including Heerenveen’s Milan van Ewijk and FC Twente’s Joshua Brenet.

Rennes full-back Hamari Traore is also said to have been discussed.

Read more here: Fulham open talks over moves for van Ewijk and Brenet amid Cedric Soares stalemate

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Chelsea contract ‘trick’ prompts FFP change

12:46 , Alex Young

Chelsea‘s recent trend of signing players on long-term contracts has prompted UEFA to change Financial Fair Play rules.

The Blues has spent in excess of £420million on new players since a summer takeover by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, including a record-breaking outlay in the summer and the £88.5m arrival of Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Mudryk has signed a remarkable, and record-breaking, eight-and-a-half-year deal, meaning the winger will cost Chelsea just over £10m a season as they ‘amortise’ the fee over the length of his contract.

UEFA, European football’s governing body, is now expected to set a five-year limit over which a transfer fee can be spread.

Read more here: Chelsea long-term contracts prompt UEFA to change Financial Fair Play rules



Fulham want to extend Willian stay

12:19 , Alex Young

Fulham want to extend Willian’s contract, according to reports on Brazil.

The winger has impressed back in London, having terminated his contract with Corinthians to return to the Premier League after spells with Chelsea and Arsenal.

Willian, 34, only signed a one-year deal last summer and now Fulham want him to stay for longer.

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Kane on contract talks

12:13 , Alex Young

Harry Kane expects to open contract talks with Tottenham in “the coming months” but has played down the chances of agreeing a new deal before the end of the season after equalling Jimmy Greaves’ scoring record last night.

Kane’s 266th Spurs goal took him level with Greaves as the club’s all-time top scorer and earned Antonio Conte’s side a much-needed 1-0 win at Fulham.

As reported by Standard Sport on Monday, Kane, who has entered the final 18 months of his contract, is open to holding talks with the club after the transfer window and could extend his deal, provided circumstances are favourable.

The 29-year-old says he still wants to win trophies with his boyhood club and believes this season can still be a success, despite their faltering form.

Asked by Standard Sport for an update on his contract, Kane said: “There’s not been much talk if I’m totally honest.

Read more here: Harry Kane confirms contract talks in the ‘coming months’ with assurances sought

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Man United in for Disasi

11:54 , Alex Young

Manchester United are exploring a deal for Monaco’s Axel Disasi.

Telefoot claim United have made contact with the Ligue 1 side, though face competition from Bayern Munich in the 24-year-old.

Disasi made history at the recent World Cup by becoming the first France international to make his senior debut during a tournament since 1966.

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Liverpool enter Rice race

11:37 , Alex Young

Liverpool have entered the race for West Ham captain Declan Rice, according to Give Me Sport.

Arsenal are leading the race for the midfielder, with Manchester United and Chelsea also long-term admirers of a player who is expected to command a fee of at least £70m.

Journalist Rudy Galetti said: “It’s an open race. It’s an evolving situation because also Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in him. We have to wait a few more weeks to better understand the future of Declan Rice.”

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Chelsea working on Gusto deal

11:04 , Alex Young

Chelsea are working on a deal to sign 19-year-old Lyon full-back Malo Gusto.

The France Under-21 international has verbally agreed terms with the Blues and wants to move to Stamford Bridge this month.

Lyon want to keep Gusto until the end of the season, but Chelsea are pushing to sign him now, and are ready to take their spending since last summer close to £500million.

Gusto is an attacking right-back, with similar athletic attributes to Reece James. He made his debut for Lyon as a 17-year-old in 2021 and has played 15 times in Ligue 1 this season.

Chelsea have made signing a new right-back to provide cover for James a priority.

Read more here: Chelsea spending could hit £500m mark as club work deal to sign Gusto this month

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Palace in Ahamada talks

10:49 , Alex Young

Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Stuttgart midfielder Naouirou Ahamada.

Palace are yet to make any signings this month but Patrick Vieira wants to strengthen his squad in the final week of the transfer window.

Midfield is a priority position and a deal for Conor Gallagher from Chelsea looks unlikely. Ahamada is a 20-year-old a box-to-box midfielder who has impressed for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga this season.

Palace also want to sign a right-back and were one of a number of clubs to speak to Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma, who looks set to join Everton.

