With Arsenal having officially lost out to chelsea on the Mykhaylo Mudryk signing, the January transfer window is expected to spring into life. Mikel Arteta, whose side beat Tottenham on Sunday to extend their lead atop the Premier League, is keen on a wide forward and could now turn attentions to Barcelona pair Raphinha and Ferran Torres during what remains of the window.
Over at Stamford Bridge, meanwhile, the spending is not expected to stop. Even with Mudryk through the door, there are claims the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital regime are ready to invest a further £100m into Graham Potter’s side as doubts about Raheem Sterling’s future emerge.
While Spurs aren’t thought to be in line for such spending, Antonio Conte’s side continues to be linked with Sporting right-back Pedro Porro and transfer talks over the Spain international are reportedly set. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumors below!
West Ham launch £25m move for Moffi as David Moyes clings on for now
West Ham have made a bid worth up to £25million for Lorient forward Terem Moffi, as David Moyes battles to save his job, writes Malik Ouzia.
The Hammers find themselves in the relegation zone at the midway stage of the season following’s Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Wolves – a sixth in seven League games either side of the World Cup.
The club’s hierarchy have so far been strong in backing their manager and Moyes is expected to remain in charge for next weekend’s crucial home meeting with fellow strugglers Everton, where Frank Lampard’s position as manager appears even more precarious.
David Moyes under pressure at West Ham?
After spending over £150m during the summer, much more was expected of West Ham.
While we remain at a deceptively early point of the season, the Hammers are involved in a relegation battle as things stand.
As a result, the Daily Telegraph claim the club are considering the likes of Nuno Espirito Santo and Rafa Benitez as potential short-term replacements.
Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea confirmed!
RB Leipzig director Max Eberl has now CONFIRMED Chelsea will sign Christopher Nkunku this summer.
The French forward had been widely expected to move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season anyway but the German club have confirmed it is “clear” the Blues will land yet another huge signing.
Speaking to BILD, Eberl said: “The signs are very, very clear that he’s moving to Chelsea.”
Crystal Palace launch fresh bid to sign Conor Gallagher
Despite an excellent loan at Crystal Palace last season, Conor Gallagher is struggling for form.
While the midfielder can hardly be blamed for the Blues’ many problems this season, Gallagher is barely getting a kick and all the progress he made last season is at risk of going to waste.
According to Caught Offside, however, Palace are ready to offer him a lifeline.
They claim the Eagles will launch a move to sign Gallagher again between now and the end of the month.
Scott McTominay to stay at Manchester United
The arrival of Casemiro at Manchester United has seen Scott McTominay fall down the pecking order somewhat.
So much so, in fact, that the Scotland international has been linked with a move to Newcastle.
Still, according to Fabrizio Romano, there is little chance United will allow him to leave at this stage as Erik ten Hag plots a shock title challenge.
Arsenal offered Tottenham target Leandro Trossard
Leandro Trossard has made it pretty clear he’d like to leave Brighton this month after a public fall-out with manager Roberto De Zerbi.
The Belgian was left out of their huge win over Liverpool over the course of the weekend and his agent has hit out at the Seagulls chief.
One of the Premier League’s form players before the World Cup, the attacker is of interest to Tottenham.
Still, according to the Independent, Trossard has been offered to Arsenal as they plot moves for signings in attacking areas.
Raheem Sterling to leave Chelsea?
It’d be fair to say Raheem Sterling hasn’t proved to be much of a roaring success at Chelsea this season.
Whether that is totally down to him of course is up for debate but the England international has certainly formed part of a wider malaise.
So much so that, according to Football Insider, the Blues could be willing to accept offer for Sterling already.
Tottenham to hold Pedro Porro transfer talks
Tottenham will meet with Sporting Lisbon this week to try and strike a deal for Pedro Porro.
The Portuguese club continue to insist they will only sell if the €45m release clause is paid in full, but Ben Jacobs reports that Spurs still want to see if they can get the full-back for a cheaper price.
It’s claimed that Porro is keen on the move, and Tottenham remain hopeful they will not have to pay the full amount.
Chelsea to spend £100m more after Mudryk signing
With Mykhaylo Mudryk now through the door, you could be forgiven in thinking that Chelsea are ready to slow down somewhat.
Having spent close to £400m now since May’s takeover, it’s difficult to see how the Blues fit any more new signings in.
Still, according to Football Insider, the Boehly-Clearlake Capital regime are ready to spend £100m MORE during what remains of this month’s transfer window.
Arsenal want Raphinha AND Ferran Torres
After losing out on their top target, Arsenal are seemingly scrambling.
It’s pretty clear Mikel Arteta is hell-bent on bringing a wide forward into his ranks between now and the end of the season and attentions have reportedly turned to Barcelona.
Raphinha is a target but, according to 90 Min, the Gunners also want to sign Ferran Torres.
The former Manchester City forward could also happen as part of a huge double swoop.