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03/01/2019

Find all the latest developments with the January window open below: 

DEFOE AGREES ON RANGERS LOAN DEAL 

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Defoe

Bournemouth have agreed on an 18-month loan deal for Jermain Defoe to join Rangers, according to SkySports.


FERNANDES RULES OUT RETURN TO QPR 

The 29-ear-old was linked with a return to Loftus Road but has since dismissed speculation with a Twitter post.

“What are the chances of Adel coming back to QPR Zero. We know what we are building and we saw that at Aston Villa. Amazing hard work and team spirit” wrote QPR’s majority shareholder.


SIETSMA LEAVES MK DONS 

Goalkeeper Wieger Sietsma is the second January departure at MK Dons, following the departure of Aidan Nesbitt on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Dutchman has left by mutual consent after being an unused substitute just five times this season.


EMERY DENIES NAVAS BID

MILAN, ITALY – MAY 28: Keylor Navas of Real Madrid signals during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Unai Emery has denied reports that Arsenal have made a bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Emery has said the reports are ‘not true’, and that the club is happy with their current keepers Petr Cech, Bernd Leno and Emiliano Martinez.


CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN’S FUTURE NOT CEMENTED WITH SPURS 

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he is unsure of the Denmark international’s future.

“What’s going to happen between him and the club is not only in our hands,” Pochettino told a news conference ahead of Friday’s FA Cup tie at Tranmere.

“Of course he is such an important player for Tottenham and of course as a person or as a professional coach or manager, you would like to have this type of player with you. But in the end, it’s a negotiation and different parties have different interests.”


CELTIC’S TRANSFER BID FOR ISSOUF BAYO REJECTED

Celtic have had a bid knocked back for Vakoun Issouf Bayo. They will need to fork out more than £1.75 million if they want to sign the Ivory Coast striker.

Dunajska Streda’s sporting director Jan Van Daele told Sky Sports News: “We confirm we have received a bid from Celtic but refused the bid as it did not match our expectations.

“We are in direct contact with Celtic club officials and we are open to negotiating with Celtic.”


FIORENTINA CONFIRM SIGNING OF LUIS MURIEL 

 

Fiorentina beat AC Milan to Sevilla’s Luis Muriel. The Colombian striker will move to the Serie A club on loan from La Liga side Sevilla.


EMERY INTERESTED IN N’KOULOU 

Unai Emery is interested in Torino centre-back Nicolas N’Koulou, according to Calcio Mercato. His contract will end in 2020 and Emery is hoping to scoop up N’Koulo to finish in the top-four in the Premier League.


BENATIA WANTS TO LEAVE TURIN

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia is hoping to secure a move away from Turin during the January transfer window, according to Calcio Mercato.


HUDSON-ODOI GIVEN SECOND OFFER FROM BAYERN MUNICH 

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Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich continue to pursue Hudson-Odoi as they offer the Chelsea winger a second offer of €33m for the 18-year-old.

The Bundesliga giants’ first offer was €22m and it was rejected by the Blues on New Year’s day. Hudson-Odoi’s current contract at Chelsea expires in 2020 and the club are thought to be keen on tying him down to a long-term extension.


CHELSEA TO WELCOME BACK KYLE SCOTT 

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Kyle Scott

The Blues will be welcoming back Kyle Scott six months ahead of schedule. A mutual agreement was made with the second division Dutch side Telstar, according to the


BRAITHWAITE COMPLETES LOAN SWITCH 

Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite has completed a loan switch to Leganes, according to the Spanish club’s official website.

Boro boss Tony Pulis spoke to the media ahead of Braithwaite’s move after Tuesday’s match against Derby, stating: “He wanted to go in the summer. He has got his move now.”


INTER MILAN TARGET ALTERNATIVE OPTION TO MODRIC 

Inter Milan are currently looking for other options in case they fail to land Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric.

Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali and Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella are subjects of interest from Inter Milan, according to Calcio Mercato.


AMADOU DIAWARA WANTS TO LEAVE 

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Amadou Diawara

Diawara is pushing for a January exit, but Napoli are asking for €40m, according to Radio CRC.

The midfielder has made 10 appearances this season for a total of 483 minutes.


CELTIC CAPTAIN SCOTT BROWN CONSIDERING OFFER FROM WESTERN MELBOURNE 

According to SkySports Scott Brown is considering an offer to join Australian side Western Melbourne. Itt is understood the new A-League side have offered a multi-year contract to the 33-year-old who could join them on a free transfer at the end of the season.


