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TOTTENHAM have HIJACKED Everton's deal for Arnaut Danjuma with the Villarreal midfielder accepting Spurs' proposal.
Danjuma was all set to join the Toffees with the media and medical reportedly already done.
But the Nigerian is now on his way to London and will sign his contract at Spurs within the next 24 hours.
Elsewhere, Chelsea have reportedly launched a new Enzo Fernandez bid worth £88million plus players.
And Real Madrid reportedly want Jude Bellingham in a sensational deal for £88million plus Eduardo Camavinga.
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Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 22:51
Chelsea return for Fernandez
Chelsea are preparing to launch another huge transfer bid for Benfica star Enzo Fernandez, with Real Madrid and Barcelona waiting in the wings.
Fernandez has been heavily linked with a big move ever since his outstanding 2022 World Cup performances, which helped Argentina win the title.
After Benfica successfully rebuffed the Blues' initial attempts to sign the midfielder, it now appears they have another battle on their hands.
According to Record, the West Londoners are preparing to launch a €100million (£88m) bid for the 22-year-old
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 22:29
Pedro Porro transfer boost
Tottenham have received a transfer boost in their bid to sign Sporting Lisbon star Pedro Porro.
According to the Daily Mail, Sporting are weighing up an offer for Heerenveen ace Milan van Ewijk as a potential replacement for Porro.
However, the Portuguese giants face potential competition from Premier League sides Southampton, Wolves and Fulham while PSV Eindhoven have also made an enquiry.
Spurs have made Porro their main target for the January transfer window.
Sporting have been previously pointing to the right-back's buy-out clause of £40million.
But it is understood there may be a softening in their stance if Tottenham can pay £30m plus bonuses
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 22:04
What the Dec?
West Ham star Declan Rice plans to stick with the No41 shirt throughout his career amid links with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Last year, in an interview with Gary Neville on The Overlap, Rice said: “It was just the number I was given in the academy by the kitman.
“When you are in the Under-23s there are the first team squad numbers and then it gets to the higher numbers and I was given 41 when I went to Seattle on my first trip with the first team. I was just given 41 and it has stayed with me since.
“And to be honest with you – I have been having these conversations with my dad – regardless of what happens in my career I may stay with 41.
“I just think Rice 41 has a nice ring to it and obviously I have grown up playing in it and I am a bit superstitious with things like that. I don’t know if I change to a new number if it will hamper my performances, I don’t know! Sometimes I think about things like that”
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 21:39
Chelsea's double Toffees swoop
Chelsea are ready to take advantage of the turmoil at Everton by raiding the relegation battlers for Anthony Gordon and Amadou Onana.
According to theTelegraph, the Blues could make bids for both Gordon and Onana before transfer deadline day.
The pair are regarded as key men by the Toffees' hierarchy and unsellable.
But the West Londoners are prepared to step in with tasty bids while also loaning Gordon and Onana back to Everton for the remainder of the campaign
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 21:11
Inter target Smalling
Inter Milan are keeping tabs on Roma star Chris Smalling, who is reportedly refusing to sign a new deal.
According to Calciomercato, Smalling’s future is up in the air as he approaches theend of his contract which runs out in June.
The 33-year-old has enjoyed a career resurgence after joining the Giallorossi from Manchester United in 2019.
The centre-back has played 121 games for the Serie A giants and he had a key role in last season’s Europa Conference League victory underJose Mourinho.
But it’s reckoned Smalling is considering his options as he approaches his final years in the game with Roma unwilling to give him the wages he believes he deserves.
Mourinho's side is offering just a one-year extension and Inter are now said to be preparing a free transfer swoop at the end of the campaign
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 20:45
Man Utd target wonderkid
Manchester United are chasing Athletico Paranaense wonderkid Vitor Roque and want to pursue a deal ahead of the summer transfer window.
United are one of a number of suitors for Roque, 17, such as Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Red Devils want to act quickly to fend off rival competition to sign the centre-forward.
But the Manchester giants may have to splash £52.5million to lure the Brazilian
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 20:15
Man Utd takeover
Manchester United are looking at a complete takeover when the Glazers sell the club.
The United chiefs revealed two months ago that they were willing to listen to offers for either a stake in the Premier League giants or an outright purchase.
According toThe Mail, the Glazers see more appeal in selling the club as opposed to offloading only a percentage stake.
Major investment is thought to be needed for renovations at Old Trafford and the training ground.
