Live Blog

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Chelsea plotting club-record bid for Haaland

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world

Updated
Erling Haaland Dortmund 2020-21
Getty Images

Moyes hints at no West Ham January signings

2021-01-18T23:00:20Z

David Moyes has suggested he may keep his powder dry at West Ham in the January transfer window.

The Hammers boss is fearful of making a wrong move in January and may not spend until the summer.

"What I don't want to do, I don't want to spend and waste my money, take a wage up bringing a player in, spend big money and find that actually, I've got it wrong," he told the Evening Standard. "I'd rather I waited and got someone who might be available in the summer."

Maldini confirms Tomorti chase

2021-01-18T22:30:15Z

Paolo Maldini has confirmed AC Milan have been chasing Fikayo Tomori since the summer.

The defender is on the brink of sealing a loan switch, and it is the culmination of a lengthy chase.

Read the full story on Goal!

Villa in talks with Marseille for Sanson

2021-01-18T22:00:34Z

Aston Villa are in talks with Marseille over a £15m ($20.3m / €16.8m) deal for Morgan Sanson.

Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas said at the weekend that there was English interest in the midfielder, and the Telegraph has confirmed it is Villa who are making the move - driven by sporting director Johan Lange.

Torreira will make decision on his future

2021-01-18T21:30:22Z

Edu has insisted Arsenal will make whatever decision is best for Lucas Torreira, as talks continue with Atletico Madrid.

The player has had little playing time on loan at Atletico and has offers from other clubs. Edu says the player's desire will be the deciding factor.

Read the full story on Goal!

Alena says decision to join Getafe was 'easy'

2021-01-18T21:00:14Z

Carles Alena has said it was “a very easy decision” after joining Getafe on loan from Barcelona for the remainder of the season.

Giampaolo departs Torino

2021-01-18T20:30:27Z

Torino have sacked manager Marco Giampaolo

 

NYCFC make bid for $10 million Portuguese winger

2021-01-18T20:00:26Z

New York City FC have made a $10 million (£7.4m) bid to sign Francisco Cervi, Record reports.

Cervi has 20 goals and 26 assists in 157 all-time appearances for Benfica, having also earned four caps for Argentina.

Both FC Dallas and Orlando City have also been linked to Cervi in recent weeks. 

'Ozil will be always remembered as the assist king'

2021-01-18T19:40:36Z

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has paid an emotional tribute to team-mate Mesut Ozil ahead of the midfielder’s move to Fenerbahce.

Mustafi hailed Ozil as the "assist king" as the midfielder prepares for his much-discussed Arsenal departure.

Read the full story on Goal!

QPR goalkeeper heads to Burton on loan

2021-01-18T19:20:33Z

QPR goalkeeper Dillon Barnes has joined Burton Albion on loan, the clubs announced.

Barnes will spend the rest of the season on loan and is expected to fight for a starting place.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper signed for QPR in 2019 and spent the first half of this season on loan at Hibernian.

Salah eases Liverpool exit fears

2021-01-18T19:00:01Z

Mohamed Salah says his future lies “in the hands of the club” at Liverpool.

The Egyptian star says his plan is to remain at Anfield for “as long as I can”, despite ongoing links to Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Read the full story on Goal!

Mainz sign midfielder from Frankfurt

2021-01-18T18:40:26Z

Mainz have signed midfielder Dominik Kohr from Frankfurt, the clubs announced.

The move will begin as an initial loan through July, with Kohr then making the move permanent on a deal that runs through 2024.

Kohr has previously played for Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg before joining Frankfurt in 2019.

D.C. United hire head coach

2021-01-18T18:20:10Z

D.C. United have hired Hernan Losada as the club's new head coach.

The club announced on Monday that Losada will head to MLS from Belgian First Division side, Beerschot, where managed since 2019.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to join D.C. United and to write a new chapter of success with this storied club,” Losada said. “I believe in playing every match to win and in my opinion the best way to do this is to create as many scoring chances as possible every time we step onto the field, through high-energy, vertical attacking soccer. I am looking forward to entertaining our fans and competing."

