Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue late deals as the January transfer window approaches its deadline. Despite leading the Premier League, the Gunners have already signed two players in the form of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior and move on to Ivan Fresneda and Chelsea target Moises Caicedo.
The Brighton midfielder has already been the subject of a £55 million bid from Chelsea, who have failed again in a fresh bid to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of a £87 million bid from Stamford Bridge .
At Tottenham Hotspur, Arnaut Danjuma will join on loan after Everton’s move has been hijacked and a new round of talks over the possible signing of top goal Pedro Porro is scheduled for this week, while ties with Nicolo Zaniolo continue. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!
Latest news on the future of Conte
Antonio Conte has put aside discussions about his future for the time being.
That says Gianluca Di Marzio, who reports about the Tottenham boss who wants to return to Italy for his family.
After last night’s win at Fulham, Conte said: “I’m really proud to be a Tottenham manager. I had the opportunity to be the manager of an important club, that makes me proud and that should be clear to everyone.
“For this reason I want to fight with my players to the end. We are a team that works a lot and under this aspect I cannot say anything about my players.”
Onana shortlisted for Arsenal in midfield
Amadou Onana is on Arsenal’s radar.
Everton only signed the Belgian midfielder for £33m in the summer, but relegation could see him become a bargain in the coming months.
Standard sports understand that Chelsea also see Onana as an option if they don’t bring in Enzo Fernandez.
Chelsea discovers Gusto Prize
Lyon have told Chelsea to pay more than £35 million to sign Malo Gusto.
ESPN says personal terms on a six-and-a-half-year contract have already been agreed between the young full-back and Chelsea.
A key part of the negotiations will be Lyon’s hopes of keeping Gusto on loan until the summer, something The Blues are not keen on given Reece James’ injury woes.
Arsenal linked to Chiesa
Add another name to Arsenal transfer target rumours!
Juventus winger Federico Chiesa is the latest player to be linked with Premier League leaders.
CalcioMercato claims that the Italian is Mikel Arteta’s main target.
Arsenal gave hope in pursuit of Zubimendi
Arsenal have received a boost in their attempt to sign Martin Zubimendi.
After a £52 million transfer was turned down by the Real Sociedad midfielder last week, he has reportedly opened the door to a summer move.
Cadena SER claims the Premier League is seen as more attractive to Zubimendi than an alternative move to Barcelona.
The Spaniard wants to wait out the season in San Sebastian before considering a change of club.
Chelsea Eye Spurs target Porro
Tottenham will hold talks with Sporting CP tomorrow to determine the future of Pedro Porro.
The Lisbon club want the full £40m release clause for right-back Porro, but Standard Sport understand that a transfer will take place now or in the summer.
Spurs could be expedited by showing Chelsea an interest in the Spaniard.
And Porro is not in Sporting’s line-up to play against Arouca in the Taca da Liga tonight…
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Arsenal will rival Chelsea for Caicedo
Arsenal are plotting a summer bid for Moises Caicedo.
Standard sports understand that the Brighton midfielder is seen as an ideal alternative to Declan Rice, Mikel Arteta’s number 1 target.
Chelsea also want Caicedo and have seen a £55m offer rejected this month.
The Ecuadorian is valued at £100 million by Brighton, according to transfer journalist Duncan Castles.
Tottenham wanted Deulofeu before deal with Danjuma
Tottenham’s main target for the January window was ex-Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu.
With Horace Danjuma having a medical at Spurs tonight, TMW says Udinese’s Deulofeu has been offered the move – but the Italian team rejected the loan offer, demanding a permanent deal.
And the incoming signing has already explained why he is a perfect signing for Antonio Conte…
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Arsenal in pole position for Fresneda
Arsenal have overtaken Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign Ivan Fresneda.
The Spanish right-back is considering offers from both clubs in a move from Valladolid for £13million, which will take him on loan to the LaLiga club until the summer.
According to Football Insider, 18-year-old Fresneda is leaning towards Arsenal, who are confident of getting a deal done.
Newcastle and Juventus have also been linked, while Chelsea’s move to Lyon’s Malo Gusto has reportedly inspired the French side to consider a bid.
Benfica strikes Chelsea back AGAIN
Benfica continues to push for Enzo Fernandez’s £106 million release clause.
Chelsea have again attempted to sign the Argentine midfielder at a reduced price, as Standard Sport revealed yesterday.
But Record now reports that Benfica refuses to sit around the table and demand full compensation in advance.