Read more here: Crystal Palace in talks to sign Gallagher alternative Naouirou Ahamada

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Arsenal ready to launch Caicedo bid

10:30 , Alex Young

Arsenal could rival Chelsea for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo in the summer after the Blues failed to agree a deal for the 21-year-old.

Caicedo wanted to move to Stamford Bridge but was not willing to force a move from Brighton and Chelsea are increasingly resigned to missing out on the Ecuador international this month.

Arsenal want to sign a new midfielder for next season, with West Ham captain Declan Rice emerging as one of their top targets.

There is a growing expectation that Rice will leave West Ham this summer and the 24-year-old is thought to be keen on a move to Emirates Stadium to play under Mikel Arteta.

Read more here: Arsenal consider hijacking Chelsea moves for Caicedo and Onana as battles heat up

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Leeds open talks with Spurs target

10:15 , Alex Young

Leeds United have opened talks with Juventus over a deal to sign Tottenham target Weston McKennie, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 24-year-old American has also been linked to the likes of Arsenal and Aston Villa, though Leeds have followed up their interest with talks.

Juventus need to raise cash and McKennie is an obvious player to cash in on, and Leeds manager Jesse Marsch knows the player well from their time in America.



Injured Danny Ings facing spell on the sidelines after West Ham debut

09:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

New West Ham signing Danny Ings faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury on his debut against Everton on Saturday.

West Ham bought Ings for £12million last week to boost their goalscoring threat and his injury will be a huge frustration for David Moyes, who is set to be without the striker for at least a few weeks.

Igns has been ruled out of next Monday’s FA Cup trip to Derby and is expected to miss Premier League games against Newcastle on February 4 and Chelsea on February 11.

Read the full story here!

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Gareth Bale to make PGA Tour appearance after retiring from football

09:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gareth Bale’s footballing career may be over, but his golfing one may be just beginning.

The former Wales, Real Madrid and Tottenham star, who announced his retirement earlier this month, has confirmed he will be participating in the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Bale will join a number of other celebrities competing in the event at the famous Californian links alongside some of the world’s top professionals.

Read the full story here!

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Moises Caicedo breaks silence after £55m Chelsea offer amid Arsenal transfer links

08:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Moises Caicedo insists his focus remains only on Brighton.

The midfielder has been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelsea, while Arsenal and Liverpool have also recently been linked with moves.

Graham Potter, who worked with the Ecuador international on the south coast, remains keen to bring in a midfielder between now and the end of this month’s transfer window.

Read the full story here!

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Harry Kane contract latest

08:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Harry Kane is reportedly willing to discuss a new deal at Tottenham even despite their relatively patchy form of late.

One goal off becoming the greatest goalscorer in the club’s history, the England captain will discuss terms at the end of the season.

Antonio Conte, of course, is keen to see him stay.

Arsenal make £13m offer to sign Ivan Fresneda

08:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ivan Fresneda is a man in demand.

The Valladolid right-back has been linked with all of Newcastle, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund this month, while the 19-year-old is yet to rule out the idea of staying in Spain.

Dortmund, however, are thought to be leading the chase.

Still, the Daily Mail claim Arsenal have now matched their offer of £13m as the race to sign Fresneda hots up.

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Man United to hijack Chelsea’s bid to sign Malo Gusto

08:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Malo Gusto has been the latest name linked with Chelsea as the club bid to bring in options to back-up Reece James.

The Lyon teenager is seen as a hugely exciting prospect and the Blues are reportedly eager to land him between now and the end of the month.

Still, Manchester United seemingly have other ideas.

According to RMC Sport, the Old Trafford giants could hijack the move despite Gusto agreeing terms with Chelsea.

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Everton manager news: Brentford reject Thomas Frank approach

07:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thomas Frank has now firmly established Brentford as a competitive Premier League team.

As such, the Dane has been linked with some of the biggest jobs in England, though did only recently sign a contract extension in west London.

Still, that seemingly hasn’t stopped the admiring glances from elsewhere.

According to Football Insider, Everton have made an approach to speak to Frank following the sacking of Frank Lampard, though Brentford have turned it down.



Tottenham target Nicolo Zaniolo rejects West Ham move

07:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

Nicolo Zaniolo has been linked with Tottenham for almost a year now and the Italian is seemingly keen on the idea of a move to north London.

In fact, the attacking midfielder could have already endeared himself to Spurs fans.

