26th January, 2020
As usual, the football teams across Europe are busy trying to fortify their teams as the transfer window approaches the deadline dates for the various leagues.
In this post, we bring you some of the latest done deals as well as the ones still in the making.
Here’s a round up of yesterday’s big transfer stories…
Arsenal are set to complete their first signing of the January transfer window with a deal for Pablo Mari all but done.
According to the Daily Mail, Mari, the former Man City defender, has flown to London to undergo a medical after a £7.5m transfer was agreed.
Centre-back Mari failed to make an appearance for City during three years with the club, spending time away on loan, and he joined Flamengo in Brazil last year for only £1m.
The Spaniard is now due to link up with former City assistant coach Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.
Gareth Southgate is a leading contender to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, the Daily Mail claim.
Southgate could take charge of the Red Devils after Euro 2020, should Man United chiefs choose to sack Solskjaer this season.
While safe at the moment, the Norwegian is at risk of losing his job if the club’s form continues to worsen.
United chiefs are keen on Southgate as he is a ‘responsible figurehead’ and will continue the club’s focus on promoting youth players into the first-team.
Tottenham are working on a deal to sign Gareth Bale before the January transfer window closes.
According to the Express, Spurs have opened talks with Real Madrid over the signing of their former superstar, with Jose Mourinho keen on three new arrivals before Friday’s transfer deadline.
A loan deal has been ruled out, but Real and Spurs are negotiating a possible permanent transfer fore the 30-year-old.
Bale’s huge contract in Madrid, worth a reported £650,000-a-week, is said to be the main obstacle to any deal.
West Ham are in desperate need of new arrivals following their disappointing 1-0 defeat to West Brom in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.
The Hammers’ only bit of business so far has been the re-signing of goalkeeper Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough.
Mark Noble produced a passionate post-match interview with talkSPORT, insisting the club can’t solely rely on him.
Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham are not to blame for the Christian Eriksen transfer saga.
The Spurs midfielder, who was left out of the matchday squad for Saturday’s 1-1 FA Cup draw at Southampton, finally looks set to leave the club for Inter Milan in a £17million deal.
And Mourinho has appeared to blame Inter Milan for not resolving Eriksen’s future sooner.
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.
The Gunners captain has scored 16 goals so far this season and is serving a three-match ban after receiving a yellow card in a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace earlier this month.
French outlet Foot Mercato claim Aubameyang is being targeted as a replacement for Edinson Cavani, who looks set to leave PSG this month.
The report adds that PSG chiefs have met with Aubameyang’s representatives over a January transfer.
Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes will treble his wages if he signs a new contract, according to The Sun.
The 19-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is wanted by Chelsea.
He has made just eight appearances so far this season and is yet to start a Premier League game for United.
Manchester United fans are reportedly planning a mass walkout during the Premier League clash with Wolves to vent their anger at the club’s ownership.
Old Trafford could empty out on February 1 as supporters protest against United’s owners the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
United have fallen to new lows under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the 2-0 home defeat to Burnley on Wednesday night resulted in a mass exodus before the final whistle.
According to the Mirror, a growing number of fans plan to walk out of the stadium in the 58th when the Red Devils next feature at Old Trafford.
The 58th minute symbolises the remembrance of the Munich air disaster of 1958.
Here is a list of the done deals so far in the British Premiership.
