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Transfer news LIVE: Gravenberch drops Liverpool hint, Arsenal eye Caicedo & Onana plus Chelsea’s Fernandez bid – The Mirror

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There is now just seven days to go before the January transfer window slams shut and Premier League clubs are left with whatever they have to deal with the rest of the seasonVideo LoadingVideo Unavailableten Hag comments on Man Utd’s January transfer plansKey EventsUpdated22:35, 24 Jan 2023The January transfer window is open for just one more week and a number of Premier League clubs continue to eye new additions. League-leaders Arsenal confirmed their second signing of the window in the form of Poland international Jakub Kiwior for a fee of £21million. His arrival comes just days after Leandro Trossard was purchased from fellow Prem-outfit Brighton. The Gunners do not look likelt to be finished there with Ivan Fresneda, Moises Caicedo and Amadou Onana all being linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium. Man Utd are another side expected to make some changes before the deadline, with boss Erik ten Hag reportedly keen on a number of players including Ryan Gravenberch and many more. Chelsea have already brought in the likes of Mykhaylo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile and Noni Madueke. However, the Blues are keen to splurge more with World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez the latest player in their sights and a fresh bid could arrive from Stamford Bridge over the next few days. Stay on top of all the transfer talk with Mirror Football’s live transfer blog this Tuesday… 22:35Darren WellsArsenal ‘eye’ Chiesa moveArsenal have reportedly made Juventus star Federico Chiesa their top transfer target.The Italian winger has previously been linked with both Real Madrid and Liverpool, though struggled with injury issues last year.But Mikel Arteta is said to be keen on taking the 25-year-old to the Emirates, according to CalcioMercato. (Image:Marco Canoniero/REX/Shutterstock)22:28Kieran KingWolves agree Bentley dealWolves have agreed a deal to sign Bristol City stopper Dan Bentley, as per the Athletic. The 29-year-old, who previously came through the ranks at Arsenal as a youngster, is set to complete a permanent move to Molineux for a nominal fee to compete with Jose Sa for the No.1 spot. 21:12Kieran KingLeeds in McKennie talksLeeds and Juventus are undergoing talks over a potential move for Weston McKennie, according to Fabrizio Romano. Discussions are taking place over a possible switch for McKennie to join the Whites, who already boast two USA internationals in Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson. 20:39Chris McKennaBielsa has concerns about Everton jobMarcelo Bielsa has serious concerns about taking charge at Everton as their search for a new manager threatened to turn into a farce last night, according to the Daily Star.The former Leeds boss has not yet turned down the Blues but he is not currently convinced about replacing Frank Lampard.Bielsa, 67, is club owner Farhad Moshiri’s preferred choice and has been approached about the job.20:29Colin MillarMoshiri puts Everton up for saleEverton owner Farhad Moshiri has put the club up for sale – just one day after Frank Lampard was sacked as boss.Moshiri has put Everton on the market and is hoping to secure at least £500million for any sale, as per a report in the Guardian. The British-Iranian businessman is the majority owner of the Merseyside club, having increased his shares to 94 per cent last year.His decision to put the club up for sale comes amid turmoil on and off the pitch, with the Toffees sacking Lampard after a run of defeats that left them joint-bottom at the foot of the Premier League table with just 15 points from 19 matches.Read more here.20:05Kieran KingNewcastle reject Forest’s Saint-Maximim approachNewcastle have rejected Nottingham Forest’s approach to sign Allan Saint-Maximim, as per the Telegraph. Forest’s talks with Newcastle over the deal for Chris Wood included an ambitious enquiry for Saint-Maximin. While the Frenchman has friends in the Forest squad, Newcastle do not want him to leave as they are competing for silverware and a place in the Premier League top four. 19:47Kieran KingLeicester target Leeds winger HarrisonLeicester are interested in a move for Leeds winger Jack Harrison. According to the Telegraph, the Foxes are in the market for a new right-winger and have lined-up Harrison as a possible target. 19:31Dan MarshNewport close on BakerStoke City defender Matt Baker is poised to join Newport County on loan, Mirror Football understands.The highly-rated Wales U21 centre-back has been a regular for the Potters reserve side in the PL2 this term but will now link up with the Exiles for the remainder of the League Two campaign.19:16Kieran KingBrighton make Matvienko bidBrighton have made an opening bid to sign Mykola Matvienko from Shakhtar Donetsk. As per Fabrizio Romano, the Seagulls’ bid is close to €11million, which is still way off Shahktar’s valuation of the defender. Shakhtar want €30m fee to sell the Ukrainian centre back in January.19:07Kieran KingVilla keen on Dembele moveAston Villa are still keen on signing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. According to Transfersdotcom, the Villans are planning to make a move for the Frenchman, with Unai Emery hoping to get a striker through the door before the transfer window slams shut. 18:43Kieran KingEverton interested in SouttarEverton are interested in Stoke City defender Harry Souttar, according to reports. The 24-year-old has also been linked with a move to Leicester, but the Toffees are hoping to battle the Foxes to his signature. 