Transfer news and rumours LIVE – Shkodran Mustafi set to leave Arsenal with Martin Odeegard arriving
Transfer news and rumours LIVE - Join us throughout the day as we bring you the biggest breaking news and the best emerging rumours, with Arsenal set to complete what would be a stunning move for Martin Odegaard with Real Madrid reportedly agreeing to a deal for the creative midfielder. It's Transfer Live!
Papu Gomez looks close to joining Sevilla from Atalanta. The midfielder will reportedly undergo his medical with Sevilla tomorrow morning.
21:11 - Clyne signs new deal
Nathaniel Clyne has signed a new deal with Crystal Palace until the end of the season.
The defender, who has played in nine Premier League games since returning to Palace in October, was due to be a free agent at the end of the month.
20:17 - West Ham make Lingard move
West Ham have reportedly made an approach to sign Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United.
Lingard has fallen out of favour at United and has only made three appearances this season.
He played under West Ham manager David Moyes during United's pre-season ahead of the 2013/14 season and Sky Sports report that the Hammers are looking to bring him to the London Stadium.
19:25 - Dyche expects quiet end to window
Burnley don't sound as though they are going to be too busy in the next week.
The Clarets have been linked with a move for Stoke City defender Nathan Collins, but asked about that today, Dyche said: "I think over my eight years I should just make a list of every single player that has ever been linked to us, and then a list of those that have actually come to us.
"I think that'd be an interesting list to read, over the eight years I've been linked with many players. I don't think there will be a lot of news at the moment, there are various situations that we've kept an eye on. But there is nothing imminent; the other side of it is that things can happen out of the blue and we have to be ready, wary and flexible to that thinking."
18:30 - Pellistri set for loan?
Manchester United may let Facundo Pellistri leave on loan this month, but are reportedly wary about sending to him a Championship club.
The 19-year-old joined United in the summer and has impressed in eight appearances for the Under-23 side.
The Athletic report that United are open to sending the winger on loan, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make sure any move will benefit Pellistri. It is added that the physicality of the Championship may not suit Pellistri so Europe could be a better option.
17:35 - 'It was Lampard's undoing'
Was communication a key issue in Frank Lampard’s departure from Chelsea? Or would any manager have struggled to deal with the challenges in front of him this season?
In the latest Eurosport vodcast in partnership with The Beautiful Game Podcast, Deji Odedina, Justin Cole and Ben Snowball analysed the decision to sack Lampard, with Odedina believing his communication with the players “fell short” of expectations.
'Didn't communicate' - The reason Lampard failed at Chelsea
16:57 - Parma want Bayern's Zirzkee
Parma are in talks with Bayern Munich over a loan deal for 19-year-old forward Joshua Zirkzee, according to Sky Italy.
Any deal is likely to include an option to make the move permanent in the summer.
Sky Sports News previously reflected Sky Germany reports on January 19 that Everton had been linked with a loan move for Zirkzee, with an obligation to buy.
However insiders at Everton dismissed the reports at the time and said the club would not be pursuing the player in this window.
16:34 - Olympiakos sign Sokratis
Well, after all that hype around Sokratis potentially joining up with Liverpool, he's now gone and signed for Olympiakos.
16:10 - PSG want Ramos
Paris Saint-Germain could offer Ramos an improved contract to the one being offered by Real Madrid, report Sport.
The defender's contract expires this summer and while the story says Real are willing to offer the striker a new contract, they want to reduce his salary by 10 per cent.
PSG, meanwhile, could offer Ramos a 15 million euro contract over three seasons as the centre-back hits the twilight of his career.
15:45 - Allardyce admits Benteke interest
Sam Allardyce has admitted that he would be interested in Crystal palace striker Christian Benteke if he the forward became available.
He said: "If they came to me and said Christian is available... I'm not sure that's the case at the moment as I think everybody would like to keep hold of their strikers, particularly in the Premier League.
"I couldn't enlighten you at this moment but if he is available, I'd be interested because we all know I'm looking for a front-man if at all possible, but I've not been given any indication that that is the case."
The deal would appear to suit both clubs given Benteke's lack of minutes at Palace and West Brom's lack of an established Premier league goalscorer. Whether Roy Hodgson will let him go to a rival remains to be seen.
15:20 - Madrid 'can't match' offer for PSG superstar
Real Madrid 'can't match' huge PSG offer for superstar - Euro Papers
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi in talks with the Gunners to terminate his contract early, following in the footsteps of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Mesut Ozil, who both terminated their contracts with the club last week.
Mustafi has found himself out of favour at the club, not having plays since Boxing Day, and is seeking a move away for more regular minutes.
14:05 - Lingard waiting for loan
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is waiting for boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to officially sanction a loan move, report the Daily Telegraph.
Lingard is understood to prefer a move to a Premier League side, with Spurs among those interested, but West Ham are currently leading the chase according to the story.
13:40 - Klopp creates huge problem for Real Madrid
Let's quickly revisit yesterday's Euro Papers.
