Transfer news LIVE! Lingard to Tottenham; Vlahovic to Arsenal; Coutinho, Ronaldo and Haaland latest rumours

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Transfer news LIVE! Lingard to Tottenham; Vlahovic to Arsenal; Coutinho, Ronaldo and Haaland latest rumours
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  • Antonio Conte
    Antonio Conte
    Italian association football player and manager
  • Dušan Vlahović
    Serbian footballer
  • Philippe Coutinho Correia
    Philippe Coutinho Correia
    Brazilian association football player
  • Jesse Lingard
    Jesse Lingard
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  • Mikel Arteta
    Mikel Arteta
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  • Steven Bergwijn
    Dutch association football player
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
    Georginio Wijnaldum
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  • Youri Tielemans
    Youri Tielemans
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  • Eddie Nketiah
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  • Erling Haaland
    Norwegian association football player

Transfer news - LIVE!

Tottenham have reportedly made contact with Jesse Lingard as they seek to beat London rivals West Ham to his signature either this month or in the summer.

Spurs are also believed to be in talks with Wolves over a £20million deal for Adama Traore, with Antonio Conte making his transfer plans crystal clear to the club as they contend with Ajax interest in Steven Bergwijn.

On the other side of north London, Arsenal are pressing ahead with a £58m move for Fiorentina marksman Dusan Vlahovic, with Crystal Palace hoping to benefit from that deal by signing Eddie Nketiah.

Mikel Arteta is also said to be an admirer of Leicester star Youri Tielemans, while both Arsenal and Newcastle are being linked with former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Jonathan David continues to be mentioned in connection with a switch to the Premier League and Chelsea are stepping up their attempts to recall Emerson Palmieri from Lyon, while Folarin Balogun is leaving Arsenal for Middlesbrough on loan.

Philippe Coutinho, meanwhile, has been confirmed at Aston Villa.

Erling Haaland is set to make a decision over his Borussia Dortmund future soon and an apparently unhappy Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with Barcelona.

Follow the latest January transfer updates with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!

Latest news and rumours

  • Tottenham contact Lingard camp

  • Arsenal ready £58m Vlahovic move

  • Haaland set for crunch talks

  • Cristiano Ronaldo linked with Barcelona

  • Wijnaldum ‘not interested’ in Newcastle return

  • Arsenal boss Arteta ‘admires’ Tielemans’

  • Spurs demand higher Bergwijn fee

  • Conte makes Tottenham transfer recommendations

  • Aston Villa confirm Coutinho signing

Pablo Mari could leave Arsenal

22:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Udinese, who have lost a number of players to sister club Watford this season, have opened talks to sign Pablo Mari of Arsenal on loan.

The Italian club are believed to be ready to pay some of the Brazilian’s salary in an attempt to lure him to Serie A.

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Marcus Rashford doubts

20:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to The Daily Mail, Marcus Rashford is yet to open talks on a new deal with Manchester United.

The England international has only 18 months left on his deal at Old Trafford and, as a result, could feasibly become a target for other top teams around Europe.

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Confirmed: Aston Villa complete Philippe Coutinho deal

20:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Done and dusted!

Barcelona continue January activity

19:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona are prepared to send Yusuf Demir back to Rapid Wien after a short loan spell at the club.

The Xavi Hernandez rebuild continues.

Everton after El Ghazi

19:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to Paul Joyce, Everton are keen on a five-month loan deal for Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi,

To his credit, Rafa Benitez’s summer signings have been perhaps the most impressive thing about Everton thus far.

Faith in Benitez?

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Chris Wood set for Newcastle United move

19:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Newcastle look set to make their second signing of the PIF era by adding Chris Wood to the ranks.

The Burnley star is thought to have a release clause of around £20m, meaning Newcastle can bring him up to St James’ Park without the Clarets agreeing to sell.

A smart signing?

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Stoke lead race for Chelsea’s Baker

17:51 , George Flood

Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker could be about to revitalise his career in the Championship.

The Press Association report that play-off chasing Stoke are leading the race for the former England Under-21 midfielder, who could potentially leave Stamford Bridge on a free transfer this month.

Baker came off the bench in Chelsea’s 5-1 FA Cup win over non-league Chesterfield on Saturday - his first senior appearance for the club in a staggering eight years.

