All the latest transfer news from the Premier League and across Europe as Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham gear up for a busy January Only two days remain until the January transfer window opens for business, with clubs across Europe ready to open their checkbooks and splash the cash. Football fans from all over the world can buy online Premier League tickets to enjoy its stunning performances.
But how much will be spent by the top-flight clubs and which clubs will make the most signings?
Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham fans will all be hoping their teams are busy in the market, with the Blues looking to strengthen their hold on the top four, while the Gunners will be desperate for reinforcements to boost their ailing season.
Jose Mourinho and his Spurs side will want to continue challenging for those Champions League places, but they will perhaps be looking for some defensive additions to do so.
West Ham will also be scouring the market, after appointing David Moyes as their new manager.
The Scot will surely want to bolster his squad to ease any relegation worries.
Here are the latest gossip and live updates ahead of the opening of the transfer window.
Hertha Berlin’s Xhaka offer
Hertha Berlin is set to make a loan offer to Arsenal for midfielder Granit Xhaka.
MIkel Arteta says he is keen on keeping the 27-year-old for the remainder of the season, amid strong interest in Xhaka from the Bundesliga side.
Xhaka has reportedly already agreed on terms on a potential move to Germany, and L’Equipe (via GFFN) state that Hertha is offering a loan deal for the Swiss international, with a €30m (£25.6m) option to buy Whether Arsenal would be keen to accept a deal with no obligation to buy remains to be seen.
Arsenal and West Ham to hijack midfielder deal
Both Arsenal and West Ham are considering making late bids for Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, according to reports in Poland.
Napoli has had an offer of £18m rejected, with Lobotka being heavily linked with a move to the Serie A club.
Arteta reveals January discussions
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has said that discussions over plans for the January transfer window will take place in the ‘next few days.’
The head coach has up to nine players unavailable due to injury problems, meaning that he may have to dip into the market to strengthen his squad.
Arteta spoke to TalkSPORT about the upcoming window after the loss against Chelsea.
We will discuss in the next few days, internally, where we can improve the squad.
Because at the moment we have a lot of injuries like I said.
Some of them might be long term as well, so we have to adapt the plan.
Moyes to target Giroud
David Moyes has been confirmed as the new man in charge at West Ham following Manuel Pellegrini’s sacking on Saturday following the 2-1 loss against Leicester.
It seems that the Scotsman already has some transfer targets in mind ahead of the January transfer window, with the Sun reporting that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is one of his top targets in the coming month’s window.
According to the Star, Arsenal and Tottenham are prepared to pay £50m to sign RB Leipzig center-back Dayot Upamecano, but the north London sides could face competition from Manchester City for the 21-year-old.
Liverpool boss Klopp steps up the pursuit of transfer target Osimhen
Liverpool is stepping up their interest in Lille striker Victor Osimhen.
Osimhen has scored 13 goals in Ligue 1 so far this season, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly ordered detailed scouting reports on the Nigerian forward.
The 21-year-old netted 20 goals for Belgian side Charleroi last season while on loan from Wolfsburg and has continued his scoring form in this campaign.
According to The Express, Lille has accepted that it is only a matter of time before they are forced to cash in on Osimhen.
Why Man United pulled out of Haaland deal
According to the Mirror, Manchester United pulled out of the race to sign Erling Braut Haaland because of concerns over the way the deal was structured.
Haaland, who has joined Borussia Dortmund from RB Leipzig, was a target for United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
withdrew from the race to sign the 19-year-old striker amid concerns how much
money for the deal was going to Haaland‘an agent, Mino Raiola, and the player’s
Those concerns overpayments and the terms of the deal forced United to back off, leaving the way clear for Dortmund to sign the highly-rated forward, who has eight goals in six Champions League games this season.
David Moyes appointed at West Ham
David Moyes has been appointed as manager of West Ham a year-and-a-half after his departure from the club in May 2018.
The Scot was originally brought in on a short-term basis to save the Irons from relegation following the reign of Slaven Bilic.
He will now take on the same challenge again following a dramatic loss of form under ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Haaland deal could give Chelsea boost
Borussia Dortmund could now be set to cash in on Jadon Sancho after securing Erling Haaland.
Dortmund, who confirmed the capture of Haaland for a relative snip at £17.1m on Sunday afternoon, beat United and Juventus to the forward’s signature.
And now according to the BBC, the German outfit is set to change their transfer stance on the England international placing the Blues on alert.
Mikel Arteta wants Granit Xhaka to stay
Mikel Arteta has suggested that there is a future for Granit Xhaka at Arsenal despite strong links with a move away to Hertha Berlin.
According to Blick, Hertha has offered €25 million (£21.3m) to Arsenal for Xhaka. But speaking after the Chelsea game, Arteta provided an update on the Swiss international.
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