Hakim Ziyech could be the first victim of Chelsea’s January transfer spree by joining Roma. The winger has been targeted by the Italians as he finds himself squeezed out at Stamford Bridge.
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Belgium forward Leandro Trossard‘s agent says Tottenham were in talks to sign the 28-year-old before he joined north London rivals Arsenal, who were more decisive in securing the move.
Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij‘s agent says Inter Milan have contacted him about extending the 30-year-old’s contract, which runs out in the summer.
Burnley are in the final stages of talks as they look to bring in 22-year-old South Africa striker Lyle Foster from Belgian club Westerlo.
Manchester United have joined Paris St-Germain in the chase for 17-year-old Brazilian Vitor Roque, who has £52.5m release clause in his Athletico Paranaense contract.
Nottingham Forest are looking at bringing in PSG keeper Keylor Navas with England’s Dean Henderson, 25, facing a spell out injured, although Bournemouth and Leicester City are also interested in the 36-year-old Costa Rican.
Leicester City are showing a strong interest in Brazilian winger Tete, who is on loan at Lyon from Shakhtar Donetsk. Everton and Nottingham Forest also have the 22-year-old on their lists of targets.
Barcelona are happy with Spain defender Marcos Alonso‘s performances and plan to hold talks about extending the 32-year-old’s deal once the January transfer window closes.
Tottenham Hotspur are nervously waiting to find out whether or not the club’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici will be banned from operating on transfers.
Everton also want to bring in Ziyech to help their fight against relegation and would prefer to sign him on loan with a view to making the move permanent if they stay up.
Tottenham coach Antonio Conte‘s contract expires this summer and, while he has been offered a new deal, the 53-year-old has asked Spurs to put it on standby because he does not want to think about his future at the moment.
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the highest-paid sportsman ever with his £173m Al Nassr deal, smashing Lionel Messi and Canelo Alvarez‘s pay.
Tottenham winger Bryan Gil, 21, wants to go back to Valencia and may get his wish in January.
Newcastle have been heavily linked with highly-rated 19-year-old Velez Sarsfield midfielder Maximo Perrone, but Manchester City may have beaten the Magpies to his signature.
Erik ten Hag reportedly tried to shut down any excuses by ordering one Manchester United player to ‘stop whining’ after he complained it was too hot to play during the team’s defeat against Brentford in August.
Chelsea are pressing ahead with a club-record transfer that could see Enzo Fernandez arrive at Stamford Bridge in January.
Newcastle United had a £40m bid for Napoli’s 25-year-old Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz turned down, but the Magpies are expected to renew their interest in the summer. Arsenal are said to have also shown interest. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)
West Ham failed with a late deadline-day bid to sign Colombia striker Duvan Zapata, 30, on loan from Italian club Atalanta. (Sky Sports)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta believes France winger Ousmane Dembele, 24, has already agreed to sign for a club as a free agent in the summer when his contract at the Nou Camp ends. (Goal)
Liverpool are confident of completing a pre-contract agreement to sign 19-year-old Fulham forward Fabio Carvalho as a free agent in the summer after missing out on the Portugal-born England youth international on deadline day. (Sky Sports)
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe will go back in for Sven Botman, 22, in the summer after missing out on Lille’s £35m Dutch defender. (Mirror)
Kevin Friend has been dropped from the Premier League refereeing roster for the next round of games over his performance in Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Crystal Palace. (Mail)
Aaron Ramsey’s move to Rangers reportedly means a potential automatic contract extension through the summer of 2024 cannot now happen.(Scottish sun)
Vitesse Arnhem manager Thomas Letsch blocked all of Atalanta and Rangers’ moves to sign striker Danilho Doekhi in January, according to reports in the Netherlands.(Scottish sun)
Arsenal are preparing a new long-term contract offer for England star Bukayo Saka to avoid him getting anywhere near the end of his current deal, due to expire in 2024.(Sun)
Manchester United could have the chance to secure Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager as early as March with his Paris Saint-Germain future likely to depend on their Champions League last-16 clash with Real Madrid. (Mirror)
Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, says it was an “easy” decision to snub Arsenal for a move to “glorious” Juventus during the January transfer window. (Metro)
West Ham’s 23-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice, 23-year-old Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde and his France team-mate Aurelien Tchouameni, the 22-year-old midfielder from Monaco, have been shortlisted by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel as summer targets. (Athletic, subscription required)
Manchester City “will do what they can” to convince Borussia Dortmund striker ErlingBraut Haaland to sign for them in the summer, despite knowing the Norway international would prefer a move to Real Madrid. (Athletic, subscription required)
Haaland, 21, is however said to not be “in Real’s plans right now”, with the Spanish club instead focused on signing France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, from Paris St-Germain in the summer. (El Chiringuito, via AS in Spanish)
Newcastle United defender Jamal Lewis, 24, is said to have rejected potential deadline-day moves to Stoke and Birmingham City, and is now set to be left out of the Magpies’ revised 25-man Premier League squad to make way for their January additions. (Football Insider)
Barca are reportedly considering terminating Dembele’s contract early, which could see Chelsea, Tottenham and Paris St-Germain renew interest in the winger. (Express)
Spanish winger Bryan Gil, 20, said his family urged him to return to Spain with Valencia on loan just six months after he joined Tottenham from Sevilla for £21m. (Sun)
Former Germany manager Joachim Low has agreed to take charge of Turkish club Fenerbahce, with the 61-year-old World Cup-winning boss to take the helm before the start of next season. (Haber Global, in Turkish)
Mino Raiola is ready to look for a new club for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt as the Serie A side’s management will not match Dusan Vlahovic’s contract in talks over fresh terms.(Sun)
Gillingham chairman Paul Scally has slammed Premier League clubs over their January transfer window spending, branding it “disgusting and obscene”.(Star)
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is set to return to Lyon as a free agent in the summer after no move was secured in January.(Sun)