January transfer window news & rumours LIVE: Chelsea reject Barca’s Willian-Malcom swap offer

Chelsea have rejected Barcelona’s offer of a Willian-Malcom swap
11 hours ago 12:20 AM
Blues view Brazilian as a key member of their squad

Chelsea have turned down an offer from Barcelona that would see cash and Malcom come to London in exchange for winger Willian, according to The Telegraph.

The Blues are looking to gain a stronger position in the winter window and see letting a key member of the squad leave as a step in the wrong direction.

The club also value their Brazilian winger higher than the deal from the Spanish giants, with Malcom and the cash on offer valued at around £50 million ($64m).

AC Milan & Juve reject Chelsea’s loan offer for Higuain
13 minutes ago 11:27 AM
AC Milan and Juventus have rejected Chelsea’s loan proposal for Gonzalo Higuain, according to Tuttosport.

The Blues had hoped to secure the Argentine’s signature on a temporary deal until the end of the season, after holding talks with the player’s brother in London.

Higuain is currently on a season long-loan with Milan from Juve and the Bianconeri are only willing to listen to permanent transfer offers for the 31-year-old at this stage.

Juventus contact Real Madrid regarding Isco
24 minutes ago 11:17 AM
Juventus have approached Real Madrid to discuss the possibility of signing Isco, according to Di Marzio.

The Bianconeri have already agreed a deal to bring Aaron Ramsey to Turin from Arsenal this summer, but they also have their sights set on landing the Spaniard.

Isco has fallen out of favour at Santiago Bernabeu in recent months and his entourage have already held discussions with Juve’s Sporting Director Fabio Paratici.

Man United propose Pogba for Costa exchange
35 minutes ago 11:05 AM
Manchester United would be willing to consider a swap deal with Juventus as they bid to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin.

The Red Devils want Douglas Costa in exchange, but the Bianconeri are reluctant to offload the mercurial winger – according to Tuttosport.

Juve want to re-sign Pogba in this summer, two years after selling him to United for a then world-record £89m ($113m) fee.

Lennon rules out Griffiths signing
51 minutes ago 10:50 AM
Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has ruled out the possibility of signing Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

In an interview with BBC Sport, when asked about the Scottish forward Lennon responded: “He’s a big Hib’s fan obviously. But he’s very expensive, I don’t know if he’d fall into our budget.”

Griffiths has featured in 11 Scottish Premier League games this season, contributing two goals and one assist.

Neymar desperate for Barca return
1 hour ago 10:35 AM
Paris Saint Germain winger Neymar has contacted Barcelona several times over the last few months to discuss a return to the club, according to El Mundo.

The Brazilian swapped the Camp Nou for the Parc Des Princes in 2017 for a world record €222m (£201m, $256m) fee, ending a four-year stint in Spain.

However, Neymar is now regretting his decision and has expressed his desire to go back to Barcelona, with his father mediating negotiations.

Barcelona have no intention of signing Morata
1 hour ago 10:07 AM
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will not be sold to Barcelona in January, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Contrary to widespread reports, the Spanish champions are not interested in signing the 26-year-old, who has struggled at Stamford Bridge since his switch from Real Madrid in 2017.

Sevilla looks like the most likely next destination for Morata, but Atletico Madrid have also made contact with Chelsea to discuss his availability.

Arsenal slammed over Ramsey saga
1 hour ago 10:00 AM
Arsenal’s inability to keep Aaron Ramsey at the club is “staggering” and “astonishing”, claims Martin Keown, but they only have themselves to blame.

The Wales international midfielder is heading towards free agency as his contract runs down, with a move to Serie A champions Juventus expected to be made.

Klopp keen to keep Origi
1 hour ago 9:47 AM
Jurgen Klopp wants to keep Divock Origi at Liverpool, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Belgian striker has found himself on the fringes of the fold at Anfield this season, but is considered to be a useful squad player and will not be allowed to follow Dominic Solanke through the exits.

