Man United, Man City eye up Spurs full-back duo Walker, Rose
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Manchester clubs keen on Spurs' flying full-backs
They have been hailed by some as the best pair of full-backs around, and Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are the subject of covetous glances from both Manchester clubs, according to the Sun.
It suggests United boss Jose Mourinho is not interested in doing things by halves and "wants his club to push the boat out by making a sensational £60 million move for both England internationals" when the summer window comes around.
City, meanwhile, might settle for just one of the two, with Rose reported to be Pep Guardiola's main target.
Walker and Rose, both 26, are among the ranks of Spurs stars to have put pen to paper on new White Hart Lane contracts in the recent past. That, according to the Sun, means either United or City "would need to pay in excess of £30 million per player to even tempt Tottenham."
It adds that although "there appears little chance of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy selling both in the same summer," he might be willing to sell one, "if there is a serious offer on the table."
22.20 GMT: That'll do it for Tuesday's live blog! Check back in just a few short hours for the best of Wednesday's rumours fresh from the morning papers!
22.12 GMT: Arsenal are keen to add a new left-back to the mix amid rumours of Kieran Gibbs to Crystal Palace, and Schalke's Sead Kolasinac appears to have emerged as their No. 1 target, according to the Express.
Sources close to the Gunners, the report states, have said the club are preparing a summer bid for the 23-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international.
21.45 GMT: Swansea have joined Galatasaray and Sevilla in the race to swoop France international Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool, according to the BBC.
21.22 GMT: Brentford have rejected West Ham's latest bid for striker Scott Hogan, the Guardian reports. The team are holding firm to their £15 million valuation of the player as the Hammers continue to increase their offers -- the most recent of which was reportedly worth up to £12.5m.
21.05 GMT: DONE DEAL AC Milan have re-signed goalkeeper Marco Storari from Genoa.
The keeper previously featured for Milan from 2007-2010, though he spent time on loan at Levante, Cagliari, Fiorentina and Sampdoria in that three-year span.
20.52 GMT: Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham are ready to open negotiations with River Plate for the transfer of Sebastian Driussi, according to the Independent.
The 20-year-old striker is considered one of the top talents on the continent and has attracted interest from the likes of Juventus in the past. He finished the first half of the Argentine Primera Division season as top scorer with 10 goals in 14 league matches.
20.29 GMT: Morgan Schneiderlin's Everton deal is worth £22 million, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC, which means that Manchester United will come close to recouping the £24m they paid Southampton for the player under former manager Louis van Gaal.
20.10 GMT: Not so fast, Galatasaray and Sevilla -- Mamadou Sakho is not going to come cheap, according to the BBC. Liverpool are prepared to demand £20 million for the 26-year-old France international defender if he is to make a move during the January transfer window.
19.46 GMT: Earlier on Tuesday, West Brom appeared ready to make a final splash for Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, but the Telegraph is reporting that Everton have agreed a £22 million deal with Manchester United to sign the player.
Schneiderlin, who has yet to feature in a top-flight game for Jose Mourinho this campaign, is expected to join forces with Ronald Koeman and the Toffees in the next 48 hours, during which time he will be cleared for a medical at Finch Farm training ground. The cost of the deal could rise to £24m.
19.30 GMT: Bournemouth are considering a loan move for Chelsea captain John Terry this month, the Telegraph reports. The out-of-favour defender has played almost his entire senior career with the Blues (excluding a loan at Nottingham Forest at 19) and is eager to contribute to his long-time team's run to a Premier League title if they come out on top this year. But, he is currently suspended following a red card against Peterborough in the FA Cup and his prospects of playing in the latter half of this campaign look bleak.
19.16 GMT: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is eyeing a January move for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The report suggests that the Blues' boss sees the 27-year-old Denmark international as a perfect fit for his 3-4-3 system.
18.55 GMT: More bad news for Arsenal fans... Several media outlets in Chile, including El Grafico, are reporting that Alexis Sanchez has emerged as Atletico Madrid's top transfer priority. Uh oh.
18.34 GMT: Hull have agreed a loan move for Everton's Oumar Niasse, the Guardian reports. The deal will send the striker to the Tigers for the rest of the campaign, at which point they will have an option to make it a permanent move for £10 million.
The clubs are said to be finalizing the agreement, which will including £55,000 a week and make Niasse the first signing of Marco Silva's tenure as manager.
