In a pivotal week, Premier League clubs are looking to push through deals as the transfer window shuts.
Tottenham look keen to make moves with Antonio Conte not hiding his dissatisfaction as the club’s inability to strengthen yet, with Dele Alli and Giovani lo Celso both likely to be pushed out the door after being left out of the squad for the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. While Arsenal are also in the market for a striker, with Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic top of their list, though Juventus may move should it emerge that the Viola cannot hold on to the Serbian forward until the summer.
Meanwhile, Newcastle continue to be busy, having already signed Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood, with Eddie Howe desperate for reinforcements to boost their hopes of avoiding relegation. Netherlands left-back Mitchel Bakker from Bayer Leverkusen has been linked, while Jesse Lingard, or even alli, could emerge as Howe targets an attacking midfielder.
Jesse Lingard is another name to monitor, with the Manchester United star eager to leave on a loan deal to gain first team football, with Ralf Rangnick unable to hand him the role he craves after a successful loan to West Ham last season.
Liverpool remain active with young talent top of their list of priorities, having been linked to Real Madrid’s French starlet Eduardo Camavinga and Fulham winger Fabio Carvalho. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and done deals below.
Rangnick gives update on Man United exits
Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that talks are ongoing with clubs over deals for some of the fringe players in his squad.
Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek are among those to be linked with exits after a lack of game time so far this season.
“I know which players would want to leave,” Rangnick said after his side’s late 1-0 win over West Ham. “I know that there are some negotiations with clubs but I am not involved in that but I will probably be posted and made aware if something is happening. We will all have to wait and see what happens.”
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 11:00
Aston Villa eye move for Juventus midfielder
Aston Villa have emerged as contenders for Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur. The Uruguay international has made 12 Serie A appearances so far this season while Juventus are also set to approve the departure of Arthur Melo, who has been linked with Arsenal. Sky Sports report that Juventus value Bentancur at £16m as Steven Gerrard looks to add to his midfield options.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:45
Mikel Arteta gives update on transfer plans
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal are planning on adding to their squad before the end of the window but admitted it is a “complicated” and “difficult” process.
Speaking after the 0-0 home draw with Burnley, Arteta said on the prospect on new signings: “It’s what we planned, but the market is difficult, it’s complicated.
“We knew that, but it’s a lot to manage and we have to make the right decisions with players that we believe are going to really help us and try to bring in ones that can take us to the next level.
“We are certainly trying, but I don’t know if we’re going to be able to do it. Let’s see, it’s not only our intention, but a lot of facts that are needed to happen.”
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:30
Sanches ‘ready’ to leave Lille as he expresses Arsenal interest
Renato Sanches has said he is “ready” to move away from Lille and has named Arsenal and AC Milan as the clubs that he would be interested in signing for.
The 24-year-old rejected a new contract offer with the French side after helping them to win Ligue 1 last season and has signalled that his time at the club is up.
“Maybe Milan and Arsenal are interested but I don’t know. I spoke with my agent, I know which clubs are calling me but I can’t say right now.
“But I know I’m ready. If an offer comes in, I’ll find out what’s best for me.”
Jack Rathborn24 January 2022 10:20
Arsenal agree terms with Juventus star Athur
Arsenal have agreed terms with Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo, report 90min.
The midfielder is eager to leave Turin this January, but the Old Lady do not want to agree to a loan deal.
The Gunners would pay the Brazilian’s wages in full until the summer, thought to be around €168k per week, while the future of Aston Villa target Rodrigo Bentancur could also impact Arthur’s future, with only one likely to leave this month.
Jack Rathborn24 January 2022 10:15
Liverpool eye deal for Fulham’s Carvalho
Liverpool are monitoring Fulham star Fabio Carvalho as Premier League clubs battle to sign the 19-year-old, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Carvalho has scored eight goals for the Championship leaders so far this campaign and is out of contract at the end of the season.
The Mail report that West Ham and Leeds United are also interested in signing the forward next summer.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:00
Arsenal ‘agree terms’ with Juventus on Arthur deal
Arsenal are pushing to improve their central midfield options before the end of the transfer window and have reportedly agreed terms with Juventus over a loan deal for Arthur Melo.
That’s according to 90min, who report that Arsenal are just waiting for confirmation from Juventus – who are happy for Arthur to leave but would prefer a long-term deal.
The Brazilian midfielder, who joined the club from Barcelona, is out of favour in Turin.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 09:45
Newcastle to turn to Dele Alli over Jesse Lingard?
Meanwhile, Newcastle may look to approach Tottenham over signing Dele Alli if they are unsuccessful in their pursuit of Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.
That’s according to the Mirror, who report that Newcastle would be open to signing Dele on a permanent or loan deal.
The former England international was left out of the squad to face Chelsea on Sunday while United have been so far reluctant to listen to offers for Lingard, who is out of contract next summer.
That is despite Newcastle’s approaches, who saw a bid to take Lingard on loan rejected by United last week.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 09:30
Thomas Frank extends Brentford contract
Brentford have kicked the week off with some big news as they confirm that manager Thomas Frank and assistant Brian Rieme have extended their contracts at the Premier League club until 2025.
Frank guided Brentford to the Premier League after securing promotion through the Championship play-offs and have impressed upon their return to the top flight.
Although they have lost their last four games in a row, the Bees are 14th in the table with 23 points from their opening 23 games and are on track to secure their Premier League status for another season.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 09:15
Newcastle United given fresh hope of signing Zapata
Newcastle United have been given fresh hope of signing Duvan Zapata with Atalanta open to a loan with an option to buy.
The Mirror claim the Italians would be open to an £8m fee to take the Colombian forward on loan.
The Serie A club value Zapata at around £34m, but an initial loan, even at a premium, could suit Newcastle given their desperate situation and the need for goals to fight off relegation from the Premier League.
Jack Rathborn24 January 2022 09:01