Monaco consider Batshuayi move
2 hours ago 9:31 AM
Ligue 1 side Monaco are among the clubs considering an approach for Michy Batshuayi, according to L’Equipe, with the striker heading back to Chelsea.

Valencia have confirmed that they will be cutting short a loan agreement, allowing the likes of Everton and now Thierry Henry – who has worked with the forward before in the Belgium national set-up – to piece together transfer packages.

Coutinho sale to fund Neymar move
2 hours ago 9:03 AM
Barcelona are prepared to sell Philippe Coutinho in order to fund a move to bring Neymar back to the club, claims the Evening Standard.

The former Liverpool playmaker has struggled to make an impact at Camp Nou and could end up being replaced by a fellow Brazilian.

Celtic to bring in Gutman
2 hours ago 8:49 AM
Celtic have a deal in place with American defender Andrew Gutman, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 22-year-old Chicago Fire star took in a trial at Rangers back in December, but will now link up with their Old Firm rivals once a work permit has been put in place.

Ramsey would favour Anfield switch
3 hours ago 8:34 AM
If Aaron Ramsey shuns interest from abroad and opts to remain in English football, then BBC Sport claims that Liverpool will be his favoured option.

The Arsenal midfielder, who is heading towards free agency, is wanted by leading sides across Europe, with Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all eager to do a deal.

Moreno ready for Liverpool exit
3 hours ago 8:08 AM
Alberto Moreno will not be signing a contract at Liverpool, reports the Express.

Instead, the Spanish left-back is seeking to either leave Anfield in January or as a free agent in the summer – with a return to his homeland or a switch to Italy his preferred options.

Morata to Sevilla unlikely as Munir nears Barca exit
4 hours ago 7:07 AM
Spanish side hoping to land forward this winter

Munir El Haddadi is set to leave Barcelona in order to sign for Sevilla in a move that lessens the chances of Alvaro Morata joining the Seville club, Goal understands.

Munir has rejected multiple offers from the La Liga champions over a new contract, having already settled on joining Sevilla when his contract expires on June 30.

Galaxy sign Romney to new deal
4 hours ago 6:51 AM
Dave Romney will get the chance to prove himself under Guillermo Barros Schelotto, with the 25-year-old defender signing a new deal with the LA Galaxy on Thursday.

Molde planning for Solskjaer return
8 hours ago 3:10 AM
Norwegian outfit Molde are still planning on the return of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer.

The 45-year-old has won five matches in a row since taking over for Manchester United in December, prompting some speculation that he could be handed the job on a full-time basis.

But Molde are not planning on an extended stay for their manager in the Premier League

“The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B,” Molde managing director Oystein Neerland was reported as saying by the Daily Mail.

Dubravka distances himself from Juve links
9 hours ago 1:55 AM
Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has claimed he has no interests in reports linking him with a move to Juventus.

As quoted in the Daily Star, the 29-year-old said: “For me, I am just focused 100 per cent on doing my job for Newcastle United and making sure we stay in the Premier League.”

“We can’t allow ourselves to be focused on things we cannot do anything about,” he added.

Gracia happy with Watford squad
9 hours ago 1:45 AM
Watford boss Javi Gracia does not expect much transfer activity this month and has told reporters he is happy with his current team.

“In this moment, maybe different things happen, but I am happy with the squad I have,” said Gracia.

“With the players we have we can complete a very good season and if in one week something changes, we will see.

“But at the moment I prefer to value the players I have because they deserve that. We have to be demanding with the players and we have to be ambitious with them, too.”

Smith never doubted Abraham would remain
10 hours ago 1:35 AM
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has claimed he never doubted Tammy Abraham would leave the club, despite speculation linking him with a move to Wolves and Crystal Palace.

“It’s been messy from the outside, but I couldn’t see him going anywhere,” he told reporters.

“I said that from the start, I’d have been amazed if he had gone anywhere, and I’ve told Tammy that before.

“My understanding was that if Chelsea wanted to bring him back to play for them. They had no intention of selling him, I didn’t think they’d pull him back to send him out on loan again – he’s been out three times on loan already.”

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