18.18 GMT: DONE DEAL Arsenal youngster Daniel Crowley has joined Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie on loan for the rest of the season.
18.02 GMT: Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a summer move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The 20-year-old Germany international has been scouted by the Reds over the course of this season, and while Jurgen Klopp and his team know a January deal is unlikely, they are eager to eventually make a bid for the £20 million-rated player.
17.24 GMT: Sevilla have a DONE DEAL to announce. The Spanish side, currently second in La Liga, have presented Stevan Jovetic, whom they have taken on loan from Inter Milan.
Former Manchester City forward Jovetic has said he was influenced to make the move by Samir Nasri, who is currently on loan with Los Rojiblancos.
17.12 GMT: Mauro Zarate's agent says that Boca Juniors have made an approach for him, but Fiorentina are not going to listen to offers.
16.50 GMT: FootMercato reports that Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Swansea City are all in talks with striker Moussa Marega, who is on loan at Vitoria Guimaraes from Porto this season.
16.32 GMT: Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, linked with Southampton, Sevilla, Galatasaray and several French sides, will decide his future in the next 48 hours, the Daily Mail reports.
Sakho joined Liverpool from Paris Saint-Germain in Sept. 2013 and signed a five-year contract extension two years later.
16.16 GMT: Manchester City have seen off strong competition to land France under-18 duo Mikael Cuissance and Dan-Axel Zagadar, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.
Zagadar and Cuissance have impressed for club and country, emerging as targets for several European clubs after catching the eye as France U18s drew with England in November.
Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus had been reported to be interested, but City have moved swiftly to agree deals.
15.54 GMT: Manchester City and Swansea City have missed out on the signing of Holger Badstuber, with Schalke taking the defender on loan from Bayern Munich for the second half of the season.
15.50 GMT: In France, FootMercato reports Lyon are interested in bringing Genk's promising Jamaican Leon Bailey to the club. The seven-time French champions are not the only ones interested in the 19-year-old, however, with Manchester United also linked.
15.29 GMT: Danny Rose and Kyle Walker have been the best pairing in their positions -- full-backs or wing-backs -- in the Premier League this season, so it would be understandable for financial heavyweights Manchester United to try to drag them away from Tottenham Hotspur, writes Arindam Rej. Read the full blog here.
15.07 GMT: Crystal Palace are weighing up a move to bring Southampton defender Jose Fonte back to the club, sources close to the Eagles have told ESPN FC.
Fonte has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United this month, but Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho has said he has no plans to sign a new defender in January.
New Palace boss Sam Allardyce is in the market for a new centre-back as he looks to shore up his side's defence and sources say he has been alerted to Fonte's situation at Southampton.
14.55 GMT: There's a DONE DEAL to announce in Turkey. Former Tottenham midfielder Sandro has left QPR to join Antalyaspor.
The 27-year-old Brazilian has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with the side, who are currently ninth in the Turkish Super Lig.
14.47 GMT: Lucas Leiva says Liverpool's title challenge could keep him at the club until the end of the season but he is now seriously considering his long-term future.
He has been the subject of a number of lucrative offers in the last three transfer windows but did not agitate to leave and ultimately made sacrifices in order to help out the club as his experience was still needed.
As a result his loyalty has been rewarded with Klopp, albeit reluctantly, accepting he should be allowed to leave should the right bid arrive in this window.
14.31 GMT: L'Equipe claims negotiations over Blaise Matuidi's contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain have stalled.
The France international midfielder was linked with Juventus in the summer, and after they missed out on Axel Witsel maybe they will register interest again.
14.20 GMT: With Patrice Evra looking set for the exit door at Juventus the Serie A champions are already lining up a replacement with Sead Kolasinac linked.
Several reports in Italy claim Juve have already met with Schalke to discuss signing Kolasinac. The 23-year-old Germany-born Bosnia international is out of contract in the summer but could arrive in Turin this month.
13.57 GMT: Some more on the Holger Badstuber situation now -- Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has had this to say to the club's official website: "I do not want to deny the fact that we are in contact with the player. But it is important to remember that there all three parties have to agree on a deal. It goes without saying that Holger Badstuber would strengthen our side."
