Transfer news and Gossip

16 January 2020

West Ham are planning a shock loan bid for Chelsea’s England midfielder Ross Barkley, 26, who played under Hammers boss David Moyes at Everton with the player struggling for game tie behind Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic. (Mirror)

Tottenham are in talks to sign Cape Verde striker Ze Luis, 28, on loan from Porto with the player offered to the London club in other reports. (Record – in Portuguese)

Inter Milan have agreed on personal terms with Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, over a permanent switch this month but Tottenham want close to double their bid of 10m euros (£8.5m). (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, is out of contract in the summer but Paris St-Germain have told Atletico Madrid to raise their offer of 10m euros with Tottenham also linked after Harry Kane’s injury. (Marca – in Spanish)

Liverpool are lining up a summer move of £107m for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, and lead Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the race to sign the 20-year-old Germany international. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mirror)

Arsenal are looking at making a bargain bid of £6m for PSG’s French left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 27 years-old, before he becomes a free agent in the summer. (Sun)

The Gunners and local rivals Tottenham are among five Premier League clubs chasing Getafe centre-back Djene Dakonam. Monaco have already had a bid turned down for the 28-year-old Togo international. (Sun)

Spurs will face competition from Sevilla this month in a bid to land AC Milan’s Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek, 24. (Mail)

The swap deal involving Inter Milan striker Matteo Politano and Roma left-back Leonardo Spinazzola, both 26, is on hold as Inter have asked Spinazzola to undergo more fitness tests on Thursday. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

Manchester United left-back Ashley Young, 34, believes Inter Milan will still want to sign him even if they sign Spinazzola. (Sun)

Manchester United want to sign a central midfielder on loan for the rest of the season and 24-year-old Spaniard Marcos Llorente, who plays for Atletico Madrid, has emerged as an option. (Manchester Evening News

Barcelona are close to signing Brazilian midfielder Matheus Fernandes, 21, from Palmeiras for 7m euros, plus a potential 4m in add-ons and monitoring the progress of 17-year-old Japanese midfielder Jun Nishikawa, who currently plays for Cerezo Osaka (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

 

AC Milan’s Swiss full-back Ricardo Rodriguez, 27, has chosen to go out on loan to Fenerbahce rather than PSV Eindhoven, with a view to a permanent move for 6m euros. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

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