Liverpool eye Real Madrid starlet Camavinga, AC Milan target Chelsea’s Ziyech, Newcastle make contact over Barcelona star Dembele
The January transfer window is fast approaching and Premier League clubs are busy making their plans to spend this winter.
The mid-season market is always a hectic time for top-flight clubs as teams look to bolster their ranks for the second half of the campaign.
It’s more difficult to do business in the January window but several sides across the country may be forced to open their chequebooks after Christmas.
What are the latest rumours and headlines? talkSPORT.com takes a look…
Newcastle United have held talks with Ousmane Dembele’s representatives over a move, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Barcelona star is approaching the end of his contract which means that he’s able to discuss terms of a move abroad from January 1.
However the Spanish giants are keen to extend his deal and remain in talks.
AC Milan are considering a move for Hakim Ziyech, according to Calciomercato.
The Chelsea winger has endured a mixed time since moving to Stamford Bridge and as such has been linked with a move away.
It does, however, remain to be seen if the Blues would allow him to leave.
According to reports in El Nacional, Liverpool are considering a move for Eduardo Camavinga.
The 19-year-old Real Madrid starlet is among the most talented young players in world football.
Jurgen Klopp is looking to strengthen his midfield and believes that Camavinga could be the man to set them up for the future.
Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for the Gabon international, according to ESPN.
The striker has fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta following a number of disciplinary issues, something that resulted in him being stripped of his captaincy.
With clubs such as Juventus and Barcelona said to be keen it means that the Gunners could be fielding some calls in the coming weeks.
Tottenham are looking to offload both Dele Alli and Matt Doherty in January, according to reports from The Athletic.
Despite featuring in recent weeks the pair have dropped down the pecking order in North London and are deemed as dispensable members of the squad.
With Spurs looking for a new right wing-back and a forward it seems that the duo could be offloaded to free up room in the budget.
The West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper is attracting significant interest going into January, according to Teamtalk.
Clubs such as Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham and Rangers are all said to be keen on the England international after some impressive displays for the Baggies.
However the Championship side are unlikely to let their number one stopper leave on the cheap.
Steven Gerrard is plotting a move to sign the Rangers man next month, according to Teamtalk.
The midfielder was a key man under the Liverpool legend during his time at Ibrox has been regularly linked with a switch to the Premier League in recent years.
With Gerrard looking to build a team to push on it seems that Kamara could be near the top of that list.
Newcastle are interested in French striker Dembele, with Lyon said open to selling the 25-year-old according to the Daily Mail.
The former Celtic star previously spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid but the LaLiga side opted against making the transfer permanent for £30m.
He had scored four goals in five games in the new Ligue 1 season before he suffered a thigh injury then a fractured right fibula.
French outlet Foot Mercato claim Newcastle have also offered Dembele’s Lyon teammate Lucas Paqueta £181,457 per week to move to St James’ Park, but the Brazilian has already rejected the move.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in a move for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman.
According to Mundo Deportivo, United, Real Madrid and Barcelona are monitoring the Frenchman’s situation.
Coman has 18 months left on his Bayern contract and is weighing up what his future will hold.
He said recently: “I would like to finish the season and show my best level. We will see what happens in the future.
“We have spoken with the club and we will see if there is any news. I have always had the intention of playing for a great club and Bayern is one of the the greatest.”
Chelsea have set their sights on a deal to sign Wolves midfielder Neves, according to Spanish outlet TodoFichajes.
The report adds that Thomas Tuchel is keen on the Portuguese to bolster his midfield – who have been ravaged by inuries.
And Neves – who featured in Wolves’ 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday – would represent a significant upgrade on the Blues’ current back-up options.
The Midlands outfit would reportedly demand around £38million for the 24-year-old, who has two-and-a-half years remaining on his deal.
Manchester United are close to bringing highly rated French midfielder Kamara to Old Trafford, according to FourFourTwo.
The 22-year-old been impressing for Marseille and would fit the profile of a Ralf Rangnick player to become the German’s first signing as interim manager.
The Red Devils are said to be in advanced negotiations with a deal only costing around £10m due to Kamara being out of contract in the summer.
Real Madrid’s interest in Erling Haaland has been confirmed by Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
He told BILD TV: “No matter where I go, everyone speaks to you about Erling Haaland.
“All I know is a guarantee that Real Madrid are very interested in him. I could name 25 others now.
“But I know for sure, it can be that he leaves, but it can also be that he stays.
“A few days ago I had a very good conversation with Mino Raiola. When we are in a target corridor, the conversations are always quite friendly.
“And that phone call was quite friendly. We will certainly have another meeting in the next few weeks.
“The overall development of Haaland is in the foreground. Just like with Lewandowski, I would like to be proud of Erling at some point if he wins the Champions League.
“Personally, I think it’s good for him if he stays in the Bundesliga a little longer.”
Newcastle are reportedly weighing up a deal to sign Martial, with Man United set for a hefty loan fee.
Eddie Howe’s side have been linked with the forward previously, and could look to bring in former City and Premier League striker Edin Dzeko as well.
In a bid to secure more firepower up top, The Sun reported that the Premier League strugglers are said to be willing to offer Man United £6million to see Martial join them for the remainder of the campaign.
Given the lack of game time he has been given and with other players ahead of him at Old Trafford, both parties could look to strike the deal as soon as possible.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in a move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.
The 28-year-old German is out of contract this summer and much has been said about his future in recent weeks.
Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have all been linked with him but he could reportedly stay in the Premier League.
German outlet Bild claim United are keen to complete an audacious swoop for the centre-back.
It is said that they are hopeful that Ralf Rangnick can help them secure his signature as he knows Rudiger’s agent and brother Sahr Senesie very well.
Bild add that United have received a willingness to negotiate over a move.
Dusan Vlahovic’s Fiorentina career could be coming to an end and the Premier League big boys will hope to tempt him to England.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are all said to be keeping tabs on the situation, following news the Serbian has rejected an offer of a new deal, said to be the highest in Fiorentina’s history.
The 21-year-old has been brilliant in Serie A this season, scoring 15 goals in 17 league matches.
That form has seen his club attempt to tie him down to a massive new deal, but that is proving to be unlikely after comments from the club’s chief executive.
“We’ve offered Vlahovic the highest contract ever in the history of Fiorentina, several times,” Joe Barone told Repubblica.
“Both Dusan and his agent made us realise that they do not want to accept. Our bid is still on the table.”
Kieran Trippier is on his way to Newcastle in what will likely be a £25m deal, talkSPORT understands.
The Magpies are willing to make Trippier, who has six months to run on his Atletico Madrid contract, their highest-paid player.
It’s understood personal terms are close to being agreed but Newcastle still need to settle on a fee with the Spanish club.
It would take a bid of more than £25m to land the England full-back, but that would not be a problem for the newly-minted Magpies.
talkSPORT’s Alex Crook said: “Trippier to Newcastle was suggested to me by somebody I trust, that this is almost as good as done. Newcastle are really pushing for it.
“We know he is keen to return to the Premier League, he was when Manchester United were chasing his signature in the summer.
“His wages in Spain are in excess of £100,000-a-week – that would make him Newcastle’s top earner and they’re willing to do it.
“From a personal perspective, Trippier’s camp is very happy with the terms on offer, but Newcastle will still need to agree a fee with Atletico Madrid.
“I do feel this would be a statement signing from Newcastle, that they might be in trouble near the foot of the Premier League but they can still attract top, top players.”