CHELSEA AND MONACO CLOSE TO AGREEING DEAL FOR FABREGAS

Cesc Fabregas is very close to moving to the Ligue 1 side. His Chelsea deal expires at the end of the season and is understood to be close to a reunion with former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry.


NAPOLI MONITOR LOZANO 

Napoli are said to be monitoring PSV winger Hirving Lozano, who would cost around €35m, according to Football Italia.

Lozano has contributed 11 goals and seven assists in 17 Eredivisie appearances this season and Napoli could launch a bid for his services in January.


SOLSKJAER EAGER TO STAY WITH MANCHESTER UNITED 

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he doesn’t want to leave Manchester United. He hopes to remain in charge of the Red Devils after watching his side beat Newcastle United 2-0 on Wednesday evening.

When asked if he will leave United in May, Solskjaer replied: “I don’t want to.”


STURRIDGE TO RECEIVE NEW DEAL 

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Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool are considering giving Daniel Sturridge a new contract, according to the Daily Mail. The striker’s current deal runs out in summer and he’s attracting plenty of attention from overseas, so Liverpool are looking keen to keep the 29-year-old.


WATFORD’S DOUCOURE NOT FOR SALE

Watford will refuse to sell midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure to PSG in the January window, according to the Evening Standard. Doucoure’s contract does not expire until 2023.


LIVERPOOL NO LONGER IN THE RUNNING FOR PULISIC

According to Raphael Honigstein Liverpool pulled out of the race for new signing Christian Pulisic. Speaking during Sky Sports podcast Transfer Talk, Honigstein said;

“Liverpool were definitely in for him a couple of years ago, they pushed quite hard to get him and at that time Dortmund said ‘no chance, you are staying’.

“I think it became quite obvious that if he were to go he would command a really big transfer fee and at that point I think Liverpool looked at it and decided that ‘right now it is not what we need, not for that kind of money’.

“It is my understanding they pulled out of negotiations quite a while ago so it is not a case of him deciding between Liverpool and Chelsea or him deciding between Chelsea and Manchester United who also showed some interest earlier this season.”

 


BARRY CORR LEAVES CAMBRIDGE 

Barry Corr’s six-month contract with Cambridge United has expired but will not be renewed by the Abbey Stadium.


02/01/2019
One day down on the January transfer window already, less than 30 to go now. It was a relatively quiet day to open things up yesterday, but things look different today!

INTER IN FOR YOUNG

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Inter Milan are keen to sign Manchester United utility player Ashley Young on a free transfer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The winger-turned-full-back is out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer, meaning that he is now free to negotiate with clubs outside of England.

United are understood to be negotiating a one-year extension with Young but Inter are willing to offer a two-year deal and, with the club well-placed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, hope to persuade him to make the move to the San Siro.


WOLVES WANT ABRAHAM

Wolves are in talks over the permanent signing of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, Sky Sports News is reporting.

The young striker is currently on loan at Aston Villa but their Midlands rivals, in the top-flight Premier League, are determined to get him and would prefer a permanent switch.

Reports that an £18m bid has been accepted by the Blues are premature, Sky Sports News has been told, but Wolves are one of a string of top flight clubs who want to sign him this month.


DEFOE EYEING AN EXIT

Bournemouth will allow striker Jermain Defoe to leave in January.

Manager Eddie Howe admits it’s been difficult to give Defoe game time, but has been impressed with his professionalism both on and off the pitch.

It is understood there has been interest from a number of clubs in the Premier League and the Championship.


PALACE STILL HOPEFUL ON SOLANKE

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Crystal Palace are still hopeful of signing Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke on loan, Sky Sports News understands.

However, it is believed reports that he has completed a medical are premature. Palace are looking for a striker and two wide players in this window. and also expect to allow two fringe players to leave on loan.


THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT FOR THIS YOUNGSTER

Roma are prepared to pay the €7.5m release clause to take teenage Galatasaray defender Ozan Kabak, it’s reported in Turkey.

The centre-back can also play as a defensive midfielder and is currently negotiating a new deal that would almost treble the release clause.

According to FotoMac, Giallorossi chief Monchi is the favourite to convince him into a move.

However, there is also interest from Manchester United and Olympique Lyonnais.


THE RETURN OF KOVACIC

Inter are reportedly considering a return for Mateo Kovavic, as an alternative to Luka Modric.

The midfielder left the Nerazzurri in 2015 to join Real Madrid, but this season he’s been loaned out to Chelsea.

There is no option to buy included in that deal though, and Tuttosport believes Inter are weighing up the possibility of bringing Kovacic back according to MailOnline Sport.