Some believed this would deter new owners from stepping forward, but that has not actually been the case
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 19:41
Off the Marc
Marcelino is on Everton’s shortlist to replace Frank Lampard, who was axed on Monday after weeks of unrest at Goodison Park amid protests for the board to resign.
According to Marca, the Spanish tactician is on the Toffees' shortlist and has been contacted by the club.
The 57-year-old has enjoyed spells in charge of a number of LaLiga clubs, such as Sevilla, Villarreal, Valencia and Athletic Bilbao.
But the Merseysiders are also looking on other candidates, such as Marcelo Bielsa, Sean Dyche, Sam Allardyce, Wayne Rooney and David Moyes
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 19:18
Pick up the pace
Marcelo Bielsa has ripped into Everton’s “slow” squad as he laid out his transfer demands to replace sacked manager Frank Lampard.
As SunSport recently reported, Bielsa isa front runner and has held talks about the job.
The Argentine tactician, axed by Leeds 11 months ago after ending the club’s 16-year exile from the Prem, is open to the idea of a return to England.
However, theDaily Mailreport he has told the club’s board that that squad “is too slow to play the way he wants”.
And that if they want him to take over then “they must prioritise pace before the transfer window closes” this month.
They report adds that “if guarantees are not given over a plan to address his concerns, sources say there is a chance Bielsa will walk away from talks” with the Toffees.
It has also been claimed that “key figures within the Everton hierarchy remain admirers of their previous manager Sam Allardyce” and add that he “has held initial talks” over the job
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 18:55
Jakub Kiwior shirt number
Arsenal have handed January signing Jakub Kiwior the No15 shirt.
Past players to wear that kit include Denilson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ainsley Mailtand-Niles, who is currently on loan at Southampton.
The centre-back joined the Gunners following a £21million deal with Spezia.
The Poland international passed his medical and is thought to have penned a deal until 2027, with the option of a further year
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 18:35
Osimhen deal under investigation
Napoli’s signing of Victor Osimhen is set to be investigated by Italian authorities.
The Partenopei landed Osimhen from Lille back in 2020 for a fee that could reach £70million, including add-ons.
Juventus were slapped with a 15-point deduction after being accused of inflating transfer fees in dealings with other Italian clubs over three seasons to create millions in “capital gains” for tax purposes.
According to Il Mattino, authorities want to take a closer look at Napoli’s dealings.
Under the microscope will be their signing of the centre-forward, although the Naples prosecutor will require six months to complete their probe.
In particular, investigators will consider a potential falsification of the respective financial documents
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 18:14
Arsenal double hijack
Arsenal could hijack two Premier League targets from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
The Blues poached Mykhailo Mudryk from under the Gunners’ nose this month but could be set to taste their own medicine.
Arsenal are interested in signing Brighton's Moises Caicedoand West Ham's Declan Rice this summer, according to theEvening Standard.
Both Caicedo and Rice have been among the West Londoners’ top targets
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 17:54
Shopping Mal-o Gusto
Lyon star Malo Gusto wants to join Chelsea ahead of Manchester United.
The Blues are thought to be preparing a second bid after having an £18million offer for Gusto rejected by the French giants.
The West Londoners have identified the 19-year-old as the successor to captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
According to Foot Mercato, the Frenchman is desperate to join Chelsea regardless of United’s interest
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 17:35
Thiago Silva new deal
Chelsea are set to offer Thiago Silva a new contract after a raft of impressive performances.
According to The Times, the proposed deal would see Silva, 38, stay at Stamford Bridge beyond his 39th birthday.
The centre-back and wife Belle are said to be settled in London and happy to stick around.
Having featured for Brazil at the 2022 World Cup, the veteran remains as fit as ever - having made 30 appearances for club and country so far this term.
The ex-Paris Saint-Germain star is said to want to keep playing at the highest level beyond his 40th birthday
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 17:08
Harry Kane U-turn
Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is "open" to signing a new contract.
Kane is about to enter the final year of his deal in North London, which has raised concerns over his future at his boyhood club.
And Spurs' worrying form, which currently has them in serious danger of missing out on the top four, isn't likely to help their case forthe striker to stay.
ButThe Athleticclaim that the 29-year-old will consider signing a contract extension if the "circumstances are right".
The report adds thatTottenham's fortunes for the remainder of the season could prove key in the striker's decision though
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 16:49
Arnaut Danjuma latest
Everton suffered another humiliation after Arnaut Danjuma was pinched out of their grasp by Tottenham, writes SunSport's Tom Barclay.
The Toffees, who sacked Frank Lampard on Monday after eight defeats in nine, thought they had clinched the loan signing of the Dutchman from Villarreal.
