Arsenal, chelsea and Tottenham are in the mix to cap their busy January transfer windows with some big deals before deadline day. The Gunners have already snapped up Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior but are now moving onto Federico Chiesa and Ivan Fresneda to bolster their flanks with Declan Rice, Amadou Onana and Moises Caicedo targets in midfield.
The Brighton midfielder has already been the subject of a £55m offer from Chelseawho have again failed in a fresh push to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of an £87m offer from Stamford Bridge. The Blues are also ready to launch another bid for Anthony Gordon.
Over at Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma has now joined on loan after hijacking Everton’s agreed deal and a fresh round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro are planned for this week amid interest from Chelsea, while links with Nicolo Zaniolo continue to bubble along. Follow all of the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!
Lyon eye Lamptey in Chelsea boost
A former Chelsea player could help the Blues get their deal for Malo Gusto over the line.
The Lyon defender is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge with personal terms already agreed as the clubs thrash out a transfer fee.
Chelsea want to sign Gusto now but Lyon would prefer a summer sale for £35m.
Fabrizio Romano reports on the French club taking a look at Brighton’s Cobham academy graduate Tariq Lamptey as a potential replacement.
Why Arsenal target Onana skipped Everton training
There was much excitement among Arsenal fans yesterday when Amadou Onana missed Everton training.
Standard Sports understands the Gunners are keen on the Belgian as an alternative midfield target to Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
However, far from pushing for a move away from relegation-threatened Everton this month, he was in fact attending a wedding in a pre-agreed absence.
Arsenal want Chiesa
Federico Chiesa has emerged as Arsenal’s top target to take their attack to the next level.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato say the Juventus winger is high on the Gunners’ agenda even though they have already signed Leandro Trossard this month.
Real Madrid are also monitoring Chiesa and Liverpool have previously been linked.
Enzo Fernandez: Benfica confident on keeping Chelsea target
Chelsea are eager to sign Enzo Fernandez this month, though have run into problems with Benfica.
Indeed, the Lisbon giants have often stressed the Argentina star is simply going nowhere unless his £106m release clause is paid in full.
To no one’s surprise, that message has not changed.
A first look at Arnaut Danjuma at Tottenham
Look away, Everton fans!
Arsenal working on midfielder signing before January window shuts, Mikel Arteta confirms
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta would like to add a midfielder to his squad before the January transfer window closes next week.
There are “concerns” around the fitness of midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who has been out since the middle of this month with a knee injury.
Arteta has not confirmed when Elneny could be back playing as he is still being assessed, but he is out of Friday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Manchester City.
Tottenham confirm Arnaut Danjuma loan signing in first transfer of January window
Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Arnaut Danjuma on loan until the end of the season.
Danjuma had agreed to join crisis club Everton, but Spurs hijacked that deal for the Villarreal forward, who will boost Antonio Conte’s attacking options. The deal includes an option for Spurs to buy the 25-year-old in the summer.
The Netherlands international, who was not selected for the World Cup in Qatar, underwent a medical yesterday and will replace Lucas Moura in Conte’s squad.
Brentford and Leicester keen on Djed Spence
Djed Spence has barely had much of a look-in at Tottenham this season and could now be on the move.
Spurs are pushing to sign Pedro Porro during what remains of this month’s transfer window, forcing Spence further down the pecking order.
As a result, the former Nottingham Forest defender may be allowed to leave with Brentford and Leicester said to be keen.
Danjuma completes medical at Tottenham
Fabrizio Romano has given it the here we go treatment!
Could Lucas Moura and Bryan Gil leave Tottenham?
With Arnaunt Danjuma heading to Tottenham, what could that mean for some of Antonio Conte’s other attacking options?
In the immediate term, Danjuma’s signing could pave the way for Lucas Moura to leave this month or Bryan Gil to return to Spain.
Perhaps the biggest question, however, is whether Danjuma is truly an Antonio Conte signing or a piece of opportunistic club business. The Spurs boss has already demonstrated that buying players for him is risky, with Djed Spence, labeled a “club signing” by Conte, still waiting for his first start since a £15million summer move.