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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.

Stay up to date with the latest transfer news here...

  • TAKE YOUR VIC

    Charlie Austin has revealed how Manchester United turned down Virgil van Dijk – to sign Victor Lindelof.

    But it perhaps could have been different with former Southampton striker Austin revealing a chat he had with Van Dijk when the defender starred for the Saints.

    He told talkSPORT: “I remember at the back end of his Southampton career we were on the bench together at Chelsea away.

    “I asked him, ‘Come on Virg, what’s going on? Surely Man United must have been in for you?’.

    “He told me, ‘You know what, Chaz, in the summer it was between me and Lindelof, and they signed Lindelof’.

    “I was like, ‘You are joking?’. I don’t know if anyone knows that. I couldn’t believe it, I was gobsmacked.

    “There was talk in the summer that he was going to go there, but they’ve gone and taken Lindelof instead.”

  • MAR TO COME

    Martin Odegaard has reportedly completed his medical at Arsenal.

    Sky Sports reports the tests have been concluded and his loan move from Real Madrid will be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

    There were concerns that Norwegian Odegaard could be arriving injured as he was listed as crocked on the Madrid website.

    But The Athletic reported there was nothing major for the Gunners to worry about and things appear to be moving smoothly.

  • JOR DROPPING

    Arsenal are interested in signing Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi, according to reports.

    Boss Mikel Arteta recently admitted that his side are ‘short’ in the position, having let Sead Kolasinac return to Schalke on loan.

    Ryan Bertrand has been mentioned as a potential target, although Southampton are ‘confident’ that the England international will put pen to paper on a new contract at St Mary’s.

    According to L’Equipe, Arsenal are among a trio of clubs hoping to lure Amavi away from Marseille in the summer on a free transfer.

    To do so they will have to beat off competition from Crystal Palace and Napoli, with the former believed to have shown ‘the most interest’.

  • ANGEL OF NORTH LONDON

    Tottenham have approached former Manchester United ace Angel Di Maria over a summer transfer, according to reports.

    The Argentine has started every game for Paris Saint-Germain since Mauricio Pochettino's arrival.

    But his contract expires in the summer, leading to speculation surrounding his future.

    It is believed that his compatriot Pochettino would like to keep him at Parc des Princes and Di Maria is keen to get an extension agreed.

    But according to L'Equipe, Spurs are attempting to lure the 32-year-old away from the French capital.

    Di Maria has been offered a pay cut on his current deal by PSG, although he is believed to understand why, given the current global crisis.

    PSG's No11 would like a two-year deal, in order to finish his career in Europe in Paris.

  • RAMS RAID

    Manchester United and Liverpool are battling to sign £3million-rated Derby wonderkid Kaide Gordon, according to reports.

    The versatile attacking midfielder, 16, has impressed Wayne Rooney in recent weeks and was handed his first-team debut against Birmingham in December.

    According to The Telegraph, Liverpool are the favourites to land Gordon ahead of United and Tottenham.

    The Liverpool Echo says talks are already underway and the reigning Premier League champions hope their record of promoting youth players into the first team will help convince Gordon to sign.

    An initial £1m offer from the Reds looks to be enough with the Championship club struggling for funds.

    The remaining £2m would be made up from add-ons depending on the England youth international’s progression at Anfield.

    Gordon – born in October 2004 – cannot sign professional terms until later this year, the Echo report adds.

  • EDIN OUT THE DOOR

    Roma outcast Edin Dzeko is wanted by West Ham and Everton, according to reports.

    The former Manchester City man has been training alone after a bust-up with Roma manager Paulo Fonseca.

    The Bosnian confronted his boss about the recent departure of team manager Gianluca Combar, according to Goal.

    And as a result, he was left out of Roma's squad for Saturday's win over Spezia.

    West Ham and Everton are both keen on bringing the 34-year-old back to the Premier League, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

    But Dzeko is said to be desperate to stay in Italy and not interested in a move back to England - especially to West Ham.

