Transfer news LIVE! Fofana to Chelsea FC agreed; Arsenal in Mudryk talks; Tottenham eye Malen; rumours today

As the World Cup draws to a close, attention is increasingly turning to club soccer concerns and the small matter of the looming January transfer window. Clubs across Europe are already striving to win each other over in major mid-season deals that could help them achieve their goals in the second half of a busy campaign.

Chelsea have been offered Joao Félix and his Atlético de Madrid teammate Matheus Cunha, with Memphis Depay also on his target list after agreeing to sign David Datro Fofana from Molde. The Blues could also take a radical turn in their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo.

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!

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Tottenham among clubs interested in Memphis Depay

With Memphis Depay falling down the pecking order at Barcelona, ​​the Dutchman has been the subject of transfer speculation.

Certainly an attractive proposition in his prime, Chelsea have been linked with a move for the former Manchester United man, who has rebuilt his career after leaving Old Trafford.

Now, Tottenham is being touted as a target.

Spanish outlet Sport claims that Spurs are one of the clubs that have an offer on the table.

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Manchester United takeover procedure

Take heart, Manchester United fans.

While acquisitions tend to drag on, it appears the sale to remove the Glazer family from Old Trafford is moving in the right direction.

In fact, Avram Glazer tells The Athletic: “The process continues.

“It’s not necessarily a sale, it’s a process and we’re moving forward with the process, so we’ll see what happens.”

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Chelsea prepare to sign David Datro Fofana

Chelsea have been making an effort to strengthen their youth ranks of late and that recruiting drive appears to be continuing.

Academy director Neil Bath has been given the task of building a team capable of competing with the first team for years to come, with major signings already made.

Now, it looks like the Blues are closing in on another.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Molde striker David Datro Fofana is close to a move to Stamford Bridge for over £10m.


Liverpool favorite to sign Jude Bellingham

While there may be more lucrative moves on the market, few would doubt that the addition of Jude Bellingham to Liverpool would be exciting.

The England star’s style of action looks perfect for Jurgen Klopp’s brand of football and the idea of ​​such a talent moving to a team not called Manchester City would be very interesting, which could help balance a little the Premier League.

Well, and while there is likely to be interest elsewhere, Liverpool are currently the favorites to sign Bellingham.

Next Bellingham club odds via Betfair

Liverpool: 3/1

Man City: 4/1

Manchester United: 10/1

Real Madrid: 1/14

Newcastle: 1/16

Chelsea: 1/25

Arsenal: 33/1

Jude Bellingham leaves Birmingham Airport / Pennsylvania


Arsenal will “probably” hire Joao Félix

Arsenal are in the market for a new striker after surgery on Gabriel Jesus.

Manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the club is “very active” in the transfer market as they try to maintain their Premier League title push in the second half of the season.

With Joao Félix up for sale at Atlético Madrid, the Gunners are being touted as a potential landing spot.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Arsenal and Manchester United are currently seen as the most likely destinations if they reach the asking price of £86m.

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Erik ten Hag promised big funds despite Manchester United takeover

Manchester United is for sale, much to the delight of the club’s supporters.

As always, the club is being linked with all sorts of transfers ahead of a possible acquisition, although that’s a bit rash. After all, a sale of this magnitude will surely take a while to complete.

Still, according to The Sun, the Glazer family is still ready to back Erik ten Hag.

It is claimed that the American family will continue to back the Dutchman, with Portugal star Goncalo Ramos on the radar.


Josko Gvardiol: “Most likely” is that Chelsea will sign Real Madrid

Chelsea are reportedly the most likely to sign Josko Gvardiol this summer.

Despite Lionel Messi’s master class against the RB Leipzig defender, the Croatian star emerged as one of the leading figures of the World Cup in Qatar.

Real Madrid are reportedly ready to offer £78m for the player, although leading transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio has advised the Blues to move.

“I know that Chelsea and Real Madrid are the two clubs that are showing the most interest at the moment,” he said.

“They have already made offers. His price is going to be higher after this World Cup and Chelsea probably have the best chance of doing this deal in January, while Madrid prefer to do it during the summer.”

“I know that the most important clubs in Europe are fighting for Gvardiol”

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Chelsea ‘in touch’ with Vlahovic’s agent

It’s the Chelsea striker rumors aplenty just in the aftermath of the aforementioned season-ending injury suffered by Armando Broja.

You can add Dusan Vlahovic to the list of potential January targets, the man Arsenal so ardently pursued to no avail last summer.

The Serbian leader has scored six goals in 10 Serie A games for Juventus since moving from rivals Fiorentina in a £66.6m deal, but his future is already uncertain amid woes away from the club. Juventus field.

According to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs, several clubs are in contact with Vlahovic’s agent, including Chelsea.

It remains to be seen if Arsenal will reignite their interest in his signing after Gabriel Jesus’ injury, in the meantime.

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Full story: Arsenal open talks over £85m Mudryk

And here’s more from Standard Sport’s Arsenal correspondent Simon Collings on Mykhaylo Mudryk…

Arsenal have opened talks with Shakhtar Donetsk over a deal for Ukrainian winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The Gunners have made signing a new forward a priority in the January transfer window and are prepared to back Mikel Arteta to help maintain their title push.

Premier League leaders Arsenal have been following Mudryk since the summer and have now started negotiations with Shakhtar in the hope that a deal can be reached.

Shakhtar values ​​the 21-year-old at £85m but it is believed they could soften their stance. Arsenal wanted to sign a wide forward over the summer and looked at Pedro Neto from Wolves.

The need for more attacking firepower has increased as striker Gabriel Jesus faces three months out following knee surgery.

Read the full post here

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Full story: Félix, Cunha and Depay all the options for Chelsea

Here’s the full story on Felix, Cunha and Depay from Standard Sport’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella…

Chelsea could look to sign a striker in January after losing Armando Broja to a serious knee injury.

The Blues have been offered the chance to sign Atlético Madrid pair Joao Félix and Matheus Cunha, while Barcelona striker Memphis Depay is also an option.

Broja has been ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing an ACL during a friendly against Aston Villa in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Chelsea will explore short-term and long-term options in January, with only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kai Havertz available to lead their attack in the second half of the season.

They have reached a £52.7m deal to sign RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku next summer, complicating their options next month. Chelsea were offered the chance to sign Félix for £86m before losing Broja to injury.

Read the full post here

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