Winter Transfer Window Live: Alvaro Morata to Spain?
Written by: Khel Now
With the winter transfer window getting into full flow amongst the festive activities, we at Khel Now bring you the latest news of this window.
With Chelsea announcing the signing of Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, it won't be long before other European heavyweights complete deals. In the previous window, we saw some big moves of the likes Cristiano Ronaldo and Alisson Becker.
Who knows, this window could spring some surprises too!
According to Sky Sports' Italian reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, Kevin Prince Boateng is very close to a move to Barcelona.
The 31-year-old midfielder is currently in Serie A, with Sassuolo but a move to LaLiga seems impending. He already has LaLiga experience, when he played for Las Palmas in the 2016-17 season, where he scored 10 goals in 28 apperances.
Genoa poacher to AC Milan?
According to Sky Sports, Krzysztof Piatek could join AC Milan, with the deal almost set to be done. Piatek has scored 19 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions for Genoa, and would be a better replacement for the possibly-departing Gonzalo Higuain.
Milan will reportedly pay Genoa £31m for the Polish striker.
According to famous sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, Alvaro Morata's move to Atletico Madrid is a done deal.
The Spaniard has had a torrid time with Chelsea, proving to be ineffective in the Premier League. The former Real Madrid man scored 16 goals in 47 appearances for Chelsea.
Goal's Ronan Murphy has tweeted that Eintracht Frankfurt are interested in signing Monaco's Almamy Toure.
The 22-year-old's contract expires this summer, and has been showing quite some promise as a defender.
Carlos Vela to Barcelona?
The Mexican international is currently being linked to Barcelona, with the Catalan club looking to reinforce their frontline before crunch fixtures begin.
The former Arsenal man reported said, "let's see what happens", when asked about the rumours. He is currently plying his trade in the MLS, with Los Angeles FC.
Former Chelsea star Ashley Cole could be joining Frank Lampard's Derby County for the rest of this season. Currently, a free agent after his departure from LA Galaxy will signing a short-term contract with Lampard's side after a medical. He will reportedly be paid £10,000 per week.
Super Mario to Marseille?
Marseille have finally met the wage demands of Italian striker Mario Balotelli. According to L'Equipe, the Ligue 1 side are hoping to complete the transfer in the coming days, with the former City forward currently plying his trade with Nice.
Enjoying in Germany?
ESPN ensures that James Rodriguez is content on staying with Bayern Munich for the rest of the season. He has just 6 months left on his 2 year loan deal. The German giants are keen on keeping him for future and the player would cost them a near about £40m.
Where should he rather play?
Real Madrid are understood in having Bernardo Silva in their wish list to replace Luka Modric. Manchester City have been rooting for the midfielder to be a long time replacement to David Silva.
The rumours are believed to have ignited the contract extension talks for the Portuguese, reports Daily Star.
Looking to return to England?
Sunday Express reports that Chelsea have made contact with Barcelona over a £100m move for Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazilian moved to Camp Nou from Liverpool for £142m last January. Manchester United are also understood to be interested in the deal.
According to Daily Mail, Thierry Henry is interested in landing Maroune Fellaini to Monoca. The Duo worked togehter during the FIFA World Cup last year when the former French forward was a coach with Belgium National team.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, who came through Liverpool's youth system before making his first-team debut in October 2016, has penned a five-year deal that will keep him at Anfield until 2024.
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Switching clubs in London?
As Sky reports, Fulham and Chelsea have agreed to a deal to sign Gary Cahill.
Liverpool are understood to have had a £61m bid for Portugal Under-21 attacking midfielder Joao Felix rejected by the Benfica.
Felix has been performing incerdibly in the Portuguese National League.
On his to sign for a club now?
According to Tuttosport and Sky, Tottenham are set to turn to Giuseppe Rossi to ease their striking crisis.
Harry Kane is out with his injury until March with Heung-Min Son gone for international duty in AFC Asian Cup 2019 with South Korea.
Manuel Pellegrini wants his striker to stay
The Austrian striker is linked with Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, with British media reporting that West Ham had rejected a 35 million pound bid, as per Reuters.
The 29-year-old is West Ham’s joint top scorer this season with eight goals in all competitions.
From Russia to England?
Apart from tapping Gonzalo Higuain, Chelsea are also in pursuit of Zenit's Leandro Paredes. The Argentine footballer operates in the midfield majorly taking care of the defensive duties. The deal is understood to be around £31m.
Express reports, the 24-year-old is seen as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who last week departed for Monaco to reunite with Thierry Henry.
James Rodriguez to Napoli?
Napoli have emerged as surprise suitors for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, according to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.