  • PULL YOUR SOKS UP

    Former Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has officially joined Olympiacos on a deal until the summer of 2023.

    The 32-year-old had been on the lookout for a new club after his contract was terminated by the Gunners by mutual consent last week.

    A host of teams have been linked with the ex-Borussia Dortmund star, with Serie A side Genoa credited with an interest.

    Turkish giants Fenerbahce were another possible destination, while even Liverpool had made a late approach to land Sokratis.

    The Greek international had played under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp when the two were in Germany together and it had been claimed that he had held initial talks over an Anfield switch.

  • JUL ME CLOSER

    Arsenal could be set to add Julian Draxler to the signing of Martin Odegaard, according to reports in France.

    The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has been touted for a swap deal involving Matteo Guendouzi.

    According to L’Equipe, Les Parisiens coach Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring in the Frenchman this month.

    A new central midfielder is high on the Argentine’s list with his old Tottenham star, Dele Alli, another man linked.

    But PSG have long held an interest in Guendouzi too with the 21-year-old, born in the Parisian suburbs, signed to the club as a kid.

    Arteta fell out with Guendouzi at the end of last season but he has shown glimpses of form on loan with Hertha Berlin and Draxler could be used as makeweight having not started a PSG game since October.

  • LING IT

    West Ham are set to complete the signing of Jesse Lingard after Manchester United agreed to loan out the midfielder.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held talks with the 28-year-old last week amid another spell out the side.

    Lingard has only appeared three times this season, all in cup competitions, and has managed just one league goal in over two years.

    Therefore the chance to get much-needed gametime under old boss David Moyes is seen as appealing to the United academy product, according to The Times.

    West Ham are hoping to turn their good form of late into a serious push for European qualification.

    But attacking reinforcements are needed after the departures of Sebastian Haller and Robert Snodgrass.

  • GOOD MORNING FOOTY TRANSFER FANS

    Man Utd are interested in signing Chelsea target Ousmane Dembele this summer.

    Sport claims the Barcelona winger, who cost £115million, is set to be sold after entering the final 18 months of his contract.

    United tried signing Dembele on loan in the last transfer window but were put off by his £215,000-a-week wages.

    But with Barca keen on selling, and Dembele equally keen to leave, United could now go back in for a permanent move.

    Meanwhile, West Ham have reportedly pulled out of a move for Stade de Reims striker and Arsenal target Boulaye Dia.

    France Football claims the Ligue 1 side's refusal to budge from their £13.5million valuation has seen the Hammers back off.

    David Moyes is keen on signing a replacement for Sebastien Haller, who joined Ajax earlier this month.

    West Ham will continue to monitor Dia but a move looks unlikely unless the price comes down and they will instead focus on new targets.

    It means Arsenal have a free run should they decide to follow up their interest with a formal offer.

    Finally, Burnley are reportedly in advanced talks with Everton for Jonjoe Kenny.

    Football Insider claims the right-back is heading to Turf Moor before deadline day.

    Kenny has struggled for minutes under Carlo Ancelotti.

    And Sean Dyche is now set to add to his squad as the transfer clock ticks down.

  • SANCHO TO GO

    Borussia Dortmund expect to sell Jadon Sancho this summer.

    Sport1 claims the Man Utd target will not be at the German club for the start of the 2021/22 campaign.

    United tried and failed to sign Sancho last year but refused to meet Dortmund’s £108million valuation.

    However, the Bundesliga giants need to balance the books to the tune of around £88m.

    And that could see United finally get their hands on one of their top targets.

  • TUCH OF CLASS

    Thomas Tuchel could be putting out a fearsome starting XI next season if Chelsea land some of their top targets.

    Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland and RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano are just two players reported to be on the shopping list.

    And Tuchel could also use his connections to sign one or two former players from PSG.

    Here's how Chelsea could look next term with Tuchel at the helm...

