Transfer the news LIVE! Arsenal want Arthur, Conte asks Tottenham, Salah, Ronaldo, Chelsea update
As January nears the halfway point, rumors are starting to heat up.
Thomas Tuchel has hinted that Chelsea may indeed be looking to sign a new defender after seeing a number of their first-team stars get injured recently.
Follow the latest January transfer updates with the Standard Sport LIVE blog below!
Ndombele excluded from Spurs squad
Much speculation about Tanguy Ndombele’s future at the moment, after the Frenchman was booed in Tottenham’s FA Cup win over Morecambe at the weekend.
Antonio Conte has responded by leaving the midfielder out of his squad for tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.
A signal that his days in North London are numbered?
Arsenal loaned Arthur to Juventus star
Juventus star Arthur has been loaned to Arsenal as they assess their January transfer options.
Liverpool are not interested in Youri Tielemans
Despite reports to the contrary, Ben Jacobs has claimed Liverpool are not interested in signing Yuri Tielemans.
The Leicester City midfielder, one of Europe’s top-rated talents at one point, had been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool, although it appears the Merseyside giants are looking elsewhere.
Jurgen Klopp positive on Mo Salah contract talks
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he hopes Mo Salah signs a new contract at Anfield.
The forward appeared to suggest the ball was in the club’s court during a recent magazine interview, but Klopp spoke positively about the situation.
“I’m very positive about it, but I don’t think it makes sense for you to speak on behalf of the fans because I’m pretty sure the fans aren’t as nervous as you are,” Klopp said.
“They’ve known the club for quite a long time and have known the people who take care of the different things here for quite a long time, so I think there is enough reason to be positive. But until that is done, we can’t say anything about it.
“But, good conversations – that’s what I can say.”
Mauricio Pochettino in secret Man United takes
According to Le Parisien, Pochettino had secret talks with members of the highest ranking Manchester United.
Strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for years now, life in the French capital has been a struggle for the former Tottenham boss and maybe we could see him return to England.
Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea affairs
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted he was happy with his options at Chelsea, his comments seemed to suggest there could be additions amid links with a move for Renato Sanches, Adama Traore and Willy Boly.
Indeed, the German did not rule out anything during what remains of the window.
“In general, we are very happy.
Kylian Mbappe could STAY at PSG
While his move to Real Madrid often seems like a fate, new reports from France suggest Kylian Mbappe may in fact STAY at PSG.
Indeed, Les Parisien affirms that the prospect of a new agreement is still on the table in the French capital.
Antonio Conte asks Tottenham
Antonio Conte urged Tottenham to sign a new striker in a bid to FINALLY address their Harry Kane problem.
After watching his team struggle without the England captain, Conte is eager to see more coverage and competition asap.
Arsenal consider Arthur transfer
Fabrizio Romano has also revealed that Arsenal could take a step for Juventus midfielder Arthur.
The Brazilian is believed to be on the club’s radar as Mikel Arteta tries to bring in more options.
AC Milan want to sign Eric Bailly
Given Eric Bailly’s lack of minutes at Manchester United, AC Milan would be keen to try and take advantage of them.
Talks are believed to have been opened (by Fabrizio Romano) although no decision has yet been made.