Man Utd exit announcement today, Liverpool hijack Chelsea move, Real Madrid agreement


Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip

Friday, January 24

  • Real Madrid have completed the signing of Hugo Vallejo
  • Oldham will sign defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson tonight
  • Jurgen Klopp wants to bring Real Madrid star Isco to Anfield
  • Liverpool tried to sign Benfica talent Rafael Brito
  • Man Utd have entered talks to sign Eric-Junior Dina Ebimbe
  • Manchester United are exploring the idea of signing Edinson Cavani

Nick Pope to Chelsea

Chelsea are considering a January deal for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Recent reports claim Frank Lampard’s side are weighing up the idea of selling club-record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga in the summer and replacing him Pope, 27.

But the Daily Mail claim the Blues have a slightly different plan.

It’s said Chelsea want to bring the England contender to Stamford Bridge in January to provide some competition for Arrizabalaga, who is under-performing as the club’s joint-highest earner on £150k per week.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Christian Eriksen to Barcelona

Barcelona have launched an enquiry for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen, Sky Sports claim.

Inter Milan looked set to secure the the Denmark international’s signature after agreeing personal terms with a medical scheduled for Monday.

Antonio Conte’s side have offered £11million plus performance-related add-ons but Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is holding out for £17m.

And that could open the door for Barcelona, who have made contact with Jose Mourinho’s side.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Philippe Coutinho deal rejected

Liverpool rejected the opportunity to re-sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

According to Spanish website El Desmarque, Jurgen Klopp laughed off the idea of bring Coutinho back to Anfield for £91million.

El Desmarque add that Real Madrid have caught wind of Barcelona’s plotting and reacted by offering Isco to the Premier League leaders.

Elsewhere, Bild claim Bayern Munich do not believe the Brazilian has impressed sufficiently to justify a £101m option to buy on a permanent basis.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Edinson Cavani to Manchester United

Manchester United are exploring the idea of signing Edinson Cavani.

Cavani has helped Paris Saint-Germain win 18 trophies including five Ligue 1 titles since joining from Napoli in 2013, scoring a club-record 198 goals in all competitions.

However, the Uruguay international, who turns 33 next month, has found opportunities limited this season and is now keen to call time on his Parc des Princes stay.

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are thought to be leading the race to secure his signature, but Express Sport understands United are in the mix too.

READ  Kevin Pietersen slams England fans for turning Jack Leach into ‘laughing stock’ ahead of final Ashes Test

However, The Telegraph report the interest is only ‘tentative’ with Ed Woodward and co. worried about his age, £360,000-a-week wages and his recent injury record.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Bruno Fernandes deal alive

Manchester United haven’t given up hope of signing Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.

That’s according to The Telegraph, who claim that a dialogue remains open between the two parties.

Sporting value the 25-year-old playmaker at £68million but the Red Devils’ last offer was £42.5m up front with a further £8.5m in add-ons.

Yesterday, The Sun claimed co-chairman Joel Glazer had decided not succumb to Sporting Lisbon’s unreasonable demands – but the deal is still alive.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Romelu Lukaku: I made the right decision

Romelu Lukaku believes he made the right decision to leave Manchester United and insists the move was best for both parties.

The Belgium striker joined United from Chelsea for £75million in July 2017, scoring 42 goals over his two seasons at the club before moving to Inter Milan last summer.

Lukaku has been in superb form for Antonio Conte’s side, scoring 18 goals to help the club launch a challenge for the Serie A title.

“I made my decision around March, and I went to the manager’s office and told him it was time for me to find something else,” Lukaku said.

“I wasn’t performing and I wasn’t playing. I think it was better for both sides to go separate ways. I think I made the right decision.”

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Wanted: Fyodor Chalov

Chelsea may turn their attention to CSKA Moscow striker Fyodor Chalov if they fail to sign Edinson Cavani this month.

Chelsea made a six-month loan proposal to PSG, who have Cavani contracted at Parc des Princes until the end of June.

But should Chelsea’s assault for Cavani fail, they have other irons in the fire.

Express Sport understands that Stamford Bridge chiefs are still interested in CSKA frontman Chalov, who is available for around £20m.

The 21-year-old has scored five goals and provided four assists in 19 appearances in the Russian top-flight this season.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Dani Ceballos exit

Dani Ceballos wants to leave Arsenal in January, Sky Sports report.

