Transfer news LIVE! £52m Arsenal boost, Bamba update; Chelsea latest; Traces eye Porro breakthrough

As the January deadline approaches, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are among the clubs still looking for some big deals in the transfer market. Ibrahima Bamba is the latest player to be linked with Arsenal as they continue to lead Barcelona in the race for Martin Zubimendi.

By Chelsea, the name Enzo Fernandez refuses to move away from their shortlist, although a deal is in place for Lyon Malo wants has encountered a major stumbling block. Both the Blues and Arsenal are looking for a breakthrough in their pursuit Moses Caicedoamid Brighton’s fervent defense of their midfielder.

Tottenham are focused on securing a £39 million deal Pedro Porro but also find significant resistance, in this case from Sporting CP, despite a deal appearing close. Nicolo Zaniolo is also a target. Stay up to date with the latest transfer news, rumors and signings via Standard Sport’s live blog!

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Weghorst wants to move permanently to Man United

Wout Weghorst is already keen to make his move to Manchester United permanent.

The striker is currently on loan from Burnley until the end of the season, but hopes to stay at Old Trafford after the summer.

“Of course I want to stay longer,” said Weghorst. “I saw the first week and how big the club is, in everything, the facilities, the club, even the quality of the team and the way we play.

“There’s a lot of quality in everything and that’s something you’re looking to work in, to be in a winning atmosphere. I think the first week went well and it’s up to me to deliver and contribute and help the team as much as I can. I am confident that I can play a part in that.”

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McKennie nears Premier League move

Weston McKennie’s agent is in London to secure his player’s transfer to Juventus.

Leeds would have the advantage over Arsenal to sign the American.

La Repubblica says the fee would be around £25 million.

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Fulham midfielder in Baggies talks

Nathaniel Chalobah is in talks with West Brom.

Standard sports‘s Nizaar Kinsella reports on the Fulham midfielder pondering his future without a deal yet with the Baggies.

Fulham are looking to bolster their squad with Sasa Lukic and a new signing could mark the end of Chalobah’s 18 months at the club.

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Bamba to Arsenal update

Ibrahima Bamba’s agent has confirmed he was in London, but not for transfer talks with Arsenal.

The Gunners have been linked with a £26 million deal for the midfielder from Vitoria Guimaraes.

“It’s true I was in London, but I just came from Germany where I was watching Edmond Tapsoba’s game,” Filipe Macedo Alves told O Jogo.

“Bamba is not the only player I work with.

“He is a player profile that is obviously of interest to many clubs, but today he is a Vitoria player and is only focused on Monday’s game in Chaves. The market is open, but I will not feed any rumours.”

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Important news!

Multiple outlets are reporting that Sean Dyche will be Everton’s new manager.

Talks with Marcelo Bielsa have failed and the former Burnley boss heads to Goodison Park!


Torino star wants Fulham to leave

Sasa Lukic has told Torino he wants to go to Fulham. Standard sports understands.

The Cottagers are making a bid to sign the midfielder in an £8 million deal, while also chasing Arsenal’s Cedric Soares and Fluminense’s Andre.

Read more from our reporter Nick Purewal here!


Diomande boss opens up about transfer interest

Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly among those showing “huge interest” in Midtjylland youngster Ousmane Diomande.

The sporting director of the Danish club has spoken out about the attention of the transfer market for his teenage star.

Svend Graversen said: “It is no secret that there is huge interest in him. Then we have to see if there is something that can match what we want.

“We could see he was really talented. What is perhaps surprising is the price of these players – especially the young players. It only goes one way.”

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Caicedo to Arsenal not ruled out

Arsenal could make another late splash on Moises Caicedo.

According to Fabrizio Romano, The Gunners are most likely out of a trio including Chelsea and Liverpool to make a huge bid.

That’s what it takes to convince Brighton to sell, with a touted fee of £75 million.

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Gusto isn’t going anywhere

Chelsea have been told to forget signing Malo Gusto this month.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has tweeted that the right-back will play for the club until “at least” the end of June.

However, the statement could open the door to signing Gusto and loaning him back to the French team.

Chelsea want a new fullback amid Reece James’ injury woes with Gusto estimated at £35 million.

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Arsenal lead Zubimendi race

Arsenal are in pole position to sign Martin Zubimendi in the summer.

After a rapprochement was rejected by the player earlier this month, Sport reports his intention to leave Real Sociedad in the summer.

The midfielder has a £52 million release clause and Barcelona are also interested in their bid to replace Sergio Busquets.

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