January Transfer window is open with teams busy in the market trying to build the team that will help them achieve their goals in the business end of the season below are few of the gossips flying around which we’ve gathered for you
Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa is a target for Arsenal, according to The Sun. Mikel Arteta is currently without Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac and hopes a cut-price deal can be done with the French champions. Kurzawa’s price is down around the €8m mark and the Gunners are confident of making a move. Mikel Arteta is also keen to bolster central defence and the Sun claims that Getafe centre-back Dakonam Djene is on the radar.
Brescia have slapped a €50 million (£43m/$56m) on 19-year-old midfielder Sandro Tonali amid interest from a host of Europe’s elite clubs, Corriere dello Sport claims. The report suggests Juventus are at the head of the queue in terms of Italian teams, with Inter lagging behind, while Liverpool and both Manchester clubs are also credited with an interest in the starlet.
Manchester United’s €65m move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes seems a formality, but is he the right player for the club? According to Tuttomercatoweb, Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo threw a spanner into the works of the club’s potential deal for Bruno Fernandes after telling them that he did not want to join Sporting Lisbon in return. The report suggests that the Argentine will still be leaving Old Trafford in January, but not as a factor in this transfer.
Ashley Young’s hopes of leaving Manchester United for Inter Milan this month has suffered a setback after Roma left-back Leonardo Spinazzola had a medical with the Italian club on Wednesday. However, reports in Italy claim that Spinazzola’s injury history may delay or even scupper the move. Despite increased compeition for a starting spot, Young is still said to want to complete a move to San Siro.
Jose Mourinho would like to add Joao Cancelo to his squad at Tottenham, according to El Desmarque. The Portugal international full-back only linked up with Manchester City in the summer of 2019, but is frustrated by a lack of game time with the Premier League champions.
Willian, who is due to become a free agent in the summer, could leave Chelsea in the winter window, according to the Transfer Window podcast. The uncertainity surrounding the Brazilian’s future means that the Blues are about to make another creative forward their top priority, rather than a striker.
Barcelona haven’t had the best of times trying to sign young players in recent years But, according to Mundo Deportivo, they are keen to land Cerezo Osaka’s Jun Nishikawa when he turns 18. Nishikawa plays for Japan’s U20 side and Barca came across the youngster when scouting Hiroki Abe, who signed for them in the summer from Kashima Antlers
Germany striker Timo Werner has dismissed the possibility of leaving Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig anytime soon, but he has said he would be keen on England as a destination when he does eventually move. The 23-year-old told Bild.
“The Premier League is the most interesting league, if we’re being honest, There are several Bayern Munichs and Real Madrids there. I also really like playing in rainy weather, so England generally wouldn’t be too bad!”
Werner has scored 18 goals and notched six assists in 17 Bundesliga games this season, also netting three times in six Champions League appearances.
Donny van de Beek is set to reject a new contract with the Dutch giants in favour of a move away from the club this summer, The Telegraph reports. While Dutch outlet De Telegraaf reported yesterday that Van de Beek has rejected interest from Manchester United to agree a €55m summer move to Real Madrid, it still appears as if Ajax are holding out hope they can change his mind in the form of a big contract offer. Tottenham Hotspur have also shown interest, but the jury is still out on where he’ll end up.
Wolves are close to finalising a deal for Ecuadorian youngster Leonardo Campana, according to Spanish outlet EFE. The deal will be done next week, with the 19-year-old then making the move from Ecuadorian club Barcelona SC to the Premier League side. Campana has been referred to as the “Joao Felix of South America” by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes.
Inter Milan hope to land Olivier Giroud by this weekend after offering Chelsea £3.8m plus bonuses for the France striker. The 33-year-old is tipped to sign a two-and-a-half year contract with the second-placed Serie a side, managed by his ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte.
David Moyes thinks he can use Euro 2020 to lure Ross Barkley to West Ham on loan, according to reports. The Hammers chief brought Barkley, 26, through the youth ranks at Everton and is keen on a reunion.
DEAL DONE: Schalke have signed Jean-Clair Todibo from Barcelona on loan for the remainder of the season for €1.5m. Option to buy for €25m. (Source: @S04)