chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are among the busiest clubs at the moment as we enter the second week of the January transfer window. All three are looking forward to strengthening their squads this month in search of respective glory, with the Blues leading the way. Having signed Joao Felix, Graham Potter is now looking to bring Leandro Trossard to Stamford Bridge as well, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could quickly return to Spain.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are said to be FINALLY closing in on signing. Mykhailo Mudryk after having seen two offers rejected by the winger. With Chelsea, who were also fired up, ready to welcome Felix, the Gunners could now have a free run.
At Spurs, Pedro Porro is a target, although Chelsea are also interested in the Sporting side. Harry Kane remains linked with both Real Madrid and Manchester United, who have agreed a deal for Wout Weghorst, and are said to be interested. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors below!
Fernández will stay at Benfica
Enzo Fernández has apparently put an end to Chelsea’s ongoing search to sign him.
The Argentine star emerged as a major target at Stamford Bridge following a successful World Cup, during which Fernández won the coveted Young Player of the Tournament Award.
While Fernández was thought to have a buyout clause worth around £112m in his contract, standard sport understands that Chelsea intended to pay that in a series of installments. Talks duly stalled, with manager Roger Schmidt stating the matter was closed.
After scoring on Tuesday night, the former Fernández celebrated by touching the club crest before pointing to the ground to indicate he was staying.
Schmidt then revealed: “I can say that I hope Enzo Fernández stays, to have Enzo at the end of the market.
“I never doubted Enzo, his attitude and personality. He is a great person, he is at Benfica, he loves playing at Benfica”.
Chelsea focus on midfield duo
Chelsea continue to push for Mason Mount and N’Golo Kane to sign new deals.
The Telegraph reports that the Blues now expect Jorginho to leave in the summer on a free transfer, but are still pushing for a deal with Kante, who is also out of contract at the end of the season.
Mason Mount’s contract expires in 18 months, so the club have a little more time, but they are keen to reach an agreement with the Englishman as soon as possible.
Man United take on Weghorst awaits
Manchester United’s loan move for Wout Weghorst will not be completed until Besiktas signs a replacement.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who reports that while Man United have reached a full deal with Burnley, Besiktas and Weghorst, they are now playing a waiting game.
However, Besiktas will only sign the move once they have submitted an advance; Until then, the deal will be off.
Warnock: Newcastle better for Kane than Spurs
Neil Warnock thinks Harry Kane should consider a move to Newcastle in the summer.
The Tottenham striker’s long-term future at Tottenham remains a bit uncertain, with Manchester United and Real Madrid likely destinations. Warnock has other ideas.
“Yes, that’s probably correct,” Warnock said on talkSPORT when asked if Kane would have a better chance of success at Newcastle than at Spurs.
“I always thought of Man City, if they could have had Kane last year. But he looks at what they have done instead… Haaland is amazing, isn’t he?
“If Newcastle could get Kane that would be fantastic, but that will come at a cost. Imagine dealing with Daniel Levy for Harry Kane, that’s going to cost £250m, isn’t it?
Aubameyang’s move will have to wait
Atlético Madrid are believed to be interested in bringing in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Joao Félix’s replacement, but they will have to wait until the summer for that to happen.
The 33-year-old has already played for Barcelona and Chelsea this season, so he cannot go to a third team.
Aubameyang will therefore have to wait until next season to take another step, unless he returns to Barcelona or joins a club in a league like MLS where the season starts in 2023.
Chelsea warn Madueke
Chelsea could be forced to spend big if they want to bring in Noni Madueke.
The Blues are interested in the PSV man, but Fabrizio Romano thinks Liverpool’s recent purchase of Cody Gakpo could prove problematic for Chelsea.
PSV have no financial need to sell the 20-year-old after Gakpo’s departure and do not want to lose another key player, especially this month.
Emery wants the Guendouzi meeting
Unai Emery is pushing to bring Matteo Guendouzi to Aston Villa.
That’s according to Foot Mercato, which claims the Villa boss has already held talks with Guendouzi as he looks to lure the Frenchman back to England.
The midfielder was an Emery regular at Arsenal, before his troubles began when Mikel Arteta took over.
Weghorst trains away from the main group
Wout Weghorst did not take part in Besiktas’ training this morning.
Turkish outlet A Sport reports that Weghorst told the club that he was in some pain and therefore worked out inside the gym, away from the main group.
The 30-year-old has made it clear in recent days that he wants a loan move to Manchester United.
West Ham forced to leave En-Nesyri behind
West Ham are ready to move on to other advanced targets after Youssef En-Nesyri announced his intention to stay at Sevilla. writes Malik Ouzia.
En-Nesyri has been a long-term target for the Hammers, who fell through with a move for him in the summer of 2021.
The Premier League outfit reignited that interest this month and was exploring signing the Moroccan on an initial loan deal.
It is understood, however, that West Ham were never optimistic that Sevilla would accept En-Nesyri’s departure mid-season, given that they languish in 17th place in La Liga.
“I want to focus only on Sevilla,” said En-Nesyri. “It is not a question of money. I want to help the team in the worst moments”.
Sagna trusts Mudryk
Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is convinced top target Mykhaylo Mudryk will join the Gunners this month.
The Premier League leaders have already seen two offers for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger turned down, but are still in talks with the Ukrainian club and are still confident a deal can be reached.
“He will join the club,” Sagna said. mr ping.
“I think football transfers are a mind game between the buyer and the seller. Shakhtar knows the quality of the player and knows that Arsenal really wants him. I think it will happen, but maybe at the end of the window.”
“Shakhtar will keep pushing and negotiating until the end to get the most for their player, but they will be aware of the players’ desire to join the club and will not want to frustrate the player.”