18:29Kieran KingSouthampton wonderkid linked with Premier League “big guns”Southampton wonderkid Jimmy-Jay Morgan has put Premier League big guns on alert after insisting he will not sign a pro contract at St Mary’s.Manchester City, Leeds and Arsenal are all interested in the teenager who has been called up to Southampton’s senior match day squads and been involved with first team training.Morgan has scored three goals for England under-17s, scoring twice against Georgia and an equaliser against Israel in the European under-17s Championships.Striker Morgan turned 17 last weekend and is regarded as another big prospect at the club known for its history of producing homegrown talent.18:15John CrossRangers targeting Diamond moveRangers are targeting a summer move for Sunderland winger Jack Diamond.Diamond, 23, is currently on loan at Lincoln, has started 24 games, scored eight goals and provided three assists but, having already played for Sunderland, cannot move until the end of the season.The Scottish giants have had success recruiting young players from League One like Joe Aribo from Charlton and the futures of Ryan Kent and Scott Arfield are uncertain.17:55John CrossLyon interested in LampteyFrench club Lyon are showing an interest in Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey, Mirror Sport understands. Wolves and Fulham have also been linked with a loan move for the right back in this window to boost his match fitness.17:44Kieran KingArsenal leading Fresneda raceArsenal are “leading the race” to sign Iván Fresneda from Real Valladolid. That’s according to Di Marzio, who claim that the Gunners have moved to the top of the queue to sign the right-back, with Tottenham also still linked with the player. 17:30Kieran KingTottenham schedule Porro meetingTottenham have scheduled a new meeting with Sporting CP over a deal to sign Pedro Porro. According to Fabrizio Romano, Spurs are keen to sign the talented right-back and a fee of around €37million could be enough to persaude Sporting to sell their star asset. 17:02Kieran KingGordon and Onana not in Everton trainingEverton duo Anthony Gordon and Amadou Onana were absent from training on Tuesday as speculation continues to rumble over their futures. Gordon, 21, has been linked with a move to Newcastle and the two clubs are reportedly in talks over a potential move for the winger. Meanwhile, Newcastle, Chelsea and Arsenal have been tracking the services of Belgian midfielder Onana.16:41Kieran KingHasenhuttl being considered for Everton jobFormer Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is reportedly being considered for the vacant Everton manager’s job following Frank Lampard’s sacking. According to Sky Sports, the Austrian is a candidate to become the Toffees’ new gaffer – almost three months after he was relieved from his duties on the South Coast. Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche remain the favourites for the job, however. Former Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl (Image:Getty Images)16:27Kieran KingXavi ‘never considered’ selling KessieBarcelona manager Xavi has confirmed that he is never considered selling Frank Kessie this month amid potential interest from Chelsea. The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move to the Premier League but Kessie is set to stay at Barca until at least the end of the season. Xavi said: “I’ve never considered Kessié’s departure. Kessié is a player I like, he gives us many variants in a game and he can be really important.”16:04Kieran KingTwo European clubs ‘interested’ in PerezTwo European clubs are keen on signing Leicester winger Ayoze Perez, according to Sky Sports.Real Betis are reportedly one of those teams interested in the attacker, who has struggled for game time this season and Perez could be allowed to leave the Foxes on loan or on a permanent basis. Leicester will only let Perez go if they manage to replace him, however, with Tete amongst those linked.15:45Daniel OrmeNewcastle close on Gordon dealNewcastle United are reportedly closing in on a swoop for Everton star Anthony Gordon. According to The Telegraph, the Magpies are apparently confident of sealing a deal for the forward. It is suggestred that the two clubs remain apart on a transfer fee but progress has been made on a deal. Newcastle had a bid rejected for Gordon in the summer but have now reignited their interest. Chelsea are also admirers. 15:12James NurseyForest focus on Navas dealNottingham Forest are pushing to loan Keylor Navas from PSG after losing keeper Dean Henderson to injury. Manchester United loanee Henderson is out until nearly the end of February with a thigh injury. Wales international Wayne Hennessey has stepped up but Reds boss Steve Cooper is considering bringing in another shot-stopper. PSG’s ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Navas,36, played every minute for Costa Rica at the World Cup but is yet to feature in Ligue 1 where he is behind Gianluigi Donnarumma.Navas’ two appearances so far this term for PSG have been in the Coupe de France. 