In a pivotal week, Premier League clubs are looking to push through deals as the transfer window shuts.
Tottenham look keen to make moves with Antonio Conte not hiding his dissatisfaction as the club’s inability to strengthen yet, with Dele Alli and Giovani lo Celso both likely to be pushed out the door after being left out of the squad for the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. While Arsenal are also in the market for a striker, with Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic top of their list, though Juventus may move should it emerge that the Viola cannot hold on to the Serbian forward until the summer.
Meanwhile, Newcastle continue to be busy, having already signed Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood, with Eddie Howe desperate for reinforcements to boost their hopes of avoiding relegation. Netherlands left-back Mitchel Bakker from Bayer Leverkusen has been linked, while Jesse Lingard, or even alli, could emerge as Howe targets an attacking midfielder.
Jesse Lingard is another name to monitor, with the Manchester United star eager to leave on a loan deal to gain first team football, with Ralf Rangnick unable to hand him the role he craves after a successful loan to West Ham last season.
Liverpool remain active with young talent top of their list of priorities, having been linked to Real Madrid’s French starlet Eduardo Camavinga and Fulham winger Fabio Carvalho. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and done deals below.
Newcastle to turn to Dele Alli over Jesse Lingard?
Meanwhile, Newcastle may look to approach Tottenham over signing Dele Alli if they are unsuccessful in their pursuit of Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.
That’s according to the Mirror, who report that Newcastle would be open to signing Dele on a permanent or loan deal.
The former England international was left out of the squad to face Chelsea on Sunday while United have been so far reluctant to listen to offers for Lingard, who is out of contract next summer.
That is despite Newcastle’s approaches, who saw a bid to take Lingard on loan rejected by United last week.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 09:30
Thomas Frank extends Brentford contract
Brentford have kicked the week off with some big news as they confirm that manager Thomas Frank and assistant Brian Rieme have extended their contracts at the Premier League club until 2025.
Frank guided Brentford to the Premier League after securing promotion through the Championship play-offs and have impressed upon their return to the top flight.
Although they have lost their last four games in a row, the Bees are 14th in the table with 23 points from their opening 23 games and are on track to secure their Premier League status for another season.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 09:15
Newcastle United given fresh hope of signing Zapata
Newcastle United have been given fresh hope of signing Duvan Zapata with Atalanta open to a loan with an option to buy.
The Mirror claim the Italians would be open to an £8m fee to take the Colombian forward on loan.
The Serie A club value Zapata at around £34m, but an initial loan, even at a premium, could suit Newcastle given their desperate situation and the need for goals to fight off relegation from the Premier League.
Jack Rathborn24 January 2022 09:01
Spurs open to Dele, Lo Celso exits
Tottenham will be the club to watch over the final week of the transfer window as Antonio Conte seeks reinforcements to bolster their top four bid.
But it’s not just new signings that Conte is pushing for. The Spurs manager has reportedly open to selling Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso before the end of the window, after both players were dropped from the squad to face Chelsea on Sunday.
Goal are reporting that Dele and Lo Celso do not have a future at Spurs under Conte, with the Italian telling Sky Sports after Sunday’s match: “I don’t want to comment on single players. There is the club to make the best decision. There is a sporting director and chairman and they take the last decision.”
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 08:49
Eriksen close to Brentford move
Brentford are finalising a deal to bring Christian Eriksen back to the Premier League.
The former Tottenham and Inter Milan midfielder is expected to undergo a lengthy medical process before putting pen to paper on a six-month deal.
The Denmark international’s heart has been fitted with an ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 seven months ago.
Sky Sports report that Eriksen will need to be signed off by a club-assigned sports cardiologist before the transfer is allowed to be completed.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 08:45
Arsenal suffer Vlahovic setback as Juventus make bid for Fiorentina striker
Arsenal have suffered as blow after Juventus made a bid for Dusan Vlahovic.
Mikel Arteta is keen on the Fiorentina striker arriving this month to boost the Gunners’ top four hopes.
But the Old Lady have now bid around €30m plus highly-regarded Sweden international Dejan Kulusevski, report the Times.
Jack Rathborn24 January 2022 08:29
Liverpool monitoring Camavinga situation at Real Madrid
Liverpool are tracking Eduardo Camavinga and keeping updated on his situation at Real Madrid, according to El Nacional.
The Reds have been admirers of the 19-year-old for some time but missed out to Los Blancos last summer as the French starlet moved to Spain for €30m.
But with his game time slipping, Liverpool are looking to move should there be any uncertainty regarding his future at the Bernabeu.
Jack Rathborn24 January 2022 08:25