The 26-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has previously spent time out on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons, Vitesse, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Reading, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Trabzonspor.

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Wijnaldum ‘not interested’ in Newcastle return

17:37 , George Flood

Apologies to those Newcastle fans who were holding out hope regarding a January return for Georginio Wijnaldum.

Football Insider are now reporting that the former Liverpool midfielder is not interested in a switch back to St James’ Park this month.

There is plenty of Premier League interest in Wijnaldum, who has indicated his desire to return to the English top-flight after a disappointing spell following his summer move from Liverpool to Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in the Dutch international as they target midfield reinforcements.

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Tottenham make contact over Lingard

17:17 , George Flood

Jesse Lingard has been linked with a return to West Ham this month, but could he move to their London rivals instead?

According to football.london, Tottenham have made contact with the Manchester United midfield’s camp over a possible switch to N17.

Spurs are apparently open to a deal now, or they could wait to sign Lingard on a free transfer in the summer, when his current United deal expires.

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Balogun completes Middlesbrough medical

16:29 , George Flood

Folarin Balogun’s loan move to Middlesbrough is imminent.

The Championship club have won the race to sign Arsenal’s highly-rated young forward for the remainder of the season.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Balogun has now passed his medical on Teeside, with final paperworks set to be completed.

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West Ham still eyeing centre-back deal despite Zouma return

16:18 , George Flood

West Ham boss David Moyes says he’s still looking to add cover at centre-back this month despite Kurt Zouma‘s imminent return from injury, writes Jack Rosser.

The Hammers have been boosted by the news, revealed yesterday, that Zouma is set to return ahead of schedule from his hamstring injury sustained in early December against former club Chelsea.

It was expected that Zouma would be out until February, but the France international is now targeting a return against Manchester United next week.

Moyes, however, will also be without Angelo Ogbonna until the end of the season and is still on the hunt for a new face at the back.

“Kurt is doing well,” said Moyes. “I couldn’t give you an idea of exactly when he’s going to back but I have to say he is doing well and I am looking forward to getting him back shortly if I can.”

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Conte makes Tottenham transfer recommendations

15:58 , George Flood

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte has revealed he has made his recommendations to Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici for the January transfer window and says it is now down to the club to “take the best decisions”, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Conte asked the club for two months to assess the level of his squad and says he had a “good meeting” with Levy, the Spurs chairman, and managing director Paratici.

Among the players who could leave Spurs this month are Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele but Conte insisted he was counting on the Dutch forward, while refusing to publicly comment on Ndombele’s situation.

Conte placed the emphasis on Levy and Paratici to act on his recommendations in the market, saying the club would have “the last word” on transfers.

“We have spoken about the situation. It was a good meeting,” Conte said on Tuesday. “The owner [Levy] and Paratici started this season together.

“I arrived in the middle of the season and they know the situation much better than me. It was a good meeting to speak and tell them my thoughts after two months in Tottenham.”

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Crystal Palace in Nketiah talks

15:17 , George Flood

Crystal Palace have entered talks to sign Eddie Nketiah, but any potential deal could hinge on whether Arsenal sign Dusan Vlahovic, writes Jack Rosser.

Nketiah is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season and looks set to leave Emirates Stadium after turning down a new deal.

Palace tried to sign Nketiah last summer but the deal collapsed and they instead moved to bring in Odsonne Edouard in a £15million transfer from Celtic.

Eagles manager Patrick Vieira wants to revisit a move for the England Under-21 international but his departure from Arsenal would leave the Gunners short of striking options.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been frozen out since being stripped of the captaincy last month and Alexandre Lacazette is out of contract in the summer. Mikel Arteta will only sanction a deal for Nketiah if he can bring someone else in.

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Conte: Tottenham counting on Bergwijn

14:59 , George Flood

Antonio Conte has addressed those Steven Bergwijn to Ajax rumours at a press conference held before tomorrow’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.

“Honestly, Bergwijn he knows very well what I think about him,” the Italian said. “I consider him a player that can play in all three roles. As a No9 and as a No10. For sure, in my period at Tottenham, he was injured for a long time but I showed him that when he’s in a good physical condition, I gave him a chance to show he’s a good player.

