Transfer news live: Chelsea to seal striker deal, Cavani rejects Man United, Pablo Mari transfer.
Latest transfer news on Pablo Mari, Christian Eriksen, Edinson Cavani, Olivier Giroud, Bruno Fernandes, Thomas Lemar and more, as Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United eye January deals.
Hello and welcome to NAIJATWEET ‘s live transfer blog for Sunday January 26.
Clubs around Europe are beginning to finalise their plans, with top players linked with big-money moves.
As we inch closer to the deadline, Premier League sides are starting to ramp up their activities behind the scenes.
In London, Arsenal have been linked with a host of defenders to solve their injury crisis at the back and are reportedly close to sealing a £7.5m deal.
Pablo Mari and Edinson Cavani.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur have been touted as a potential destination for Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose – while Christian Eriksen is close to an exit and Jose Mourinho has confirmed the club will be making Giovani Lo Celso’s loan move permanent.
Chelsea are reportedly in the market for a striker, with Edinson Cavani and Moussa Dembele both targets.
We’ll also keep an eye on the other clubs in the top flight, with Manchester United still in negotiations for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Chilwell has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with Manchester City also said to be interested, however, the report states that Pep Guardiola would be unwilling to meet the £50 million plus asking price set by the Foxes.
Tottenham ‘in talks’ over Gareth Bale
Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid are in talks over a permanent switch for Gareth Bale, according to the Express.
The report claims that Spurs are looking to complete a deal that will see the former player return to N17 on a permanent basis after a loan move was ruled out.
Bale is said to be Mourinho’s first-choice addition before deadline day, but the Welshman’s £650,000 a week wages could be a stumbling block.