Striker signing will fire City to the title - Richards

2021-01-18T18:00:28Z

Micah Richards feels signing a striker in January will propel Manchester City to the Premier League title.

"I think they need a striker, just to put the icing on the cake,” the former City defender said. “And if they get a striker in January, I'll still say Manchester City."

Read the full story on Goal!

Hull sign Crowley on loan

2021-01-18T17:30:07Z

Hull have signed Daniel Crowley from Birmingham.

 

Inter Miami confirm Neville appointment

2021-01-18T17:00:57Z

Phil Neville has been confirmed as the new coach of Inter Miami.

He stepped down from his role with the England's women's team and has now been unveiled with the MLS side.

Read the full story on Goal!

Huntelaar undergoing Schalke medical

2021-01-18T16:36:24Z

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is undergoing a medical at Schalke ahead of a move to the club from Ajax.

The forward, who will retire at the end of the season, has answered an SOS from the club who are in trouble at the foot of the Bundesliga.

The 37-year-old has agreed terms and is undergoing a medical, according to Sport 1, ahead of the signing of his contract.

‘Great players like Messi will always be on PSG’s list’

2021-01-18T16:00:00Z

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has admitted that “great players like Lionel Messi” will always be of interest to the Ligue 1 giants, while he remains optimistic on new contracts being agreed with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Leonardo has told France Football: "“Great players like Messi will always be on PSG's list. But this is of course not the time to talk about it, or to dream about it."

Read the full story on Goal!

Lionel Messi Barcelona 2020-21 PSG
Getty/Goal

Mengi has options to leave Man Utd

2021-01-18T15:30:00Z

Highly-rated Manchester United defender Teden Mengi is attracting loan interest, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Dylan Levitt could be another academy star to leave Old Trafford in January, with Championship and League One clubs asking questions of the Red Devils.

‘Liverpool may need loans as top talent won’t want move’

2021-01-18T15:15:00Z

Liverpool may have to dip into the loan market during the January transfer window says Glen Johnson, with the former Reds defender doubting that a proven centre-half can be acquired by Jurgen Klopp.

Johnson told Sky Sports: "The problem is for Liverpool that if they try to sign someone, whoever comes through the door is going to know that they are third, fourth or even fifth choice come eight months’ time. What player at the top of his game is going to want to do that?"

Read the full story on Goal!

West Brom keen on Carvalho

2021-01-18T15:00:00Z

West Brom are the latest side to be linked with a move to bring William Carvalho to the Premier League.

The Portugal international midfielder, who is currently at Real Betis, has registered on the radar of a number of English teams in the past and the Daily Mail reports that the Baggies have now joined the race.

Inter reluctant to loan Eriksen to Spurs

2021-01-18T14:30:00Z

Inter are, according The Guardian, reluctant to sanction a loan return to Tottenham for Christian Eriksen.

They are keen to part with the Danish playmaker after seeing him struggle in Inter, but a retracing of steps to north London 12 months after a high-profile switch was made would be embarrassing for all concerned.

Solskjaer wants to keep Lingard at Man Utd

2021-01-18T14:00:00Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to keep Jesse Lingard at Manchester United beyond the end of the current transfer window - according to ESPN.

The 28-year-old is determined to leave Old Trafford in search of regular minutes, but the Red Devils head coach is hoping to persuade him, to stay put amid this season's congested fixture schedule.

Lingard has only appeared in three games for United in 2020-21, and has been linked with the likes of Inter Milan, Nice, Tottenham Hotspur, Sheffield United and West Ham United.

Jesse Lingard, Manchester United 2020-21
Getty

Brighton sell O’Hora to MK Dons

2021-01-18T13:39:09Z

Stiller to join Bayern at the end of the season

2021-01-18T13:17:00Z

Everton, Arsenal & Man City still tracking Lamptey

2021-01-18T12:30:00Z

Everton, Arsenal and Manchester City are all still tracking Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey - according to The Athletic.

