Transfer news and rumours LIVE – Kylian Mbappe open to Liverpool move
Transfer news and rumours LIVE - Join us throughout the day as we bring you the biggest breaking news and the best emerging rumours, with Liverpool plunged into crisis after another poor performance - and a first home defeat since April 2017 - while Martin Odegaard has reportedly said YES to joining Arsenal. It's Transfer Live!
Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe reacts during the French L1 football match between Angers (SCO) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)
Published 22/01/2021 at 08:56 GMT | Updated 22/01/2021 at 22:38 GMT
That is your lot for today!
22:00 - ‘I can see West Ham putting teams to the sword’
To sign off, we have the latest from the fifth Eurosport show in partnership with The Beautiful Game Podcast, where Josh King's potential move to West Ham has been given the seal of approval. It is a prospect that excites Dotun Abijoh, Justin Cole and Pete Sharland.
Delort is 29 and has 10 caps for Algeria, as well as one for France national beach soccer team, for whom has five goals. He has previously played for Wigan, where he failed to score in 11 Championship games back in 2015.
However, he has had a renaissance of sorts at Montpellier, where he has scored 31 league goals in 77 matches. Kevin Phillips has called him the next Jamie Vardy, as Phillips feels he has pace.
To be fair the Ligue 1 website reported that he was the quickest player in the league, clocking an impressive 36.8 km/h.
21:00 - Mbappe ‘keen on Liverpool’
ESPN are reporting that Kylian Mbappe would be keen on playing at Anfield. His contract runs out in 2020 and PSG are obviously keen to keep hold of him. Here is what sporting director Leonardo recently said:
"I hope they [Neymar and Mbappe] are convinced that PSG is a good place to be right now for a very high-level, ambitious player. We just have to find an agreement with their desires, their demands, our expectations and our possibilities. We are not begging them to 'please, stay.' It is more detailed than this. The ones who really want to stay will stay. We exchange regularly and I have good vibes regarding both those [players]."
However, ESPN report that Mbappe is considering his future and while he would ideally sign for Real Madrid, he would be open to a move to Anfield should he leave the French capital.
19:50 - Chambers going nowhere
Mikel Arteta doesn’t think that Calum Chambers will be leaving the club this month. There had been rumours that the defender could leave the club this month.
“I don’t think that is going to happen. I am really happy with Calum,” he said.
“He has gone through a really difficult period. He has worked so hard. He has looked really good in the last few weeks in training.
“He is not even thinking about his knee right now. We want to give him minutes when we can because he is a player that we believe in.”
19:00 - Milan confirm Tomori loan signing
The announcement is formally made - Milan have signed Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori on loan until June 30 and have an option to make the deal permanent.
18:00 - Pellestri set for loan move
According to his agent, Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is set for a loan move to Spain.
Speaking to website Fichajes.com, agent Edgardo Lasalvia said the 19-year-old - who is yet to make his senior debut for United - wants first-team football.
"We are working on that (a transfer), surely Spain is the destination," said Lasalvia.
Pellistri was signed by United for £10million from Uruguayan club Penarol in the summer transfer window.
16:40 - Mourinho refuses to discuss Ings
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham do not have need for a new striker amid links with Southampton forward Danny Ings.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have scored 24 of Spurs' 33 Premier League goals between them this season, each bagging 12, leading to suggestions the team are overly reliant on the duo.
While it is clear that Spurs are reliant on Kane and Son, Mourinho is happy with his options and would not be drawn on talk of a move for Ings.
"Let's go bit by bit," Mourinho said at a press conference ahead of their FA Cup clash with Wycombe on Monday. "Two strikers, we are not a team that needs a third striker because the third striker is Son."
"Of course we have the best. We are happy with Carlos (Vinicius). Carlos is not our player, he's a Benfica player, but he's a player we're looking to develop.
Ings of course I refuse totally to say any word about him because he's a Southampton player.
16:20 - Odegaard not in Madrid squad
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Martin Odegaard has not been included in Real Madrid's squad for their La Liga clash against Alaves on Saturday evening.
He is set to join Arsenal who are in advanced negotiations with Real over a loan deal for the 22-year-old Norway international.
16:05 - Arsenal 'identify LB targets'
Arsenal are looking for a backup left-back to provide competition for Kieran Tierney and have identified two targets, according to the Evening Standard.
According to the report, the Gunners are looking at Southampton's Ryan Bertrand and Crystal Palace's Tyrick Mitchell as possible options.
Mikel Arteta admitted to the press on Thursday that they are "a bit short" at left-back following the departure of Sead Kolasinac to Schalke.
“With the departure of Kola [Kolasinac], we are a little bit short with left-footed full-backs at the moment," he told reporters.
"We know we can use Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] there, we can use Bukayo [Saka] there and we can use Cedric [Soares] – who has played in that position – so we have some options.
"A natural option for Kieran? Obviously, we don’t. But we can adapt."
15:40 - Spurs goalkeeper moves to MLS
Orlando City have signed Brandon Austin from Tottenham on loan for the upcoming 2021 MLS season.