13.50 GMT: Brighton and Hove Albion winger Kazenga LuaLua will move to fellow Championship club QPR on loan for the rest of the season, the Brighton Argus has reported.
It says the move is set to be confirmed later on Tuesday and the player had asked to go out on loan after slipping down the pecking order at the table-topping Seagulls.
13.44 GMT: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has denied agent Jorge Mendes' claim that a Chinese Super League club had made a €300 million offer for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mendes said an unnamed club had contacted both Madrid and Ronaldo and offered the player more than €100m a year in wages -- an offer that had been rejected because "money is not everything."
13.30 GMT: In other loan-related news, Deportivo Alaves have agreed to end the loan deal of Manchester City midfielder Manu Garcia Alonso by mutual consent.
13.25 GMT: A little more on Jon Toral now: Arsenal have recalled the midfielder from his loan spell at Granada, and he is expected to spend the rest of the season at Scottish club Rangers.
Granada said on Tuesday that the Gunners had exercised their option to recall Toral, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger having said the club are working on a deal to send him to Scotland instead.
13.05 GMT: Former Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Mathieu Bodmer has left Nice by mutual consent. The 34-year-old had six months left on his contract.
12.54 GMT: Chelsea are "plotting a shock move for West Ham star Michail Antonio, according to the Mirror, which says Antonio Conte wants the 26-year-old to boost his side's title bid.
Antonio, West Ham's top scorer with eight goals this season, moved to the East Londoners from Nottingham Forest in a £7 million deal 18 months ago.
12.45 GMT: Schalke have confirmed their interest in Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber, who has been linked with Manchester City, but coach Carlo Ancelotti has said he will only be allowed to leave the Bundesliga leaders on loan.
12.30 GMT: Sevilla have said they are "optimistic" that they will be able to keep midfielder Steven N'Zonzi at the club after his contract expires in 2019.
Last week, L'Equipe reported that N'Zonzi had rejected an offer that would have seen his salary doubled and increased his release clause from €30 million to €50m.
12.10 GMT: DONE DEAL Arsenal have completed the signing of left-back Cohen Bramall from non-league club Hednesford Town.
Bramall, 20, will join Arsenal as a young pro with the under-23 side, the club said, with Arsene Wenger hoping the player can eventually fight for a place in the first team.
11.45 GMT: DONE DEAL And another completed transfer, this time from League One:
11.32 GMT: DONE DEAL Martin Odegaard's loan move from Real Madrid to Heerenveen is complete:
11.24 GMT: Look away now, Arsenal fans -- The Telegraph reports that the saga of Alexis Sanchez's future "has taken a significant twist, with Paris Saint-Germain now exploring whether they can sign him."
The report says that with Sanchez going into the final year of his contract at the end of the season and no new deal yet agreed, the French champions are closely monitoring the situation and could bid at the end of the season. It adds that "no fee has yet been discussed and PSG's interest remains tentative" but stresses that Arsenal will take the development seriously.
11.05 GMT And a bit of news from Manchester City:
10.52 GMT: DONE DEAL FC Union Berlin have completed their move for QPR's Sebastian Polter:
10.39 GMT: Arsenal have recalled Jon Toral from his loan spell at Granada, with reports suggesting the midfielder will now join Scottish top flight side Rangers until the end of the season.
10.31 GMT: Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said he has received a €70 million offer for star striker Alexandre Lacazette but told RMC he will not sell.
Lacazette, 25, was linked with a move to Arsenal last summer, while Liverpool and West Ham United have also been reportedly been interested in signing him.
10.12 GMT: Sebastian Giovinco's agent has said the former Juventus forward will not be returning to Italy because he is settled and happy in Major League Soccer.
09.55 GMT: Inter Milan forward Stevan Jovetic wants to join Sevilla but the two clubs have yet to reach an agreement, Sevilla sporting director Monchi has said.
He has also explained that a move to sign left-back Leonel Vangioni on loan from AC Milan "is not as close as I've been reading in the press."
09.49 GMT: Now comes the moment without which no transfer window could ever be complete -- the update to an earlier update about Saido Berahino.
Sky Sports reports that Stoke City have made a formal bid to buy the West Brom striker, with the news following the Telegraph's report (see below) that talks between the two clubs had reopened. So watch this space, again.