The Premier League trio have not been put off a potential move for the 20-year-old despite the fact he committed his future to the Seagulls through to 2025 last week.

Lamptey, who began his professional career at Chelsea, has featured in 11 top-flight games for Brighton this season, scoring once.

Tariq Lamptey Brighton 2020-21
Getty

Poland part ways with head coach Brzeczek

2021-01-18T11:59:59Z

What legacy does Ozil leave behind at Arsenal?

2021-01-18T11:30:00Z

It is somewhat fitting that in what has proved to be Mesut Ozil’s final game for Arsenal, he was on hand to set up the winning goal.

As supporters filed away from the Emirates Stadium after that 2-1 success against West Ham last March, no-one would have predicted that the cushioned header that allowed Alexandre Lacazette to fire home would be the last of the German’s 54 assists in the Premier League.

Ozil seemed to be enjoying his football again under Mikel Arteta. He had started every single one of the 10 games that the Spaniard had overseen in the league having been appointed as Unai Emery’s successor.

Read the full article on Goal.

‘Man Utd two players short amid Sancho & Ramos talk’

2021-01-18T11:00:00Z

Manchester United remain two players short of being regular Premier League title challengers, claims Gary Neville, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told he needs a right winger and another centre-half amid ongoing talk of interest in Jadon Sancho and Sergio Ramos.

Neville has told Sky Sports: "A centre-back that gets them up the pitch that 10 yards, and a right winger, they are the two positions I'd focus on."

Read the full story on Goal!

Jadon Sancho Sergio Ramos
Getty

Palace pondering move for Mateta

2021-01-18T10:45:00Z

Crystal Palace are considering an approach for Mainz 05 striker Jean-Philippe Mateta, reports The Independent.

Roy Hodgson wants to add more firepower to his ranks after seeing Belgian forwards Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi struggle for goals this season.

‘Salah might want Real Madrid or Barcelona on his CV’

2021-01-18T10:30:00Z

Mohamed Salah may want “Barcelona or Real Madrid on his CV” says Jamie Carragher, with the Liverpool legend aware that the threat of £100 million ($136m) bids from Spain hang over the Egyptian superstar at Anfield.

Carragher said in The Mirror: "Mo Salah is definitely one of those players who would look at his career and maybe want Barcelona or Real Madrid on his CV."

Read the full story on Goal!

Bournemouth agree Wilshere deal

2021-01-18T10:16:12Z

Bournemouth have, according to Sky Sports, agreed a short-term deal with Jack Wilshere.

The former Arsenal midfielder, who has previously spent time on loan with the Cherries, has been a free agent since severing ties with West Ham.

Valencia return on the cards for Mata

2021-01-18T10:00:00Z

Juan Mata could head back to Valencia at the end of the season, claims The Guardian.

The World Cup winner has spent 10 years in England with Chelsea and Manchester United, but a return to his roots could now be on the cards.

Juan Mata Manchester United 2020-21
Getty Images

Arsenal lining up offer for Solomon

2021-01-18T09:30:00Z

Arsenal are lining up a bid for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon, according to the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old has previously been linked with Manchester City, but Emirates Stadium could be his next port of call if a move to the Premier League is made.

Benevento interested in ex-Inter striker Eder

2021-01-18T09:00:00Z

Ex-Inter striker Eder is the subject of interest from Benevento - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 34-year-old is currently plying his trade in China with Jiangsu Suning, but the 11th-placed Serie A outfit are willing to offer him the chance to return to Italy.

Eder played for Inter between 2016 and 2018, scoring 14 goals in 86 matches across all competitions.

 

Barca, PSG & Juve chasing Bellerin

2021-01-18T08:30:00Z

Arsenal defender in high demand

Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are all chasing the signature of Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin - according to Calcio Mercato.

All three clubs have shown an interest in the 25-year-old, whose current contract at Emirates Stadium is due to expire in 2023.

A bidding war between three European powerhouses could erupt at the end of the season, with Camp Nou thought to be Bellerin's most likely next destination due to his past stint in their La Masia academy.

