The mid-season window is now almost halfway through, but we have yet to see too many major moves as clubs grapple with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Reports today claim one of the big moves may not involve any player, with suggestions Avram Grant could make a shock return to Stamford Bridge to help Frank Lampard, while Fikayo Tomori is linked on loan at AC Milan.
Arsenal’s business will depend heavily on all spending and with Sead Kolasinac already gone on loan, all eyes are on his close friend Mesut Ozil, who seems increasingly likely to join Fenerbahce. Mikel Arteta has also said the club will look to remedy his situation as a goalkeeper this month.
Meanwhile, on the continent, Real Madrid are reportedly planning a mass clearance to free up funds to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer, while the Frenchman’s current club PSG are linked with a transfer for Sergio Aguero.
Elsewhere, West Ham’s efforts to bring in a replacement for Sebastian Haller are expected to intensify, but England U21 forward Eddie Nketiah no longer seems an option as Arteta has confirmed the forward will remain at Arsenal this month.
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Chelsea Haaland Boost
Chelsea and the other clubs chasing Haaland have received a boost in their pursuit of the striker, Football London claim.
Indeed, agent Mino Raiola is supposed to be ready for another payday and start a new club for his client.
Man United wanted Trippier
Oh, what could have been.
Manchester United have abandoned plans to sign Kieran Trippier this month following Atletico Madrid’s betting ban, MEN reports.
Atletico have appealed the ban – and they have started a game this week – but United will not do so this month.
Arsenal want Neto
Arsenal have added Barcelona goalkeeper Neto to their list of targets, according to Sky Sports.
The Gunners are already looking for an upgrade for the summer signing and a replacement, Runar Alex Runarsson, after a string of poor performances.
Neto can be loaned for a permanent arrangement in the summer.
Wolves are forbidden for Giroud
Olivier Giroud may well be on the move this month in a bid to get more first-team football ahead of this summer’s Euros. However, the Mirror reports Wolves will be banned from the Chelsea striker, with the Midlands club telling Nuno he has no money to spend this month.
Spurs winger Clarke loaned to Stoke
Dan Kilatrick of Standard Sport understands that Stoke is close to completing the signing of Tottenham winger Jack Clarke on loan until the end of the season within the next 24 hours.
Diallo’s first day at Old Trafford
Amad Diallo was officially unveiled as a Manchester United player today after finally getting his transfer from Atalanta.
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The deal – originally agreed on the day of the summer window deadline – has been complicated by work permit issues, although Diallo is now cleared to play for the Premier League leaders and has taken on the number 19 shirt – previously worked by Marcus Rashford.
Sergio Ramos to Manchester?
The Real Madrid legend has used Manchester United’s interest in the past to craft a better deal at the Bernabeu – but could a real move be considered?
Gianluca Di Marzio reports that United could potentially offer Ramos a two-year contract on the same numbers Real would offer their talismanic defender – and the veteran may well be tempted to try his hand at Premier League football.
United would have edged Man City if Ramos decided to leave the Spanish capital, so there’s no doubt we’ll hear about this one soon enough.
Jovic ready for return from Frankfurt
Luka Jovic hasn’t had a good time at Real Madrid and his time in Spain could end – at least temporarily.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Jovic is expected to join Eintracht Frankfurt on loan until the end of the season. Oddly enough, Romano also suggests that the striker was offered to Manchester United months ago – but they turned down the deal and went for Edinson Cavani instead,
Deal done! Fosu-Mensah leaves Man United
Manchester United have confirmed that Timothy Fosu-Mensah has signed for Bayer Leverkusen.
The 23-year-old had six months left on his current contract and had rejected an extension, preferring instead to look for first-team football elsewhere. The fees – estimated at around £ 1.5million – won’t be enough to sign a replacement, but Fosu-Mensah’s exit leaves a void which United are looking to fill with a more offensive Aaron Wan-Bissaka alternative to the back right. .
Hammers said to increase Milik’s supply
Italian station Radio Kiss Kiss has said West Ham will need to step up its bid to beat Marseille to the signing of Arkadiusz Milik.
Reports suggest the Hammers have made an offer of £ 7million for the Poland striker, as they look to replace Sebastian Haller, who joined Ajax earlier this month.