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Hammers fearful over Carroll
After reports that Chelsea want Andy Carroll on loan, West Ham are worried that their striker “has had his head turned,” the Mirror says.
It reports that the Hammers have been offered a swap deal involving Michy Batshuayi, but manager David Moyes is keen to keep his key players at the London Stadium as he looks to build on fine recent form.
Carroll is now “understood to have his heart set on a move to Stamford Bridge, where he would play Champions League football.” Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke, though the Mirror says that Carroll “would be their preference.”
23.00 GMT: Alright, that’s enough excitement for one day. Check out ESPNFC.com a bit later to get Wednesday’s edition of Transfer Talk delivered fresh for your enjoyment! Goodnight.
22.47 GMT: Last entry of the day could be good news for Arsenal?
Mirror Football reports that personal terms have been agreed with Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which would clear the way for a January transfer. Of course, transfers aren’t that simple but this would be a big hurdle cleared as Dortmund are reportedly looking to move on from the 29-year-old after his third club-enforced suspension in the past year: Aubameyang missed Sunday’s 0-0 draw vs. Wolfsburg for “disciplinary reasons,” having missed a team meeting.
Aubameyang is in superb form this season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions for the Black and Yellows but it might not be enough to keep him at the club.
22.33 GMT: Here’s a fun one right before the end here… expect more on this in Wednesday’s edition of Transfer Talk too.
West Ham prepared to sell Andy Carroll for £20m. Will also listen to sensible offers for Hernandez, Ayew or Sakho
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 16, 2018
Suddenly, a lot of teams are showing interest in Andy Carroll and West Ham are keen to capitalise in this window. Nice work if you can get it!
The Telegraph reports that Chelsea have approached about a permanent move for the former Newcastle and Liverpool target man so maybe this valuation will suit them as they chase another option for their inconsistent attack.
22.22 GMT: Sticking in the Italian capital, Swansea are reportedly leading the chase for Milan and Portugal striker Andre Silva, according to Wales Online.
The Premier League strugglers are in desperate need of goalscoring reinforcements if they’re to remain in the top flight next season and Silva, 22, could be the ideal option as Carlos Carvalhal looks to bolster his squad ahead of the final months of the season.
Silva was reasonably prolific for Porto but has struggled to settle at the San Siro, not scoring in 12 appearances for his new club since joining for €38m last summer. Therefore, a change of scenery to South Wales could be just the trick and even though Wolverhampton Wanderers were previously considered favourites for his services — Silva’s agent is Jorge Mendes, who has placed many of his players at Wolves — the Prem side are thought to be top of the queue.
Carvalhal has reportedly been linked to want-away Atletico Madrid pair Kevin Gameiro and Nicolas Gaitan in the past couple of days but has seemingly turned his attentions to the Portugal forward instead.
22.06 GMT: Inter Milan could use reinforcements and Mundo Deportivo believes they’re close to securing a deal for out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.
The 24-year-old hasn’t played since April due to injury but that’s not stopped Barca from playing hardball over a valuation: Inter’s latest proposal of a loan to buy (with a €25m option) was rejected as the Spanish Primera Division leaders are holding firm on their valuation of €35-40m.
Rafinha was named in Barca’s squad for their midweek Copa del Rey game, a sign of his fitness, but Inter are still hopeful of making a January move.
21.57 GMT: Liverpool fans aren’t satisfied with beating Manchester City, oh no. They want to see the Philippe Coutinho windfall reinvested as soon as possible and the Liverpool Echo (via Sky Sports) reckons that they’ve made initial inquiries about former Red and current Milan playmaker Suso.
The 23-year-old from Spain has finally found his footing in Serie A after failing to crack the Liverpool first team from 2012-15 and spending seasons on loan at Almeria and Genoa but Tuttosport says the Italian side have told the Merseyside club to look elsewhere.
21.40 GMT: We’ve got a DONE DEAL in Ligue 1 as midfielder Vincent Koziello has completed a move to Cologne on a four-and-a-half-year deal, for a fee in the reported region of €3m.
— 1. FC Köln (@fckoeln) January 16, 2018
Koziello, 22, has been capped by France U-21s but wanted a move to further his career and could make his Bundesliga debut against Hamburg this weekend.
21.21 GMT: Is Jack Rodwell on his way out at Sunderland?
The Sunderland Echo reports that the 26-year-old informed the club two weeks ago that he wanted a move away from the Stadium of Light but so far, nothing has materialised for the midfielder. At present, only Celtic have reportedly shown interest in him.
Rodwell’s wages could be a sticking point for any club wishing to take him on: he’s the only member of last season’s relegated squad not to take a 40 percent pay cut following the drop, according to the Echo yet injuries have limited him to just three first-team appearances in 2017-18.
