Football transfer news and rumours LIVE 2019-20 - 11th Jan' 2020

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 12, 2020 00:07 IST

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00:07 (IST)12 JAN 2020

Barcelona want Xavi's response to their offer by Sunday

Xavi could replace Ernesto Valverde by the end of this month

According to Marca, Barcelona have given Xavi until Sunday to respond to their offer of managing the club. The Catalans had approached their former player and offered him the opportunity to take over the reins of the first team from Ernesto Valverde, who has struggled to impress again this season. Even though it is the player’s dream to manage the Blaugrana one day, Xavi is under no rush to come to a decision at the moment.

It is believed that Barcelona have offered him a two and a half year deal, provided he takes charge of the team immediately. However, the Spaniard will also have the option to take charge of Barcelona in the summer, in which case, he will have a 2 year deal on the table. He is currently in charge of Al-Sadd, and Barcelona will have to negotiate with the Qatar based side after completing personal negotiations with their former player.

23:42 (IST)11 JAN 2020

Ashley Young agrees to personal terms with Inter Milan

Ashley Young has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan

Ashley Young has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan, according to acclaimed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. The Manchester United player had received an offer from the Nerazzurri and it now seems that his long association with the Red Devils might be coming to an end. If reports are to be believed, Young has been offered a deal until the summer of 2021.

The Englishman has dropped down the pecking order under Solskjaer in recent times, even though the Norwegian has entrusted him with the
armband this season. Young desires to have regular football under his belt at the moment and if the Serie A giants could manage to negotiate with the Red Devils, he could leave Old Trafford in the winter itself.

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20:50 (IST)11 JAN 2020

AC Milan want to replace Pepe Reina with Asmir Begovic

Asmir Begovic in Bournemouth colours

AC Milan are targeting Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as a replacement for Pepe Reina, Sky Sports reports. The Spaniard is all set to join Aston Villa on loan and that means Milan are searching for a back up for Gianluigi Donnarumma in the squad. And their quest has led them to Begovic, who is just back from a loan deal himself.

The Bosnia & Herzegovina international spent the first half of the season at FK Qarabag in Azerbaijan and is now back at the Dean Court. However, his stay might be cut short as Milan attempt to bring him to the Serie A. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has admitted in his Friday press conference that Begovic could head out on loan again.

20:07 (IST)11 JAN 2020

Reinier completes medical at Real Madrid

Reinier(c) has competed his medical at Real Madrid

Brazilian teenage sensation Reinier has completed his medical at Real Madrid and is expected to put pen to paper on a six and a half year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, Marca reports. The Brazilian will join Los Blancos on his 18th birthday, which falls on the 19th of this month. The Spanish giants will be paying Flamengo €30m for the teenager, who will only be reaching the Spanish capital on the 9th of next month.

Ideally, Los Blancos would have wanted Reinier to join immediately but the youngster is currently involved in Brazil’s quest for qualification for the Tokyo games. When he does arrive at Santiago Bernabeu, though, the Brazilian will be drafted into the youth team. Reinier will continue his development at Real Madrid Castilla but will be monitored closely by Zinedine Zidane and his coaching team.

17:29 (IST)11 JAN 2020

Inter Milan will continue talks with Christian Eriksen this weekend

Inter Milan will continue talks with Christian Eriksen's agent

Inter Milan are scheduled to meet with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen’s agent his weekend, Sky Sports reports. The Serie A side are  interested in brining the Danish midfielder to Italy and already met witht the player’s representatives on Friday to propose an offer for Eriksen. The player will be out of contract in the summer and might be available for the correct price in the winter transfer window.

The Nerazzurri are currently the favourites to land the Dane, as Manchester United, who have been linked with the player in the summer, ruled themselves out of the race for his signature. The Red Devils are in the search for midfielders but will not pursue the Spurs man.

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16:24 (IST)11 JAN 2020

Manchester United interested in Wolves striker Raul Jimenez

Manchester United are interested in Raul Jimenez

Manchester United are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez, according to Sky Sports, however, a deal in January might  be difficult to complete. The Mexican joined Wolves from Benfica in the summer of 2018, initially on loan and impressed with his performance  on the pitch. His deal was made permanent last year and since then, Jimenez has been indispensable for the club.

As such, Wolves might not be ready to part with the Mexican in the winter transfer window. However, the Red Devils are buoyed by the fact that the player is open to a move away from Molineux; in an interview with Marca, Jimenez had admitted that he wanted to improve and that a move  would depend on whether the conditions are favorable for all parties involved.

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12:05 (IST)11 JAN 2020

Tottenham attempt to hijack West Ham United’s deal for Gedson Fernandes
Tottenham have entered the race to sign Gedson Fernandes

Tottenham Hotspur have made an offer for Gedson Fernandes of Benfica at the eleventh hour, Sky Sports reports. Spurs are attempting to wrestle him away from the clutches of West Ham United, who already have an agreement in place for the Portuguese midfielder. The Hammers had proposed an 18-month loan deal, with an obligation to buy for £33m, depending on the amount of playing time. The player was preparing to move to London Stadium, but Spurs have added a new dimension to the situation now.

With the recent injury to Moussa Sissoko ruling him out for 3 months, the Lilywhites are in the market for a new midfielder and they believe that Fernandes fits the bill. The 21-year-old already has a similar loan offer on the table from Chelsea, abet with a higher obligation to buy clause, and has been offered an 18-month loan deal by Spurs as well.

10:02 (IST)11 JAN 2020

Manchester United interested in Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes could join Manchester United this month

According to Portuguese journalist Filipe Dias, Manchester United are working on a deal to bring Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford. The Red Devils were interested in the player in the summer, but a move never materialized. However, Dias now reveals that Sporting could be forced to sell the Portuguese owing to financial problems.

There were reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan had watched Fernandes during Sporting’s game against Porto last weekend, but the Norwegian refused to shed light on the matter in his Friday press conference. A bid of €70m from Tottenham Hotspur was rejected by the Portuguese club in the summer, but Dias says, the player could be available for a similar amount this month. He also mentioned that Fernandes likes Manchester United and would be open to a move to Old Trafford.

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08:11 (IST)11 JAN 2020

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