Latest news and rumors from the January transfer window

Latest news and rumors from the January transfer window

Jan 2, 2024

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With the January transfer period now open, the rumor mill is in overdrive throughout world football. theScore will keep you up to date on all the latest transfer buzz until the end of the window.

Jan. 1

Brentford’s big valuation: Ivan Toney is being tracked by several clubs in January, including Arsenal and Chelsea, but Brentford will only listen to offers for the striker worth at least £80 million. (Ben Jacobs)

Cash to burn: With Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS set to provide a £235-million cash injection after their recent investment in the club, Manchester United can be active in January without running afoul of Financial Fair Play. (The Times)

Varane allowed to depart: Manchester United won’t trigger an option to extend Raphael Varane’s expiring contract by an additional year, meaning he’s free to sign a pre-contract agreement with other teams this month. (Daily Mail)

Reds plan for the future: Liverpool have deployed scouts to watch Michael Olise to assess whether the Crystal Palace winger can be a suitable long-term replacement for star forward Mohamed Salah. (Football Insider)

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Carvalho not staying for long: After Liverpool recalled him from his disappointing loan spell at RB Leipzig, Fabio Carvalho could be set for a temporary move to Championship leaders Leicester City. (Sky Sports)

Monaco moving for Kehrer: Despite competition from AC Milan, Roma, and Atalanta, AS Monaco are leading the race to sign Thilo Kehrer. Negotiations with West Ham are advancing to the final stages. (Fabrizio Romano)

Frankfurt staying busy: After confirming Donny van de Beek’s arrival on Monday, Eintracht Frankfurt continue to shop in England. The German outfit is close to adding towering Wolves striker Sasa Kalajdzic on loan. (BILD)

Looking at Lookman: Juventus, Nice, and multiple Premier League teams are considering making a move for Ademola Lookman, who’s developed into one of Serie A’s most exciting attackers at Atalanta. (Daily Mail)

Dec. 31

Spurs to bolster backline: Hit hard by defensive injuries, Tottenham are working to sign Radu Dragusin. Genoa want €30 million for the Romanian center-back, who’s agreed to personal terms with Spurs. (Fabrizio Romano)

Benzema not going anywhere: Karim Benzema is struggling in Saudi Arabia and getting plenty of flak from Al-Ittihad supporters, but the club has no intention of letting its marquee player leave in January. (Foot Mercato)

Allegri not sold on Phillips: Juventus boss Max Allegri isn’t convinced that Kalvin Phillips is a good fit for his tactical scheme and could veto a potential move for the seldom-used Manchester City midfielder. (Calciomercato)

Reds recall Carvalho: Liverpool cut Fabio Carvalho’s RB Leipzig loan short because they weren’t satisfied with his playing time – he played just 165 Bundesliga minutes for Leipzig, making only one start. (Fabrizio Romano)

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Navas wanted Madrid return: When Thibaut Courtois went down with a torn ACL in the summer, Keylor Navas, still at PSG, contacted his former team about returning. Real Madrid weren’t interested, though. (Marca)

Dybala available for peanuts: A €13-million release clause in Paulo Dybala’s Roma contract will kick in on Jan. 1 for non-Italian clubs. Roma won’t be able to reject the offer if a foreign team activates the clause. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Napoli need a boost: Desperately trying to spark their dismal season into life, Napoli are negotiating with Udinese to sign Lazar Samardzic. The two sides are closing in on an agreement for a January deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

BVB eyeing Maatsen: With playing time limited at Chelsea, Ian Maatsen is considering his options in January. Borussia Dortmund, who could ship Ramy Bensebaini out, are in the market for some help at left-back. (BILD)

ETH wants Evans to stay: Very little has gone right for Manchester United this season, but manager Erik ten Hag has been so pleased with Jonny Evans’ performances that he wants the veteran to extend his contract. (Daily Star)

Dec. 30

Mbappe saga continues: Real Madrid will make another attempt to sign impending free agent Kylian Mbappe, and plan to offer him £23 million per season, plus a monstrous £110-million signing bonus. (Marca)

Arsenal seeking striker: Looking to boost their title push, Arsenal have identified a pair of Nigerian Victors – Osimhen and Boniface – as alternatives if they can’t land Brentford’s Ivan Toney. (Daily Express)

Guirassy’s modest fee: Red-hot Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy, who has 17 Bundesliga goals this season, is available for just €17.5 million in January. Manchester United could trigger his release clause. (Football Insider)

