Transfer the news LIVE! Huge update from Caicedo to Arsenal; Chelsea ‘confident’ over Fernandez; Agreement reached with Tottenham
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are still in the hunt for huge signings with just two days to go before the January transfer deadline. Arsenal are not giving up on Moises Caicedo after having a second offer for the Ecuadorian midfielder worth around £70m turned down by Brighton. A third bid is believed to be imminent.
Chelsea have reopened talks over Enzo Fernandez as they also look to make a splash in midfield. The Blues are growing confident they can still sign the Argentine World Cup winner before the market closes at 23:00 GMT on Tuesday night by offering more than his £105million release clause. Chelsea are also interested in Everton’s Amadou Onana and Caicedo team-mate Alexis Mac Allister.
Tottenham’s move for Pedro Porro is in major doubt but they remain in talks to salvage a deal. Meanwhile, they have reportedly submitted a bid for Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie and Jude Bellingham’s younger brother Jobe. Spurs have also agreed a fee for young Chelsea striker Jude Soonsup-Bell. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours, gossip and deals live below!
Arsenal could turn to Tielemans
Arsenal are ready to make a late move for Youri Tielemans if their pursuit of Moises Caicedo fails.
The Leicester midfielder has long been linked with the Gunners and he is set to leave the Foxes when his contract expires at the end of the season.
90min claim Arsenal could turn to Tielemans if they fail to land Caicedo, but Leicester, who sit one point clear of the relegation zone, would only consider letting the midfielder go for much, a lot of money.
Gil joins Sevilla
Tottenham winger Bryan Gil is set to return to former club Sevilla on a straight loan deal for the rest of the season. writes Dan Kilpatrick.
Gil joined Spurs from Sevilla in the summer of 2021 but struggled to convince manager Antonio Conte, and spent the second half of last season on loan in La Liga at Valencia.
The 21-year-old impressed in the 4-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace earlier this month when he was involved in three of Spurs’ four goals but wants to play regularly and the finish of Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal last week. will further limit his minutes.
Maguire inter-eye movement
Inter Milan are interested in a late move for Harry Maguire.
The Daily Mail report that the Serie A side want to bring Maguire to Italy on loan, with the defender’s reputation still strong in Europe after his impressive performances at major tournaments.
However, it is believed that Maguire wants to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place, at least until the summer.
Chelsea gain confidence over Fernandez deal
Chelsea are getting ‘really optimistic’ about securing a deal for Enzo Fernandez.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who reports that a €120m offer has been made verbally to Benfica.
Chelsea are doing their utmost to make this move happen and have been encouraged by part of the engagement with Benfica, but are still awaiting a final decision.
Cancelo will make Bayern move
Joao Cancelo is set to make a shock move to Bayern Munich.
Athletic report that Cancelo will join the Bundesliga on loan for the rest of the season, with the deal likely to include an option to buy this summer in the region of £60m.
The full-back has struggled for minutes at Manchester City since the World Cup but it’s still a very surprising decision!
Marquinhos set for Norwich loan
Arsenal winger Marquinhos has agreed to join Norwich on loan until the end of the season, writes Simon Collings.
The Brazilian will travel to the Championship club on Monday morning in order to undergo a medical and finalize the deal.
The 19-year-old joins Norwich on a direct loan until the summer, with no option to buy clause included.
Marquinhos joined Arsenal last summer from Sao Paulo for around £3million after beating competition from Wolves.
Chelsea make huge offer to Fernandez
Chelsea have reportedly made a €120m bid for Enzo Fernandez.
That’s according to reports in Argentina that Chelsea will pay part of the money up front and the rest in five installments. There are no bonuses or add-ons included in the offer.
To Benfica to see if they accept…
Fresneda stays in Spain
Ivan Fresneda has indicated his intention to stay at Real Valladolid despite interest from Arsenal.
The Gunners, along with Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle, have all been linked with a move for the 18-year-old during this month’s transfer window.
standard sports understands Premier League leaders Arsenal have spoken to Fresneda’s representatives as they bid to replace Cedric Soares.
Signing autographs after leaving training with the Spanish club, Fresneda appears to have told Valladolid fans he won’t be leaving, while Fabrizio Romano reports the teenager is unlikely to move.
Arsenal to make third offer for Caicedo
Arsenal are ready to make a third offer for Moises Caicedo.
Journalist Pete O’Rourke claims the Gunners will offer £70m plus an additional £5m as they look to finally land the midfielder.
While Brighton maintain they won’t sell, it’s claimed they could be tempted by £80million.
Ronaldo to bring Europe back?
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Europe at the end of his contract with Al-Nassr.
That’s according to his manager Rudi Garcia, who is confident Ronaldo will still have plenty to offer when his contract expires in the summer of 2025.
“He’s one of the best players in the world,” Garcia said.
“He will not finish his career at Al Nassr, he will return to Europe.”