Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal FC miss out on Fresneda; Chelsea want Gordon; Tottenham to confirm Danjuma; latest

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are working hard to wrap up deals as the January transfer window approaches. Despite being the leader of the Premier League, the Gunners have already snapped up two players in the form of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior and are still keen to target Ivan Fresneda and Chelsea target Moises Caicedo.

The Brighton midfielder is already the subject of a £55m bid from Chelsea, who have again failed in their recent push to sign Argentina star Enzo Fernandez amid reports of an £87m bid from Stamford Bridge. The Blues are also ready to make another bid for Anthony Gordon if he fails to sign in the summer.

Over at Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma is set to join on loan after the rapture of Verton’s deal and a new round of talks over the potential signing of top target Pedro Porro are set to take place this week amid interest from Chelsea, while links with the boss Nicolas Zaniolo continue. through Follow all the latest transfer news, rumors and rumors below!

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Fulham close to Cedric loan

Arsenal and Fulham are close to agreeing a loan move for Cedric Soares, according to ESPN.

After renewed talks this week, a deal has finally been reached and the defender is now expected to join for the rest of the season.

Fulham will cover Cedric’s full wages – reportedly close to £10.00 a week – and will have no option or obligation to make the deal permanent.

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Tottenham to pay Porro release clause

Tottenham have agreed to pay Pedro Porro’s £39m release clause, according to the Record.

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They have hinted that they have held up all transfer window to pay the fee, hoping to meet with Spurs for a lower fee and also offer players in exchange.

But, with less than a week to go until the window closes, the boots are ready to be coughed up.

Moreover, it is already agreed upon in personal terms that the transfer is now expected to be a formality.

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Gusto is desperate to join Chelsea

According to Chelsea’s command, Malo Gusto will be between £30-35million and will be accepted by Lyon, reports L’Equipe.

The player, also interested in Manchester United, “absolutely wants to join Chelsea” before the window closes next week and has already agreed to a deal in six and a half years.

Discussions with Lyon are continuing, with the Ligue 1 club hoping to keep the player on loan for the rest of the season.

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Chelsea did not want Ziyech to join Newcastle

Chelsea are reluctant to allow Hakim Ziyech to join Newcastle on loan.

The Morocco international is open to leaving Stamford Bridge this month and Newcastle have looked at the possibility of signing him to boost the champions’ League bid.

But Chelsea increasingly see their rival Newcastle following a revival after being taken over by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.

Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have personal friendships with members of the Newcastle team and their position on Ziyech is indicated.

Read more here: Chelsea reluctant to confirm rivals Newcastle interest in Ziyech

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Fulham’s extension of Willian’s weight

Fulham are open to renewing Willian’s contract to keep him at Craven Cottage beyond this season, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

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The 34-year-old Brazilian has less than six months left in the business but is increasingly looking towards west London as he looks to expand his home and business beyond the year.

Willian joined Fulham on a free transfer last summer and was a key player in his prime under Marco Silva. He has three goals and two assists in 14 Premier League appearances.

Fulham have indicated that they are willing to give Willian a contract extension but will not start talks until the transfer window has closed, as the club prioritize new signings to strengthen their squad.

Read more here: Fulham to spend on Willian’s new contract after his impressive return to the Premier League

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Liverpool loved the type of lead

Liverpool are tipped to make a move for Sofyan Amrabat in the summer.

Calcio Mercato report that the Reds are keen to sign the Moroccan midfielder, but Fiorentina are refusing to accept a January sale.

He loved to command a fee of around 35 million, which Liverpool did not want to share with him this month but would come before the end of the season.

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No orders yet for Fresneda

Real Valladolid are yet to accept the invitation of Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund’s Ivan Fresneda, the club have confirmed.

There have been reports in Spain of BVB closing in on the deal, but the situation is now open.

“(Fresneda) has raised the interest of many teams, but we have not received an official offer,” Real Valladolid’s player director Fran Sanchez told Diario AS.

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“It is true that we have been contacted by several clubs and that the interest of several clubs is real, but it is not an official offer.

“We are not desperately looking to sell a player.”

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West Ham are weighing a Tete bid

Hijacking transfers is a theme this window as West Ham are now the concern of Leicester under Tete.

The 20-year-old is on loan at Lyon from Shakhtar, and has six goals in 17 appearances this season.

Shakhtar are ready to cash in on the player, with Lyon able to turn the deal into a permanent deal for £17.5m.

Lyon would be persuaded to let his loanee go this month to join another club.

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New shoes to make Porro bid today

Tottenham once again push to sign Pedro Porro, with recent talks today, and could offer players in exchange, according to Fabrizio Romano.

“Tottenham will push again for Pedro Porro – they are ready to offer players to Lisbon, but they just want money,” said CaughtOffside.

“The exchange deal will not be easy, but the Spurs remain football and will push again for this business in the next 24 hours.”

He was a late substitute as Arouca beat Sporting last night.

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Chelsea want more FOUR

Chelsea have already spent close to 200 million miles this month, but there are still four more deals through the door before next week’s announcement.

Along with the aforementioned Antonio Gordon, the Blues are also chasing top target Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Tottenham are chasing Pedro Porro, according to various reports.

The window is now bumper and it looks likely that it will also get a dealer at Stamford Bridge and Cobham. Under seven days to go!



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