Hector Bellerin Arsenal 2020-21
Getty Images

Chelsea plotting club-record bid for Haaland

2021-01-18T08:14:32Z

Blues target prolific Norwegian forward

Chelsea are plotting a club-record bid for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland - according to The Athletic.

The Norway international has a €75 million (£67m/$91m) release clause in his current contract, but it doesn't become active until 2022, meaning BVB will likely demand a much higher fee for a prized asset before sanctioning his departure this year.

However, Chelsea have identified Haaland as a priority target with Frank Lampard eager to add a top forward to his ranks to boost his side's chances of competing for Premier League and Champions League honours.

Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund 2020-21, Champions League
Getty

West Ham submit €30m offer for Sevilla frontman En-Nesyri

2021-01-18T07:46:02Z

West Ham submitted a €30 million (£26m/$36m) offer for Sevilla frontman Youssef En-Nesyri at the weekend - according to The Athletic.

It is understood that the Spanish outfit rejected the opening bid, but talks between the two clubs over a potential January deal remain ongoing.

En-Nesyri has scored eight goals in 17 La Liga appearances for Sevilla this season.

Youssef En-Nesyri Rennes Sevilla Champions League 08122020
Getty

Milan closing in on loan deal for Chelsea's Tomori

2021-01-18T07:30:00Z

Milan are closing in on a deal that will see them sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on loan until the end of the season with a purchase option of £25 million ($34m), Goal can confirm.

Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan had been the Rossoneri’s primary target, but the Frenchman, who is also a target of RB Leipzig, needs surgery and will be sidelined for around two months.

Milan have been following 23-year-old Tomori for some time and only a few details of the deal need to be confirmed before the transfer is made official.

Read the full story here.

Norwich to sign Giannoulis

2021-01-18T05:00:35Z

Norwich City are set to bring in Greece international Dimitris Giannoulis, reports Sky Sports

The defender will arrive at Carrow Road from PAOK on an initial loan deal, with the option to make him a permanent signing for £6.2 million should they win promotion.

Losada acknowledges DC United arrival

2021-01-18T04:00:05Z

Hernan Losada admitted that he is close to joining DC United as the MLS club's head coach. 

“If I had been able to choose, I would, of course, rather have said goodbye after the season," the current Lierse boss stated, per the Washington Post.

"I don’t like to get out of something in the middle, but there was no other way now. It’s a new challenge.

“What made me choose? First and foremost, I think it is a dream for many coaches to work in MLS. I also have to realize that such an opportunity does not come every day.”

Marseille set to sign Milik

2021-01-18T03:00:34Z

Otavio signs pre-contract deal with Milan

2021-01-18T02:00:53Z

Horta find Victor Valdes replacement

2021-01-18T01:00:51Z

Fourth-tier Spanish side Horta have announced who will replace Victor Valdes as coach, with Jesús Mariano Angoy taking over from the ex-Barcelona keeper.

Juve & Spurs consider Di Maria bid

2021-01-17T23:55:54Z

The Argentine is a fixture in Pochettino's PSG line-up

Juventus and Tottenham are both interested in signing Angel Di Maria, according to Don Balon

The Argentine, who knows Spurs boss Jose Mourinho well from his Real Madrid days, is nevertheless considered a key part of the Paris Saint-Germain set-up by Mauricio Pochettino, who has started his compatriot in the club's last four outings.

Angers PSG Angel Di Maria Ligue 1
Getty

Tevez weighs up Boca future

2021-01-17T23:45:44Z

Boca Juniors star Carlos Tevez is considering his options following his side's Copa Libertadores exit, reports Infobae

The striker's contract expires in June, but he could walk away before then or even retire from football altogether in the coming days.

Benatia set for Serie A return

2021-01-17T23:35:15Z

Allardyce predicts '250 enquiries' for West Brom

2021-01-17T23:25:22Z

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce is anticipating a whirlwind of transfer talk for his side in January.

The Baggies will make "maybe 250 enquiries", Allardyce said, per BBC Sport, in the hope of signing "three or four good players".