The same article also reports that Lamine Kone and Didier Ndong have asked for moves out of Sunderland this month.
21.07 GMT: Instead of watching FA Cup replays, why not try the latest edition of Transfer Rater?
Shaka Hislop and Ross Dyer look at the freshest batch of rumoured moves, including Jonny Evans (West Brom to Man City) and Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal to Chelsea. Watch here.
20.50 GMT: Everton’s transfer business continues at speed following last week’s signing of Cenk Tosun but they’re facing competition for their next target.
The Liverpool Echo reports that they’re tussling with Bournemouth and Lyon for the services of Lille forward Martin Terrier.
Terrier, 20, is currently on loan at Strasbourg but is looking for a permanent move and could be the ideal foil for Tosun up front at Goodison Park. The youngster has impressed enough to get five caps for the France U-21 side, scoring seven goals, but he won’t be cheap: Lille’s price is reportedly £13m for the prospect.
20.33 GMT: It’s DONE DEAL time in Major League Soccer again as the LA Galaxy announce the signing of defender Emrah Klimenta, formerly of Sacramento Republic FC.
Klimenta, 26, had been with Sacramento since their debut season in 2014, making 92 appearance since and helping them to a USL PRO championship in their first season.
20.12 GMT: On to a DONE DEAL in the Championship as Derby County announce they’ve got their man…
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) January 16, 2018
The move of Norwich striker Cameron Jerome to the Rams has been confirmed on Tuesday. Jerome, 31, spent four seasons at Carrow Road where he scored 38 goals in 123 games but has found playing time hard to come by under new manager Daniel Farke.
Jerome could make his Derby debut this Friday, according to Sky Sports, and has signed a deal for one-and-a-half years at his new club. The reported transfer fee was £1.5m.
19.50 GMT: We don’t yet know where Alexis Sanchez will end up this January transfer window but we can tell you one club he won’t be playing for.
League One side Oldham Athletic took to Twitter on Tuesday to confirm that they are NOT in the running for the Arsenal and Chile star. Sorry, Latics fans.
19.23 GMT: Time for a DONE DEAL in Major League Soccer next, as the Houston Dynamo have a new defender to show off.
¡Bienvenido a Houston @alejandrof294!
— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) January 16, 2018
Venezuelan defender Alejandro Fuenmayor joins the Texas club from Carabobo FC on a full transfer. The 20-year-old has plenty of first-team footballing experience since breaking into the Carabobo first-team back in 2013 at the age of 17. Said Dynamo head coach Wilmer Cabrera: “[Fuenmayor] is excited, and he knows the responsibility that comes with playing for the Houston Dynamo. We know he is ready for the challenge, and with our tools and our core group we can help him adapt very quickly.”
18.58 GMT: Here’s a DONE DEAL involving Leicester City…
— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018
Prospect Raul Uche is heading back to Spain on loan, where he’ll link up with Real Betis until the end of the season. Uche, 20, joined the Foxes in the summer of 2016 from Rayo Vallecano but has yet to break through into the first team squad, spending the past two seasons in the club’s development squad.
18.31 GMT: Will Dwight Gayle be on the move this month? The Chronicle suggests that the Newcastle forward is a top target for Championship side Fulham, though the Cottagers will need to make some sales in order to afford the 27-year-old’s reported £15m price tag.
Exiting Craven Cottage to make room for Gayle could be top prospect Tom Cairney, who has been linked this month with a move to West Brom.
Gayle netted 23 goals in 2016-17 to help the Magpies win the Championship and get back into the Premier League.
18.11 GMT: At one point in the summer, Birmingham’s Dutch midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld looked to be heading to Derby but the 27-year-old has just signed a contract extension to stay at St. Andrew’s.
Kieftenbeld nearly left on deadline day in August but the paperwork wasn’t submitted in time and he’s since become a crucial figure. His new deal runs through June, 2020.
17.56 GMT: Are Liverpool closing in on another signing? The Daily Star reports that the Reds might make a move for Bordeaux and Brazil forward Malcom despite every indication that the 20-year-old was destined for the Emirates.
17.34 GMT: Some news involving Manchester United up next as the club confirm that defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has returned from his loan at Leeds United.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 16, 2018
So there you have it.
17.10 GMT: Bologna could make a January offer for Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini, according to reports in Italy.
17.00 GMT: Liverpool’s Belgium international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said he is considering his situation at Anfield — and the Liverpool Echo, citing reports in Belgium, says Serie A leaders Napoli are interested in him.