The Colombian ace is currently on loan at Bayern Munich and have been linked with Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool- the 27-year old could be available for as low as £3m ($4m).
No future for Hudson-Odoi at the Stamford Bridge?
Hudson-Odoi has rejected to extend his contract with Chelse, according to Sky Germany.
The 18-year old English winger has been on the radar of Bayern Munich and the Blues have rejected three bids from the German for the England U19 international. However Hudson-Odoi now has turned down a fresh new contract from Chelsea on Thursday morning as he has no plans to stay at the Stamford Bridge.
Inter Milan to finally land Luka Modric?
According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato Inter Milan have resumed their interest to sign Real Madrid ace Luka Modric. The Nerazzurri are again looking to land the Balon d'Or winner in the summer after failing to do so in August last year. Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta believes that they can strike the deal with the Croatian next season as his contract with Real madrid runs till 2020.
Long-term replacement for Fernandinho?
According to reports from Daily Mail, Manchester City are in talks with Croatian side Hadjuk Split for 18-year old midfielder, Ante Palaversa. The Cityzens feel that the young Croatia midfielder can be a long term replacement for Fernandinho.
Emerson to return to Serie A?
According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, Juventus have made out of favour Chelsea left back Emerson Palmeiri their primary target for January transfer window. The Bianconeri are looking for an backup left-back for their first choice Alex Sandro as they look for Champions League glory.
Scott McTominay on loan to Celtic?
According to Daily Mail Scottish champions, Celtic are interested in a loan deal for out of favour Manchester United midfielder, Scott McTominay. The 22-year old Scotland international has made only one appearance under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Gonzalo Higuain set to join Chelsea
According to Goal, Gonzalo Higuain is set for a reunion with manager Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea have reportedly reached agreement with Juventus for a January transfer move for the Argentine forward. Higuain is set to join the Blues on a six-month loan deal, with Chelsea retaining the option to buy for £32.5 million (€36m) at season's end.
Maxi Gomez to Premier League?
According to Sky Sports West Ham are keeping close tabs on Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez. There have been talks that Marko Arnautovic may be on the move and the Hammers are considering the 22-year old Uruguayan to be his ideal replacement.
However, West Ham are yet to strike an agreement with Celta and reports suggest that the Hammers are not willing to pay his £45m release clause.
Morata to return to Madrid soon?
According to various reports, Atletico Madrid are well advanced in their negotiations to land former Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata who has had a torrid life in England so far.
Mario Balotelli on the move again
According to Italian reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, Mario Balotelli will join Marseille in the winter transfer window in a deal that will earn him 2 million euros until the end of the season.
Olivier Giroud to stay put
Olivier Giroud's agent has denied that there has been any contacts with Barcelona after Sport reported that Ernesto Valverde wanted the Barcelona board to sign Giroud as a backup striker for Luis Suarez.
Leeds United inches away from closing the deal for Madrid goalkeeper
According to AS, Leeds United are well advanced in the negotiations to close the signing of Real Madrid third choice goalkeeper, Kiko Casilla.
Apparently Casilla missed the training session on Thursday to travel to England in order to undergo his medical and that the deal is very close to completion and only a few necessary details are required going over.
Guangzhou Evergrande activate buyout clause on Paulinho
FC Barcelona confirmed that Guangzhou activated their buyout clause on Paulinho of 50 million euros who had been loaned back to the Chinese club after a single season at Barcelona.
Borja Iglesias to Everton?
According to The Sun, Everton are preparing a £25m bid for Espanyol's Borja Iglesias. With Gueye moving to PSG for sure, the Premier League side be aiming to use those funds in the right way.
Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld caught in a transfer race!
The 21-year-old Brugge midfielder has already been in the radar of many European clubs, and now Liverpool have also joined the race alongside the likes of AC Milan and Tottenham.
Earlier, Milan put in a £9m bid for him, which got rejected!
Eden Hazard to be sold for not less than £100m
Chelsea have put a £100m price tag on Eden Hazard amidst interest from Real Madrid. The Belgian has long been linked to the LaLiga side, but now the price tag could send Madrid a step back.
David Luiz to stay?
The Brazilian's agent has stated that the defender will be staying in Chelsea, although the 31-year-old just has six months left in his contract.
Philippe Coutinho to stay!
According to Mundo Deportivo, Coutinho will stay put at Barcelona for now, as his family are not yet open to a move to England, with Manchester United reportedly after his signature.
It is being said that the Brazilian will consider his future in the summer.
Michy Batshuayi to Monaco?
