Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd REJECTED, Liverpool vs Tottenham battle, Hazard Chelsea stance

Transfer news LIVE: Saturday January 26

  • Man Utd have seen their hopes of snapping up an experienced defender ruined
  • Liverpool AND Tottenham are in the hunt for a highly-rated winger
  • Chelsea star Eden Hazard has decided what he wants as Real Madrid circle
  • Arsenal have been warned off making a January move for James Rodriguez

08.50 UPDATE: Tottenham transfer prediction

Tottenham will not sign Andy Carroll or Marko Arnautovic from London rivals West Ham before the end of the month.

That is the verdict of former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov as his old club look to deal with Harry Kane’s injury layoff.

“The papers always have an idea of course, but they’ve been making mischief with Tottenham transfer targets this week suggesting one of West Ham pair Andy Carroll and Marko Arnautovic would be joining my old club,” Berbatov told Betfair.

“Carroll is very similar to [Fernando] Llorente so that doesn’t make any sense to me. Arnautovic would be a better fit but it looks very unlikely.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Dimitar Berbatov cannot see Tottenham signing Marko Arnautovic from West Ham (Image: GETTY)

08.30 UPDATE: Chelsea stall on potential deal

Chelsea are making Bayern Munich wait over a possible move for Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to German football expert Raphael Honigstein.

“Bayern have come in strong with four offers,” Honigstein told the Transfer Talk podcast. “They have now matched the asking price but what seems to have happened is Chelsea have gone a little bit quiet.


“When the asking price is met, that’s normally when the deal has been done. It seems to me that Chelsea are still not quite sure whether they want to make this happen, even though Bayern are prepared to pay the kind of money they have been quoted.

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“At the same time, they are holding out hope that they can convince Hudson-Odoi that his future could yet be at Stamford Bridge.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea ace Callum Hudson-Odoi is being chased by Bayern Munich (Image: GETTY)

08.15 UPDATE: Arsenal told NOT to sign James Rodriguez

Arsenal should prioritise a deal for Denis Suarez over James Rodriguez, according to Invincibles legend Lauren.

“Suarez should be Arsenal’s number one target this transfer window,” Lauren told Bwin.

“He’s an excellent player and he’s having to fight with so many top players to get first-team football at Barcelona.

“Arsenal should look to sign him above the likes of Rodriguez, no doubt about it.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal have been backed to sign Denis Suarez over James Rodriguez this month (Image: GETTY)

08.00 UPDATE: Eden Hazard stance on Chelsea future

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is prepared to sign on the dotted line at Stamford Bridge as long as Real Madrid do not move for him.

That is according to Bleacher Report, who claim the winger is genuinely happy with life in west London.

Hazard’s future has been the subject of plenty of speculation with Real eager to get him on board ahead of next season.

However, it is reported that he is willing to extend his Chelsea stay beyond 2020 should a Bernabeu switch fail to materialise.

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Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid target Eden Hazard will sign new Chelsea deal on one condition (Image: GETTY)

07.45 UPDATE: Liverpool vs Tottenham battle

Liverpool AND Tottenham have joined the race for PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn, according to reports in Holland.

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Manchester United are known to be interested in Bergwijn, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a fan of the 21-year-old.

And De Telegraaf have claimed they potentially face competition for his signature from two Premier League rivals.

Liverpool and Tottenham are said to be keeping tabs on Bergwijn, with a scrap for a deal on the cards.

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in signing Steven Bergwijn (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United have been snubbed by Juventus defender Medhi Benatia (Image: GETTY)


Manchester United have been knocked back by Medhi Benatia after making a last-ditch raid for the centre-back, it has been claimed.

Benatia has made it clear he wants to quit Juventus this month for a fresh start having fallen down the pecking order.

And transfer guru Alfredo Pedulla reckons he is on the way to Qatari-outfit Al-Duhail in an £8.6m switch.

That move is only in the pipeline though after Benatia rejected a £3.2m-a-year offer from United.

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