That’s because, according to Get Italian Football News, the Roma star has rejected London rivals West Ham in an effort to force a move to Spurs over the line.

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Chelsea make £87m offer to sign Enzo Fernandez

07:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea have reportedly made an offer of £87m to sign top target Enzo Fernandez.

The club’s move to sign the Argentina star looked to have broken down earlier this month but there appears to have been a U-turn.

Benfica midfielder Fernandez is the club’s top target, though the Lisbon giants have long-insisted he will not leave for less than his £106m release clause.

Portuguese outlet Record, however, claim Chelsea have now bid £87m PLUS two players in return for the 21-year-old.

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Arsenal want Chelsea target Moises Caicedo

07:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

With Arsenal having strengthened both their attacking and defensive options already this month, it seems the midfield is next on the list.

Juventus and USA Weston McKennie continues to be linked, however, the Gunners could yet give Chelsea a taste of their own medicine.

Indeed, Fabrizio Romano has revealed the Premier League leaders are interested in a move for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, a player the Blues have seen a £55m bid rejected for.

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Tottenham in £32m Pedro Porro talks

07:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Pedro Porro has been linked with Tottenham pretty much all month, with Antonio Conte clearly desperate to strengthen his options at right-wing back.

Still, Sporting have insisted throughout Spurs’ chase that the Spanish international simply will not be leaving for less than his release clause, which is believed to be worth around £39m.

Fabrizio Romano, however, has revealed Spurs are to hold fresh talks with the Lisbon giants and are prepared to go as high as £32m.

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Chelsea to make improved Moises Caicedo bid

07:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are now seemingly hell-bent on signing a new midfielder as their crazy month of spending continues.

Enzo Fernandez is believed to be on their radar once again, along with Brighton’s Moises Caicedo.

According to the Guardian, the Blues could now submit a fresh offer to sign Caicedo, having already seen a £55m bid rejected.

They claim a new move could be launched soon.

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Arsenal make move to sign Weston McKennie

07:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

With two news players already through the door, things do not look like slowing down for Arsenal.

Favourites to win the Premier League for the first time in 19 years, the club’s board seemingly aren’t looking to let this opportunity pass them by.

Indeed, the Gunners remain active in the transfer market and could now move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie.

The American could leave the Italian giants due to all of the off-field uncertainty and, according to Gazetta dell Sport, the Gunners have now launched a bid to sign him.

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Milan launch Zaniolo bid

Monday 23 January 2023 22:07 , Alex Young

Tottenham target Nicolo Zaniolo would prefer to stay in Italy as AC Milan launch a January bid.

According to Relevo, Milan are offering €20m, which is far less than the €35-40m Roma want to sell the player.

Milan are happy to play the waiting game with Zaniolo keen to leave the club. Tottenham are monitoring the situation.

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Everton confirm Lampard exit

Monday 23 January 2023 20:34 , Alex Young

Everton have finally confirmed the sacking of Frank Lampard as manager.

Assistant manager Joe Edwards, assistant coach Paul Clement, first-team coach Ashley Cole and fitness coach Chris Jones have all also left the club, while Alan Kelly will remain as goalkeeping coach.

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Liverpool have recalled Rhys Williams from his loan at Blackpool.

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Jakub Kiwior will wear the no15 shirt at Arsenal, which was most recently worn by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Monday 23 January 2023 19:12 , Alex Young

Jakub Kiwior becomes Arsenal’s second January signing.

Sporting director Edu said: “We’re delighted to have completed the signing of Jakub Kiwior. He’s a young talent who we’ve been monitoring for a while now. We are now all looking forward to working with Jakub and seeing his continued development with us. We welcome Jakub to Arsenal.”

Manager Mikel Arteta added: “It’s great that Jakub is joining us. He’s a young versatile defender who has shown huge potential and qualities with Spezia in Serie A, and also at international level with Poland.

“Jakub is a player who will give us strength and quality to our defensive unit. We welcome Jakub and his family to Arsenal and look forward to working with him.”

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Monday 23 January 2023 19:03 , Alex Young

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Jakub Kiwior.

Monday 23 January 2023 18:51 , Alex Young

Arsenal could be set to announce the signing of Jakub Kiwior, according to reports in France.

Everton chief wants Bielsa

Monday 23 January 2023 18:31 , Alex Young

Marcelo Bielsa is Everton chairman Farhad Moshiri’s first choice to replace the sacked Frank Lampard.

