chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are among the busiest clubs at the moment as we enter the second week of the January transfer window. All three are looking forward to strengthening their squads this month in search of respective glory, with the Blues leading the way. Having signed Joao Felix, Graham Potter is now looking to bring Leandro Trossard to Stamford Bridge as well, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could quickly return to Spain.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are said to be FINALLY closing in on signing. Mykhailo Mudryk after having seen two offers rejected by the winger. With Chelsea, who were also fired up, ready to welcome Felix, the Gunners could now have a free run.
At Spurs, Pedro Porro is a target, although Chelsea are also interested in the Sporting side. Harry Kane remains linked with both Real Madrid and Manchester United, who have agreed a deal for Wout Weghorst, and are said to be interested. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors below!
Chelsea warn Madueke
Chelsea could be forced to spend big if they want to bring in Noni Madueke.
The Blues are interested in the PSV man, but Fabrizio Romano thinks Liverpool’s recent purchase of Cody Gakpo could prove problematic for Chelsea.
PSV have no financial need to sell the 20-year-old after Gakpo’s departure and do not want to lose another key player, especially this month.
Emery wants the Guendouzi meeting
Unai Emery is pushing to bring Matteo Guendouzi to Aston Villa.
That’s according to Foot Mercato, which claims the Villa boss has already held talks with Guendouzi as he looks to lure the Frenchman back to England.
The midfielder was an Emery regular at Arsenal, before his troubles began when Mikel Arteta took over.
Weghorst trains away from the main group
Wout Weghorst did not take part in Besiktas’ training this morning.
Turkish outlet A Sport reports that Weghorst told the club that he was in some pain and therefore worked out inside the gym, away from the main group.
The 30-year-old has made it clear in recent days that he wants a loan move to Manchester United.
West Ham forced to leave En-Nesyri behind
West Ham are ready to move on to other advanced targets after Youssef En-Nesyri announced his intention to stay at Sevilla. writes Malik Ouzia.
En-Nesyri has been a long-term target for the Hammers, who fell through with a move for him in the summer of 2021.
The Premier League outfit reignited that interest this month and was exploring signing the Moroccan on an initial loan deal.
It is understood, however, that West Ham were never optimistic that Sevilla would accept En-Nesyri’s departure mid-season, given that they languish in 17th place in La Liga.
“I want to focus only on Sevilla,” said En-Nesyri. “It is not a question of money. I want to help the team in the worst moments”.
Sagna trusts Mudryk
Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is convinced top target Mykhaylo Mudryk will join the Gunners this month.
The Premier League leaders have already seen two offers for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger turned down, but are still in talks with the Ukrainian club and are still confident a deal can be reached.
“He will join the club,” Sagna said. mr ping.
“I think football transfers are a mind game between the buyer and the seller. Shakhtar knows the quality of the player and knows that Arsenal really wants him. I think it will happen, but maybe at the end of the window.”
“Shakhtar will keep pushing and negotiating until the end to get the most for their player, but they will be aware of the players’ desire to join the club and will not want to frustrate the player.”
Besiktas confirm Weghorst’s position
Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi has insisted that the club will not allow Wout Weghorst to leave until they have brought in a replacement.
Manchester United continue to push for the Dutchman, hoping to reach an agreement with Burnley and Besiktas to terminate his current loan, with a deal expected to be reached.
Vincent Aboubakar is one of those who are considering Besiktas as a replacement, and the club president has made it clear what must happen before sanctioning Weghorst.
“In this critical period, I will not leave the team without a striker,” Cebi told Milliyet.
“If we agree terms after getting a quality striker, we’ll send Weghorst away. Otherwise, Weghorst will remain in the team.”
Atlético’s interest in Aubameyang
Chelsea have received an inquiry from Atletico Madrid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are hoping to have a market for the 33-year-old in Spain after they agreed to sign Joao Felix on loan. writes Nizaar Kinsella.
Aubameyang is not yet available for sale or loan, but his name was mentioned during negotiations with Atlético over Félix, who will join Chelsea on a six-month loan deal that will see the Blues pay his £270,000 salary. a week in full.
Having moved to Stamford Bridge only in a £12m move from Barcelona last summer, the former Arsenal striker is still keen to fight for his place.
But Atlético remain a viable option later in the transfer window should Aubameyang be sacked from Chelsea.
Arsenal will miss Balde
Arsenal have been linked with Barcelona left-back Alejandro Balde in recent days, but that seems to be over.
While it was suggested that the Gunners were hoping to take advantage of the 19-year-old’s contract situation, Fabrizio Romano is now reporting that Balde is close to reaching a new deal at Barcelona.
The final stages of talks are underway, with a €500m buyout clause potentially included in the contract.
When will Félix be able to make his Chelsea debut?
Chelsea are set to confirm the loan signing of Joao Félix as their fourth arrival in January, and fans may not have long to wait for his debut.
It’s a transfer of necessity for a player Atlético made available before the window and for a club that needs more firepower up front as the likes of Kai Havertz, Raheem Sterling and the pitiful Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continue to miss. .
Chelsea are next in action against Fulham in Thursday’s London derby and Felix will be eligible to play if he is registered by the club before midday on Wednesday.
Man United eye signing of right-back
Manchester United are reportedly considering signing a right-back this month.
It was a position Erik ten Hag wanted to strengthen in the summer, and Sky Sports claims Celtic’s Josip Juranovic is among those currently being considered.
However, the future of Aaron Wan-Bissaka remains key to other possible arrivals, and Ten Hag has been increasingly impressed with the Englishman since the World Cup.