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Solanke drawing interest: Tottenham are among the clubs considering a move for Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke, who is tied for second in Premier League scoring this season with 12 goals. (The Independent)

Juve, Arsenal talk exchange: Juventus want to sign Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino, who’s on loan at Swansea City. The Bianconeri are willing to offer striker Moise Keane to the Gunners to facilitate the deal. (Tuttosport)

Arsenal willing to listen: Arsenal bench boss Mikel Arteta is open to the departures of Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe, and Aaron Ramsdale in January if hefty offers arrive for any of the three Englishmen. (Mirror)

Bad news for Silva’s suitors: Benfica manager Roger Schmidt has told the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United that Antonio Silva, the in-demand 20-year-old center-back, is not for sale in January. (90min)

Dec. 29

De Ligt in shop window: Arsenal are considering a move for Bayern Munich’s Matthijs de Ligt, but with the German club already depleted in defense, any transfer would likely have to wait until the summer. (The Athletic)

Firmino ready to leave: He’s only been there for six months, but Roberto Firmino’s time at Al-Ahli could already be coming to an end. A switch to another Saudi club is possible, while Turkey is also an option. (talkSPORT)

The plan for Echeverri: Manchester City are on the verge of signing 17-year-old Argentine Claudio Echeverri from River Plate. He’ll spend time at City’s sister club Girona before joining Pep Guardiola’s squad. (Mundo Deportivo)

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Someone rescue Ekitike: Crystal Palace could offer Paris Saint-Germain striker Hugo Ekitike a much-needed avenue to playing time. The 21-year-old has only been handed nine Ligue 1 minutes this season. (Evening Standard)

Gerrard demands signings: Winless since October, Steven Gerrard is under increasing pressure at Al-Ettifaq. The under-fire manager wants his club to be active and improve the quality of the squad in January. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea’s newest youngster: Chelsea have struck a deal to sign 17-year-old midfielder Pape Daouda Diong from Senegalese side AF Darou Salam. It will become official when he turns 18 next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Dec. 28

Griezmann intrigued by MLS: Antoine Griezmann, enjoying another prolific season with Atletico Madrid, says he won’t play for another European club. The Frenchman is open to closing out his career in Major League Soccer. (AS)

Phillips has options: Newcastle believe they can beat out competition from Juventus, Everton, and Crystal Palace to sign Phillips, the England international who seems destined to leave Manchester City. (The Telegraph)

Benfica being proactive: Joao Neves, the latest phenom in Benfica’s pipeline, is in talks to extend his contract. The club wants to increase his release clause to €150 million amid interest from Manchester United. (O Jogo)

Roma fans scupper deal: Roma considered a move for ex-Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci to help alleviate their defensive concerns, but the club turned to other targets following negative fan reaction. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

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Man Utd scout Gyokeres: Manchester United are casting a wide net in their striker search, with Viktor Gyokeres among the names monitored. The Swede, 25, is having a breakout season with Sporting CP. (Correio da Manha)

Liverpool want Jedi: With Andy Robertson still sidelined long term after shoulder surgery and “not even close” to returning, according to Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool are eyeing Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson. (90min)

Savio staying put: One of the catalysts behind Girona’s fairytale title push, Savio is turning heads across Europe. Currently on loan from Troyes, he’ll remain within the City Football Group umbrella. (Diari de Girona)

Dec. 27

The battle for Inacio: Arsenal are leading Liverpool in the race for 22-year-old Sporting CP defender Goncalo Inacio, who has a €60-million release clause in his contract. (A Bola)

Inter target attacking trio: Looking for more depth behind star forwards Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram, Inter are considering moves for Mehdi Taremi, Anthony Martial, and Armando Broja. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Atleti block Juve’s approach: Juventus, perennially looking to improve their midfield, have reignited their interest in Rodrigo de Paul, but Atletico Madrid have made it clear the World Cup winner isn’t for sale. (Mundo Deportivo)

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PSG busy in Brazil: After beating the competition to Lucas Beraldo of Sao Paulo, PSG also struck a €20-million deal with Corinthians for 18-year-old midfielder Gabriel Moscardo. (Fabrizio Romano)

Romantic return for Varane: Manchester United defender Raphael Varane, 30, is considering a move back to French club Lens, where he began his senior career over a decade ago. (L’Equipe)


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