16.15 GMT: League One strugglers Oldham Athletic have re-signed young Manchester City defender Kean Bryan on loan, and he will stay at Boundary Park until the end of the season.
16.05 GMT: The arrival of Jerome at Derby will mean forward Chris Martin is available to go out on loan — and Reading are interested, according to Sky Sports.
15.55 GMT: Norwich boss Daniel Farke has confirmed that Cameron Jerome’s move to Derby is poised to happen, saying: “We can be honest. We expect that there will be a deal. It is not 100 percent done, but that is the situation at the moment.”
15.35 GMT: DONE DEAL — It’s off to the seaside resort of Blackpool — where off from the seaside resort of Blackpool goes Scott Quigley, who has joined Wrexham on loan for the rest of the season.
15.25 GMT: Long-serving Norwich City defender Russell Martin has arrived in Glasgow for a medical ahead of an expected loan move to Rangers, according to reports in Scotland.
15.15 GMT: An eye on the longer term here — are Manchester City set to sign Brazil midfielder Fred in the summer?
#MCFC are working on a deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar. Not considered a priority in this window but the cost has been creeping up since talks began last year and they’d like a deal in place with a view to him joining before the World Cup https://t.co/R7Z5d38gOU
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) January 16, 2018
14.50 GMT: Times have been tough for Real Madrid this season, and reports in Spain suggest that they are poised to pay Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi‘s £97.8 million release clause.
14.32 GMT: News for fans of bottom-of-the-table Swansea City now, with the Swans having reportedly moved into pole position to sign Andre Silva from AC Milan
13.55 GMT: Cristiano Ronaldo‘s camp once again claim the Real Madrid star wants to return to Manchester United — but this time around it might actually be true.
13.35 GMT: A League One DONE DEAL for you now — Huddersfield forward Jack Payne has joined Blackburn for the remainder of the season.
He’s done it against us this season, and now he’ll do it for us!
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) January 16, 2018
13.15 GMT: Into the Championship, where Derby are poised to sign Norwich striker Cameron Jerome in a £1.5 million deal, Sky Sports reports.
12.50 GMT: Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko has returned to his former club FC Midtjylland on loan until the end of the season.
12.40 GMT: Closer and closer for Theo Walcott and Everton, it would seem:
Walcott travelling to Finch Farm https://t.co/er5l50MNcX
— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) January 16, 2018
12.30 GMT: Mundo Deportivo reports that talks will take place between Barcelona and Inter Milan over a move for Rafinha, saying the Serie A club “are very interested in the Brazilian midfielder.”
12.10 GMT: Could this be the opening gambit in Arsenal’s Aubameyang attempts?
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) January 16, 2018
11.50 GMT: Now here’s a blast from the past – could Tim Cahill, a Millwall legend, be returning to the Den at the age of 38?
The London Evening Standard reports that it’s possible, saying talks are taking place after the midfielder left Melbourne City last month. However, Millwall manager Neil Harris, a former teammate of Cahill’s, has a new wide player and central defender top of his list.
11.40 GMT: Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been linked with a €50 million move to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, coached by Fabio Cannavaro.
Italian outlets including Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Belgium international Nainggolan would be offered a €12m-per-year contract.
11.30 GMT: To Portugal now, where O Jogo reports that Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich sent scouts to watch Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins in action. Martins has a € 60 million buyout clause in his contract.
11.15 GMT: DONE DEAL — Crystal Palace forward Keshi Anderson has joined Swindon Town on a two-and-a-half-year deal, making the move for an undisclosed fee after a loan spell.
— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) January 16, 2018
10.55 GMT: Manchester City are preparing to make a renewed move for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans after abandoning attempts to sign Alexis Sanchez, sources have told ESPN FC.
The Premier League leaders, who pulled out of the race to sign the Arsenal forward on Monday due to the cost of the deal, had been keen to sign Evans during the summer transfer window.
10.35 GMT: Norwich City midfielder James Maddison has turned a few heads with his performances and goals this season, and the London Evening Standard reports that Tottenham Hotspur are among the interested clubs.
It says Spurs “have been tracking the 21-year-old since before he joined the Canaries from Coventry in February 2016,” but Norwich do not want to let him go. Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester have also been credited with an interest.
10.20 GMT: A little more on Aubameyang: Dortmund head coach Peter Stoger has offered him an opening to return to the matchday squad when they travel to Hertha Berlin on Friday.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Stoger said: “He’s a BVB player, he’s in training, and he has the chance to get back into the team if his attitude is right.
10.00 GMT: Leon Goretzka is being linked with Bayern Munich, but Schalke remain hopeful that he could yet stay at the club.
