⏳January Transfer Window: Deadline Day Live updates⏳


⏳January Transfer Window: Deadline Day Live updates⏳


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The Winter Transfer Window of the 2021-22 season might not be filled with superstar names such as Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as it did in the Summer Transfer Window, but it still has plenty of big-name players involved of the beautiful game.

The transfer window that started out slowly, has taken the football world’s notice with big-money transfers over the last week of the transfer window.

Whether it may be the return of the little magician in the form of Phillippe Coutinho, or Jurgen Klopp assembling a future frontline for his Liverpool squad with the purchase of Luis Diaz from Porto, the 2022 Winter Transfer Window hasn’t disappointed.

With the best part of the window yet to get into 5th gear, FootTheBall has got you all covered with all the incoming and outgoings for Europe’s Elites.

Latest Updates

  • Liverpool reportedly failed to complete the deal for Fabio Carvalho in time and will have to wait until the summer to sign the youngster
  • Wantaway striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has secured a move to Barcelona from Arsenal.
  • Barcelona have completed a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal
  • Bournemouth have added Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell to their ranks on loan
  • Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Dan Burn from Brighton on a two-and-a-half year deal
  • Bordeaux have completed the signing of Brentford target Anel Ahmedhodzic from Malmo
  • Algerian striker Islam Slimani haș completed a move for Sporting Lisbon from Lyon
  • Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Jean-Phillippe Mateta from Mainz on a four year deal
  • Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of left-back Reinildo Mandava from Lille
  • Liverpool centre-back Nat Phillips has completed a loan move to Bournemouth until the end of the season
  • Aaron Ramsey has completed his move to Rangers from Juventus
  • Dele Alli has completed his medical and signed for Everton from Tottenham Hotspur
  • Ousmane Dembele has been offered to Tottenham but a move is unlikely

Late drama at Craven Cottage

Liverpool’s deal for Fabio Carvalho has fallen through due to an inability to get the deal registered in time. The Reds had agreed terms with Fulham and with the player, had the medical completed but were unable to get the paperwork through in time.

It complicates matters for the parties involved as Carvalho is out of contract in the summer and Fulham were looking to get a transfer fee for the youngster and retain him until the end of the season. Summer transfer window drama coming already!

Barcelona have another striker!

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed for Barcelona, completing the deal at the end of the January transfer window with Arsenal reportedly terminating his contract to facilitate the deal.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang joins Barcelona, done deal and here we go. Contract agreed and now set to be signed by Aubameyang in Barcelona headquarters. Medical successfully completed. 🔵🔴 #FCB

Arsenal will save his huge salary as they wanted. Deal in place. #AFC #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/IZEDCj2Zky

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

The transfer materialised entirely over the last day or so with the deal looking to have fallen through but negotiations worked out in the end. Official announcements from the clubs are awaited.

Cantwell’s a Cherry

Highly rated Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell has joined Championship side AFC Bournemouth on loan. Cantwell has been on the fringes of the Norwich side with his future in limbo with his contract running out in the summer.

Evening, @ToddCantwell_10 👋 pic.twitter.com/olYWviNuMk

— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) January 31, 2022

The youngster has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham in the past but has decided to drop down a division to get more playing time.

The money flows at St. James’ Park

Newcastle United have signed another defender on deadline day, completing a two and a half year deal for Dan Burn from Brighton after getting Matt Targett from Aston Villa earlier in the day.

✍️ #NUFC are delighted to confirm the signing of Dan Burn from Brighton on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Welcome home, Dan! ⚫️⚪️

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2022

Dan Burn joins Keiran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimares and Targett on the list of January arrivals of the newly rich club as they attempt to avoid relegation in the second half of the season.

Liverpool with another coup!

Liverpool are nearing a move for Fulham sensation Fabio Carvalho in the closing hours of the deadline day. The Reds have already added Luis Diaz to their attacking line and are looking at the future with a deal for the young striker for five years.

Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool, agreement in place for total fee around €10m after 2 hours meeting tonight. Five year deal ready for Carvalho. 🔴🇵🇹 #LFC

Time to prepare paperworks and sign before midnight then… here we go. He’ll stay at Fulham on loan. #DeadlineDay

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

The 19-year old has 11 direct goal involvements in the 18 appearances in the Championship this season and will stay at Fulham for the rest of the season before moving to Liverpool in the summer. He is undergoing a medical and Liverpool face a race against time to get the deal completed this January.

The Auba saga continues

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on the verge of a move to Barcelona according to the latest reports after being granted permission to leave by Arsenal. The Premier League club is reportedly ready to terminate his contract and let him leave on a free transfer.

Barcelona are preparing contracts and paperworks for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Final stages of the negotiations – and medical now in place. 🚨 #FBC

Arsenal are completely out of the negotiation. They’ve just allowed Aubameyang to leave. pic.twitter.com/X4QAimerCf

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

The 32-year old has had a tumultuous few weeks – falling out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta before being kicked out of the Gabon squad for the AFCON and now, forcing a move on deadline day. Just the chaotic right fit for Barcelona.

Bryan’s back to Spain

Tottenham signed Bryan Gil amidst much fanfare but the move has not worked out with the  20-year old having made just 9 league appearances so far, all of them limited cameos from the bench.

Bryan Gil has joined La Liga side Valencia CF on loan until the end of the season.

Best of luck, Bryan! 💪

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2022

With the arrivals of Kulusevski and Bentancur, Spurs have decided to loan the youngster to Valencia until the end of the season. The move makes sense for all parties involved and hopefully Gil will return to North London and prove his credentials.

The Old Lady is singing

Juventus have been one of the major news stories of the transfer window, with the departures of Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur contrasted with the arrival of Dusan Vlahovic. Massimiliano Allegri has further strengthened his side with the confirmed signings of Dennis Zakaria and Federico Gatti.


👕 Buy your @Deniszakaria8 2️⃣8️⃣ shirt NOW! ➡️ https://t.co/8Gyzw7THJE#WelcomeZak

— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 31, 2022

Zakaria joins from Borussia Monchengladbach to replace Bentancur in midfield while Gatti joins as a highly rated centre back from Serie B club Frosinone, where he will spend the rest of the season.


Just a couple of hours after reports broke that Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s attempted move to Barcelona has broken down, club president Joan Laporta has claimed that it might still get done in time.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta on Aubameyang: “It seems that we will pull it off [Aubameyang deal]. Ousmane Dembélé? Various solutions have been proposed, the last one depends on whether the player accepts it, it is to go to an English club”, he told Mundo Deportivo”. 🔴 #FCB

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

The Gabon striker flew himself to Spain in an attempt to manufacture a move but negotiations did not go as planned. There is still time to get this, and Ousmane Dembele’s, deal done and Barcelona are going to be plenty active until the clock strikes midnight.

No French magic for Newcastle

Newcastle United have already signed Matt Target and Bruno Guimares in the last few hours but their big money move for Reims striker Hugo Ekitike has fallen through, confirmed in an official statement by the club.


Jean-Pierre Caillot : “𝘕𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘲𝘶’𝘪𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘶𝘯 𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘥’𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘢̀ 𝘦́𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘦 […]”

Communiqué officiel du SDR ⤵️

— Stade de Reims (@StadeDeReims) January 31, 2022

The 19-year old has been hugely impressive in the French Ligue 1 this season, scoring 8 goals and providing 3 assists in a relegation battling side. He has chosen to continue his development at Reims, and may be out of Newcastle’s reach come summer.

Another one on the road to Goodison

Donny van de Beek has become the latest major arrival at Merseyside as he signs for Everton on loan until the end of the season from Manchester United. The Toffees have been on a binge as they look to rescue their season from 16th in the league.

Welcome to Everton Football Club, @Donny_beek6! ✍️🔵

— Everton (@Everton) January 31, 2022

The Dutchman has struggled for minutes at Old Trafford since his move in summer 2020 and now has the chance to prove that he can deal with the physicality of the Premier League. He joins Dele Alli and Frank Lampard amongst the big names to join Everton on the final day of the season.

