Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are pushing ahead with 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 are moving onto 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.
Over at Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma is set to join on loan after Everton’s loan move was hijacked and a fresh round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro are planned for this week, while links with Nicolo Zaniolo continue. Follow all of the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours below!
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.”
Onana on Arsenal’s midfield shortlist
Amadou Onana is on Arsenal’s radar.
Everton only signed the Belgian midfielder for £33m in the summer but relegation could make him a cut-price option in the coming months.
Standard Sport understand Chelsea also see Onana as an option should they fail to land Enzo Fernandez.
Chelsea discover Gusto price
Lyon have told Chelsea to pay over £35m to sign Malo Gusto.
ESPN say 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 negotiations will be Lyon’s hope of keeping Gusto on loan until the summer, something the Blues are not keen on given Reece James’ injury problems.
Arsenal linked with Chiesa
Add another name to Arsenal’s rumoured transfer targets!
Juventus winger Federico Chiesa is the latest player to be linked with the Premier League leaders.
CalcioMercato claim the Italian is Mikel Arteta’s number one target.
Arsenal given hope in Zubimendi chase
Arsenal have been given a boost in their bid to sign Martin Zubimendi.
After a £52million move was rejected by the Real Sociedad midfielder last week, he has reportedly opened the door to a summer transfer.
Cadena SER claim the Premier League is seen as more enticing to Zubimendi than an alternative switch to Barcelona.
The Spaniard wants to see out the season in San Sebastian before considering changing clubs.
Chelsea eye Spurs target Porro
Tottenham will hold crunch talks with Sporting CP tomorrow to determine Pedro Porro’s future.
The Lisbon club want the full £40m release clause for right-back Porro but Standard Sport understand a move will happen either now or in the summer.
Spurs could be hastened by Chelsea taking an interest in the Spaniard.
And Porro is not in Sporting’s line-up to face Arouca in the Taca da Liga tonight…
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Arsenal to rival Chelsea for Caicedo
Arsenal are plotting a summer bid for Moises Caicedo.
Standard Sport understand the Brighton midfielder is seen as an ideal alternative to Declan Rice, who is Mikel Arteta’s No1 target.
Chelsea also want Caicedo and have seen a £55m bid rejected this month.
According to transfer journalist Duncan Castles, the Ecuadorian is rated at £100m by Brighton.
Tottenham wanted Deulofeu before Danjuma deal
Tottenham’s top target for the January window was ex-Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu.
With Arnaut Danjuma having a medical at Spurs tonight, TMW say Udinese’s Deulofeu was offered the switch – but the Italian team rejected the loan offer, demanding a permanent deal.
And the incoming signing has already explained why he’s 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 land Ivan Fresneda.
The Spanish right-back is mulling over offers from both clubs in a £13m switch from Valladolid, which will see him loaned back to the LaLiga club until the summer.
Football Insider claim Fresneda, 18, is leaning towards Arsenal, who are confident of completing a deal.
Newcastle and Juventus have also been linked while Chelsea’s move for Lyon’s Malo Gusto has reportedly inspired the French side to consider a bid.
Benfica knock Chelsea back AGAIN
Benfica continue to insist on Enzo Fernandez’s full £106m release clause.
Chelsea have once again looked to sign the Argentine midfielder for a reduced fee, as Standard Sport revealed yesterday.
But Record now report on Benfica refusing to sit around the table, demanding the full fee up-front.