The English goalkeeper joins the Florida club having enjoyed a loan spell at Danish side Viborg FF in the 19/20 season, where he made 14 appearances.
15:05 - Liverpool to prioritise Van Dijk over Salah
Mohamed Salah has been vocal in the press of late, but Liverpool won't be rushed into tying him down to a new deal and their plan remains to secure the future of captain Virgil van Dijk first.
Check in here for the latest Premier League done deals across the 20 top-flight clubs as managers make their final reinforcements for the 2020-21 season.
14:31 - Real Madrid identify targets to replace Zidane
In today's Euro Papers, Real Madrid identify their top two targets to replace Zinedine Zidane, who is teetering on the brink following a shock defeat in the Copa del Rey 👇
Madrid identify top two targets to replace Zidane - Euro Papers
13:45 - Tomori lands in Milan
Fikayo Tomori has reportedly landed in Italy for his medical ahead of his unveiling as an AC Milan player.
Tomori had reportedly already sealed his move to Milan on loan with an option to buy on Thursday.
The Serie A leaders agreed a deal worth £25m and the player has had his contract formally registered with the league.
13:30 - Sociedad admit defeat in Odegaard race
Real Sociedad have conceded defeat in their attempt to re-sign Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid and it has paved the way for him to join Arsenal.
“The possibility of Odegaard returning here doesn't exist," Real Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil told reporters this afternoon ahead of their clash with Real Betis.
"He was really close, but when Arsenal joined the race and Arteta called him Odegaard changed his mind."
Imanol also provided an update on the future of Willian Jose. He revealed Wolves are in advanced negotiations with the Brazilian to sign him and he is therefore not going to be in their matchday squad tomorrow.
13:20 - Rummenigge: Sane exit talk is nonsense
Reports have surfaced that Leroy Sane could be looking to leave Bayern Munich this window, just six months after his £55m summer move from Manchester City.
Sane has played just seven times for the Bundesliga club this season and has struggled to make an impact on his return to Germany.
The 25-year-old suffered the ignominy of being substituted as a substitute during Bayern’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen before Christmas. He came on in the 32nd minute, but was removed by coach Hansi Flick on 68 minutes.
But Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has rubbished suggestions he will be leaving, calling it nonsense.
"We need this type of player. Of course he will stay with Bayern. And I am convinced: He will be a success here."
12:50 - Odegaard 'in advanced talks'
Sky Sports are the latest to report that Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season.
Eurosport Spain’s Felix Martin thinks Odegaard is as good as Mesut Ozil in his prime.
"Including Odegaard in the squad this season was an easy decision for Real Madrid," he told us. "He was one of the best players of La Liga last season, his performances for Real Sociedad were outstanding.
“He played 36 games, scoring seven goals (some of them were important, he scored against Atlético de Madrid or even Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey) and provided nine assists.
“His numbers speak for his performance and himself, that’s why it was obvious that Real would get him back, even though the loan contract said that he was supposed to stay two years in Real Sociedad.
“He’s a great player, a young guy, he’s only 22 and he can offer the magic a kid his age has. He’s very talented and he’s a very technical midfielder. He can play either as a number eight or ten, he can be a box-to-box midfielder, play behind the striker to assist him or even play wide on the right.
"He could actually be a great replacement for Ozil, he’s somehow similar to the prime version of the German midfielder, a player with a lot of imagination and a great technique that is definitely different.
"Odegaard would improve a lot his level if he played in the Premier League, in fact, I thought that if he had to leave Madrid he would sign for sure for an English team."
'An amazing signing' - Why Odegaard is the perfect replacement for Ozil
12:40 - Torino in Fernandes talks
Torino are in talks to sign Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on loan, taking over Tottenham's agreement with the Portuguese club, according to reputable Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
He told Sky Italy: "Gedson looks to have an option in Italy, Torino have been in touch over signing him. The Serie A outfit are considering taking Gedson to Italy on a loan deal this month, replacing the deal currently in place with Spurs."
Fernandes has played just twice for Tottenham this season and 12 times last campaign.
Let's be honest, if one of your two appearances comes against Northern Premier League Division One North West's Marine your time in north London is up.
12:20 - Leicester put off by Eriksen's wages
Leicester City made an enquiry for Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, but were immediately put off by the Serie A side's excessive wage demands, report The Telegraph.
Inter have made the 28-year-old available to leave the club this month, less than a year since his arrival from Tottenham Hotspur.
Leicester approached the Italians about the possibility of taking Eriksen on loan for the remainder of the season, but "baulked" at the Denmark international's £300,000-per-week wages - which Inter asked the Premier League club to pay in full.
Eriksen has also been linked with a return to north London and a reunion with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain during the winter transfer window.
Paper Round's view: There's no doubting that Eriksen is a talented footballer, but he has had an absolute nightmare this past year. The Danish playmaker was linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona before joining Inter, where he has failed to make an impact. Antonio Conte clearly doesn't want him at the club anymore, but his £300,000-a-week contract is proving a huge stumbling block for Eriksen's potential exit.