Alli undergoing Everton medical ahead of 40 million switch

Delle Alli is undergoing a medical at Everton, as Lampard finally gets his man. Alli’s 40 million move means that Everton are still one of the biggest spender’s in Europe.

Everton and Tottenham are now signing contracts for Dele Alli deal. Here we go confirmed 🔵🤝 #EFC

Details: free transfer, €12m after 20 games and bonuses for next years.

It could reach €35/40m but of course depends on Dele/team performances.

📲 More: https://t.co/75Kv13B4Bq pic.twitter.com/hq1sW3XqE9

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

Can Lampard get the best of this under performing side despite some signings?

Giovanni Lo Celso to Villarreal on loan confirmed

Lo Celso’s move to Villarreal has been confirmed by Tottenham. Conte is looking free up more money for another signing with Kulusevski and Bentancur already confirmed.

Giovani Lo Celso has joined La Liga side Villarreal on loan for the remainder of the season.

Good luck, Gio! 🤝

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2022

It would be interesting to see who else Paratici can persude to come in on deadline day, as more players will leave who do not fit Conte’s system.

Newcastle sign Targett

Eddie Howe has got some much needed defensive cover by securing the services of Matt Targett.

✍️ #NUFC are delighted to announce the signing of Matt Targett on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season!


— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2022

He was not getting many minutes at Aston Villa after they signed Digne earlier in this window.

Jesse Lingard is going no where!

Lingard has been told that he will not be leaving the Red Devils in this window. West Ham and Newcastle will be disappointed that they could not get the want away England international.

Manchester United want to keep Jesse Lingard at the club. NO deal, NO chance. They’re not accepting Newcastle approaches, the position on club side is clear 🔴 #MUFC

Lingard’s disappointed as he wanted to go but club not open to negotiate with Newcastle or West Ham. #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/JXhZbbLaIn

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

David Moyes is still desperately looking for attacking personnel to bolster the Hammers charge for Champions league spots.

5 hours left in the Window

Kylian Mbappe’s deal looks like it will be confirmed in this window , but French superstar’s move to Real Madrid will come in effect in the summer. More signings incoming at Newcastle who are scouring the market for defensive cover.

Mbappe’s 800k Pounds per week contract!

BILD has reproted Kylian Mbappe has agreed an 800,000 Pounds per week contract with Los Blancos.

Real Madrid ‘agree to sign Kylian Mbappe on free transfer in £800k-a-week deal’ https://t.co/l12SkhQx58 pic.twitter.com/dGiyYU7mhI

— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) January 31, 2022

Which will make him the second highest paid player behind Leo Messi who earns a whopping 1.1 million pounds per week at PSG.

Kulusevski and Bentancur confirmed by Spurs

The old lady has parted ways with youngsters Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur. The duo is headed to Spurs as confirmed by Juventus on their official twitter channel.

✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing of Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus, subject to international clearance and a work permit.

Welcome to Tottenham, Dejan! 🇸🇪

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2022

Apparently the duo’s departure means that Juve have recouped 60 million of the 75 million euros they spent on Vlahovic.

✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing of Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus, subject to international clearance and a work permit.

Welcome to Spurs, Rodrigo! 🇺🇾

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2022

Bentancur’s transfers is a permanent one but Kulusevski’s contract has an obligation to buy only if Spurs qualify for the UCL.

No sunny Spain for Auba

Talks between Arsenal and Barcelona have broken down for the Gunners striker over wage demands. The out-of-favour Gabon international will have to try and win back his starting spot at the Emirates now.

🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Barcelona / Arsenal talks for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang loan have broken down over salary. 32yo returning to London from what’s said to have been a family trip to Spanish city. Unless #FCBarcelona find major money it’s off @TheAthleticUK #AFC https://t.co/eRNFZ74LsC

— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 31, 2022

Lampard means business at Goodison Park

Dele Alli will make a permanent switch to Everton after they reached an agreement with Spurs for the attacking midfielder. New Everton boss Frank Lampard has got 2 classic N0.10’s now in the form of Van de Beek and Alli.

