Transfer Market: Thursday’s transfer roundup: Ramsey, Arnautovic and Higuain dominate the headlines
Transfer Market All of the day’s news
– World Cup star Benjamin Pavard will join Bayern Munich next season
– Ibai Gomez returns to Athletic Club
– Borussia Dortmund eye Thorgan Hazard
– Juventus close in on Aaron Ramsey capture
– Gonzalo Higuain is wanted by Chelsea
21:46.Juventus want to extend the contract of Mandzukic until 2022. The Turin club want to close the deal before their Champions League meeting with Atletico Madrid.
20:46. AS Roma sporting director Monchi wants to sign forward Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa but the latter have slapped a 70 million euro price tag on their man.
20:29 Lainez is said to be nearing a move to Real Betis
El AS Monaco se complace en anunciar la firma de Fod Ballo-Tour, proveniente del Lille. El defensa se comprometi con el club hasta junio de 2023.
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20:22. Monaco have confirmed the signing of defender Fode Ballo Toure from Lille on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
19:32 Malaga youngster Chechu has joined Real Madrid, who can play both in the centre of defence as well as a full-back
18:35. Sampdoria’s Danish defender Joachim Andersen is wanted by Inter Milan.
18:21. AC Milan forward Calhanoglu is keen on a return to the Bundesliga, and Leipzig are interested in the Turkish international.
18:16. Sarri’s first choice to strengthen Chelsea’s frontline is Higuain but Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson is his Plan B.
17:58. Arnautovic is not for sale.Following rumours surrounding his possible exit, West Ham have announced that Arnautovic will remain at the club.
17:48. Reports in Italy claim that Inter Milan have asked captain MauroIcardito replace his agent, his wifeWanda Nara, to offer him a new deal but the Argentine says his partner will remain in charge until the end of his career.
17:26. German reports say that Borussia Dortmund plan to use the money earned from the sale of Christian Pulisic on Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea player Eden, as well as Leonardo Balerdi from Boca Juniors.
17:20. Javi Gracia could lose one of his key players with PSG interested in Abdoulaye Doucour, although Watford are determined to keep hold of him.
17:04. Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Munir El Haddadi from Barcelona.
16:56. According to fichajes.net, both Barcelona and Monaco are interested in signing Manchester United youngster Joshua Bohui whose contract ends on 30 June.
16:51. Manchester United duo Joel Pereira and Matt Willock have returned to the club following respective loan spells.
16:40 According to L’Equipe, PSG are interested in Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.
16:27 According to Sport, Bayern Munich are negotiating with PSG over the possible signing of Adrien Rabiot, who has been linked with Barcelona.
16:03 Monchi has stated in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport that he is staying with Roma. He also said the club could make signings this month, even though they invested a lot in the summer.
15:20 Unai Emery has revealed that Arsenal won’t be buying any players this January and that any arrivals would be loans.
15:15 Jose Mourinho has ruled himself out of the Benfica job and has said he can’t see himself coaching in Portugal at this moment.
15:07 Claudio Ranieri wants Fulham to make signings and t bring in some experience. He says they’re looking in all directions during this winter market.
14:36 Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that there are many teams interested in Marko Arnautovic, after English media reported that West Ham had received an offer of 40 million euros from China.
14:09 Monaco are said to be keen on Atletico Madrid’s backup striker Nikola Kalinic. According to France Football, they want to strengthen in attack in the winter window and Kalinic is one of their prime targets.
13:43 Javi Eraso could be the next Leganes player to move on, having lost his place as a regular starter over the past year. “If you don’t take part then you’re a player who could leave,” he has said.
13:03 Michy Batshuayi is on his way out at Valencia. Director Mateo Alemany has insisted that they are negotiating his exit and that it could be completed in the coming hours or days.
12:46 There are now four teams going after Chelsea, according to Cadena Cope. They are said to be Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Monaco and Atletico Madrid.
12:35 It’s official! Ibai Gomez is going back to Athletic Club. He has signed from Alaves on a contract that will run to 2022. More details here.
? Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) 10 de enero de 2019
12:18 Sporting CP are demanding 105 million euros for Gelson Martins. The player left the Lisbon-based club after rescinding his contract in the summer to join Atletico Madrid without any fee being paid.
11:37 Jose Mourinho has reached an agreement with Manchester United to officially end his employment there and this means he is now free to sign for another club, according to the Daily Mail.
11:24 Lyon have renewed Ousseynou Ndiaye’s contract to 2023.
L’OL informe de la prolongation du contrat d’Ousseynou Ndiaye, form dans notre club partenaire du @DakarSacreCoeur, jusquen 2023 !
? Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) 10 de enero de 2019
10:50 Bayern Munich’s Rafinha is close to joining Flamengo, according to Bild. He’d leave in the summer, when his current contract expires.
10:44 Manchester City are said to be interested in Declan Rice by The Sun. It is being said that the consider the West Ham player an alternative option to an ageing Fernandinho.
10:24 Oscar Trejo has admitted that there is interest from Estudiantes and that he has spoken with the club, but the Rayo Vallecano player also knows it won’t be easy to leave the LaLiga Santander side since he still has a year and a half on his contract.
10:04 Huesca and Luis Sastre have reached an agreement to rescind the midfielder’s contract.
9:54 Real Madrid are following Malaga centre-back Chechu, who has played for the Spain Under-17s three times. The operation is far along and could be completed this January or perhaps in the summer.
9:41 Marcos Alonso has advised Callum Hudson-Odoi to have patience and to stay at Chelsea.
9:35 Jose Maria Gimenez has spoken about the futures of his Atletico Madrid defensive colleagues. “I hope they all stay,” he said. “I won’t it to go well for them on a personal level, but I also want them with me. I hope to have Diego Godin alongside me for a while longer.”
9:26 Juventus could block Gonzalo Higuain’s potential move to Chelsea. The Argentine is currently on loan at AC Milan, but the London club want to sign him this January. A three-way deal is not likely to be easy and La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Juventus will only give the green light if assured of a fee of 36 million euros.
9:21 Aaron Ramsey will have a medical with Juventus on Sunday, according to Sky Sports. He has reportedly reached an agreement with the Italian side for next season, as he finishes his Arsenal contract on June 30.
9:20 Good morning and welcome along to this Thursday’s transfers live blog. We’ll bring you all of the big rumours and done deals.