In: Eddie Nketiah (Leeds, recalled from loan)
Out: Tyreece John-Jules (Lincoln, loan)
Emile Smith Rowe (Huddersfield, loan)
Dinos Mavropanos (Nuremberg, loan)
Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers, loan)
Deyan Iliev (Jagiellonia Bialystok, loan)
In: Louie Barry (Barcelona, £1m)
Mbwana Samatta (Genk, £10m)
Danny Drinkwater (Chelsea, loan)
Pepe Reina (AC Milan, loan)
Out: Andre Green (Charlton, loan)
Jonathan Kodjia (Al-Gharafa, undisclosed)
Lovre Kalinic (Toulouse, loan)
In: Kyle Taylor, recalled from loan)
Out: Mikael Ndjoli (Motherwell, loan)
Asmir Begovic (AC Milan, loan)
In: Anders Dreyer (Midtjylland, undisclosed)
Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield, £5m)
Out: Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon, loan)
James Tilley (Grimsby Town, loan)
Tudor Baluta (ADO Den Haag, loan)
Out: Ryan Cooney (Morecambe, loan)
Christian N’Guessan (Oldham, loan)
Adam Phillips (Morecambe, loan)
Anthony Glennon (Grimsby, loan)
Scott Wilson (Blyth Spartans, loan)
Tunde Bayode (Curzon Ashton, loan)
Josh Benson (Grimsby Town, loan)
Out: Danny Drinkwater (Aston Villa, loan)
Marc Guehi (Swansea, loan)
Conor Gallagher (Swansea, loan)
Victor Moses (Inter Milan, loan)
Jamal Blackman (Bristol Rovers, loan)
Out: Sam Woods (Hamilton, loan)
In: Joao Virginia (recalled from loan)
Jarrad Branthwaite (Carlisle, undisclosed)
Out: Kieran Dowell (Wigan, loan)
Callum Connolly (Fleetwood, loan)
Cenk Tosun (Crystal Palace, loan)
Out: Raul Uche (Real Valladolid, undisclosed)
George Thomas (ADO Den Haag, loan)
Andy King (Huddersfield, loan)
In: Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg, £7.25m)
Joe Hardy (Brentford, undisclosed)
Out: Herbie Kane (Hull, loan)
Rhian Brewster (Swansea, loan)
Isaac Christie-Davies (Cercle Brugge, loan)
Allan Rodrigues de Souza (Atletico Mineiro, undisclosed)
Nathaniel Phillips (Stuttgart, loan)
Daniel Atherton (Marine)
Out: Patrick Roberts (Middlesbrough, loan)
Lukas Nmecha (Middlesbrough, loan)
Out: Ethan Hamilton (Bolton, loan)
Ashley Young (Inter Milan, £1.3m)
Alex Fojticek (Stalybridge Celtic, loan)
Max Taylor (Stalybridge Celtic, loan)
In: Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke, loan)
In: Ondrej Duda (Hertha Berlin, loan)
Lukas Rupp (Hoffenheim, undisclosed)
Out: Anthony Spyrou (Released)
Carlton Morris (MK Dons, loan)
Akin Famewo (St Mirren, loan)
Philip Heise (FC Nurnberg, loan)
Dennis Srbeny (Paderborn 07, undisclosed)
Rocky Bushiri (Sint-Truiden, loan)
Louis Lomas (Tampa Bay Rowdies, loan)
Louis Thompson (MK Dons, loan)
Simon Power (King’s Lynn, loan)
In: Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)
Jack Rodwell (Free)
Out: Richard Stearman (Huddersfield, free)
Tyler Smith (Rochdale, loan)
Harry Sheppeard (Steel Phalt Academy, loan)
Ben Heneghan (Blackpool, loan)
Out: Christoph Klarer (SKN St Polten, loan)
Josh Sims (New York Red Bulls, loan)
In: Gedson Fernandes (Benfica, loan)
Out: Jack Clarke (QPR, loan)
Paris Maghoma (Brentford, undisclosed)
In: Joao Pedro (Fluminense, undisclosed)
Ignacio Pussetto (Udinese, £7m)
Out: Dimitri Foulquier (Granada, loan)
In: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough, undisclosed)
Out: Nathan Holland (Oxford, loan)
Conor Coventry (Lincoln, loan)
Joe Powell (Burton, undisclosed)
Martin Samuelsen (Hull, undisclosed)
In: Leonardo Campana (Barcelona SC, undisclosed)
Out: Elliot Watt (Carlisle, loan)
Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham, undisclosed)
Patrick Cutrone (Fiorentina, loan)
Connor Ronan (Blackpool, loan)
Rafa Mir (Huesca, loan)