Dele Alli to Everton, done deal and here we go! Full agreement reached with Tottenham, permanent move subject to medical in the next few hours. It’s done. 🔵🤝 #EFC

Frank Lampard wanted Dele after van de Beek – official announcement later today. #THFC pic.twitter.com/05QgWTeSvS

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

From a Gunner to a Ranger

Aaron Ramsey will head to Scotland, after Juventus and Rangers agreed on a loan deal for the Welsh international. The agreement also has a buy option at the end of the season.

Aaron Ramsey from Juventus to Rangers, done deal and here we go! Agreement on loan with buy option. Ramsey will sign in the coming hours. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🤝 #Rangers

Rangers will cover part of Ramsey’s salary. #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/c4xEiZKcHQ

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

Wonderkid headed to Bordeaux after Jones move collapse

French side Bordeaux are nearing a move for Anel Ahmedhodzic after their attempts to lure Phil Jones collapsed. The Bosnian CB is a highly-rated prospect currently at Malmo.

He was being tracked by multiple elite clubs but Bordeaux have moved quickly and decisively to secure his services.

Excl. Bordeaux are in advanced talks to sign Swedish centre back Anel Ahmedhodžić from Malmö. There are negotiations ongoing – it’s a serious option. 🔵🇸🇪 #Bordeaux

Andreas Maxsø still an option, while Phil Jones deal has collapsed. pic.twitter.com/cEPjHQ23Q2

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

ANOTHER collapsed move for Spurs

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Fiorentina will not allow Tottenham target Sofyan Amrabat to move due to the lack of time to find a potential replacement. It is another blow for Tottenham, who have missed out on Adama Traore and Luis Diaz.

They’ll be looking to end the window with the signings of Juventus duo Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski

Sofyan Amrabat will not be allowed to leave Fiorentina in the last hours of the window. Erick Pulgar leaves to join Galatasaray, done deal – so Fiorentina need Amrabat to stay. 🚫🟣 #DeadlineDay

Tottenham potential move has collapsed. #THFC

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

Man City confirm Julian Alvarez signing

Manchester City have just announced the signing of highly-rated Argentine forward Julian Alvarez from River Plate for €17m. He will remain at River Plate till the summer. Alvarez has signed a contract till 2027.

He was reportedly being chased by many clubs and considered one of the hottest talents to come from South America in recent times. Read all about his strengths, weaknesses and profile here.

We are delighted to confirm that we have completed the signing of Julian Alvarez from River Plate ✍️


— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 31, 2022

Lampard is a Toffee!

Everton have just announced the arrival of Frank Lampard as the new manager of the club.

Everton are lying in 16th place in the league, four points off relegation places, following Rafa Benitez’s disastrous tenure. Lampard was most recently sacked as Chelsea manager last year after guiding Chelsea to a top-4 finish in his first season there.

Welcome to Everton Football Club, Frank Lampard! 🔵 pic.twitter.com/LuGqBCrrE7

— Everton (@Everton) January 31, 2022

Here-we-go on Ndombele!

Tanguy Ndombele has completed his move back to Lyon, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed.

Spurs’ record signing struggled to live up to the lofty expectations and after reported links with several clubs, including PSG and Barcelona, has ended up back at the club he left Tottenham for.

Paperworks signed for Tanguy Ndombele to OL. Done deal and here we go confirmed. Loan until June, six month deal completed. 🔵🔴🤝 #OL

Buy option for €65m is confirmed as per @JulienMaynard, and will be only valid in summer 2022. #THFC pic.twitter.com/nnjEaL1ptt

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

Nat Phillips close to Bournemouth move

Liverpool’s CB and cult hero Nat Phillips is close to a move to Bournemouth after a loan deal has been agreed between the clubs. Phillips made his name last season after Liverpool had an injury crisis at the CB position. There was rumoured interest from PL clubs too but Phillips has reportedly decided on Bournemouth.

