Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are working hard to wrap up late deals as the January transfer window nears its deadline. Despite leading the Premier League, the Gunners have already snapped two players in the form of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior and still want Ivan Fresneda and Chelsea target Moises Caicedo.
The Brighton midfielder has already been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelsea, who have again failed in a fresh push to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of an £87m offer from Stamford Bridge. The Blues are also ready to launch another bid for Anthony Gordon after failing to sign him in the summer.
Over at Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma is set to join on loan after hijacking Everton’s agreed deal and a fresh round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro are planned for this week amid interest from Chelsea, while links with Nicolo Zaniolo continue to bubble along. Follow all of the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours below!
Spurs to make fresh Porro bid today
Tottenham will again push to sign Pedro Porro with fresh talks today, and could offer Sporting players in exchange, according to Fabrizio Romano.
“Tottenham will push again for Pedro Porro – they are ready to offer players to Sporting Lisbon, but they only want money,” he told CaughtOffside.
“A swap deal won’t be easy, but Spurs remain optimistic and will push again for this deal in the next 24 hours.”
Porro was a late substitute as Sporting beat Arouca last night.
Chelsea want FOUR more
Chelsea have already spent close to £200million this month, but still want four more deals through the door before next week’s deadline.
Including the aforementioned Anthony Gordon, the Blues are also actively pursuing top target Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Tottenham target Pedro Porro according to various reports.
It’s been a bumper window already and looks likely to get even busier at Stamford Bridge and Cobham. Just under seven days to go!
Leeds winning McKennie race
Leeds are confident of winning the race to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Italian transfer guru claims McKennie, who has been linked with both Tottenham and Arsenal, has agreed personal terms with Leeds and now the club will look to settle on a fee.
McKennie could join permanently in January or on loan with an obligation to join permanently in the summer.
Chelsea and Newcastle want Gordon
Chelsea and Newcastle are battling to sign Everton’s Anthony Gordon before the end of the transfer window, report the BBC.
Both clubs, and Tottenham, failed in bids for the 21-year-old last summer as the Toffees held firm over their £60million valuation, but there is confidence a deal can now be reached.
Everton need cash as they look to hire a new manager, but will not be able to demand £60m. Chelsea could loan Gordon back to Everton for the remainder of the season.
Zubimendi tells Arsenal to wait
Arsenal are having no luck at the moment.
Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi has also turned down a move to the Gunners though is open to joinin in the summer, according to reports in Spain.
Mikel Arteta is understood to have greenlit the club triggering the midfielder’s €60million (£52.6m) release clause at Real Sociedad.
But Zubimendi has made it clear he is unwilling to leave Real Sociedad during the season.
According to Cadena SER, the 23-year-old wants to evaluate all offers at the end of the season in light of interest from Barcelona, who consider him a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets.
Arsenal miss out on Fresneda
Borussia Dortmund have beaten Arsenal to the signing of Ivan Fresneda.
That’s according to Marca, who add that Dortmund are set to pay €10million plus €2m (£10.6m) in bonuses for the Valladolid right-back.
Mikel Arteta had earmarked the player as another January signing, but the route to the first team on offer at BVB has proved more attractive.
Fresneda will spend the rest of the loan at Valladolid.
Spurs to sign Danjuma today
It’s time for Tottenham to enter the game as they are expected to confirm the signing of Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal today.
The winger was set to join Everton, having agreed terms and completed a medical and even reportedly conducted an interview, before Spurs launched a late, successful bid.
The 25-year-old’s arrival is expected to see Bryan Gil depart on loan for the remainder of the season.
Latest on Arsenal’s Fresneda bid
Arsenal hope to beat Borussia Dortmund to Ivan Fresneda’s signature.
ElDesmarque Valladolid detail how it was the German club to first bid for Spanish defender Fresneda.
A £9m offer was driven up by Manchester United and Arsenal joining the race, with the deal now set to cost around £13m despite a £22m release clause for the 18-year-old.
Fresneda’s agent have been spotted at Valladolid’s training ground this week as talks continue.
Bakayoko finds new club
Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko is heading to Turkey.
With AC Milan desperate to cancel his loan to avoid triggering an expensive purchase clause, he is set to join Adana Demirspor.
Transfer journalist Nico Schira reports on no transfer fee being included in the deal but Chelsea will insert a percentage sell-on clause.
Latest on Conte’s future
Antonio Conte has put discussions over his future to one side, for now.
That is according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who reports on the Tottenham boss wanting to return to Italy for his family.
After last night’s win at Fulham, Conte said: “I am really proud to be Tottenham manager. I had the possibility of being the manager of an important club, it makes me proud and this has to be clear to everybody.
“For this reason I want to fight until the end with my players. We are a team that works a lot and under this aspect I can’t tell anything about my players.”