Danjuma, 25, had already undergone a medical with the Goodison Park outfit at the weekend.
But with the paperwork yet to be signed off, Spurs snuck in at the 11th hour to steal the winger on a straight loan from under Everton’s noses.
Danjuma travelled down to have his Tottenham medical on Tuesday and the deal until the of the season is expected to go through
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 16:35
Moises Caicedo bidding war
Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have been embroiled in a transfer war for Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League trio are plotting a swoop at the Amex again.
Romano tweeted: “Official. Moises Caicedo has picked Futbol Division as new agents — it’s now confirmed by agency statement.
“One to watch in the final days of Jan window — Brighton want to keep him but Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are well informed on Moises situation”
Kostas Lianos24th Jan 2023, 16:15
Tottenham hijack Danjuma
Tottenham are looking to hijack Everton’s deal for Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma.
That is according to Football Insider, who claim Spurs are making an 11th hour bid for Danjuma.
The North Londoners have made a stunning move to win the race for the striker just when the Toffees were on the brink of registering and announcing him.
The Merseysiders had been about to formalise the capture of the 25-year-old on loan from the Yellow Submarine
Kealan Hughes24th Jan 2023, 15:55
Chelsea plan second Gusto bid
Chelsea made an opening offer for Malo Gusto worth £17.5million which was rejected, according to French Football News.
But the Blues reportedly plan to make a second bid between - they will submit a second bid between £26m-£35m in the coming hours
Kealan Hughes24th Jan 2023, 15:33
Bielsa makes Everton transfer demand
Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly ripped into Everton’s “slow” squad as he laid out his transfer demands to replace Frank Lampard.
Bielsa, axed by Leeds 11 months ago after ending the club’s 16-year exile from the Prem, is open to the idea of a return to England.
However, the Daily Mail has claimed that he has told the club’s board that that squad “is too slow to play the way he wants” and that if they want him to take over then “they must prioritise pace before the transfer window closes” this month.
They go on to add that “if guarantees are not given over a plan to address his concerns, sources say there is a chance Bielsa will walk away from talks” with the Toffees.
Kealan Hughes24th Jan 2023, 15:13
Milan in talks for Pulisic
AC Milan have opened negotiations to sign Chelsea star Christian Pulisic, report Marca.
Chelsea are willing to part ways with Pulisic hence the arrivals of Mudryk and Madueke on long-term contracts.
Calciomercato in Italy believe that Milan and Chelsea will discuss Pulisic's future this week with a view to a potential deal.
The player will have 12 months remaining on his deal when the summer comes around.
Kealan Hughes24th Jan 2023, 14:49
Sherwood tips Ferguson for Newcastle
Tim Sherwood has urged Newcastle United to splash out for Evan Ferguson – comparing the Irish striker to their former legend and teammate Alan Shearer.
He said: “Didn’t we just mention that Newcastle were looking for a striker?
“That might be one there (Ferguson). Go in now. There’s no point in getting him after he’s scored 50 Premier League goals because he will be unaffordable.
“Now’s the time you need to pick him out – when they’re ready, they’re ready.”
“Roberto De Zerbi is obviously looking down at the academy as well and appreciates the qualities of this boy and that finish (against Leicester) is outstanding. That’s Alan Shearer in his pomp.
Kealan Hughes24th Jan 2023, 14:21
Spurs look to hijack deal
Tottenham have hijacked Everton’s deal for Arnaut Danjuma, according to Football Insider.
The Londoners have made a stunning move to win the race for the Villarreal forward just when Everton were on the brink of registering him and announcing the transfer.
The Merseysiders had been about to formalise the capture of the 25-year-old on a loan deal.
Kealan Hughes24th Jan 2023, 13:59
Eagles swoop for Bundesliga star
Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Stuttgart midfielder Naouirou Ahamada, according to The Athletic.
Palace are yet to make any signings this month but Patrick Vieira wants to strengthen his squad in the final week of the transfer window.
Midfield is a priority position and a deal for Conor Gallagher from Chelsea looks unlikely.
Ahamada is a 20-year-old a box-to-box midfielder who has impressed for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga this season.
Kealan Hughes24th Jan 2023, 13:34
West Ham Keane on defender
West Ham want to sign Everton defender Michael Keane, according to talkSPORT.
The Hammers are on the look-out for a central defender after selling Craig Dawson to Wolves.
But Everton are reluctant to let Keane join a Premier League rival, despite him making just one appearance this season.
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