We are into the business end of the January transfer window as clubs in the Premier League and beyond look to complete deals over the course of the next seven days.
Meanwhile, Dele Alli could depart north London before the market closes with Newcastle eyeing a contingency plan for Jesse Lingard, while Tanguy Ndombele is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain and there are doubts surrounding Giovani Lo Celso’s future.
Tottenham are also said to be moving for non-league star Ollie Tanner, with Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and PSG’s Georginio Wijnaldum other potential targets.
Arsenal are rumoured to have struck a loan deal with Juventus for Arthur Melo amid interest in Renato Sanches, though now face big competition from the Serie A giants in the race for Dusan Vlahovic as they also turn attentions to Alexander Isak.
Liverpool have set their sights on Eduardo Camavinga at Real Madrid, but could be in for a battle with West Ham and Leeds over Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho.
Christian Eriksen has agreed to join Brentford on a six-month deal, while the ugly Ousmane Dembele saga at Barcelona rumbles on.
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Newcastle not giving up on Lingard
Newcastle are not giving up on their hopes of signing Jesse Lingard this month.
The Magpies have been pushing to add the Manchester United midfielder to their ranks to further bolster their fight against relegation after the signings of Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood.
However, they’ve been met with resistance from United over a loan swoop, while Lingard himself seems to want to avoid a permanent deal in order to keep his summer options open with his Old Trafford contract set to expire.
It’s a confusing situation, but Fabrizio Romano reports this morning that Newcastle will push again today for a deal until at least the end of the season.
Negotiations are said to be ongoing between the two clubs and with Newcastle and Lingard’s representatives.
Arsenal eye Isak as Vlahovic alternative
Some interesting reports from The Athletic’s David Ornstein this morning.
He claims there are doubts over Arsenal’s pursuit of Dusan Vlahovic, which have been apparent for some time.
Intriguingly, he suggests that the Gunners are considering long-term target Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad as a potential alternative striking option.
Tottenham confident over Traore deal
Tottenham remain eager to sign Adama Traore before the transfer deadline.
Fabrizio Romano reported over the weekend that talks with Wolves were progressing, with Spurs confident over reaching an agreement.
He added that Tottenham have already settled on personal terms with Traore, who is out of contract at Molineux next summer and could be converted into a wing-back by Antonio Conte.
Juventus rival Arsenal with Vlahovic bid
Good morning and welcome back to Standard Sport’s continued rolling transfer coverage as the January window reaches what is sure to be a busy conclusion over the next week.
We start today with news from Arsenal, whose hopes of signing Dusan Vlahovic this month appear to be dwindling fast.
According to The Times, Juventus have joined the Gunners in the race for the Fiorentina marksman, presenting an offer of £25.1million plus Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski in part-exchange.
Juve are hoping to beat Arsenal and several other suitors to the punch and avoid a summer bidding war, with Vlahovic having already been rumoured to favour a move to the Serie A giants.