“For sure, Bergwijn is a Tottenham player and he’s very close to coming back. After the game against Chelsea, he can start having training sessions with us. I count on him. He’s a player with different characteristics to Sonny, Lucas and Harry. He’s very good 1v1, he’s a creative player that we don’t have in our squad.”

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Arteta ‘admires’ Leicester star Tielemans

14:18 , George Flood

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is a fan of Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, reports suggest.

The Gunners are hoping to bolster their midfield ranks this month with numbers depleted by Covid, injuries, AFCON absences and the departure of Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

On a recent appearance on The Gooner Talk podcast, CBS journalist Ben Jacobs said: “I do know that Arteta admires Tielemans, so it is just one to watch to see if it gathers pace over the coming two or three weeks.”

Jacobs also appeared to rule out a move to Anfield for the Belgian international, adding: “He was speculatively linked with Liverpool a few months back, and there’s no truth in that whatsoever.”

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(REUTERS)

Marseille in talks with Arsenal over Kolasinac

14:09 , George Flood

Sead Kolasinac looks to be on his way out of Arsenal.

The Press Association report that Marseille are in talks over reuniting the Bosnian full-back with the likes of William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi at the Stade Velodrome.

Kolasinac is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season and it is said that any exit from north London this month will be permanent.

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Barcelona eye Neto replacement

13:35 , George Flood

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is set to leave the club with a replacement already being eyed for the Blaugrana bench.

Rayo Vallecano’s Macedonian shot-stopper Stole Dimitrievski is the preferred candidate, as reported by Sport.

Neto has received offers from his native Brazil and is looking to leave after a stint as back-up to Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Arsenal look for emergency loan deals amid midfield shortage

13:17 , George Flood

Arsenal will look to sign emergency loan players after Mikel Arteta’s squad was hit by injury and Covid issues.

Granit Xhaka tested positive ahead of the match at Nottingham Forest while Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu picked up injuries.

After Ainsley Maitland-Niles left for Roma, Albert Sambi Lokonga and young Charlie Patino are the only central midfielders fit.

In addition, Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Therefore The Sun report on plans to sign emergency cover on loan as soon as possible.

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Aston Villa pushing for Randolph deal

13:05 , George Flood

Aston Villa have enquired about the availability of West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph, writes Jack Rosser.

Steven Gerrard is looking for cover for first-choice ‘keeper Emiliano Martinez and has identified Randolph as a target, with the 34-year-old having fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Alphonse Areola at West Ham.

Areola, who signed on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, has played in the Europa League and domestic cup competitions, keeping six clean sheets, and is viewed as a long-term successor to Lukasz Fabianski.

West Ham also have a fourth senior ‘keeper, David Martin, on the books, meaning they would allow Randolph to make the switch to Villa Park.

Villa are backing Gerrard in the transfer market this month and have already completed the signing of former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on loan.

The Midlands club are also pressing ahead with a move for Everton full-back Lucas Dinge after West Ham deemed his current wages of up to £130,00 a week too high.

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Tottenham demand higher fee for Bergwijn

12:33 , George Flood

Ajax are expected to return with an improved bid for Tottenham‘s Steven Bergwijn after seeing an opening offer of €18million (around £15m) rejected by the Premier League club, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs will consider offers for Bergwijn this month but want to recoup closer to the £27m they paid PSV Eindhoven for the winger two years ago.

Bergwijn, 24, was the first permanent signing of Jose Mourinho’s tenure in January 2020 but could be the first departure under Antonio Conte, if Ajax return with a sufficiently improved offer.

Bergwijn, who was born in Amsterdam, came through the ranks at Ajax before joining their rivals PSV in 2011, and is thought to be open to a return to the Eredivisie champions after two frustrating years in the Premier League.

Spurs, however, would be reluctant to allow Bergwijn to leave until they have signed a replacement, particularly with Heung-min Son currently sidelined with a hamstring injury until at least the end of the month.

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Arsenal ready £58m Vlahovic swoop in bid to beat rivals

11:54 , George Flood

Standard Sport’s Jack Rosser has the very latest on Arsenal’s pursuit of Fiorentina marksman Dusan Vlahovic...

Arsenal are ready to press ahead with an ambitious move for Dusan Vlahovic.

