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!
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
Merry Christmas, Arsenal fans!
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.
Atletico Madrid close in on Çağlar Söyüncü
Who saw this coming?
Atletico Madrid, according to Fabrizio Romano, are closing in on signing Leicester defender Çağlar Söyüncü.
The Turkey international has fallen down the pecking order despite a strong start and now looks set to move to the Spanish capital.
Suarez ready to join Gremio!
It’s been a pretty miserable World Cup for Luis Suarez but he’s expected to receive some Christmas cheer in the form of a new club.
With his short-term contract at boyhood club Nacional expiring at the start of 2023, Suarez is in search of a new home and it appears to be Brazilian club Gremio.
Suarez is reportedly set to become the club’s biggest earner, signing a two-year deal.
Chelsea remain in pole position for Gvardiol
Chelsea continue to lead the race for Josko Gvardiol.
That’s according to journalist Nicolo Schira, who claims the RB Leipzig centre-back remains the Blues’ main target.
It seems unlikely that Chelsea will be able to complete a deal in January, but should Gvardiol move this summer, it seems likely West London could be the destination.
Emery ready to sell Martinez
Emi Martinez’s time at Aston Villa may be coming to an end, reports in Spain claim
Fichajes claims Unai Emery is unwilling to work with the goalkeeper, who has just won the World Cup with Argentina, due to concerns over his personality and the Villa boss is keen on bringing Martinez forward.
Emery has already revealed he will speak to Martinez about his celebrations after the World Cup success, with the goalkeeper mocking Kylian Mbappe on more than one occasion.
Should Emery get his wish and Martinez leave, it has been reported that Moroccan goalkeeper Bono could be the man to replace him.