There are under two weeks left of the January transfer window and all around the country the elite Premier League clubs will be busy looking to do some late deals to add to their squads before the deadline. Arsenal have been active over the past few days, and sealed their first signing on Friday with the capture of Belgian winger Leandro Trossard from Brighton.
On Friday night, reports emerged that the Gunners could also be interested in Real Madrid central midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. But they have now been dealt a blow in their pursuit, and could be forced to look elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are already looking ahead to the summer, with rumours intensifying that they could swoop for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane. The 29-year-old seems to be keen on a move himself, and it remains to be seen if there are developments in the coming days.
Spurs themselves surely need to make at least a signing or two soon to appease Antonio Conte, while the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Newcastle and Leeds could also open their wallets again before February.
So will we see any more confirmed deals today? There is only one place to find out…
Man Utd will rejected approaches for Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay this month, according to reports.
Maguire has had interest from West Ham, Wan-Bissaka is wanted by Crystal Palace and Wolves, while Newcastle have explored the possibility of signing McTominay.
Sky Sports report that none of the players will depart Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
However, loan offers for Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri will be considered.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter believes £88m signing Mykhaylo Mudryk can make his debut against Liverpool this weekend.
Mudryk is in line to face the Reds having trained with his new club all week.
But Potter insists it could be a while before fans see the Ukrainian play a full 90 minutes.
“He’s obviously come from a mid-season break so hasn’t played so much football recently, but has been training well, so we’ll assess him and see how much he can play at the weekend,” Potter said.
“There’s a chance he could make his debut. It’s how much he can do. I think 90 minutes no, but there’s probably a role for him at some stage in the game.”
Declan Rice is a huge admirer of Arsenal and Mikel Arteta’s side could have the advantage over Man Utd and Chelsea this summer.
The England international is likely to leave West Ham at the end of the season, especially if they drop out of the Premier League.
Harry Kane is reportedly keen on a move to Man Utd with Erik ten Hag plotting a summer swoop.
Tottenham have been very reluctant to let their talisman leave and Daniel Levy will be desperate to avoid striking a deal with a Premier League rival.
But Kane’s contract is set to expire at the end of next season so Tottenham’s final chance of recouping a decent fee will be in the summer.
On Friday the Evening Standard reported that Arsenal may look to seal a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who has struggled to secure a regular spot in Los Blancos’ starting XI this season.
However, sources close to the player have told Express Sport that the suggestions Camavinga could be Emirates-bound are “rubbish”, meaning the Gunners may be forced to look elsewhere.
Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s live updates as the transfer window enters the business stage.
All of the Premier League’s biggest clubs are in a race against time to get deals over the line.
Stay tuned for all the developments throughout the day.
Arsenal’s January transfer window has burst into life in the past few days as the Gunners have moved quickly to get some deals over the line. With the side sitting top of the Premier League and several points clear, perhaps there’s a recognition that there may be no better time to win the title than this season.
Further quality in depth is required though and they’ve made steps to add that, signing Leandro Trossard from Brighton for an initial £21million fee. Poland international Jakub Kiwior appears close to becoming the second signing shortly after, with a fee and contracts said to be agreed before a medical.
Further bolstering of the squad could follow shortly after, with the latest link being a move for Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. With that said, here’s a look at the latest updates on a potential move.
With Camavinga struggling to break into the first-team this season, manager Carlo Ancelotti explained the reason for such difficulties, following some early substitutions: “The substitution against Valencia was a technical one. He played well, but I changed him so as not to risk playing with 10 players.
“He played well against Barcelona, but I switched him because I wanted to bring more players on up front. I really believe in him. Admittedly, I’ve taken him off a number of times at the end of the first half and I haven’t always been fair to him in this respect, but I have complete confidence in him and he’ll contribute to the team tomorrow just as he always does.”
Arsenal are preparing a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga this January, according to the Evening Standard. The 20-year-old midfielder has struggled for game time since making the switch to Los Blancos from Rennes, though it is unclear whether a move would be sanctioned this month.