The Gunners are working on deal worth around £58million to sign the Fiorentina forward, who has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe this season. Tottenham are also interested in the 21-year-old Serbia international, but Arsenal are ready to intensify talks in a bid to lure him to Emirates Stadium.

Vlahovic has scored 23 goals in 29 appearances for Fiorentina this season. He is reported to be demanding wages of up to £300,000 a week and it remains to be seen whether he would accept a move to Arsenal given they face major competition for the in-form marksman.

Juventus and Manchester City have also been linked with Vlahovic, but Arsenal hope to convince him of the project Mikel Arteta is building at the club.

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Tottenham in talks over £20m Traore deal

11:34 , George Flood

Tottenham are in talks with Wolves over a £20million deal for Adama Traore.

ESPN state that the club are confident of completing a deal for the winger, who could fit Antonio Conte’s system as a wing-back - much like Victor Moses did for his title-winning Chelsea team.

Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick wrote yesterday that former Wolves full-back Matt Doherty could yet enter the negotiations as a player-plus-cash option.

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Chelsea step up Emerson return talks

11:22 , George Flood

Chelsea are trying to negotiate a settlement to bring Emerson Palmieri back to the club this month, writes James Robson.

The Italy international is on a season-long loan at Lyon but the European champions hope to cut that deal short, with Thomas Tuchel fearing the season could be wrecked without reinforcements during the January transfer window.

The German is prioritising cover at left wing-back after Ben Chilwell was ruled out for the rest of the season with anterior cruciate ligament damage.

Recalling Emerson is his preferred option, despite interest in Everton’s Lucas Digne, who is now expected to complete a move to Aston Villa this month.

It could cost in the region of £3million to cancel Emerson’s contract with Lyon, but that would be significantly cheaper than bringing in a permanent signing, with prices in January traditionally inflated.

Read the full story here

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Juve seek Chiesa replacement

10:56 , Marc Mayo

A long-term injury to Federico Chiesa has forced Juventus into the market for a replacement winger.

Zenit Saint Petersburg’s Sardar Azmoun is said by Sky Sport Italia to be a prime option, with his contract expiring in the summer.

Despite his low transfer fee, the Russian club are still determined to sign a replacement of their own before sanctioning any sale.

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Rudiger offers on the table

10:47 , Marc Mayo

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have put their contracts on the table for Antonio Rudiger.

Wages of £110,000-a-week are named by Foot Mercato as both clubs’ package ahead of his contract expiration at Chelsea.

It is said that Madrid remains his ideal destination.

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Spurs take a look at young marksman

10:41 , Marc Mayo

Ramsgate forward Joshua Ajayi is on trial with Tottenham.

The Express detail the 19-year-old’s trip to North London for a week under their tutelage after his scoring feats in the Isthmian League South East this season.

Stevenage are one of several clubs keeping tabs on the attacker.

Liverpool enter Kounde battle

10:34 , Marc Mayo

Liverpool are reportedly ready to spend £75million on Sevilla defender Jules Kounde this month.

Real Madrid and Chelsea tracked the centre-back last summer but were put off by the price demanded by the Andalusians.

El Nacional claim that the Reds want to fork out his full release clause in the coming weeks, which Sevilla are keen to avoid.

But, should the Spanish club push for a summer switch, Liverpool are reportedly determined to negotiate a cut-price deal.

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Spurs leading Kessie race

10:14 , Marc Mayo

Franck Kessie wants £130,000-a-week to move to Tottenham - something the North London club are ready to pay.

Reports in Italy suggest talks over a contract renewal with AC Milan have collapsed due to an offer of £80,000-a-week for the Ivorian.

And SportItalia say Spurs are leading the race to snap him up when his deal expires in June.

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Age but a number for Japanese veteran

10:02 , Marc Mayo

Kazuyoshi Miura will continue his professional career into his 55th year this season after the former Japan international striker joined fourth-tier Suzuka Point Getters on loan from Yokohama FC.

Miura, who turns 55 next month, has joined the Japan Football League club following Yokohama's relegation to the second division at the end of last season.

Suzuka are managed by his brother, Yasutoshi, and the move sees Miura continue his career into a 37th season.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to play here and will do my best to contribute to the club on the pitch," Miura said in a statement.

