Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid gossip
Transfer news LIVE: Sunday January 27
- Man Utd and Chelsea are keen to snap up Tottenham star Christian Eriksen in the summer
- Arsenal and Tottenham are both eager to sign Barcelona flop Malcom before deadline day
- Liverpool have made a defender their first signing of the January transfer window
- Real Madrid prioritise signing Eden Hazard in blow to Chelsea’s chances of keeping winger
09.12 UPDATE: Arsenal transfer warning
Former Arsenal academy director Andries Jonker has warned young prospects to stay away from the Emirates if they want to make the grade.
“I would advise them to play 100 games on the continent first,” said the Dutchman.
Jonker left Arsenal in 2017 after two-and-a-half years in north London.
However, his spell as Wolfsburg boss was ill-fated and he lasted just nine months in the job.
Transfer news LIVE: Andries Jonker has warned youngsters against joining Arsenal too soon
08.50 UPDATE: Ante Rebic issues plea
Croatia hitman Ante Rebic has issued a future come and get me plea to the Premier League after revealing his dream is a move to English football.
Rebic, 25, was tracked by Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs in the summer – but stayed at Eintracht Frankfurt.
He said: “The Premier League is attractive and would suit my style. I’d like to experience it in the future.”
Rebic has bagged seven goals and three assists in 14 Bundesliga appearances for Eintracht this season.
Transfer news LIVE: Eintracht Frankfurt star Ante Rebic fancies a move to the Premier League
08.35 UPDATE: AC Milan plot Premier League raid
AC Milan are ready to make a move to take Watford midfielder Gerard Deulofeu back to the San Siro before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
The Spain international has emerged as a shock target for Milan, who signed him on loan from Everton two years ago.
The Hornets signed Deulofeu on loan last January before making his move from Barcelona permanent in the summer for around £10m.
Deulofeu was an unused substitute as Javi Gracia rotated his team for Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle.
Transfer news LIVE: AC Milan want to buy former loanee Gerard Deulofeu from Watford
08.25 UPDATE: Arsenal handed goalkeeper boost
Alban Lafont turned his back on Arsenal last summer – but doesn’t rule out a future move to the Emirates.
“Since I was little I have really liked Arsenal,” said Lafont, 19, who was targeted by the Gunners after impressive performances for Toulouse.
“I would like to play later in a five-star club. But I’m keeping my feet on the ground.”
Lafont joined Fiorentina in a £5m move last July having rebuffed the Gunners’ advances.
Transfer news LIVE: Alban Lafont has opened the door for a future move to Arsenal
08.17 UPDATE: Man City ramp up interest
Manchester City are to step up their efforts to land Matthijs de Ligt after missing out to Barcelona in the race for Frenkie de Jong.
De Ligt, 19, is also set to leave Ajax this summer, and has also been attracting the interest of Barcelona, as well as City, PSG and Juventus.
City boss Pep Guardiola has got De Ligt – rated at around £60million – at the top of his wanted list.
The centre-back has played 92 senior games for Ajax and picked up 13 Holland caps to date.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester City are in the hunt for Ajax ace Matthijs de Ligt
08.00 UPDATE: Man Utd manager latest
Manchester United will not allow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record-breaking impact as manager to alter their plan to wait until the summer before naming a new boss.
Solskjaer, 45, has won the first eight games of his reign after taking temporary charge at Old Trafford following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
And there is a growing belief amongst players, fans and staff at the club that the Norwegian has done enough to win the job on a permanent basis.
But it is understood that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and United’s American owners agree the decision will be taken over months rather than weeks.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United will take their time to appoint their next permanent boss
07.45 UPDATE: Real Madrid prioritise Eden Hazard
Real Madrid have made Eden Hazard their top target after ending their interest in Christian Eriksen, say reports in Spain.
Chelsea winger Hazard is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents.
And Real are long-term admirers of the Belgian, who has made no secret of his eagerness to head to the Bernabeu.
Spanish newspaper AS claim Real are determined to snap up Hazard once the current campaign draws to a close.
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid have made Chelsea star Eden Hazard their No 1 target
07.30 UPDATE: Liverpool move
Liverpool have snapped up Billy Koumetio from French side US Orleans, according to reports.
Premier League leaders Liverpool have refrained from splashing out in order not to disrupt their squad.
However, they are always on the hunt for emerging talent and Koumetio fits that profile of player.
ESPN reckon Liverpool have tied up a deal for the 16-year-old, who had a trial spell with them in 2018.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could utilise Billy Koumetio in the future
07.15 UPDATE: Arsenal scrap Tottenham
Arsenal have had a low-key January transfer window with barely any funds at Unai Emery and co.’s disposal.
But they could get around that by making loan signings which will be made permanent in the summer.
The Sun now claim Arsenal are interested in Malcom, who has been heavily linked with Tottenham by Spanish reports.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal and Tottenham are in the hunt for Barcelona misfit Malcom
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United and Chelsea want Tottenham star Christian Eriksen
07.00 UPDATE: Man Utd vs Chelsea EXCLUSIVE
Manchester United and Chelsea are set to scrap it out for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen at the end of the season.
The Premier League duo’s chances of getting the Dane on board are boosted by he is proving too pricey for Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain also keen on Eriksen, who has been unable to agree an extension to his £75,000-a-week contract.
Eriksen, now well Spurs’ top earners in Dele Alli and Harry Kane, is content with life in in London, which might aid Chelsea’s quest to secure his services.