It’s go time as the January transfer window is open. Find out when it closes across Europe, view the latest transfers as they happen and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.
TOP STORY: Stones tops Arteta’s Arsenal wish list
John Stones could be in line for a stunning Premier League switch, with new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta keen on signing the England international, The Sun reports. The City defender is represented by the same agency as Arteta and would be keen to discuss a move, even if it’s only on loan.
Stones’ season has been plagued by injury and loss of form, with no sign of a new contract offer from City and just two years left to run on his deal at the Etihad.
The Sun claims that there is also an understanding that City boss Pep Guardiola has lost faith in Stones, a potential problem ahead of this summer’s Euros, with England manager Gareth Southgate keen to see the 25-year-old featuring regularly for his club side.
Arsenal’s defensive struggles have cost them this season. No team in the top 10 of the Premier League has conceded more than the 31 goals the Gunners have shipped this term.
22.52 GMT: Representatives from AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven have met with the agent of Ricardo Rodriguez to discuss a deal that would bring the 27-year-old Swiss left-back to the Netherlands, according to Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, after his place in the Rossoneri starting XI was taken by Theo Hernandez.
22.29 GMT: Real Betis have announced that they’ve signed 25-year-old midfielder Guido Rodriguez to a four-and-a-half-year contract after agreeing a fee with Mexico giants Club America.
— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) January 14, 2020
22.06 GMT: Frustrated in their pursuit of Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph, West Ham could turn to Fulham’s 27-year-old shot stopper Marcus Bettinelli, according to the Telegraph.
21.43 GMT: The Colorado Rapids have confirmed the signing of 27-year-old attacker Nicolas Benezet after sending $50,000 in General Allocation Money (and another $50,000 if his starts 75% of the Rapids’ matches in 2020) for the right to negotiate with the former Reds wide man.
Welcome to Colorado, @NicolasBenezet!#Rapids96
— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) January 14, 2020
21.20 GMT: Earlier in the day we brought you news of Chelsea recalling Conor Gallagher from his loan at relegation-threatened Charlton Athletic in order to place him at a more competitive club, and now the Mail writes that the 19-year-old midfielder is closing in on a loan switch to Swansea.
20.57 GMT: Manchester United starlet Tahith Chong is out of contract this summer and has been linked with a free transfer to Juventus, but now Sky Sport Italia’s Fabrizio Romano reports that the 20-year-old’s agent is in Milan offering his client to Inter.
Exclusive: Inter just met in Milano with the agent of Tahit Chong. He’ll be free agent on next June and has been offered to the Italian club. Many teams interested in him. 🔴 #MUFC #ManUnited #Inter #transfers pic.twitter.com/xOy3nGKdQI
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2020
20.34 GMT: While Atletico Madrid outcast Thomas Lemar has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham in recent weeks, Mundo Deportivo reports that it’s Wolves who could actually land the 24-year-old France international on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy.
20.11 GMT: Despite their need for defensive reinforcements, Chelsea are unlikely to exercise their £40m buyback option for Bournemouth’s in-demand centre-back Nathan Ake, according to Sky Sports.
19.44 GMT: D.C. United continued its roster reshuffle on Tuesday, acquiring midfielder Edison Flores from Mexico’s Morelia. The MLS club will pay a $5 million transfer fee, according to multiple reports.
The 25-year old from Peru had 12 goals and six assists for Morelia across all competitions over the past two seasons and will occupy a Designated Player spot for D.C. United. He reportedly agreed on a five-year, $10 million deal that will include incentives.
19.22 GMT: Celtic have announced the signing of 21-year-old Poland U21 striker Patryk Klimala from Polish top-flight side Jagiellonia Bialystok.
📝 Patryk Klimala joins #CelticFC on a four-and-a-half year deal – welcome to Paradise, @KlimalaPatryk! 🍀⚪️
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 14, 2020
19.07 GMT: Chelsea have recalled Conor Gallagher from his season-long loan at relegation-threatened Championship side Charlton Athletic, according to the Evening Standard, with the Blues seeking to test the promising 19-year-old midfielder at a promotion-chasing squad or a lower-level Premier League team following an excellent first half of his campaign.
18.39 GMT: Watford have confirmed the signing of 24-year-old attacker Ignacio Pussetto from Udinese on a contract that runs through 2024.
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) January 14, 2020
18.16 GMT:LAFC star forward Carlos Vela would welcome Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to Los Angeles with open arms, even if the 31-year-old would be playing for archival LA Galaxy. Read the full story.
17.53 GMT: Midtable Serie A side Hellas Verona has confirmed the permanent signing of forward Fabio Borini, having signed the 28-year-old from AC Milan on a contract through the remainder of the season.
Fabio #Borini è gialloblù col #⃣1⃣6⃣!
La formula ➡️ https://t.co/PQwHx6qFqj#HVFC pic.twitter.com/8sQscnarE1
— Hellas Verona FC (@HellasVeronaFC) January 14, 2020
17.30 GMT: Just six months after joining Napoli, Fernando Llorente is set to leave the Naples club, Calciomercato writes, with Tottenham said to be interested in re-signing the 24-year-old striker who served as Harry Kane’s backup last season now that the Spurs talisman could miss the remainder of the campaign with a knee injury.
17.07 GMT: Thirty-four-year-old Dutch goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer has left Eredivisie giants Feyenoord to embark on a journey with 2019…
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