As the World Cup draws to a close, attention is turning to club soccer concerns and the small matter of the looming January transfer window. Throughout Europe, clubs like Arsenal, chelsea and Tottenham strive to win each other over in major mid-season deals.
Chelsea have been offered Joao Félix and his Atlético de Madrid teammate Matheus Cunhawith Memphis Depay also on his target list after accepting sign David Datro Fofana from Molde. The Blues could also take a radical turn in their interest in Cristiano Ronaldowho trains with Real Madrid.
Arsenal open talks for Mykhaylo Mudryk as they look to agree a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for the Ukrainian winger, with Mikel Arteta keen to bolster the Premier League leaders’ attacking options following the loss of Gabriel Jesus to injury. The Gunners could also make one last push for Youri Tielemans at Leicester. Tottenham have Donyell Malen, Isco and Weston McKennie in their sights, while Manchester United eye Goncalo Ramos, Cody Gakpo and Rafael Leao. Follow the latest transfer deals, rumors and gossip LIVE below!
Arsenal lead the race for Mudryk
Arsenal are on pole position to land Mykhaylo Mudryk in January.
Transfer journalist Gianluca Di Marzio described the Gunners as race leaders after AC Milan pulled out, having been outbid in the deal.
However, he named a fee of just £30m for the Ukrainian winger, despite Shakhtar Donetsk’s alleged demands for £85m.
Ounahi targeted for Arsenal trade
Arsenal have been urged to swoop in for two World Cup stars.
Morocco’s Azzedine Ounahi and Sofyan Amrabat have impressed in Qatar and Ray Parlor would take both in north London.
He told talkSPORT: “Ounahi, the No8, is in a different class. Would he accept it at Arsenal? Definitely!
“He seemed so comfortable, he was always on the half turn and looking to probe and try to get the balls in behind the full-backs.
“Amrabat, he is also a player. If I were Arsenal I would be watching it. Midfielder, he can put his foot in. Very good player”.
Pay Mount to sign Rice, Chelsea told him
Chelsea may have to comply with Mason Mount’s demands if they really want to one day sign Declan Rice.
The Blues academy product is reportedly demanding a £300,000 a week contract with talks underway over a new deal.
Glen Johnson has urged Chelsea to pay up so Mount can help them secure their best partner Rice, saying: “Obviously he’s a good player and Chelsea won’t want to lose him, but you can’t hold anyone hostage.
“I can’t imagine he’s the kind of guy who would stop working if he didn’t earn £300,000 a week. He doesn’t seem like that kind of guy.
“So I think they will eventually come to an agreement. Chelsea may have to keep Mount tactically if she wants to sign Declan Rice too.”
Tottenham returns for Amrabat
Tottenham are ready to make a deal for Moroccan World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat.
The Fiorentina midfielder was targeted on loan before Rodrigo Bentancur signed last year.
La Repubblica says Amrabat is available for a transfer in January… but at the inflated price of £43.5m.
Arsenal will miss Joao Félix’s line-up to replace Messi
Joao Félix will reject Chelsea and Arsenal in January.
According to the Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, his priority is to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.
Felix could be a long-term replacement for Lionel Messi, who is out of contract in the summer.
New bidder for Moukoko
Barcelona has entered the race to sign Youssoufa Moukoko.
Reports in Germany claim that Borussia Dortmund are closing in on signing the 18-year-old German forward on a new contract before it expires in June.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with Moukoko.
But Sport claims Barcelona want to beat them on a deal, but only as a free transfer amid rivals’ plans to pay a fee to sign him in January.
Joao Felix fee named
Atlético Madrid want £86m for Joao Félix in January.
The Portuguese striker is said to be available for a transfer with Chelsea, Arsenal and many others interested in a deal.
But Manchester United could be ahead of the queue, according to AS, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure has freed up a large chunk of wages.
Chelsea’s plan for Fofana
Chelsea are ready to send David Fofana on loan once he completes his £8.6m transfer to the club.
At just 19, the Mold striker is in advanced talks to join the Blues as his first January contract.
As one for the future, Standard Sport understands that a quick switch to gain more first-team experience will be Fofana’s immediate agenda as a Chelsea player.
Chelsea will miss Dumfries
Chelsea’s chances of landing Denzel Dumfries may have passed.
TMW report on Inter Milan doubling their price on the Dutch full-back since their summer interest in him.
Chelsea will now have to shell out more than £50m if they want to sign Dumfries in January.
on demand bonus
Sevilla want £26m for Moroccan World Cup hero Yassine Bounou.
Local outlet Estadio Deportivo named the goalkeeper as a possible candidate to replace Manuel Neuer at Bayern Munich.
Aston Villa are also interested while Manchester United were previously interested.