Transfer news LIVE! Erling Haaland tells fans about Spain move, Man Utd agree deal and Mbappe latest

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Transfer news LIVE!

It’s finally here... the January transfer window has officially opened as we enter 2022! As ever, a hectic month of both incomings and outgoings is expected across Europe.

As ever, even the fact we’re only in the first day of the window does little to damp the excitement across the game. Indeed, there are a plethora of rumours already and deals have happened in the Premier League, with Everton signing from Vitaliy Mykolenko from Dynamo Kiev.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have reportedly reached an agreement to loan Axel Tuanzebe to Napoli after a difficult time of things at Aston Villa.

Money-bags Newcastle are said to have submitted a formal offer for Atletico Madrid’s England international Kieran Trippier while there are also updates on Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Ahead of what looks like a huge month, it’ll be fascinating to see how some of these stories play out amid updates on Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.

Follow the latest market happenings below with our LIVE blog...

Latest transfer news and gossip

  • Rudiger wants huge signing-on fee

  • Premier League interest in Coutinho

  • Griezmann linked with Spurs move

  • Man United ready to pay Alvarez release clause

  • Everton sign left-back Mykolenko

  • Newcastle make Trippier bid

  • Erling Haaland opens up on Spain move

  • Man United agree loan exit

  • Carlo Ancelotti speaks on Kylian Mbappe

Aubameyang to... Newcastle?!

09:36 , George Flood

Let’s start with today’s biggest rumour... and it concerns the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon striker has been stripped of the captaincy and frozen out of the first-team picture at Arsenal following a disciplinary breach and could surely leave the Emirates this month.

According to The Mirror, now-minted Newcastle have contacted the Gunners over an initial loan move for Aubameyang with a view to completing a permanent £20m deal in the summer.

Saudi-backed Newcastle are likely to spend big in this window in a bid to avoid a disastrous relegation, with fresh links seemingly every hour of the day.

They are reportedly on the verge of bringing England full-back Kieran Trippier back to the Premier League from Atlético Madrid, while there are fresh links to Benfica frontman Darwin Nunez and Lille defender Sven Botman.

 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Antonio Conte offers Hugo Lloris update

21:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

After beating Watford on New Year’s Day, Tottenham manager offered another update on Hugo Lloris’ future at the club.

“For us, he’s very important and I’m sure that in a short time they can find a solution with the club [over his contract], because he loves Tottenham and Tottenham loves him.”

Chelsea could be set for fire sale

19:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

In an effort to refresh his team, football.london claim Thomas Tuchel is looking to sell THREE Chelsea midfielders in January.

Indeed, Hakim Ziyech, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could all be axed as the Blues boss looks to stop the rot this season.

 (PA)
(PA)

Carlo Ancelotti on Kylian Mbappe

19:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

“Mbappé? It’s too early to think about June 30th”.

Cryptic...

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Man United agree loan exit

19:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Manchester United have agreed a loan deal to send Axel Tuanzebe to Napoli for the rest of the season.

The defender was on loan at Aston Villa but has rarely featured there and seems set to move to Italy.

Erling Haaland tells fans he’s moving to Spain

19:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to reports, Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has told fans he met while on holiday in Marbella that he WILL move to Spain.

The forward has been linked with pretty much every top team in the world but it seems one of Real Madrid or Barcelona is poised to welcome him in the near future.

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(Getty Images)

Napoli seal Tuanzebe loan

13:17 , George Flood

Axel Tuanzebe is leaving Manchester United for another loan stint.

According to transfer specialist Gianluca Di Marzio, the versatile defender is joining Serie A side Napoli on loan until June.

Napoli are reportedly paying €500k for the deal, which does not include an option to buy the former Aston Villa loanee in the summer.

Newcastle submit Trippier bid

11:57 , Matt Verri

The English right-back has been linked with what feels like half the Premier League in recent weeks, but it is Newcastle that look set to sign Kieran Trippier.

Sky Sports report that an official bid has now been made, and talks are underway between Newcastle and Atletico Madrid.

Eddie Howe worked with Trippier when the pair were at Burnley and it looks likely they will be reunited very soon.

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(The FA via Getty Images)

Morata to Barcelona?