09.45 GMT: It seemed, not that long ago, that Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri's days at the club were numbered and that he would be on the move. Now this:
09.30 GMT: RB Leipzig are remaining coy over reports that they are closing in on a move for Red Bull Salzburg defender Dayot Upamecano.
Upamecano, 18, has decided to make the switch to Germany, football magazine kicker reported, saying that Leipzig will pay more than €10m to Salzburg for him.
09.00 GMT: The agent of Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini has said he will leave in the window and move to either the Premier League or the Bundesliga.
Gabbiadini, 25, scored in Napoli's weekend win over Sampdoria but has failed to convince the club during the four months in which they have been without the injured Arkadiusz Milik.
09.00 GMT: Everton are ready to make a move for Southampton defender Jose Fonte, who has been left out of Tuesday's EFL Cup semifinal against Liverpool, the Mirror reports.
Saints boss Claude Puel said on Monday that the club were ready to listen to offers for 33-year-old, who has submitted a transfer request.
08.45 GMT: Queens Park Rangers forward Sebastian Polter is on the verge of wrapping up a £3 million move to German club Union Berlin, Sky Sports has reported. It says he will undergo a medical later this week before the deal is done.
08.30 GMT: Back to the North-East, where Sunderland have turned down a Fenerbahce offer of two players in exchange for winger Jeremain Lens.
Lens joined Fenerbahce on a season-long loan last summer, and the Turkish side have offered defender Gregory van der Wiel and striker Emmanuel Emenike in a bid to secure a permanent deal. However, the Northern Echo says Sunderland want £8 million in cash rather than any swap.
08.15 GMT: Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce seems to be being linked with a plethora of players, and the latest of those is Leicester City attacker Jeffery Schlupp. But the Birmingham Mail reports that Bruce could be disappointed, with Schlupp more likely to stay in the Premier League and opt for West Bromwich Albion instead.
Meanwhile, Villa defender Aly Cissokho seems likely to leave Villa Park and join Olympiakos on a season-long loan deal.
08.00 GMT: Championship promotion contenders Newcastle United are looking to beef up their midfield -- and manager Rafa Benitez wants Fulham's Tom Cairney to do that, according to the Northern Echo.
It says the Magpies will have to pay around £8 million to land Cairney as Benitez looks to bring an end to his ongoing search for a central midfielder.
Batshuayi to scupper striker swap?
The mooted striker exchange that would see Swansea's Fernando Llorente coming to Chelsea with Michy Batshuayi going the other way is in jeopardy, the Sun reports.
It says Batshuayi, who joined the Blues from Marseille in the summer, wants to stay and battle for a place in Antonio Conte's team.
Conte is keen to bring in Llorente as backup for Diego Costa, while Swansea feel Batshuayi can boost their battle against relegation from the Premier League.
Reports on Monday had indicated a swap deal was "moving closer" -- but now it appears there might have to be a rethink.
Stoke look to end Berahino saga
It wouldn't be a transfer window without a reference to Saido Berahino, so here's one: Stoke City have reopened talks with West Bromwich Albion as they look to do a deal they had originally hoped to do in the summer.
The Telegraph reports that Stoke boss Mark Hughes "remains hopeful of agreeing a price in this transfer window."
Berahino, who was not in the squad for West Brom's FA Cup defeat to Derby at the weekend, has not made a first-team appearance since the early weeks of the season but has been offered a new deal at The Hawthorns.
But Baggies manager Tony Pulis has previously said that "everybody is for sale at a price."
Odegaard nearing Netherlands switch
After speculation about where he might end up at on loan, Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard is on his way to the Netherlands.
The 18-year-old will be presented as a Heerenveen player on Tuesday morning, according to a post on his Twitter feed.
Reports in Norway, Odegaard's home country, say he will join the Dutch club for the remainder of the season after having at one stage seemed likely to move to French club Rennes.
- Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce is keen to add to his attacking options as he tries to stave off the threat of relegation and will target Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing on loan. Allardyce, who worked with Downing at West Ham, is "plotting a reunion," says the Sun, which adds that Downing "is also being chased by sides in America and China."
- Bournemouth are closing in on a move for Sampdoria right-back Pedro Pereira, according to the Mail, which adds that the player is keen to join the Cherries.
Pereira, 18, was a target for both Leicester and Juventus last winter, while Benfica are said to be considering a move for him this time. The 18-year-old is rated at around £7m.