Liverpool and Bournemouth have reached verbal agreement for Nat Phillips on loan. First called by @_pauljoyce, deal now in place. 🔴 #LFC

Final details still to be completed on player side/personal terms before signing contracts.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

Mbappe to Real Madrid all but done

German news outlet BILD have reported that Kylian Mbappe, out of contract at PSG in the summer has agreed to join Los Blancos in the summer, earning around €50m-a-year. The French superstar had rejected several offers of a contract extension last summer, and has been open about his dream of playing with Real Madrid.

Los Blancos are also set to have a go at signing Erling Haaland though that looks a lot more complicated currently.

🚨🚨 BREAKING: Real Madrid and Kylian Mbappé have reached an agreement. He will sign this summer as a free agent and earn around €50m-a-year.

(Source: BILD) #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/qebW1GHeDc

— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) January 31, 2022

Ramsey to Rangers?

Juventus’ busy winter window could add another chapter with midfielder Aaron Ramsey on the verge of leaving on loan for Rangers till the end of the season. Max Allegri had already confirmed that the Welshman would be leaving this month and having had minimal impact since signing along with Denis Zakaria’s arrival yesterday, it was just a matter of time.

Juventus will most likely look to sell him on a permanent basis in the summer.

Aaron Ramsey is willing to join Rangers, reports @lucabianchin7. The most probable hypothesis seems like a loan where Rangers will have to pay a part of the player’s wage.https://t.co/wUvFMpJnW1

— Get Italian Football News (@_GIFN) January 31, 2022

Wout for Wood at Burnley

Burnley have confirmed the signing of striker Wout Weghorst from Wolfsburg on a 3.5 years contract. Burnley sold Chris Wood to Newcastle recently after they triggered his release clause. The signing of Weghorst is being regarded as a coup for Burnley.

📝 DONE DEAL: Wout Weghorst ➡️ Burnley

👇 We took a look at how the Dutch international stacks up compared to former Clarets striker Chris Wood

— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 31, 2022

Final twist in Lingard’s story?

Manchester United’s wantaway attacker Jesse Lingard is expected to make one final push to secure a move to Newcastle United. Approaches from Newcastle have been rejected so far with United demand’s proving to be too much for the newly rich club.

Jesse Lingard has fallen down the pecking order this season and his contract expires at the end of the season.

Jesse Lingard will meet with Rangnick this morning and make one final push to join Newcastle United on loan. Lingard wants him to help push through his proposed move #mulive [@David_Ornstein]

— utdreport (@utdreport) January 31, 2022

BREAKING: Suprise incoming at Tottenham

Tottenham are expected to trigger Yannick Fereira Carrasco’s release clause at Atletico Madrid before the end of the transfer window, FootTheBall sources say. The Atletico wide man would be ideally suited to playing as one of the front three in Conte’s 3-4-3 or as a wingback in a 3-5-2. Carrasco has a release clause of €60m in his contract, sources say.

Heartwarming Eriksen signing

Tributes and welcome messages have been pouring in since Christian Eriksen completed a six-month move to Brentford. Former club Spurs are the latest to welcome the Danish superstar back to the Premier League.

Eriksen suffered a cardiac event during Euro 2020, putting his career in jeopardy.

It’s good to see you back in the Premier League, @ChrisEriksen8 💙 pic.twitter.com/HVZEYqa0ZZ

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2022

Clearing the house for Conte

Tottenham have agreed a deal with Valencia for Bryan Gil which will see the Spanish playmaker move the La Liga side on loan till the end of the season. Gil joined Tottenham at the beginning of this season but has failed to make a place for himself in the team.

Gil could be followed by Ndombele soon, with the likes of Lo Celso, Bergwijn and Dele Alli also rumoured to be on the transfer list.

