There is less than a week left in the January transfer window and all three of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are expected to be busy. Despite leading the Premier League, the Gunners have already snapped two players in the form of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior but are now said to be interested in midfielders.
Juventus star Weston McKennie has been linked but perhaps the bigger name is Brighton’s Moises Caicedo. The latter has already been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelsea, who are now thought to be pushing to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez once again amid reports of an £87m offer from Stamford Bridge.
Over at Tottenham, there is thought to be a fresh round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro scheduled this week, while links with Nicolo Zaniolo continue and a late bid for Everton target Arnaut Danjuma has been launched . Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumours below!
Danjuma set for Tottenham medical
Tottenham have successfully hijacked Everton’s move for Arnaut Danjuma, according to Football.London.
The forward will join on loan for the remainder of the season to bolster Antonio Conte’s forward line.
He is currently en route to Tottenham’s training base to undergo a medical.
Dortmund lead Fresneda race
Borussia Dortmund are leading the race for Arsenal target Ivan Fresneda and are now “close” to reaching an agreement with Valladolid.
That’s according to Relevo, who insist that the Gunners are still in the race with nothing yet finalised.
Valladolid are happy to wait for the best offer, with the right-back valued at around £13m.
Tottenham launch late Danjuma bid
Tottenham have launched a late bid to sign Everton target Arnaut Danjuma, according to Football Insider.
Everton were confident of wrapping up a deal for the Villarreal forward, arriving on loan for the remainder of the season.
Danjunma is understood to have completed a medical and agreed terms on the move to Goodison Park, but Spurs believe there is enough time to turn his head.
Danjuma has Premier League pedigree, having spent time with Bournemouth before his £21m move to La Liga in 2021.
Tottenham target Zaniolo rejects West Ham move
Nicolo Zaniolo has been linked with Tottenham for almost a year now and the Italian is seemingly keen on the idea of a move to north London.
In fact, the attacking midfielder could have already endeared himself to Spurs fans.
That’s because, according to Get Italian Football News, the Roma star has rejected London rivals West Ham in an effort to force a move to Spurs over the line.
ICYMI: Chelsea make £87m offer to sign Enzo Fernandez
Chelsea have reportedly made an offer of £87m to sign top target Enzo Fernandez.
The club’s move to sign the Argentina star looked to have broken down earlier this month but there appears to have been a U-turn.
Benfica midfielder Fernandez is the club’s top target, though the Lisbon giants have long-insisted he will not leave for less than his £106m release clause.
Portuguese outlet Record, however, claim Chelsea have now bid £87m PLUS two players in return for the 21-year-old.
Fulham move on from Cedric
Fulham are sounding out alternative right-back options after a move for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares stalled.
Talks over Cedric have reached a stalemate over his £65,000-a-week wages, which Fulham do not want to pay in full.
Fulham manager Marco Silva wants more depth at right-back behind Kenny Tete.
The Cottagers have opened talks with a number of other options, including Heerenveen’s Milan van Ewijk and FC Twente’s Joshua Brenet.
Rennes full-back Hamari Traore is also said to have been discussed.
Read more here: Fulham open talks over moves for van Ewijk and Brenet amid Cedric Soares stalemate
Chelsea contract ‘trick’ prompts FFP change
Chelsea‘s recent trend of signing players on long-term contracts has prompted UEFA to change Financial Fair Play rules.
The Blues has spent in excess of £420million on new players since a summer takeover by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, including a record-breaking outlay in the summer and the £88.5m arrival of Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Mudryk has signed a remarkable, and record-breaking, eight-and-a-half-year deal, meaning the winger will cost Chelsea just over £10m a season as they ‘amortise’ the fee over the length of his contract.
UEFA, European football’s governing body, is now expected to set a five-year limit over which a transfer fee can be spread.
Read more here: Chelsea long-term contracts prompt UEFA to change Financial Fair Play rules
Fulham want to extend Willian stay
Fulham want to extend Willian’s contract, according to reports on Brazil.
The winger has impressed back in London, having terminated his contract with Corinthians to return to the Premier League after spells with Chelsea and Arsenal.
Willian, 34, only signed a one-year deal last summer and now Fulham want him to stay for longer.
Kane on contract talks
Harry Kane expects to open contract talks with Tottenham in “the coming months” but has played down the chances of agreeing a new deal before the end of the season after equalling Jimmy Greaves’ scoring record last night.
Kane’s 266th Spurs goal took him level with Greaves as the club’s all-time top scorer and earned Antonio Conte’s side a much-needed 1-0 win at Fulham.
As reported by Standard Sport on Monday, Kane, who has entered the final 18 months of his contract, is open to holding talks with the club after the transfer window and could extend his deal, provided circumstances are favourable.
The 29-year-old says he still wants to win trophies with his boyhood club and believes this season can still be a success, despite their faltering form.
Asked by Standard Sport for an update on his contract, Kane said: “There’s not been much talk if I’m totally honest.
Read more here: Harry Kane confirms contract talks in the ‘coming months’ with assurances sought
Man United in for Disasi
Manchester United are exploring a deal for Monaco’s Axel Disasi.
Telefoot claim United have made contact with the Ligue 1 side, though face competition from Bayern Munich in the 24-year-old.
Disasi made history at the recent World Cup by becoming the first France international to make his senior debut during a tournament since 1966.
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