  • COUNTING THE COST

    Barcelona’s financial troubles have been laid even further bare after it was revealed they still owe a whopping £112million out in unpaid transfer fees.

    The struggling LaLiga giants released their annual financial report today.

    And it showed they still owe nearly £26m to Premier League champions Liverpool as part of the £142m deal for the Brazilian three years ago.

    They handed over £105m up front to the Reds and agreed to pay the rest in instalments.

    While Liverpool have received the majority of this, the financial report released by the club shows the Reds are still waiting for a large chunk of this.

  • OUS-ING CLASS

    Man Utd are interested in signing Chelsea target Ousmane Dembele this summer.

    Sport claims the Barcelona winger, who cost £115million, is set to be sold after entering the final 18 months of his contract.

    United tried signing Dembele on loan in the last transfer window but were put off by his £215,000-a-week wages.

    But with Barca keen on selling, and Dembele equally keen to leave, United could now go back in for a permanent move.

  • KEN YOU BELIEVE IT

    Burnley are reportedly in advanced talks with Everton for Jonjoe Kenny.

    Football Insider claims the right-back is heading to Turf Moor before deadline day.

    Kenny has struggled for minutes under Carlo Ancelotti.

    And Sean Dyche is now set to add to his squad as the transfer clock ticks down.

  • STRIKE FORCE

    West Ham have reportedly pulled out of a move for Stade de Reims striker and Arsenal target Boulaye Dia.

    France Football claims the Ligue 1 side's refusal to budge from their £13.5million valuation has seen the Hammers back off.

    David Moyes is keen on signing a replacement for Sebastien Haller, who joined Ajax earlier this month.

    West Ham will continue to monitor Dia but a move looks unlikely unless the price comes down and they will instead focus on new targets.

    It means Arsenal have a free run should they decide to follow up their interest with a formal offer.

  • DONE DEAL

    Sokratis has completed his free transfer to Olympiacos.

    The Greek defender agreed to mutually terminate his Arsenal contract earlier this month.

    Sokratis had fallen out of Mikel Arteta's plans and now finds himself back on home soil.

  • TUCH AND GO

    Thomas Tuchel could make a signing or two for new club Chelsea before the winter window closes.

    And he will certainly dip into the transfer market in preparation for the 2011/22 campaign.

    Here are Tuchel’s five most likely signings, according to Betfair:

  • NO GREAL DEAL

    Ex-Aston Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor reckons club captain Jack Grealish would snub a move to Arsenal if the opportunity arose.

    He told TalkSport: “There are so many clubs out there that would love to have him.

    “Have Arsenal even got the money if they wanted to get him?

    “I think the way Arsenal are at the moment, where they are in the league, their last 10 years, for me they aren’t one of the top six teams in the league.

    “Even if they did have the money, I don’t think he’d choose to go to Arsenal anyway. That’s a shame with Arsenal’s big history in football.”

  • LIN IT TO WIN IT

    Jesse Lingard looks set to leave Man Utd on loan before deadline day.

    ESPN claims a decision will be made this week after the midfielder extended his contract by a year to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer in the summer.

    Lingard remains out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team plans and was not in the squad for yesterday’s FA Cup win against Liverpool.

    West Ham, West Brom, Sheffield United, Newcastle and even Spurs are said to be interested.

  • FLYING WITH THE EAGLES

    Sam Allardyce is reportedly that he would be keen on a reunion with Crystal Palace striker Cristian Benteke at West Brom.

    Sky Sports say talks have already started between the Eagles and their Premier League rivals.

    The report adds that West Brom are also considering Mbaye Diagne, Cenk Tosun and Josh King as they hunt for a new centre-forward.

  • OD ONE OUT

    Martin Odegaard will sit 23rd among the top Arsenal earners - behind flop goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson.

    The Real Madrid playmaker, 22, is on the brink of completing his loan switch to the Emirates until the end of the season.

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