5th January, 2019
We bring to you the very latest 2019 January soccer transfer News once again in no particular order as we got them for your delight right below. Have fun reading through.
Hottest on the list surely is the fact that F.C. Barcelona are reported to have secured the services of their long time sought after player, Rabiot from Paris St. Germain.
Barcelona seal Rabiot transfer
PSG exile will complete move in the summer
Barcelona have agreed the signing of Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer next summer, according to Calcio Mercato.
Rabiot will sign a five-year contract worth €10 million a season (£8.9m/$11.4m) after declining to agree an extension with Paris Saint-Germain, a move which has seen him exiled to the sidelines at the French club.
Lallana will not leave Liverpool on loan
Liverpool will not consider letting Adam Lallana leave on loan during the current transfer window, claims Sky Sports.
The winger has returned from injury and had been followed by clubs including Fenerbahce of Turkey.
But Jurgen Klopp sees him as a part of his first-team plans and will not sanction his exit.
Chelsea considering Arnautovic as Higuain back-up
Maurizio Sarri may try and sign West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic should Chelsea fail to sign Gonzalo Higuain in January.
The Blues are reportedly keen to add the Argentinian as a replacement for the misfiring duo Alvaro Morata, according to Bleacher Report.
The Spaniard has struggled for form since he moved to Stamford in 2017, as has Olivier Giroud, who joined Chelsea in last year’s January transfer window.
Arnautovic has netted seven Premier League goals this season, more than Morata and Giroud combined.
Liverpool confirm Solanke sale to Bournemouth
Liverpool have confirmed the sale of striker Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth.
Goal had earlier revealed how Solanke was closing on a Liverpool exit, with Brighton having been keen on a deal and another team also working to secure his signature.
It now appears Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth was that club and eventually won the race to his signature for a fee reported to be in the region of £19m.
Man City miss out on Barca-bound Todibo
Manchester City are set to miss out on Toulouse defender Jean Clair Todibo, according to the Independent.
The 19-year-old has decided on a move to Barcelona, swayed by the influence of compatriot Eric Abidal.
‘Man Utd perfect for De Ligt, Barcelona best for De Jong!’
Matthijs de Ligt is made for Manchester United while Frenkie de Jong would fit in perfectly at Barcelona, according to former Ajax star John van Loen.
The two youngsters have been at the forefront of the Dutch giants’ Champions League adventure this season, helping the side to the last 16.
A series of fine performances and a team based on a mixture of youth and experience has drawn comparison with the great Ajax squads of the mid-1990s, while also drawing transfer links with some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Man City target Maja rejects Sunderland extension
Sunderland youngster Josh Maja has rejected his side’s offer of a contract extension and could leave this month, according to the Guardian.
The 20-year-old has scored 14 goals in League One so far this season and counts Manchester City amongst his many Premier League admirers.
Chelsea keen to keep Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea are still hopeful of keeping Callum Hudson-Odoi despite mounting interest from Bayern Munich.
Goal revealed on Thursday that the talented teenager is now the subject of a £30million ($37.5m) bid from the Bundesliga giants.
Tottenham wanted Pulisic – Redknapp
Tottenham were keen on signing Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic but were priced out of a market, according to former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.
The highly-rated United States international was courted by a number of clubs before joining Chelsea in a £58 million ($74m) deal earlier this week.
Abraham to decide his own future
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has said Tammy Abraham can decide his own future.
The on-loan Chelsea man has reportedly drawn interest from Wolves, who want to sign him permanently this month.
“What I am led to believe is that it is the lad’s choice if he stays or not – I don’t think Chelsea will push him either way,” said Smith.
“I personally – and I have told Tammy the same – don’t think it would be a great decision for him [to go on loan elsewhere]. I think he is in a win-win here
“There is only one person who can make the decision and that is Tammy – and I told him to go with what his gut feeling is.”