“There’s nothing new to report,” sporting executive Christian Heidel said after the player reportedly met club president Clemens Tonnies. “All of the club, including Tonnies, is fighting to keep him here.”
09.50 GMT: Another DONE DEAL for you, this time from Italy — Inter Milan have signed defender Lisandro Lopez on loan from Benfica, with an option for a permanent transfer in the summer.
Lopez, 28, had a medical on Monday after a first training session at Inter’s Pinetina centre, and is likely to be on the bench against Roma on Sunday.
Ufficiale: @lichilopez2 è nerazzurro! ⚫️?
— Inter (@Inter) January 15, 2018
09.40 GMT: Liverpool are set to send midfielder Marko Grujic on loan to a Championship club because they want to ensure he gets first-team football, the Liverpool Echo reports.
It says that although Grujic, 21, is interesting top flight sides West Ham and Huddersfield, Liverpool want “guarantees that Grujic would start matches rather than simply be a squad player.”
09.25 GMT: Emre Can has been increasingly linked with a move to Juventus, but the man himself denies that any deal has been struck with the Italian champions.
Can, out of contract at Anfield at the end of the season, said he was still talking to Liverpool officials about a new deal.
09.15 GMT: To Spain for a DONE DEAL in which Athletic Bilbao have signed Romania international Cristian Ganea from FC Viitoru Constanta.
The left-back will join in July 2018 and has signed a contract until June 2021 with an option to extend it for a further season.
09.00 GMT: West Ham have no interest in allowing Andy Carroll to leave on loan during the window, assistant manager Alan Irvine has said.
The 29-year-old forward, who is due to miss West Ham’s FA Cup third-round replay against Shrewsbury on Tuesday through injury, has been linked with a temporary move to Chelsea.
07.56 GMT: Jose Mourinho says Manchester United have “a chance” of signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, while admitting Henrikh Mkhitaryan could leave.
Sanchez has been linked with a move to Old Trafford with Mkhitaryan going the other way. Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN FC that Manchester City have now pulled out of the race for the Chilean. Read more here.
07.41 GMT: Judging by the noise on social media this morning Everton are close to signing Theo Walcott from Arsenal for £20m.
Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirmed talks last week and it sounds like they are now progressing.
07.12 GMT: Good morning, we’ll kick off Tuesday’s Transfer Talk live blog with news that struggling Swansea will attempt to bring in two players from Atletico Madrid in an effort to beat relegation.
Wales Online reports that the two men in question are Kevin Gameiro and Nicolas Gaitan — a striker and a playmaker to sort out their problems in front of goal. It’s certainly ambitious.
Gunners wait on Sanchez after Aubameyang talks
Arsenal have held negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over signing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but are waiting for the future of Alexis Sanchez future to be settled before completing a deal, sources have told ESPN FC.
The Gunners are confident that a deal can be done with Dortmund after Gabon international Aubameyang was punished for skipping a team meeting over the weekend.
But Arsenal want Sanchez’s situation clarified before launching a formal bid, especially as a deal with Manchester United for the Chile international could see Henrikh Mkhitaryan come the other way, sources said.
It comes after the Guardian reported that Arsenal “are increasingly confident” about signing Aubameyang.
However, it added that the Gunners might have to pay more than £50 million for the 28-year-old, with “negotiations over a fee ongoing.”
In the meantime, Arsenal are closing in on Bordeaux forward Malcom, likely to cost around £40 million.
Chelsea make late bid to snatch Sanchez
Just when it seemed that Manchester City’s withdrawal from the race to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez had opened the way for United, along comes some potential late drama.
The Telegraph reports that Chelsea “are trying hijack United’s bid to sign Sanchez in another dramatic twist to this extraordinary transfer saga.”
It says United have offered Mkhitaryan to Arsenal as part of their bid to land Sanchez and — for now — remain in pole position to sign him.
Chelsea “are thought to be undeterred at this stage by the huge costs involved in trying to sign Sanchez,” though there is not believed to have been any direct contact between the Blues and Arsenal yet.
The paper concludes that “it would take another dramatic turn of events for United to lose out on him,” but that isn’t impossible.
— Everton are favourites to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott in a £20 million deal and will stave off competition from his old club, Southampton, to do so, according to the Guardian.
It says talks between the Merseysiders and Walcott’s representatives have moved forward, with the Goodison Park hierarchy undeterred by his transfer fee.
— Hands up who had Paul Lambert in the Stoke manager sweepstakes? No? Well, Lambert has landed and will be given a transfer kitty to spend as he looks to steer the Potters away from danger.
The Mirror said the new manager “will meet the club’s owners to discuss potential targets,” though it warns that Stoke “will not break the bank.”