Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe Transfer news and rumours (January 1st 2018)

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Hello and welcome to the first transfer live blog of the month!


00:00 (IST)2 JAN 2018

That's all for today. Join us back tomorrow for more updates. Ciao! 

23:58 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits he is open to doing some business in the January transfer window. He told Sky Sports: "If there is a chance and there’s something we think will fit us and help us then we will certainly look to operate in the market."

23:33 (IST)1 JAN 2018

23:27 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Lukaku update

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku ruled out for one week says Jose Mourinho 

22:29 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Madrid want Kane

Real Madrid will offer 28-year-old Gareth Bale in a £150m player-plus-cash deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.


22:17 (IST)1 JAN 2018

22:01 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Ronaldo wants to move to United

No transfer window is complete without Ronaldo and Manchester United rumours. The Reds are eyeing a Cristiano Ronaldo 'homecoming' after he had a bust-up with Real Madrid officials.


21:49 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has left the door open to January signings but stresses he has to assess his injury-plagued squad before entering the market.

Speaking after the Cherries’ 2-2 draw at Brighton, Howe told Sky Sports: “First and foremost we need to see what our injury situation is and what players will be out. Once we know more on that we can make the right decision.”

21:05 (IST)1 JAN 2018

United linked with Lucas Moura

According to a French outlet,  Manchester United have made contact with PSG over a potential deal for winger Lucas Moura. It is believed that Moura is holding off signing for Chinese club Hebei Fortune, as he wants to stay in Europe.


20:53 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Brighton manager Chris Hughton refused to be drawn on whether Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is a target in the transfer window. When asked about a potential move for Dembele, Hughton told Sky Sports: "No, I'm very aware of the speculation. Certainly, at this moment that's all that it is."

20:19 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Everton target Steven N'Zonzi is set for talks with Sevilla over his future at the club.

20:19 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, 26, ​is expected to complete his move to Everton this week in a deal worth £7.5m

20:19 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Tottenham are in no rush to agree a new contract with defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, despite his current deal allowing him to leave in the summer of 2019 for £25m

19:58 (IST)1 JAN 2018

No Coutinho in Liverpool squad

Here's some team news that will do little to quell rumours that Philippe Coutinho could be on his way to Barcelona this month - Jurgen Klopp has not named the Brazilian in his matchday squad to face Burnley today.

19:48 (IST)1 JAN 2018

United want Dybala

Manchester United are interested in signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus. The Reds are hoping that midfielder Paul Pogba can help persuade the 24-year old to sign for the club.


19:35 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Marco Asensio threatens to quit

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio threatens to quit and join Manchester United. Asensio has offers on the table from Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG.


18:43 (IST)1 JAN 2018

 Liverpool will go to court over the fact that Nike, Barcelona's kit supplier, announced the arrival of Coutinho to Barcelona.

A page on their site claimed you could buy a Barcelona kit with Philippe Coutinho's name on the back. It has since been taken down.

18:27 (IST)1 JAN 2018


Mauro Icardi has eyes for Manchester United if he decides to leave Inter. While Icardi currently feels committed to the club as it chases a Serie A title, he is considering his options for the future. According to the report, playing for Jose Mourinho, the former manager of Inter, is a dream for the attacker.

18:17 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Leicester striker Islam Slimani is a man in demand - with both Newcastle and Watford keen on the £30m striker

18:16 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Eden Hazard on the move?

Eden Hazard could be one step closer to the Stamford Bridge exit door after Real Madrid put in a £120m bid for the Chelsea forward. 

18:14 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Ronaldo as a movie star?

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he has dreams of a career in the movie industry once he decides to retire from football.

18:12 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Marseille are contemplating a move for Crystal Palace full-back Pape Souare

18:12 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Leon Goretzka signs pre-contract with Bayern Munich

According to various reports, Goretzka has signed a pre-contract with Bayern and will join the club this summer for free after his contract expires. 

18:09 (IST)1 JAN 2018

18:08 (IST)1 JAN 2018

West Brom boss Alan Pardew says the club are yet to make a decision on the future of defender Jonny Evans but admits that changes will be made to the squad.

18:07 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Arsenal target Luiz

Arsenal are said to be leading the pack in the race to sign out-of-favour Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazil international has struggled for a start at Stamford Bridge and the Gunners are among those interested in taking him on.


18:05 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Manchester United interested in Joao Mario

Manchester United want to bring in Inter Milan's Joao Mario to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho wants to sign the 24-year-old with Henrikh Mkhitaryan looking set to travel the other way after losing his first-team place.


18:03 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Pep Guardiola expects Sanchez to stay

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal beyond the January transfer window. City attempted to sign Sanchez in the summer, launching a £60m bid on August's Deadline Day, but the Gunners refused to let him leave because they could not land Monaco's Thomas Lemar

18:01 (IST)1 JAN 2018

West Ham have been told they will have to pay £40m to land Swansea defender Alfie Mawson

18:01 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Southampton are pushing to sign Theo Walcott on an initial loan deal from Arsenal

18:00 (IST)1 JAN 2018

Adrien Silva joins Leicester City

Leicester have completed the registration of Adrien Silva with Fifa. The Foxes wanted to sign him in the summer but registration process took too long and the deal fell through.

17:57 (IST)1 JAN 2018

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The Winter Transfer Window is officially open and clubs are busy finalising the deals. Without much ado, let us get to business
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