Bryan Gil deal now finally signed between Tottenham and Valencia. Straight loan until June. No option to extend the loan, no buy option included. 🦇⚪️ #Valencia

Also Ndombele deal will be completed soon with OL – and will include a buy option. #THFC

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

Donny’s new dawn at Everton

Manchester United’s barely involved midfielder Donny van de Beek is undergoing his medical at Everton with a view to completing a loan move to the club till the end of the season. The former Ajax player has had barely a look in under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

He will be hoping to restart his career under Everton’s new manager, Frank Lampard.

Van de Beek undergoing his Everton medical #mufc #efc https://t.co/ENnVLIh6Ls pic.twitter.com/5p4u6yejzj

— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) January 31, 2022

Where does Dembele’s fate lie?

Ousmane Dembele’s future has been a hot topic throughout the transfer window and there’s no clear end in sight with the deadline approaching. Chelsea are rumoured to be favourites. Current Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is said to be a big fan of the player since their time together at Dortmund.

Ousmane Dembele | ‘He prefers Chelsea’ – Player fancies transfer to Blues, Thomas Tuchel ‘particularly interested’ https://t.co/JvzNEIkQxn #cfc

— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 31, 2022

Dull window at Old Trafford, Jones staying

BBC are reporting that Phil Jones’ prospective move to Bordeaux in France is expected to collapse. The defender made a comeback recently after another long spell on the sidelines and was hoping to resurrect his career. Differences in playing time expectations is reported to be the reason behind the move’s collapse.

Its now felt Phil Jones most likely to remain at Man Utd today. Talks with Bordeaux about a loan move have stalled.

— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 31, 2022

There’s no stopping the Newcastle train!

The new owners at St James Park continue to spend their way to safety. Newcastle have reportedly had a bid accepted for Hugo Ekitike, Stade Reims striker. The 19-year-old is highly rated in his homeland and has scored 8 goals in 18 apps this season so far. He’ll be expected to compete with another new signing, Chris Wood.

Aston Villa’s LB Matt Targett is also expected to complete his move to the Toons.

BREAKING: Newcastle United have had an offer between £20m and £25m accepted for Stade Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 31, 2022

Zakaria in at Juventus, Bentancur to Spurs?

It looks like Juventus have sealed yet another bargain buy, getting Denis Zakaria from Gladbach for €5m plus €3m addons. The defensive midfielder is expected to clear the way for Rodrigo Bentancur to complete his move to Tottenham. Watch this space!

Juventus new signing Denis Zakaria on his way for medical tests and contract signing. Deal set to be announced today for €5m plus €3m add ons to Gladbach. ⚪️⚫️ #Juventus

Contract until June 2026 and done deal. Exclusive pic here 📸⤵️ pic.twitter.com/A5sYm3AcbE

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022

Gunners have work to do

Arsenal are meanwhile, trying to get a deal over the line involving Aubameyang. Barcelona had shown late interest in the Gabonese striker and are preparing a loan bid for him.

🔴 Work continues on proposed Aubameyang loan to #FCBarcelona

🔴 Arsenal had end of December deadline to activate 1year extension in Chambers contract but did not trigger it ahead of Aston Villa move #AVFC

🔴 Nketiah going nowhere #CPFC@TheAthleticUK #AFChttps://t.co/H4qZH3J75F

— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 31, 2022

Look who’s back

Christian Eriksen has made a sensational return to the Premier League, joining Brentford on a 6-month-deal. Both parties also have an option to extend the players stay for another year.

The Danish international left Spurs and joined Inter Milan, but is back after just 2-and-a-half-years in Serie A.

✍ Welcome to Brentford, @ChrisEriksen8 👊#BrentfordFC 🐝 #EriksenJoins pic.twitter.com/O8h5WbdUZ2

— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) January 31, 2022

Panic time for Hammers

West Ham United are on the hunt for a striker but their latest attempts to get Benfica’s Darwin Nunez have been swiftly rejected.

West Ham’s latest was a move for Darwin Nunez, but it sounds like there’s almost no chance Benfica sell the striker now. Would probably take a ridiculous fee. Starting to feel a bit unrealistic #whufc

— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) January 31, 2022

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