Transfer news, rumours and done deals LIVE: United striker boost

Date published: Thursday 23rd January 2020 10:15


7.50pm: Thanks for following our blog today, we’ll have more of the same on Friday.

7.45pm: Man Utd’s hopes of signing Bruno Fernandes are officially over in January, according to reports in the Portuguese media. Full story to follow on our homepage….

7.39pm: Newcastle are expected to seal the signing of Valentino Lazaro from Inter Milan in the coming days after RB Leipzig pulled out of the running.

7.29pm: Victor Moses admits he’s delighted to be back working with Antonio Conte and is confident he can enjoy a  “good future” at Inter after signing on loan from Chelsea.

7.08pm: Middlesbrough have put a £15m asking price on the head of striker Britt Assombalonga in a bid to ward off reported interest from Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds United.

6.45pm: Barcelona reportedly met with agent Jorge Mendes this week to discuss the potential signing of striker Rodrigo from Valencia as a replacement for the crocked Luis Suarez. That’s according to Mundo Deportivo.

6.22pm: Jermaine Pennant has warned Jude Bellingham that a move to Man Utd would be a “backwards step” in his development.

6pm: Hope for Man Utd as Krzysztof Piatek’s father Wladyslaw says this on his son’s future: “He is mentally focused on leaving the club.”

5.35pm: Juventus are reportedly prepared to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave the club this month. The Germany international has been linked with Manchester United in the past.

5.20pm: MLS side DC United are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, according to reports.

4.46pm: Hull City may be forced to sell striker Jarrod Bowen this month if they cannot agree terms on a contract extension, according to reports. Read all about that here…

4.28pm: Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been speaking about Che Adams’ future in his press conference today. The striker has struggled for game time on the south coast and has been linked with Leeds, but Hasenhuttl had this to say about the player…

3.59pm: DONE DEAL! Inter have confirmed the signing of Chelsea winger Victor Moses on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy.

3.40pm: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keeping tabs on Atalanta defender Robin Gosens, according to the Daily Express. The 25-year-old has scored six goals and assisted four others in the Serie A from left-back this season.

3.15pm: An update on the reports linking Dimitri Payet with a return to West Han. Sky Sports are now claiming that the Hammers aren’t interested in such a move.

2.52pm: Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has joined Turkish side Antalyaspor!

2.31pm: An interesting line from Bleacher Report, this. Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Genk midfielder Sander Berge – read all about that here…

2.03pm: There’s an outgoing at Celtic – Eboue Kouassi has moved to KRC Genk on loan until the end of the season…

1.45pm: Sevilla are weighing up a move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to Sky Sports. The Colombian has netted 28 goals in all competitions this term.

1.24pm: German publication Kicker claims that RB Leipzig are closing in on the signing of Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo. The 21-year-old, who starred for Spain at last summer’s European Under-21 Championships, has been linked with Manchester United.

1:03pm: Today’s Euro Paper Talk is in! It features Manchester United being linked with a sensational move as they look to bring in a stiker…

12.35pm: Chelsea are likely to miss out on signing Edinson Cavani, according to Goal. The Paris Saint-Germain striker is reportedly keen on moving to Atletico Madrid.

12.15pm: In one of the stranger links this month, Dimitri Payet is being linked with a return to West Ham. Read all about it here…

11.52am: Tottenham are reportedly ready to step up the chase for Fenerbahce stirker Vedat Muriqi with another bid of more than £20m, according to reports.


11.23am: Brighton midfielder Aaron Mooy will make his loan move from Huddersfield Town permanent, according to The Telegraph. The Australian international has played 17 of his side’s Premier League games this term.

11:07am: Dropping down into the Championship, Leeds United are reportedly close to adding a winger to their ranks. Manchester City’s Ian Poveda is said to have arrived at the club ahead of a medical.

10:48am: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Manchester United has come into deeper question after Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley. However, the Norwegian reportedly retains the full support of the club’s board.

10.27am: Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri is one player whose future has been in the spotlight this month. Jurgen Klopp has insisted, however, that the Switzerland international is going nowhere just yet.

10.04am: A bit of Arsenal news, now. The Gunners are in talks to sign Shakhtar Donetsk defender Mykola Matviyenko, according to the player’s agent.

9.46am: Tottenham are of course in the hunt for a new striker this month after Harry Kane’s injury. Spanish newspaper AS claims that Real Sociedad winger Willian Jose is on his way to North London.

9.25am: Liverpool are set to have a quiet rest of the transfer window, with only Takumi Minamino arriving earlier in the month. A report has claimed however, that the Reds are stepping up the chase for Nice winger Pedro Brazao.


9.12am: A big Bruno Fernandes update now. BBC Sport’s Simon Stone, a reliable source for all things Manchester United, has delivered a worrying update on the club’s chase for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder.

8.50am: Today’s Paper Talk is in and it leads with Real Madrid reportedly targeting a move for Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli. The 18-year-old impressed with a wonderful finish against Chelsea on Tuesday.

8.30am: Welcome to Thursday’s live transfer blog! There’ll be updates on the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani as well as all the other latest transfer news, rumours and done deals.


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