chelsea looks set for another busy transfer window, with Declan Rice linked again as West Ham reportedly accept the midfielder will soon leave the club. The Blues are also eyeing French defender Benoit Badiashile as a possible alternative to Josko Gvardiol, as deals are just about done for David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos and Christopher Nkunku.
Arsenal are likely to be big players when the January transfer window opens in just over a week. The long duration talks to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk continue with reports suggesting a starting price of £50m has been set by the Gunners. Joao Felix has also been offered on loan for just £8million, while Rafael Leao seems open to a potential transfer.
Elsewhere, Enzo Fernandez is another player favored by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and just about every major club in Europe. Tottenham are reportedly keen on Pedro Porro, while Lionel Messi is expected to stay at PSG after agreeing to sign a new contract with the Ligue 1 side and Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have left for Saudi Arabia. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors below!
Gabriel Martinelli is expected to sign a new contract with Arsenal soon, with negotiations going well.
Brazil want Zidane
It looks like Didier Deschamps is keeping the job in France which means the wait for Zinedine Zidane will continue.
Brazil therefore sense an opportunity and would like the former Real Madrid and Juventus star to take the top job, according to L’Equipe.
With Tite gone after their World Cup quarter-final exit, Brazil have Zidane on a shortlist with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola.
Man United leads Fernandez race
Manchester United are ready to contemplate Arsenal and Chelsea to sign Enzo Fernandez.
The Argentine World Cup winner is set for a big-money exit from Benfica, who want £105million and have reportedly rejected an £86million offer from an unnamed club.
UOL Esporte say United want to respect Fernandez’s price tag and potentially pay even more to secure his signature.
ICYMI: Double deal with Chelsea
Chelsea are close to signing Brazilian starlet Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama.
The teenage midfielder is yet to complete his medical or sign a contract, but broad transfer fee deals – an initial fee of £13m plus a further £7m in add-ons – and a contract five years are now in place.
Chelsea are set to beat Premier League rivals Newcastle in the race to sign Santos, one of Brazil’s highest-rated young players.
This follows the Blues already agreeing a deal in January for Ivory Coast striker David Datro Fofana, who completed his medical within the week after an £8.6million fee was agreed with the Norwegian club. Mold.
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Arsenal in advanced talks with Felix
Arsenal are in ‘advanced’ talks to sign Joao Felix.
According to the Daily Record, Atletico made the striker available in January on a permanent sale and on loan.
Atleti are looking for a loan fee of £8million, while an option to buy is not a necessity. The Gunners want a replacement for Gabriel Jesus and Felxis is an option.
Talks between the two clubs are now reportedly gaining momentum, while Manchester United are also said to be on the hunt.
Conte confirms Tottenham transfer stance amid Porro links
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has confirmed the club will be active in the January transfer window.
Spurs, who resume their Premier League campaign against Brentford on Monday, entered the World Cup break fourth in the standings, but Conte said earlier there was still a gap between them and their rivals when it comes to relates to the depth of the team.
Sporting right-back Pedro Porro has been linked with a move to north London, along with Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who was close to a switch earlier this year.
A message from a new Chelsea signing
David Datro Fofana is expected to complete his move to Chelsea at the start of the January transfer window.
The Molde striker could then be loaned out, although there is a chance Armando Broja’s injury could open up a first-team spot.
Arsenal and Chelsea have said they CAN sign World Cup winner Mac Allister
Graeme Souness has backed Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister for a move to one of the Premier League’s top sides amid reported interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.
The 24-year-old played a starring role in Argentina’s famous World Cup victory, scoring against Poland and assisting Angel Di Maria in the spectacular final win over France.
Even before the tournament in Qatar, the midfielder was in excellent form for Brighton, scoring five times in 14 Premier League appearances before the break.
Arsenal agree new contracts
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Gabriel Martinelli, who has been linked with Barcelona, is getting closer to a new contract according to Fabrizio Romano.
Chelsea could sign Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko THIS MONTH.
The teenager has reportedly rejected the offer of a new contract with the German giants and could join the Blues following Armando Broja’s injury.
“Chelsea’s preference has always been to work on the player’s side to try and get him to accept a summer move and then their hope is that he doesn’t sign a new contract and they get him on a free transfer, which which is profitable and they get young talent,” CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT.
“But due to Armando Broja’s injury, there is a chance that Chelsea will want to escalate the situation and bring in Moukoko earlier. These are ongoing conversations.