Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are in the mix to close their busy January transfer windows with some big deals before deadline day. The Gunners have already snapped up Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior but are now moving in on Federico Chiesa and Ivan Fresneda to bolster their flanks with Declan Rice, Amadou Onana and Moises Caicedo targeting midfield.
The Brighton midfielder has already been the subject of a £55m bid from Chelsea, who have again failed in a new push to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of an £87m offer from Stamford Bridge. The Blues are also ready to launch another bid for Anthony Gordon.
Over at Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma has now come on loan after hijacking Everton’s agreed deal. “Advanced” talks are taking place today over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro amid interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid, while links to Nicolo Zaniolo continue to bubble up. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!
Tottenham are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Porro
Tottenham’s talks with Pedro Porro have progressed “significantly”.
A deal to bring the full-back to north London for £39m is very much on the cards, although a full deal has not been reached.
Journalist Bruno Andrade reports that Spurs have been rushed to sign Porro due to their fear of Real Madrid signing him this summer.
Chelsea and Liverpool will duel for the Wolves star
Matheus Nunes will be on Chelsea and Liverpool’s summer roster.
That’s according to the Telegraph, who claim a fee of just £44m is required to sign the Wolves midfielder after he cost £38m this summer.
It doesn’t seem to be much profit…
Latest on Arsenal’s Fresneda chase
Ivan Fresneda missed training today for Valladolid due to an injury problem.
Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund continue to battle for the 18-year-old right-back, and negotiations continue over his future.
However, his club have claimed that NO transfer offer has landed on their desk.
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Chelsea competition for Fernandez
Barcelona to compete with Chelsea for Enzo Fernandez.
Mundo Deportivo are reporting on Xavi wanting a new midfielder for Sergio Busquets’ impending departure this summer.
But Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi, also wanted by Arsenal, is Barcelona’s top target.
Spence will leave the Spurs if Porro signs
Tottenham will loan out Djed Spence if they can agree a deal with Pedro Porro.
The north London club are currently in talks to try and sign Porro in a deal worth around £32million.
Should they be successful, the Mail claim young defender Spence will be loaned out to gain first-team experience in the Premier League.
Brentford, Leicester, Southampton and Lyon (who are negotiating with Chelsea for Malo Gusto) are all reportedly keen.
Lyon sees Lamptey in Chelsea boost
A former Chelsea player could help the Blues get their deal for Malo Gusto over the line.
The Lyon defender is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge with personal terms already agreed as the clubs shell out a transfer fee.
Chelsea want to sign Gusto now, but Lyon prefer a £35m summer sale.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the French club are taking a look at Brighton’s Cobham academy graduate Tariq Lamptey as a potential replacement.
Why Arsenal target Onana skipped Everton training
There was great excitement among Arsenal fans yesterday when Amadou Onana missed Everton training.
Standard Sport understands the Gunners are keen on the Belgian as an alternative midfield target to Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
But far from pushing for a move away from relegation-threatened Everton this month, he actually attended a wedding in a pre-arranged absence.
Arsenal want Chiesa
Federico Chiesa has emerged as Arsenal’s top target to take their attack to the next level.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato say the Juventus winger is high on the Gunners’ agenda, although they have already signed Leandro Trossard this month.
Real Madrid are also monitoring Chiesa and Liverpool have previously been linked.
Enzo Fernandez: Benfica confident of keeping Chelsea target
Chelsea are keen to sign Enzo Fernandez this month, despite running into problems with Benfica.
Indeed, the Lisbon giants have often stressed that the Argentine star is simply not going anywhere unless his £106million release clause is paid in full.
To no one’s surprise, that message hasn’t changed.
A first look at Arnaut Danjuma at Tottenham
Look away, Everton fans!