The Athletic report that the appointment of the former Leeds head coach, who was sacked in February last year, may not have the support of the rest of Everton’s board.

Bielsa previously steered Leeds to a ninth-place finish in their first season back in the Premier League for 16 years.

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Chelsea agree Gusto contract

Monday 23 January 2023 18:25 , Alex Young

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Malo Gusto, expected to be a long-term contract, but Lyon are holding firm over a transfer fee.

As reported earlier, Chelsea’s first verbal offer has been rejected. Fabrizio Romano adds that Lyon want to keep the player for the rest of the season.

Will Chelsea agree to loan him back? This one is moving fast.

Messi NOT signing new contract

Monday 23 January 2023 18:13 , Alex Young

Lionel Messi is now expected to run down his Paris Saint-Germain contract and not sign an extension.

Journalist Gerard Romero claims that Argentina’s World Cup victory convinced Messi to change his mind over recommitting to the Parisens’ and will now leave in June.

A move to MLS has long been mooted.



Palace eye Ahamada

Monday 23 January 2023 17:46 , Matt Verri

Crystal Palace are in talks over a move for Stuttgart midfielder Naouirou Ahamada.

It has been a quiet window so far for Palace, who remain interested in Conor Gallagher and Aaron Wan-Bissaka but are unlikely to seal a deal for either before the end of the move.

The Athletic report the situation is more positive with Ahamada though, as Patrick Vieira prioritises a midfield signing before the window shuts.

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Chelsea unsuccessful in Gusto bid

Monday 23 January 2023 17:24 , Matt Verri

Chelsea’s opening offer for full-back Malo Gusto has been rejected.

That’s according to Foot Mercato, with it claimed that Lyon have no intention of letting Gusto leave the club this month.

However, it’s suggested that could change if a bid from Chelsea is deemed too good to turn down.

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Chelsea eye Everton duo

Monday 23 January 2023 17:08 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are not done yet in the January window. Far from it.

The Telegraph report that the Blues are considering making another move for Anthony Gordon, the Everton winger they pushed to sign in the summer before talks broke down.

Chelsea are also keen on Amadou Onana, who Everton will surely be more reluctant to lose.

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Wolves make Neves stance clear

Monday 23 January 2023 16:50 , Matt Verri

Wolves have told Liverpool and other interested clubs that Ruben Neves is not for sale this month.

The Reds continue to be linked with most of Europe’s midfielders, as they look to finally kick their season into gear.

However, reports suggest that Wolves will only listen to offers for Neves in the summer, when he will have just 12 months remaining on his contract.

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Newcastle want McTominay

Monday 23 January 2023 16:33 , Matt Verri

Newcastle are keen on signing Scott McTominay, though expect to be made to wait until the summer.

The Magpies have considered the likes of Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but The Athletic report that there is also interested in the Manchester United midfielder.

However, Man United have no interest in sanctioning a move this month, so any deal would have to wait until the end of the season.

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Messi has ‘no interest’ in new PSG deal

Monday 23 January 2023 16:15 , Matt Verri

Lionel Messi has reportedly decided against signing a new PSG contract.

That’s according to journalist Gerard Romero, who claims that winning the World Cup has resulted in a change of heart and the 35-year-old now intends to see out his current deal.

Messi’s contract expires at the end of the season – could a move to the MLS or Saudi Arabia be on the cards?

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Monaco line up Fulham defender

Monday 23 January 2023 16:00 , Marc Mayo

Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo is attracting interest from abroad.

Monaco are one of “several” European clubs tracking the ex-Manchester City player.

The 25-year-old has played 15 times this season and is competing with Issa Diop to start in Fulham’s meeting with Tottenham later today.

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Fresneda to Arsenal update

Monday 23 January 2023 15:35 , Marc Mayo

Ivan Fresneda is waiting on a call from Valladolid before making a decision over his future.

It was earlier claimed that a transfer fee and personal terms were all sorted with both Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, with only the player’s nod to come.

However, TMW report on Fresneda still waiting for confirmation that Valladolid are happy to let him leave and only then he will pick a team and discuss a contract.

Both deals will involve a loan back to the Spanish club for six months.

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Spurs target slammed over transfer tactics

Monday 23 January 2023 15:28 , Marc Mayo

Roma director Tiago Pinto has hit out over Nicolo Zaniolo’s bid to force a move away from the club.

