The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs might be closed, but they are still working tirelessly behind the scenes to line up the arrival of their next stars. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world’s media to see who could be heading to your club when Jan. 1 arrives.
TOP STORY: Ramsey agrees to join Juventus
Italian newspaper Corielle dello Sport claims Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has agreed to join Juventus.
It reports that confirmation of Wales international Ramsey’s move to the Serie A champions will be made official imminently.
Another publication, Tuttosport, also carries a Ramsey article on its front page, which reports that the 28-year-old is in line for a four-year deal worth €8 million per season.
Ramsey’s Arsenal contract expires in the summer, when he will be able to leave for free.
15.00 GMT: Manchester City are set to sign teenage Espanyol attacker Oscar Tarensi, according to Sport, which says they have won the race for the 15-year-old.
14.15 GMT — DONE DEAL: As predicted in Whispers (see below), Everton defender Mason Holgate has joined Championship promotion-chasers West Brom on loan for the rest of the season.
— Everton (@Everton) December 31, 2018
13.30 GMT: Arsenal could face frustration in their efforts to sign Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega because he and his family are settled in Spain, according to reports.
12.45 GMT: Queens Park Rangers have recalled midfielder Ryan Manning from his loan spell at fellow Championship side Rotherham United.
12.00 GMT: Hull manager Nigel Adkins has said Tottenham’s reported interested in forward Jarrod Bowen is a tribute to the Championship club.
“It’s good to have speculation, because it means that we have players that are doing well,” Adkins said.
11.15 GMT: Scottish champions Celtic could sign West Brom winger Oliver Burke on loan for the rest of the season, according to the Daily Record.
Scotland international Burke, who has made only three Championship appearances this season, is also reported to be interesting English clubs including Millwall.
10.30 GMT: Neil Warnock has said Cardiff are interested in signing Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, who has made only five appearances this season, adding that he is hopeful of further reinforcements.
10.00 GMT: Watford coach Javi Gracia has said he wants midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure to stay despite being linked with French champions Paris Saint-Germain. “For me, Abdoulaye is a great player — he is very important for us,” Gracia said. “Right now, he is at home with us and I am trying to help him to improve. To do that, I am of the thinking that he will be staying with us for a long time.”
09.15 GMT: Championship leaders Leeds have benefited from 13 goals by forward Kemar Roofe so far this season, but reports suggest Newcastle could make an attempt to sign him in January.
Magpies manager Rafa Benitez wants to remedy his side’s lack of goals so far and is set to turn to former West Bromwich Albion and Oxford United player Roofe.
Inter want to sign Kroos and Godin
Corielle dello Sport claims Inter Milan are in talks with not one Madrid club but two over the transfers of Real’s midfield maestro Toni Kroos and Atleti’s defensive stalwart Diego Godin.
Both players are considered to be world leaders in their position and would cost a lot of money, but it appears Inter are ready to spend big in 2019.
The Serie A side were taken over by Chinese retail giant Suning Commerce Group in 2016.
Inter also keen on Kovacic
There has been talk of Chelsea trying to make Mateo Kovacic’s loan move to Stamford Bridge permanent, but they are not the only club interested — Inter are keen on the Croatia international, says Tuttosport.
The 24-year-old is on a season-long loan from Real Madrid after being part of the deal that took Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea to the Bernabeu.
It was recently reported that Real were considering offering Kovacic and Isco as part of a bid for Eden Hazard, but it has emerged that Inter are also keen on a player who was with them between 2013 and 2015.
Isco will not be moving in January
Speaking of Isco , the Spain star has seemingly ended talk of a move away from Real Madrid.
The 26-year-old has not started a league game under new manager Santiago Solari and was strongly linked with several of Europe’s top clubs.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSG are among those reportedly interested in a big-money move, but Metro quotes Isco as telling Deportes Cuatro he will not be leaving in January and wants to remain at the Bernabeu.
One man who won’t be heading to Inter is Jose
Jose Mourinho’s departure from Manchester United has left people wondering where he will end up next. It won’t be Inter Milan, if their sporting director is to be believed.
Mourinho won the Champions League at Inter in 2010 before resigning to take over at Real Madrid.
Sporting director Piero Ausilio told Sky Italia they will be sticking with Luciano Spalletti, as they are only 18 months into their “project” and expect him to remain for years to come.
Football Whispers’ transfer algorithm gives the likelihood of rumours happening, using a score of 1-5.
Mason Holgate to West Brom — 4.8
Everton defender Holgate is on the verge of joining West Brom in what is likely to be a loan move. The 22-year-old, who has not made an Everton matchday squad since mid-September, is said to have already completed his medical.
Dominic Solanke to Crystal Palace — 4.0
Roy Hodgson has publicly confirmed his interest in Solanke, and the Daily Mail has reported that a medical has taken a place ahead of a loan switch. The 21-year-old has not made the bench in the league or Champions League all season.
Javier Hernandez to Valencia — 3.6
Valencia and West Ham United are reportedly in talks over the sale of striker Hernandez in January. The 30-year-old has made only seven league starts this season.
Mats Hummels to Chelsea — 2.6
Chelsea are said to have asked how much World Cup winner Hummels will cost and been told he could become a Blues player for £30m. The 30-year-old has started only three of the past nine games.
Junior Firpo to Manchester City — 2.5
Pep Guardiola is said to be keen on Real Madrid transfer target Firpo. The 22-year-old is rumoured to be valued at about £40m by his club, Real Betis.