14:44KEY EVENTTottenham eye Danjuma hijackOn the topic of sides trying to hijack moves for wingers, Tottenham are attempting to do exactly the same.According to various reports, Antonio Conte’s side are attempting to seal a deal for Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma. The Dutchman has already undergone a medical with the Merseyside outfit but is yet to put pen to paper on his loan switch. That could potentially see Tottenham swoop in and seal his signature instead. 14:12Darren LewisWest Ham eye TeteWest Ham are monitoring Leicester’s interest in Shakhtar’s Brazilian winger Tete. The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Lyon where he has six goals in 17 appearances this season. He provided two assists in his side’s French cup game against Chambray last Saturday. Hammers boss David Moyes remains determined to continue with his bid to bring down the average age of his squad.Having brought in World Cup star Lucas Pacqueta last summer, the Scot made it clear that he sees the 25-year-old as a gateway signing, able to attract other quality players to the London Stadium. Shakhtar are understood to be prepared to sell Tete, but Lyon have an option to make the player’s loan permanent for a fixed price of £17.5m.Leicester would then be at the head of the Premier League queue having had a long-standing interest. Should Lyon decide not to exercise their option to buy, interested Premier League clubs would have to persuade them to agree to release Tete from the rest of his season-long loan.13:44Daniel OrmeBournemouth close on Jackson dealBournemouth are reportedly closing in on a deal for Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson.As per The Athletic, the Cherries have moved ahead of South Coast rivals Southampton in the race for his services and are now set to sign him for £20.3m. 13:13Daniel OrmeEvery deal completed so far The January transfer window now has just one remaining week to run with clubs now against the clock to complete the deals that they need to.A number of top-flight clubs in England have already turned to the transfer market in an effort to keep their respective campaigns. Current Premier League leaders Arsenal have spent near £50m as they attempt to continue their challenge for the title.Take a look at all of the deals signed off in January so far right HEREArsenal secured the signing of Spezia defender Jakub Kiwior for £21m (Image:Getty Images)12:49KEY EVENTCaicedo sends transfer messageChelsea have already seen one bid for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo rejected earlier on this month, with their £55million offer swiftly rejected by the Seagulls. It now looks unlikely they will land his signature at all, regardless of a second bid, if Caicedo’s recent comments on how happy he is at the Amex are anything to go by.”I am focused on Brighton, I am here, I’m playing every day. Things from outside don’t trouble me, nor does it take that focus away because I’m focused only on here,” the 21-year-old told Brighton website. “I handle [the speculation] well. You hear rumours here and there, but I only try to be focused on the club where I am now, the club which opened the doors for me to be playing every week.”12:20Josh O’BrienNat Phillips exit toutedLiverpool defender Nat Phillips could be heading towards the Anfield exit on a permanent basis.This relates to the fact that fellow Reds defender Rhys Williams has been recalled from his loan spell with Championship outfit Blackpool.Phillips was initially expected to remain at the club to serve as central-defensive cover following the injury to Virgil van Dijk leaving Liverpool light in that area.However, with Williams being recalled, presumably to take up the role of cover, Phillips could now be on his way and get some regular game-time elsewhere under his belt.11:38Felix KeithChelsea’s Ziyech dilemmaGraham Potter has a decision to make after Chelsea received many enquiries over Hakim Ziyech. The Evening Standard says that Jose Mourinho wants Ziyech as a replacement for Nicolo Zaniolo, who is a target of Tottenham, while Newcastle and Everton are also keen on the Morocco international. The Blues need to trim their squad if they are to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, but Ziyech has been in decent form recently, setting up the only goal in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and impressing in the goalless draw at Anfield. The report also states that Chelsea won’t consider sending out Conor Gallagher and Trevoh Chalobah on loan, but Gabriel Slonina, Bashir Humphreys, Omari Hutchinson and Cesare Casadei could leave temporarily. (Image:Dave Shopland/REX/Shutterstock)11:09KEY EVENTUnited after DisasiUnited are interested in signing France international Axel Disasi from Monaco. That’s according to French outlet Telefoot, who claim United have made contact with the defender’s current employers. Disasi, 24, was part of Didier Deschamps’ squad that reached the World Cup final in December, as they lost on penalties to Argentina.Disasi made history at the tournament in Qatar by becoming the first France international to make his senior debut during a World Cup since 1966. He came through the ranks at Paris FC before joining Reims in 2016 and Monaco four years later. Disasi has gone on to play more than 100 games for the French giants since his most recent transfer. It is believed Bayern Munich are also interested in his services.MORE ON

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