The Spanish midfielder arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid on a season-long loan last summer – but things haven’t panned out.

READ  Rennes 3 Arsenal 1: Sloppy Gunners face season-defining test against Man Utd

Ceballos was assured by former Gunners boss Unai Emery that he would be a regular but under Mikel Arteta he’s yet to register a single minute of football.

Ceballos wants to stay in contention for Spain’s Euro 2020 squad and believes a departure would help his chances.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Dani Olmo deal

Dani Olmo is set to join RB Leipzig.

That’s been confirmed by Dinamo Zagreb manager Nenad Bjelica, who says the attacking midfielder has picked the best club for his development.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona were all linked with the 21-year-old star, who will leave for between £17-£25million.

“From the numerous offers he had, he picked Leipzig,” Bjelica said. “In my opinion it is the best club for him to develop. He wanted to say goodbye to his team-mates, but he could not. It was very emotional.”

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Sign Raul!

Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea should try to sign Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.

That’s the opinion of Chelsea legend Joe Cole, who believes the Mexico international is more than capable of performing at the very highest level.

“Wolves fans won’t thank me for saying this but if I’m Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester United, with a chequebook ready to go, he’s the first name,” he told BT Sport.

“If you want someone to make an instant impact in your team, he knows the league, he knows the flow of English football. It’s all well and good being part of a project but when United, Tottenham or Chelsea come for you, it will maybe turn your head.”

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Wanted: Eric-Junior Dina Ebimbe

Manchester United have entered talks to sign PSG midfielder Eric-Junior Dina Ebimbe.

That’s according to RMC Sport, who claim the Red Devils want to secure his signature after the 2019/2020 campaign.

Dina Ebimbe, 19, is currently enjoying a profitable loan spell with Ligue 2 side Le Havre, where’s made 18 appearances and scored twice.

Talks between Manchester United and PSG are already underway but there’s no mention of how much the teenager will cost.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Bruno Fernandes collapse

Manchester United’s pursuit of Bruno Fernandes has collapsed.

That’s according to The Sun, who claim co-chairman Joel Glazer has decided not succumb to Sporting Lisbon’s unreasonable demands.

READ  Mike Ashley 'agrees to SELL Newcastle for £350m' to Man City owner's cousin

Sporting value the 25-year-old playmaker at £68million but the Red Devils’ final offer was £42.5m up front with a further £8.5m in add-ons.

It’s claimed the Red Devils haven’t even attempted to agree personal terms with the player because the ‘clubs so far apart on price.’

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Real Madrid sign Hugo Vallejo

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Hugo Vallejo.

Spanish newspaper AS claim Zinedine Zidane’s side have agreed a deal with Malaga and struck personal terms with the player.

Vallejo, 19, is out of contract in June and has rejected several extension proposals from Malaga.

An official announcement is expected in the very near future before Vallejo is sent to Deportivo de La Coruna on loan for the remainder of the season.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to Oldham

Oldham are set to sign Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson tonight, the Daily Mail claim.

Borthwick-Jackson spent the first half of the campaign on loan with Tranmere, where he made just three League One appearances.

The 22-year-old was recalled to Old Trafford on January 9.

MLS clubs Minnesota United and New York Red Bulls both expressed interest in signing the centre-half – but Oldham look to have won the battle.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Isco or Fabian Ruiz

Jurgen Klopp wants to bring Real Madrid star Isco to Anfield.

That’s according to Spanish website El Desmarque, who claims the Liverpool manager is a huge admirer of the 27-year-old.

However, Liverpool will have to spend big with Real Madrid president demanding upwards of £59million for his signature.

El Desmarque claim that Klopp also has his sights set on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who would reportedly cost £76million.

Chelsea were previously considered the Premier League’s leading contender to sign Isco having reportedly met with his entourage.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Rafael Brito bid

Liverpool tried to sign Benfica talent Rafael Brito, Record claim.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side, along with Barcelona and Real Madrid, failed to lure the teenager away from Portugal.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who has represented Portugal at Under-19 level, arrived at Benfica in 2018.

The Portuguese is considered one of the brightest talents at the club and has been rewarded with a new four-year deal that contains a £37million release clause.



READ SOURCE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here