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The January transfer window can be a strange beast on occasions, slow to start but frenzied at the end of the month as teams try to fix flaws or add depth in a compressed timeframe – and often with clubs who don’t want to deal. That can result in inflated fees or extremely late deals being done, but the rumours themselves start early and simply keep going.

This month, Arsenal and Chelsea are expected to be two of the teams trying to bring in at least one player each, with Ivan Toney a name on both clubs’ wishlists. That might depend on sales though, while Tottenham and Liverpool could look to bring in reinforcements to deal with the likes of Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah being absent at mid-season international tournaments.

Follow the live blog below for all the latest news, rumours and updates in the transfer market and find the latest football betting odds and tips here.


Ideguchi moves to Japan

Yosuke Ideguchi has left Celtic to return to Japan and sign for Vissel Kobe.

The 27-year-old midfielder’s move to the club from Gamba Osaka was confirmed in December 2021 but he played just six times in the 2021/22 season.

Ideguchi has been on loan at J1 League side Avispa Fukuoka this term.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 11:45


Any updates on Kalvin Phillips?

Kalvin Phillips has failed to establish himself at Manchester City since his £42million switch from Leeds in the summer of 2022.

Injuries curtailed his involvement last season and, with so much quality in Pep Guardiola’s squad, even substitute appearances have been few and far between.

As Euro 2024 approaches, Phillips may have to move now to ensure he stays in the England picture.

Newcastle are apparently keen but there has also been reported interest from Juventus.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 11:30


Brentford working on deal for Turkish teenager

Brentford are working to complete a deal to sign Turkish midfielder Yunus Emre Konak says Fabrizio Romano.

A medical is reportedly due to take place this week in England and the terms have all been agreed with Sivasspor.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 11:15


Fiorentina interested in Gil

Sky Sports are reporting that Fiorentina are interested in Tottenham winger Bryan Gil with Spurs apprantly open to discussions over a potential deal.

The 22-year-old has only started two Premier League games so far this season and spent the second half of last term on loan at Sevilla.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 11:00


Koch signs for Frankfurt

Leeds United midfielder Robin Koch has signed a permanent contract with German side Eintracht Frankfurt.

The midfielder has been on loan at the club but he has now signed a contract to remain in the Bundesliga until 2027. He made 77 appearances across three seasons at Elland Road.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 10:50


Toney responds to Arsenal and Chelsea transfer speculation ahead of Brentford return

Brentford striker Ivan Toney says he wants to “repay” the club’s faith in him as the striker prepares to return to football following an eight-month ban for betting offences.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 10:42


Brentford set huge Ivan Toney transfer price as Arsenal and Chelsea consider player sales

Brentford have set a price of £100m for Ivan Toney to be sold this January, as Chelsea are looking into making sales in order to challenge Arsenal for his signature.

While both of the wealthier clubs are unwilling to go to that price, Brentford’s position is bolstered by the fact strikers are at a premium as the most in-demand position with few options.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 10:34


Will Ivan Toney be moving?

The England striker is set to return to action this month as his eight-month ban for multiple breaches of betting regulations comes to an end.

Given their poor form of late, Brentford will undoubtedly welcome the striker back with open arms and he has said he is keen to repay the club for their support during his suspension.

However, his value remains high and with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea both looking for goalscorers, potentially head-turning approaches are more than possible.

Toney himself has been vocal about wanting to repay Brentford for sticking with him during the ban so a transfer for the forward seems more likely in the summer.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 10:28


Oxford United target Chelsea goalkeeper

Oxford United are reportedly eyeing up a loan deal for Chelsea’s Jamie Cumming after losing goalkeeper James Beadle.

Oxford were dealt a blow when Brighton decided to recall Beadle from his stint with the League One club with Beadle subsequently joining up with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Beadle had been the Oxford’s starting goalkeeper over the first half of the season, keeping nine clean sheets in 28 games overall.

With the League One side needing a replacement Chelsea’s Jamie Cumming is on the shortlist. After remaining at Stamford Bridge in the summer, the 24-year-old is keen to play over the second half of the season.

He’s had spells with Stevenage, Gillingham and MK Dons and has played 89 times in League One, so the deal could be an easy one to make.

Mike Jones9 January 2024 10:16


Will moves for Phillips and Henderson boost Euro chances?

Two of England’s Euro 2020 stars, Kalvin Phillips and Jordan Henderson, find themselves under scrutiny when they turn out for the national team due to a lack of game time and a lack of quality in the Saudi Pro League – where Henderson currently plays.

Both players are open to moves away from their current clubs in January in the hopes of boosting their chances of being selected for the summer’s European Championship.

Sky Sports’ Alan Smith addressed whether both players could secure moves saying: “Kalvin Phillips has every chance of a move. Pep is not [picking him, he will feel frustrated and with the Euros in the summer, he will be desperate to get away, that’s for sure.

“If that means taking a cut in wages, because that’s sometimes a sticking point, I think he’d do it to get back on the pitch.

“Jordan Henderson depends on the attitude of his club in Saudi as to whether they will say: thanks for the memories, goodbye. There haven’t been many memories and if there have been, they’ve been bad ones.

“Somebody would get a very good player in Henderson, he’s coming to the end of his career but he’s a very good figure in the dressing room.

“So I don’t think there will be a shortage of teams after him, if he’s available.”

Mike Jones9 January 2024 10:05


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