It's a similar situation to Arsenal with Mesut Ozil or Real Madrid with Gareth Bale. Clubs sign players to huge contracts then almost immediately regret their decision. Eriksen might find himself stuck at Inter now - unless the Italians are willing to accept a loan offer with a lower wage contribution.
12:00 - Odegaard latest
Martin Odegaard is on the verge of joining Arsenal with the north club reportedly "confident" of getting the deal done quickly, according to Fabrizio Romano.
It appears the news of this transfer will not exactly please the Madrid faithful.
11:30 - 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?
'Not convinced he can challenge Klopp or Pep' - Is Tuchel really the man for Chelsea?
11:05 - Mat Ryan joins Arsenal
Who saw this coming? Absolutely no one.
Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan has joined Arsenal on loan from Brighton until the end of the season.
Arsenal technical director Edu said: "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."
The 28-year-old goalkeeper has made 124 appearances for Brighton since his arrival from Valencia in 2017, but a string of disappointing performances saw him dropped by the Seagulls after a 3-0 defeat to Leicester on December 13th.
Mikel Arteta added: "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.”
10:42 - Odegaard chooses... Arsenal!
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has decided to join Arsenal over Real Sociedad, according to Fabrizio Romano with the deciding factor apparently being Mikel Arteta's conversation with him.
The deal is expected to be done in the next few hours. Here... we... go....
Odegaard has made just seven appearances for Real Madrid this season following a 19/20 campaign where he was a permanent fixture in Sociedad's starting XI.
10:35 - Klopp frustrated with the board?
After Liverpool fell 1-0 to Burnley on Thursday night, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hinted he was frustrated with the club's lack of transfer activity this window.
Liverpool have not made a signing this month and there has been pressure from fans for the club to sign a centre back after Virgil Van Dijk picked up a long-term ACL injury in October.
But Klopp states he has no control over who comes in or not.
"These decisions are not my decisions," Klopp said.
"If somebody thinks we should do something, I cannot decide if we do something in the transfer market or not. That must be clear."
'We have to score goals - it's not rocket science' - Klopp after Burnley loss
10:15 - Arnautovic heading to Serie A
Former West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic looks set to leave Chinese club Shanghai SIPG and return to Italy to join Bologna.
Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport are reporting the Serie A club are in talks to sign the former Inter striker.
The big question mark is his salary. The 31-year-old Austria international is reportedly on €3.5m-a-year and Bologna are requesting he lowers his demands to seal a transfer.
Since Arnautovic's arrival in China in 2019 he's scored 17 goals in 29 appearances and is contracted there until December 2022.
10:00 - Tomori 'completes AC Milan move'
Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori appears to have sealed his move to AC Milan on loan with an option to buy.
The Serie A leaders have agreed a £25m deal and the player has reportedly had his contract formally registered with the league.
The 23-year-old defender is due to arrive in Italy today with the official announcement imminent.
09:45 - Will Odegaard train today?
There is a strong possibility Odegaard will be making arrangements to head for either London or San Sebastian this weekend.
The 22-year-old midfielder has reportedly asked to leave Real Madrid on loan as he wants more regular first-team action and reports say the Gunners, who already have Dani Ceballos on loan from Real, have made an approach.
09:35 - ICYMI - Milik to Marseille
Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik has joined Marseille on loan until the end of the season with an obligation to buy for £7.1m.
The Poland international joins the Ligue 1 club hoping to cement his place in Poland's squad for the upcoming European championships in the summer.
Perhaps what is most pleasing about this for us neutrals is transfer guru Fabrizio Romano getting involved in the 26-year-old's unveiling.
The man is everywhere.
09:30 - Pogba set to stay at Man Utd
Paul Pogba could be set to complete a shocking U-turn at Manchester United following his recent run of form.
The World Cup winner's agent Mino Raiola recently publicly declared Pogba's desire to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, but the Mirror report that Manchester United chiefs are now confident that the midfielder will stay beyond the current campaign. Pogba's contract expires in 2022 and the club believe that he may even sign an extension.
A return to Juventus has been rumoured, while Paris Saint-Germain is said to be the only other viable option due to Real Madrid and Barcelona's financial struggles.
Paper Round's view: Who would've thought that we would be in this situation when Raiola announced Pogba's intentions to leave Manchester United last month? You have to give credit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his management of the Frenchman. Pogba looks more inspired than he has ever been before at Old Trafford and it's perfect timing. The Red Devils are sitting on the top of the Premier League table and the 27-year-old has scored the winning goal in two of their last three matches. It will be interesting to see if Pogba actually signs a new contract before the end of the season because if not, United might be forced to sell him in order to avoid losing him for free the following summer.
09:10 - 'Odegaard chooses Arsenal'
That's the talk in Spain at the moment. The 22-year-old Norway international is going to turn down a return to Real Sociedad and join Arsenal on loan until the end of the season, according to Diario Vasco in San Sebastian.
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
08:50 - Happy Friday!
Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the transfer window on this frosty Friday.
James Kilpatrick will take you on a transfer journey from 9am so, while you're waiting, why not start your Friday by diving into our latest podcast collaboration with The Beautiful Game. Go on...