Suzuka will be the 15th Miura's club. He played in Brazil, Japan, Italy, Croatia and Australia. Known as 'King Kazu', he became the oldest player to feature in the J-League in March last year at 54 years and 12 days when he came on as a late substitute against Urawa Reds.

Conte looks to Inter for new recruit

09:51 , Marc Mayo

Antonio Conte is considering a reunion with Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi.

The Italian has caught the eye of multiple Serie A teams in recent weeks and 90min add Spurs to the mix.

A loan-swap deal involving Tanguy Ndombele has even been mooted.

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The next big thing emerges

09:33 , Marc Mayo

Speaking of talented youngsters, Brazilian 15-year-old Endrick could be the next.

Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG are all said to have noted the player’s talents, according to R7.

A five-year contract at Palmeiras is on the table for his next birthday, including a big release clause.

City fail in Gavi bid

09:17 , Marc Mayo

Manchester City have missed out on the signing of Barcelona starlet Gavi.

After initial contact with the midfielder’s agent, he has informed City that he wants to remain at the Camp Nou after breaking into the senior team, as reported by El Nacional.

Gavi’s release clause is set at £41million.

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Henderson wants loan switch

09:06 , Marc Mayo

Dean Henderson is once again pushing at the Manchester United exit door.

The goalkeeper has been stuck on the bench for much of the season having recovered from long Covid.

According to MEN, Tottenham and Ajax are keeping an eye on his situation.

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Scottish starlet wanted across the land

08:51 , Marc Mayo

Several clubs are interested in Hamilton teenager Jamie Hamilton.

The 19-year-old has caught the eye of Liverpool, Brighton, Brentford, Newcastle, Burnley, plus Scottish and Championship sides.

Teamtalk claim the Reds are leading the race for the defender, who could replace Nat Phillips in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Oscar back in Europe?

08:43 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona could look to China for their next move in the market.

Former Chelsea player Oscar is said to be interesting the Spanish side, who could do with a replacement for the outgoing Philippe Coutinho.

However, the Brazilian is reportedly on £563,000-a-week wages at Shanghai Port.

According to Brazilian journalist Marcelo Bechler, early contact has been made by Barcelona to gauge a deal.

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Wijnaldum on the Gunners’ radar

08:27 , Marc Mayo

Georginio Wijnaldum is an option to bolster Arsenal’s squad, according to Spanish site Fichajes.

The Dutchman is not a regular at Paris Saint-Germain and is available for around £15million.

Newcastle are also said to be keen on re-signing their former player.

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Arsenal learn Vlahovic demands

08:15 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal will have to pay Dusan Vlahovic wages of £300,00-a-week to secure the Fiorentina star.

In addition, his Serie A club are wanting around £58million as a transfer fee amid heavy interest in a major deal.

Although the striker will not sign a new Fiorentina contract past his 2023 expiry date, the Mail report on some heavy demands that could scupper the Gunners’ bid.

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Barcelona an option for Ronaldo

07:59 , Marc Mayo

It would “not be strange” to see Cristiano Ronaldo sign for Barcelona this summer.

That is according to Sport, who report on why the Manchester United star could end up at the Camp Nou in the coming months.

Said to be concerned about his future at Old Trafford, the veteran has held talks with agent Jorge Mendes over his next steps.

And the Spanish outlet detail how his representative’s good relationship with the Barcelona board could lead to talks over a move, with Xavi desperate for a new goalscorer.

Crucially, this rumour isn’t an April Fool’s joke!

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(AP)

Dortmund set for Haaland showdown

07:49 , Marc Mayo

Erling Haaland will be joined by agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge for crunch talks with Borussia Dortmund in the coming days.

According to German outlet Sport Bild, the club are hoping to learn the striker’s decision on his future by the end of February.

Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona are just some of the European giants looking to swoop for the Norwegian, who currently has a £63million release clause that can be triggered in the summer.

Dortmund have not given up hope however, with factors such as special privileges, the chance to become a club legend and a £300,000-a-week contract offer used in their plan to persuade Haaland to stay.

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Good morning!

07:47 , Marc Mayo

Welcome to another big day in the January transfer market - let’s get started!

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