11:05 , Matt Verri

They’ve already signed Ferran Torres this winter, but it doesn’t sound like Barcelona are done with their transfer business.

Alvaro Morata is on loan at Juventus from Atletico, but the Italian club have decided they will not be making the move a permanent one.

That has left the door open for Barcelona, and Fabrizio Romano reports that Xavi is very keen on the striker. Juventus won’t sell unless they can find a replacement, but if they can Morata could be on his way to the Nou Camp.

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(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Maitland-Niles to Roma not a done deal...

10:47 , Matt Verri

It’s looked likely for some time that Maitland-Niles would be leaving Arsenal in January, with a loan move to Roma seeming to be the most likely outcome.

But Calciomercato report that the move has been slowed down by a disagreement over a future fee.

The Gunners want an obligation to buy at the end of the loan deal in the region of £13m, with Roma only willing to pay around £8m. Time will tell whether an agreement can be reached...

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(Getty Images)

Mykolenko on Everton move

10:23 , Matt Verri

The left-back has given his thoughts on joining the Toffees, and his excitement at getting the chance to play in the Premier League.

“Moving to Everton is a big and important step in my life,” Mykolenko told evertontv.

“I have always dreamed of playing in the Premier League. English football is where the game was born and I think that it will suit my game very well.

“I am 22 but I don’t feel like a youngster. I have experience of playing at European level and hope I will continue to improve as a player.

“I am excited about the opportunity of playing in front of our supporters at Everton. I have seen the last few games at Goodison Park and they were unbelievable. They are incredible fans to whom I feel great responsibility.”

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Everton announce Vitaliy Mykolenko

10:08 , Matt Verri

The Toffees have wasted no time in getting their January transfer business up and running!

Vitaliy Mykolenko arrives at Goodison Park, with the 22-year-old left-back joining from Dynamo Kyiv. Lucas Digne is believed to have fallen out with Rafa Benitez in recent weeks... could this mean a move away is likely for the Frenchman in the coming weeks?

We shall see, but for now the focus is on Everton’s new arrival.

Ralf Rangnick to make first United signing?

09:42 , Matt Verri

With Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani both linked with moves away from Old Trafford this month, it’s not surprise to see rumours of attacking arrivals at Man United.

River Plate’s Argentina striker Julian Alvarez is attracting a lot of attention around Europe, but Sport report that it is United who have edged ahead in the race to sign the 21-year-old.

It’s believed they are willing to pay his £16.8m release clause in January, to fend off interest from the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

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(Getty Images)

Antoine Griezmann to Spurs?

09:17 , Matt Verri

Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid... Tottenham?

Antoine Griezmann is back at Atletico on loan this season, another Barcelona signing that has not had an enjoyable time of things at the Nou Camp.

Fichajes report that the Frenchman could be open to a move to Tottenham in January, with Antonio Conte and the impressive start he has made at the club an appealing factor.

Barcelona are believed to want about £40m for Griezmann, who is on extremely high wages and that could prove to be a potential stumbling block.

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Barcelona pushing for Philippe Coutinho exit

09:01 , Matt Verri

Philippe Coutinho’s big-money move to Barcelona in 2018 has certainly not worked out, and the Spanish club appear very keen to get the Brazilian’s wages off their books.

Tottenham are one Premier League club interested in signing Coutinho, according to El Nacional, but would want to do so on a free transfer. Barcelona want a fee in the region of £17m.

The Catalans believe both Arsenal and Everton are also keen on the player and will hope that one of them makes a bid in the next few weeks.

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(Getty Images)

Antonio Rudiger wants big pay-day

08:49 , Matt Verri

It’s been a story that has run for many weeks now - Antonio Rudiger’s contract at Chelsea is up in the summer, and he looks likely to leave Stamford Bridge.

A move to Real Madrid looks almost inevitable, but ABC report that the centre-back wants the Spanish side to pay him a signing-on fee of more than £16m if he is to run down his Chelsea contract and join them.

The Spanish publication suggest Real are not too impressed with the demands.... could Rudiger end up signing a new deal at Chelsea?

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(Getty Images)

Good morning!

08:43 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE updates as the January transfer window opens!

Let’s get straight into all the latest news and gossip that’s out there...

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