Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are in the game to cap their busy January transfer windows with big deals ahead of the deadline. The Gunners have already snapped up Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior but are now switching to Federico Chiesa and Ivan Fresneda to bolster their flanks with targets in Declan Rice, Amadou Onana and Moises Caicedo in midfield.
The Brighton midfielder has already been the subject of a £55m bid from Chelsea, who again failed in a fresh push to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of a £87million bid from Stamford Bridge. The Blues are also ready to launch another bid for Anthony Gordon.
At Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma has now joined on loan after hijacking the agreed deal from Everton and a fresh round of talks over the potential signing of prime target Pedro Porro is set for this week amid interest from Chelsea, while ties with Nicolo Zaniolo continue to bubble. . Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!
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Spence will leave Spurs if Porro signs
Tottenham will loan out Djed Spence if he manages to reach a deal for Pedro Porro.
The North London club are today in talks to try and sign Porro in a deal worth around £32million.
If successful, the Mail claims 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 over Malo Gusto) are all said to be keen.
Lyon eyes Lamptey at Chelsea
A former Chelsea player could help the Blues complete their deal for Malo Gusto.
The Lyon defender is keen to move to Stamford Bridge on personal terms already agreed as clubs settle a transfer fee.
Chelsea want to sign Gusto now but Lyon would prefer a summer sale for £35million.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the French club are considering Brighton’s Cobham academy graduate Tariq Lamptey as a potential replacement.
Why Arsenal target Onana skipped Everton training
There was a lot of excitement amongst Arsenal fans yesterday when Amadou Onana missed Everton training.
standard sports understands the Gunners are keen on the Belgian as an alternative midfield target to Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
However, far from pushing to walk away from relegation-threatened Everton this month, he was in fact attending a wedding on a pre-agreed absence.
Arsenal want Chiesa
Federico Chiesa has become Arsenal’s main target to take their attack to the next level.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato say the Juventus winger is one of the Gunners’ priorities, even though they have already signed Leandro Trossard this month.
Real Madrid are also monitoring Chiesa and Liverpool have previously been linked.
Enzo Fernandez: Benfica confident to keep Chelsea goal
Chelsea are keen to sign Enzo Fernandez this month but have encountered problems with Benfica.
Indeed, the Lisbon giants have often stressed that the Argentine star simply isn’t going anywhere unless his £106million release clause is paid in full.
To no one’s surprise, this message has not changed.
A first look at Arnaut Danjuma at Tottenham
Look away, Everton fans!
Arsenal are working on signing the midfielder before the January window closes, confirms Mikel Arteta
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is keen to add a midfielder to his squad before the January transfer window closes next week.
There are “concerns” surrounding the fitness of midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who has been out since the middle of this month with a knee injury.
Arteta has not confirmed when Elneny could return to play as he is still being assessed, but he is absent from Friday’s FA Cup fourth round at Manchester City.
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Tottenham confirm loan signing of Arnaut Danjuma in first transfer of January window
Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Arnaut Danjuma on loan until the end of the season.
Danjuma had agreed to join crisis club Everton but Spurs hijacked that deal for the Villarreal striker, who will bolster Antonio Conte’s attacking options. The deal includes an option for Spurs to buy the 25-year-old this summer.
The Dutch international, who was not selected for the World Cup in Qatar, underwent a medical yesterday and will replace Lucas Moura in Conte’s squad.
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Brentford and Leicester keen on Djed Spence
Djed Spence has barely watched Tottenham much this season and could now be on the move.
Spurs are pushing to sign Pedro Porro during the remainder of this month’s transfer window, forcing Spence lower in the pecking order.
As a result, the former Nottingham Forest defender could be cleared to leave with Brentford and Leicester reportedly keen.
Danjuma completes medical visit to Tottenham
Fabrizio Romano gave him the treatment let’s go!
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