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THE January window is hotting up and moves are happening around the UK and Europe.

Despite the coronavirus crisis, clubs are still managing to drop big money on signings - and we've the very latest from the Premier League and abroad.

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  • ARE EU READY?

    Premier League clubs agreeing to join a new European Super League were in line for a £310million payment, it has been claimed.

    New leaked documents have emerged amid Fifa’s attempt to kill off the proposal.

    The so-called ‘big six’ English clubs were being eyed up as founder members of the Super League.

    A huge £3.1billion fund was being formulated by the competition’s organisers, which was to be split between the 15 founder clubs.

    The payment, ranging from £89m to £310m, was reportedly described as an ‘infrastructure grant’ to spend on stadiums, training facilities and account for lost pandemic revenue.

    Along with the 15 founder teams, including Italian, Spanish, German and French teams, five other sides would reportedly have qualified for the Super League.

    Two groups of ten teams would play out the first round before two-legged quarter-finals and semi-finals, and then a final on neutral ground.

    The tournament was expected to be funded by TV rights money, with clubs also told they can sell some matches on their own streaming services.

  • GUNNERS' RY MOVE

    Arsenal have signed Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan until the end of the season.

    Mikel Arteta said: “We know Mat very well through his performances with Brighton in recent seasons and he brings additional quality to our squad.

    “Mat has very good Premier League experience and has played over 100 times in the league, which is something that will benefit us greatly on and off the pitch.

    “We welcome Mat to Arsenal and look forward to working with him this season.”

  • LINGARD ‘OUT OF UTD’S CORE 22’

    Jesse Lingard has been ousted from United’s core 22-man squad by new boy Amad Diallo, according to the Manchester Evening News.

    Former Atalanta winger Diallo, 18, has yet to play since his transfer window arrival, whilst Lingard has only played three times this season

    And the talk tonight is that England star Lingard, 28, faces another blow to his career under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    He was linked with an exit this summer and has reportedly been targeted by Premier League rivals for a loan switch this month.

  • TOMORI’S FRESH START

    Fikayo Tomori has landed in Italy to complete his loan switch to AC Milan.

    The Chelsea defender is braced to join on a six-month deal with the option of a £27million permanent switch at the end of the season.

    Tomori, 23, will now undergo his medical before signing on the dotted line and being unveiled as an AC Milan player.

    The England international has fallen out of favour under Frank Lampard this season.

    He has slipped below Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in the pecking order and has made just one Premier League appearance.

  • CATCHER OF THE RY

    MIKEL ARTETA will look towards Southampton's Ryan Bertrand to provide competition at left-back, according to reports.

    Scottish international Kieran Tierney has been one of Arsenal's best players this season having made that spot his own.

    But the Spaniard admitted he is in the market to add strength in depth in that position.

    Tierney's understudy Sead Kolasinac was allowed to leave on loan this month.

    And while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka can fill the void, Arteta is aware it is a position he needs to invest in.

    According to Goal, Bertrand is eyed as a potential target with his Saints deal expiring in the summer.

    It means the England international could leave Saint Mary's for a bargain fee to avoid losing him for nothing in six month's time.

    It is claimed that Arsenal have made contact with the 31-year-old's representatives over a potential deal.

  • BUENDIA ‘WAITS FOR GUNNERS MOVE’

    Arsenal target Emiliano Buendia will have to wait until the summer to seal his dream move to the Emirates, according to reports.

    The Gunners have been chasing the £40million-rated Norwich playmaker, 24, as they look to add some much-needed creativity to their midfield.

    Buendia has been involved in 14 goals in just 20 Championship games, with the Canaries currently top of the second tier.

    However, with Norwich pushing for promotion they’ve slapped a hefty price tag on his head.

    The sky-high fee has put Arsenal off making a January move, with both parties willing to wait until the summer, according to Goal.

    Buendia is keen to move to Arsenal and had initially hoped to join this month.

    However, it’s claimed the Argentine is willing to stay until the end of the season in a bid to help Norwich break back into the Premier League.

    Carrow Road chief Daniel Farke recently claimed it would make “no sense” to sell Buendia this month.

  • ARK FOR MARS

    Manchester United target Arkadiusz Milik has joined Marseille on loan from Napoli until June 2022.

