Arsenal and Man United dominate transfer gossip, with the top four rivals looking to buy and sell.
The Gunners are looking for a new striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being in disgrace and Folarin Balogun starting on loan.
Mikel Arteta has responded to Dusan Vlahovic’s links, while the manager is also reportedly set to sign a midfielder.
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For the Red Devils, meanwhile, contenders are emerging for Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly, while Tariq Lamptey has been linked with a newcomer.
Stay with Sporting News throughout the day for the latest transfer news, with the biggest stories from January 12 below.
Arsenal gets closer to Arthur
Arsenal are in advanced negotiations to sign Arthur, according to CMR.
The 25-year-old failed to secure a starting spot at Juventus and now looks set to join the Gunners on short-term loan until the end of the season.
Arthur, who joined Juventus in a successful swap deal involving Miralem Pjanic, has started just three Serie A games this season.
Mikel Arteta was also interested in Bruno Guimaraes, but it seems Arthur is the first choice as the Arsenal manager seeks to resolve his issues as a central midfielder.
Seville signs deal with Mexican star
According to a journalist based in Spain José Manuel García, Sevilla have agreed to sign the 29-year-old Mexico international and Porto winger Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona, who is out of contract this summer. This would make the transfer fee manageable.
The teams are now exchanging documents.
Corona has been a bit of a Porto player this season, starting just seven matches in all competitions. He has had as many tenures in the Mexican national team since September.
Rangnick loves Lamptey
Manchester United’s subject of interest is Tariq Lamptey, according to the Daily mail.
Ralf Rangnick believes Lamptey is the versatile option the Red Devils need on the right side of the defense, with the ex-Chelsea youngster being able to play as both a full-back and a winger.
Transfer fees could be a stumbling block, however, with Brighton’s valuation of $ 55million being $ 14million higher than United’s.
Zakaria receives United’s offer
Manchester United made an initial offer to Denis Zakaria, according to Bild.
Ralf Rangnick has identified Zakaria as a target, although no discussions have yet taken place with Borussia Mönchengladbach. The midfielder is at the end of his contract this summer,
Defoe wants out
Jermain Defoe is set to leave Rangers in current window, according to athleticism.
The accomplished center forward is a player-coach with the Scottish giant – and he doesn’t want to give up the game just yet, despite the 39-year-old having only played nine minutes in the Premiership this season.
Coman signs new contract with Bayern
One man who’s not going anywhere is Kingsley Coman.
The winger – who scored the game-winning goal in the 2019/20 Champions League final against local club PSG – has signed with Bayern Munich for the next five years.
Digne towards the Villa medicale
Everton full-back Lucas Digne is on his way to Birmingham for a medical examination with Aston Villa, according to multiple reports.
Digne has been linked with a move away from Merseyside since breaking up with new manager Rafa Benitez.
Now the France international has agreed to join Villa, the two clubs have reportedly agreed on a transfer fee of $ 34million.
A Ligue 1 and La Liga champion, Digne has racked up over 30 league appearances in each of his three full seasons with Everton, and now has a chance to be a key man in Steven Gerrard’s Villa revolution.
Deal reached: Balogun leaves Arsenal on loan
Middlesbrough has finalized the signing of the loan from Folarin Balogun.
The forward started this season in Arsenal’s starting XI in the Day 1 loss to Brentford, but has since struggled for opportunities, with an 11-minute appearance against Chelsea being his only other game time in Premier League.
Balogun is now expected to play a key role for Boro in his championship promotion campaign, under the leadership of new manager Chris Wilder.
Arteta responds to Vlahovic’s ties
Mikel Arteta refused to get caught up in Dusan Vlahovic’s endemic speculation during his Wednesday morning press conference, telling reporters: “I am so sorry to disappoint you, but I will not discuss rumors.”
However, the Arsenal manager went on to speak of the club’s power of attraction in the market: “Historically this club has always targeted the best players in the world, and the best players in the world have always been interested in coming here.
“I can say the situation hasn’t changed. So every time I spoke to a player he was so willing to come. I haven’t been faced with any other situation. of our greatest powers.
“Our ability to grab the attention of people who come to join our club is a big advantage for us.”
Gunners fans are hopeful that Fiorentina striker Vlahovic is one of those players, having scored 16 goals in 19 league appearances this season.
Will Mourinho plunder Arsenal again?
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is still wanted by Jose Mourinho, according to The Gazzetta dello Sport.
Mourinho tried to bring Xhaka to Rome last summer, when the Swiss star’s relationship with Arsenal (and especially the fans) appeared to be over.
The 29-year-old has since recovered and returned to good form alongside Thomas Partey, while Roma responded to their midfield needs by bringing in fellow Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles .
However, Mourinho is set to chat more with his old friends in north London this summer.
Dortmund sets up talks in Haaland
Borussia Dortmund and Erling Haaland are scheduled for talks next week, according to German newspaper Bild.
The star striker has been the subject of constant transfer rumors over the past two windows, with Barcelona and Real Madrid both appearing to be interested in his signing.
Father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola are now due to meet with Dortmund chiefs, who want to resolve what is quickly becoming a crisis situation for the Bundesliga giant, given the 21-year-old has a release clause summer of just $ 85 million.
Spurs to wait for Lingard
Jesse Lingard is a target for Spurs, but not in the current window, according to the Standard Evening.
The Manchester United winger has been a long-time target for the north London club, rather than specifically manager Antonio Conte, with an approach made last summer.
Rather than returning for the England international this month, Spurs will wait until he becomes a free agent in June.
Lingard shone during his loan spell with West Ham last season, racking up 14 goal contributions (five assists and nine strikes) in just 16 games as the Irons sealed a place in the Europa League.
Mourinho calls Ndombele
Jose Mourinho didn’t seem like Tanguy Ndombele’s biggest fan when the couple were together in north London, but that’s not a hindrance in Roma’s transfer strategy.
Ndombele personally received a phone call from Mourinho, according to French media outlet Telefoot, in an attempt to convince the midfielder to join him in the Italian capital.
Roma are considering the 25-year-old for a first loan deal, with an option to make the move permanent this summer.
Rashford uncertain ahead of contract negotiations
Manchester United and Marcus Rashford are preparing for contract talks ahead of the summer, according to the Daily mail.
Rashford currently earns $ 270,000 a week and has 18 months left to complete his contract.
The England international is said to be worried about his form and future prospects at Old Trafford, so talks will not go smoothly.
AC Milan approach Bailly
Eric Bailly is the subject of an approach by AC Milan, according to Sky Italy.
The Serie A giant is keen to sign a new cross in the January window, with both Manchester United’s Bailly and PSG’s Abdou Diallo on the radar.
Bailly has only appeared in four Premier League games this season, with a total of 217 minutes.
Conte wants three signatures
Spurs aim to make a trio of moves in the January window, according to The temperature.
In a candid meeting with president Daniel Levy, new manager Antonio Conte asked for a full-back, a midfielder and a striker.
Arsenal defender Mari ready for exit
Udinese closes deal for Pablo Mari, says Sky Italy.
The Serie A club lost another Brazilian defender to Watford this month, to Samir. Mari has been identified as a temporary replacement, on loan until the end of the season.
Mari has not been seen in the Premier League since day two of the campaign, when he simply couldn’t face Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.