The mid-season window is now almost halfway through, but we haven’t seen many major changes yet, as clubs struggle with the financial impact of coronavirus pandemic.
Today’s reports state that one of the big moves may not involve any players, with suggestions that Avram Grant could make a surprising return to Stamford Bridge to help Frank Lampard, while Fikayo Tomori is being linked to a loan for AC Milan.
ArsenalBusiness will depend heavily on any expenses and, as Sead Kolasinac has already left on loan, all eyes are on his friend Mesut Ozil, who seems increasingly likely to join Fenerbahçe. Mikel Arteta also said the club will try to resolve its goalkeeping situation this month.
Meanwhile, on the continent, Real Madrid they say they are planning a mass clean-up to free up funds to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer, while the Frenchman’s current club, PSG, is being linked to a transfer from Sergio Aguero.
Elsewhere, West Ham’s efforts to bring in a replacement for Sebastian Haller are likely to intensify, but England U21 striker Eddie Nketiah no longer seems like an option, with Arteta having confirmed that the striker will stay at Arsenal this month. .
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Spurs winger Clarke should be loaned to Stoke
Dan Kilatrick of Standard Sport understands that Stoke should complete the signing of Tottenham winger Jack Clarke on loan by the end of the season in the next 24 hours.
Diallo’s first day at Old Trafford
Amad Diallo was officially introduced as a Manchester United player today, after finally securing his transfer from Atalanta.
The deal – originally agreed on the summer window deadline day – was complicated by work permit issues, although Diallo is now cleared to play by Premier League leaders and took the 19 jersey – formerly Marcus Rashford’s work.
Sergio Ramos to Manchester?
The Real Madrid legend has used Manchester United’s interest in the past to design a better deal at the Santiago Bernabéu – but is a genuine change about to happen?
Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that United can offer Ramos a two-year contract at the same rates that Real would offer his talismanic defender – and the veteran may be tempted to try his luck in Premier League football.
It is said that United have advanced on Man City if Ramos really decides to leave the Spanish capital, so we will undoubtedly hear about it soon.
Jovic ready for Frankfurt return
Luka Jovic has not had a good time at Real Madrid and his spell in Spain may be coming to an end – at least temporarily.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Jovic should return to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan until the end of the season. Interestingly, Romano also suggests that the striker was offered to Manchester United months ago – but they declined the deal and opted for Edinson Cavani,
Business done! Fosu-Mensah leaves Man United
Manchester United have confirmed that Timothy Fosu-Mensah has signed with Bayer Leverkusen.
The 23-year-old had six months left on his current contract and rejected the extension, opting to look for the first team elsewhere. The fee – estimated at around £ 1.5 million – will not be enough to sign a replacement, but Fosu-Mensah’s departure leaves a gap that United has been looking to fill with a more offensive alternative for Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a sideline- right .
Hammers said to raise Milik’s bid
Italian radio station Radio Kiss Kiss says West Ham will need to increase their offer if they want to beat Marseille by signing Arkadiusz Milik.
Reports suggest that the Hammers made an offer of £ 7 million for the Polish striker in an attempt to replace Sebastian Haller, who joined Ajax earlier this month.
Slimani closes Lyon move
Leicester striker Islam Slimani is undergoing medical tests in Lyon prior to his transfer, which will pave the way for Moussa Demebele’s transfer to Atletico Madrid.
The Foxes striker has no contract at the end of the season and is expected to join the Ligue 1 club for a reduced price.
Representatives from both clubs have confirmed that Demebele is on his way to Wanda Metropolitano to replace Diego Costa, who had his contract terminated earlier this month.
Koulibaly “would cost £ 100 million this month”
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis says the only way for defender Kalidou Koulibaly to leave the club this month is if the club raises £ 100 million.
The 29-year-old has been closely linked to Premier League clubs for what seems like an eternity, but so far he has remained loyal to the Serie A team.
TalkSport host Jim White said on the radio station this morning that he had spoken to De Laurentiis, who slapped the defender’s price tag.
No attacker move for wolves
The mirror say Wolves will not pursue their interest in Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud or Liverpool’s Divock Origi this month.
The Midlands club has been fighting for goals since playmaker Raul Jimenez suffered a skull fracture in last year’s clash with Arsenal, and called Italian striker Patrick Cutorne his loan at Fiorentina.
However, the report states that Nuno Espírito Santo was informed by the hierarchy of the club that he has no money to spend this month.
Fosu-Mensah heads to United’s departure
O Manchester Evening News informs that Man United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah must join Bayer Leverkusen after rejecting a new contract at Old Trafford.
The 23-year-old would have traveled to Germany to complete a £ 1.5 million transfer, with his contract with United about to expire at the end of the season.