Deadline day is almost upon us and there are still deals to be done for Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and more. The biggest signing in the next 48 hours or so could be the Gunners’ move for Moises Caicedo, which is continuing at a pace after his public transfer request. Brighton recently rejected a £60million bid.
Declan Rice and Ivan Fresneda are also being linked with Arsenal. Chelsea, also long-term fans of Rice, are still looking to sign Enzo Fernandez and a new offer is in the works, as confirmed by Standard Sport. But, Benfica want to strengthen the Argentine’s release clause. Malo Gusto yesterday became Chelsea’s latest signing.
Tottenham are also active and are expected to complete a £42m move for Pedro Porro imminently thanks to Hector Bellerin’s move to Sporting CP, while also being linked with a swoop for Jobe Bellingham, the younger brother of England star Jude. Follow all the latest January transfer news, rumours and gossip via Standard Sport’s live blog!
Exclusive: Spurs set to land Soonsup-Bell
Tottenham have agreed a fee to sign Chelsea Under-21s striker Jude Soonsup-Bell to bolster the club’s academy.
The 19-year-old is highly regarded at Cobham but has sought another pathway, winding down his contract to its final six months.
Spurs are now expected to seal the signing when Soonsup-Bell completes a medical and puts pen to paper on his new deal.
Spurs eye Lloris replacement
Tottenham will attempt to sign Jordan Pickford in the summer.
Football Insider say the Everton goalkeeper has been identified as their ideal replacement for Hugo Lloris.
The club captain’s contract is up in the summer and it is widely expected he will leave north London.
Everton’s fight with relegation could have a big impact on the deal.
More on Enzo Fernandez
Chelsea are back in talks to sign Enzo Fernandez, Standard Sport understand.
The Blues plan to bid above the Benfica star’s £105m release clause to ensure it can be spread over a longer period of payments.
Alexis Mac Allister and Amadou Onana are being eyed as alternative targets.
Fernandez to Chelsea latest
Benfica are looking to increase Enzo Fernandez’s release clause.
According to Record, the Lisbon club are offering the player a £1.75m bonus for him to agree to a new contract.
The Chelsea target’s release clause would then tip £130m ahead of a potential Real Madrid bid in the summer.
Porro to Spurs edges closer
Hector Bellerin is set to sign for Sporting CP, Standard Sport understand.
The Barcelona right-back is heading out on loan with the deal to nudge forward Tottenham’s bid for Pedro Porro.
De Zerbi speaks out on Caicedo
Roberto De Zerbi has admitted he is “ready” to sell Moises Caicedo to Arsenal.
“I would like him to finish the season with us. But we are ready to go forward without him – I think we need some players in some positions.
“I spoke a lot with [Brighton chairman] Tony [Bloom], he knows very well my opinion. We are a good team but we can improve from the transfer window.”
Arsenal await Fresneda verdict
It is decision time for Ivan Fresneda.
The Spanish full-back is wanted by both Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund in a £13m switch from Valladolid.
Personal terms and a transfer fee are reportedly agreed with both clubs.
But Fabrizio Romano reports on Fresneda, 18, still not having made up his mind.
Spurs told to pay huge Hincapie fee
Tottenham have been told to fork out £80m for Piero Hincapie.
The Bayer Leverkusen defender is on Spurs’ radar, according to The Sun, after impressing at the World Cup.
But it is said they will not be going near Hincapie’s price tag.
Brighton line up Caicedo replacements
A potential replacement for Moises Caicedo has signed for Brighton.
Yasin Ayari, a 19-year-old Swedish midfielder, will seal a £5.25m move from AIK when a medical and the paperwork are completed.
RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara is also on their radar.
Arsenal lay out Caicedo plan
Arsenal are hopeful of landing Moises Caicedo this month.
Football.London report on Brighton’s move for a replacement being key to the deal – plus agreeing a transfer fee with the Seagulls.
And Caicedo arriving would also not disrupt plans to sign Declan Rice, as he would still be wanted in the summer if the Ecuadorian signs.
Caicedo was not involved earlier today when Brighton beat Liverpool in the FA Cup.
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