Tottenham are keen on the winger, who dropped out of the weekend trip to Spezia amid £35m rumours.

“All of us in football know there are two different seasons, one where the transfer market is closed and we can all relax a bit more, another when the transfer window is open and someone tries to put individual interests in front of those of the collective,” he told DAZN.

Read the full story!

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Breaking news!

Monday 23 January 2023 15:17 , Marc Mayo

Multiple outlets are reporting Frank Lampard has been sacked as Everton manager.

An official announcement could be imminent…

Read the full story!

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Man United fight West Ham for Brazil starlet

Monday 23 January 2023 15:09 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United are ready to rival West Ham for Vitor Roque.

The 17-year-old is one of Brazil’s latest breakout stars with a fine run of form at Athletico Paranaense.

La Gazzetta dello Sport name PSG as another side interested but United have the advantage in enacting his £52m release clause.

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Chelsea youngster eyed for free transfer

Monday 23 January 2023 14:51 , Marc Mayo

Silko Thomas is the latest Chelsea youngster being eyed by Southampton.

Out of contract in the summer, The Sun say the 18-year-old could follow in the footsteps of Tino Livramento.

Sheffield United are also considering a deal having taken Thomas on trial.

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Asensio tipped for sensational Clasico swap

Monday 23 January 2023 14:29 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona are lining up a shock swoop for Marco Asensio.

The Real Madrid star, previously linked with Arsenal, is out of contract in the summer and new agent Jorge Mendes has opened talks with the Camp Nou club, according to Sport.

Asensio almost signed for Barcelona in 2014 but they failed to negotiate a transfer fee with Mallorca, leading to Real swooping in.



Chelsea confident of Gusto deal

Monday 23 January 2023 14:15 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea will test Lyon’s resolve in talks over Malo Gusto.

The young French right-back is wanted by the Blues as cover for Reece James but his club would prefer not to sell him in January.

The Telegraph report on Chelsea planning to bid anyway given Gusto will be out of contract in 2024, likely reducing his value in the summer transfer window.

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Rice keen on Arteta link-up

Monday 23 January 2023 13:54 , Marc Mayo

Mikel Arteta could be Arsenal’s key to signing Declan Rice.

The West Ham midfielder is set to leave east London in the summer with the Gunners fighting Chelsea and Manchester United for a £100m deal.

According to The Guardian, Rice is keen to work with Gunners boss Arteta following their rise to the top of the table.

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Fresneda to Arsenal latest

Monday 23 January 2023 13:31 , Marc Mayo

La Gazzetta dello Sport’s report on Arsenal pondering a move for Weston McKennie raised the prospect of Juventus launching a bid for Ivan Fresneda.

The Italian club are in deep financial straits and will need the American to leave to fund any move.

Yet, it has previously been reported that the Valladolid full-back will pick his new club today.

Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have both agreed a fee and personal terms for Fresneda to sign in the summer, after seeing out the season in Spain.

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Chelsea back in for Fernandez

Monday 23 January 2023 13:19 , Marc Mayo

Reports in Portugal have claimed Chelsea remain in contact to sign Enzo Fernandez.

But if they cannot pay his £106m release clause this month, it will be no easier in the summer market.

According to AS, Real Madrid are formulating a deal for Fernandez with Benfica previously only insisting they will not enter negotiatons over his sale this month. Well then.

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McKennie next on Arsenal’s radar

Monday 23 January 2023 13:09 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal really are ramping up their January transfer business!

Weston McKennie is next on their agenda, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, with Juventus open to selling the midfielder.

An up-front fee as low as £17.5million, plus bonuses, will be enough to secure a deal.

Borussia Dortmund, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Fulham also eye the American. Although, it is said he wants a top club if he leaves Juve – and where more ‘top’ than the Premier League leaders?



Ziyech attracting interest

Monday 23 January 2023 12:51 , Marc Mayo

Roma, Newcastle and Everton have all made contact with Chelsea over a deal for Hakim Ziyech, Standard Sport understand.

With Graham Potter expressing his concern over such a big squad, the Moroccan winger could be ripe for a sale but he has hit a good spurt of form in recent weeks.

Trevoh Chalobah and Conor Gallagher have also been the subject of loan enquiries but Chelsea will keep the duo.

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full story!