    And the Ligue 1 side have an obligation to buy the striker for £10.6million at the end of the period.

    Marseille will pay around £7million at the end of the loan period with the remaining £3.6m being made up in in bonuses.

    And they will also reportedly have to pay 20 per cent of any future sale to Napoli.

  • GUNNERS CLOSE TO ODEGAARD LOAN

    Arsenal are closing in on a £2million loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard after signing Brighton keeper Mat Ryan as a back-up to Bernd Leno.

    Negotiations over a six-month deal for Norwegian international Odegaard are continuing despite Real boss Zinedine Zidane going down with Covid today.

    The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has been lined up by Mikel Arteta to provide Arsenal competition for Emile Smith Rowe following Mesut Ozil’s move to Fenerbahce.

    Odegaard became the youngest international player in his country’s history when he was first capped at just 15-years-old and a year later was signed by Real from Stromsgodset for around £5million.

    But he has never been able to establish himself at the Bernabeu following loan spells at Heerenveen, Vitesse and Real Sociedad.

    Now he has told Zidane that he wants to go out again this month to gain regular first team football.

    And while Sociedad are keen to take him back, it is Arsenal who are now leading the chase.

  • JOSE HAS NOTH-INGS TO SAY

    Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham have no need for another striker as he refused to discuss Southampton's Danny Ings.

    In-form England ace Ings, 28, has been linked with Spurs in the past week.

    But Tottenham chief Mourinho said: “Let’s go bit by bit… Two strikers, we are not a team that needs a third striker because the third striker is Sonny (Heung-Min Son).

    "We don’t need more than two. We have the best.

    "We are happy with Carlos (Vinicius), Carlos is not our player. He is a Benfica player but he is one that we are helping to develop and he is helping us when he is asked for. We are happy with the situation.

    "Ings, I refuse totally to say any word about him because he is a Southampton player and I respect that.”

  • ALL-DAY QUEUE

    Bayern Munich have confirmed their interest in Dayot Upamecano ahead of a summer swoop.

    The Bundesliga giants will battle the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea for the defender’s signature.

    Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hinted the club will trigger Upamecano’s £38million release clause.

    He said: “We will of course deal with it, not only with this player, but in principle with all the positions where we want and need to do something.”

    When quizzed about a transfer agreement, he added: “It’s too early for something like that, he’s still a Leipzig player at least until the end of the season. But it’s common knowledge that he has a clause in his contract.”

    Manchester United have wanted him since he joined Leipzig for £9million in 2017 but the Red Devils missed out on his signature then because of a row over just £200,000.

    Chelsea have been linked to him as Frank Lampard looks to strengthen his defensive options.

  • WOLVES WILL POWER ON

    Wolves are confident of securing the signing of Willian Jose.

    The Spanish striker, 29, is expected to secure a loan move to Molineux - although he will need a work permit to make the switch.

    A permanent deal could be on the cards with an £18million transfer fee.

    Jose scored twice in Real Sociedad’s 2-0 win over Cordoba on Wednesday night.

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: “There are things going on but there is nothing signed yet so we cannot speak too much about this situation.

    “When he becomes a Wolves player I will speak more deeply about him, when things are signed and ready to go.”

  • BAY’S MAY DAY

    Bayern Munich have confirmed their interest in Dayot Upamecano ahead of a summer swoop.

    The Bundesliga giants will battle the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea for the defender's signature.

    Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hinted the club will trigger Upamecano's £38million release clause.

    He said: "We will of course deal with it, not only with this player, but in principle with all the positions where we want and need to do something."

    When quizzed about a transfer agreement, he added: "It's too early for something like that, he's still a Leipzig player at least until the end of the season. But it's common knowledge that he has a clause in his contract."

    Manchester United have wanted him since he joined Leipzig for £9million in 2017 but the Red Devils missed out on his signature then because of a row over just £200,000.

    Chelsea have been linked to him as Frank Lampard looks to strengthen his defensive options.

  • CASH TO BERN

    Everton are prepared to let Brazilian winger Bernard leave for £9million as Carlo Ancelotti looks to free up money for transfer business in the January window.

