The January transfer window is almost open as Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all vie with their Premier League rivals for big early deals down the line with plenty of goals drawn from the World Cup.
Chelsea have already agreed a deal for Molde striker David Fofana and have now landed the long-awaited summer signing of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig for £63million. The Blues are also eyeing Josko Gvardiol and Youssoufa Moukoko after being offered Joao Felix and Matheus Cunha.
Arsenal are in talks to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk, with Sergej-Milinkovic Savic also reportedly on the Gunners’ transfer radar as New Year approaches. Tottenham are in competition with Liverpool for Moroccan World Cup hero Sofyan Amrabat, with Mohammed Kudus and Ruslan Malinovskyi among other targets. Lionel Messi’s role in the World Cup final has also drawn attention to his next club. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip live below!
Chelsea eye Hincapie
Piero Hincapie is an option for Chelsea, should they fail to land Josko Gvardiol.
The Ecuadorian defender stood out at the World Cup and, at 20, is highly rated by his club, Bayer Leverkusen.
Frenchman Thuram to win
Marcus Thuram will be available for just £10m in January.
The World Cup finalist is out of contract at Borussia Mönchengladbach and has many suitors, according to Bild.
Manchester United and Inter Milan are among them.
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Lionel Messi next club later
Where will Lionel Messi play next season?
Messi’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires in June.
Last month, The Times reported on advanced talks between the Argentine World Cup star and Inter Miami over a move to the United States.
This would make him the highest paid player in MLS history.
Huge boost from Man United in Gakpo pursuit
PSV Eindhoven coach Ruud van Nistelrooy has admitted Cody Gakpo could leave in January.
Manchester United held talks to sign the Dutch striker this summer amid rival interests from Arsenal and Leeds.
Van Nistelrooy said: “If I have the choice, I prefer [Gakpo to leave in] summer, but it can also be now. You just know there comes a time when you can’t say no.
Chelsea eyes Brighton talents
Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from Chelsea.
Sky Sports name Liverpool as equally keen on the Ecuadorian, who impressed at the World Cup.
The Seagulls may charge a hefty fee for Caicedo, though, given he’s under contract until 2025.
Arsenal back for Danilo
Palmeiras midfielder Danilo dos Santos has once again been linked with Arsenal.
Fichajes believes the long-linked Brazilian is back on the Gunners’ agenda in January.
Chelsea launch Gvardiol bid
Chelsea are preparing to test the waters with a £45million bid for Josko Gvardiol.
RB Leipzig will demand a hefty fee for the Croatian defender after playing at the World Cup.
But with rival interest from Real Madrid, the Mirror says Chelsea are keen to round the negotiating table as soon as possible.
Busquets joins Messi in MLS?
Sergio Busquets could reunite with Lionel Messi next season.
The Argentine star is expected to move to MLS and, in particular, Inter Miami when his contract with PSG expires.
Mundo Deportivo claim Busquets will leave Barcelona this summer with a change to the United States on the cards, and once again Miami are leading the way.
Udogie ready to get to work at Spurs
Tottenham youngster Destiny Udogie is eager to arrive at the club this summer.
The Udinese left-back put pen to paper on a Spurs switch before returning on loan to the Italian side.
“I really like the Premier League,” he told SportWeek. “It’s a very competitive league like Serie A, but the level is higher.”
Source : BBN NEWS