- Arsenal are hoping to complete a deal for Barcelona ace Denis Suarez
- Chelsea are closing in on Gonzalo Higuain as Alvaro Morata looks set to leave
- Manchester United are prepared to wait until the summer to sign Kalidou Koulibaly
- Newcastle’s deal for Miguel Almiron is at risk
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Fabregas deal latest
Cesc Fabregas has agreed a contract to join Monaco, but the deal will not go through until Chelsea sign
According to Balague, the deal will only be completed once a replacement is signed.
“Everything has been confirmed, that he’s got an agreement with Monaco for three years from the summer,” he said on the GB Transfer Show.
“But Chelsea wants a replacement before they let him go. I can tell you that I think he’s ready to make that move.
“It will be important that Monaco do their part as well because if in the next four games, maybe the whole of January, if Chelsea are looking for their replacement and do not get any victory the target of staying up is going to be very, very difficult.
“The rules is that Chelsea will look for somebody else in his place and he is ready to move on.”
Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas is set to join Monaco
Bayern ‘really want’ Callum Hudson-Odoi
Bayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed the club ‘really want to sign’ Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
They have launched a number of bids for the 18-year-old already with the latest said to be £35m despite there being just 18 months to run on his contract.
And sporting director Salihamidzic has confirmed Bayern are desperate to land him.
“He is a very interesting player whom we really want to sign,” Salihamidzic added of the 18-year-old.
“He has qualities that fit into our game. He can dribble well and has a drive towards goal. He has a lot of potential.”
Transfer news: Bayern chief confirms they want to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi
Palace eye Abraham deal
Crystal Palace have entered the complicated race for Tammy Abraham.
Abraham, on loan at Aston Villa from Chelsea, rejected a move to Wolves yesterday suggesting he would stay put in the Championship.
The striker had missed training at Villa on Monday while talk of a move to Wolves increased.
Chelsea appear to be keen to move him to a Premier League side after scoring 16 goals in 20 Championship games.
But he opted against joining Wolves on loan instead and now Crystal Palace want to get involved.
Transfer news: Tammy Abraham is on Crystal Palace’s radar
Guardiola wants Kompany stay
Pep Guardiola wants Vincent Kompany to stay at Manchester City as he enters the final months of his contract.
Guardiola said: “I would like it.
“He is our captain, he has spent 11 years here.
“We saw with the last two games, his problem is that he can only play in one of them [Kompany was in the line-up against Liverpool last week but then sat out the FA Cup win over Rotherham].
“His only problem is his physical injuries.”
Transfer news: Pep Guardiola wants Vincent Kompany to stay at City
Wolves told to go for Wilson
Former Wolves winger Shane Tudor has told the club to forget Tammy Abraham and go for Callum Wilson.
Wilson is on Chelsea’s radar as Maurizio Sarri looks for a striker, but Tudor thinks Wolves should turn it into a £40m battle.
“I feel you’d have to spend £40m, but £40m guarantees you a striker who is going to score goals. In the Premier League, £20m is a gamble.
“Is he going to score goals? I know Jimenez misses a host of chances, probably most, week-in and week-out.
“But he can hold the ball up. He still brings others in to play and he’s been effective at times. Is Abraham going to provide that in the Premier League? There’s a massive gap between the two.
“For me, I’d be tempted to double the money and go out and sign – or at or least be in the market – for Callum Wilson. You might not compete with Chelsea, but be in the market.”
Transfer news: Callum Wilson is on Chelsea’s radar in the transfer window
Arsenal could look to use Aaron Ramsey in part of the deal to sign Denis Suarez, according to the Evening Standard.
Suarez is Unai Emery’s top target and is keen to seal a switch away from Barcelona while Aaron Ramsey is expecting to leave in the summer.
Juventus are the favourites to land Ramsey but Barca were interested at one point and the Standard say a compromise could be met between the two clubs to swap the players.
But it is also said that Emery wants both Ramsey and Suarez for the second half of the season.
Transfer news: Latest news and gossip as the deals start to happen in the January window
Transfer news: Arsenal are hoping to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona
Higuain could sign today
Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Chelsea could be finalised today, according to Spanish publication Marca.
Higauin, who played for Real Madrid in Spain, has reportedly agreed to Chelsea’s offer and the two clubs are now thrashing out a deal.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to invest in the team this month after already shelling out on Christian Pulisic.
And a striker is top of Maurizio Sarri’s agenda – and Higuain his top target.
Transfer news: Gonzalo Higuain is Maurizio Sarri’s top target for Chelsea
Manchester United have accepted they will have to wait until the summer before signing Kalidou Koulibaly, according to ESPN.
The Napoli star is among United’s defender targets as they look to add a top quality centre-back.
But the Serie A side are unlikely to let him leave this month leaving United needing either to wait or look at other options.
And ESPN claim United are willing to wait although they are also keen on Inter’s Milan Skriniar, AC Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli and Leicester’s Harry Maguire.
Almiron Newcastle deal at risk
Miguel Almiron wants £100,000 a week to join Newcastle and could miss out on a move because of his huge demands.
The Atlanta United star is Rafa Benitez’s top target this month but time is running out to secure a deal.
Newcastle are hopeful of adding to their squad this month as they try to avoid relegation.
But the player’s wage demands, which amount to in excess of £100,000 a week, and agent fees are major stumbling blocks.
Sources on Tyneside have described the figures involved as “astronomical”, with the gap between what the Almiron camp wants and what the Magpies are prepared to pay a significant distance apart.
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