It is being reported by Sky Sports, that Batshuayi is being loaned by Chelsea to Monaco. LaLiga outfit Valencia recently canceled the player's loan deal with the Premier League outfit, as the Belgian couldn't hit top form in Spain.
Idrissa Gueye to France?
According to The Daily Mail, Everton have made it clear to PSG, that their midfielder Gueye is not for sale.
It is being reported that the Ligue 1 side have offered £30m for him.
Chelsea to resign their academy product?
According to The Sun, Maurizio Sarri is interested in bringing Nathan Ake back to Chelsea from Bournemouth.
The Dutchman could be bought back to Stamford Bridge for £40m, which The Blues attached to his transfer contract when sold to The Cherries.
According to the Daily Mail, Unai Emery wants to sell Mesut Ozil this month itself, as the Arsenal gaffer want more transfer resources. The 2014 World Cup winner has had a falling out with the former PSG head coach, and was dropped in the recent loss to West Ham.
Tottenham put a huge price tag on Harry Kane
According to AS, Tottenham have put a £313m price tag on Harry Kane amidst interest from LaLiga giants Real Madrid.
The Los Blancos are currently in search of a talisman, who can fill in the boots of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo departed last summer for Juventus. It is being alleged that Madrid contacted Spurs in December for an askig price, and this is what they were told.
Everton demand £20m for Cenk Tosun
Premier League outfit Everton have put a £20m price tag on attacker Cent Tosun. The Turkish man has fallen out of favor, and Marco Silva wants to offload him reportedly.
Marouane Fellaini to Italy?
According to a Nieuwsblad report, AC Milan are back at it again for Manchester United midfielder Fellaini. The Belgian is a crucial impact player from the bench for the Premier League side, but could offload him in favor of bringing in younger players from their academy.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the midfielder hasn't featured much. In the previous window, AC Milan tried negotiating with the former Everton man, but he chose to remain at Old Trafford, and signed contract extension upto 2020.
Shelvey to West Ham?
According to the Daily Mail, West Ham are planning on making a move for Jonjo Shelvey. Gaffer Manuel Pellegrini is a fan of the midfielder but faces resistance from Newcastle.
Chelsea reject Malcom plus cash for Willian
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea have rejected an offer from Barcelona for Willian. The offer reportedly included Malcom plus £50m in cash.
The Blues hold the Brazilian very highly, and had also rejected offers from Barca in the summer.
As per Mirror, Inter Milan have dropped their asking price for Croatian winger Ivan Perisic from £50m ($64m) to £30m ($38m).
Manchester United have been heavily linked with the 29-year-old in recent months and they might be tempted to swoop before the January transfer window closes.
Fernandinho has established himself as a crucial cog in Guardiola's system
As conveyed by Sun, Manchester City are lining up West Ham midfielder Declan Rice as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.
The Brazilian midfielder will turn 34 in May 2019. The bid is understood to be around £50m.
Higuain to Chelsea, Morata to Atletico Madrid?
Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Chelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 26, on loan. Morata has been linked with a move to Sevilla, reports Goal. Elsewhere, Chelsea are just a step away from signing Gonzalo Higuain.
Ramsey to join after Italian Super Cup game
It is believed that Juventus will put an end to Aaron Ramsey's transfer saga after their cup match against AC Milan. Sky reports that Ramsey has agreed to the terms and will join the Old Lady in June.
Heading back to Spain?
As reported by ESPN, Alvaro Morata's agent has travelled to London to discuss Chelsea's departure and have an advance talk on a potential Sevilla trade. However, he is keen to sign for Sevilla, according to Caparros.
Rumoured interest from Lazio and the Chinese Super League
Barcelona are open to the idea of selling Malcom this month, despite only signing the 21-year-old Brazilian in the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The player has started just one game in LaLiga so far. The club is yet to receive a formal offer for the winger.
FC Bayern Munich confirms that they have secured the signature of the World Cup winning Benjamin Pavard. The fee is reported to be around €35 million.
Higuain to replace Morata
It is reported by Marca, Gonzalo Higuain has agreed to terms from Chelsea. Higuain scored 36 goals under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli in 2015-16.
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho direly wanted this winger
Inter Milan has now made up their mind to sell Ivan Perisic,29, to Manchester United in order to add to their funds to sign Luka Modric, 33, Calciomercato reveals.
2018's best player to move to Italy?
Christian Eriksen to LaLiga?
The Tottenham star has long been linked to the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, since his Ajax days. Now his contract is also set to expire at the end of next season, and it is being reported that his renewal is taking time.
The Dane currently earns £70,000-a-week, with Spurs aiming to double his wages.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has placed a £225m price tag on Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 26, amid interest from Real Madrid. (AS - in Spanish)
On a flight to China?
Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang are interested in signing Marseille's captain Dimitri Payet this transfer window, according to France Football.
The former West Ham midfielder's salary could be tripled should he move to China with the Ligue 1 side reportedly looking for a fee of £25m for the France international.
On the move again?
Spurs striker Fernando Llorente has been offered the chance to end his difficult spell by returning to Athletic Bilbao, as per Mirror.
The 33-year-old Spaniard signed for the north Londoners shortly before the summer transfer deadline in 2017. Far from providing support or competition for Harry Kane, however, Llorente has been a fringe player.
Rafa Alkorta, Bilbao's sporting director, has confirmed the club want to re-sign the striker as well as trying to convince Ander Herrera to return with the Manchester United midfielder’s contract set to expire this summer.
But Herrera may be set to stay at Old Trafford after United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly convinced him to remain at the club.
Diego Godin rejects Manchester United
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Diego Godin has once against snubbed Manchester United for the second window in a row.
It is being rumored, that he could join Inter Milan pretty soon enough.
Manolo Gabbiadini to Serie A?
According to Sky Sports, Sampdoria have lodged a loan bid for Southampton's Italian frontman, Gabbiadini. The Italians have an option to also buy him for £10.75m.
They face competition from Real Betis.
Karim Benzema to Chelsea?
According to the Mirror, French striker Karim Benzema could be on his way to Chelsea, as Maurizio Sarri considers him a better replacement to Alvaro Morata.
The 31-year-old has registered seven goals and three assists in LaLiga this season.
Liverpool loan out Ovie Ejaria
21-year-old midfielder Ejaria has been loaned out by Liverpool to Reading till the end of this season.
Reading gaffer Jose Gomes stated, "In Ovie we have signed a player who is comfortable with the ball at his feet, can pass the ball quickly and effectively to make things happen in the final third and who shows a composure which is rare in such a young central midfielder. I am really looking forward to working with him at Reading."
Arjen Robben to Italy?
Former Dutch captain Arjen Robben could be on his way out of Bayern Munich, with the interested party being Inter Milan.
The move will probably happen after this season.
According to Diario AS, Real Madrid are hoping to bring in Genoa's Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek.
The LaLiga outfit are in immediate need of reinforcements after the injuries of Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio.
Sky Sports News understands Real will pay City an initial fee of £15.5m for the 19-year-old, which could rise to £22m through a series of add-ons.
City have a 15 per cent profit on any future sale, but that will rise to 40 per cent should Madrid sell Diaz to Manchester United. He signed a six and a half year deal.
As it stands, he is enjoying his time at Bayern Munich
Arsenal are ready to make a big-money move for Real Madrid's Colombian James Rodriguez, according to The Mirror.
They say speculation is mounting the Premier League club have had a £63 million offer accepted for the player, currently on a two-year loan to Bayern Munich.
Other reports claim Liverpool are interested too.
The teenager has struggled for regular playing time at Chelsea
Bayern Munich will try to lure Callum Hudson-Odoi away from Chelsea by giving him Arjen Robben's shirt number, reports The Sun.
The Bundesliga champions have made Hudson-Odoi their primary January transfer target and have already seen two offers rejected by Chelsea.
Can the Greek footballer solve the defensive woes at United?
Manchester United are monitoring Roma's Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 27, who has a £32m buyout clause in his contract. (Sun)
Although, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that there will not be any player coming in the squad.
On the move again?
Manchester United are facing the prospect of losing Andreas Pereira to Valencia on a free transfer as he continues to stall on a new deal, according to The Sun. The Brazilian has been with the club since 2011 and became an out of favour pick under Jose Mourinho.
As reported by ESPN, Munir has decided to leave in summer
Forward Munir El Haddadi, 23, has turned down a chance to renew his Barcelona contract and is set to leave on a free transfer in the summer.
Munir first joined Barcelona in 2011 and after progressing through the youth teams he made his first-team debut in 2014 under Luis Enrique. In total, he's played 56 games, scoring 12 goals.
The French midfielder will join an already overcrowded midfield at Barcelona
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot will join Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer.
The 23-year-old’s contract runs out in the summer and he has agreed a signing on fee of €10m (£9m) as well as a salary of just over £170,000 a week for five years with the La Liga leaders.
Hirving Lozano to stay in PSV
According to Mino Raiola, his client Lozano won't be leaving PSV in this transfer window amidst multiple speculation.
The Mexican has been in terrific form this season, attracting the interest of many clubs. His agent said that PSV don't want to sell him now.
Published: Mon Jan 21, 2019 05:38 PM IST