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Football Rumours on Wednesday 27th January 2021

last updated Wednesday 27th January 2021, 9:16 AM


  • Martin Odegaard has completed a medical at Arsenal ahead of a loan move from Real Madrid.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal are up against Barca for the signature of Manchester City's 21-year-old Spanish centre-back Eric Garcia, who is set to move as a free agent in the summer.
    (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Paris St-Germain's 32-year-old Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria, who is available on a free transfer this summer.

  • Tottenham have been linked with a move for 29-year-old Napoli and Serbia centre-back Nikola Maksimovic, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
    (Spazio Napoli)

  • PSG still hope to sign Spurs and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, on loan for the rest of the season. Spurs are considering Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany playmaker Florian Neuhaus, 23, as a replacement.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham's Dele Alli has sat out training for the last two days as attempts to negotiate a loan move to PSG intensify ahead of the transfer window's close on Monday.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Alli wants to join his former boss Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, however Spurs will not let him leave until they have identified a replacement.

  • New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has RB Leipzig and France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, at the top of his list of targets.

  • Frank Lampard's sacking as manager has also left West Ham United feeling confident that Chelsea's interest in 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice will end.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Blues remain determined to sign Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20.
    (Daily Mail)

  • While Newcastle may be losing their fight for Manchester United's Jesse Lingard, they are in a good position to make a move for Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United could move for Hoffenheim's 21-year-old Austria midfielder Christoph Baumgartner in the summer.

  • However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not expecting any arrivals before the January transfer deadline.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Borussia Dortmund will reportedly consider offloading Manchester United transfer priority Jadon Sancho but not Chelsea target Erling Haaland.

  • Leicester City are increasingly hopeful of signing long-term target James Tarkowski from Burnley this summer. The 28-year-old England defender has 17 months left on his contract and is yet to recommit to the Clarets, who have previously rejected bids from the Foxes and West Ham.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Bayer Leverkusen have agreed personal terms with Leicester's English forward Demarai Gray. Crystal Palace and Marseille are also interested in signing the 24-year-old.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 30, is expected to stay at Crystal Palace despite interest from West Bromwich Albion.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Eagles are prepared to offer Benteke a new deal at Selhurst Park to discourage clubs from making an offer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman is set to be the first player to leave since Lampard's exit, with the Ghana international, 26, poised to join Greek side PAOK Salonika on loan.

  • Manchester United and Manchester City are in a race to agree terms with 18-year-old Palmeiras forward Gabriel Veron. Both clubs are in negotiations with the Brazilian, with Barcelona unlikely to be able act on their interest.

  • Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is set to leave Old Trafford on loan.; Club Bruges and Alaves are interested in the 19-year-old Uruguayan, who joined the Red Devils from Penarol in October.

  • Everton are in competition with Italian side Parma for the signature of 19-year-old Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee. Everton are thought to have offered to take the Netherlands youth international on loan with an option to buy set at more than £8.9m.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Burnley remain interested in the Toffees' English right-back Jonjoe Kenny, 23.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Aston Villa have completed the signing of Morgan Sanson from Marseille on a four-and-a-half-year deal, subject to international clearance.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Celtic have stepped up their attempts to secure a pre-contract agreement with Preston North End defender Ben Davies, 25.
    (Lancashire Post)

  • AC Milan's Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio, 30, will have a medical on Wednesday before a move to Serie A rivals Lazio.


  • Santi Cazorla has opened the door to an Arsenal return as a coach under the management of Mikel Arteta.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Steve Bruce says he has seen enough in games against Leeds and Aston Villa to make him believe Newcastle will avoid relegation, despite his side losing both matches.
    (Sky Sports)


  • UEFA are still aiming for a full 12-venue Euro 2020, even if crowds are at a mere 25 per cent, although there is an acceptance that some venues may drop out.


  • Raul Jimenez is poised to make a remarkable return to action this season despite suffering a fractured skull that could have put his career in jeopardy.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The Football Association expect to have the shortlist of candidates for their vacant chairmanship position finalised this week.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Boris Johnson is increasingly likely to ban gambling firm sponsors on football shirts by the autumn amid rising unease in Government over betting addiction.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Jack Wilshere marked his return to Bournemouth with a goal as the Cherries reached the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Crawley.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Cash-strapped Barcelona ‘on verge of bankruptcy’ after racking up £1BILLION debt… and still owe £173m in transfers.

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