Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal want Arthur, Conte demands Tottenham, Salah, Ronaldo and Chelsea updates
As January approaches the halfway mark, the rumors are starting to heat up.
Thomas Tuchel has hinted that Chelsea may already be looking to sign a new defender after watching a number of its first-team stars suffer injuries of late.
Follow the latest January transfer updates on Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!
Former Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has joined Brazilian champions Atlético Mineiro.
The central defender signed a one-year contract after the termination of his contract with Italian club Cagliari.
Newcastle present Carlos’ new offer
telegraph They say Newcastle made an improved offer for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.
Reports claimed Ton received an initial offer of £25m which the Spanish club rejected, but it appears they are back with a second offer.
Newcastle turned their attention to the Brazilian after negotiations over Lille’s Sven Putman collapsed as Eddie Howe sought to shore up their leaking defence.
Umtiti still wants out of the loan
French port RMC Samuel Umtiti says he is still hoping to leave Barcelona on loan this month, despite signing a new contract at the club.
The centre-back drafted a new deal that runs until 2026 this week under a new wage structure that allowed the Catalan club to sign new signing Ferran Torres after arriving from Manchester City.
However, he still maintains the Nou Camp flick rankings and could leave in search of playtime.
Ndombele left the Tottenham squad
Lots of 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 reacted to this by leaving the midfielder out of his squad in tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.
An indication that his days in North London are numbered?
Arsenal offer Juventus star Arthur on loan
Juventus star Arthur was offered on loan to Arsenal to assess transfer options in January.
Liverpool are not interested in Youri Tielemans
Despite reports to the contrary, Ben Jacobs has claimed that Liverpool are not interested in signing Yuri Tillmans.
The Leicester City midfielder, one of the highest-rated talents in Europe at one point, has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool although it appears as if the Merseyside giants are looking elsewhere.
Jurgen Klopp positive in Mohamed Salah’s contract talks
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has revealed his hope that Mohamed Salah will sign a new deal at Anfield.
The striker appeared to indicate that the ball was in the club’s court during a recent interview with the magazine, but Klopp spoke positively of the situation.
“I’m very optimistic about that but I don’t think it makes sense to speak on behalf of the fans because I’m sure the fans are not as nervous as you,” Klopp said.
“They’ve known the club for a long time and they’ve known the people here who deal with different things for a very long time, so I think there are enough reasons to be positive. But as long as it’s not done, we can’t say anything about it.
“But, good conversations – that’s what I can say.”
Mauricio Pochettino in the secret of Man United
According to Le Parisien newspaper, Pochettino had secret talks with Manchester United’s top officers.
Closely linked with a move to Old Trafford for years now, life in the French capital has been a struggle for the ex-Tottenham boss and we could possibly see him returning to England.
Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea’s work
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted he is happy with his options at Chelsea, and his comments seem to suggest there could be some additions amid links with a move to the likes of Renato Sanchez, Adama Traore and Willie Polly.
In fact, the German didn’t rule anything out during what was left of the window.
“We are, in general, very happy.”
Kylian Mbappe could have stayed at PSG
Although his move to Real Madrid often seems like a missed result, new reports from France suggest Kylian Mbappe could indeed stay at PSG.
Indeed, Les Parisien claims that the prospect of a new deal is still on the table in the French capital.