Inter offered Antonio Valencia deal
Inter Milan have been offered the chance to sign Antonio Valencia on a free transfer from Manchester United this summer, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The 33-year-old has fallen out of favour this season while injuries have also played their part, restricting the defender to just eight appearances in all competitions.
Inter have also been linked with summer moves for Porto’s Hector Herrera and Udinese winger Rodrigo de Paul.
Prem trio interested in Suarez
West Ham, Watford and Everton are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, according to Sport.
Suarez has made just six appearances for the Catalan giants this season so is looking to leave in order to secure first-team football.
Barcelona are willing to let the 24-year-old leave but will only consider offers in excess of €10million (£9million/$11.4million).
Diaz to join Real Madrid
Brahim Diaz is on the verge on joining Real Madrid from Manchester City in a deal worth at least £15 million ($19m), Goal understands.
Diaz has turned down a number of lucrative offers to stay at City in order to move to the Santiago Bernabeu, where he feels he will get more playing time.
Juve confident of Ramsey deal
The Bianconeri look set to beat a host of clubs to the Welshman’s signature
Juventus are confident of finalising a deal to sign Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer from this summer.
Inter, Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich were all interested in the midfielder, but Turin looks to be his next destination.
Clyne joins Bournemouth
Liverpool full-back Nathaniel Clyne has joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan the clubs have confirmed.
The defender has dropped down the pecking order at Anfield and follows Dominic Solanke as the second Reds player move to the south coast club today.
“I’m really excited by this opportunity. It’s great chance for me to come and play football,” Clyne said upon joining Bournemouth.
United express interest in Ferreira-Carrasco
Belgium star Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco is of interest to Manchester United, according to Foot Mercato.
The 25-year-old has also been linked with a move to AC Milan but is said to be happy with Chinese club Dalian Yifang, who are set to be boosted by the arrival of former Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim.
United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to rule out the possibility of January signings in his latest press conference on Friday.
Chicharito wanted at Valencia by former Arsenal star
Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has welcomed reports linking Valencia with a move for Javier Hernandez, saying the West Ham striker would “add a lot” to the club.
The Mexico international has struggled for regular game time since moving to the London Stadium and has been linked with a move away this month.
Tottenham trigger Alderweireld extension
Tottenham have triggered a 12-month extension option in the contract of Toby Alderweireld, keeping him at the club until 2020.
Spurs will hope the move fends off interest from the likes of Manchester United, who have been strongly linked with a move for the Belgium international.
Juventus make Romero move
Juventus are hoping to beat Inter Milan to the signing of Genoa defender Cristian Romero, according to Corriere Dello Sport.
Juve have switched their attentions to Romero after missing out on Jean-Clair Todibo, who looks set to join Barcelona from Toulouse.
The Bianconeri are expected to pay in the region of €20million (£17.9million/$22.8million) for the 20-year-old before loaning him back to Genoa for the rest of the season.
Silva denies Everton Malcom interest
Everton boss Marco Silva says there is no truth to the rumours he wants to sign Barcelona winger Malcom this month.
The Premier League side brought in Andre Gomes on loan and Lucas Digne in a £19.5million deal from the Catalans in the previous transfer window, with both players proving sound additions to Silva’s side.
Reports have suggested Malcom is the latest Barca fringe player to be targeted by the Toffees, the Brazilian having started only one game in LaLiga since a €42million move from Bordeaux last July.
Doucoure tipped to make £50m PSG move
Former Watford striker Tommy Smith says it is inevitable that Abdoulaye Doucoure will leave Vicarage Road in the near future but hopes the club can hold onto him until at least the summer.
Merseyside duo Liverpool and Everton have both been linked, though the most sustained interest appears to be from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, who are reportedly ready to pay up to £50million ($63m) for the former France Under-21 international.
Pepe returns to Porto
The former Real Madrid defender Pepe has retuned to Porto for a second spell.
The 35-year-old has been a free agent since having his contract rescinded by Besiktas in December.
Pepe had also attracted interest from Wolves, Al Gharafa of Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittiha.
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