Klopp creates 'huge problem' for Real Madrid – Euro Papers
13:20 - Tuchel announcement expected Tuesday
A whirlwind of news coming out of Chelsea at the moment but we could be done for the day as The Athletic journalist David Ornstein understands that Tuchel will likely join up with the club on Tuesday.
12:55 - Leeds announce investment
Some big news coming out of Leeds. They're announcing a £50m investment that will value the club at £250m.
You'd expect this would free up some funds for future transfer windows.
12:25 - Juve face big decision this January
Juventus’ General Manager Fabio Paratici must decide whether to sign Gianluca Scamacca or confirm the club’s current roster with Dejan Kulusevski ready to play as a striker up alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tuttosport report that Sassuolo are asking for between 20 and 25 million euros for Scamacca.
Juventus are seven points adrift of the top of Serie A with a game in hand, and for the first time in recent years look an uncertainty to take the league title that they’ve claimed for the past nine years running.
The decisions they make in January, for once, look set to have a big impact and so Paratici has a big decision to make that could very decide where the title goes at the end of the season.
11:57 - Chelsea confirm Lampard exit
It's confirmed. Frank Lampard is no longer Chelsea boss. The Blues have released a statement with a rare word from Roman Abramovich.
“This was a very difficult decision for the Club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him.
“He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.
“On behalf of everyone at the Club, the Board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as Head Coach and wish him every success in the future. He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge.”
Thomas Tuchel is poised to takeover at the club.
11:28 - Eder ready for return from China
Portugal international Eder is set to return from China to join Filipo Inzaghi and Benevento as the Italia side strive to avoid relegation, report Gazetto dello Sport.
Eder, who hit the winner for Portugal during the club’s Euro 2016 win over France, is highly sought after by Benevento’s General Manager Pasquale Foggia who is repotedly working dye and night to organise the transfer.
11:04 - Upamecano could move to Munich
Another bright star that could be on their way to Bayern Munich is the much-speculated-about Dayot Upamecano.
The RB Leipzig defender has been linked with a plethora of clubs in the Premier League, but Kicker are reporting that Hansi Flick has already spoken with the 22-year-old about a move to Bayern.
Upamecano has been tipped as a successor to the long-serving David Alaba, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
10:40 - Bayern and Dortmund in for Neuhaus
Bayern Muncha and Borussia Dortmund will duke it out this summer for the signature of Germany international Florian Neuhaus, according to SportBuzzer.
Neuhaus currently plays with Champions League knockout contenders Borussia Mönchengladbach, and while his contract current runs until 2024 he is understood to have a 40 million euro release clause.
The 23-year-old is considered one of the best young players in the country, and sooner or later they usually end up at one of the German giants.
10:17: Tuchel to takeover at Chelsea
Even bigger news.
Sky are reporting that Thomas Tuchel is set to takeover at Stamford Bridge.
Napoli are on a bad run under current boss Gennaro Gattuso, following a Supercoppa Italian loss to Juventus and defeat to Verona in the league.
And that could pave the way for Benitez to return after his 18-month stint managing in China came to an end last week.
Benitez won the Coppa Italian with Napoli when he managed the club from 2013 to 2015 and took the club to 3rd place before going on to manage Real Madrid.
Dalian Yifang's new head coach Rafael Benitez looks on during the Chinese Super League (CSL) football match between Dalian Yifang and Henan Jianye in Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning province on July 7, 2019
Image credit: Getty Images
09:20 - Garcia to join Barcelona
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is ‘sure’ that defender Eric Garcia will leave at the end of the season, with Mundodeportivo reporting that Barcelona is his likely destination.
Guardiola still enjoys a strong relationship with the Catalan giants, and with Garcia having dropped down the pecking order at Man City with the arrival of Nathan Ake and the emergence of John Stone, it appears that he’s going to do his old club a favour and send Garcia their way.
Barcelona will be looking for young blood like Garcia in a summer that could see several departures from the club as they look to reinvent themselves and prepare for life after Messi.
08:55 - Odegaard latest
Arsenal are set to bring in a playmaker to replace Mesut Ozil, with reports claiming they have agreed to recruit Real Madrid's Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard on loan for the rest of the season.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed the details of the Odegaard transfer in a tweet, writing that a call from Arteta to the player was vital to convincing him to make the switch.
The 22-year-old Norwegian international has played just seven league games for Real under Zinedine Zidane this season after ending a loan spell with Real Sociedad last season
Real Sociedad believed they were on course to take the player back to the Basque country but Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil said, "When Arsenal joined the chse and Arteta called, Odegaard chose to change his mind."
It appears the news of this transfer will not exactly please the Madrid faithful. Will it be finalised today?
Our colleague Adrian Garcia over at Eurosport Spain tells us: "Real Madrid and Real Sociedad have a very good institutional relationship, but we guess that Real Madrid prefers to push him towards an English team and not a direct rival for third or fourth place in La Liga."
'An amazing signing' - Why Odegaard is the perfect replacement for Ozil
08:45 - Do Chelsea need Hasenhuttl, not Tuchel?
Should out-of-form Chelsea dispense with the services of manager Frank Lampard and bring in Thomas Tuchel, despite the legendary midfielder's struggles in the Stamford Bridge hot seat?