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Kiwior to Arsenal latest

Monday 23 January 2023 12:21 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal will pay £17.5million to land Jakub Kiwior having agreed to pay Spezia £3.5m in add-ons.

He is today expected to sign a contract to 2027 with Standard Sport told that a club option for an extra 12 months is part of the deal.

Mikel Arteta has been seeking a left-sided centre-back for some time and Kiwior fits that bill, with an announcement of his arrival due soon.

Read Simon Collings’ full story!

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Kane happy to stay at Spurs

Monday 23 January 2023 11:57 , Marc Mayo

Harry Kane is open to the idea of extending his contract at Tottenham, Standard Sport understand.

New discussions could begin in February as the striker enters the final 18 months of his existing deal.

Manchester United have been linked with a mega summer bid for Kane, but his priority remains winning trophies with boyhood club Spurs.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full story!

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Arsenal miss out on Camavinga

Monday 23 January 2023 11:29 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal’s bid for Eduardo Camavinga is dead in the water.

Standard Sport revealed last week that the Real Madrid midfielder was on their wish list for an audacious loan swoop.

But, after Carlo Ancelotti shot down Arsenal’s hopes, Fabrizio Romano today reports that Camavinga remains a key player for Real.

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Sporting staunch amid Spurs’ Porro pursuit

Monday 23 January 2023 11:12 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham have offered to give up Marcus Edwards’ 50 per cent sell-on fee in negotiations for Pedro Porro.

An offer of £30m has been rejected by Sporting CP, as reported by Portuguese outlet Record.

A second bid including Edwards’ clause, more money up-front and more add-ons has now reportedly been launched.

But Sporting as adamant that only his £39.5m release clause, paid in one lump sum, will suffice for Porro.

However, should the full-back leave, Heerenveen’s Milan van Ewijk has been identified as his replacement.

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Sarri back to England?

Monday 23 January 2023 11:03 , Marc Mayo

More manager movements now as Maurizio Sarri’s name pops up on the radar of several English clubs.

Il Messaggero name Tottenham, West Ham and Everton as interested in the ex-Chelsea boss.

Sarri is under contract at Lazio to 2025 and reportedly would like to see out his project in the Italian capital.



Milan rival Spurs for Zaniolo

Monday 23 January 2023 10:39 , Marc Mayo

Competition for Tottenham in their bid to sign Nicolo Zaniolo.

AC Milan are also keen on the winger, according to Tuttosport, in a move that the Roma winger has given the green light too.

The finances are the sticking point though, with Roma demanding over £30m – given they owe a 15 per cent sell-on fee to Inter Milan.

Jose Mourinho said of Zaniolo’s situation last night: “Let’s see what happens, my feeling is that he’ll be here in February, but the transfer market is open and his will is to leave.”

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Fresneda to make Arsenal decision today

Monday 23 January 2023 10:20 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal target Ivan Fresneda is deciding between the Gunners and Borussia Dortmund.

The Athletic put the fee at £13.1m and both clubs have agreed personal terms, plus a clause to loan him back to Valladolid for the rest of the season.

A decision could come as soon as today so, watch this space!

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Five clubs missed out on Kiwior

Monday 23 January 2023 09:53 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal will later on confirm their capture of Jakub Kiwior from Spezia but they were not alone in chasing the defender.

Borussia Dortmund were reportedly the biggest competition with an offer of £19.5m – which Arsenal beat with a deal totalling £21m.

Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, Brentford and Leicester also had bids turned down.

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Chelsea back in for Fernandez

Monday 23 January 2023 09:30 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are preparing a fresh bid to sign Enzo Fernandez later this month.

Despite being given a firm ‘no’ by Benfica not long ago, Record today claim that the Blues are still in contact over a deal.

It remains the case, however, that only Fernandez’s full £106m release clause will seal his signature.

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Arteta asks for Fresneda

Monday 23 January 2023 09:05 , Marc Mayo

Mikel Arteta has asked Arsenal to ramp up talks to sign Ivan Fresneda.

According to the Mail, the coach wants a new understudy to Ben White at right-back with Cedric Soares still potentially leaving for Fulham.

Valladolid defender Fresneda, 18, has a release clause worth £8.8million.

Talks are expected to continue this week.