Sporting director Piero Ausilio has been trying to sign a creative midfielder for some time, and tried to sign Luka Modric in the summer.


JUVE WANT MBAPPE

Kylian Mbappe

Juventus are considering a sensational swoop for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe. After the £88m capture of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, Andrea Agnelli, the Italian champions’ president, is said to be eying a younger player of equal commercial appeal and on-field ability. Mbappe fits the bill.

PSG paid £160m to sign the 20-year-old attacker just last summer but the French club remain under Financial Fair Play scrutiny which could necessitate the sale of top stars according to La Repubblica.


GIABBIADINI TO SERIE A?

Southampton have put striker Manolo Gabbiadini up for sale and AC Milan are among a number of interested Italian clubs, Sky Sports News is reporting.

Serie A sides Fiorentina and Bologna are also interested in taking Gabbiadini back to his home country, according to Sky in Italy, with the player having struggled to make an impact in the Premier League.


GODIN UNCERTAIN ON FUTURE

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Diego Godin’s future at Atletico Madrid is looking increasingly uncertain. The player and the club remain some way apart in negotiations over a new contract for the 32-year-old centre-back – widely regarded as one of the best in the world in his position – with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

However, it remains unlikely that Godin will leave Atletico during the January window according to Marca.


REINFORCEMENTS FOR NEWCASTLE

Diego-Laxalt

Newcastle are preparing a move for AC Milan’s Diego Laxalt. The Uruguayan left-back, who impressed at the 2018 World Cup, only joined the Rossoneri from Genoa in August, but Milan need to raise funds for January additions and could be open to selling the 25-year-old according to Calciomercato.


RAMSEY TO JUVE?

Juventus have confirmed their interest in signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

Juve were one of five foreign clubs that BBC Sport reported were in talks with Ramsey, who will leave Arsenal once his contract expires at the end of the season.

“We hope it’ll be a season that’s at least as good as those in the last 6-7 years,” sporting director Fabio Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.

“Ramsey? He’s a great player, we really like him and he plays for a great team. His contract is expiring and we’re always alerted to situations that the market offers, so we’ve also been alerted to Ramsey.

“I repeat, for now he’s an Arsenal player and we’re not the only team who want Welshman.”


PIATEK TO REMAIN PUT

Genoa president Enrico Preziosi insists “no-one will move until June”, and that includes Krzysztof Piątek.

The Polish striker is behind only Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A scoring charts, and has been attracting interest from Napoli, among others.

“No-one will move until June,” Preziosi told Il Secolo XIX.

“We need Christian Kouame, Piątek and Gaston Ramirez. So far there’s been a lot of talk, but no offers have arrived.”


SUNDERLAND SIGN POWER

Sunderland have converted forward Max Power’s loan move from Wigan into a permanent one, after impressing for the club in League One this season.

Power has scored twice since joining the Black Cats on loan in the summer.


SPURS EYE HULL’S BOWEN

Tottenham may need to part with at least £20m if they hope to land Hull City’s young winger Jarrod Bowen this month, Sky Sports News understands.

The Tigers are aware that Spurs scouts have been watching Bowen closely in recent matches along with a number of other Premier League clubs – but they are not under any pressure to sell their stand-out star.

Sky Sports News understands Burnley are another club on the hunt for wingers in the January window, and have also sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old at the KCOM Stadium.


PULISIC TO JOIN CHELSEA

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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed American winger Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea during the transfer window for a fee of €64m (£57.5m) – but the 20-year-old will be loaned back to Dortmund until the end of the season.

“It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract, ” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.

“Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.

“Christian Pulisic is a character perfect player. I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his high quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his team-mates Borussia Dortmund. ”


FABREGAS TO MONACO?

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Fabregas could reunite with former teammate Henry at Monaco. (Getty)

The Daily Mail reports Cesc Fabregas could re-unite with Thierry Henry for a third time in his career with the Monaco boss keen to bring him to Ligue 1.

Fabregas is out of contact at Chelsea in the summer, and the newspaper – and several other news outlets – report Henry is confident of landing the Spaniard in January.


SARRI CALMS HUDSON-ODOI EXIT TALK

Hudson-Odoi

Maurizio Sarri has said Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi can become a “great player”, days after the club rejected a £20m bid from Bayern Munich.

In what could be an effort to calm talk over his exit, Sarri said: “He has to improve, I think, in movement without the ball. As a winger, he has to improve in the defensive phase, but he has the potential to become a very important player, not only for English football I think but for European football.

“We are lucky because we have [Ethan] Ampadu, we have [Andreas] Christensen, we have Odoi. We are really very lucky, or the academy is very good.”

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