    It comes after United Arab Emirates club Al Nasr declared their interest in tempting the 28-year-old away from Goodison Park.

    Bernard arrived on Merseyside on a free transfer from Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, but Everton are said to be holding out for the £9m price tag they have placed on him, according to The Telegraph.

  • MILIK-ING IT

    Manchester United target Arkadiusz Milik has joined Marseille on loan from Napoli until June 2022.

    And the Ligue 1 side have an obligation to buy the striker for £10.6million at the end of the period.

    Marseille will pay around £7million at the end of the loan period with the remaining £3.6m being made up in in bonuses.

    And they will also reportedly have to pay 20 per cent of any future sale to Napoli.

  • IRON KINGS

    West Ham have stepped up their interest in Bournemouth striker Josh King.

    The Hammers have had an offer of around £13million for the frontman rejected by the Cherries.

    Now the Irons are putting together an improved deal worth £16m in a bid to land the Norwegian before the end of this transfer window.

    West Ham are on the lookout for another forward after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £20m earlier this month.

    The Premier League club have turned their attention to King after failing to seal a deal for Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri.

    The former Manchester United starlet’s contract at the Cherries runs out this summer - but the Championship club are still looking to cash in on him after rejecting a £20m offer from United last year.

  • COSTLY TRANSFER

    Diego Costa has rejected an offer from Turkish side Trabzonspor, according to reports.

    The Spanish international is a free agent after having his contract terminated six months early by Atletico Madrid.

    Costa, 32, is said to be receiving plenty of interest from Turkey and the Middle East.

    But Trabzonspor would appear unlikely to be his next destination, with AS claiming that the former Chelsea striker has turned down a £43,000-a-week contract to sign for the Super Lig side.

    The six-time champions offered Costa the security of a three-year contract, but failed to get close to matching his salary demands.

    The Spanish outlet claim that the forward was earning around treble Trabzonspor's offer at Atletico.

  • GUNNER STAY

    Arsenal are reportedly set to reward Emile Smith Rowe with a bumper new contract worth £40,000-per-week.

    The Gunners are keen to tie down the 20-year-old following his impressive spell of form for the first-team.

    Smith Rowe, who joined the club aged ten, will enter the final two years of his current deal in the summer.

    But the MailOnline claim he will be offered a new contract before the start of next season from £15,000 to £40,000 per week.

  • FOX HUNT OFF

    Leicester inquired about loaning Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan last week but will not pay his £300k-a-week wages, according to reports.

    The Foxes have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in pursuit of the Dane who has been heavily linked with a Premier League return.

    Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on bringing in another midfielder to support James Maddison after Dennis Praet was ruled out for three months.

    But the Midlands side 'baulked' at his enormous salary, according to the Telegraph.

  • MORE ON MAT

    Here’s what technical director Edu has had to say on the loan signing of Ryan.

    He added: “Mat is an experienced goalkeeper, a proven talent in the Premier League and has also played many internationals for Australia. 

    “Mat will further strengthen our squad with his experience and knowledge of playing at the highest level.

    "Following Matt Macey’s recent move to Hibernian, Mat will provide very good competition and positive support to all our goalkeepers and we are looking forward to him integrating quickly into the set-up here at Arsenal.”

  • MAT RYAN SIGNS

    Ermm… where did this come from?!

    Arsenal have signed Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan until the end of the season.

    Mikel Arteta said: “We know Mat very well through his performances with Brighton in recent seasons and he brings additional quality to our squad.

    “Mat has very good Premier League experience and has played over 100 times in the league, which is something that will benefit us greatly on and off the pitch.

    “We welcome Mat to Arsenal and look forward to working with him this season.”

  • GIFT OF GAB

    Manchester United have reportedly stepped up their interest in young Brazilian striker Gabriel Veron.

    Spanish newspaper Sport claims the Red Devils have moved to the front of the queue for the ace, 18, following his impressive performances with Copa Libertadores finalists Palmeiras.

    Veron has eight goals and three assists in 33 games for his club.

    And he is valued extremely highly with a £53million release clause in his contract.

    However, it’s reckoned Palmeiras are willing to sell Veron for just £18m.

    And United are apparently scrambling to put together an offer to bring him to England.

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