Transfer news LIVE! Mudryk to Arsenal; Chelsea FC want Gvardiol; Messi next club latest; Tottenham rumours today

As the dust settles on arguably the greatest World Cup final of all time and Lionel Messi cements his legacy among the sport’s true greats with Argentina, attentions begin to turn to club football and the impending January transfer window. Arsenal, chelsea and Tottenham are among the clubs vying to score some big front-line deals to boost their hopes for the second half of a busy season, while Messi himself faces an uncertain future.

Arsenal have opened talks about Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is now pushing for a dream move to the Emirates. The Gunners are also reportedly going after the likes of Cody Gakpo and former Spurs target Nicolo Zaniolo, with Facundo Torres also prominent on Mikel Arteta’s wish list.

Chelsea are set to launch a £45m move for Josko Gvardiol and may also go after Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, having already secured deals for Christopher Nkunku and Datro David Fofana. The Blues are also following the likes of Joao Felix, Youssoufa Moukoko and Memphis Depay in their search for more firepower, while rivals Spurs could battle Liverpool for Sofyan Amrabat. Follow the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip LIVE below!

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Amrabat ‘prefers’ to move to Liverpool

Tottenham’s interest in Sofyan Amrabat has been reported, but they could be disappointed with Liverpool leading the race.

Foot Mercato claims that Jurgen Klopp has already spoken to the Moroccan midfielder’s representatives, and plans to do so again as the Reds prioritize the 26-year-old as one of their main targets.

It is suggested that Amrabat is interested in a move to the Premier League and although he has yet to make a final decision, his current preference would be to join Liverpool rather than Tottenham.

A January sale remains possible, with Fiorentina wanting a fee in the region of €40m.

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Howe downplays Fernández’s speech

Eddie Howe has played down talk of Newcastle by making a move for Enzo Fernandez.

The Benfica midfielder shone for Argentina at the World Cup as his country went all the way, collecting the Young Player of the Tournament award.

It seems inevitable that most of Europe will now be linked with the 21-year-old, although Newcastle might not be at the front of the line.

“I’m aware of him and I know him,” Howe said. “But I think the transfer fee could be quite hefty!”

Alan Shearer suggested during his BBC commentary that Fernández would look good at Newcastle, although Howe missed those comments for good reason.

How he responded: “I apologize to Alan, I was on the other channel!”

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PSG will look for the ‘best solution’ with Messi

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has insisted there is no rush to enter into talks with Lionel Messi about his future at the club.

The 35-year-old’s current focus will be on celebrating Argentina’s World Cup success, but he will soon turn his attention back to his club. His contract at PSG expires at the end of the season.

Recent reports have suggested that a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami is very much at stake, but Al-Khelaifi believes Messi is happy in Paris.

“No decision on Leo Messi’s contract will be made before the new year,” he told Gazzetta.

“We are very happy and Leo is also very happy with us. We will find the best solution together with Messi, we are very happy and this is fantastic”.

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Van Nistelrooy on the Gakpo rumors

Ruud van Nistelrooy has admitted that PSV will have no choice but to sell Cody Gakpo.

Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with the Dutchman, who scored in all three group games at the World Cup, and though the PSV manager’s comments are sure to give them some encouragement.

“If I have the option, I prefer the summer, but it can also be now,” Van Nistelrooy told Voetbal International when asked when Gakpo might leave.

“You just know there comes a time when you can’t say no.”

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Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez backed by big transfer

Enzo Fernández is being backed for a high-profile move into the Premier League after his World Cup heroics with Argentina.

The 21-year-old midfielder picked up the tournament’s best young player award after helping his country to their first world triumph since 1986 in Qatar yesterday.

Fernández has been most strongly linked with Liverpool, who are reported to have already reached an agreement with Benfica.

However, Newcastle are among the other clubs also believed to be in the running.

“Enzo Fernández, I like this boy. 21 years old, he has done nothing but improve his reputation. There will be clubs sniffing around him. The best, the best clubs,” said BBC pundit Rio Ferdinand.

“He was so serene, for such a young kid at this level. Tactically very well too.”

Pablo Zabaleta added: “He showed personality, class on the ball. I think maybe next summer he will go to a better league.

“A very complete midfielder. He can make tackles, he’s good with the ball and he can pass it effectively.”

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Chelsea see Hincapie as an alternative to Gvardiol

Moises Caicedo is not the only one of Ecuador’s World Cup stars who appears to have caught Chelsea’s eye.

Along with Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, his La Tri teammate Piero Hincapié is another name on the Blues’ lengthy January target list.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea view the versatile Bayer Leverkusen defender as a potential alternative should they be unable to sign Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig.

Like Caicedo, Hincapie was a key member of the Ecuadorian team that narrowly missed out on a place in the round of 16 in Qatar, committing a penalty in the decisive Group A loss to Senegal.

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De Jong remains interested in Man United change

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Manchester United are being linked with Frenkie de Jong.

In what felt like one of the longest summer transfer sagas in recent years, United pursued the Dutch midfielder relentlessly in Erik ten Hag’s first window in charge.

It was long rumored that they agreed a fee of €85m, but ultimately the deal never materialized and De Jong said he was more than happy to stay at Barcelona.

But could there be renewed hope at Old Trafford?

According to The Manchester Evening News, De Jong assured former Ajax boss Ten Hag that he was happy to join United and still plans to switch to the Premier League.

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Chelsea will fight with Liverpool for Caicedo

Josko Gvardiol is far from the only name on Chelsea’s radar in January.

While a short-term striker solution is the obvious priority after the season-ending injury to Armando Broja, Christopher Nkunku didn’t arrive until the summer and David Datro Fofana wasn’t considered an immediate first-team signing, Standard Sport understands. that the new transfer ‘think tank’ from Stamford Bridge are not limited to reinforcing a single position.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea, as well as Liverpool, are interested in a deal for Moisés Caicedo, although formal talks have not yet taken place.

Ecuadorian midfielder Caicedo has shone since joining Brighton last summer and is obviously a player current Blues boss Graham Potter knows all too well.

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Tottenham increase their interest in Amrabat

Tottenham are increasing their interest in Sofyan Amrabat, reports suggest.

Like Gvardiol, the Fiorentina midfielder is attracting enormous interest after an excellent World Cup campaign, where he helped Morocco become the first African nation to reach the semi-finals.

Rumors about Amrabat have been doing the rounds for a while, with Spurs and Liverpool among the most persistently linked suitors so far.

According to French outlet Foot Mercato, Tottenham are making progress in their search for Amrabat, although they could be disappointed with Jurgen Klopp, who has apparently made the 26-year-old his priority for the January window.

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Chelsea to launch £45m Gvardiol move

Josko Gvardiol managed to redeem himself somewhat after his nightmare with Lionel Messi by scoring and producing another great display to help Croatia finish third in the World Cup on Saturday.

Despite the heartbreak of the semi-final, the 20-year-old centre-back was still one of the best defenders in the tournament and is inevitably receiving a great deal of interest from across the continent.

Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City have all been linked with moves for Gvardiol, who is forecast to have a huge future.

And The Sun claims Chelsea will launch a £45m move to win the race next month, having successfully negotiated with RB Leipzig for the summer signing of Bundesliga top scorer Christopher Nkunku.

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