All the latest transfer news on Raul Jimenez, Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Willian Jose and more, as Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United eye January deals
Clubs around Europe are beginning to finalise their plans, with top players linked with big-money moves.
As we inch closer to the deadline, Premier League sides are starting to ramp up their activities behind the scenes.
In London, Arsenal have been linked with a host of defenders to solve their injury crisis at the back.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur have been touted as a potential destination for Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose.
Chelsea are reportedly in the market for a striker, with Edinson Cavani a target.
We’ll also keep an eye on the other clubs in the top flight, with Manchester United still in negotiations for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Keep up to date with all the latest developments from around London and the Premier League right here.
Chelsea linked with Pope
According to 90min, Chelsea are considering selling Kepa Arrizabalaga in the summer and could replace him with Burnley’s Nick Pope.
Poveda set for Leeds medical
According to The Athletic, Manchester City winger Ian Poveda will undergo a medical with Leeds United before concluding a permanent deal later today.
West Ham eye Fraser
According to The Mirror, West Ham are interested in signing Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser.
The Scotland international, who is out of contract in the summer, was previously linked with a summer move to Arsenal or Liverpool.
Bruno Guimaraes set to join Lyon
Athletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is set to disappoint Arsenal by joining French club Lyon.
Arsenal learn Kurzawa asking price despite ‘terms being agreed’
Paris Saint-Germain are demanding a fee of at least £4.2 million for the full-back to move to Arsenal during the January transfer window, according to The Telegraph.
However, the report also states that the French club’s asking price could rise to as much as £8.4 million, as PSG aim to regain as much as the £20 million they spent on the defender when he signed from Monaco in 2015.
If a deal cannot be completed this month, France Football claim that Kurzawa has already agreed a five-year-deal in principle with Arsenal which will see him arrive at the Emirates Stadium on a free transfer in the summer.
Aubameyang drops Barcelona bombshell
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to join them.
Mundo Deportivo state that the striker “dreams of wearing the jersey of Barca”, and has told the club that he wants to join them.
However, there has also been a meeting between Barcelona and Jorge Mendes – who represents Valencia striker Rodrigo – as the La Liga side aim to sign a replacement for Luis Suarez, who will miss the rest of the season.
Isco asking price set as Liverpool enter race
According to a report cited in the Daily Star, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen on a move for Isco, but Real Madrid will not accept a bid lower than £59 million.
It is claimed that an offer worth €56m (£47.3m) from an unnamed club has already been rejected.
Chelsea have also been linked to the Spanish international, with Frank Lampard eyeing more creativity in his midfield.
Bayern won’t take up Coutinho option
According to Bild, Bayern Munich will not take up their option to sign Philippe Coutinho permanently.
The Brazilian is currently on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona.
West Ham not eyeing move for Payet
Despite reports from France, West Ham are not interested in re-signing Dimitri Payet from Marseille, according to Sky Sports.
Arsenal could target Wolves star
According to AS, Arsenal could make an offer for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez in the unlikely event that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang departs the club.
The Mexican international has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.
Southampton reject Adams bid
According to the BBC, Southampton have rejected a third offer from Leeds United for Che Adams.
Leeds have reportedly offered a loan fee with an option to buy for £20million if they win promotion to the Premier League.
Chelsea launch Cavani loan move
According to The Times, Chelsea have offered to sign Edinson Cavani on loan from Paris Saint-Germain until the end of the season.
The report claims Chelsea are willing to pay a loan fee of £5 million and would cover the striker’s £360,000-a-week wages.
Chelsea confirm loan deal
Chelsea have confirmed that goalkeeper Jamal Blackman has completed a loan move to Bristol Rovers.
The 26-year-old spent the first half of the season at Vitesse Arnhem, but struggled with injury and moved back to Chelsea recently.
However, Chelsea have announced that Blackman will make the move to the League One side until the end of the season.
Jorge Mendes on Bruno Fernandes’ future
Jorge Mendes has told Sky Sports News that he is unsure if Bruno Fernandes will be leaving Sporting in the January transfer window.
The midfielder has been linked with Spurs in the past, but Manchester United are now the heavy favourites to land his signature.
However, Mendes says he doesn’t know if the 25-year-old will be leaving before the end of this month – but did state that he will be making an exit in the summer.
Bayern have ‘no intention’ of signing Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho is on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona.
But according to Bild, the Bundesliga giants will not be making a move to sign the playmaker permanently.
There is a buyout clause in his deal, but Bayern have no plans to trigger it, meaning he will be heading back to Barcelona at the end of the season.
Matviyenko sends hint on move
Shakhtar defender Mykola Matviyenko has sent a hint about his future on Instagram following links with Arsenal.
Real Madrid ‘open’ to Bale exit
According to The Telegraph, Real Madrid are open to discussing a potential sale of Gareth Bale to former club Tottenham.
Liverpool eye Nice midfielder
According to French outlet Footmercato, Liverpool and PSG have contacted the agent of Nice’s Pedro Brazao over a potential move.
Dani Ceballos in talks about terminating loan
Dani Ceballos is reportedly in talks with Real Madrid about cancelling his loan at Arsenal.
The midfielder suffered an injury in November that meant him missing nine matches, but returned to the bench for the win against Manchester United on New Year’s Day.
However, he has failed to register a single minute on the pitch since returning from injury, and is said to be looking at options elsewhere for the second half of the season.
Carrusel Deportivo state that Ceballos is in talks about cancelling his loan and moving elsewhere, with one eye on Spain’s Euro 2020 squad.
The midfielder is aware that he will need plenty of minutes in the second half of the season to nail down a place in the team, and feels he is unlikely to get them under Mikel Arteta.
Upamecano to leave Leipzig
Dayot Upamecano will be leaving RB Leipzig – but not until the summer.
That’s according to Sky in Germany, who state that the defender will not be signing a contract extension with the Bundesliga side.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with the centre-back, but now Bayern Munich are also said to be considering a summer move.
Upamecano will only have one year remaining on his current deal in the summer, and so a transfer would be expected to cost around €30m to €40m (£25.3m to £33.8m).
Real Sociedad reject Spurs’ Willian Jose bid
Real Sociedad have reportedly rejected Spurs’ latest bid for striker Willian Jose.
Journalist Roberto Ramajo (via GSFN) says that Spurs have put in an opening offer worth €25m (£21.2m).
However, the Spanish side are hoping for around €50m (£42.2m) for the 28-year-old, who has a release clause of €70m (£59.1m).
The striker has asked to be left out of all first-team games until his future is resolved.
Martinelli to Liverpool?
We’ve taken a look here at how Barcelona and Manchester United both missed out on signing Gabriel Martinelli.
That’s following news that Liverpool are keeping track of the 18-year-old.