- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have a say on five players’ futures
- Rangers complete the signings of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis on loan
- Arsenal hope to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona
- Chelsea are keen on PSG striker Edinson Cavani
Gauld closes in on Hibs move
Ryan Gauld is due in Dubai tomorrow to seal his switch from Sporting Lisbon to Hibs.
Easter Road boss Neil Lennon is on the verge of landing the playmaker on a six-month loan deal from the Portuguese giants.
Barring any injury issues or last-minute complications while on loan at Farense, the 23-year-old will today set out for the UAE.
Gauld’s medical tests are set to take place in the Middle East tomorrow and the paperwork could be completed in time for him to officially sign ahead of Friday’s friendly against Al-Wasl.
The former Dundee United kid moved to Lisbon four years ago in a £3million deal, but has yet to make the breakthrough with loan stints at Vitoria Setubal, Aves and Farense, as well as playing for Sporting’s B team.
Transfer news: Hibs are closing in on Ryan Gauld
Lampard wanted Ampadu
Frank Lampard has tried to sign Ethan Ampadu on loan for Derby.
But Chelsea have told him he’s going nowhere.
“We have asked, but I don’t think he’s leaving Chelsea,” he said.
“He can play in a few positions, that’s why he would be so valuable to anybody and why he’s staying at Chelsea.”
Transfer news: Ethan Ampadu was on Frank Lampard’s radar
Barca want recruits
Ernesto Valverde has admitted he is open to bringing in new faces this month, so long as they improve his Barcelona squad.
The Spanish champions have been linked with a slew of players in recent weeks, including Ajax duo Matthijs de Ligt and Frankie de Jong.
It has been reported that the club are keen on signing five new players before the start of the 2019/20 season.
Valverde was asked about his plans for the January window after his troops’ 2-1 victory over Getafe on Sunday evening and hinted that he could open his chequebook this month.
“We are always open to improving but we will have to see if any players come in,” Valverde said.
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Solskjaer to decide on five
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given a say on the futures of five players in the summer.
Juan Mata and Ander Herrera are out of contract this summer.
But The Sun claim Solskjaer has been asked to give his opinion on whether they should be offered new deals.
The likes of Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia are also in the same predicament and face an uncertain future at Old Trafford.
Andreas Pereira is perhaps the player Solskjaer will have the most say on.
Transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will decide on the futures of five players
Liverpool have decided against signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon after the deal fell through in the summer.
Fekir was close to completing a move to Anfield before the World Cup but the deal collapsed after closer inspection of his past knee injuries.
But links for the midfielder have continued into January, however the Liverpool Echo report that there is ‘no chance’ of a deal this month.
Liverpool have allowed Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne to leave the club but are not expecting any more movement.
Transfer news: Nabil Fekir doesn’t look like joining Liverpool this month
Suarez to Arsenal
Barcelona want £20m for Denis Suarez as Arsenal begin talks with his representatives.
Barca are keen not to sell this month which could open up the possibility of a loan move which would be made permanent in the summer.
Suarez would come in as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who looks set to join Juventus in the summer.
Ever Banega is another option for Unai Emery but Suarez is the current favourite.
Transfer news: Denis Suarez is on Arsenal’s radar
Rangers sign two
Rangers have completed the signings of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis on loan.
Defoe joined for 18 months from Bournemouth while Davis joins until the end of the season.
Rangers have also signed Jordan Jones and Glen Kamara on pre-contract deals in a productive January window so far.
Steven Gerrard’s side beat Celtic to go level on points with the league leaders in the last game before the break.
Chelsea eye Cavani deal
Chelsea want to sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani for £50m this month.
Cavani is the new name on the Chelsea shortlist as patience runs out with Alvaro Morata.
Chelsea had been trying to sign Gonzalo Higuain but look to have moved to Cavani.
The Sunday Express revealed the Blues will launch a bid for the Uruguay striker.