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Tottenham go back to Pochettino

Monday 23 January 2023 08:49 , Marc Mayo

Following reports in the Italian press over the weekend that Antonio Conte will leave Spurs at the end of the season, talk has already begun over a possible replacement.

Thomas Tuchel is the early bookmakers’ favourite after leaving Chelsea a few months ago.

TMW are today reporting that initial talks have begun with Mauricio Pochettino over a sensational return to north London.

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Kiwior to Arsenal latest

Monday 23 January 2023 08:32 , Marc Mayo

Standard Sport understand Jakub Kiwior’s move to Arsenall will be sealed in the next 24 hours.

The last details are the medical and paperwork after the Polish defender flew into London yesterday.

He was even spotted at the Emirates Stadium, watching his new teammates beat Manchester United.

Man United offered Vlahovic chance

Monday 23 January 2023 08:16 , George Flood

Harry Kane’s apparent willingness to commit his long-term future to Tottenham is obviously bad news for Manchester United.

The Red Devils looked poised to make a huge play for the England talisman in the summer as they seek a major splash on the striker front following the temporary capture of Wout Weghorst.

According to, United have now been offered the chance to sign Dusan Vlahovic, having also been linked with the likes of Victor Osimhen and Benjamin Sesko.

Juventus are said to be willing to part ways with the Serbian international either this month or at the end of the season amid their off-season struggles that culminated in a 15-point deduction in Serie A.

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Kane open to new Tottenham contract

Monday 23 January 2023 08:08 , George Flood

Some breaking news to offer a much-needed boost for Tottenham fans now.

Harry Kane is open to signing a new deal with the club, according to fresh reports on Monday morning.

The links between the England captain and Manchester United made back-page headlines again at the weekend, but The Athletic’s David Ornstein now claims that he’s willing to stay with new contract talks planned this month.

There have been no negotiations between Spurs and Kane since the summer of 2021, but he is said to be focused on succeeding in north London and could extend his stay beyond 2024.

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Tottenham eye Gil for Zaniolo swap deal

Monday 23 January 2023 08:04 , George Flood

Tottenham are chasing a deal for Nicolo Zaniolo at Roma.

The Italy international looks destined to move on this month after talks over a new contract broke down and he was booed by his own supporters.

However, Roma are said to want to sell Zaniolo for around £30m rather than agree a loan exit with an option to buy in the summer, which is what Tottenham want to do.

Jose Mourinho confirmed last night that the player had asked to leave the club, though insisted the current proposals on the table were not good enough.

Football Insider report that Spurs are willing to offer one of three players in part-exchange for Zaniolo, with Bryan Gil said to be on the table.

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Chelsea plotting new Caicedo bid

Monday 23 January 2023 08:00 , George Flood

Chelsea do not seem to be giving up the fight over Moises Caicedo.

The big-spending Blues have made the Ecuador midfielder their top transfer priority this month following the arrivals of Noni Madueke, Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix, Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana.

Chelsea already saw an initial bid for Caicedo worth around £55m snubbed by Brighton last week.

However, the Daily Mail claim that they are pondering another offer as they view him as an ideal long-term replacement for N’Golo Kante.

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Rice favouring Arsenal move over Chelsea

Monday 23 January 2023 07:56 , George Flood

There is good news for Arsenal regarding Declan Rice.

It emerged last week that the Gunners were set to make a major push to beat Chelsea and Manchester United to the signing of the West Ham midfielder in the summer.

Stamford Bridge had always been considered the most likely next destination for Rice, who was released by the Blues at 14 and remains best friends with England team-mate Mason Mount.

However, The Guardian report that the player is now leaning towards joining Arsenal due to the prospect of playing for Mikel Arteta.

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Arsenal in Zubimendi talks

Monday 23 January 2023 07:51 , George Flood

Arsenal have identified Martin Zubimendi as their next major transfer target, reports suggest.

After moving for forward Leandro Trossard last week and with defender Jakub Kiwior on the way from Spezia, Mikel Arteta now wants reinforcements in midfield to solidify the Gunners’ incredible Premier League title push.

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are in talks with Real Sociedad over a swoop for the highly-rated Zubimendi, who has a £52.5million release clause in his contract.

However, they face a fight to convince the 23-year-old Spaniard as he apparently looks reluctant to leave Anoeta this month while they sit third in LaLiga.

Barcelona and Manchester United have also been linked with Zubimendi, who resisted the chance to up his release clause to £79m.

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