Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are stepping up their attempts to land some huge deals as the January transfer deadline approaches ever closer. We are ticking down towards the end of the window with Arsenal still scrambling for a Mykhailo Mudryk alternative after losing that particular battle following a sensational 11th-hour hijack by their rivals last weekend.
Arsenal are said to have held talks with Bayer Leverkusen over Moussa Diaby, while they have also made contact over Real Valladolid defender Ivan Fresneda. The Gunners also have an eye on Paris Saint-Germain’s teenage sensation Warren Zaire-Emery. Chelsea have not given up on Moises Caicedo at Brighton and will also rival Tottenham and Manchester United for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, having reportedly made an offer for Denzel Dumfries of Inter Milan.
Tottenham have failed with a bid for Pedro Porro and are lining up an audacious move for Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, while West Ham are closing in on Danny Ings after being snubbed for Harry Maguire. Kylian Mbappe is also said to have rejected Liverpool. Follow all the latest January transfer news, gossip and rumours below!
Arsenal eye swoop for PSG prodigy Zaire-Emery
Ivan Fresneda is not the only highly-rated youngster to have caught Arsenal’s attention in this window.
The Gunners also appear to have an eye firmly fixed on Warren Zaire-Emery at Paris Saint-Germain.
According to RMC journalist Fabrice Hawkins, Arsenal are one of several clubs keen on a mid-season move for the 16-year-old midfield prodigy.
Tottenham plot player-plus-cash Vlahovic bid
It seems that Tottenham may be about to enter the race for Dusan Vlahovic.
Arsenal have been linked with a return swoop for their long-term target, with Manchester United and Chelsea also mentioned in connection with the Juventus striker.
However, Spurs could aim to partner Harry Kane with Vlahovic, who only joined the Serie A giants from Fiorentina last January.
According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, Tottenham are plotting a £44m bid for the Serbian international that includes academy graduate defender Japhet Tanganga heading to Turin in part-exchange.
Arsenal hold talks over Diaby
Arsenal appear keen on landing Moussa Diaby as an alternative to Mykhailo Mudryk.
The Gunners have been left to readjust their January plans on the fly after being pipped by Chelsea to their top target in stunning 11th-hour fashion last weekend.
Among multiple reported attackers on the radar is Diaby, the French international who has forged quite a reputation in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen.
Sport 1 in Germany claim that talks have been held between the two clubs, but with Leverkusen reluctant to part with their prized asset mid-season.
It is likely they will accept a deal in the summer worth €75m plus considerable bonuses.
Chelsea and Man United to fight Tottenham for Raya
Chelsea and Manchester United have joined Tottenham in the battle to sign David Raya.
The Spanish goalkeeper continues to go from strength to strength at Brentford, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently claiming that he should have a no10 on his back in reference to his abilities with the ball at his feet.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea and United are also convinced of Raya’s talent and will fight Spurs for his signature.
However, a summer deal seems far more likely at this stage.
Chelsea not giving up on Caicedo deal
Chelsea are still hoping to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo this month.
The Blues are still on the lookout for reinforcements in the middle of the park having failed in their quest to land Argentina World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are one of three clubs yet to give up hope of landing Caicedo before the January transfer deadline.
Liverpool are known to be a rival suitor for the impressive Ecuador international, who is under contract at the Amex Stadium for another two-and-a-half years with Brighton reluctant to sell.
ICYMI: Tottenham make bid for Pedro Porro
Good news, Tottenham fans!
According to Fabrizio Romano, the club have launched a bid to sign Pedro Porro from Sporting.
Still, the Lisbon giants are thought to have snubbed it…
ICYMI: Arsenal face battle to sign Ivan Fresneda
Arsenal face competition in the battle to sign Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda.
The Gunners are interested in the 18-year-old, with Cedric Soares in talks to join Fulham this month.
Sky Sports report that Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle are also keen on Fresneda, who would be willing to leave Vallodolid for the right project.
ICYMI: Chelsea lead race to sign Moises Caicedo
Chelsea are in pole position to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo should he leave the club in January
Sky Sports report that the Seagulls do not want to sell Caicedo this month, but the Blues remain hopeful of striking a deal. It would likely require a fee in the region of £75m.
It’s claimed Liverpool and another unnamed Premier League side are also still in the hunt
ICYMI: Liverpool failed in bid to sign Kylian Mbappe
Liverpool are believed to have made attempts in the summer to sign Kylian Mbappe.
The Frenchman looked likely to join Real Madrid as his contract at PSG ticked down, before he ultimately signed a new deal to keep him in Paris.
The Athletic report that Liverpool tried to bring Mbappe to Anfield as a replacement for Sadio Mane, but were told by PSG they would need to pay £352m for the forward. No surprise that move didn’t happen…
ICYMI: Harry Kane told to join Man United
Louis Saha has encouraged Harry Kane to leave Tottenham and join Manchester United this summer.
Kane’s future looks increasingly uncertain, with 18 months remaining on his contract and no sign of a new deal being agreed.
“We all know that football careers go by super-fast, and you have to take your chance when you get it,” Saha told Paddy Power.
“Based on history, United would be a great fit for Harry Kane. He would be guaranteed 30 goals a season and he would have a better chance of winning a trophy.
“I can only see positives about going there because they’re such a forward-thinking team. It would really suit his game.”